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West Columbia’s Mike Bollinger first in SC-NC Backhoe Rodeo

West Columbia’s Mike Bollinger first in SC-NC Backhoe Rodeo

The battle of the Carolina at today’s NC-SC Backhoe Rodeo was won by South Carolina. Michael Bollinger (City of West Columbia) and Matthew Bishop (Charleston County) tied for first place. The competition was sponsored Blanchard Machinery Co. Bollinger has already been crowned the Midlands and the State Champ for South Carolina. Photo: Bollinger on the right.

by · July 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 students return Aug. 17, no classes on Eclipse Day

Lexington 2 students return Aug. 17, no classes on Eclipse Day

Lexington School District Two students will return to school for the 2017/18 school year on Thursday, Aug. 17. Lexington Two will be closed for students and staff on Monday, Aug. 21  (due to the eclipse.) As many as one million people are expected to be in the Lexington Two, Lexington and Richland County area to view the eclipse. Science teachers […]

by · July 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
“First Night Southern Lights” art project to premier Aug. 19, Eclipse Weekend

“First Night Southern Lights” art project to premier Aug. 19, Eclipse Weekend

Southern Lights, a signature, long-term art installation by artist Chris Robinson, will span the Congaree River between the Blossom Street and Gervais Street bridges. With the support of the cities of Columbia, West Columbia and Cayce and Richland County, the installation’s design is meant to connect our cities and the Midlands community. The general public is invited to “First Night […]

by · July 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County not on list of first gas tax projects

Lexington County not on list of first gas tax projects

The S.C. Department of Transportation announced Thursday, the awarding of the first contracts for a number of road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects in 27 counties. The projects are being funded by the gas tax imposed in the state, beginning July 1. None of the projects announced are in Lexington or Richland counties. The list of projects covers nearly 200 miles of […]

by · July 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man gets 9 years, 9 months for robbing West Columbia bank

Man gets 9 years, 9 months for robbing West Columbia bank

Callus Lefont Latimore, 42, of Augusta, has been sentenced for various charges stemming from the Feb. 9, armed robbery of First Reliance Bank in West Columbia Latimore was sentenced in federal court, according to a Thursday release from the office of U.S. Attorney Beth Drake On April 19, Latimore entered a guilty plea before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Cameron […]

by · July 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Freddy’s to open in August, now hiring

West Columbia Freddy’s to open in August, now hiring

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers of West Columbia, is coming to 2879 Sunset Boulevard. And according to a post on the City of West Columbia Website, Freddy’s is hiring. Go to: Freddy’s Jobs Website link to fill out an application. And Feddy’s has a tent set up outside of the new location and it’s accepting walk up interviews Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 […]

by · July 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals denies House of Raeford enclosure request

West Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals denies House of Raeford enclosure request

The West Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals denied House of Raeford a request to make a small addition to the poultry processing plant, Tuesday. The plant, that sits on West Columbia’s Sunset Boulevard, said it needs to add a small building for an electrical system upgrade. During the design process for mandated waste treatment infrastructure, a refrigeration condenser was removed from a […]

by · July 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia, a city of restaurant destinations

West Columbia, a city of restaurant destinations

West Columbia is not a really big place, but it has some high-profile restaurants, along with some iconic eateries that have become landmarks. From the elegant Al’s Upstairs and the down home deliciousness of Zesto, to the must-have fare at Cafe Strudel, West Columbia attracts a wide variety of palates. Al’s Upstairs Italian Restaurant The restaurant opened in March of […]

by · July 19, 2017 · 3 comments · NEWS
Airport High’s Jayla Jamison has special talent in track

Airport High’s Jayla Jamison has special talent in track

She has all the ingredients that make a track star. Airport High School track team member Jayla Jamison is turning some heads. She is just in the seventh-grade, but qualified in four events in May’s South Carolina High School League track and field championships. She was the only seventh-grader who qualified in more than two events in the competition for high-schoolers. Jamison, […]

by · July 19, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
House of Raeford reiterates its commitment to the community

House of Raeford reiterates its commitment to the community

West Columbia’s House of Raeford facility contributes its fair share – and then some- to its community. The poultry processing operation reiterated its commitment with a data release, Monday. House of Raeford is responsible for more than 800 jobs in Lexington County. It is the seventh-largest employer in the county and part of the reason the county has the state’s […]

by · July 18, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
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