West Columbia

Pedestrian struck and killed on Leaphart Road

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle, Sunday. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Leaphart Road in West Columbia. According to Coroner Fisher, Ms. Kathy Diane Altman, 53, of Lugoff was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. The…

Gray Collegiate’s historic season ends with second-round loss

IMG_2850 Show Caption Hide Caption Gray Collegiate 2 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_2853 Show Caption Hide Caption Thomas Grant photos.   A school-record for victories and a first-ever berth into the third round of the Class 2A playoffs awaited Gray Collegiate Friday night at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium. Instead, the War Eagles ran into a defensive buzzsaw in the form…

West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater closed

The City of West Columbia closed the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater, at 6 p.m., on Friday, in anticipation of rising waters in the area. The portion of the Riverwalk from the Gervais Street Bridge to the Moffatt Street entrance remains closed until further notice due to high water in the area. Once the flood waters subside and the Riverwalk…

Brookland-Cayce Theater students present “Don’t Drink The Water” in improvisational space while school’s auditorium is renovated

The unique 360-degree performance of the play in one of the rooms in the school. The BCHS auditorium is being renovated, so the play venue was moved. The Brookland Cayce Theater Department kicked off the first night of two play presentations on Thursday. The student players are performing their fall play, “Don’t Drink The Water.” Their second performance is slated…

Brookland-Cayce to face high-powered Hartsville in state playoffs, Friday

BC BB Reed Charpia. GoFlashWin file photo Brookland-Cayce head football coach Rusty Charpia said his team will ready to play No. 1 seeded Hartsville, Friday. But it did take a couple days to recover from the Bearcats’ 31-30 win over Beaufort in round one of the state 4A state playoffs. “We got home at 4:30 a.m. Saturday,” Charpia said. The…

Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 in West Columbia open

Rainbow-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow Drive- Rob Thompson/SCDOT photo The Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 in West Columbia opened at 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the S.C. Department of Transportation. Crews were still removing signs and barrels in the area, but the overpass is open to vehicle traffic. Traffic will…

Stone Canyon Cabins selling 400 sq.-ft. homes, based out of West Columbia

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Domino’s plans to build processing facility in West Columbia, creating 75 jobs

Company images Domino’s, the Michigan-based pizza restaurant chain, Wednesday announced plans to open a new processing facility in Lexington County. The company’s new project is slated to create 75 jobs. The company plans to construct a new, 67,000-square-foot processing facility in West Columbia. It will supply dough, as well as other ingredients and supplies, to its regional franchise stores. Expected…

Portion of West Columbia Riverwalk closed temporarily due to flooding

Riverwalk between Klapman and Gervais Street Bridge. File Photo Portions of the West Columbia Riverwalk Park are closed until further notice due to flooding. The area from the Gervais Street Bridge to the Moffatt Street entrance are closed until further notice due high water in that area. Once the flood waters subside and the Riverwalk path is clear again, the…

New Lexington 2 School Board members sworn in, Board Chairman elected

Linda Alford-Wooten, left, J.M. “Bud” Summers and Christina Rucker took the oath of office Tuesday. From Dawn Kujawa, Lexington Two Communications Director Lexington Two’s newly elected board members were sworn in and officers selected during a special meeting Tuesday night. The newest board members, Christina Rucker and J.M. “Bud” Summers, along with returning member Linda Alford-Wooten, took the oath of…

Annual Christmas in Cayce events announced

Click to enlarge It’s that time of year! The City of Cayce  announced this year’s annual “Christmas in Cayce” events. Kicking off Nov. 29, several holiday events will be taking place. Thursday, November 29, 6 PM – 41st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Cayce Proceeds from the sale of lights are given to God’s Helping Hands….

West Columbia revitalization – with TIF – needs Lex 2 School District’s support

Triangle City area of West Columbia. A large swath of West Columbia is primed for revitalization, but city officials need the support of the Lexington Two School District to implement the plan. In October, West Columbia City Council approved a Tax Increment Financing plan for a section of the city. Included is Triangle City, US 1, Jarvis Klapman Boulevard, Charleston…

Rucker, Summers elected to Lexington 2 School Board, Alford-Wooten re-elected

Newcomers Christina Rucker and Bud Summers were elected to the Lexington 2 School Board Tuesday. Linda Alford-Wooten was re-elected. Rucker received 7023 votes for 20 percent. Summers got 6030 votes for 17 percent. Alford-Wooten received 6464 or 19% percent. There were seven candidates on the ballot, running for three seats. Brad Giles got 5247 votes of 15 percent. Wayne McKim…

More than 25 pounds of marijuana seized at traffic stop, driver arrested

Jackson Reed. Booking photo. A California man was arrested in possession of more than 25 pounds of marijuana Monday after a traffic stop as he was leaving the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Jackson Quincy Reed, a 43-year-old Sacramento resident, is charged with trafficking marijuana, according to an arrest warrant. Reed is also charged with driving recklessly on the John N. Hardee…

West Columbia Riverwalk entrance to temporarily close beginning Wednesday

Terry Ward photo. City of West Columbia officials announced Tuesday that the Moffatt Street entrance of the West Columbia Riverwalk will be closing.  The temporary closure is due to a South Carolina Department of Transportation bridge inspection beginning Wednesday.  No day was announced for the anticipated re-opening. According to officials, the public will be notified when the Moffatt Street entrance…

Rosters for Columbia Metro Senior Bowl

Rosters have been announced for the first ever Columbia Metro Senior Bowl. Plans for the game were official earlier this week, and by Saturday the players had been selected. The game will take place December the 22 at Irmo High School’s WC Hawkins Stadium. Metro Bowl Rosters: EAST Team Quarterbacks Matthew Jamison (AC Flora), Bryce Jeffcoat (Camden) Running Backs Jaylon…

West Columbia’s Fall Back Fest one of many upcoming community events

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Sheppard’s Glass Service celebrates 50 years in business

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All lanes of Leaphart Road Bridge open, Chris Drive, Harbor Drive, too

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