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The Catch-up: Cayce Elementary holds 4th Unified Day

Cayce Elementary held their 4th Unified Day this past week. As part of being a Special Olympics School, the goal of Unified Day is to “provide an opportunity for students.

Lexington area dance companies team up for Starlight Gala April 19

Typically, on the weekends, the Icehouse Amphitheater is the place to go for live rock, soul or country bands. The stage is usually set up with drums and amps for rockers or honky-tonkers or funk fiends.

Lexington Medical Center opens new facilities, honors nurses

Lexington Medical Center has opened up the doors to two more facilities in the Midlands.

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Carolina Scorpions suspend season with hopes to return to the field in 2025

The Carolina Scorpions women’s tackle football team canceled its 2024 season after dealing with field and personnel issues ahead of its scheduled season opener.
The Carolina Scorpions, a local women’s tackle football team from the area, made what was once an unthinkable decision last week, which left the organization’s future up in the air.

Lexington, Brookland-Cayce standouts win Athlete of the Week as seasons near end

This week’s Athlete of the Week winners came in clutch for their teams in some of the season’s most important matches.

Your ancestors were in a state of shock 112 years ago. How could the RMS Titanic, the engineering marvel of its age, a ship designed with such exacting care that it was proclaimed …
When it comes to classic country music, there are certain names that are legendary; their iconic status will remain forever unchallenged. Think about Willie Nelson or Johnny Cash or George Strait.

S.C. Senate passes bipartisan proposal to decrease sales of illegal e-cigarettes

Man with facial hair exhales vape.

In light of increased numbers of e-cigarettes being confiscated from school-aged children, the South Carolina Senate has passed a bipartisan proposal that aims to crack down on the number of illegal …

The Lexington County Mental Health Center recently announced a partnership with the West Columbia and Cayce Police Department to have a mental health professional from the center work alongside …
Six Lexington County restaurants received a C grade, the lowest food grade given out by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, during the month of January.
Comedy for charity takes the stage at Old Mill Brewpub April 12 for a 90-minute show. A T & Love events hosts their first comedy benefit event with all ticket proceeds going towards Camp …

Farmers market brought vendors, community together in Batesburg

Beulah Roasting Co. hosted its first Fulmer St. Market on March 21. The outdoor farmers market featured more than 10 vendors on the streets of downtown Batesburg. 

A Lexington barbecue restaurant is temporarily closed but they are going to reopen in a couple of weeks. Belly’s Southern Pride located at 2508 Augusta Hwy. across from Lexington High School closed their doors temporarily on March 30.
A lot of us probably think about giving up our nine-to-five life and pursuing our dreams.
It seems like breweries are popping up everywhere across the South Carolina landscape, and Lexington County is no exception.
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Lexington One superintendent finalists include current superintendents in S.C., Va., Iowa

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has selected three finalists, all of them current school district superintendents around the country, for the position of superintendent/superintendent-elect.
The Gamecocks have completely revamped the roster after losing major contributors from last season’s squad.

New look Gamecocks adjusting during spring practice period

The University of South Carolina’s Spring football game is less than two weeks away, and incoming players have spent the last few weeks getting adjusted to their new environment. 
The American Leadership Academy archery team was started in January and consists of over 60 middle and high school students.

Lexington‘s American Leadership Academy archery looks to set foundation for future

For months, American Leadership Academy history teacher, Will Harmon, advocated for an archery team to the school’s athletic director. 
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20 hit songs you may not know were written by music icons
Stacker compiled 20 hit songs between 1960 and today that were written by someone other than the singer, using various sources.
Billions of cicadas are about to emerge from underground in a rare double-brood convergence
In the wake of North America’s recent solar eclipse, another historic natural event is on the horizon. From late April through June 2024, the largest brood of 13-year cicadas, known as Brood XIX, will co-emerge with a midwestern brood of 17-year cicadas, Brood XIII.
Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home
Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. …
Gold vs. stocks: As both hit record highs, which is performing better for investors?
Money helps shed light on which is a better investment: gold or stocks.
Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow
One track on Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” honors a long-celebrated, oft-miscast heroine of American feminism: actress Clara Bow. As historians of the 1920s, we’ve studied Bow’s fame and her cultural legacy.