West Columbia

New West Columbia Councilman Mickey Pringle brings initiatives to his district

Pringle sworn in by Judge Kenneth Ebener. Kameron Pringle, Mickey Pringle’s grandson, holds the Bible. Show Caption Hide Caption Mickey Pringle Show Caption Hide Caption Mickey Pringle of West Columbia City Council- Terry Ward photos. It took a while, but West Columbia City Council has a new member. Mickey Pringle, a just-retired high school principal, was sworn in on June…

Midland Dixie Youth Baseball Coach Pitch team finishes 4th in World Series

The Midland Dixie Youth Baseball Coach Pitch team, representing South Carolina, won a game Monday at the DYB World Series, then lost two. With the losses, Midland was eliminated from the tournament being played in Lumberton NC. Midland Dixie Youth teams are based in Pine Ridge. South Carolina defeated Tennessee 3-2 in the first game Monday, but lost to Louisiana…

Pre-season high school football preview part 1, by Tyler Cupp

Tyler Cupp has contributed to ESPN radio and multiple other stations in Columbia covering High School and state sports in SC.Since 2007. Tyler has covered State Championships and Tournaments in SC for wrestling, baseball, basketball, softball, and football. He is the play by play voice of the Lugoff-Elgin Demons for WPUB radio out of Kershaw County. Storylines and Season Preview…

Second night of South Congaree Championship Rodeo is Saturday

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Planning underway for Columbia’s first Soda City Duck Race

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Midland Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch team leaves for World Series, Friday

Midland Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch team in the State of SC Jersey. Contributed Stephen Knight. The Midland Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch team won the state title earlier this month.  Midland Dixie Youth teams play in Pine Ridge.   Tournament scores from Saturday and Sunday: South Carolina 11, Florida 6 South Carolina 16, Texas 2 (4 innings) South Carolina 10, Arkansas…

Arrest made in connection to armed robbery at Ruby Tuesday

The West Columbia Police Department announced Monday afternoon that an arrest was made in an armed robbery that occurred earlier in the day.  The incident occurred at the Ruby Tuesday on Augusta Road in West Columbia. Investigators have charged West Columbia man William Jody Wingate, 47, with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a knife during a violent crime. According…

Lanes blocked on Augusta Highway after multi-vehicle accident with injuries

Crash- Photo by Terry Ward. Traffic was delayed in the 3000 block of Augusta Highway in West Columbia Monday morning after an accident involving several vehicles. There were injuries reported. Crews from the West Columbia Police Department, the West Columbia Fire Department and Lexington County Fire Services were on the scene. According to the WCPD, around 10:30 a.m. both eastbound…

Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Business Expo 2018 is Tuesday

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Business Expo 2018 is Tuesday. It starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. It’s at the Blue Moon Ballroom, 554 Meeting St, West Columbia. The Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber’s 2018 Breakfast Business Expo is an ideal way to showcase your business and your products/services with an exhibit booth at the event. A…

Midland Dixie Youth Minors baseball team going to World Series

Midland Dixie Youth Minors All-Stars boys baseball team- Lester Sharpe photo. The Midland Dixie Youth Minors All-Stars boys baseball team won the 2018 AAA State Tournament. The South Carolina State Championship was played in Moncks Corner, Saturday. The Midland Minors are based in Pine Ridge and with the win qualified for the Dixie Youth World Series which begins in Lumberton,…

Lexington Recreation Commission day camp offers summer fun for kids

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2 arrested by LCSD in connection to fatal shooting

Robin Cunningham (left) of West Columbia and Morgan Carr of Lexington were arrested Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Robert All. Cunningham, 24, is charged with armed robbery and criminal conspiracy. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center after a judge denied him bond. Carr, 26, is charged with obstruction of…

West Columbia’s Brookland, a first-class development, ready for first residents

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Chapin/Newberry wins American Legion Upstate Region title

Chapin-Newberry team photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Since 2013, the state tournament has served as a post-season destination for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. On Thursday, it earned a fourth consecutive trip and fifth in six seasons after wrapping up a second-round Best-of-Five series with Greenwood Post 20. Chapin/Newberry defeated Greenwood 14-9 in Game Four to claim the Upstate Region title. Chapin/Newberry…

West Columbia offers new incentives to recruit of police officers 

The West Columbia Police Department has created a recruitment program to meet the growing need for qualified applicants. The new program includes increased starting salaries for police officers and ways to remain competitive throughout an officer’s career with additional promotion opportunities and other incentives to retain trained officers. “The applicant pool for the profession of police officer has dwindled over…

Pine Ridge Police Department implementing zero tolerance speeding policy

Drivers who are caught speeding though the jurisdiction of the Pine Ridge Police Department should expect to be written a citation, according to an announcement from Pine Ridge police chief Nick Scott. The department joined forces with other law enforcement agencies across South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee to launch “Operation Southern Shield.” During the operation, law enforcement agencies…

Some lanes on I-26 in West Columbia to be closed overnight, Monday-through-Wednesday

I-26 Exit, West Columbia- File Photo. Lanes along portions of I-26 in West Columbia will be closed from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. daily, July 16-July 19, as SCE&G contract crews perform overhead electric line work across the road. To reduce the impact on traffic, the work will take place during overnight hours in coordination with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Work…