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White Knoll High math teacher charged with exploitation of a minor

A 26 year-old White Knoll High School math teacher faces charges after allegedly attempting to solicit a 14-year-old girl. more

Nonprofit addressing adult illiteracy looks to partner with Lexington County libraries

A Columbia-based nonprofit that focuses on teaching adult literacy hopes to partner with the Lexington County Library system. more

Ott, Harpootlian to square off for state Senate nom after Setzler's retirement

Turns out there will be a Democratic primary race for the District 26 seat in the state Senate. more

Town of Lexington to change to .gov URL, seeking increased cybersecurity

Lexington will soon become the third municipality in the county to operate with a .gov domain. more

Haley confronted by protestors seeking answers on issues impacting workers at Gilbert rally

Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is facing backlash on the campaign trail as she rounds out her bus tour in the Palmetto State ahead of the state’s Republican primary on Feb. 24. more

2 people arrested for separate killings in Leesville in November and December

Two people, accused of shooting and killing two men in Leesville in November and December, were arrested earlier this week. more

Man sentenced to life in prison for 1986 abduction, murder of Lexington County girl

A man has been sentenced in a 1986 cold case in which a 4-year-old was abducted and murdered. more

Lexington County politicians discuss the state of their parties heading into election year

With South Carolina in the heart of the primary season, Lexington County political figures spoke to the Chronicle about the state of their parties going into an election year. more

SC attorney general announces initiative to reduce violent crime case backlog

The state's Attorney General office hopes to combat violent crime case backlog with a new initiative. more

Midlands rivers see uptick in sewer spills, Congaree Riverkeeper says

Midlands rivers saw a marked increase in spills last year. That’s the word from the Congaree Riverkeeper, the nonprofit organization tasked with advocating for the rivers, one of the area’s key natural features. more

2 Columbia men sentenced to 15 years for drug trafficking

Two Columbia men were sentenced recently to 15 years in prison in Lexington County on drug trafficking charges. more

Man arrested for sending bomb threat to Lexington County sheriff

A Lexington man was arrested recently for allegedly sending a bomb threat to the county sheriff. more

West Columbia man arrested on sexual exploitation of a minor charges

A West Columbia man was arrested recently on charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. more

West Columbia man charged with trafficking meth, cocaine, fentanyl

A West Columbia resident faces drug trafficking charges after a traffic stop. more

Two candidates take a second shot at Irmo Town Council in special election

Two Irmo residents are again trying their luck at securing a seat on Town Council after receiving a second chance when the mayor was unseated in November. On Feb. 27, Irmo will hold a special … more

8 Lexington County restaurants received C grades in January

Eight 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 January. more

16-year-old charged for role in 2023 Airport High School bomb threat

A 16-year-old has been charged for his role in a 2023 bomb threat made against Airport High School. more

Biden wins primary in SC, Lexington County amid low turnout

What a difference being the incumbent can make. more

Lexington County considers turning hotel into group housing complex

In an effort to address increasing problems with its homeless population, Lexington County may soon help set up a group housing project at a hotel site on Bush River Road. more

Swansea, Chapin police make arrests for attempted murder, indecent exposure

Police in Chapin and Swansea recently announced arrests — one following a Halloween party shooting, the other for indecent exposure.  more

Changing course due to opposition, Lexington County continues to mull Airbnb restrictions

Lexington County Council is continuing a lengthy review of the county’s short-term rental regulations. more

Lexington among SC counties with highest 2023 human trafficking numbers

The state Attorney General's Office has released its annual 2023 Human Trafficking report, and Lexington County’s numbers are the fifth-highest in South Carolina. more

Lexington mayor no longer listing personal email on town website

At a Lexington Town Council workshop Jan. 16, what emails officials use was a hot topic of discussion between the board members, with Council Member Gavin Smith heavily supporting everyone having and using a town-issued email address.  more

Irmo officer fired for stealing political signs, candidate calls for him to be reinstated

An Irmo police officer was fired for stealing political signs throughout Irmo, but the candidate whose signs were taken is calling for his reinstatement. more

Lexington man sentenced to 40 years for 2020 murder

The murder took place March 27, 2020 at 3630 Fish Hatchery Road in the Gaston area of the county. more
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