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Lexington to spend millions on ‘Sunset Split’

The Town of Lexington hopes to fix the major traffic problems plaguing the Sunset Boulevard and Corley Mill corridor with a multi-million million project known as the Sunset Split. more

Lexington One approves budget with slight teacher raise, new programs

Lexington District One school board recently passed the upcoming school year budget totaling $385.1 million with no millage increase. The 2024-25 budget has 90% of the budget designated to salaries. more

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour comes to Lexington County

According to its website, “The SC Ag+art Tour is a free, self-guided tour of farms and markets that feature local artisans at every stop. more

The Catch Up: Lexington One announces free and reduced meal policy

The Lexington One School District has announced their policy for free and reduced breakfast and lunch for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. more

Red Bank nonprofit provides community support, educational opportunities

Four years ago, community members and educators met in the White Knoll area to talk and initiate positive change. Action stemmed from conversations and S.E.A. Place was born as a nonprofit with the acronym standing for support, education and advisement, which is what they strive for. more

South Carolina, national organizations share tips for fun, safe summer

The air is beginning to pick up the smell of barbecue and the sun is sticking around just a little bit longer as the first day of summer approaches. Thursday, June 20, officially marks the beginning of this carefree season. While swimming, sunshine and cookouts make this season what it is, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind so your summer festivities run smoothly this year. more

IRS warns against scams targeting South Carolina seniors; joins other federal agencies to recognize special awareness day

As part of continuing efforts to protect the senior community, the Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about the rising threat of impersonation scams. more

Lexington Two offers school resource officer training for state officers

Lexington Two school district just wrapped up its first week-long training for school resource officers. more

HUD makes $1.9 million available to address youth homelessness in South Carolina

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $51.1 million in Youth Homelessness System Improvement (YHSI) Grants to 38 communities across 26 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam. more

The Catch-Up: Fiber internet coming to over 8,000 Lexington homes

Fiber-optic internet provider, Ripple Fiber, has now gone live in Lexington County. Over 8,500 residences across the county, including those in the Kenwood and Royal Creek neighborhood, currently have access to the new technology. more

American Leadership Academy Lexington educator named teacher of the year at Charter Institute banquet

The American Leadership Academy wrapped up its first year as a public charter school in Lexington. One of its teachers, Mary Elizabeth Farmer, was named the 2024-25 Nathan Yon Institute Teacher of the Year at last month’s Charter Institute at Erskine’s awards banquet. more

Animal Services encourages adoption, low-cost vet care

Lexington County Animal Services has a few programs in place to encourage adoption and limit euthanization. more

SCDOT asks for public input on Momentum 2050 plan through survey on transportation

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is looking for public input on the future of transportation in South Carolina through a multimodal transportation survey. Momentum 2050 is the statewide plan for the future of South Carolina’s transportation network. more

S.C. expands property tax exemption for disabled veterans

Disabled veterans can now obtain a South Carolina Property Tax exemption on real estate from the year in which they became disabled. The more

Free notary public seminar to be offered in Lexington County this August

Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced that his office will be providing a free, in-person notary public seminar in Lexington County this August. more

Lexington County now requires dogs to be microchipped

New animal control regulations recently approved by Lexington County Council will require pet owners to have microchips injected into their dogs. more

Throughout South Carolina, abandoned boats are causing issues

They are hazardous to boaters’ safety and the environment. Additionally, they are unsightly. more

Pelion police host annual event for kids, community

Pelion is like the Mayberry of Lexington. That’s how Mayor Frank Schumpert describes the small town on the edge of Lexington County at Pelion’s kids festival Sunday afternoon held at the town’s community center. more

The Catch-Up: Summer meal program launches for students in Lexington Two

Lexington County School District Two has announced the hours and locations for this year’s summer meal program for students, 150 students graduated with either their GED or high school diploma from the Lexington School District Two adult education program and more in this week's Catch-Up. more

Sheriff candidates prepare for June 11 Primary

Ahead of the primaries on June 11, the four candidates running to be the Lexington County sheriff are reminding voters of their plans for the sheriff’s department if they win. The four … more

Opinion: Why I support Sen. Katrina Shealy: She delivers for Lexington

Far too often in politics, political candidates run on this or that promise – knowing all too well that as soon as their election is won, and as soon as the election spotlight shines no more, none of what they promised to accomplish will ever actually get done. more

Opinion: Families in Lexington need a fighter

When my wife, Kiersten, and I married ten years ago, we wanted to start a family in a safe community that provided good-paying jobs, had great schools and was a place where families could thrive. Thankfully, we've been blessed to raise our family in Lexington. more

Hurricane season started June 1; Get ready now

With the recent announcement of new coastal hurricane evacuation zones in South Carolina, it’s more important than ever for residents to stay informed as hurricane season begins. more

Lexington County schools participating in S.C. First Steps annual Countdown to Kindergarten campaign

A 2023 survey of 2,727 parents and caregivers in South Carolina revealed that 75% of parents need help knowing how to prepare their child for kindergarten, according to a news release. more
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