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Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk May 27

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation are co-hosting the 11th Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk May 27. “Over the past [...]

Lexington County libraries offer summer reading program

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Lexington County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program helps build literacy and language skills, prevents the dreaded summer slide for school-aged children, and encourages teens and [...]

Rain barrel workshop May 26

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The Lexington Countywide Storm water Consortium will host a Build Your Own Rain Barrel workshop May 26 from 9 am to noon. The workshop begins [...]

Meeting on I-26 expansion in Chapin Tuesday

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting for the proposed widening of Interstate 26. The proposed interstate widening would [...]

CHAPIN

Guest Speaker

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Mary Sturgil, WLTX TV news anchor spoke to the Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club recently. She [...]

Prayer Breakfast to feature Chapin High principal

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

  Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson has announced Dr. Akil Ross, principal of Chapin High School, [...]

Chapin considering hosting Weight Watchers meeting at Town Hall

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The Town of Chapin is exploring the opportunity to host regular Weight Watcher meetings at [...]

Annual Chapin theatre gala Friday

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

  The Annual Chapin Theatre Company Gala will be held this Friday, January 20, at [...]

Chapin begins business license renewals

December 27th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Chapin recently sent out business license renewal notices for Chapin businesses operating [...]

MILITARY

Dutch Fork alumnus earns medals

April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Captain Keith R. LeBlanc received the Bronze Medal and the Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal [...]

Local cadets named to Citadel Summerall Guards

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Earning a position on The Citadel’s Summerall Guards is among the highest honors a member [...]

Airman 1st Class David G. Gregory

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class David G. Gregory graduated from basic military training at Joint [...]

WWII vets presented with congressional medal

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Congressman Joe Wilson presented Joseph Moore of Lexington with the Congressional Gold Medal for his [...]

NON PROFITS

Bigs in Blue program launches

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia has announced the roll out of the [...]

Student of the Month

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Janhvi Kartik an 8th grader from Irmo Middle School was recognized for being the Rotary [...]

Delta Zeta, Anchor Lanes to host benefit tournament

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The Columbia Alumnae Chapter (CAC) of Delta Zeta is hosting their first Wonder Bowl bowling [...]

BUSINESS

Caliber Collision food drive underway

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

  In its ongoing commitment to fight childhood hunger, Caliber Collision is raising the bar [...]

SAFE Federal Credit Union names President and CEO

May 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Darrell Merkel, who served SAFE Federal Credit Union for nearly 30 years, has returned to the credit union in the role of president and CEO. [...]

AT&T Fiber expands connection speed

April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

AT&T is now offering a 1 gigabit connection on its 100 percent fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber to customer locations in the Columbia area, [...]

EDUCATION

Area students track healthy choices

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Children in classrooms around the Midlands are making physical activity a part of their daily routine in the Subway Fit for Life Challenge. The challenge, [...]

District 5 hears complaints about new school location

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

By Al Dozier   The District 5 School Board continues to face a storm of criticism about locating a new elementary school on the busy [...]

Two District Five schools recognized by national publications

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

  U.S. News & World Report has released its 2017 Best High Schools rankings and features two schools from Lexington-Richland School District Five. Chapin High [...]

PUBLIC SAFETY

Armed man injures one, shot by police at Bush River Road Walmart

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

  Columbia police shot an armed man April 26 at the Walmart on Bush River Road. Police were responding to reports of the man acting [...]

Murder victim identified

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred at about 4:40 am March 17 in the 400 block [...]

Lexington Sheriff’s employee death subject of SLED investigation

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the death of a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department civilian employee. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the [...]

NATURAL RESOURCES

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March, get free trees

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in [...]

Public comment open for 2017 aquatic plant management plan

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Millions of dollars have been spent to control the growth of invasive plants like hydrilla in South Carolina’s lakes and rivers. The public is invited [...]

SCPRT’s chief of staff awarded the Order of the Palmetto

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Amy Duffy, the chief of staff for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, was presented with the Order of the Palmetto for [...]

SPORTS

Chapin wins in playoffs

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

By CT McDonald   In the spring sports postseason, some of the Chapin teams have played their way deep into the playoffs, with some making [...]

Local teams go deep in playoffs

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

By CT McDonald   Many of the District Five high school athletic teams qualified for the playoffs again this year, and some of them played [...]

Basketball Signing

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Dutch Fork High School senior Jennifer Bishop has signed to play basketball at Columbia College. Pictured seated are: Jennifer Bishop and Columbia College Assistant Girls [...]

POLITICS

Roads Bill becomes law – just in time

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Sine Die (Latin meaning “without a fixed day”) Adjournment occurred this past Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 5 pm and marked the end of this [...]

Richland County Transportation Director resigns

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Richland County’s first director of its Transportation Program funded by a voter-approved penny sales tax increase is leaving his post to accept a job at [...]

Meeting on I-26 expansion in Chapin Tuesday

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting for the proposed widening of Interstate 26. The proposed interstate widening would [...]

COLUMNS

Mayor’s Message: March 9th

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

I want to congratulate Chris Clauson, zoning administrator for the town, on winning our Step Up Challenge with more 220,000 steps logged over the month [...]

The Inland Sea: LMYRA races

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The Inland Sea By: Edward M. “Jib” Colie III The last two weekends have been great weather for spring sailing with temperatures that [...]

The Inland Sea: I love these South Carolina winters

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Inland Sea By: Edward M. “Jib” Colie III The last two weekends have been great weather for spring sailing with temperatures that [...]

ENTERTAINMENT

EdVenture opens new exhibit

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

EdVenture has announced the opening of a new building block exhibit featuring KAPLA blocks. The new block exhibit launched April 29, in conjunction with the [...]

Lexington County Museum to host open house

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The Lexington County Museum will host its annual Spring Open House May 7, from 2 - 5 pm, giving the County’s residents a chance to [...]

Riverbanks roars to record attendance

May 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is boasting a new milestone in its 43-year history following a successful spring break. During the nine day stretch from April [...]

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May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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SENIOR NEWS

AARP survey shows opposition to health care reform bill

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Senior News, HealthAARP has released the findings of a survey that said a majority of [...]

ICRC kids and "Pennies Full of Love"

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the past three weeks, after school children came together to raise money in the [...]

AARP launches campaign keep investors alert

March 5th, 2017|0 Comments

With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets [...]

FROM THE WEB

Sarah Palin’s Arizona Home For Sale

January 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Another member of the Palin family is leaving Arizona.  First, Bristol Palin sold her Maricopa, [...]

Doberman "Stormtrooper"

December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

With the debut of Star Wars it is the perfect time for costume fans to unleash [...]

Looking for that special gift? Buy a Tank

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Some people would say that buying functional tanks might be a peculiar hobby, but apparently people [...]

HEALTH

Church offering free health screenings May 20th

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Palmetto Health in partnership with the St. Peter Baptist Church Health and Wellness Ministry invites [...]

Palmetto Health offers nonsurgical weight loss program

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Palmetto Health Weight Management Center is the first in South Carolina to offer the ReShape [...]

Deputy’s encounter highlights importance of mental health services

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Thousands of cars drive over I-26 on St. Andrews Road every day. On Monday, Deputy [...]

Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk May 27

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Rain barrel workshop May 26

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments