Cayce will stay with weekly trash pickup this summer as a money-saving measure.
Twice-a-week pickup in June, July, August and September is ending because of the rising price of fuel and to reduce wear and tear on aging equipment, city manager Rebecca Rhodes said Monday.
The change is estimated to save the city of 12,500 more than $30,000.
Trial lawyers honor Toal
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal was honored over the weekend by a trial lawyers group.
Toal received the 2011 Jurist of the Year award from the Southeastern Region of the American Board of Trial Advocates during its annual convention in Charleston.
The group, part of a national association of plaintiff and defense lawyers, has chapters in 10 Southern states, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama.
Columbia lawyer Luther Battiste, immediate past president of the regional group, said Monday Toal was honored for her lifetime achievements — among them linking court records digitally on the Web in all 46 S.C. counties. “She’s used her political skills, her vision, and her love and understanding of the law to modernize our courts and have them work efficiently in a time of dwindling resources,” said Battiste.
Irmo woman wins marathon in Cincinnati
An Irmo woman claimed first place in the women’s race at the 13th annual Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati this past weekend.
Amy McDonaugh, 34, crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 58 minutes and 14 seconds Sunday to win her first marathon.
McDonaugh, who is legally blind, ran the 26.2-mile route without a guide.
Though she has no peripheral vision, is blind in one eye and has poor vision in the other, she can see straight ahead.