Lake Murray Elementary principal Kelly Reese vividly remembers her time in the fifth grade and the positive impact a Drug Awareness and Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) officer had on her. “I have no idea what office he worked for, but I remember how fun his lessons were,” Reese said.  “We didn’tContinue Reading

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Natalie N. Proctor was graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen whoContinue Reading

A Lexington County deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave after South Carolina state troopers charged him with driving under the influence. Troopers said they transported Robert Scott Smith, who was off duty when he was arrested, to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Friday night after he failedContinue Reading

Carolina Springs Middle School’s archery team wrapped up its third year of competition on a high note thanks to support from the community. The season featured archers competing in tournaments locally and around the state, winning five local events. CSMS finished second out of 17 teams at the South CarolinaContinue Reading

Lexington One District Athletic Director (DAD) David Bennett is on the forefront of the changes in student athletics. Since the position was created for Bennett in July 2016, the number of DAD positions has doubled in the Palmetto State from 10 to 20. They all now meet annually in theContinue Reading

The State Museum has announced the return of its popular Friday Night Laser Lights summer series starting June 28. This newly expanded summer tradition will now include live music, specialty cocktails and themed nights. Friday Night Laser Lights feature lasers and CGI visuals choreographed to music inside the museum’s 55 footContinue Reading

For the third consecutive year, South Carolina’s Motor Fuel User Fee, which helps support road, bridge, and infrastructure work in South Carolina, will increase from $0.20 to $0.22 per gallon beginning July 1. The increase is part of the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act passed by theContinue Reading

By Joe Abdalla   The Lake Murray Seniors Bass Club held its June Tournament out of Billy Dreher Island State Park June 20. Due to a lot of members taking vacations, we had fewer than normal teams fishing. The weather was nice except for the wind which blew the entire day.Continue Reading

By now many of you have heard the devastating news of long time Chapin business, Ellett Brothers, closing their doors. In light of this unfortunate news, the Town of Chapin and the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce have partnered to put together the Chapin Job Fair. The event will beContinue Reading