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Cayce Department of Public Safety arrests man accused of criminal sexual conduct with minor

Michael Todd Slater A suspect identified as Michael Todd Slater of West Columbia has been arrested and charged by the Cayce Department of Public Safety with one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree and two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor third degree. Slater was taken into custody without incident Wednesday  morning at a…

Brookland-Cayce Theater students present “Don’t Drink The Water” in improvisational space while school’s auditorium is renovated

The unique 360-degree performance of the play in one of the rooms in the school. The BCHS auditorium is being renovated, so the play venue was moved. The Brookland Cayce Theater Department kicked off the first night of two play presentations on Thursday. The student players are performing their fall play, “Don’t Drink The Water.” Their second performance is slated…

Brookland-Cayce to face high-powered Hartsville in state playoffs, Friday

BC BB Reed Charpia. GoFlashWin file photo Brookland-Cayce head football coach Rusty Charpia said his team will ready to play No. 1 seeded Hartsville, Friday. But it did take a couple days to recover from the Bearcats’ 31-30 win over Beaufort in round one of the state 4A state playoffs. “We got home at 4:30 a.m. Saturday,” Charpia said. The…

Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 in West Columbia open

Rainbow-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow Drive- Rob Thompson/SCDOT photo The Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 in West Columbia opened at 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the S.C. Department of Transportation. Crews were still removing signs and barrels in the area, but the overpass is open to vehicle traffic. Traffic will…

New Lexington 2 School Board members sworn in, Board Chairman elected

Linda Alford-Wooten, left, J.M. “Bud” Summers and Christina Rucker took the oath of office Tuesday. From Dawn Kujawa, Lexington Two Communications Director Lexington Two’s newly elected board members were sworn in and officers selected during a special meeting Tuesday night. The newest board members, Christina Rucker and J.M. “Bud” Summers, along with returning member Linda Alford-Wooten, took the oath of…

Annual Christmas in Cayce events announced

Click to enlarge It’s that time of year! The City of Cayce  announced this year’s annual “Christmas in Cayce” events. Kicking off Nov. 29, several holiday events will be taking place. Thursday, November 29, 6 PM – 41st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Cayce Proceeds from the sale of lights are given to God’s Helping Hands….

Rucker, Summers elected to Lexington 2 School Board, Alford-Wooten re-elected

Newcomers Christina Rucker and Bud Summers were elected to the Lexington 2 School Board Tuesday. Linda Alford-Wooten was re-elected. Rucker received 7023 votes for 20 percent. Summers got 6030 votes for 17 percent. Alford-Wooten received 6464 or 19% percent. There were seven candidates on the ballot, running for three seats. Brad Giles got 5247 votes of 15 percent. Wayne McKim…

Cayce Historical Museum showcases artifacts from Congaree River locks system

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West Columbia’s Fall Back Fest one of many upcoming community events

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Sheppard’s Glass Service celebrates 50 years in business

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Eastbound lanes to I-26 closed after collision

Cayce Department of Public Safety photo. The Caye Department of Public Safety reported an accident around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the department, there was a collision at the I-77/I-26 split. “All east-bound traffic to I-26 has been CLOSED,” the notice stated. There have been reports of minor injuries.  Story will continue to be updated as more information comes in….

Airport High’s Trick-or-Treat Lane draws more than 1,000

Airport High School got into the Halloween spirit  Tuesday night. More than 1,000  turned out to trick or treat at the school’s annual Trick-or-Treat Lane. More than 100 volunteers including students, teachers, church and parent groups, Rise-Above-It members, and fellow district schools Fulmer Middle and Lexington Two Innovation Center, were on hand to decorate — with inflatables, balloons, and more…

Springdale Elementary student devises Buddy Bench in memory of Shane Thackston

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Cayce mayor, 2 council members face no opposition

Elise Partin. There is an election in Cayce this year, but only the incumbents are running. Cayce Mayor Elise Partin will be on the ballot. She does not have an opponent. James “Skip” Jenkins is running for reelection to Cayce City Council, District Two. Phil Carter is running for reelection to Cayce City Council, District Four. Cayce has four council…

Coroner releases name of motorcyclist involved in Two Notch Road collision

The scene of the motorcycle crash. Michelle Renew photo. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the motorcyclist who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred in the 1100 block of Two Notch Road in Lexington shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday morning. According to Fisher, Mr. Joshua Ryan Brazell 26, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the…

Congaree Riverkeeper Bill Stangler, an overseer for the common good

Congaree Riverkeeper Bill Stangler, left, talks about the rivers at chamber breakfast. Someone is overseeing the Saluda, Broad, and Congaree rivers in Richland and Lexington counties. And that someone is Congaree Riverkeeper Bill Stangler. “Water is a common good,” said Stangler. He was the guest speaker at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast, Tuesday at Cayce United Methodist Church. Stangler…

Cayce’s water tank is the 2018 People’s Choice pick

After two weeks of online voting, the City of Cayce’s tank rose above the rest. Tnemec announced Monday that the 2018 People’s Choice water tank is in Cayce. The Cayce tank received 7,669 votes from the project team and the surrounding community, making it the highest voted tank in the history of the Tank of the Year contest. The tank…

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…