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“Kicking Diabetes Out Of The Park” fundraiser for Jerome Franklin is Sept. 7-8

Jerome Franklin and his Aunt Michelle Franklin. Jerome Franklin was diagnosed with type two diabetes at age 26. At age 37, he had a stroke. He is determined to keep fighting the encroaching ailment said his Aunt Michelle Franklin, but he needs physical therapy. To help pay for the physical therapy, Michelle has planned a the Jerome Franklin Fund-raiser Kick-ball…

Cayce honors 1964 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series Championship team

WIS-TV former host Joe Pinner talks to surviving players Show Caption Hide Caption Surviving players, six have passed away. Show Caption Hide Caption DYB Show Caption Hide Caption DYB 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Surviving members of the team Leo Redmond said he remembers the 1964 Cayce Dixie Youth Little League World Series Championship team. That team was honored in…

Prospectus highlights West Columbia’s Opportunity Zone status, draws investors to top properties

Capitol Square Show Caption Hide Caption Meeting St. Show Caption Hide Caption Prospectus 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Prospectus 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Prospectus 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Prospectus Show Caption Hide Caption West Columbia is a good place to do business, according to its leaders. Now it’s even better. Gov. Henry McMaster has designated specific West Columbia…

25 Lexington Two teachers awarded Strong Schools grants from Colonial Life

25 Lexington Two teachers get awards Twenty-five Lexington Two educators have been awarded $20,000 in grants from Colonial Life as part of its Strong Schools Grant program. Teachers applied to receive grants of up to $1,000 to purchase equipment and resources that support lessons focused on world-class knowledge and skills and life and career characteristics as outlined in the Profile…

History Walk at Cayce’s 12,000 Year History Park is Saturday

The History Walk in Cayce is this Saturday, at 10 a.m. The theme: First Fort Congaree and 18th Century Trade History Walk: A massacre, murder and a kidnapping. Walk to the 1718 Old Fort Congaree site and learn about the struggles of the colonial settlers and the South Carolina Native Americans. Delve into the Deerskin Economy, then travel forward in…

Developer Joe Taylor planning new office building for Meeting Street in West Columbia

Rendering of proposed office building. From Grant Jackson A new Class A office building is expected to be under construction at 508 Meeting Street in West Columbia by the end of August and available after the first of the year. 508 Meeting Street is being developed by Joe Taylor, the former S.C. Secretary of Commerce, who formed State Street Development…

Parents, students, and staff begin preparation for a new school year

Riverbank Elementary Show Caption Hide Caption East Point Academy Show Caption Hide Caption RES Principal David Sims Show Caption Hide Caption RES Show Caption Hide Caption EPA Show Caption Hide Caption East Point Academy. Are you ready for the school year 2019-2020? This is the last week Lexington Two Schools in West Columbia will be on a summer schedule. Teachers…

Zesto celebrating 70 years

Gus and Pete Manos, of Zesto. Terry Ward photo. West Columbia’s Zesto restaurant is celebrating 70 years in business in 2019. “It’s been really fun to see so many people over the years,” said Pete Manos, who owns Zesto with his father, Gus. “It’s really cool to be celebrating 70 years.” He said the restaurant started with as few as…

Cayce to honor 1964 Cayce Dixie Youth Little League World Series Champions

The City of Cayce has announced a very special exhibit, honoring the members of the 1964 Cayce Dixie Youth Little League World Series Championship team. It is coming to the Cayce Historical Museum beginning 3 p.m., Aug. 16. The surviving members of the 1964 Dixie Youth World Series Champions Team will gather for a celebration of the exhibit opening at…

G.L. Locklear records local history, while studying genealogy

Brookland officials from years past Show Caption Hide Caption CONGAREE BOAT TRAFFIC Show Caption Hide Caption Downtown Columbia Show Caption Hide Caption G.L. Locklear has become a local historian by default. “I’ve looked up the genealogy for many, many families,” said Locklear. And in his research, he has found out a lot about the history of the area. From the…

Joe Taylor receives West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Quarterly Appearance Award

WCBF photo. Bill Monneyhan, Joe Taylor, Melissa-Sprouse-Browne Joe Taylor of Southland Capital Partners has been presented with the  Quarterly Appearance Award by the West Columbia Beautification Foundation. Taylor, center, is with Melissa Sprouse-Browne, chairwoman of the WCBF and Bill Mooneyhan vice chairman. At the WCBF meeting, Board members discussed the annual Tribute to Trees. The Tribute for Trees is scheduled…

Black Rooster opens softly this week, with a most-fantastic view

Black Rooster (2) Show Caption Hide Caption Bruce Brutschy on the rooftop. Show Caption Hide Caption The Royale with Cheese, French Onion. Two patties chuck brisket with Gruyere, caramelized onions, demi glace aioli, house pickles on a buttered and toasted French bun with beef tallow fries Show Caption Hide Caption Black-Rooster-6 Show Caption Hide Caption Black-Rooster-7 Show Caption Hide Caption…

Lexington 2 part of program to allow online school to prevent make-up days

Lexington Two has been approved to use eLearning days for school make-up days, one of 10 additional districts approved to participate in the 2019-20 school year, the Education Oversight Committee announced this month. eLearning allows districts to continue lessons at home when classes on regularly scheduled school days are cancelled, as in the case of inclement weather. Students will communicate…

Tenants for the retail and commercial space at Brookland could be announced soon

Brookland Show Caption Hide Caption Brookland 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Brookland 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Brookland 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Brookland 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Park equipment delivery, Thursday. City of West Columbia photo. Show Caption Hide Caption Brookland from State Street. It is one of the most-significant projects in West Columbia. And the multi-million-dollar complex…

City of Cayce gets Municipal Association of SC’s award for Public Works Achievement

Cayce City Council, and Mayor Elise Partin, with award. – MASC photo. During the Municipal Association of SC’s Annual Meeting Greenville, that ended Sunday, the statewide Association awarded the City of Cayce the Public Works Achievement Award for its unprecedented Waterline Replacement Project. Mayor Elise Partin stated, “We are honored to have received this award from the Municipal Association. It has been…

Cayce’s American Engineering Consultants launches new website, celebrates 25 years

From Ali Walker – Director of Business Development American Engineering Consultants, Inc. is celebrating its 25th year of providing  civil engineering and surveying service to its clients. AEC’s roots go back nearly 50 years when its parent company, Hercules Contractors and Engineers, Inc., was formed. American Engineering Consultants, Inc. began in 1994 from the engineering division of Hercules and has…

Man gets 15 years for felony DUI with great bodily injury in Lexington County

Diffee 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Diffee 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Diffee Megan Diffee. Show Caption Hide Caption Megan Diffee Joseph Edward Swearingen, III, a 24-year-old Lexington County man, pleaded guilty Tuesday to Felony Driving Under the Influence with Great Bodily Injury and Possession of Cocaine – Second Offense. Swearingen received the maximum sentence of 15 years on the…

Pineview Dixie Youth Baseball Minors are SC Champions, going to World Series

The Pineview Dixie Youth Baseball Minors team won the South Carolina DYB tournament in Anderson, last Thursday. Pineview is based in West Columbia. With the win, the team will go on to represent the state of South Carolina in the DYB World Series Tournament in Ruston, LA Aug. 2- Aug. 8. Pineview win the Division 1 AAA crown. Pineview defeated…

New traffic flow pattern in effect on Sunset Boulevard at I-20 Ramp, Lexington

As part of the Corley Mill at Sunset Boulevard Gateway Improvements in Lexington, a new traffic flow pattern became effective last Friday. The change diverts drivers exiting the I-20 westbound ramp (Exit 61) who wish to access Ginny Lane. That traffic must now make a right turn at the Sunset Boulevard traffic signal. The Lexington Police Department announced the change….

Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber’s Breakfast Business Expo is Tuesday

Slider photo: Melissa Sprouse-Browne, Anna Huffman, and Casey Hallman representing the West Columbia Beautification Foundation at a past Expo. The Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber’s 2019 Breakfast Business Expo is an ideal way to showcase your business and your products/services with an exhibit booth at the event. The Expo is from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the Lexington…