From the Editor: ‘Lexington's Best’ nominations open Feb. 16


After a successful first year, the Lexington County Chronicle is again giving our readers the chance to speak up for the things they love about living here.

On Feb. 16, we will launch the nominations phase of Lexington’s Best (formerly known as Our County’s Best).

Through March 9, our readers can go to and nominate their in-county favorites in categories that range from restaurants and shops of various stripes to services like law offices and pet trainers to vital community aspects like entertainment venues and summer camps.

Lexington’s Best is your chance to speak up for the ones you think are best — and a chance for Lexington County to enjoy a “Best Of” contest that specifically recognizes the great things we have happening on this side of the Congaree River.

You can pop by the link above every day to nominate existing or new nominees in more than 300 categories, with one nomination per category allowed for each day for every visitor to our site.

After March 9, the top five nominees in each category will become the finalists for the voting phase of the contest, which runs from March 23 to April 20. During voting, you will once again be able to cast one vote per day in each category.

Once we finish the voting, we’ll announce the winners in a special publication that will be inserted into every copy of the Chronicle and our free weekly publication, The Wrapper.

We’re looking forward to seeing if you can beat the already impressive participation we saw last year with the contest.

Last year, 4,671 people cast 52,403 votes, proof positive that Lexington County is raring to talk about what’s best about this big, beautiful county.

We hope you’ll participate. And we hope it gets you talking about what you like about our home — and maybe even what you think could make it better in the future. 

Help us celebrate Lexington County and help others find out about the local fixtures that you love.

Jordan Lawrence is the Chronicle’s managing editor.


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