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West Columbia Mexican restaurant closes after nearly 30 years

La Fiesta has been serving West Columbia familiar Mexican favorites since 1993.
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Lexington County school district to use metal detectors at sporting events

A Lexington County school district will now use metal detectors at all arena and stadium events. Beginning Nov. 28, Lexington District 2 announced it would “implement regular use of metal …

Cayce Police respond to shots fired, overturned vehicle

Cayce Police responded to a call of shots fired at a gas station and an overturned vehicle Dec. 3.

Cayce, Lexington kick off holiday month with town festivities

The lights are twinkling, and the fake snow is falling as two towns in Lexington County prepare for their free annual Christmas festivals.

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Brookland-Cayce, Irmo boys and Gilbert girls crack Top 10 of S.C. Basketball Coaches Association Poll

While the Lexington and Gray Collegiate boys remain atop its respective classifications, three Chronicle Country teams crack the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association rankings for the first time.
Putting together a challenging non-region schedule has proven to be a winning formula for Gray Collegiate Academy.
It's mostly Dutch Fork in the first half of the Class 5A final against Fort Dorchester at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.
It was an all-around “Good Friday” for the Lexington boys’ basketball team.
Putting together a challenging non-region schedule has proven to be a mission accomplished for Lexington High School girls’ basketball. The latest battle for the Class 5A fifth-ranked Lady …
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Lexington County Lights Lights at RiverbanksThe Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (500 Wildlife Pkwy.) hosts its annual Christmas light event (known previously as Lights Before Christmas). The Zoo will be …
The Chapin Theatre Company is ending the year with the classic holiday play with “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” and it will mark the end of an era.
A former Lexington theater company is now leaving the Midlands altogether.
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The service has been provided for almost a decade.
Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green has been appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Lexington-Richland School District 5 will soon be adding another item to what is becoming a long list of safety precautions.
The national nonprofit whose consultant is at the center of a lawsuit against a Lexington County school district has pushed back against the accusations made against it.
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Each year farmers and workers prep their crop so that families can continue their tradition of choosing and cutting their perfect Christmas tree.
Each year, small businesses in Lexington County get a little more support the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Just more than two months since Lexington got its first ramen house, the Chronicle can confirm the town will soon get its second.
The popular charter yacht of that name, which hosted celebrations and weddings and other festivities on the lake for more than a decade before being put up for sale, has new owners.
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Continuing to work through budget issues, Swansea Town Council held its regular Nov. 28 meeting.
The pre-Thanksgiving event provided 250 holiday-themed Greg’s Groceries food boxes filled with non-perishable food to feed families in need for a week.
Thad Westbrook, a Lexington attorney and graduate of Airport High School, was named chair of the Board of Trustees in August after serving two years as vice chair.
The suit seeks declaratory judgements that practices, ideas and concepts derived from the controversial line of study are being taught in some classrooms.
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