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West Columbia passes mask requirement ordinance

West Columbia City Council approved an emergency ordinance mandating masks, Tuesday at its regular meeting. The ordinance required a two-thirds vote. It passed 8-1, with only Councilwoman Casey Hallman voting against. The mask mandate will go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday. Masks are required upon entering grocery stores, pharmacies […]

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City of Cayce approves mask mandate

From Ashley Hunter- City of Cayce Spokeswoman – Tuesday night, the Cayce City Council voted to enact an ordinance to mandate that masks be worn in places open to the general public, within the City Limits. This ordinance will become effective on Friday morning, July 10, at 6 a.m.. Individuals violating this ordinance […]

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Coroner releases identity of suspected drowning victim

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a suspected drowning. The man’s body was recovered from the Willow Cove Road area of Lake Murray shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Clint Alexander Brown, 38, of Columbia was recovered from the water and pronounced deceased […]

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Gibson Road Pond Bridge has reopened after repair

The SC Department of Transportation has repaired the Gibson Road Pond Bridge in Lexington. The road is now open to traffic. The DOT closed the Gibson Road Bridge last week due to eroding concrete on the bridge. it was expected to be closed for two weeks. Gibson Road residents were […]

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Man drowns on Lake Murray

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is reporting that a man drowned on Lake Murray after the boat he was in took on water and sunk. The drowning occurred Monday around 3 p.m. off of Willow Cove Road in Chapin, according to the report. Two men were in a 14-foot […]

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Nephron-Methapharm collaborate to help respiratory patients

Lexington County’s Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is one of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country. Monday Nephron announced a new collaboration with Methapharm. Nephron is just outside of Cayce, on 12th Street Extension, and it has a West Columbia address. As a part of the collaboration, Nephron will produce kits […]

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Car crashes into cayce McDonald’s

From the Cayce Department of Public Safety – At 1 PM Monday a collision occurred in the 2900 block of Charleston Hwy. A red Mercury was traveling south on Charleston Hwy. when a black van crossed the roadway and struck it in the side. The Mercury left the right side […]

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Lexington County Fire extinguishers blaze

From Lexington County Communications – Lexington County Fire Services and EMS units responded to the 700 block of Archwood Street in Gaston for a residential structure fire Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, crews found a fully-involved double-wide mobile home with heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. Water-shuttle operations were […]

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Lexington man arrested for firing gun into a car

A man accused of firing shots into a parked car has been arrested, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Elijah Michael Ross, 22, is charged with attempted murder, unlawful carry of a pistol and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on evidence […]

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Center Street area projects coming along

“We’re starting to see it…a Savage vision coming to life,” is the update that appears on the Savage Craft Ale Works Facebook page. The rooftop bar behind the ld Brookland Court House and Fire Station is taking shape. Work on the soundstage on the grounds is progressing. Earlier this summer […]

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Cayce releases its new photo calendar

The City of Cayce is asking its residents to come pick up your free copy of the 2020-2021 Cayce City Calendars at Cayce City Hall. You can pick them up at the City Hall drive through located at 1800 12th Street. This year, the calendar features dates to remember, important […]

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West Columbia’s crepe myrtle glory

From Sunset Boulevard to Center Street and places in between, crepe myrtle trees are full of color in July. As the West Columbia Beatification Foundations is working diligently to bring in trees and flowers, there is some natural beauty to add support to the WCBF’s efforts. The colors range from […]

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EdVenture to reopen July 14

EdVenture Children’s Museum will be reopen beginning July 14. EdVenture in Columbia will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Timed tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance through the museum’s website. The museum’s staff will incorporate new safety, cleaning, and social distancing protocols for visitors. EdVenture Hartsville […]

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Update: missing Gaston teen found safe

Lexington County detectives were looking for Lilith Donelle Currier, 15, after she left her grandfather’s house in the 400 block of Irvin Jumper Street June 26, according to her family members. Lexington County deputies say a missing 15-year-old girl who hadn’t been seen in a week has been found safe. […]

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Summit Adventure West Columbia seeking kids to play

If you are looking for some hyper-activity for the kids, indoors, Summit Adventure West Columbia is open at 2245 Charleston Highway. It’s in the Cayce Commons Shopping Center. It’s a new indoor park that includes Olympic trampolines, basketball hoops, a separate trampoline area for children, and a wipe-out zone.  “We’re super […]

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Bobcat with rabies found in Lexington County

A rabid bobcat was discovered in Lexington, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control The bobcat was found near Crimson Oak Drive and Blue Lake Drive, between U.S. 1 (Augusta Hwy.) and U.S. 378. A test confirmed that the bobcat had rabies. It was taken to DHEC’s lab […]

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Pineview, Taylor elementary schools to be demolished

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications Director – Demolition work is slated to begin this month at two vacant elementary schools in Lexington Two. Work is scheduled to start July 1, at Claude A. Taylor Elementary in Cayce. The 54,500-plus square-foot school was originally built in 1964 on eight […]

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Nephron expanding, adding 380 jobs

From Nephron Pharmaceuticals – One of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country, headquartered in Lexington Country, today announced several major expansion and investment projects. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation plans a new $215 million investment in Lexington County, bringing 380 new full-time jobs to the area by 2024, and adding new […]