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New West Columbia mayor, Tem Miles sworn in

The City of West Columbia City Council held a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday (Nov. 12)  to administer the oath of office to the newly-elected Mayor Tem Miles.

Bill Mooneyhan; Carroll Hutchinson; Ed Rollison; and Ray Guess.

The Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club collected more than 100,000 pairs of prescription eyeglasses.

Wilson at BC

Under a steady rain, Brookland-Cayce ran over Wilson by a score of 40-6, Friday night at Fort Knox.

It was the Bearcats eighth consecutive win. 

Google Earth image of plant

The V.C. Summer nuclear site leak poses no threat to environment, workers or homes nearby, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says.

Sports

Gray Collegiate Dollison

In what amounted to The K.Z. Adams Show Friday night at Midlands Sports Complex, Gray Collegiate Academy advanced in the Class 2A playoffs with a 44-18 win over St. Joseph’s. 

Holloway Gilbert

The last time Gilbert visited River Bluff High School, it left with the lone loss suffered this season.

Wilson at BC

Under a steady rain, Brookland-Cayce ran over Wilson by a score of 40-6, Friday night at Fort Knox.

It was the Bearcats eighth consecutive win. 

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A 2nd half rally enabled Carolina Forest to defeat River Bluff 36-25 in the 2nd round of the Class 5A playoffs on Thursday.

Opinions

Airport signings

Wednesday marked the 1st day for national signings this fall. A bevy of Chronicle Country athletes in sports ranging from baseball to tennis signed their respective letters of intent:

When Lexington County backers of Penny for Paving proposals wonder why voters turn it down, they can blame Richland County.

Football official making a call

The SEC’s official position on lousy officiating in the Carolina-Florida game has been announced.
Yes, it is exactly what the fans might have expected.

Gilbert golf

The Gilbert High School girls golf team had their best year ever finishing 3rd in the S.C.

Lifestyle

Bill Mooneyhan; Carroll Hutchinson; Ed Rollison; and Ray Guess.

The Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club collected more than 100,000 pairs of prescription eyeglasses.

Northside Students at the park

The wait is over. 

West Columbia’s free Carraway Park  at 212 Hudson Street opened last Monday.

Early reviews for the all-inclusive park at the Riverwalk are excellent.

A woman is on the phone, she looks angry.

If you’ve been bombarded by more robocalls than usual in the last 2 months, you aren’t alone.

A bowl of corn chowder

Corn is delicious in the fall. The best corn I’ve ever had was in October from Clayton Rawl Farms. I’ve been eating corn for infinity and beyond like a buzzsaw. This soup is fantastic!

Business

Tri-county electric logo

Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s former chief has been charged with using his office for personal gain.

A friend called the other day to pick our brains. He wants to start a small weekly newspaper in his community and wanted to know what we did in starting ours.

Building has been torn down

A new QT (QuikTrip) gas station is coming to the corner of South Lake Drive and Glassmaster Road in Lexington.

The Chronicle’s Business blog /

MaryEllen Tribby believes “connecting” is a better word than “networking.” Her 3 best connecting strategies are:

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Gray Collegiate cross-country

The Gray Collegiate Academy Cross Country teams captured the Region 3-2A Championships Tuesday at the Memorial Stadium/Owens Field Complex in Columbia.

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Lexington X Middle School football action took place Thursday at White Knoll High School. The Pleasant Hil Cougars defeated the Carolina Springs Huskies 38-0.

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