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Can $1.9 trillion covid bill survive a divided Capitol Hill?

A $15 an hour minimum wage plan may kill the $1.9 trillion covid relief bill.
Senate Democrats may abandon the $1.9 trillion bill if it does not contain the minimum wage proposal.

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1 person died following a single-vehicle collision on I-77 near mile marker 1 Sunday.

Well wishers congratulate Murray Price on a long, successful life

By Vickie Ettenger
Special to the Chronicle

Murray Price woke earlier than normal on Wednesday, Feb. 24.  

Pine pollen may be unsightly but doesn't make you sneeze

Suffering from spring allergies?
You can blame certain trees' pollen but not yellow pine pollen.
Lexington County’s top allergens are juniper, elm and alder. 


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It’s almost as if it was lifted from a Hollywood script. 

Lexington trophy

After last season was cut short due to covid-19, the Lexington High School boys' soccer team have returned with a vengeance.

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Lexington County had 7 wrestlers crowned as SC High School League Lower State champions crowned Saturday. 

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An all-Region 5-5A matchup between 2 head coaches who played at Lexington High School is set for Tuesday at their alma mate


Do solar customers pay their fair share of electricity's costs?

A Dominion Energy SC witness has disclosed 2 pieces of revealing information.  

The 1964 World’s Fair theme was “Peace Through Understanding”

His nickname growing up was “Buzz.”  
I think he may have been labeled that by one of our aunts, Annie Laurie Mack, wife of one of our favorite uncles, Arthur Mack.

Thomas called Limbaugh's death a loss to conservatives and the country

Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas wrote a tribute to Rush Limbaugh this week.

Rush Limbaugh was an enthusiastic supporter of  the Tunnel to Towers campaign to build homes for disabled veterans

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Lexington County conservatives felt they lost a friend Wednesday.


Taking care of the kids is just part of the job

Do real men change diapers, cook and wash dishes?
The stay-at-home dads in Chapin say "yes!"
These brave 25 men are superheroes for their wives and kids.

West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles takes pie to the face for United Way

West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles raised more than $700 in personal contributions for the United Way Campaign. For his effort he got a pie to the face.

How often do you get scam emails? Phishing scams are emails or text messages intended to steal your personal information. 

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The City of West Columbia has released its February-March Newsletter. It is the tenth edition of the city’s newsletter. It includes a message from Mayor Tem Miles.


Bill Jr. and Bill Mooneyhan Sr. right.

Bill Mooneyhan. Sr., who owned and operated Mooneyhan’s Auto Service in West Columbia passed away Saturday evening (Feb. 27.)

Bill Mooneyhan Jr. Posted the following on Facebook:

Business community thriving in West Columbia

Lots of new businesses are coming to West Columbia, and those businesses are thriving.

A red brick building is seen with CWC logo on outside front.

The Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce is now called The Greater CWC Chamber and Visitors Program. 

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Gambit football

For the 4th consecutive year, Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia held a ceremony at its Sea Lion Landing pool Friday in which 1 of the inhabitants makes its choice to win the Super Bowl.

Chapin signings

25 high school seniors signed letters of intent for college scholarships in Lexington and Richland counties Wednesday. More signings for fall and winter sports are expected over the next 2 weeks.

Clear Eye Full of Bases

After a 1 week postponement due to bad weather, the Everyplay Kickball League held its final Wednesday at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.

Taylor Dutch Fork Clemson

It was National Signing Day on Wednesday and at least 4 Chronicle Country high schools had students who signed letters of intent. 

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