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Op-Ed: State senator defends ‘conservative outsider’ Nikki Haley

"One of the worst parts of politics is all the name-calling. It’s especially bad when the name-calling has no basis in truth. Case in point: Everything Donald Trump is saying about Nikki Haley." more

Op-ed: Empowering the voices of small business owners a crucial step for Lexington

"As a small business owner and a newly elected member of the Lexington Town Council, I am keenly familiar with the vital role small businesses play in our local community." more

From the Editor: Raid on Kansas community newspaper was an attack on the truth

I have walked around the past few days with a rage and sadness that frequently solidifies into a leaden weight in my stomach. more

Letters to the Editor: In support of the 'FairTax', cameras in Trump trial

"Open and public trials have been a feature of our judicial system from its roots in British common law." more

From the Editor: So you’re hitting the Chronicle’s online paywall?

As many of our readers have noted in comments responding to recent stories, the Lexington County Chronicle website has a paywall. more

Letters to the Editor: Lake Murray should be cherished

"Lake Murray is many things to many people." more

Letter to the Editor: Boating safety bill fiasco

The long-awaited Boating Safety and Education Bill finally made it to the floor of the House after waiting three years. more

Letter to the Editor: Opinions of Chapin Baseball Coach Scott McLeod

I would like to start off by saying that this is the hardest letter I have ever had to write. Coach McLeod was one of my favorite teachers ever. I know he was a great father to Coach Malcolm McLeod, … more

Opinion: Greenway Projects Connecting Lake Murray to Columbia Riverwalk Could Be Great

Lake Murray and the popular greenway along the canal in Columbia’s Riverfront Park may soon have an attractive pedestrian connection. more

Opinion: Now Is Not the Time to Start Ignoring COVID

As it’s tempting to move on — to throw out the masks, to stop worrying about when and where to get that next booster — now is not the time to start ignoring COVID-19. more

Opinion: Brookland-Cayce Transcript Miscues Inexcusable

It appears that Brookland-Cayce High School is on its way to having its accreditation status returned to the top level assigned by the state Department of Education. more

Opinion: Lexington County Council Right to Let Voters Decide on Penny Tax

Barring a big surprise, Lexington County Council will vote July 26 to give final approval to send a penny tax for road improvements to the Nov. 8 ballot for citizens to vote yay or nay. more

Letter to the Editor: Lexington School District 5 Board Member Responds to Ethics Charges

On July 12, before I had even received a notice from the S.C. Ethics Commission, The State newspaper reported that I’m to appear before the commission on Feb. 16, 2023 to respond to several … more

Opinion: Cayce Franchise Fee Change Makes Energy Rates Equal

After months of negotiation with Dominion Energy, Cayce City Council enacted a default franchise fee that will extend a 5% surcharge to industrial energy customers in the city. more

Opinion: Lexington’s Kathy Maness is the Qualified Republican Running for Superintendent

Lexington Town Council Member Kathy Maness has the master’s degree (from the University of South Carolina in early childhood education) required by state law. Ellen Weaver, the school choice advocate who finished second in the June 14 primary, does not. more

Opinion: DHEC Keeps Public Safe While Helping Food Service Establishments Succeed

In Lexington County, DHEC inspectors have an admirable track record of assisting food service establishments come into compliance with health standards while continuing to protect public safety. more

Opinion: Following Another Incident, We Still Have Questions About Cayce’s Twilite Manor

Cayce’s Twilite Manor assisted living continues to be — and has never stopped being — allowed to operate by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.  more

Opinion: Well-Coordinated Interagency Cooperation On Display in Recent Shootings

April shooting incidents showed that Lexington County residents are well-served by coordinated responses between dedicated and capable agencies working seamlessly together.  more

Opinion: Senseless Killing of Cayce Officer Stark Contrast to Joyous Festival

No words can express the horror, shock and sadness we feel about the senseless killing of Cayce Police Officer Roy Andrew “Drew” Barr in the line of duty early during the morning of April 24. more

Opinion: Chapin Should Replace Aging Sewer Lines Quickly to Avoid Another Leak Near Lake Murray

On March 29, a raw sewer leak from a 12-inch Town of Chapin-operated sewer force main adjacent to Lake Murray brought complaints — about both the leak and earlier odor issues in the area on the … more

Letter to the Editor: Medical Cannabis Is About Freedom

"I do not feel that our legislature, nor our law enforcement community, really support our medical freedoms." more

Opinion: Too Long, Too Far — Lexington County Jail Escapee Found 5 Miles Away After 5 Hours

Jail safety procedures, and perhaps the facility itself, need further review and modification. more


No, we’re not talking about March Madness. At least not yet. We’re talking about the 4 college teams who will duke it out Saturday to see who plays for the national title, Clemson is … more


No, we’re not talking about March Madness. At least not yet. We’re talking about the 4 college teams who will duke it out Saturday to see who plays for the national title, Clemson is … more

A dirty business

When Mr. Cooper hired my father – a 15-year-old high school graduate – he handed him a broom and asked if he knew how to use it. My father said he did. My father swept out the entire … more
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