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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Cayce, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Cayce.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Cayce, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Cayce. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Cayce, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Cayce. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Cayce, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Cayce to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Cayce.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Cayce, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Cayce, SC

New restaurant with Hawaiian flavors set to debut near Columbia. Check out the location

Some new flavors are on the way in Cayce.Mai Poke Bowl, a restaurant that serves customizable and signature bowls with Hawaiian and Polynesian flair, is being prepped at 911 State St. in Cayce. That’s in the busy Parkland Plaza shopping center, right next to East Bay Deli. The owners of the East Bay Deli are opening Mai Poke Bowl.Mai Poke Bowl co-owner Daniel Jaicks said the restaurant hopes to open in mid-September. He said he is excited about getting the new spot up and running.“We own the East Bay Deli nex...

Some new flavors are on the way in Cayce.

Mai Poke Bowl, a restaurant that serves customizable and signature bowls with Hawaiian and Polynesian flair, is being prepped at 911 State St. in Cayce. That’s in the busy Parkland Plaza shopping center, right next to East Bay Deli. The owners of the East Bay Deli are opening Mai Poke Bowl.

Mai Poke Bowl co-owner Daniel Jaicks said the restaurant hopes to open in mid-September. He said he is excited about getting the new spot up and running.

“We own the East Bay Deli next door, and we were looking for a concept that was going to be a little bit different, something exciting and new,” Jaicks told The State during a recent chat at the restaurant, where employees were hard at work getting the space ready.

Poke — pronounced “po-kay” — bowl restaurants have gained popularity in recent years. The Hawaiian dish often features fresh fish (tuna, salmon, etc.) over a base of rice or salad mix, with a number of toppings and sauces available.

Mai Poke Bowl will have a host of signature dishes. For instance there is the Mahalo Bowl, for which diners can choose a base (brown rice, couscous, etc.) that is then topped with marinated tuna, salmon, edamame, avocado, masago, corn, ginger and sriracha aioli.

The spot will also offer some different twists, including, among other dishes, the Luau Bowl, which will feature sweet pork, pineapple, sweet onions, corn, carrots, mango, toasted coconut, red peppers, ginger, honey wasabi and sweet soy.

Jaicks said he thinks the location in Cayce is a good spot for a new poke place.

“The market over here is pretty strong,” he said. “There are a lot of college students, businesses, the (Brookland-Cayce) High School is here. It’s a good area.”

The Parkland Plaza shopping center has remained popular through the years. It has a number of offerings, including Food Lion, Monterrey Mexican restaurant, Planet Fitness and the Kingsman restaurant, among others. It’s in the midst of a bustling area where State Street meets Knox Abbott Drive. State traffic count data shows that about 26,000 cars per day pass down the corridor.

Cayce based Dominion Energy SC's Charitable Foundation makes $120,000 grant to SCDNR

Cayce, SC 05/19/2022 - As Memorial Day approaches and many South Carolinians and visitors prepare to enjoy the lakes and other waterways across the state, a donation from the Cayce, SC based Dominion Energy SC and its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will provide the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) with new equipment to assist its mission of protecting the state’s waterways.Dominion Energy South Carolina President Keller Kissam on Wednesday presented Gov. Henry McMaster and SCDNR officials with a new ...

Cayce, SC 05/19/2022 - As Memorial Day approaches and many South Carolinians and visitors prepare to enjoy the lakes and other waterways across the state, a donation from the Cayce, SC based Dominion Energy SC and its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will provide the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) with new equipment to assist its mission of protecting the state’s waterways.

Dominion Energy South Carolina President Keller Kissam on Wednesday presented Gov. Henry McMaster and SCDNR officials with a new side-scan sonar device during a ceremony at Lake Murray Public Park in Lexington County. Dominion Energy provided a $120,000 grant to the South Carolina Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCWLEOA), which used the funding to purchase the new equipment.

The agency had only one side-scan sonar device for use across the entire state. With the second system, SCDNR can now divide the state into two zones, significantly increasing its efficiency and response time during emergencies. Having two devices will also provide more options for first responder training and assist with underwater maintenance work.

“In every corner of South Carolina, you’ll find breathtaking waterways that attract people from all around the country, and it is imperative that we do all we can to protect them,” McMaster said. “I’m grateful for Dominion Energy’s grant that will help the Department of Natural Resources keep these waterways safe, but we all have to do our part in responsibly enjoying these natural gifts.”

Side-scan sonar devices emit intense pulses, which can provide a vivid image covering a wide range in zero-visibility conditions along the bottom of a lake or river. With it, responders can quickly scan a large body of water during search and recovery operations.

“Safety is Dominion Energy’s top priority in everything we do, including operating Lake Murray,” Kissam said. “We rely heavily on the partnerships we have with law enforcement agencies such as SCDNR -- the true guardians of these irreplaceable resources that make South Carolina so unique. It is Dominion Energy’s pleasure to provide a significant grant for this much-needed equipment, to promote water and boating safety, and to encourage personal responsibility regarding the trash footprint no one should ever leave behind when enjoying the wonders of nature in our beloved home state. Working together, we can preserve this legacy for generations to come.”

SCDNR Director Robert H. Boyles Jr., said, “We are grateful and thankful for Dominion Energy’s purchase of a side-scan sonar device for use on South Carolina’s major lakes and waterways. The sidescan sonar will assist SCDNR law enforcement personnel in search and recovery operations and emergency management incidents all across the state. This is especially timely and appropriate as next week is National Safe Boating Week.”

In addition to its close work with SCDNR, SCWLEOA will partner with community groups to educate boaters on common water dangers and how to prevent and respond to emergencies while on the water. Dominion Energy is also partnering with Keep the Midlands Beautiful on an anti-litter campaign. This campaign will add permanent signs at all of Lake Murray’s islands and boat ramps reminding visitors to “Leave Only Footprints Behind.”

AFTER 75 YEARS, FOR VETERANS DAY, A STORY OF THE BATTALION GUN COMES TO LIGHT.

He wasn’t quite sure what it would be, but he expected something small – a rifle or handgun, perhaps. He was quite surprised to get what appeared to be a small cannon – in fact, a 70mm battalion gun, designed to be pulled by horse.Manuel had left Brookland-Cayce in 1942 at age 16 to join the Marines with his brother and fight in World War II. In 1947, he returned to finish high school, and he and his fellow class officers had written to the War Department that year to request a piece of ordinance from World War II a...

He wasn’t quite sure what it would be, but he expected something small – a rifle or handgun, perhaps. He was quite surprised to get what appeared to be a small cannon – in fact, a 70mm battalion gun, designed to be pulled by horse.

Manuel had left Brookland-Cayce in 1942 at age 16 to join the Marines with his brother and fight in World War II. In 1947, he returned to finish high school, and he and his fellow class officers had written to the War Department that year to request a piece of ordinance from World War II as memorabilia, which they hoped to display at the school and dedicate to “the boys who had gone off to war from Brookland-Cayce High School.”

For the past few weeks, Lexington Two’s maintenance department has been working to clean and refurbish the weathered and rusted battalion gun, along with the school’s large World War II monument and memorial that was erected in front of the school in 2003. It lists the names of men and women from the area who served in the war.

World War II is an important event in the history of Brookland-Cayce High, a 1930s era school building whose earliest years were shaped by the war and related events. An unknown number of Brookland-Cayce students served in World War II.

“I admire that generation,” said Johnny Knight, a Lexington Two maintenance employee who refurbished the battalion gun. Curious about the gun’s history, Knight did some research about how it got to Brookland-Cayce. He eventually found Manuel’s daughter, Mandy Odum, who had confirmed the gun's origins. They started working together on a plaque that will be placed next to the battalion gun, so that all who see it will know its story. Knight also hopes to create a page for Brookland-Cayce’s website, designed with the help of students, that will share the gun’s history.

“I’m doing this for Mr. Manuel’s family,” Knight said, “and for the B-C veterans.”

After graduating from Brookland-Cayce High School, Manuel – whose three siblings also attended B-C – went on to the University of South Carolina to study accounting, a field he worked in until retirement. He passed away in 2012.

“Dad spoke of the cannon often,” she said. “It was a big part of our lives. I worked on State Street for a number of years, and Dad and I would often go by and see the cannon in front of the school.

“It was a source of pride to Dad and to our family, because it represented the sacrifice of so many Brookland-Cayce students,” Odum added. “Dad loved B-C and Cayce. We loved to hear him tell the story of how the cannon got there.”

When Odum saw the battalion gun at the school this week, its refurbishment nearly completed, it brought tears to her eyes. Odum said her father would be thrilled to see the gun today.

“I cannot even begin to explain what this restoration means to me and to our family. For 75 years the cannon has sat sentinel in front of BCHS and nobody really knows how or why it is there,” Odum said.

“It was so important to me to get Dad's story out there.”

A little curiosity and elbow grease restore WWII history at high school

Mandy Odum, daughter of WWII veteran and Brookland-Cayce High School graduate of 1947 has been searching for someone to restore the family cannon.CAYCE, S.C. — Refurbishing to Brookland-Cayce High School's World War II memorial and cannon is underway.This all came to be thanks to a little curiosity.Today, a much more permanent WWII cannon remains.Johnny Knight, a maintenance worker for ...

Mandy Odum, daughter of WWII veteran and Brookland-Cayce High School graduate of 1947 has been searching for someone to restore the family cannon.

CAYCE, S.C. — Refurbishing to Brookland-Cayce High School's World War II memorial and cannon is underway.

This all came to be thanks to a little curiosity.

Today, a much more permanent WWII cannon remains.

Johnny Knight, a maintenance worker for Lexington School District Two noticed a cannon in front of Brookland-Cayce High School was in need of some repair. The metal was rusting and the wood was graying, but there was nothing to indicate how it got there or who was responsible for it.

"Because of the way it looked, we wanted to honor whatever meaning it had and just refinish it and then once I did the research and found out the story, then it became something a little bit more and we wanted to really do it with a little more heart I guess you'd say," Knight said.

He was able to find the daughter of the man responsible for the placement of the cannon through social media.

Mandy Odum is the daughter of WWII veteran and Brookland-Cayce High School graduate of 1947, Hiram Manuel.

Johnny saw Mandy's post on a Brookland-Cayce High School Facebook page about her family's history with the cannon, all while she was trying to get the word out and find the right person to refurbish it.

"Johnny's message said that he was looking for any connection to it, and that he was with Lexington two and they were going to restore it. So I messaged him back immediately, came out and met him right away and we're just so thrilled," Odum said.

Mandy says this cannon means so much to her family. They visit it all the time and it even brought tears to her eyes seeing it refurbished today.

"One of the last photos we have of us with dad out, was my brother and I and daddy with his shadow box of memorabilia, standing by the cannon. And just to see it now, and know that his name will be on it, it means everything," Odum said.

The cannon refurbishment project prompted the refurbishing of the other WWII memorial items on the high school's campus.

That includes power washing, removing bushes, repainting and replacing flags at the WWII memorial and monument dedicated in November 2003.

Johnny Knight explains that another coat of paint will be added to the cannon.

Lexington School District Two will also be ordering a plaque for the cannon. The plan is for this plaque to have a QR code that will link to a brand new website about Brookland-Cayce High School's WWII relics and monuments.

Everything is expected to be completed in time for Veterans Day next week.

Cayce landing new mural at the Riverwalk

Cayce’s riverwalk is getting a new mural at the Blossom Street underpass that the artist hopes will tap into the area’s natural beauty and history.Joel Cathran, who has another mural on State Street in Cayce, was chosen for the job. The West Columbian knows what he wants to do and already has designed the outline of what he hopes to create.”I basically just took, like, a bunch of symbols that reminded me of family and, like, where I grew up, which is around the Cayce area,” Cathran said. “And so th...

Cayce’s riverwalk is getting a new mural at the Blossom Street underpass that the artist hopes will tap into the area’s natural beauty and history.

Joel Cathran, who has another mural on State Street in Cayce, was chosen for the job. The West Columbian knows what he wants to do and already has designed the outline of what he hopes to create.

”I basically just took, like, a bunch of symbols that reminded me of family and, like, where I grew up, which is around the Cayce area,” Cathran said. “And so those symbols just … represent kind of like growing up here. So there’s all sorts of things that are involved in that, from plants and animals to the history of Cayce.”

The Cayce Beautification Foundation revealed the mural’s design Wednesday during an outdoor, farm-to-table dinner. The dinner was a fundraiser, held near the historic brick kilns not far from the Congaree River.

Foundation president Colleen Bradley said the mural should be finished by the beginning of next year.

“That wall has so much potential and that is such, like, a prominent area of the riverwalk for Cayce residents,” Bradley said. “So I just can’t think of a better way for us to kind of gain some exposure and grow our nonprofit aim than to kind of have this huge mural.”

The 100-person, $100-per-person dinner helped raise money for the mural, which is expected to cost $10,000. Sponsors paid for the dinner.

“I think it’s going to be such a great addition to the city of Cayce and the riverwalk in general,” Bradley said.

Cayce Mayor Elise Partin helped start the foundation in 2009.

“We’ve got a citizen committee to spearhead creating projects around the city to just add more beauty,” said Partin, who attended the dinner. “Murals are just such a fun way to add a pop of color or a sense of place.”

Marleigh King lives in the Cayce area and is at the riverwalk regularly, whether for a walk or a ride on her bike.

“As someone who’s heavily into art, I personally love the idea of a mural underneath the bridge,” King said. “I think it will breathe more life into the area.”

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