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Dutch Fork's Jalin Hyatt wins top college award for wide receiver

College football recognized on Dec. 8 a pair of former Chronicle Country All-State players from the town of Irmo.
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Chronicle cuts ribbon at new office in downtown Lexington

Last week, The Lexington County Chronicle invited the community out to check out its new digs. The paper moved into its new home at 514 E Main St. in downtown Lexington in August, taking up …

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The Catch-Up: Lexington Animal Shelter running adoption special, airport seeks artists

Lexington County Animal Services is trying to find forever homes for its canine residents this holiday season.

After a decade, literacy event continues to promote authors, education

Twenty authors, including a young author and a young illustrator, are coming together to continue a longstanding literacy event.

Lexington business rezoning blocked, Olly the Otter honored

At its regular Dec. 5 meeting, Lexington Town Council blocked rezoning for a local business and recognized several community members.

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Thursday Morning Quarterback: 'All Stars Weekend' is here

The “Weekend of Champions” is over with Dutch Fork standing as state champion again. 
The memory of last year's third-round playoff loss to Sumter remained fresh in Lexington's mind for the Dec. 7 rematch at Wildcat Gymnasium.
Bobby Bryant came from Macon, Ga., to the University of South Carolina more than 57 years ago with a 145-pound body frame so skinny he earned the nickname “Bones.”
The schedules for both the Christmas Classic at Lexington High School and the Cayce Roundball Classic at Brookland-Cayce High School are now available.
While the Lexington and Gray Collegiate boys remain atop its respective classifications, three Chronicle Country teams crack the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association rankings for the first time.
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The first town to appear in what would become Lexington County was called Granby. 
The Town of Lexington closed out its annual Snowball Festival as it always does, with a Christmas Parade through downtown.
The annual Christmas in Cayce celebration kicked off Dec. 1 with the third year of the city’s drive-through light display.
News
Lexington residents can expect to see a new tuition-free charter school operating in town next school year.
A Gilbert woman is accused of stealing from four Lexington County churches in November.
A Lexington teacher was arrested after a handgun was found in her car.
Lexington Police are again asking for the public’s help as they continue to investigate an apartment complex shooting that took place in October.
Business
Another month, another big development announcement in West Columbia.
La Fiesta has been serving West Columbia familiar Mexican favorites since 1993.
Each year farmers and workers prep their crop so that families can continue their tradition of choosing and cutting their perfect Christmas tree.
Each year, small businesses in Lexington County get a little more support the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
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A Lexington County school district will now use metal detectors at all arena and stadium events. Beginning Nov. 28, Lexington District 2 announced it would “implement regular use of metal …
Cayce Police responded to a call of shots fired at a gas station and an overturned vehicle Dec. 3.
The service has been provided for almost a decade.
Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green has been appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
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How spending at department stores has changed in the last three decades
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