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About John Griggs

John Griggs is the online editor for The Cayce West Columbia News. If you have a story or event that you would like covered, please send to [email protected]

Uber relents, adds tipping option to app

In an effort to recast itself as a better place to work in light of its myriad of PR missteps, Uber announced Tuesday that it will add the option to tip its drivers. Lyft, Uber's main [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

SCE&G offers tips for hurricane season

June 1 marked the beginning of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, and SCE&G encourages customers to take time now to understand hurricane risks, get prepared, make a plan and stay informed. The National Oceanic and [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Lexington County deputies recover stolen equipment

Lexington County deputies recovered nearly $600,000 worth of stolen equipment from the 5000 block of Platt Springs Road Monday afternoon. With the help of one of the victims, deputies traced a stolen front-end loader to [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Dare2Care Fair and Health Expo

Friends and neighbors of all ages and abilities will gather at the Columbia Convention Center for a FREE day of old-school, family-friendly, fair-type games, food and fun. While games like ring toss and Twister are keeping the [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Civic, Events|0 Comments

University High School reunion July 15

University High School’s 10th All Class Reunion will be held July 15 at Seawell’s on Rosewood Drive from 6 pm 11 pm. Music will be by ELECTRONIC JUKEBOX. Food will be catered by Seawell’s. Fun [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

State updates child seat law

By Sydney Amodio   South Carolina has updated its child safety seat law for the first time since 1983. The new law requires children to be in a rear-facing child seat until they are two [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Community News|0 Comments

School districts tasked with protecting student data

As the school year winds down across the state, school districts will be collecting thousands of student devices which could create potential security risks. These devices include iPads, Chromebooks and other handheld portable computers. “A [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|School News|0 Comments

SCE&G warns against phone scams

South Carolina Electric & Gas urges customers to be mindful of potential phone scams targeting small businesses and residential customers. Customers have recently reported instances of fake automated voice messages and callers posing as SCE&G [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

New mobile travel guide to African American cultural sites available

  The first-ever mobile travel guide to S.C. African American cultural sites, the Green Book of South Carolina, has been launched by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, offering residents and visitors from around [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Recreation|0 Comments

Palmetto Health earns stroke award

Palmetto Health Richland has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. Palmetto Health also received the Heart Failure Gold Plus [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Health|0 Comments