West Columbia

Beautification efforts go hand-in-hand with West Columbia redevelopment

City is working on several new parks set to be completed this year

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — As someone who has lived in West Columbia for more than a decade, Melissa Sprouse Browne says the city has many opportunities to become more attractive to the eye. “If you drive down 378 and you see old dilapidated buildings and you see cracked sidewalks and you don’t see any vegetation, that’s not appealing, and that’s…

City of West Columbia to host Annual Tree Lighting

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas across the Midlands. On Monday, the State Christmas Tree was lit at the State House and now the the City of West Columbia has announced it’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting. This is the 14th year for the event. It will take place Friday, December 7, 2018, at 6:30 PM,…

City of West Columbia Launches Police Officer Recruitment Program

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Are you looking to serve and protect? The West Columbia Police Department is launching a new recruitment program. The goal is to meet the growing need for qualified applicants, say officials. 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…

Parts of West Columbia Riverwalk Closed due to Flooding

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Parts of the West Columbia Riverwalk Park are closed due to flooding, say officials.  The area from the Gervais Street Bridge to the Moffatt St. entrance are closed until further notice. Officials say the closure is due to high water in that area.  Once the flood waters subside and the Riverwalk path is clear again, the…

Kinetic Derby Day Practice Runs Ahead of Event

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Grab your creative side and get ready for Kinetic Derby Day. The City of West Columbia will host Kinetic Derby Day coming up on Saturday, April 21st. But over the weekend, racers got ready for the race with a practice run. It includes a parade of human powered sculptures and of course, soapbox derby racing.   Categories:…

Fatal Shooting Investigation in West Columbia

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The West Columbia Police Department is working a fatal shooting off Platt Springs Road. The shooting took place Friday afternoon. According to West Columbia Police, one person is dead. This is a developing story. We have a crew on the scene and will bring you updates as they become available. Categories: Local News, News Tags: West…