West Columbia

Second half lifts Gray Collegiate past Calhoun County

Thomas Grant photos. With a state record of nine championships and over 700 career victories, Calhoun County boys’ basketball coach and former University of South Carolina scoring champion Zam Fredrick has a distinguished legacy. It’s one Dion Bethea, head coach of defending Class 2A champion Gray Collegiate Academy, greatly admires and hopes to emulate. “From me coaching his son (in…

Cayce-West Columbia Chamber names award winners at annual gala

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UPDATE – Crews search for man who jumped from bridge, bridges reopen

The Gervais Street Bridge and Blossom Street Bridge have both reopened to traffic. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and SLED are continuing to search for a reported jumper in the Congaree River. A helicopter is providing support with aerial search of the river. Original Story  A man jumped from the Gervais Street Bridge Wednesday morning. Before 11 a.m. the…

House of Raeford donates headphones for every Cayce Elementary student

Cayce-Elem-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Cayce-Elem-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Allyson Long-Cayce Elementary (left) Elizabeth Andrews of Edmentum, Ann Addy, teacher, Chuck Underhill House of Raeford, and John Robert Jackson, Edmentum. Show Caption Hide Caption Chuck Underhill of House of Raeford passing out headphones to students. Show Caption Hide Caption Allyson Long-Cayce Elementary (left) Elizabeth Andrews of Edmentum, Kim Addy,…

West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Taste on the River is Feb. 26 – With Silent Auction

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Taste on the River is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. It’s at Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd, West Columbia, near the Riverwalk Amphitheater. For ticket information call: 803-791 – 1880 – Ext. 623 To purchase tickets online, click HERE. There is a Silent Auction, Getting set up for Online Bidding just takes…

Man found unconscious in car carrying pistol, four kinds of drugs, police say

The Springdale Police Department reported an arrest Sunday night that occurred earlier in the day. According to the department, officers responded to a call at the Raceway gas station on Airport Boulevard in reference to a car with an unconscious occupant. Officers discovered a 34-year-old man passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked at a gas pump….

Emergency sirens to sound Tuesday, SCE&G running tests

Sully Sullivan photo. SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, will be conducting two siren warning system tests Tuesday, at two separate Midlands locations. The first siren will be activated at noon along the Lower Saluda River as part of the Lake Murray Dam emergency action plan.  The sirens will be sounding for a full three minutes. Then at approximately 1…

Rep. Joe Wilson has faith Trump can negotiate end to shutdown

Wilson, with incoming District Director Alex Morris and outgoing District Director Butch Wallace.   U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (SC- 2) said he believes in President Donald Trump when it comes to getting past the government shutdown. The partial shutdown went into effect Dec.22 after Congress failed to allocate $5 billion requested by the president for a wall along the US-Mexico…

Volunteers work to make Columbia waterways cleaner in 2019

Seven-Oaks-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Seven-Oaks-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Seven-Oaks-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Seven-Oaks-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Seven-Oaks-5 Show Caption Hide Caption Photo courtesy of Congaree Riverkeeper. More than a dozen volunteers spent the first Saturday of 2019 making one of Columbia’s parks and one of its waterways a little cleaner. The group, organized by Congaree Riverkeeper,…

UPDATE: Missing truck driver is found

George William Johnson – CDPS photo Officials with Cayce DPS have located George William Johnson, a man who had been missing for approximately 24 hours. Officers responded to an area near CMC Steel on New State Rd. after a security officer there made contact with Johnson around 1:30 this morning. The Cayce Department of Public Safety has determined that there are…

2018 a good year for business, according to owners

Business was good in 2018. It’s been a good year for business in West Columbia. The city is on pace in 2018 to record an 80 percent increase in the number of business licenses it issues. “It has been a super busy year,” said Melissa Sprouse-Browne, who owns the Real Estate School of South Carolina, South Carolina Realty and The…

West Columbia restaurants offer New Year’s Eve dining at its finest

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Columbia Metro Senior Bowl recap, by Tyler Cupp

From Columbia Metro Bowl Twitter account. History was made Saturday afternoon as the first ever Columbia Metro Senior Bowl was played at Irmo High School. The East squad took down the West 22-16. A trick play for a touchdown and two Alex Herrera (Spring Valley) field goals highlighted the win for the East. Coach of the East, Demetrius Davis, was…

Columbia Metro Bowl preview, by Tyler Cupp

The Columbia Metro Senior Bowl is finally here. The inaugural game will kickoff at 1 p.m. at Irmo High School and feature some of the best Midlands high school football players in the area. There will be 38 different schools represented with players and coaches. You’ve read about it by now, but what does this game really mean? To some,…

Inaugural Columbia Metro Bowl set for Saturday

The high school football season officially wraps up this weekend in the Midlands. The first-ever Columbia Metro Bowl featuring All-Star players from 38 Midlands schools will be at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium Saturday. The brainchild of Ridge View’s head coach Perry Parks, the game will pit a West team of schools in Lexington-Richland District Five, Lexington and Newberry…