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

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

Lexington County’s first 18-year-old jail deputy talks about the experience

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. more

Gaston man accused of attempting to kill man, endangering child

A Gaston man is accused of trying to kill another man during a Nov. 16 shooting. more

Lane closures coming as I-20/U.S. 1 interchange work continues near Lexington

A closure is coming as the state Department of Transportation continues improvement work on a key interchange near downtown Lexington. more

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. more

Lexington County receives strong public support for new apartment, ‘tiny home’ restrictions

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. more

FBI opens Lexington facility, consolidating area operations under one big roof

The FBI is officially operating out of the Town of Lexington. more

New mayors to take office in Lexington, Irmo, incumbents stay on in West Columbia, Cayce

Following Nov. 7’s municipal elections, two of Lexington County's four largest municipalities have new mayors. more

New council members set to take office in Lexington, Cayce, Irmo and Batesburg-Leesville

Multiple municipalities saw shake-ups on their city/town council following elections on Nov. 7. Cayce, Lexington, Irmo and Batesburg-Leesville all saw seats change hands. more

Lexington Police, Serve and Connect continue Thanksgiving outreach event

Six years ago, the Lexington Police Department first helped people in the community receive a Thanksgiving meal while als providing resources to live a better life. more

The Catch-Up: Officials commemorate early completion of coal tar clean-up 

Governor Henry McMaster and other prominent officials marked the recent completion of coal tar removal from the bed of Congaree River Nov. 13. more

How to vote in Gilbert’s Town Council runoff

The Lexington County Registrations and Elections Office has announced details for the runoff election to decide the winner of the second of two seats on Gilbert Town Council that were up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election. more

Handgun found in book bag of Irmo High student

A student was found with a handgun Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Irmo High School. more

West Columbia biergarten says it could close if insurance crisis continues

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. more

Chapin downtown adds mural, restoration of circa-1948 town hall

Chapin recently held formal unveilings for a pair of projects the town hopes will enhance the beauty and charm of its historical downtown. more

SC’s first Veteran of Year speaks at River Bluff Veterans Day tribute

The event was held this year in conjunction with the History Channel’s “Take a Veteran to School” outreach program. more

Man accused of dumping shooting victim at Lexington County intersection

A man has been arrested after allegedly discarding the body of a shooting victim in Lexington County. more

How did Lexington County District 2 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 2 more

Election results certified: Tight council races in Lexington, Irmo decided

The wait is over – Lexington County’s municipal election results are certified. more

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
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