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

Enabling-Park Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling-Park-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling-Park-6 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling-Park-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling-Park-5 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling-Park-7 Show Caption Hide Caption McAdam’s renderings of enabling park. The City of West Columbia is working to construct an all-inclusive, enabling playground and parking area near the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater. The park…

Weather-related incidents reported by Lexington County officials

Storm-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Storm-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Storm-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Strom-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Click to enlarge. Lexington County officials reported downed trees, a utility pole break and road closings due to weather related to Hurricane Florence. A tree fell on a house in West Columbia, and one person was taken to the hospital…

Lexington County Emergency Operations Center enters OPCON 3, flooding and tornadoes possible

Karamie Sullivan- file photo Lexington County officials reported Friday morning their Emergency Operations Center has entered “operational condition three,” which is a partial activation of the county’s EOC in preparation for the impacts of Hurricane Florence. OPCON 3 prepares emergency response units to be ready for weather-related events generated by the storm. County emergency management has enlisted the help of…

City of West Columbia prepares as Hurricane Florence approaches, Riverwalk closed

Expect the Congaree River to rise, like it did in the 2015 flood. With Hurricane Florence approaching, officials in West Columbia are in hyper-busy mode getting ready. “The City’s emergency response team is preparing for the storm,” said Anna Huffman, West Columbia’s Public Information officer. To do that several departments are coordinating, trying to make sure all bases are covered….

September is National Preparedness Month, as storm threatens

Emergency-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Emergency-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Emergency-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Emergency-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Stormy skies. September is National Preparedness Month, and there has been good reason to be ready in West Columbia in recent years. The flood of 2015 impacted West Columbia’s Riverwalk and required families and emergency crews to respond. Floods from…

Officer Jeff Phillips to lead West Columbia’s Code Compliance Department

Officer Jeff Phillips addressing council in his new role as Code Compliance Manager. The City of West Columbia has selected Officer Jeff Phillips to lead the Code Compliance Department as Code Compliance Manager. Phillips will be attending homeowners association meetings, church groups, and civic and commercial organizations to get a feel for the culture of complaints and to explain the…

Retail center planned for Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia

Site of planned retail center- Terry Ward photo. New commercial property is coming. A retail center is being planned for 2875 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. It’s the strip of property beside Freddy’s Steakburgers. Colliers International real estate group, in an email from broker Taylor Wolfe, stated that there will be a newly-constructed retail building consisting of 6,000 sq. ft. of…

Brookland-Cayce High School student had handgun, taken to SCDJJ

Brookland-Cayce High School-ColaDaily file photo by Terry Ward A 16-year-old student at Brookland-Cayce High School in Cayce was taken into custody Tuesday at 1:15, after a handgun was found in his backpack, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety. The student was taken into custody immediately and transported to the SC Department of Juvenile Justice.  The student’s name will…

Ribbon is cut at Moore Beauston & Woodham accounting

A ribbon-cutting and after hours event was held at Moore Beauston and Woodham accounting, tax and consulting services in West Columbia, Thursday. The ribbon-cutting was hosted by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. The business cut the ribbon on its remodeled building at 150 North 9th St. Pictured are: Elizabeth Moore, Richard Skipper, C-WC Chamber executive director, Debra Moore,…

Developer shares details of West Columbia’s proposed Savage Craft Ale Works complex

Brewery-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Brewery Show Caption Hide Caption City-Hall Show Caption Hide Caption Fire-House-City-Hall Show Caption Hide Caption Old-Jail-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Old-Jail Show Caption Hide Caption Space between Old City Hall and Jail, toward Meeting Street. Show Caption Hide Caption Developer rendering of proposed brewery operation. Commercial activity is on the increase in West Columbia. And…

Truck fire causes closing of I-20 eastbound lane in Lexington County

Lexington County officials are reporting a tractor-trailer fire on I-20 eastbound. It’s near the Augusta Highway Exit. I-20 Eastbound is shut down, according to the report that was issued about 10:05 a.m. Authorities said be on the look out for emergency responders heading toward area. There are no Injuries reported. Lexington County photo.  Categories: Cayce, Lexington, Lexington County, West Columbia

Brookland-Cayce football alumni to face USC as Chanticleers

Corbin-Tay Show Caption Hide Caption Corbin-Tay-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Corbin Small and Tay Pringle. When Coastal Carolina rolls into Columbia to play USC at noon, Saturday, two Chanticleers will be coming home. Tay Pringle and Corbin Small played football at Brookland-Cayce High School. And both are on the Coastal Carolina football team. “I look forward to coming back,” said…

Cayce-West Columbia Chamber welcomes new members

Photo by Terry Ward. The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce welcomed new Chamber members at its Breakfast Tuesday. The meeting was held at the Cayce United Methodist Church. Pictured are (right to left) : Suzanne Riley-Whyte of the Chamber; Marci Delaney, Spa 131; Paul Pope, Eye in the Sky Drone Serivces; Craig; Balch, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service; Dr. Sreekanth…

S.C. Small Business Administration offers help to entrepreneurs

SBA Show Caption Hide Caption SBA-11 Show Caption Hide Caption Earl-Gregorich Show Caption Hide Caption SBA-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Earl Gregorich of the SBA. Starting a business can be intimidating, according to Earl Gregorich, a certified business adviser with the South Carolina Small Business Administration. He spoke at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Tuesday. It was…

Lexington County Coroner looking for families of the deceased to return personal property

Coroner Margaret Fisher- LCCO photo. Letter from the Lexington County Coroner’s Office  The Lexington County Coroner’s Office is looking for families of deceased persons who have personal effects and/or property at the Coroner’s Office that has not been claimed and returned. The death of a family member or close friend is one of the most traumatic events that an individual can…

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies investigating fatal shooting

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened in West Columbia Friday night. Deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 100 block of Riverbend Drive around 11 p.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found one gunshot victim who later died from his injuries. That victim has been identified as 27-year-old Corey Jamison, according…

Restaurant owner charged with tax offenses

Jackson’s A West Columbia restaurant that usually has lines waiting to get in, was closed Friday. And there is a reason. Jeremy Chavis, the owner of Jackson’s Southern Kitchen on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia, has been charged with four counts of tax evasion. He was arrested Friday, according to a S.C Department of Revenue release. The accusation is related…

Tribute for Trees – big event to beautify West Columbia is Sept. 18

Author Robin H. Jackson, Joe Pinner, Melissa Sprouse-Browne at the Trees Tribute 2017. It’s one of the biggest nights of the year for the West Columbia Beautification Foundation. The Fourth Annual Tribute for Trees is Tuesday, Sept.18, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. It’s in the New Brookland Room of the West Columbia City Hall, 1200 N. 12th St. A…

Cayce’s Heritage Day of Unity scheduled for Oct. 13

Cayce Museum photo. The City of Cayce and the Cayce Historical Museum will hold the Congaree Heritage Day of Unity from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 13, at the Cayce Historical Museum. The Heritage Day of Unity is a free family-friendly event to showcase Native America culture through dance, music, authentic craft demonstrations and storytelling. Skills including flint-knapping…

Palmetto Outdoor Center optimizes eco-tourism

Kayaking-the-river Show Caption Hide Caption Palmetto-Outdoor Show Caption Hide Caption Michael Mayo, Palmetto Outdoor Show Caption Hide Caption Palmetto Outdoor tubers Show Caption Hide Caption Tubing the Congaree Show Caption Hide Caption Palmetto Outdoor Center photos. Palmetto Outdoor Center is one of the most-successful examples of eco-tourism in South Carolina. Hundreds who want to get into nature, rush to the…

Swatch Graphics cuts the ribbon in Cayce

Swatch ribbon cutting – Photo by Terry Ward The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting and After Hours Thursday at Swatch Graphics, 1931 State Street, Cayce. Pictured are Cayce City Manager Brian Watkins, Cayce City Councilwoman Tara Almond, Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, Swatch Owners Dawn Cotner and Tiffany Herring, Chamber Executive Director Richard Skipper, and Steve…

Black Rooster restaurant to open in Brookland development, according to post

A post appeared on the Brookland SC Facebook page Tuesday. According to the post, Black Rooster restaurant is going to open in Building One of the Brookland development in West Columbia. Post is below: Coming to Brookland this Fall: @blackroostersc! Local Columbia chef and restauranteur @kristianmn will be opening up his newest restaurant and rooftop bar in our Building One…

Wilton Road dam fix could be in the next 12 months

Dam-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Dam-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Dam-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Wilton Road- Photos by Terry Ward. A public forum with the South Carolina Department of Transportation to discuss road projects took place at Platt Springs Methodist Church in Springdale Monday night. One of the topics addressed was the repair of the dam on Wilton Road….