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S.C. Senate passes bipartisan proposal to decrease sales of illegal e-cigarettes

In light of increased numbers of e-cigarettes being confiscated from school-aged children, the South Carolina Senate has passed a bipartisan proposal that aims to crack down on the number of illegal … more

The Catch-up: Lexington Mental Health Center to partner with West Columbia, Cayce Police Departments for new program

The Lexington County Mental Health Center recently announced a partnership with the West Columbia and Cayce Police Department to have a mental health professional from the center work alongside … more

6 Lexington County restaurants received C grades in January

Six Lexington County restaurants received a C grade, the lowest food grade given out by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, during the month of January. more

Cheers for charity at comedy benefit show at Old Mill

Comedy for charity takes the stage at Old Mill Brewpub April 12 for a 90-minute show. A T & Love events hosts their first comedy benefit event with all ticket proceeds going towards Camp … more

New York Voices join the S.C. Jazz Masterworks Ensemble at the Harbison Theatre April 13

The S.C. Jazz Masterworks Ensemble is a powerful group. An 18-piece big jazz band made up of some of the best players in the region, they make a skilled, powerful case for the state of modern jazz … more

Lexington County fire departments are a part of Fire Safe South Carolina

Lexington County Fire Service, Cayce Fire Department, Irmo Fire District and West Columbia Fire Department received Fire Safe South Carolina 2023 Community Designation from Fire Safe South Carolina … more

S.C. Housing relaunches, reinvigorates statewide rental housing search tool

COLUMBIA – S.C. Housing announces the launch of, a user-friendly rental search website designed to streamline the process of finding rental properties across South Carolina. … more

Lexington County Announces New “Zero Tolerance For Litter” Campaign

If you’ve been out and about recently around Lexington County, you might have seen some litter lying around on the ground, just as we all do. But that might change soon thanks to a new … more

Lexington One superintendent finalists include current superintendents in S.C., Va., Iowa

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has selected three finalists, all of them current school district superintendents around the country, for the position of superintendent/superintendent-elect. more

'A mix between science and art': Controlled burns help land

"It's a natural process. Before there were people here, there was fire," said Kenny Robertson, unit forester for the Lynches River Unit of the South Carolina Forestry Commission. more

The Catch-up: Public Service Commission announces public hearings in Dominion Energy case

The South Carolina Public Service Commission recently released a schedule of public hearings in the Dominion Energy South Carolina case.  more

Two Lexington County sheriff candidates discuss issues with crime, leadership

Two out of the four candidates running for Lexington County sheriff appeared at an event hosted by Lexington County Republicans on Thursday, March 28 to answer questions and hear concerns from locals. more

Midlands Tech students send project to space

Three… two… one… blast off! That’s what Midland’s Technical College students will be hearing as they watch their project blast into space at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. more

Lexington County conservation needs highlighted in national initiative from American Farmland Trust

Lexington County’s agriculture, business, quality of life and environment are the focus of an analysis project made possible by national and state organizations.  more

Oak Grove Elementary’s Bartolotti named Lexington One Teacher of the Year

Lexington County School District One has named their district Teacher of the Year, Oak Grove Elementary’s Cheryl Bartolotti. more

Pelion is the third municipality to receive a ‘Spring Sweep’

It’s time for Pelion to get clean. more

Lexington County Council seeks to resolve road maintenance conflict

Lexington County Council appears to have begun making peace with town leaders in the county. But it may take a while. more

Riverbank Elementary students win Lexington 2 cooking competition

On March 28, 13 elementary students from across Lexington County School District 2 competed in the Future Chef Competition. more

Irmo looks to move from history-packed town hall to a new one

While eyes are set on a new town hall, Irmo residents and leaders have a plethora of history to reflect upon in the old town hall.  more

Lexington musician brings tour to the state

“When I was born, I was completely blind, and while I can see now, I still have major visual issues and so music is a medium that you don't have to look at, you know? I can just hear it.” more

The Catch-up: Crooked Creek Art League gave out $5,225 in awards at their Annual Juried Show

The Crooked Creek Art League, an art group located in Chapin, held their Annual Juried Show, which is their largest annual event. more

‘Try to work it out,' Lexington County legislators push county officials to make changes after canceled road maintenance agreement

The Lexington County legislative delegation met with Lexington County Council members and representatives of the county’s municipalities on March 19 to resolve differences over road maintenance agreements. more

Lexington 2 students work with Cayce government to put bike rack in Guignard Park

For about three months, Lexington 2 Innovation Center students worked diligently to create a bike rack for Cayce’s Guignard Park, located at 964 Axtell Dr. more

Batesburg-Leesville educators tackle ‘summer slide’ with literacy engagement

When the final school bell rings, students are sent home for summer vacation and the summer slide begins, but the Batesburg-Leesville educators are working to stop the slide with daily literacy engagement. more

Lexington County Public Library welcomes ‘Nova’ to mobile library fleet

On March 25, the Lexington County Public Library system held a ribbon cutting for a new mobile library called Nova, bringing the system's fleet to two. more
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