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Pending drag-restricting legislation could impact West Columbia businesses, performers

Two bills pending in the S.C. House and Senate could restrict minors from attending drag shows, while also providing that any business that allows drag shows could be deemed a sexually oriented …
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From the Editor: Get ready to vote for ‘Lexington’s Best’

From March 23 to April 20, you can go to and cast one vote per day in each category.

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The Catch-Up: Chapin overpass closure; local schools, teacher get statewide recognition

The state Department of Transportation has announced an overpass bridge closure near Chapin.

Lexington Medical looks to address health needs identified in recent survey

Thanks to a survey conducted with help from one of the other big hospital systems serving the Midlands, Lexington Medical Center says it has a better understanding of the area it serves.

Bull Bash returns to South Congaree with national, world champions

The start of the rodeo season in South Congaree kicks off with the third annual Bull Bash, bringing in bull riders from across the U.S. as well as three different countries. Married duo Rance and …

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Brookland-Cayce baseball team packs experience in 2023

To start its 2023 campaign, Brookland-Cayce baseball has taken on some big-school competition.
The Airport softball team started the 2023 campaign soaring. 
The girls soccer program at Dutch Fork has seen some lean years.
The Gray Collegiate Academy girls softball team is starting the 2023 season in a familiar spot. 
This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival in Irmo is set to be bigger than ever in its sixth year. 
The event, which raised money for Mission Lexington, included an 8K race and a one-mile Fun Run.
11 days after first reporting the issue, the Town of Lexington says it has fixed a problem that was causing partially treated wastewater to flow into a local creek.
Lexington County School District 1 has settled an ongoing lawsuit with an e-cigarette company.
A West Columbia woman is set to spend the next 25 years in prison after being convicted on a methamphetamine charge.
After being sued by the family of a student who says she was physically assaulted after not participating in the Pledge of Allegiance, Lexington County School District 1 has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
Lexington County Council Tuesday gave final approval to a measure that clears the way for a beverage company to build a huge warehouse on an 85-acre site in Saxe Gotha Industrial Park.
Lexington County is set to add another distribution center that will bring over 100 jobs in 2024.
A local man known for his tours to see the purple martins around Lake Murray and a film on the famed local birds has turned his hobby into a business.
It increasingly feels like the days are getting back to normal at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
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Lexington County will no longer hear the regular roar of fighter jets streaking overhead.
The Irmo Community Park is getting more attention these days than the once-a-year Irmo Okra Strut festival.
South Carolina’s largest United Methodist Church has left the denomination.
More than 50 floats made their way down the street, as children and adults, many dressed in the traditional green, looked on.
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