By Steve Bell, Lake Watch columnist In August of 2018, SCE&G announced that the company planned to lower Lake Murray’s water level from full pool (358’) to the 350’ elevation to help curb the growth of nuisance aquatic weeds and to push accumulated organic sediments out of shallow areas intoContinue Reading

The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will offer A French Toast concert February 17 at 3:30 pm. A French Toast is a tribute to some of the most renowned French composers of all time. The program includes a march by Saint-Saens, Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1, selections by Ravel and Offenbach, and Gounod’s charmingContinue Reading

There are multiple ways everyday people can work to make a difference in their community by helping a child in need. One opportunity where you can have an impact is to become a volunteer with the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program. GAL volunteers dedicate a small amountContinue Reading

The Chapin Historical Association (CHA), in concert with the Town of Chapin and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH), has begun the formal nomination process to secure a National Register designation for the Chapin Commercial Historic District. The National Register designation is primarily an honor bestowed byContinue Reading

Kate Brighton, professional actress, director and playwright has come out of retirement to bring to The Harbison Theatre, a production filled with Irish music, internationally ranked Irish dancers and masterful storytelling with: “Catherine & Katharine; Sisters Wee Bit Irish” one night only, Thursday, March 7th. Kate Brighton storyteller on Ball Mason Jars (An instrument she invented),Continue 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

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

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

The Historic Lorick Plantation House (Lake Murray Country Visitors Center) will step back in time to Christmas season 1840 for its Annual Holiday Open House this weekend. Area Garden Clubs and volunteers – including Coldstream Garden Club, Newberry County & Friends, Pisgah Lutheran Church and the Saluda Garden Club transformContinue Reading