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Chapin Historical Association works to designate Commercial Historic District

Also known as the “Capital of Lake Murray,” Chapin is filled with history from decades past.  With its growing popularity and development, many are attracted to Chapin because of its … more

What to expect in therapy 

There are many situations that lead people to therapy, but the common reason people go to therapy is to feel better.   Increasingly, our society recognizes that therapists provide benefits … more

South Carolina counties are experiencing a drought; Lexington classified as moderate

As the effects of recent hot and dry conditions are being felt throughout the Palmetto State, the S.C. Drought Response Committee, during its meeting via conference call July 9, upgraded all of South … more

Columbia man charged after his mother’s death

A Columbia resident has been accused of killing his mother in December of last year. 37-year-old Terry Lee Self Jr. is charged with murder after a canoer found his mother’s body in the … more

Lexington County resident found guilty on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

Attorney General Alan Wilson has announced the sentencing of a Lexington man who was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.   On July 10, Michael Scott Valdario was found guilty by a … more

Canning for safe food preservation demonstrations to be held at Pelion Branch Library July through November

Canning has made a resurgence in recent years and the Clemson Extension Service is showing South Carolina residents how they can use this method to safely store food.   Samantha Houston, … more

S.C. parole department announces new program for offenders

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Probation Services has announced a new program aimed at assisting offenders with finding employment since 26% of the state’s active … more

Lexington County man arrested after 3 dogs found dead in home

Three dogs were found deceased and another two were found in poor condition inside a Lexington County home which led to the arrest of 40-year-old Robert John Jachim.  Lexington County … more

Lexington Medical Center recognized as best hospital by U.S. News and World Report

The U.S. News and World Report has named Lexington Medical Center the best hospital in the Columbia metro area for the third year in a row.    U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s … more

Lexington Sheriff’s Department announces pay raises

The Lexington County Council approved pay raises for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department that went into effect on July 8.    All positions at the sheriff’s department … more

Stay Here, Play Here: Things to do in Lexington County, surrounding areas for the week of July 18

Friday, July 19 The Tall Cop The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College Blvd. Irmo) presents “The Tall Cop: High In Plain Sight.” This community event features … more

Lexington One approves staff, one termination

Lexington County School District One approved 24 certified staff members for the upcoming school year at a board meeting Tuesday morning at Lexington High School. The board of trustees approved the … more

South Carolina voters solidify names for November ballot

With November fast approaching, and primaries and run-offs out of the way, Lexington locals now have a clearer idea as to what their ballots will look like later this year.   Here are some … more

Star jazz artist Marqueal Jordan to play in Lexington July 19, 20

Chayz Lounge on Meeting Street has a long tradition of bringing in top national jazz talent for their weekly shows, and this weekend is no exception. This Friday and Saturday night, July 19 and 20, … more

Lexington’s Steel Hands Brewing to host cornhole tourney for a good cause July 20

Cornhole: The ultimate low-key game to enjoy with a few friends and a couple of cold ones on the weekend. You simply show up, grab yourself a small bean bag to throw, talk some trash and then try to … more

Mission Lexington has provided care to those in crisis for 46 years

Mission Lexington, a faith-based organization established in 1978, provides life essentials to those in the community experiencing hardship. Initially, when an individual or family arrives at the … more

Lexington local crowned 2024 Miss South Carolina Teen 

Lexington native, Mary Elle Marchant, 18, was crowned 2024 Miss South Carolina Teen on June 29, 2024. The daughter of Andy and Rhonda, Marchant is a recent graduate of River Bluff High School’s … more

Former Lexington GOP chair, Rotary Club Foundation treasurer arrested after allegedly taking over 100K from organizations

A Lexington County man has been charged with two counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent after over $60,000 was taken from the Lexington County Republican Party and over $50,000 was taken … more

Lexington man allegedly sets fire to home with woman, children inside

A Lexington County man has been arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder and a single count of second-degree arson after a home was set on fire with two children and a woman inside … more

Stay Here, Play Here: Things to do in Lexington County for the week of July 11

Friday – June 12 Lauren Jenkins (concert) The Nashville Nights concert series, which brings fast-rising Music City talent to Lexington, rolls on at Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in … more

Lexington artist paints another mural in Cayce

Start with the eyes and paint from there. That’s how Lexington artist Michael Geddings starts his murals and paintings and how he began his latest mural on the side of Mrs. Goodfoot’s … more

Irmo defends action on charter school

The town of Irmo is not accepting any blame for the sudden cancellation of the upcoming school year for a new charter school, Irmo Mayor Bill Danielson said in an interview with the Chronicle. He is … more

Opening a cooling center in Lexington County?

Amid the South Carolina summer temperatures reaching the 90s in recent days, Lexington County is seeking churches and community centers in the area that have plans to open a cooling center. Cooling … more

Lexington County 9-1-1 communications seeks re-accreditation, needs public feedback

The public has a chance to provide feedback on Lexington County 9-1-1 communications. The county is seeking CALEA re-accreditation. CALEA, according to, is the Commission on Accreditation … more

Irmo Police Department event to help prevent substance abuse July 19

There is a free community event later this month intended to educate the public on substance abuse. Presented by the Irmo Police Department and Officer Jermaine Galloway, locals will take part in a … more
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