West Columbia

Lexington Two school employees recognized for service

Nearly 50 longtime employees of Lexington Two were recognized for their service this week. Awards were presented for 10, 20  and 30 years of service in Lexington Two during a reception before Thursday’s monthly Board of Trustees meeting. Among the recipients, their schools and years of service: 10-year awards: Annette Ariail, Cayce Elementary; Sean Bech, Riverbank Elementary; Dawn Blaum, Springdale…

River Bluff, Gilbert remain undefeated, to face each other next week

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The stage is now set for next week’s “Showdown in the Swamp” between two Lexington County undefeated teams. River Bluff and Gilbert both improved to 5-0 Friday and will face each other in each teams’ final non-region regular season contest. The Gators held off Irmo 14-7 at home. Shrine Bowl running back Braden Walker accounted for…

West Columbia’s Enabling Park moves closer toward completion

Enabling 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling Park 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling Park Show Caption Hide Caption Parking Show Caption Hide Caption It will not be long before West Columbia’s new Enabling Park, for people of all abilities, will be complete. The park is on Hudson Street, adjacent to the West Columbia Riverwalk. “The parking lot has been…

High school football week 4 preview, by Tyler Cupp

DeQuandre Smith has accounted for 10 total touchdowns for the Vikings. GoFlashWin photo. SPRING VALLEY (2-1) AT CHAPIN (2-1) I like this game a lot. These two teams are still figuring themselves out I think. Spring Valley’s new spread offense seems to be gaining confidence each week while Chapin is working at being more consistent. To be fair, both teams…

New River District Association holds meeting, seeks members

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Portion of the Cayce Riverwalk closed for possible suicide investigation

Thomas Newman Boat Landing, Cayce Riverwalk. A portion of the Cayce Riverwalk (Phase 4 – Thomas Newman Boat Landing) is currently closed. The Cayce Department of Public Safety is investigating a possible suicide. More details will be provided as they become available, according to Ashley Hunter, City of Cayce spokeswoman. Categories: Cayce, Lexington County, West Columbia

Pine Ridge Middle’s Jennifer Eskridge is Lexington 2 Teacher of the Year

PRMS Principal David Basile and Jennifer Eskridge is Lexington 2 Teacher of the Year. By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington Two Communications Director No one was surprised when Jennifer Eskridge became a teacher. After all, her mother, grandmother, several aunts and an uncle were all educators. But Eskridge got a surprise of her own Tuesday, when Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William B….

Nephron Pharmaceuticals, CEO Lou Kennedy, donate to school pharmacology program

Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy with District One representatives. Photo provided. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation and CEO Lou Kennedy are continuing support of Lexington County School District One students. Kennedy recently donated $9,000 to the Lexington One Educational Foundation to cover course fees for students enrolled in Lexington District One’s Pharmacology course. The district offers the course at Lexington Technology Center and…

Mardel Christian and Education store holds grand opening

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West Columbia Artisan Market opens, adds energy to thriving River District

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West Columbia water is safe, but the smell may be different

The City of West Columbia has issued a press release in response to some questions regarding changes in its water service. The release is below: Lake Murray is currently experiencing turnover, a naturally occurring event, which contributes to an increase in natural organic matter. This summer, the region has experienced periods of heavy rain followed by long dry periods with…

Midlands stacked with Shrine-Bowl worthy quarterback talent

Dutch Fork quarterback Ty Olenchuck,.GoFlashWin photo. The SC Sandlappers’ Dec. 21 Shrine Bowl roster will be revealed at 3 p.m. Sunday on Facebook Live. Annually selecting the top seniors from over 200 SC High School League schools in five classifications is always an arduous task for each Shrine Bowl staff member. It’s especially difficult when coaches are limited to picking…

Tribute for Trees raises $50,000 for West Columbia Beautification Foundation – Photos of event

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West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s 5th Annual Tribute for Trees is Tuesday

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation will hold its 5th Annual Tribute for Trees Fundraiser, on Tuesday, at West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia. The gala is from 5:30 p.m.until 7:30 p.m. Funds raised at the event will be used to plant trees around the City of West Columbia, beautifying the roadways on Meeting Street and Augusta…

High School football recap – By Tyler Cupp

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Lexington County Emergency Service Complex East Region Headquarters is opened Friday

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The First Friday Art Crawl is from 5 pm. until 9 p.m. on State Street in West Columbia

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Cayce-West Columbia DYB Baseball Team gets resolution from West Columbia City Council

Cayce West Columbia Dixie Youth Ozone Baseball Team with coaches and West Columbia Mayor Pro Tem, Tem Miles West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton and West Columbia City Council recognized the Cayce-West Columbia Dixie Youth Ozone Baseball Team for winning the Dixie Youth Ozone State Championship for the 2019 season. West Columbia Mayor Pro Tem, Tem Miles is pictured with the…

Ribbon is cut on West Columbia’s Interactive Art Park

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60-year-old pedestrian identified by coroner after fatal collision

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the individual who died after being struck by a motor vehicle in the 1900 block of Platt Springs Road. The incident occurred at approximately 2:40 a.m. Saturday. According to Fisher, Robbie Lee Grimsley, 60, of West Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained. Grimsley was walking across the roadway when…

Lexington School District 2 will operate on a normal schedule Tuesday

From Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 Communications Director – At this time, Lexington Two will be operating on a normal schedule Tuesday, Sept. 3. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and get updates throughout the week from the Governor’s Office, local and state emergency preparedness officials, and others. Categories: Cayce, Education, Lexington County, West Columbia

PETSinc asks for help as it takes in evacuated animals

As Hurricane Dorian approaches the South Carolina coast, animal shelters are being evacuated. Animals are being moved to PETSinc for safety on Monday. The shelter is at 300 Orchard Dr, West Columbia, SC 29170 To handle the extra paws, additional supplies are needed immediately. Those supplies include: crates, paper towels, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, trash bags and pet food. More…