West Columbia

Gilbert holds off Gray Collegiate

Gilbert running back DeAndre Cook rushed for 168 yards and three TDs versus Gray Collegiate. Thomas Grant photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. The fans at Tomahawk Stadium itching for football after last year’s historic season at Gilbert were treated to a dominating start Friday night. The host team Indians opened up a 21-0 lead over visiting Gray Collegiate in the…

Sound equipment, supplies stolen from West Columbia church

Suspected theft vehicle. LCSD images. Release from Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Sunday worship services at 12 Springs Community Church typically sound like other Lexington County houses of worship.But where there were once amps, drums, sound boards, basses, tables and chairs…this week, there was almost nothing left. “I really don’t know how to say it better than this, but all of our…

Palmetto Outdoor Center optimizes eco-tourism

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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….

Fire destroys thrift store in West Columbia

A fire damaged a West Columbia thrift store called ‘Lets Just Plunder’ just off of Meeting Street, Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but The building and its contents are a total loss according to the West Columbia Fire Department. Crews from West Columbia, Irmo, Cayce, Richland, and Lexington County responded to get the fire under control. The West Columbia…

Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 on schedule to open in October

Rainbow-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-1 Show Caption Hide Caption The bridge on Rainbow Drive over Interstate 26. Photos by Terry Ward. Work to replace the bridge on Rainbow Drive over Interstate 26 in Springdale is progressing and the bridge should open in a couple of months. Chris Drive and…

Crash results in diesel spill in Lexington

The Lexington County Fire Services, EMS and the Lexington Police Department were on the scene of a hazmat spill that occurred Monday due to a collision in the 5100 block of Sunset Boulevard.  It’s the Target and Best Buy shopping center. Approximately 70-100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked. The S.C. department of Health and Environmental Control was notified about the…

New Riverbank Elementary, SRAA renovation mark opening of school year in West Columbia

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Football in the air at the 3rd Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree in Irmo

Jamboree-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Jamboree-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Jamboree-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Jamboree-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Jamboree Show Caption Hide Caption The Third Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree took place at Irmo High School, Friday night. Each team played two quarters. Next week the season starts and the games count. Teams got some live action versus…

Truck overturns on Cayce I-26 on ramp

Emergency Personnel are on the scene of a single-vehicle incident in Cayce. It involves an overturned tractor-trailer on the I-26 115 East Bound on ramp from US-321. Cayce Public Safety personnel are asking motorists to please find an alternate route. There is a report from Cayce Public Safety of minor injuries. Cayce DPS photo.  

Hampton Inn-Airport by Hilton cuts the ribbon on multi-million-dollar renovation

Pictured are: Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Executive Director Richard Skipper, Tierica Johnson, Hampton sales manager,  Katrina Cruz, Hampton interim general manager,  and Jenny Dantzler, Hampton assistant general manager.  The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at the Hampton Inn-Airport by Hilton. The hotel announced a multi-million renovation. The hotel’s rooms have been renovated along with its fitness center. The…

Cayce’s Steel Hands Brewing looking for art to display

Steel Hands Calling all Cayce Area Artists. Steel Hands Brewing in Cayce announced last week that it is hosting an Artist Competition. Your work could be permanently displayed at the Brewery. The brewery is also giving away prizes. Click for link to register to submit art If you are interested in submitting art visit the Steel Hands Brewing website. You…

The M.O.M. sale to hold gymnasium full of children’s clothes, items

Photo provided. Multiples of the Midlands (the MoM club) announced they will be hosting their fall/winter consignment sale Saturday, September 8 from 7 a.m. to noon.  The M.O.M. (Mothers of Multiples) Sale is held bi-annually, and features gently-used items for children at greatly reduced prices, according to their announcement. The sale presents a gymnasium of merchandise including clothes (preemie through…

Reminder- National Night Out 2018 is Tuesday night

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is inviting all Town of Lexington residents and families to the National Night Out,  Tuesday, at the Lexington Square Park. Lexington Square Park is at 205 East Main Street in Lexington. The National Night Out event will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Several other communities are holding National Night Out too. National Night…

One more Cayce 12,000 Year History Park tour in August

Cayce-Tour-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Cayce-Tour-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Cayce-Tour Show Caption Hide Caption Cayce-Tour-1 Show Caption Hide Caption There is a magnitude of history in Cayce, with its 12,000 Year History Park. A guided summer tour  took place on Congaree Creek, which is in the park, Saturday. And mark your calendars, there is one more guided tour left…

West Columbia experiences boom in new business

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