West Columbia

Cayce City Manager, Rebecca Vance, leaving for post in Dorchester County

Vance at a C-WC Chamber meeting in 2015. Cayce City Manager, Rebecca Vance has accepted a new position with Dorchester County. Vance was named City Manager for the City of Cayce in 2011 and has been with the city for seven years. Vance, a native of Summerville in Dorchester County, is moving to be closer to her elderly parents. Vance holds a…

Homeless man found dead in Lexington, died of natural causes, says coroner

Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was found dead Tuesday, in a wooded area off of Chariot Street in Lexington. Dennis E. Reidy, 69, of Lexington was found dead, according to Fisher. Reidy’s body was discovered by a local resident in the 100 block of Chariot Street at approximately 11 a.m. An autopsy, performed Wednesday. It  concluded that Reidy’s death…

Lexington Police ask for help to find man suspected of armed robbery

Christopher Woods Edmonds The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating Christopher Woods Edmonds, who is wanted for armed robbery. At approximately 1:40 p.m. Monday, police said Christopher Edmonds, armed with handgun, entered the Lexington Dry Cleaners at 5504 Sunset Boulevard and demanded money from the clerks. He is described as a white male weighing 130 pounds and…

Firenza Pizza opens, and brings a little of Italy to Lexington

Firenza 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 6 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 7 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza Pizza Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Square has a new business in it.  Bruce Rickman and his wife Eileen have opened Firenza Pizza. It…

Lexington County Hells Angel pleads guilty in ex-wife, murder-for-hire plot

Hells Angel- Wikimedia- use permitted Jerry Oliver, 52, of Lexington County, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Columbia, to a murder for hire charge. US Attorney Beth Drake announced the plea Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten, of Columbia, accepted the guilty plea. He will impose a sentence after he has reviewed the pre-sentence report which…

Barbara Willm delivers Lexington Medical Center update, Skipper introduced as chamber executive director

Barbara Willm Show Caption Hide Caption LMC data Show Caption Hide Caption New wing rendering Show Caption Hide Caption Richard Skipper Show Caption Hide Caption Barbara Willm, LMC.  Barbara Willm talked about the Lexington Medical Center expansion, and Richard Skipper was introduced as the Chamber’s new executive director, Tuesday, at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. Willm, LMC’s…

Ribbon cut Monday on the Chapin Business and Technology Park at Brighton

Ribbon cutting at Chapin Business Park, Monday. Lexington County image. The ribbon was cut on the Chapin Business and Technology Park at Brighton, Monday afternoon.  Lexington County developed the 220-acre business and technology park near the entrance-way to Chapin and Interstate 26. Lexington County Council Chairwoman Debbie Summers said the park, that has been planned for years, is “worth waiting…

Brookland-Cayce, Airport students help build Habitat for Humanity homes

Seniors from Brookland-Cayce and Airport High Schools are working together. The Lexington Two students are building wall frames that will be used to construct three Habitat for Humanity homes in Cayce. The students are working on the project through the district’s Career and Technology Education (CATE) program. This program allows students the opportunity to choose one specified occupational area to…

Former Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty dies

A. Lewis McCarty, whose law enforcement career in Lexington County spanned more than three decades, has died at the age of 76. “Sheriff McCarty had an incredible influence on me as a law enforcement officer and leader,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He touched many others in the profession and had a hand in laying a firm foundation at…

Gamecocks offer scholarship to Gray Collegiate junior Juwan Gary

Juwan Gary with Gray basketball coach Dion Bethea (Amanda Rauh photo) South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin has offered a college basketball scholarship to Gray Collegiate junior Juwan Gary. Martin made the offer Friday. Gray Collegiate Academy is in West Columbia. Gary is coached by Dion Bethea. Gary also has scholarship offers from Clemson, Florida, North Carolina State, Texas A&M,…

Holocaust survivor shares her story with Gilbert Middle School students

GMS students presented Lazan with their journals, news articles and poems when she came to speak. Lexington One photo.  From Lexington One Schools An historic visitor to Gilbert Middle School shared her deeply personal story with students and staff. Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author of “Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story,” visited GMS on Jan. 8. She spoke about the importance of…

WP Rawl hosting job fair in Pelion, Saturday

Local family-owned farm, WP Rawl, is hosting an onsite job fair at its headquarters, 824 Fairview Rd.,  Pelion. The job fair is  Saturday (Jan. 20) from 9 a.m. – noon. Rawl is hiring for positions across the business in departments including Administration, Field Operations, Safety and Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Production, Safety, Sanitation, and Transportation. Current open positions include: CDL…

Lexington County recycle item collection at Springdale Baptist Church, Saturday

Lexington County residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics and shred paper documents on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Springdale Baptist Church, located at 357 Wattling Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170. The following electronics will be accepted: • Computers (laptops, monitors, CPU’s, keyboards) • TV’s  • Printers, Copiers, scanners • VCR and DVD…

Ribbon cut on new Planet Fitness in Cayce’s Parkland Plaza

Planet Fitness ribbon cutting in Cayce. Photo by Chris Turner. Bob and Rose Mary Bobenage, with Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, and several supporters, cut the ribbon on the new Planet Fitness. The new business is in Cayce’s Parkland Plaza. Adam Bobenage is the manager of the new location. The ribbon cutting was conducted Tuesday by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber…

Columbia Metropolitan Airport Executive Director Dan Mann leaving for Louisville Airport

  Dan Mann-Central Carolina Community Foundation photo.  Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) Executive Director, Dan Mann, has announced his decision to accept the position of Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority in Louisville, Ky., beginning in March. Mann took over as the Director of Columbia Metropolitan Airport in February 2010. During his time at CAE he reduced the airport’s…

Walmart to host free health screening event at Columbia area stores

Columbia area Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, Jan. 20. This free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including: Blood glucose Blood pressure Body mass index Low-cost immunizations New this year, Walmart is introducing a virtual reality experience in select stores to assist with…

Lexington 1, Lexington 2 schools change status from 2-hour delay to closed

After carefully monitoring the weather situation and consulting with Lexington County and Lexington County Emergency Preparedness officials, Lexington County School District One is canceling school today, Wednesday, Jan. 17, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The district is also canceling all meetings and events scheduled to take place at any Lexington District One school, performing arts center,…

Richland 1, Richland 2 cancel school for Wednesday

ColaDaily file photo Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of the Midlands, including Richland County. Due to the forecast for snow and the possibility of hazardous road conditions, Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, January 17, 2018. All school and…

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Richland and Lexington counties

NWS-Columbia graphic. There is a prediction for “wintry precipitation” at several locations in South Carolina, Wednesday. And the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Richland and Lexington counties, in addition to Kershaw, Edgefield, Columbia, McCormick, Newberry, Fairfield, Saluda and Lee counties. the advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The advisory means…

Cassy Alia, Heroes in Blue start GoFundMe account for 4 officers shot in York County

Kassy Alia speaking at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber meeting in 2017. Heroes In Blue Founder and CEO, Kassy Alia, is issuing the following statement: “I, along with all of South Carolina and the broader law enforcement community, woke up to horrifying news this morning out of York, SC. I am heartbroken for the families and colleagues of the 4 officers…

Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber names Richard Skipper as new Executive Director

Richard Skipper The Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce and welcome Richard Skipper as the new Executive Director. Richard joins the Chamber team with more than 25 years of business experience that includes management, marketing and sales. “I’m looking forward to being a part of the Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber team, ” said Richard…

Students pitch in to help Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger for Harvest Hope Food Bank

1/4Hudsons Heroes Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Hudsons Heroes 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Hudsons Heroes 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Hudsons Heroes 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Early on a Saturday morning of a long weekend, one might expect high school students to be still in bed. This Saturday, though, more than 100 teens from 10 local high schools were…

House damaged by fire in Cayce

1/4Cayce Fire 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Cayce Fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Cayce Fire 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Cayce Fire Show Caption Hide Caption The Cayce Department of Public Safety was dispatched to a fully involved residential structure fire in the 400 block of Hudson Ave around 4 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters worked to contain the flames. Damages…

Man killed in deputy-related shooting is identified

Justin Coy Adkins The man killed after presenting a firearm at deputies Thursday night has been identified as 44-year-old Justin Coy Adkins of Saint Matthews, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. “Once Mr. Adkins was identified, our deputies determined he was wanted out of Orangeburg County for attempted murder among other charges,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He…