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  • Writer's pictureDavid B. Moye

March/April 2020 Newsletter

Dear Neighbors,

In light of the developments regarding COVID-19, our thoughts are with those affected by the virus in the U.S. and around the globe. With this pandemic shutdown, I have combined the newsletters for March & April.

The well-being and safety of the West Columbia city staff and residents are our top priority on council. As we closely monitor the evolving situation, the governor is implementing ongoing measures to ensure the health and safety of South Carolina. We will continue to tailor our approach to meet our specific needs, and we will adjust and communicate with you as circumstances change. We are keeping up with the guidance of the World Health Organization, CDC and state authorities related to travel, quarantine, meetings and events, and we will continue to adjust our guidance accordingly. Local business is very important and is especially impacted by this shutdown. Below please find recent updates and a list of West Columbia local business that you might consider supporting during the pandemic by shopping online or purchasing a gift card.

As we navigate through these challenging times, I’m reminded of how fortunate we are to be part of this strong community that supports each other to accomplish great things. It is the power of this community that will propel us through this to better times. To those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic – health care workers, care facility staff, first responders, cashiers at grocery stores, and everyone else in essential businesses – thank you.

On behalf of all of the City of West Columbia, I wish you all and your loved ones health and safety.


David Benjamin Moye

Councilman for West Columbia District #8


• Sanitation Route Changes (Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020):

For the protection of our sanitation workers and the limited amount of manpower we have to limit the close contact of sanitation staff, household garbage & recycling will be collected together to the landfill. No loose garbage or bags outside of a roll cart will be collected. All garbage and recycling MUST be contained inside of a roll cart.

Household Garbage/Recycling Normally collected on Mondays & Tuesdays will ALL be collected on TUESDAYS.

Household Garbage/Recycling Normally collected on Wednesday & Thursdays will ALL be collected on THURSDAYS.

Yard trash will be picked up 6 days a week. Residents need to leave yard trash out UNTIL IT IS PICKED UP. More info: Snap a picture of your hard work on your yard, porch, balcony, or recent renovation and post using the hashtag #wecohomes.

SPECIAL PICKUPS are suspended until further notice.


April 22nd is Earth Day, which marks the 50th anniversary of celebrating the environmental movement and taking action to protect the earth. Check out Dominion Energy's week long list of activities to celebrate!


If you would like to recycle during the pandemic, You can take your recycling to one of County of Lexington's many recycling locations. Your recycling must be separated by type.

Find your closest one here:


To show appreciation for our essential workers fighting COVID-19, leave your porch lights on Saturday, April 25th.


Kinetic Derby has been rescheduled for September 26, 2020.


Foot Pursuit 5K Race rescheduled for October 10th, 2020, 8AM.


A list of West Columbia local business that you might consider supporting during the pandemic by shopping online or purchasing a gift card.

763 Antique Mall

Attic Fanatic

Black Rooster

Cafe Strudel

Cherry's Delight

Columbia Flag & Sign Company

Ed's Editions BookStore

Glassie Ladies

Jarrett's Jungle

Meeting Street Interiors

Messie's Closet

Old Mill Antique Mall

Pineview Florist and Gifts LLC

Primal Gourmet Kitchen & Market

Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing

Sightler's Florist & Marketplace


Spa 131

State Street Trading Company

Stone Boot Company

The Comedy Closet

The House Eclectic

The TRAC Gallery - Twin Rabbit Artist Collective

The Warehouse

Three Oaks Florist and Interiors

Three Rivers Antiques

Tropic Aire Patio Gallery

WeCo Bottle & Biergarten

and many more...

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