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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

SPORTS GROUCH - The Final 4

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

SPORTS GROUCH - The Final 4

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

The brutal truth about Karl Marx

Our Readers Write After serving in the US Air Force, it sickened me to see how many positive reports came out about Karl Marx on the anniversary of his birthday May 5, 1818. Over my life … more

Seven sister roses

lexington yesterday As a Southerner, you may remember admiring what’s growing in a friend’s garden. And, of course, your friend would give you a cutting you can root. In the south, … more

Seven sister roses

lexington yesterday As a Southerner, you may remember admiring what’s growing in a friend’s garden. And, of course, your friend would give you a cutting you can root. In the south, … more

Navigate the maze

College Admissions Lisa Baghdady knows her way through the maze of college applications. She’s successfully helped her four sons. The former Dutch Fork High teacher and founder of Dutch … more

Navigate the maze

College Admissions Lisa Baghdady knows her way through the maze of college applications. She’s successfully helped her four sons. The former Dutch Fork High teacher and founder of Dutch … more

THE WORLD OUTDOORS - The best trail you've never heard of

Imagine a trail across the Palmetto State, from mountains to sea.                                    Over … more
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