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Safety checkpoint

Lexington drivers should be extra careful tomorrow.

The Lexington Police Department will be conducting several Public Safety Checkpoints within the town Feb. 28.

Marcus Juri Lykes, 43

Lexington County narcotics agents have arrested a man on drug charges after following up on a community tip.

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The City of West Columbia and the West Columbia Police Department have partnered with the Cayce West Columbia Dixie Youth Baseball League to kick-off the 2020 season. 

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Lexington Police have arrested 3 suspects involved in a December shooting at the Hickory Hills Mobile Home Park in Lexington.

Sports

Gray Collegiate goal

The Capital City Cup could not have arrived at a better time for Gray Collegiate boys’ soccer.

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The University of South Carolina baseball team faces in-state rival Clemson in its annual 3-game Palmetto State series this weekend. The series begins Friday night at Founders Park with a 7 p.m.

Opinions

Voting booths lined up against a white wall with red white and blue flags on the side and hanging above.

Although Democrats have 7 candidates running in Saturday’s primary, any registered voter can vote.
Yes, it’s legal as it is an open primary. But don’t expect us to tell you how to vote.

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Did you think the Public Disservice Commissioners were doofuses? Gullible crackers who could be easily bamboozled by every utility they are supposed to regulate?

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The state’s Public Disservice Commission isn’t always wrong. It’s just wrong in rate-setting most of the time.

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We’ll concede there may have been a time when regulated energy monopolies were needed here.
Whatever those reasons were, they are no longer needed.

Lifestyle

Cole Stilwell

Harbison State Forest is a mountain biker’s havenIts easily the most popular trail system in the area and for good reason.

A stack of computer equipment waits to be recycled

How long should you keep your cell phone or computer before it’s time for an upgrade? One of our readers, Linda Sinclair, emailed to ask.
There isn’t an easy, one-size-fits-all answer.

Coffee cake sits on a saucer next to a coffee mug. A tray with more coffee cake sits behind.

Looking for a special weekend breakfast treat? Here’s an easy coffee cake to get your family off to a bright start.
Easy Coffee Cake
1 box    yellow cake mix

A jar of peanut butter sits on a table with peanuts in shells around it.

If you do, make sure to read your food labels.
All FDA-regulated manufactured food products that contain a “major food allergen” are required by law to be listed on product labels.

Business

Ruth King

Why don’t your customers refer?

Here are 7 reasons from our friend Ruth King:

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The Chronicle’s Business Blog / Jerry Bellune

Could writing and publishing your book take your success in life to a higher level?

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McClatchy, the publisher of The State newspaper, has filed for bankruptcy.

The Sacramento, CA-based publisher is saddled with $794 million in debt.

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The Chronicle’s Business Blog / Jerry Bellune

You don’t have to be a football fan to appreciate 3 lessons from the Super Bowl.

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Miller CAWS

A trio of Chronicle Country female high school athletes were among the Fall Athlete of the Year winners honored Sunday by the S.C. Coaches Association of Women's Sports.

Dutch Fork signing

Over 50 student-athletes from Lexington County and Irmo schools signed national letters of intent Wednesday. 

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The Gilbert wrestling team prepared for next week's Region 5-3A duals at home Saturday with a quad match at Irmo High School. It defeated Blythewood 59-10 and Irmo 72-10.

Harris Award

Former Lexington High School boys' basketball coach Bailey Harris was given a special award Monday at the 5th annual Crescent Construction Boys and Girls Martin Luther King Jr.

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