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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

The Catch-Up: Rabid raccoon found in Lexington County

A raccoon found near Stonewood Drive and Wilton Road in West Columbia, S.C. tested positive for rabies on July 3, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Health. Seven people were … more

Meet the Peach Queens

Miss Lexington County Young Peach - Shelby Adkins   Miss Lexington County Little Peach - Skylann Teseniar   Miss Lexington County Wee Peach - Natalie Price  Miss … more

Gilbert’s 64th Peach Festival a success

The Gilbert Community Club hosts the Lexington County Peach Festival each year. This was the 64th Peach Festival. Members meet throughout the year and plan the festival which is always held on the … more

Town Theatre presents ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ musical, first show on July 12

It’s difficult to find a Disney fan, or maybe even a movie fan in general, who doesn’t love the 1991 animated masterpiece, “Beauty and the Beast.”   This “tale as … more

Southeast Crab Feast hits Saluda Shoals Park July 13

Let’s go ahead and kick off this story with its most important scoop: You can get all you can eat blue crabs this Saturday at Saluda Shoals Park on Bush River Road.     That’s … more

S.C. State Fair accepting entries for 2024 competitive exhibits

The South Carolina State Fair is now accepting entries for its annual competitive exhibits, which will be on display Oct. 9-20, during the S.C. State Fair. Exhibitors from across South Carolina are … more

Column: Understanding substance abuse treatment

According to a report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2023, data obtained in 2021 showed that 16.5% of people ages 12 and over living in the … more

Chapin Woman’s Club awards $20K in college scholarships to Chapin area students

Recent graduates from Chapin High School and Spring Hill High School were honored for their hard work and academics when they earned college scholarships from the Chapin Woman’s Club. The 2024 … more

Batesburg-Leesville is home to landmarks on National Registry of Historic Places

Known for its quaint community, southern charm and famous buffet style restaurant, Shealy's BBQ, the Town of Batesburg-Leesville is filled with historic landmarks from times past. This small town, … more

Stay Here, Play Here: Things to do in Lexington County for the week of July 4

Friday – July 5 Channing Wilson (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

‘Wise beyond his years.’ 18-year-old Charlie Clamp was beloved in Lexington, beyond

An athlete, W. Wyman King Academy Knight, son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Charlie James Clamp of Lexington passed on June 21 after an over two-year battle with Osteosarcoma. The 18 … more

Lighthouse for Life hosts grand opening of The Harbor

The Harbor, Lighthouse for Life’s new drop-in center for human trafficking survivors, hosted its grand opening at 1038 St. Andrews Rd. in Columbia on June 3. Several people from the community … more

Lexington County is home to many landmarks on the National Registry of Historic Places

Lexington County is well known for being a thriving, modern and family-friendly community. It’s growing popularity has drawn in crowds from different towns and states, making it a wonderful … more

Centerville Elementary principal to transition to Lexington Elementary

Lexington One school district board of trustees approved 22 staffing recommendations for the upcoming school year at the June 27 special called meeting. After exiting executive session, the board … more

246th Army Band rocks Icehouse Amphitheater with Independence Day concert

Lexington county residents gathered at the icehouse amphitheater for a free concert and firework show on June 28. Many of those in attendance dressed in American swag and beat the heat with some ice … more

The Catch-Up: Lexington Two students will eat free for upcoming school year

Because of Lexington School District Two’s participation in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), all students within the school district will eat breakfast and lunch at no cost for the … more

Lexington County Sheriff 's Department’s Project Lifesaver helps bring loved ones home

When a loved one wanders, perhaps one with Alzheimer’s, it’s often a scary moment for families and friends left scrambling to bring their loved one home. Project Lifesaver is a program … more

The Catch-Up: Former Lexington County deputy arrested for domestic violence

A former Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputy has been arrested on five counts of domestic violence, according to the State Law Enforcement Division. more

Opinion: Congress must act to fully cover anti-obesity medications under Part D

Many observers and experts widely agree that the American healthcare system's status is one of the most unequal among developed nations. more

S.C. Housing warns of fraudulent claims regarding Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist

S.C. Housing is alerting vulnerable South Carolina households to a false online claim that S.C. Housing’s Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist is opening. more
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