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The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees will hold a budget public hearing Tuesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of Building One of Central Services located at 100 Tarr

Brett M. Powers is the new School Board District 1 Trustee.

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9 candidates are on the ballot in the SC runoff election June 26.
The Lexington County polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Nuclear plant

State officials, utility brass and ratepayers knew it was coming – not how much.
The tax bill for SC Electric & Gas’s failed nuclear project could hit $421 million. 

Sports

The streaks are over for the Lexington County Blowfish.
Thursday's win over the Florence RedWolves not only snapped a 4-game losing streak on the season, but a 6-game skid at home. 

At about 1,501 a game, the Lexington County Blowfish attract more fans than some  rivals.
What would make the experience more enjoyable would be more home victories.

Many people think that football is played from September to January and that’s it.  

2017 ALL-CHRONICLE COUNTRY SOFTBALL TEAMS
(First Team) 

Opinions

I feel what the buggy whip makers must have felt 100 years ago. A noisy, smoke-belching contraption on wheels was about to put them out of business. I grew up reading newspapers. I loved them, delivered them, wrote for and edited them and finally owned a few of them. Now I find that fewer and fewer of us like to pick real newspapers up, hold them in our hands, and thumb through them to read about our neighbors and friends, check on the health and welfare of our community, and make important shopping decisions. Readers’ needs and wants are changing and we have to change with them, too.

You may not be aware of it but an important event occurred last week. After 15 years online, the Chronicle and the Lake Murray Fish Wrapper introduced a new electronic edition. We did it at the request of many of you who wanted to be able to read it on your smart phones.

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Are you as amazed as we are by what the candidates for governor are promising?

Infantry training wasn’t all fun and games

When Mr. Cooper hired my father – a 15-year-old high school graduate – he handed him a broom and asked if he knew how to use it. My father said he did.

Office of Regulatory Staff members have a right to be annoyed with the Public Disservice Commission.

The rest of us have a right to be at the least incensed.

Lifestyle

Phone theft is a serious issue.

It seems like there’s always a new virus or scam circulating, but how
can we protect ourselves from actual device theft? Here are a few
steps to keep your phone safe from thieves.

Aunt Vivians Barn

I love driving through the country and in rural areas I enjoy coming across old barns. 
Veterans of the Agriculture Wars, many show their scars and age. 

The Haven Coffee

“In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person’s account when there is no law.” Rom 5-13 HCSB

Father's Day

There’s something about being a writer that makes people confide in you. Why tell a writer, who uses life as raw material, your deepest secrets? But tell me they do, and sometimes their secrets break my heart. 
I’ve known people who confided how much they hated their fathers. They had reason, they say. Several told me how hard life was with an alcoholic father. Others talked about how abusive their dads were, and some felt their father never gave them all they expected. 
One woman changed her name legally, so fervent was her hatred. She made up her mind to never speak to him again and never did. She didn’t even attend his funeral. 
I write about these unfortunate cases because I think about my dad all the time. He passed away November 15, 2003.
I realize, more than ever, that Dad gave me a wonderful life. I look across the years with the knowledge that I was loved and that I loved and respected my father. And I still do.

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Business

 SC Electric & Gas electricity ratepayers may find this surprising.

The company wants state regulators to let it lower rates — not for electricity but for natural gas.

Lake Murray is our state’s 4th largest overall lake market, with home listings at more than $217 million.

What do you do when you need workers but applicants flunk drug tests?

That is happening more often than you may think.

The Chronicle’s Business blog

Gerald Woodgate works with UK ad wizard Drayton Bird. He sent us this timely reminder note the other day:

Photo Galleries

Eight Midlands schools, including seven from Lexington County, took part in a 7-on-7 passing camp Wednesday at Gilbert High School.

The Lexington County Blowfish held its first "Pooch Parade" of the season Tuesday.

Newspaper

Mailing Address:
     PO Box 9 Lexington
     SC 29071
Street Address:
     131 Swartz Rd.
     Lexington SC 29072
Phone: 803-359-7633
Fax: 803-359-2936