West Columbia

Palmetto Experience holds ribbon cutting for river meeting facility, Thursday

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Pedestrian killed after being hit by train

LCSD photo. The Lexington County Fire Service, EMS and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department responded to a train versus pedestrian collision at Lois Lane and Chapel Road, around 9:30 a.m. near South Congaree. Emergency Medical Services determined that the pedestrian died on scene. Lexington County Coroner has been notified. LCSD will investigate further. Look for LCSD updates via their social media channels….

West Columbia Fire Department donates $30,000 in equipment for student training

Lexington 2 Innovation Center students, and Instructor David Crossland. West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith told West Columbia City Council Monday that the WCFD has donated its retired equipment to students of the Lexington School District Two Innovation Center. The WCFD has given retired firefighter coats, pants, helmets and boots, and fire hose to the school for use in training….

Cayce-West Columbia Lions take kids on shopping spree for clothes, smiles abound

Members of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club on kids’ shopping spree. C-WC Lions photo.  Members of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club accounted for some smiles earlier this month. The Lions took 15 students from Springdale Elementary School on a shopping spree. “To see see the look on the kids’ faces told us how much they appreciated it,” said Charlene Frye,…

Speedway becomes theater for The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Bowlero opens in Cayce, to enhance the bowling experience

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Historical mystery and crimes tour in West Columbia, Friday

J.R. Fennell, Lexington County Museum Director photos. Looking for something fun to do, to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend? The Murders and Mysteries West Columbia Walking Tour is at 8 p.m. Friday until 9:30 p.m. It begins at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, 121 Alexander Rd. The tour is hosted by the Lexington County Museum. “Every…

Parkland Cakes celebrates 40 years of business, three generations of bakers

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West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Taste on the River has best year yet, to plant 200 trees

At a WCBF meeting are: Melissa Sprouse-Brown, second from right, Robin Jackson, right, City Administrator Brian Carter, left, and Coleen Otte, City of West Columbia executive assistant. Taste on the River experienced its best year ever. “It was the biggest one yet. It was the best attendance we have had,” said Melissa Sprouse-Brown, chairwoman of the West Columbia Beatification Foundation….

Shamrock Parade celebrates St.Patrick’s Day – photo gallery

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Cayce switches to new traffic signals on Knox-Abbott

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Brookland-Cayce High School employee charged with assault and battery of student

Willie Scott. Booking photo provided. BCHS photo from school’s Facebook page. Investigators with the Cayce Department of Public Safety announced Monday that a 60-year-old Lexington man has been charged with assault and battery in the third degree. According to the department, Willie Louis Scott Jr. turned himself in Monday morning, without incident, and was booked at the Lexington County Detention…

Gray Collegiate repeats as Class 2A boys’ basketball champion

S.C. High School League Executive Director Jerome Singleton (right) presents the Class 2A boys’ basketball title to head coach Dion Bethea, Principal Brian Newsome and guards Khalil Robinson and Tommy Bruner. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. Defending Class 2A boys’ basketball champion Gray Collegiate saved its best effort for the final game of the 2018-19 season Saturday at Colonial Life Arena….

It’s time to build your Kinetic Derby Day Parade sculpture – Kinetic Derby Day is April 27

Sharpe Creations built this float. The City of West Columbia will host the 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day on Saturday, April 27. It is a unique celebration that includes a parade of kinetic sculptures. The parade, beginning at 11 a.m. is followed by an afternoon of adult and child soapbox derby racing. Kinetic Derby Day sculptures – featured in the…

If the creek don’t rise, rain causes water to rage – with video

Lots of rain this week has swollen some of the creeks in the area. This stream borders the residential neighborhood of Westover Acres. It runs into Double Branch, and eventually into the Saluda River, in West Columbia, near Botanical Parkway. Rain is predicted for Friday evening, and more rain Sunday. Earlier this week, portions of the West Columbia Riverwalk, and…

Crash in Lexington County, Thursday morning, leaves 1 person dead

One person is dead after a Thursday morning accident in Lexington County, according to S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened just after 6 a.m. and involved two vehicles, on SC-6 in Gaston, near Blackville Road and Willie Paul Road. SC-6 was blocked according to the S.C. Department of Transportation, while emergency crews worked to clear the site of the wreck….

Comet Executive Director John Andoh addresses Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

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West Columbia cuisine, and its restaurants, in the spotlight at Taste on the River

Brookland. There are many appealing restaurants in West Columbia. Some of them are in the Sunset Boulevard corridor, from Meeting Street to I-26. Of the Sunset Boulevard restaurants, three are participating in the third annual Taste on the River, It’s Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Stone River, at the Riverwalk Amphitheater, The three “Taste” participants are: The…

Buttercream Dreams offering specialty sweets in West Columbia

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