West Columbia

Rhythm on the River wraps up spring series

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Airport High School’s Maddie Haag is “Amazing,” receives special scholarship

Maddie Haag Maddie Haag is not only a special needs student, she is special. Maddie, who has Down syndrome, was chosen Ms Amazing at Airport High School’s Miss Aquila pageant. And she finished First Runner Up in last year’s AHS Homecoming Queen voting. Friday, Maddie received a scholarship from the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club. She is enrolling at Winthrop University…

Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing cuts the ribbon on State Street, West Columbia

324 State St. West Columbia Show Caption Hide Caption Art in gallery Show Caption Hide Caption Art in gallery Show Caption Hide Caption Gallery Show Caption Hide Caption Rob Show Caption Hide Caption Ribbon cutting Thursday. Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing has opened at 324 State Street in West Columbia. The ribbon was cut on the shop, Thursday afternoon. The…

S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games conclude at Lexington High School

Brandon Caughman of Airport takes a swing in Wednesday’s contest. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. The two-day S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star games concluded Wednesday at Lexington High School. Day one was a true “Southern” affair as all three South teams were victorious over the North. The South won the opening contest between Classes 3A/4A by a 5-1 score, then claimed…

Motorcyclist dies in collision on Charleston Highway, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died due to a motor vehicle collision. The incident occurred in the 3800 block of Charleston Highway just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. According to Fisher, Keven E. Brannon, 47, of Irmo was operating a motorcycle, traveling eastbound, when he collided with a southbound vehicle pulling a boat trailer as it…

Prettier Than Matt plays Rhythm on the River, Saturday – City provides parking options

Prettier Than Matt has a tendency to draw a large crowd. Saturday, Prettier Than Matt will play the last concert of the Rhythm on the River Spring Series. The show is at 6 pm at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater. About Prettier Than Matt More than just another acoustic duo, Prettier Than Matt has evolved into both an…

Enhancements to West Columbia’s River District good for Kinetic Derby Day’s future

Construction of Park across from Riverwalk Amphitheater. Show Caption Hide Caption Construction at Interactive Art Park Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling Park Park construction. Show Caption Hide Caption Brookland complex sidewalk provides connectivity. Show Caption Hide Caption Brookland photo of Columbia skyline Show Caption Hide Caption Art Park paved parking lot. Show Caption Hide Caption Interactive Art Park “It was…

Lexington County Coroner identifies 26-year-old woman who died in crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident. It occurred in the 600 block of West Dunbar Road in West Columbia at approximately 8:45 p.m., Thursday. According to Fisher, Ms. Alexis Younginer, 26, of Irmo was pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries. Ms. Younginer’s vehicle left the right side of…

Rhythm on the River concert features 48 Fables and Admiral Radio, this Saturday

The Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series is at 6 p.m. Saturday. The band this week is: 48 Fables and Admiral Radio. It’s at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia. The forecast looks better this week, after the concert was rained out a couple weeks in a row. Rhythm on the River is a chance…

West Columbia announces sale of property for Savage Craft Ale Works in old City Hall building

Concept rendering of the project as seen from Meeting Street toward Center Street. The City of West Columbia has closed the sale of the property for the future Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s River District area. The new brewery is scheduled to open in late Spring 2020 in the old Brookland Fire Station/City Hall building located at 430…

Lexington County Fire Service responds to blaze on Augusta Highway

Lexington County Fire and EMS personnel responded to a residential structure fire in the 4400 block of Augusta Highway, Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, smoke and flames could be seen coming from one of the residence’s rooms. The fire was put out. EMS is treating one person on scene for possible smoke inhalation. Augusta Highway was  shutdown in both directions, while…

Juul, E-cigarette maker, announces facility to open in Lexington County, with 500 jobs

Juul, the Electronic cigarette maker has announced it will invest $125 million for a facility in Lexington County. The new operation is expected to create 500 jobs, according to a Monday news release. The plan calls for the establishment of an assembly and packaging plant that is expected to be operating as early as the summer. The plant would likely…

Andrew Richbourg is Springdale’s new police chief

Andrew “Bear” Richbourg. Andrew “Bear” Richbourg has been appointed as new Chief of Police of the Springdale Police Department. Town Administrator Ashley Watkins appointed him, Thursday. “It says a lot about our Town when we are able to promote such a high ranking employee within a department,” said Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop.” I fully support our Town Administrator and her…

Lexington Wine Walk postponed until May 31, due to weather concerns

Due to a forecast for thunderstorms, which are projected to produce heavy lightening, the Lexington Wine Walk is being rescheduled until Friday, May 31. “We are moving it to then. All tickets will be honored for the new date,” said Walker Brewer, Town of Lexington Downtown Venue Promoter. The Wine Walk is being postponed in order to provide a full…

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and mom likes her flowers and her favorite restaurant

Grecian Gardens offering a sample of their food at Taste on the River. Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to honor the very special women in our lives.  And it also keeps some people busy in West Columbia. “Mother’s Day, or the Saturday before, is the single-biggest day of the year for us,” said Jackie MaCaulay, owner of Jarrett’s…

Cayce Historical Museum to celebrate George Washington’s visit

The City of Cayce and the Cayce Historical Museum will hold a commemorative event in honor of the 218th anniversary of President George Washington’s visit to the Cayce area during his Southern Tour of States. President George Washington visited the area that would one day be called Cayce on May 22, 1791. The Cayce Historical Museum, at 1800 12th Street,…

Springdale Splash Pad reopening for season with new water features

Splash Pad photo provided. Summer is quickly approaching, and the Town of Springdale is about to offer a fun and easy way for families to cool off. Town officials announced their Splash Pad will be reopening for the season beginning Thursday. Business license and building permit clerk Jacquelyn Adams said they are happy to have it available to residents once…

“Valuable and unique” Brookland-Cayce “Diva” Lynn Summer to retire

Sen. Nikki Setzler and Lynn Summer. Lynn Summer has spent 25 years as a teacher at Brookland-Cayce High School. She is retiring at the end of this school year. “I’m at a good place,” said Summer. “I’m just ready.” To commemorate her retirement from BC, there was a drop in reception for “The BC Diva” Lynn Summer. It was in the Brookland…

River Bluff, Gray Collegiate fall in Lower State girls soccer finals

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The dreams of a perfect state championship season ended Monday in The Swamp for River Bluff girls’ soccer. The nationally 11th-ranked Lady Gators were upended 2-1 by fellow unbeaten Wando in the Class 5A Lower State final. It was the first loss of the season for River Bluff (22-1-1), who previously played Wando to a 1-1…

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett named new Isle of Palms police chief

Kevin Cornett The Isle of Palms City Council has appointed Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett as its new police chief. Cornett was named at a special meeting Monday night, according to a report from WCSC -Live 5-TV in Charleston. Cornett’s wife, Sarah, posted the following on Facebook Monday evening: “It’s officially official!! The cat is outta the bag and the…