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Candidate withdraws at Lexington 2 forum, others introduce themselves

From left: Moderator Gavin Smith, Bud Summers, Mike Neal, Christina Rucker, Linda Alford Wooten, Wayne McKim, Denise Setzler, and Brad Giles. Candidates for the Lexington District 2 School Board took part in forum, Monday. It was presented by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, and held at Cayce Elementary School. Candidates introduced themselves and answered questions posed to them by moderator…

Lexington 2 School Board candidate forum is Monday – Candidate list

Cayce Elementary Lex. 2 photo. A Lexington District 2 School Board Candidates forum, presented by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, is Monday. This is your opportunity to get to know the Lexington District 2 School Board Candidates. Each candidate will participate with a personal introduction, a question and answer period with pre-approved questions provided by the Chamber and end with…

West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater reopened, Rhythm on the River on Friday night

Conagree River Friday afternoon. The West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater is open to the public after being closed due to Hurricane Michael. The following section remains closed due to flooding: Moffatt Street parking lot, entrance, and section to the Gervais Street Bridge. Friday afternoon, the Congaree River was high, but not close to flood stage. The Rhythm on the…

QB Reed Charpia, one of Brookland-Cayce’s best

Reed Charpia with his father, BC Coach Rusty Charpia. Cover photo by GoFlashWin.com  Senior Reed Charpia’s tenure as quarterback at Brookland-Cayce High School has been monumental. “He has completed 70 percent of his passes,” said Rusty Charpia, Reed’s father and the BC head football coach and athletic director. The Bearcats host Midland Valley at BC, Friday. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m….

Crews in Lexington, West Columbia and Lexington County respond to storm

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4 Lexington County school districts cancel classes for Thursday

Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Thursday, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The safety of our students and staff drive our decision. Forecasters predict that Hurricane Michael will bring high wind gusts to our area on Thursday. School buses should not operate when sustained winds are at 30 miles per hour or greater…

Rhythm on the River draws largest crowd ever

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Crews work to put up downed power line on Sunset Boulevard

Sunset1 Show Caption Hide Caption Sunset-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Sunset-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Photos by Marie Stover. Crews from SCE&G were on the scene at the intersection of Ninth Street and the 900 block of Sunset Boulevard, in West Columbia, Friday afternoon. A power line was down, along with a utility pole. West Columbia Police Department Assistant Police…

West Columbia Fire Department proactive as Fire Prevention Week approaches

WCFD photos. Oct. 7- 13, is Fire Prevention Week and the West Columbia Fire Department has a message for its residents. “Smoke detectors have been proven to save lives,” said West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith. “We never want any loss of life.” Smith said the WCFD gets smoke detectors from the American Red Cross. He also said department personnel…

Pine Ridge appoints Frankie Neeley as interim police chief

The Town of Pine Ridge has announced that Officer Frankie L. Neeley has been appointed interim police chief of the Pine Ridge Police Department. Neeley is a military veteran who has served in United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Army for approximately 27 years. He has over 22 years of law enforcement experience in the Lexington County area having…

Brookland-Cayce “Class of 1931” box to be opened Oct. 11

Thomas Hamilton looks at X-ray images of the box. Show Caption Hide Caption The Class of 1931 brick outside the school auditorium. Show Caption Hide Caption The box, found behind a “Class of 1931” brick.  Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Two photos. By Dawn Kujawa – Lexington School District Two It has the makings of a great mystery novel. Crews…

Cayce Guided Walking Tours along Congaree River have resumed for the fall

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Business climate getting better in West Columbia

Vaughan Dozier Business was better in West Columbia in the 2017-18 fiscal year. Vaughan Dozier, an active member of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, is a regional manager for Lexington-based First Community Bank. His territory includes West Columbia and he said fiscal year 2017-18, was a good year. Dozier said local businesses “have done a good job,” and it’s showing…

Rhythm on the River fall concert series kicks off

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Rhythm on the River Fall Series kicked off Friday. The first concert was held under warm skies, and drew a nice crowd. Friday’s band was “Going Commando.” The Fall concert series has been moved (from Sunday afternoons) to Friday nights. The free concerts are  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the…

Rhythm on the River concerts begin Friday – City offers shuttle

Flat Out Strangers from last spring’s concert series. Are you ready for some free music? The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Rhythm on the River Fall Series, presented by House of Raeford and the City of West Columbia, begins Friday. The Fall concert series has been moved (from Sunday afternoons) to Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 9…

Meghan Hickman, of engenuitySC, speaks at C-WC Chamber Breakfast, Tuesday

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Lexington County man killed on bicycle in hit-and-run incident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the bicyclist who died after being struck by a vehicle. The collision occurred Friday in the 300 block of Main Street in Gaston at approximately 5:50 a.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Christopher Samson Sharpe, 54, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. Sharpe was riding his bicycle in…

West Columbia Beautification Foundation Tribute for Trees raises over $31,000

City of West Columbia photo. The West Columbia Beautification Foundation held its 4th Annual Tribute for Trees Gala on Tuesday. The gala raised more than $31,000, including a $10,000 donation from Soda City Friends. All of the money raised is dedicated to planting trees, shrubbery, and flowers along Sunset Boulevard and Augusta Highway to beautify roadways in the city. Foundation…

Lexington Two employees recognized with service awards

Dawn Kujawa photo. By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington Two Communications Director Nearly 60 employees of Lexington Two were recognized for their service Thursday. Awards were presented for 10, 20 and 30 years of service in Lexington Two during a reception before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. Among the recipients, their schools and years of service: AIRPORT HIGH 10 years: Sarah…

West Columbia Beautification Foundation Tribute for Trees draws largest crowd ever

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Designers release video of planned West Columbia enabling park by the river

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Weather-related incidents reported by Lexington County officials

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