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]

Tartan Day South in the Midlands

Tartan Day South kicked off March 22 in Columbia at the British Bulldog Pub with the opening night party. March 23 the festival presented “Celtic Commotion” in Lexington at the Icehouse Amphitheater on Main Street, [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Community News, Entertainment|0 Comments

Police Department searching for memorabilia

The West Columbia Police Department is searching for old photos and memorabilia to compile a history of the department. This is an opportunity for the community and police department to work together to share stories [...]

By |March 2nd, 2018|Business|0 Comments

460 Calcutta West Columbia

Well maintained all brick ranch with updated kitchen is ready for its new family. Enjoy your morning coffee on the wonderful sun porch which overlooks the sparkling swimming pool! Completely fenced backyard too. Double garage [...]

By |January 27th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

300 Yardley Farms Court

Charming 3BR, 2BA home on large corner lot with open floorplan. The kitchen offers great cabinet and counter space and has black appliances and an eat-in area. The freshly painted great room has new carpet [...]

By |January 27th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

SCANA pays more than $209 million in taxes

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017. “These funds are essential to the counties throughout the state,” said Iris Griffin, chief [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Farm Bureau spreads holiday cheer

Lexington County Farm Bureau and local Farm Bureau Insurance agents in the Irmo and Lexington offices are bringing a little more joy to this holiday season to two families facing financial hardship. A $500 check [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Lexington County Council elects Chair, Vice Chair

Lexington County Council elected the new Chairman and Vice Chairman of Council January 9. The Council selected Chairman Debra “Debbie” Summers, of Council District 4 – Springdale, parts of Lexington, parts of Oak Grove and [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Government|0 Comments

Kinetic Derby Day Practice Run on Saturday, January 20

The City of West Columbia Staff will gather to practice run Soap Box Derby cars for the 1st Annual Kinetic Derby Day on April 21, 2018.  In preparation for the event, The Eastbound lanes of Meeting Street [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|Community News|0 Comments

Police group honors Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association presented the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department with its Excellence in Law Enforcement award November 7 at the association’s annual training conference. “The SCLEOA Excellence in Law Enforcement award [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Volunteers needed to prepare free tax returns

Columbia’s working poor need help with the completion of their annual tax returns. For many, the tax return, with its earned income and childcare credits, is a roadblock to receiving a much-needed tax refund that [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Non Profit|0 Comments