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Lexington County leaders turn down state-funded ambulance for Chapin

Chapin residents continue to voice their concerns about EMS response times in the area.

Did Lexington County turn down a brand-new ambulance funded by the state?

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Irmo Police officers will now be equipped with informational materials and items for younger kids

Irmo Police officers will now be equipped with informational materials and items for younger kids.

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Local baseball, softball teams win district brackets in SCHSL playoffs

The Chapin softball team won its district, despite losing its first game of the postseason and facing elimination. The Eagles defeated Berkeley in the first game of the lower state bracket but again faced elimination after falling to Summerville.
Playoff action is nearing its end for baseball and softball teams around the state with the district championships wrapping up last week. Seven Lexington County teams advanced past the district …

Dutch Fork, Gray Collegiate players shine on the diamond to win Athlete of the Week

The field is shrinking and this week’s Athlete of the Week winners delivered huge performances to keep their teams competing in the postseason.

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Steel Guitar Convention brings tasty riffs to Lexington May 18-19

Where would country music be without the sound of the pedal steel guitar?

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S.C. legislative session ends with approval to open carry and denial of hate crime bill

S.C. Statehouse

Thursday, May 9 marked the end of the 2024 regular session of the South Carolina General Assembly.

On Thursday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m., officers from Lexington County’s law enforcement agencies will gather to honor the county’s law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. …
Ten Lexington Two Innovation Center seniors celebrated their signing day by signing contracts to enter the workforce with different companies after their graduation this year.
It’s as if you nestled your way into Crayola’s 64-box of crayons. Everywhere you look, vibrant hues appear to reach out at you, drawing you in to the sights, sounds and stylistic …
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Lexington Alodia’s closes doors, owes state money

Alodia’s in Lexington, located at 101 W. Main St., is permanently closed.

Alodia’s in Lexington closed its doors as of Thursday, April 25, after owing the state’s revenue department more than $13,000 in taxes.

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.
After 18 years of serving the community with fried chicken, burgers and soft serve ice cream, Zesto’s of Chapin, located at 1250 Chapin Rd., closed its doors May 3, according to Facebook post.
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.
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Alodia’s in Lexington, located at 101 W. Main St., is permanently closed.
Alodia’s in Lexington, located at 101 W. Main St., is permanently closed.
Alodia’s in Lexington, located at 101 W. Main St., is permanently closed.
Alodia’s in Lexington, located at 101 W. Main St., is permanently closed.
Alodia’s in Lexington, located at 101 W. Main St., is permanently closed.
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The grand re-opening of Lexington’s Virginia Hylton Park was on Saturday, May 4.

Lexington’s Virginia Hylton Park is ready to play on

Virginia Hylton Park, located at 111 Maiden Ln. in Lexington behind town hall, is now open again and boasting changes destined to pique local kids’ fun side.

Lexington local Carlisle Kennedy challenges Katrina Shealy for S.C. Senate

Carlisle Kennedy was born and raised in Lexington County, S.C. and he says it’s time for a “conservative change” in the county’s representation in the South Carolina Senate. …
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The city of Cayce has officially welcomed its first-ever therapy horse, Muffin.
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