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9 arrested on drug charges in West Columbia

Nine people have been arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation in West Columbia, the city’s police department reports. more

Irmo council member considers ideas to change animal control in town limits

Irmo Town Council Member Erik Sickinger is hoping to reform the way animal control operates in town limits. His idea is to designate at least one Irmo police officer as a full-time animal control deputy.  more

LRADAC receives grants to help students, expecting mothers stay substance-free

The state-designated alcohol and drug abuse authority covering Lexington County continues to bring in funding to bolster its efforts to curb substance abuse, including a new program specifically targeting the county’s five school districts. more

Lexington County animal shelter talks overpopulation, dealing with the cold, impacts of new restrictions

With pet overpopulation continuing to be a severe issue, locally and nationally, Lexington County Animal Services is encouraging residents to do their part to keep pets safe during the colder months and curb trends that send unclaimed animals out into the elements. more

The Catch-Up: Chapin Police get new logo, Lexington Police look to curb collisions

The look of Chapin’s police officers got an update recently. more

Irmo mayor loses seat, no change in West Columbia, Cayce

Lexington County voted Nov. 3, and while there were no statewide or county positions on the line, municipal elections brought the chance for residents to re-evaluate who serves them as mayors and members of city and town councils. more

Lexington County investigating shooting that left a man dead

Lexington Sheriff’s department investigating a shooting that left one person dead. more

3 Lexington County restaurants received C grades in October

The restaurants are located in Cayce and Lexington. more

How did Lexington County District 1 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. more

Lexington council candidates talk Smallwood Cove, traffic and other issues at forum

Seven candidates running for three at-large seats on Lexington Town Council attended a forum organized by the Chronicle and the Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center on Nov. 1. more

Olde Country Buffet owner arrested for tax evasion, operating without license

The owner of a recently closed West Columbia buffet has been arrested for tax evasion and operating without a state retail license. more

With Irmo location closed again, Alodia’s listed as owing nearly $73K to the state

An Italian restaurant that was recently fined by the state for not paying its employees is listed as owing a large sum due to unpaid taxes. Meanwhile, one of its locations is closed again after a brief attempt to reopen. more

Man arrested for 2022 Harbison parking lot shooting

A teenager has been arrested following a 2022 shooting that left one man injured. more

Lexington County finalizes tightened fireworks, animal control restrictions

Lexington County recently tightened restrictions in two areas that have been coming for a while now. more

The Catch-Up: Project to address ‘Malfunction Junction’ getting restructured

The state Department of Transportation is changing up the timeline for the project that is set to reshape one of the Midlands’ most notorious interchanges. more

A survey of book complaints and removals at Lexington County school districts

The trend of local school districts reviewing and often removing books continues. So the Chronicle took a look at the books currently being reviewed in each Lexington County school district and the process the districts are using. more

Irmo, Lexington candidates talk transparency, government power at stump event

The Lexington County Republican Party hosted an event for residents to get to know the council and mayoral candidates for the Nov. 7 election. more

Lexington 1 makes progress on new elementary school, names principal

Lexington County School District 1 is moving one of its principals as it prepares to open a new elementary school. more

Former Pine Ridge police chief admits to using threats, reputation to coerce sex, pornography

A former Lexington County police chief faces up to 20 years in federal prison. more

Irmo approves funding for skatepark, quelling doubt it would come to pass

On Oct. 17, Town Council signed a contract with 5th Pocket Skateparks to design and build the proposed amenity in Rawls Creek Park. more

Vote 2023: A guide to elections in Lexington, Cayce, West Columbia and beyond

It’s time to decide who will represent you on a local level, Lexington County. more

Three men arrested following a shooting that injured three people

Three men have been arrested for a shooting that left three people injured. more

Prosecutor serving Lexington County named tops in the state

At last week's South Carolina Solicitors’ Association Annual Conference, 11th Circuit Deputy Solicitor Rhonda Wallace Patterson received the 2023 Ernest F. Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution for General Sessions. more

The Catch-Up: Chronicle, Lexington Chamber to host Town Council candidate forum

The Chronicle is partnering with the Lexington Chamber to host a forum for you to hear more about the Lexington Town Council candidates, their positions and their qualifications. more

Gilbert community mourns 19-year-old former baseball player killed crossing the street

The tragic death of a former Gilbert High School baseball player over the weekend left head coach Ashley Burnett in disbelief.  more
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