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Lexington volunteers helped with Florida clean-up after Hurricane Idalia

After Category 3 Hurricane Idalia swept through Florida at the end of August, it didn’t take long before relief workers and volunteers came to help strangers reset homes and lives that were wrecked by the storm. more

Irmo council at odds over members’ role with group seeking funding

With an election approaching, members of Irmo Town Council are clashing over an alleged conflict of interest in giving money to a local group. more

Lexington County deputies arrest suspect accused of shooting, killing unarmed man

A Little Mountain resident accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man has been arrested. more

Batesburg-Leesville park to memorialize Black Army vet beaten, blinded by police chief

Small Southern towns are unified by having both good and bad history to look back on. Unlike some others, Batesburg-Leesville is looking to highlight a tragedy in pursuit of change. more

The Catch-Up: Columbia coal tar removed, Burlington store in Lexington sets opening date

Efforts to remove toxic coal tar from the Congaree River running through Columbia and West Columbia have reached their end, and a new discount retailer is set to open in Lexington later this month. more

Months after employees said they weren’t paid, Alodia’s fined by state

Following an exodus this summer that triggered temporary closures – first at its Lexington location, then at its Irmo location – Alodia's Cucina Italiana has been fined for not paying employees. more

Private EMS company contracted by Lexington County responds to DHEC violations

Some Lexington County residents concerned with ambulance response times question the county’s contract with the medical transport company. more

‘Prayer for Israel’ event held by Lexington GOP officials on steps of Statehouse

As Columbia’s Sunday traffic bustled on Gervais Street, dozens of South Carolinians gathered to pray for the nation of Israel in front of the Statehouse.  more

Lexington hires its first female town administrator

The Town of Lexington has found its new town administrator, the first woman to hold the post and the first outside hire for the job in a half-century. more

Lexington County arrests 2, seeks 1 more after string of more than 30 car break-ins

Two suspects have been arrested and one is still being sought after a string of more than 30 local car break-ins. more

County considers tightened development restrictions, Red Bank mixed-use project takes shape

As growth continues to soar in Lexington County, elected officials are considering new control measures. more

Irmo mayor at odds with his community association over campaign signs

Irmo recently held a special Town Council meeting in response to the mayor's battle with a local community association. more

Batesburg-Leesville plans extensive improvements for walkability

The town of Batesburg-Leesville is planning extensive upgrades for both of its twin downtowns. The improvements will include new sidewalks and pedestrian crosswalks.  more

Amid criticism, Lexington County details efforts to improve EMS response

Amid continued concerns from local residents about Lexington County ambulance response times, particularly in the Chapin area, the county provided some insight into how things are going. more

Lexington hopes small business committee will strengthen relationship with owners

Lexington is taking a step it hopes will improve the lives of small businesses within the town. more

Mayoral race spotlight: West Columbia’s prodigious development at odds in election

Talking to the two candidates running for mayor of West Columbia, the decision for voters might come down to their take on a simple question: more

Cayce mayor, challenger spar over public safety, other issues at forum

A candidate forum hosted by the Cayce Avenues Neighborhood Association featuring mayoral candidates Mayor Elise Partin and Abbott “Tre” Bray got a bit heated Oct. 5. more

The Catch-Up: Lexington coffee drive-through sets opening date

Clutch Coffee Bar is set to open its new Lexington location later this month. more

Cayce receives results from survey to identify Black cemeteries

Cayce recently received the results from a project to identify and assess the preservational needs of Black cemeteries in the city of nearly 14,000. more

5 Lexington County restaurants received C grades in September

Five Lexington County restaurants received a C, the lowest Food Grade given out by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, during the month of September. more

Irmo council clashes over contract considered for company co-founded by council candidate

Irmo Town Council continues to clash over the nature of a contract it’s considering with a company owned by a November council candidate. more

Gilbert restoring Old Bank building, could become Town Hall

Gilbert is restoring a downtown building, hoping to have it completed by the new year. more

The Catch-Up: SCDOT announces traffic changes along I-20, U.S. 1

The state Department of Transportation recently announced a couple changes — one temporary, one permanent — that will impact drivers in Lexington County. more

Lexington man accused of breaking into home, attempting to force sex on sleeping resident

A Lexington County resident has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct and burglary.   Terrell Dawaijah Lytes, 32 of Lexington, was arrested Oct. 2, accused of … more

Accomplished SC attorney who never forgot his hometown of Swansea dead at 47

The tributes were wide-ranging as South Carolina’s military and legal communities lamented the early departure of  Midlands attorney Stanley Myers, who made an impact statewide and in his hometown of Swansea more
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