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Chapin Baseball Coach Accused of Mistreating Students Gets Support of Many Former Players

At an Aug. 8 meeting of the Lexington-Richland School District 5 board,  three parents whose kids have played for McLeod and a former player stated the coach had inflicted “bullying and mental abuse” on players during the 2022 season.
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Lexington County Gets 1st COVID Level Update in 2 Weeks, Still Recommended to Mask

Lexington is once more rated as high when it comes to the spread of coronavirus.

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Body of Missing Lake Murray Boater Recovered

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office announced the body of a missing boater on Lake Murray has been recovered.

Lexington-Richland District 5 Defers Bond Referendum, Supplements SROs With Private Security

Lexington-Richland School District 5’s Board of Trustees deferred a vote this week on a potential bond referendum to fund several improvements.

Chapin Baseball Coach Accused of Mistreating Players

Allegations of mistreatment of players, both physical and mental, have been levied against Chapin High School baseball coach Scott McLeod.

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Preseason Football to Close With Sportsarama, Aun and McKay Classic

The start of the high school football season is now just a week away.
The story of Towny Townsend and the Splendid 6 is already available in a book by Lexington resident Patrick Montgomery.
The Irmo Little League softball team’s perfect run in the World Series came to an end Saturday in Kirkland, Wash.
Coming off its most successful season in 12 years, Irmo High School begins Year Three under head coach Aaron Brand.
An undefeated run in the Junior League Softball World Series has Southeast (Irmo) playing for a championship Saturday.
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Batesburg-Leesville hosted one of several National Night Out events in Lexington County last week.
Dr. Seuss artwork people generally aren’t familiar with will be on view later this month in West Columbia.
Go back in time to the 1980s for a musical experience known as “Rock of Ages,” playing at the Icehouse Amphitheater. The rock music production returns for its second year starting this week.
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Lake Murray and the popular greenway along the canal in Columbia’s Riverfront Park may soon have an attractive pedestrian connection.
As it’s tempting to move on — to throw out the masks, to stop worrying about when and where to get that next booster — now is not the time to start ignoring COVID-19.
It appears that Brookland-Cayce High School is on its way to having its accreditation status returned to the top level assigned by the state Department of Education.
Barring a big surprise, Lexington County Council will vote July 26 to give final approval to send a penny tax for road improvements to the Nov. 8 ballot for citizens to vote yay or nay.
Business
Ezekiel Ministries is opening its third afterschool program for the upcoming school year.
Roy’s Grille, the Exxon-housed Lexington barbecue joint helmed by 2022 South Carolina Chef Ambassador Chris Williams, will soon move to Irmo.
A new partnership will reportedly open up more than 200 clinical cancer trials to local patients.
When Lexington Medical Center says it’s one of the best hospitals in the state, it can back it up.
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A local student was one of 100 young women selected to attend the 75th American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation.
Michael Amiridis knows the University of South Carolina has a big impact on Lexington County.
Midlands residents who like the riverside walking trails will be pleased to learn there will soon be a new path leading all the way from Lake Murray to Columbia.
A woman who was caught selling methamphetamine in Lexington County and fled before a scheduled court date was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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Quality of life signs to check for your aging pet
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Average mortgage debt rose 14% over the past 5 years
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Here's how credit card debt varies by state in 2022
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Does your lawn need a breather? The importance and benefits of aeration
(BPT) - Sometimes we need to take a breather, and your lawn is no different. Aeration — the process of extracting cores of soil, thatch and grass from the lawn surface — lets your lawn …