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Incumbent Wessinger and former fire fighter vie for Lexington County Council District 6 seat

A local resident fighting for public safety has announced his campaign for county council, challenging incumbent Charli Wessinger for District 6, which covers Chapin, parts of Irmo and Lexington. more

Former Pine Ridge police chief sentenced to 15 years for using threats, reputation to coerce sex, pornography

Former Pine Ridge Police Chief William Bruce Parker has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for orchestrating a multi-victim sextortion scheme. According to a release from the U.S. … more

Former Town of Lexington employee arrested after over $57K in unauthorized purchases

The former IT manager for the Town of Lexington has been arrested in connection with over $57,000 in unauthorized purchases. Beatrice Lyons-Daniels, who was employed by the town from September … more

Lexington County officials move forward with implementing $30 service fee to address road improvements

Lexington County Council gave initial approval to a $30 service fee for registered vehicle owners so the county can make needed road improvements. Councilman Darrell Hudson said the new fee … more

The Catch-up: Riverbanks Zoo fares with giraffe’s death; Lexington County prepares for upcoming family-friendly events

One of Riverbanks Zoo’s giraffes passed this weekend following health challenges. more

S.C. Agricultural Commissioner promotes in-state agricultural processing to boost economy

Hugh Weathers, commissioner for the state’s Department of Agriculture, at the Lexington Chamber’s Business over Breakfast meeting on March 12, talked of the department's current standings with processing food within the state, agrotourism and new funding for agricultural business grants. more

Lexington locals to learn policing basics at Citizen’s Police Academy

The Lexington Police Department has what’s called the Citizen’s Police Academy. more

Harbison theatre brings gospel play to stage for Christians and non-Christians alike

An array of life situations are being brought to stage from March 15 to 17 at Harbison Theatre in Irmo with WOW Production’s original play, “If You Only Knew…Why I Struggle to Trust God.” more

Wingard’s Market to bring renowned author, scientist to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Wingard’s Market will bring author, entomologist and ecologist Doug Tallamy to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on May 16 to talk about his book, “A Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening,'' which focuses on the importance of native plants. more

3 teenagers charged after shooting, armed robbery in Lexington County

Three teenagers have been arrested by Lexington County deputies after an armed robbery and shooting.  more

Batesburg-Leesville celebrates small town charm with annual Taste of the Town cookoff

Stuffed dates, pulled pork sandwiches, tortellini salad and more were on the menu for Batesburg-Leesville’s annual Taste of the Town.  more

Completed Old Mill Pond dam now has upgraded erosion control

The construction of the Old Mill dam, located next to the Old Mill that houses multiple restaurants and stores, was completed last summer, with the Old Mill Pond set to open this spring. more

Lexington County leaders look to protect, increase tree coverage amid development

What happened to all the trees?   That’s a question that is often asked in Lexington County communities in the aftermath of major new developments that often involve huge, … more

Cayce Fire to have first Save a Life event to promote drug awareness

The Cayce Fire Department’s newest initiative makes drug awareness more approachable.  more

West Columbia airport gets new options for travelers on both sides of TSA

Carolina Concessions, LLC held its ribbon cutting on March 27 unveiling the airport’s newest eateries. more

The Catch-up: Town of Lexington to lower water levels to repair Old Mill Pond spillway

The Old Mill Pond is nearing completion, with one of the final steps being repairing its concrete spillway. more

Lexington’s Shamrock parade, festivities gear up for Saturday

Irish blessings are coming to Lexington with the ninth annual Shamrock parade and festivities on March 9. more

Ghosts, comedy take action in Chapin Theatre’s latest play

Comedy farce takes center stage at Chapin Theatre Company’s production of Final Appearance. more

Voodoo Brewing Company is coming to Lexington

The new owner of a key spot along Lexington’s Main Street has spoken out as to why he is helping bring a national franchise to the bustling downtown. more

Chapin’s newly renovated town hall comes with deep history

The town of Chapin has seen its town hall move around since its establishment. The newest building, located at 157 Columbia Ave., could be its permanent residence. more

Lexington high schoolers to learn financial literacy with program funded by SAFE Federal Credit Union

Schools throughout South Carolina, including public and private schools in Lexington County, now have access to a course teaching financial literacy.  SAFE Federal Credit Union has invested … more

Lexington addiction recovery nonprofit expands into Columbia

A local nonprofit centered around addiction recovery is expanding into Richland County. more

The Catch-up: Bart’s Crazy Good Coffee expanding to Ballentine, suspending operations in Chapin

A Lexington County coffee brand is expanding again, but also cutting back. more

Midlands Technical College commemorates its Black history

Midlands Technical College continued to celebrate Black History Month with its ninth annual Harbison History Day. more

Irmo native opens up art center, hopes to foster hub of creativity

Art has been a passion of Kim Winn since she was a young girl drawing on the floor. After the passing of her brother and then her father a few years ago, she decided to pursue her artist’s dream and give back to the community she grew up in.  more
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