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Man Dead After Fleeing Cayce Police, Falling From Columbia Convention Center Balcony

A man died after falling from a balcony at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center while fleeing from Cayce Police.
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Irmo Okra Strut Eyes Future Expansion as It Prepares for 2022 Festival

The Irmo Okra Strut is back for its second year after being paused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has dreams of getting even bigger in the future.

8 Lexington County Restaurants Received C Grades in August

Eight Lexington County restaurants received a C, the lowest Food Grade given out following inspections by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, in August.

For 1st Time in 2 Months, Lexington County No Longer Recommended to Mask Against COVID

For the first time in more than two months, Lexington County is no longer recommended to mask against COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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Thursday Morning Quarterback: 4 Local Teams Still Undefeated

After five weeks, the number “4” is prominent in Chronicle Country high school football.
Chronicle Country added another ranked football team this week, as seven area teams are in the Top 10 of their respective classes in this week’s S.C. Prep Football Media poll.
During his introductory remarks as general manager of the Lexington County Blowfish, Tony Baldwin got to break some big news.
Brookland-Cayce defeated Chapin by a 33-21 score Friday night at Fort Knox.
Hall of Fame Night at Lexington High School was capped by a victory Friday over another ranked county rival Gilbert.
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Lexington County Oktoberfests Bring Variety of Festivities, Causes
Thursday — Sept. 22 The Hitmen (concert) The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) presents another entry in the free Lexington Live concert series. The Hitmen perform popular, …
Three times a year, the S.C. State Farmers Market in West Columbia highlights local artistans and crafters.
Local band Under the Sun played the latest edition of Lexington Live Sept. 15.
Opinions
I would like to start off by saying that this is the hardest letter I have ever had to write. Coach McLeod was one of my favorite teachers ever. I know he was a great father to Coach Malcolm McLeod, …
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.
Business
A West Columbia brunch restaurant that has only been open for two and a half months is already adding another aspect to the business.
A Lexington location of fast-casual Mediterranean chain Zoe’s Kitchen and will soon become a Cava, another widespread Mediterranean chain.
Tucked away on South Church Street in Lexington lies a dessert and sandwich shop with 25 years of history.
The restaurant under the giant cone celebrated a milestone this year.
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A domestic violence investigation in Irmo led to drug charges and multiple arrests. According to a post on the Irmo Police Department’s Facebook page, officers were called to a domestic …
The department store where a woman was found dead in a public bathroom is actively working to find out what happened, a spokesperson told the Chronicle.
A body found Sept. 19 at a Lexington County mall has been identified as a woman who had been missing for nearly a week.
S.C. Secretary of Commerce Henry Lightsey highlighted efforts to enhance the state’s business-forward qualities when he spoke in Columbia last week.
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