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Gordon, Ford Powers Lexington to Game 1 Shutout Victory in Class 5A Softball Final

A sixth state title and second in Class 5A since the 2019 season is a victory away for the Lexington softball team.
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Residents, Elected Officials React to Gun Violence After Columbiana Centre Shooting

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Irmo High School to Get Nearly $50M Facelift, New Wing

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Zoning for Irmo Storage Development Voted Down as Council Contends With Traffic Woes

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Gray Collegiate Softball Shuts Out Latta 7-0 to Take Game 1 of Series

For a team playing in the Class 2A softball final for the first time, Gray Collegiate opened up like season veterans.
Seven Chronicle Country players earned gold medals this past weekend at the S.C. High School League Track and Field Championships.
Coaching in a state title series was nothing new Saturday night for multiple champion Charles Assey Sr. 
Add two more Chronicle Country teams looking to close out the S.C. High School League athletics year as state champions.
Another Gray Collegiate sports team is headed to the state finals for the first time.
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Submarine veterans in Lexington have a place to connect with fellow U.S. Navy veterans who have served on submarines. 
Another event was back in Lexington County after two years canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The night edition of the city’s weekly Meeting Street Artisan Market, set to coincide with the festivities on State Street in the River District, is also canceled, as is the Litter Pickup Day set for Saturday.
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Cayce’s Twilite Manor assisted living continues to be — and has never stopped being — allowed to operate by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. 
April shooting incidents showed that Lexington County residents are well-served by coordinated responses between dedicated and capable agencies working seamlessly together. 
No words can express the horror, shock and sadness we feel about the senseless killing of Cayce Police Officer Roy Andrew “Drew” Barr in the line of duty early during the morning of April 24.
On March 29, a raw sewer leak from a 12-inch Town of Chapin-operated sewer force main adjacent to Lake Murray brought complaints — about both the leak and earlier odor issues in the area on the …
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The first surgery after the ownership change was scheduled to take place May 16.
Local farms around the county have an array of selections to choose from.
There is no indication in the press release that the series will extend beyond this fall.
Reggaetronic Lake Murray Music Festival announced Monday that it would return to the shores of Spence Island.
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Lou Kennedy said that when her mother died in 2021, she reached out to Lexington-Richland School District 5 to see how they could honor her.
Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon is one of four 2022 winners recognized by the Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement. The awards, established in 1983 and presented by the S.C. …
Most of the establishments improved to A ratings on follow-up inspections.
Darren Amick has been hired to lead the town’s police department.
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