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Congaree National Park to conduct controlled burns

Congaree National Park Photo Congaree National Park plans to complete a controlled burn on approximately 680 acres of park woodlands during the month of April or early May. The purpose of prescribed fire is to reduce hazardous fuels and the threat of wildfire to park resources and neighbors, enhance habitat for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and restore fire in the…

US Rep. Joe Wilson to hold 2 Veterans Fairs for jobs

US Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2) will hold two Veterans Fairs, one in the Aiken-Barnwell area and one in the Midlands, to bring potential employers and federal agencies in direct contact with veterans. Aiken-Barnwell Veterans Fair Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. USCA Business and Education Building 471 University Parkway Aiken, South Carolina 29801 Midlands Veterans Fair Thursday,…

Town of Lexington Announces “Lexington Live” Concert Series

Icehouse Amphitheater in January. (Photo by Terry Ward) The Town of Lexington hosts “Lexington Live” Spring Concert Series presented by Lexington Medical Center. The concerts will take place at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.), which was just named the 2017 Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) Achievement Award winner. All concerts are on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. April…

Aiden Lane to open in Lexington in July

The new store will open July 2017 and will carry the new line of Aiden Lane, along with other on-trend ladies apparel and accessories. Affordables Apparel, which began in Charleston, aims to offer an incredible selection of handpicked women’s apparel and accessories at an affordable price, while providing each visitor with the best possible shopping experience. The newest line for…

28-unit Townhouse building planned for BullStreet development

Rendering Submitted. Described as an urban, residential redevelopment in the heart of downtown Columbia, the Moore Company has announced in a release Thursday, the first for-sale residential project at BullStreet. It’s called Columbia’s largest urban redevelopment community, conveniently located within one mile of the S.C. State House and USC. It has been coined TownPark at BullStreet. “The development will consist…

USC’s St. Thomas More presenting Living Stations of the Cross at Statehouse

Living Stations of the Cross 2016 (Photo Contributed) St. Thomas More Catholic Student Center at USC is presenting the Living Stations of the Cross. It will be presented on Wednesday (April 12) beginning at 6 p.m. on the Statehouse steps. The annual procession, led by a student bearing a cross four days before Easter, is a chance for participants ―…

West Columbia lists road closings due to flooding

Cones in place to block Sunset Boulevard eastbound lane at 12th Street. (Terry Ward Photos) The City of West Columbia advises all motorists to avoid the following roads as they are closed due to flooding: Highway 378 at 12th Street Kleckley Drive Hummingbird Drive Cofield Drive at Terrace View Drive Carpenter Street at Court Avenue State Street Alexander Road at…

SCE&G prepares crews for severe weather, issues emergency information

Storm on Gervais Street, Monday. (Photo by Terry Ward) SCE&G is encouraging customers to prepare for severe thunderstorms Wednesday as the company readies crews to respond to possible outages and other weather-related issues. “We’re carefully monitoring weather conditions in our service territory, and we’re prepared to respond to storm-related service interruptions,” said Bill Turner, SCE&G’s vice president of electric operations….

West Columbia City Council pays tribute to the late Councilman Dale Harley

Sandy Harley and Sen. Nikki Setzler. (Anna Huffman Photos/City of West Columbia) Dale Harley The West Columbia City Council honored the late Councilman Dale Harley at its meeting Tuesday. Harley, mayor pro tem of West Columbia, passed away on March 23. Council, on Tuesday, approved a resolution honoring Harley. And State Senator Nikki Setzler came and presented Sandy Harley with…

Child advocates gather at State House to confront child abuse

By Renee Ittner-McManus The need to combat child abuse and neglect was highlighted Tuesday at the State House as child advocate groups gathered to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month. The S.C. Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, the Department of Social Services, the Attorney General’s office and child advocates Children’s Trust and Silent Tears partnered for a press conference at the…

Lexington 1, 2, Richland 1, 2 and Lex/Rich 5 schools to dismiss early Wednesday for severe weather

Bad weather on Monday. Lexington School District 2 will begin dismissing high school and middle school students on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. The dismissal of elementary schools will begin at noon. High schools will not observe delayed start on Wednesday morning; high school students are to report to school in the morning at the regular day schedule time. Half-day students…

Lexington County man gets 35 years for sexual asssault of child

He was sentenced to 35 years in prison by Judge Robert E. Hood following the jury’s verdict on Thursday. The Lexington Police Department began an investigation on June 4, 2014, when the victim disclosed long term sexual abuse by Stroman. The victim was assaulted in Lexington County during 2013 and 2014 while she was under the age of eleven. The…

Lexington County Sheriff and SLED investigate house fire

Lexington County Photo Investigators from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at a home in the 200 block of Jacques Haven Road, Monday afternoon. Lexington County 911 Communications dispatched Lexington County Fire Service and EMS units to the area in reference to a residential…

Trooper of the year and other SCHP award recipients announced

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety held a ceremony Monday honoring troopers from around the state for exceptional service in 2016. The SCHP also recognized Telecommunications Operators from around the state for the support they provide to the Highway Patrol and other DPS law enforcement divisions.Gov. Henry McMaster spoke to award recipients at the Blythewood ceremony, emphasizing the important…

West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater Ribbon Cutting is Saturday

New boardwalk at Riverwalk. A ribbon cutting for the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater will be held, Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 5:45 PM, before the Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Rhythm on the River. The section of the Riverwalk from the Moffitt Street entrance to the Amphitheater is now open. Director of Public Works Jamie Hook said,…

Airport High School JROTC Drill Team is second in national competition

The Airport High School JROTC Drill Team. Photo Contributed) The Airport High School JROTC Drill Team competed against 82 Army JROTC schools from across the country. The completion was in Louisville, KY, on Saturday. The Airport JROTC Drill Team placed as follows: 2nd Squad Exhibition w/Arms 3rd Platoon Regulation w/ Arms 4th Color Guard 16th Platoon Inspection w/ Arms 2nd…

Cayce begins largest waterline project in city’s history – gives details

The City of Cayce wants to make citizens aware that the waterline replacement project was planned to begin Saturday (April 1.) Sidewalk project in Cayce. Ashley Hunter, Cayce’s spokeswoman, announced the project in a press release Friday. The project will consist of replacing much of the water distribution infrastructure in over 75 percent of the city’s water system. The areas…

Sunset Boulevard closed after truck cab burns

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Leaphart Road bridge over I-26 is removed

1/2Bridge over Leaphart Road taken out. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Crews worked overnight Show Caption Hide Caption Construction crews worked over night, while I-26 was closed, Saturday into Sunday morning to remove portions of the Leaphart Road bridge over I-26. The interstate, in West Columbia, had reopened by Sunday morning. Leaphart is a heavily traveled road that carried traffic going to Pineview…

Tartan Day South in full swing

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