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Lexington District 3 receives $500K in federal money for school safety

Batesburg-Leesville High School

The school district covering Batesburg-Leesville is one of four in South Carolina to receive money through a federal program to bolster school safety.

Pelion set to implement a hospitality tax next year


Come next February, the Town of Pelion will have a hospitality tax.

How did Batesburg-Leesville schools do in the latest state report cards?

Over the next few weeks, the Chronicle will dig into the evaluations for the five school districts that touch Lexington County, continuing with Lexington County School District 3.

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Chronicle Country games to watch during this week's slate of high school hoops

The Lexington boy's basketball team's game against Aiken is one of four games to keep an eye on this week.
The official start of the South Carolina high school basketball season is this week and many teams from around the county will look to pile up wins early in their campaign.

Irmo, Gilbert stars win Athlete of the Week honors

This round of Athlete of the Week honors goes to two players who continue adding accolades to their list of accomplishments, one on the gridiron and the other on the volleyball court. 


Photos: Lexington Police provides Bountiful Harvest for community

Seventh annual Bountiful Harvest event at Lexington's Icehouse Amphitheater Nov. 21.

The pre-Thanksgiving event targeted at feeding the community packing more than 200 food boxes.


The Catch-Up: Pawmetto Lifeline seeks Midlands-wide requirement for microchip, spay/neuter

A dog smiles sitting in an office at Pawmetto Lifeline.

Pawmetto Lifeline is pushing to make the microchip requirement the status quo across the Midlands, along with making sure animals are spayed/neutered.

The now 19-year-old told the Chronicle that he had been taking classes during school that revolved around law enforcement, adding that upon becoming a detention deputy he was surprised by the difference between roadside law enforcement and detention.
A Gaston man is accused of trying to kill another man during a Nov. 16 shooting.
A closure is coming as the state Department of Transportation continues improvement work on a key interchange near downtown Lexington.

Why workers at a Lexington Starbucks joined last week’s national ‘Red Cup Day’ strike

A Lexington Starbucks was the only one in South Carolina to take part in a nationwide strike last week.

El Amanecer has been closed for a couple of months, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Locally owned businesses in Lexington County are dealing with the increasingly problematic effects of a bill that requires businesses with liquor or beer licenses to maintain a liability insurance policy that covers at least $1 million.
A West Columbia fine-dining institution is closing after more than 40 years in business.
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The marketing initiative pushed by American Express to direct their customers toward small businesses has become a rallying cry for locally rooted stores to drive their own sales spikes the day after the infamous Black Friday sales at major retailers.
Two teams from Lexington County captured state titles on Saturday during the South Carolina High School League competitive cheer championships. 
 With an undefeated season and now three playoff wins, the culture shift in White Knoll’s football program can’t be overstated.
Lexington County Council’s move to put restrictions on new apartment complexes and multi-family housing projects received widespread support at a public hearing held Nov. 15.
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