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Tommy Parler ends tenure on West Columbia City Council

Tommy Parler When West Columbia City Council convenes, Tuesday, Councilman Tommy Parler will not be seated. After three terms, Parler chose not to run in 2017. Erin Porter will be sworn-in to take his place. “It was time to step down” said Parler. Parler, was with the West Columbia Fire Department for 25 years, and first elected in 2005. He…

West Columbia City Council District 7 Candidate Q&A: Tommy Parler (incumbent)

Cola Daily sent an identical questionnaire to each candidate for the West Columbia City Council District 7. The position is held by Tommy Parler, who is facing off against challenger Preston Cantrell. The election takes place Nov. 5. Below are Parler’s responses. Cantrell declined to complete a candidate questionnaire. Can you share your age, family and professional background history? Age:…

Mike Green, Marland Hardy Mitchell, Erin Porter win West Columbia City Council seats

Porter, Mitchell, Green Mike Green, Marland Hardy Mitchell, and Erin Porter won West Columbia City Council seats, Tuesday. Green retained the District 1 seat he won in a special election in June. Pete Fisher and Virginia McGrady opposed him in Tuesday’s election. Mitchell defeated incumbent Councilman Boyd Jones in District 5. Porter defeated two opponents vying for the District 7…

New faces vying for seats on West Columbia City Council in Tuesday’s election

Four West Columbia City Council seats are on the ballot in the Tuesday (Nov. 7) municipal election. Of the four council seats, two incumbents have opposition and one seat is open because of a retiring council member. The City Of West Columbia Council seat in District 3 is held by Casey Jordan Hallman and she is running for reelection unopposed….

West Columbia Fire Chief Wyatt Coleman retiring after 40 years

West Columbia Fire Chief Wyatt Coleman has been a loyal and dedicated public servant. After 40 years, all with the WCFD, Coleman is retiring. Chris Smith has been named as his replacement. “I started on July 3, 1977 at the fire department that was over on Center Street,” Coleman said. But like a lot of boys who are drawn to…

West Columbia talks odor ordinance, suspends noise rules

The City of West Columbia will look into adopting an odor ordinance. Don Icenhower of the Lexington 2 School District and Jon Miller talk to council about new school construction. (Terry Ward Photo) The idea was debated at council’s meeting Monday. Councilman Tem Miles said he is ‘thankful” council is discussing odors specific to the House of Raeford poultry processing…

West Columbia Riverwalk is back, first spring Rhythm on the River show complete

1/3Ribbon is cut Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Runaway Jug Band Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Whiskey Tango Revue Show Caption Hide Caption Ribbon is cut. Pictured are; West Columbia Public Information Officer Anna Huffman; Councilmen Boyd Jones and Tommy Parler; Mayor Bobby Horton; City Administrator Brian Carter; incoming C-WC Chamber President Bill Mooneyhan; Public Works Director Jamie Hook, and 94.3 The…

West Columbia City Council pays tribute to the late Councilman Dale Harley

Sandy Harley and Sen. Nikki Setzler. (Anna Huffman Photos/City of West Columbia) Dale Harley The West Columbia City Council honored the late Councilman Dale Harley at its meeting Tuesday. Harley, mayor pro tem of West Columbia, passed away on March 23. Council, on Tuesday, approved a resolution honoring Harley. And State Senator Nikki Setzler came and presented Sandy Harley with…

West Columbia council members approve first reading of new fireworks ordinance

Most roads in West Columbia were safe for travel this week, and City Council members met Tuesday for their regular October meeting. Council members unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance restricting the discharge of fireworks after they received numerous complaints from elderly residents and veterans. Councilman Tommy Parler said now was the time to put something in place since…

West Columbia City Council OKs first reading of domestic chicken ordinance

Residents in West Columbia can begin planning out where to place their chicken coops. West Columbia City Council approved first reading of an ordinance Tuesday allowing people to keep and raise chickens in their backyards. Nine-year-old Allene Keeney brought a handmade sign to show her support for domestic chickens. (photo by Rachel Ham) During a public hearing in April, many…

Amended ordinances governing mayoral duties pass second reading in contentious West Columbia City Council meeting

The meeting of West Columbia City Council was heated for the second-straight time Tuesday as ordinances changing some of the mayor’s current roles were brought up for second reading. Councilman Tem Miles on March 17 proposed amendments to four ordinances and was backed by the majority of council. The changes gave the role of presiding officer at the council meetings…

City of West Columbia, beautification committee donate funds for Riverbanks Zoo project

Riverbanks Zoo has received a little help from West Columbia for a project designed to draw more visitors. At the November West Columbia City Council meeting, Councilman Tommy Parler made a recommendation that the city contribute to the zoo’s entrance redesign. According to information from the zoo, the entrance at Mowhawk Drive and Botanical Parkway will be re-landscaped to the…

Know before you go: Election Day 2013

Elections commence Tuesday in Lexington and Richland counties. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. For consideration on the ballots are several mayoral and city council seats in both counties. Photo courtesy of S.C. State Elections Commission. Voters also are to decide on two referendums — the library bond referendum for all Richland County residents and a special…

Voter guide for Richland and Lexington counties

Tuesday is Election Day, and residents in Richland and Lexington counties have a few items on their ballots, as well as some changes, to keep in mind when heading to the polls. With recent changes in state voter identification laws, voters need to bring acceptable identification to the polls. Voters arriving to the polls without identification will be required to…

Butler Roy Hook Jr.

On October 18, 2017, Butler Roy Hook Jr. “slipped the surly bonds of earth and gently touched the face of God.” BR was born November 7th 1943 in West Columbia, South Carolina. He married Linda Morris Hook on February 22nd 1964. They were married for 53 years. BR retired from the South Carolina Wildlife Department with 29 years of service….

Candidates file for West Columbia municipal seats

As the filing period closed Friday, Aug. 9, nearly a dozen people had submitted paperwork to enter the race for West Columbia city council seats. All four incumbents with expiring terms decided to run for re-election; three seats will have challengers on the ballot this November. A special election for the unexpired term in District 4 will be held with…