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State Sen. Nikki Setzler to retire: good leaders know ‘when to let somebody else lead’

Come November, the longest-tenured sitting state senator in the U.S. will no longer reside in Lexington County. more

With severe weather threatening again, Lexington County schools to dismiss early Friday

With the National Weather Service predicting a second day of severe weather this week, some Lexington County school districts are shifting to a half-day schedule for the day. more

December Cayce shooting deemed gang-related, arrests made

Four people have been arrested after a December shooting in Cayce that has been deemed to be gang-related. more

Restaurant owners strategize around rising insurance rates, seek help from SC lawmakers

The second session of the 125th South General Assembly began this week, and activists are calling attention to proposed legislation that could modernize liability laws in the Palmetto State.  more

State legislators: Liquor liability, education, hate crimes bill among 2024 priorities

State senators and representatives shared their priorities with the media before the 2024 legislative session began this week. more

National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down near Chapin

A tornado touched down along the shores of Lake Murray during Tuesday’s storms. more

Chapin man arrested on meth, fentanyl, marijuana and crack charges

A Chapin man has been arrested by Lexington County narcotics agents after drugs were found inside his home. more

Potential downtown Lexington hotel hits snag, as Board of Appearance says no

Despite a day of nasty weather, the town went ahead with the anticipated meeting, where the highest-profile item concerned the proposed Courtyard by Marriott looking to inhabit a vacant lot next to Bodhi Thai. more

PickleGarden owner, Congaree Riverkeeper respond to pushback on Saluda River development

The recent announcement of a new business headed for the shores of the Saluda River was met with a swell of pushback. more

Lexington County braces for severe weather Tuesday, schools shift to e-learning

With a strong storm system set to make its way through the Midlands Tuesday, Jan. 8, Lexington County school districts and government entities are announcing changes to their schedules. more

Five Lexington County restaurants received C grades in December

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 December. more

Lexington to consider proposal for downtown hotel

The Town of Lexington will give consideration to a proposed downtown hotel this week. Developers looking to bring a Courtyard by Marriott to a vacant lot at 116 E Main St. next to Bodhi Thai are … more

Lexington County’s 2023: Smallwood Cove, Methodist departures, candidate visits and more

Looking back at an eventful year in Lexington County. more

Lexington County Detention Center received C from DHEC in December

The Lexington County Detention Center received a C, the lowest Food Grade given out by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, for the second time in less than two years. more

Ousted Lexington County GOP chair continues to deny removal

“I enjoy a two year term as the duly elected LCRP Chairwoman, unless I resign or become disabled. Those are the rules. There is no way around it.” more

Leader of Midlands Gives foundation to retire in April

A local leader who has been instrumental in supporting the efforts of nonprofits and community efforts in Lexington County and throughout the Midlands has announced her retirement. more

Lexington welcomes new municipal clerk after predecessor’s 20-year tenure ends

The Town of Lexington has a new municipal clerk who hopes to streamline town processes. more

Lexington men charged for possessing, distributing child sexual abuse material

Two Lexington residents have been arrested on child sexual abuse material charges. more

The Catch-Up: West Columbia receives nearly $300,000 grant for U.S. 1 improvements

The City of West Columbia has received a $288,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Safe Streets and Roads for All program. more

Gilbert gets outdoor care area aimed at engaging children with different abilities

Lexington County has a new amenity aimed at engaging children with different abilities. more

The Catch-Up: Columbia airport will continue showcasing local artists through 2025

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport will continue boosting another cohort of artists in 2024 and 2025. more

Your local Lexington County officers aren't always who responds

As is routine, all law enforcement agencies in the county have mutual aid agreements that help in responses where the aid of other agencies is needed. more

Lexington makes changes to impact fees, looks for business feedback

The Town of Lexington is making changes to the fees businesses will have to pay moving forward. more

Gaston manufacturing operation changes hands

A high-profile Gaston manufacturing operation is changing hands. more

Following another book removal, Lexington 5 school board members weigh in on policy

Lexington-Richland School District 5 continues to be in the spotlight regarding district reading materials, this time removing an entire series from school libraries. more
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