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Taylor Watford Foundation, golf tournament, is effort to prevent overdose deaths

Taylor Watford, right, with Jimmy Watford, his father. Taylor Watford died in late 2018. “Taylor always thought my biggest fear was public speaking,” said Jimmy Watford, Taylor’s father. “But my greatest fear was realized on December 27, when I found Taylor deceased because of an accidental overdose.” Taylor’s passing has been extremely difficult for his family. Jimmy said Taylor had enough…

Don Merckle and The Blacksmiths headline Rhythm on the River, Saturday at West Columbia Riverwalk

Bring a blanket, chair or take a seat. Enjoy music with friends and family at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia.  Relax and enjoy the view of the Congaree River or take a walk along the beautiful winding trail while listening to the concert. All concerts are free and are great outings for families. The third…

Cayce DPS responds to fire

The Cayce Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a residential structure fire in the 1800 block of Charleston Highway, Wednesday afternoon. There were no injuries reported by the Cayce Department of Public Safety. The fire was bought under control. Cayce DPS photo.  Categories: Cayce, Lexington County, West Columbia

Two weeks left – Final plans being made for West Columbia’s 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day

The big day is drawing near. Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday April 27, on State and Meeting Streets in West Columbia. On Wednesday, Kinetic Derby Day planners did a walk-through in order to preview the layout for the event. “The purpose of the walk-through was to go over the plan for the day and identify the logistics and coordination of…

West Columbia Police make drug arrests

The West Columbia Police Department has made multiple arrests in conjunction with a three-month-long narcotics investigation. West Columbia Narcotics investigators have arrested Davarious Savon Keith, age 25, of 615 Lown Street, West Columbia, S.C. Investigators served a search warrant on Keith’s residence on April 11. Keith has been charged with three counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine, one count of…

Updated traffic-light system to improve emergency response on Sunset Blvd.

Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. Lexington County Press Release from Harrison Cahill.  Traffic signals along Highway 378 (Sunset Boulevard)  between the Town of Lexington and the City of West Columbia, will soon be updated to help improve emergency response times for patients requiring hospital care. “We are proud to be a partner in this project with the Town of Lexington, SCDOT,…

Lexington County man dies after crash into creek

One person is dead after single-car collision in Lexington County, Wednesday. The crash happened around 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, on SC Highway 6, said Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol. Nicolas Robert Fielding, 23, of Gaston, has been identified by Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher as the man killed in the incident. Fielding was traveling east on the…

The kilts are back: Tartan Day celebration draws thousands

tartanday3 Show Caption Hide Caption tartanday1 Show Caption Hide Caption tartanday2 Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. The Midlands’ celebration of all things Celtic grows bigger and more popular each year, and 2019 was no exception. The ninth annual Tartan Day South celebration actually spanned four days and four cities, beginning with a kickoff party Thursday at the British…

Brookland-Cayce High School Honors Choir performs at Lincoln Center in NYC

BC-Choir-7 Show Caption Hide Caption BC-Choir-6 Show Caption Hide Caption BC-HS Show Caption Hide Caption BC-Choir-5 Show Caption Hide Caption BC-Choir-2 Show Caption Hide Caption BC-Choir-3 Show Caption Hide Caption The Brookland-Cayce High School Honors Choir, along with choral director Wendi Humphries, performed in New York City, Sunday, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The choir was a…

Brookland-Cayce High School Honors Choir to perform at Lincoln Center in New York City

Brookland-Cayce High School Honors Choir – Photo submitted. Brookland-Cayce High School Honors Choir members are used to performing on a stage — but perhaps not one this big. Students, along with choral director Wendi Humphries, will be heading to New York City for a performance this Sunday (April 7) at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The engagement was announced…

West Columbia’s Flex plant to hire hundreds, job fair Friday

Flex, at 1000 Technology Drive, near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in West Columbia – Google image, use permitted. Flex, a global international design, engineering and manufacturing company with a facility near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in West Columbia, wants to hire as many as 500 workers. The jobs include: technicians, inspectors, engineers and shipping clerks. The jobs will be on…

Busbee students incorporate Dr. Seuss for Kinetic Derby Day parade entry

Busbee’s 2018 entry Show Caption Hide Caption 1-Kinetic-Derby-8 Show Caption Hide Caption 1-Kinetic-Derby-7 Show Caption Hide Caption 1-Kinetic-Derby-5 Show Caption Hide Caption 1-Kinetic-Derby-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Busbee teacher Alexandra Pinto instructs students in float building In less than a month, on Saturday April 27, Kinetic Derby Day will commence on State and Meeting Streets in West Columbia. As the…

West Columbia seeking artists to paint city mural

Artists working at West Columbia Art Crawl. Kelli Ricard photo. The City of West Columbia is looking for artists. In fact, the city has issued a request for proposals from skilled artists to provide mural art in a highly traveled city alleyway. The artist selected will be commissioned to create an outdoor mural in an alley that connects the city’s…

Lexington County Sheriff explosives team disposes of artillery round from WWII

Round that was turned in. Deputies on the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Explosive Ordnance Disposal team have been handling a World War II-era relic. Based on research by the LCSD, it was a live 40 mm anti-aircraft artillery round. A resident requested the EOD team’s help in safely disposing of it. The round measures 18.5 inches. “It was apparently an…

Former pastor charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor

Oswald. LCDC photo. The South Congaree Police Department has arrested a Prosperity man on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. William “Bill” Oswald, 56, was arrested Tuesday, and charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the arrest record. One count involves a child under the age of 11 and three counts involve…

Lexington 2’s Beth Branham, S.C.’s first National School Boards Association president

Beth with Sen. Nikki Setzler Show Caption Hide Caption Beth with Rep. Micah Caskey. Show Caption Hide Caption Beth and family members Show Caption Hide Caption beth Show Caption Hide Caption Beth Branham poses at the SC State House with the resolution- Photos contributed. From Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 Communications Director A longtime Lexington 2 board member will be sworn…

SCDOT seeks public input for US 1 bridge replacement over I-20, Lexington

The South Carolina Department of Transportation proposes replacing the existing US 1 (Augusta Road) bridge over I-20, in Lexington County. A project study area has been established, based on preliminary concepts, to encompass all potential impacts of the project. The purpose of the project is to correct structural deficiencies at the US 1 bridge over I-20 and to improve operations…

Colonial times return to Cayce with 12,000 Year History Park Event

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Pedestrian killed after being hit by train

LCSD photo. The Lexington County Fire Service, EMS and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department responded to a train versus pedestrian collision at Lois Lane and Chapel Road, around 9:30 a.m. near South Congaree. Emergency Medical Services determined that the pedestrian died on scene. Lexington County Coroner has been notified. LCSD will investigate further. Look for LCSD updates via their social media channels….