A Lexington man is accused of having weapons on school property after guns were found January 7 in a bag at Lexington High. Brent Wilson Skinner, 48, is charged with carrying weapons on school grounds, according to an arrest warrant. “Based on the information we gathered Tuesday, Skinner was exercising around theContinue Reading

By Steve Bell, Lake Watch columnist In early June of 2019, Lake Watch noticed what appeared to be “excessive” shoreline clearing within the 75’buffer on Lot 5, Key Island Cove on Lake Murray. This lot is part of a parcel known as the “Byrum Tract”. The tract was approved forContinue Reading

Dutch Fork High School varsity football coach and athletic director Tom Knotts has been named the 2019 National High School Football Coaches Association (NHSCA) National Football Coach of the Year.  The award is presented jointly with High School Football America. “I am proud to be named National Coach of theContinue Reading

A New Year is kicking into full swing at the Newberry Opera House. The Opera House’s season traditionally runs from August to early June so events for the first half of 2020 are already on sale. With so many unique performances to choose from, the Opera House encourages you toContinue Reading

Karlee Vardas keeps piling up the hardware and the Lexington Wildcat Junior who has committed to Georgia Southern earned SC Coaches Association Women’s 5A Golf Player of the Year.  “It’s a great honor and means a lot to be recognized for this award. I worked hard and it paid off,”Continue Reading

Two Lexington-Richland School District Five students have been named among the top scientists in the country. Lauren Chen (Dutch Fork High School) and Caitlin Kunchur (Dutch Fork High School) were selected in the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020, a national science and math competition for high schoolContinue Reading

The 2020 Columbia Boat Show will showcase 16 boat dealers and more than four dozen exhibitors at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds February 7 – 9. Hundreds of boats will be on display as dealers bring their boats that are perfect for recreation, sport, fishing, and more. Come to theContinue Reading

Footprints, splatter patterns and the powers of observation mark the journey through The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, opening this Saturday, January 18, at the South Carolina State Museum. The interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur ConanContinue Reading

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Lexington-Richland School District Five schools were recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for promoting good nutrition and physical activity. Each school in the district is enrolled in the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC:SL), a voluntary, nationwide program established by the USDA to acknowledge schools for serving nutritionalContinue Reading