Cayce

Some lanes on I-26 in West Columbia to be closed overnight, Monday-through-Wednesday

I-26 Exit, West Columbia- File Photo. Lanes along portions of I-26 in West Columbia will be closed from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. daily, July 16-July 19, as SCE&G contract crews perform overhead electric line work across the road. To reduce the impact on traffic, the work will take place during overnight hours in coordination with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Work…

West Columbia “murder and mystery” walking tour scheduled for July 27

J.R. Fennell addressing West Columbia City Council There’s a lot of history on the streets of West Columbia. And there will be a State Street Historic Tour conducted by J.R. Fennell, director of the Lexington County Museum. The tour is scheduled for 8 p.m. July 27. beginning at the Amphitheater on the West Columbia Riverwalk. The walking will include State…

Bill Mooneyhan replaces Richard Brinkley as C-WC Lions Club president

Richard Brinkley, left, with Bill Mooneyhan. Terry Ward photos. Bill Mooneyhan was installed as the new president of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club, Tuesday. He takes over for past-president Richard Brinkley. Mooneyhan will serve a two-year term. Brinkley received a pin in appreciation for his tenure as president. The Lions luncheon was held at Grecian Gardens in West Columbia. C-WC…

Glen Conwell “ecstatic to win” Lexington County Council seat, ready to work

Glen Conwell Glen Conwell accomplished an improbable feat on June 12. The former Lexington Two School Board member won a three-way primary for the District 8 Lexington County Council seat. He defeated incumbent Ned Tolar and challenger Chuck Crouch on the first ballot. To win, Conwell had to get more than 50 percent of the vote. He is a Republican,…

Cayce Department of Public Safety awarded $37,685 grant from the Firehouse Subs Foundation

The City of Cayce announced that the Department of Public Safety has been awarded a $37,685.40 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase 15 sets of firefighter bunker gear. Columbia Firehouse Subs franchise owner Larry Chandler said it’s rewarding to see the money raised go back to people in the community.  “We always feel really good when…

All-Star Show begins at Lexington County Baseball Stadium

Corey Miller. Photos by Thomas Grant Jr. By Thomas Grant Jr.  The 20th annual Coastal Plain League All-Star Show began Sunday with “Fan Fest” at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Nearly 500 fans took part in the 3-and-a-half-hour event which featured skills contests involving the National and American League teams. The two All-Star squads participated in bunting, hitting and pitching contests…

Brookland Beach Bash at West Columbia Riverwalk is Saturday

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Ex-Swansea football coach, AD, ready to fight for reputation

Gregory Wright By Thomas Grant Jr.  Gregory Wright arrived at Swansea High School three years ago with enthusiastic support as the new head football coach and athletics director. He now finds himself without a job after his termination this past Thursday. Wrestling coach Eric Pack was reportedly named the interim head football coach. Lexington School District Four and Swansea High…

UPDATED – Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies work domestic violence incident – arrest made

LCSD photo. A Lexington man has been charged after a seven-hour standoff with deputies Saturday morning at a home on Farming Creek Way. Jonathan Johnson, 24, is charged with first degree domestic violence after he used force while attempting to have intercourse with his live-in girlfriend, according to an arrest warrant. Johnson also produced a firearm and threatened to harm…

Northside Middle’s Jane Taylor finishes last day at school Thursday after 36 years

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Cayce-West Columbia Chamber welcomes new members

New members were welcomed at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast this week. The breakfast was held at at 300 Senate Street. Pictured are: Brad Spehl, with mic, of Steeplechase Financial Services; Beverly Roland and Janis Tuten of Alpha Male Men’s Clinic; Laura Snellgrove of Spectrum Reach and Jen Thompson of Lighthouse For Life. Suzanne Riley-Whyte of the Chamber is…

Forest Gantt, of Springdale Police Department, is Officer-of-the-Month

PFC Forest Gant of the Springdale Police Department was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Month at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast this week. The breakfast was held at at 300 Senate Street. Pictured are:  SPD Officer Chris Manuel; Gant; SPD Chief Kevin Cornett; Vaughan Dozier and Brad Burdette. Categories: Cayce, Lexington County, West Columbia

2 armed robberies, Springdale Police look for suspects

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett is asking for the community’s help in identifying individuals involved in two separate robberies at the Corner Pantry Gas Station at 3280 Platt Springs Rd., in Springdale. The first incident took place Saturday just before 3 a.m. Two individuals entered the store and one presented a pump shotgun as the two ordered the cashier to give…

UPDATED: Coroner identifies body recovered from the Congaree River

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified a body recovered from the Congaree River in Cayce. It was recovered at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday. According to Fisher, the body of Thomas Wright “Antwon” Sumter, 50, of Columbia was recovered from the river by the Cayce Department of Public Safety. An autopsy has been scheduled Thursday to determine the cause of…

Update: Body found in Congaree River in Cayce

Congaree River in Cayce The Cayce Department of Public Safety was notified of a possible body in the Congaree River on Wednesday at 2:03 p.m.  Officers, Investigators, and Fire Personnel responded to an area approximate 200 yards downstream from the Blossom Street Bridge.                 Cayce DPS deployed Swift Water Rescue Technicians into the river and the body of a unidentified…

Cayce Waffle House robbed at gunpoint, police looking for suspects

The Cayce Department of Public Safety is reporting that a robbery occurred on Wednesday at 12:23 a.m. Officers responded to the Waffle House restaurant located at 1837 Airport Blvd. Witnesses described the suspects as three black males with one of them brandishing what appeared to be a shotgun. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from register, the three males…

President Trump visits Monday, Cayce Public Safety issues traffic information

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend an Election Eve campaign rally for S.C. Gov.Henry McMaster in West Columbia, Monday. The Director of the Cayce Department of Public Safety, Byron Snellgrove, stated, “The City of Cayce and the Cayce Department of Public Safety is proud to host and escort President Trump in our beautiful city. We will continue to keep the…

His House Ministries store destroyed in overnight fire

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Portion of Cayce Riverwalk re-opened after repairs completed

City of Cayce Riverwalk. The City of Cayce is reporting that the Riverwalk beginning at the train trestles and ending at the historical locks at H. Kelley Jones Park is now open. Repairs, including bank stabilization and boardwalk re-routing are complete. A total of 120 feet of boardwalk was replaced and moved back from the water. Categories: Cayce, Lexington, Lexington…

Overturned truck blocks Knox-Abbott Drive in Cayce Monday evening

Two lanes of traffic on Knox Abbott Drive (in front of the Neighborhood WalMart Store) were reopened Monday night.  The road had been completely  blocked after an 18-wheeler truck overturned causing scrap metal and debris to spill across Knox Abbott Drive. No one was injured in the accident. City of Cayce Spokeswoman Asheley Hunter gave an update of the incident, after…