West Columbia

West Columbia welcomes cyclists with 3 bicycle repair stations

Three stands : Riverwalk  Moffatt Street, West Columbia Community Center).   The City of West Columbia has completed the installation of the three bicycle repair stations located in the City. The stations are part of a project with EngenuitySC’s What’s Next Midlands and the Cola Town Bike Collective to create biking connectivity between all areas of the Midlands. The bicycle…

UPDATED 1 dead, 2 hospitalized after shooting in West Columbia – victim identified

One person was fatally shot at a West Columbia apartment complex Thursday, according to West Columbia Police. Two other people also were hospitalized after being shot in the same incident, according to West Columbia Police Department Assistant Police Chief Scott Morrison. The shooting occurred at the New Brookland apartments in the 900 block of Glenn Street, The Lexington County Coroner’s…

Brookland Beach Bash at West Columbia Riverwalk is Saturday

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Ex-Swansea football coach, AD, ready to fight for reputation

Gregory Wright By Thomas Grant Jr.  Gregory Wright arrived at Swansea High School three years ago with enthusiastic support as the new head football coach and athletics director. He now finds himself without a job after his termination this past Thursday. Wrestling coach Eric Pack was reportedly named the interim head football coach. Lexington School District Four and Swansea High…

UPDATED – Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies work domestic violence incident – arrest made

LCSD photo. A Lexington man has been charged after a seven-hour standoff with deputies Saturday morning at a home on Farming Creek Way. Jonathan Johnson, 24, is charged with first degree domestic violence after he used force while attempting to have intercourse with his live-in girlfriend, according to an arrest warrant. Johnson also produced a firearm and threatened to harm…

Northside Middle’s Jane Taylor finishes last day at school Thursday after 36 years

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Cayce-West Columbia Chamber welcomes new members

New members were welcomed at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast this week. The breakfast was held at at 300 Senate Street. Pictured are: Brad Spehl, with mic, of Steeplechase Financial Services; Beverly Roland and Janis Tuten of Alpha Male Men’s Clinic; Laura Snellgrove of Spectrum Reach and Jen Thompson of Lighthouse For Life. Suzanne Riley-Whyte of the Chamber is…

Forest Gantt, of Springdale Police Department, is Officer-of-the-Month

PFC Forest Gant of the Springdale Police Department was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Month at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast this week. The breakfast was held at at 300 Senate Street. Pictured are:  SPD Officer Chris Manuel; Gant; SPD Chief Kevin Cornett; Vaughan Dozier and Brad Burdette. Categories: Cayce, Lexington County, West Columbia

2 armed robberies, Springdale Police look for suspects

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett is asking for the community’s help in identifying individuals involved in two separate robberies at the Corner Pantry Gas Station at 3280 Platt Springs Rd., in Springdale. The first incident took place Saturday just before 3 a.m. Two individuals entered the store and one presented a pump shotgun as the two ordered the cashier to give…

UPDATED: Coroner identifies body recovered from the Congaree River

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified a body recovered from the Congaree River in Cayce. It was recovered at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday. According to Fisher, the body of Thomas Wright “Antwon” Sumter, 50, of Columbia was recovered from the river by the Cayce Department of Public Safety. An autopsy has been scheduled Thursday to determine the cause of…

Update: Body found in Congaree River in Cayce

Congaree River in Cayce The Cayce Department of Public Safety was notified of a possible body in the Congaree River on Wednesday at 2:03 p.m.  Officers, Investigators, and Fire Personnel responded to an area approximate 200 yards downstream from the Blossom Street Bridge.                 Cayce DPS deployed Swift Water Rescue Technicians into the river and the body of a unidentified…

Cayce Waffle House robbed at gunpoint, police looking for suspects

The Cayce Department of Public Safety is reporting that a robbery occurred on Wednesday at 12:23 a.m. Officers responded to the Waffle House restaurant located at 1837 Airport Blvd. Witnesses described the suspects as three black males with one of them brandishing what appeared to be a shotgun. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from register, the three males…

Trump-McMaster rally attendees come to protest, support, witness president in SC

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Man arrested in connection to child pornography distribution and possession

Bobby Eugene Satterfield Jr., 55, of West Columbia, has been arrested on 12 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest Monday. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), all…

President Trump visits Monday, Cayce Public Safety issues traffic information

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend an Election Eve campaign rally for S.C. Gov.Henry McMaster in West Columbia, Monday. The Director of the Cayce Department of Public Safety, Byron Snellgrove, stated, “The City of Cayce and the Cayce Department of Public Safety is proud to host and escort President Trump in our beautiful city. We will continue to keep the…

His House Ministries store destroyed in overnight fire

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Portion of Cayce Riverwalk re-opened after repairs completed

City of Cayce Riverwalk. The City of Cayce is reporting that the Riverwalk beginning at the train trestles and ending at the historical locks at H. Kelley Jones Park is now open. Repairs, including bank stabilization and boardwalk re-routing are complete. A total of 120 feet of boardwalk was replaced and moved back from the water. Categories: Cayce, Lexington, Lexington…

Murder suspect arrested after more than a year on the run

Kevin Lawrence Pearson- LCSD photo A West Columbia man wanted since March 2017 in connection with a fatal shooting was arrested Thursday night. Kevin Lawrence Pearson, 26, is charged with murder and criminal conspiracy for his role in a February 2017 homicide on Princeton Road in West Columbia, according to arrest warrants. “Detectives have treated Pearson as our most wanted…

Pres. Donald Trump coming to Airport High School for McMaster Campaign

President Donald Trump will attend an Election Eve campaign rally for S.C. Gov.Henry McMaster in West Columbia, on Monday. The event is free and open to the general public. General admission tickets can be obtained by clicking “Register” on Page Link and then filling out the form. Doors open at 4 p.m. The event will start at 6 p.m. Mon,…

From police officer to city administrator, Brian Carter proud to serve West Columbia

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West Columbia passes final reading of budget

West Columbia City Council. The City of West Columbia passed final reading of its 2018-19 fiscal year budget Monday. A general fund budget of $16,126,000 was approved. The budget funds three additional firefighters for the city. The new firefighters would also be trained as paramedics. The budget also includes money for a new rescue vehicle and funding for the West…

Mickey Pringle sworn in as West Columbia’s newest member of city council

Mickey Pringle sworn in by Judge Kenneth Ebener. Kameron Pringle, Mickey Pringle’s grandson, holds the Bible. Photo by Terry Ward Mickey Pringle was sworn in as the West Columbia District 5 representative on city council Monday night. Judge Kenneth Ebener administered the oath of office to Pringle. Kameron Pringle, Mickey Pringle’s grandson, holds the Bible. Pringle was not seated earlier…

Overturned truck blocks Knox-Abbott Drive in Cayce Monday evening

Two lanes of traffic on Knox Abbott Drive (in front of the Neighborhood WalMart Store) were reopened Monday night.  The road had been completely  blocked after an 18-wheeler truck overturned causing scrap metal and debris to spill across Knox Abbott Drive. No one was injured in the accident. City of Cayce Spokeswoman Asheley Hunter gave an update of the incident, after…