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HUD makes $1.9 million available to address youth homelessness in South Carolina

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $51.1 million in Youth Homelessness System Improvement (YHSI) Grants to 38 communities across 26 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

The Catch-Up: Fiber internet coming to over 8,000 Lexington homes

Fiber-optic internet provider, Ripple Fiber, has now gone live in Lexington County. Over 8,500 residences across the county, including those in the Kenwood and Royal Creek neighborhood, currently have access to the new technology.

American Leadership Academy Lexington educator named teacher of the year at Charter Institute banquet

The American Leadership Academy wrapped up its first year as a public charter school in Lexington. One of its teachers, Mary Elizabeth Farmer, was named the 2024-25 Nathan Yon Institute Teacher of the Year at last month’s Charter Institute at Erskine’s awards banquet.

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Local basketball teams use summer scrimmages to focus on team building ahead of new season

Four local basketball teams participated in exhibition matches at Chapin High School last week as part of their annual summer workouts.
The start of the basketball season is still more than five months away, but teams from Lexington County are using their summer off from school to get together and compete.
Decades ago, a young man named Chris Potter, who had moved recently from Chicago, Ill. to Columbia, heard a sound that changed his life. The boy, no more than ten years old or so, was a fan of rock …
Friday – June 7 Nashville Nights (concert) Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) kicks off their Nashville Nights concert series. The series welcomes fast-rising country …
This Thursday and Saturday night, Chayz Lounge on Meeting Street celebrates an auspicious occasion. The club, opened by DJ and jazz afficionado Chaye Alexander, celebrates its seventh anniversary.
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Lexington County graduates turn their tassels to new future

The journey from Ukraine to South Carolina was anything but easy, but Kateryna Mazur is grateful for her new home and for graduating high school in Lexington-Richland District 5.

Lexington County Animal Services has a few programs in place to encourage adoption and limit euthanization.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation is looking for public input on the future of transportation in South Carolina through a multimodal transportation survey. Momentum 2050 is the statewide plan for the future of South Carolina’s transportation network.
Disabled veterans can now obtain a South Carolina Property Tax exemption on real estate from the year in which they became disabled. The
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Steel Paws makes its annual visit to celebrate Lexington area K9s

The Steel Paws event spanned across two days and Lexington dog lovers and law enforcement had a blast.

Steel Hands Brewing welcomed residents and their four-legged friends for two days of fun.

Rio Express Grill, located at 5594 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington is now open, offering a variety of Brazilian BBQ options for locals and visitors alike.
Lexington locals now have a place to stretch out. Literally.
As much as we may value charitable organizations in the city of Lexington, and indeed across the state of South Carolina, we might not know much about what they do or how they work.
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The Steel Paws event spanned across two days and Lexington dog lovers and law enforcement had a blast.
The Steel Paws event spanned across two days and Lexington dog lovers and law enforcement had a blast.
The Steel Paws event spanned across two days and Lexington dog lovers and law enforcement had a blast.
The Steel Paws event spanned across two days and Lexington dog lovers and law enforcement had a blast.
The Steel Paws event spanned across two days and Lexington dog lovers and law enforcement had a blast.
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Team S.C. Lacrosse recently traveled to Raleigh for a nationwide tournament where the group impressed against some of the 
country’s best talent.

Team S.C. showcases local lacrosse talent on a national level

A group of South Carolina’s best girls lacrosse players made a trip to Raleigh, N.C. recently for a national competition where they put their skills to the test against teams from other regions …

Irmo first responders memorial unveiled

Irmo’s memorial honoring first responders has been unveiled at Irmo Town Park.
Dutch Fork football won the 2024 5A football championship.

Look back on a championship-filled school year for Lexington County teams

The 2023-24 school year was a championship-filled one for Lexington County with eight teams from four different schools winning a state title.
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10 of the greatest father-son combos in professional sports history
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Rodent damage: Will your car insurance cover chewed-up wiring?
Cheap Insurance provides advice on how to handle rodent damage to your car and how to avoid it in the future.