It’s hard to believe that Tuesday marked my twelfth and final council meeting of 2018. It has been a great year for the Town and Tuesday’s Council Meeting did not disappoint. We had two informative presentations as well as a proclamation. Camden Meetze, Chapin High Student, presented her Gold AwardContinue Reading

As tuition pinches wallets, college travel costs merit scrutiny The cost of attaining a higher education is a major concern for parents and students in the Palmetto State. And understandably so, as South Carolina now has the nation’s ninth-highest tuition bills, according to the most recent annual ranking. And thatContinue Reading

Open Letter   In the November 1, 2018 edition of the Lake Murray News, Paul DuPre wrote the following; “They (critics of the former District 5 Board) shriek about financial mismanagement after scrutinizing D5 finances, they have never found a penny out of place, not even a penny.” The firstContinue Reading

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-3 Lake Murray installed 2019 Officers at a Change of Watch Ceremony at the Flight Deck in Lexington November 28. The leadership team is a complement of experienced members trained and qualified in Auxiliary programs. Staff Officer appointments are: Calvin Bowen – Communications; Roger Matherly –Continue Reading

Chapin Garden Club hosted a public event to commemorate Arbor Day December 7. The club selected Chapin Town Hall as the location for its 2018 Arbor Day tree – a variety native to the area, the Eastern Redbud (Cercis Canadensis). Representative Chip Huggins was on hand to open the ceremonyContinue Reading

The Town of Lexington celebrated South Carolina Arbor Day with the planting of a Red Oak at the corner of Maiden Lane and South Church Street as part of the beautification enhancements of the One-Way Pair Project. South Carolina Arbor Day has been held annually since 1934 and helps markContinue Reading

Lake Murray Vacation Rentals has been sold to Vacasa, a full-service vacation rental management company based in the northwest. Lake Murray Vacation Rentals has operated short-term rentals/vacation homes along Lake Murray since it was founded in 2001 by owner Randy Walston. “Vacasa’s proprietary technology platform, expanded booking channels and abilityContinue Reading

A respected former School District 5 Superintendent once stunned our community by describing the atmosphere created by some disgruntled citizens as a witch hunt. He was right. The recent misleading letter by Don Carlson indicates the witch hunt continues. Carlson claims D5 “understate(s) revenue…and overstate(s) cost.” Allegations of cooking theContinue Reading

The COMET will be offering free rides on the Holiday buses as a gift to the community. Any passenger that boards a bus with Christmas decorations will ride that bus for free. There will be two holiday buses circulating throughout The COMET transit system December 15 – 24. The HolidayContinue Reading

Readers of The State newspaper have voted Lexington District One the Best Public School District for the fourth year running. The district also received the award in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The State’s annual “best of” contest allows local residents to vote on their favorite restaurants, services, schools and more.Continue Reading

The Newberry Opera House will be hosting one of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibits during its tour of America throughout the rest of 2018 and into 2019. The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with South Carolina Humanities, presents “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The exhibition will examine theContinue Reading