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Opinion: Lexington’s Kathy Maness is the Qualified Republican Running for Superintendent

Lexington Town Council Member Kathy Maness has the master’s degree (from the University of South Carolina in early childhood education) required by state law. Ellen Weaver, the school choice advocate who finished second in the June 14 primary, does not. more

Opinion: DHEC Keeps Public Safe While Helping Food Service Establishments Succeed

In Lexington County, DHEC inspectors have an admirable track record of assisting food service establishments come into compliance with health standards while continuing to protect public safety. more

Opinion: Following Another Incident, We Still Have Questions About Cayce’s Twilite Manor

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.  more

Opinion: Well-Coordinated Interagency Cooperation On Display in Recent Shootings

April shooting incidents showed that Lexington County residents are well-served by coordinated responses between dedicated and capable agencies working seamlessly together.  more

Opinion: Senseless Killing of Cayce Officer Stark Contrast to Joyous Festival

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. more

Opinion: Chapin Should Replace Aging Sewer Lines Quickly to Avoid Another Leak Near Lake Murray

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 … more

Letter to the Editor: Medical Cannabis Is About Freedom

"I do not feel that our legislature, nor our law enforcement community, really support our medical freedoms." more

Opinion: Too Long, Too Far — Lexington County Jail Escapee Found 5 Miles Away After 5 Hours

Jail safety procedures, and perhaps the facility itself, need further review and modification. more

Opinion: Lexington County’s Government Leaders Compensated Appropriately

In private sector companies, salaries are a confidential matter. But in the public sector, salaries are paid by taxpayers who have the right to know how their taxes are being spent. more

Opinion: Key County Institutions Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Properly and Responsibly as Cases Decline

Their careful approach keeps our safety in mind as they ease us closer to normalcy. more
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