Local Company offers guided kayak tours of the Park. Carolina Outdoor Adventures began operating in the Spring of 2015. The company was started by Billy Easterbrooks after several years of hosting kayaking trips and event planning for friends. “We started with guided kayaking trips on the Congaree River and areContinue Reading

Celebrate Freedom Foundation held a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, May 4 at their facility in the Columbia Metro Airport. The Lexington Chamber of Commerce welcomed CFF as a new member of their organization and guests from all around the Midlands were in attendance. Fellow co-workers, along with veterans and students, watchedContinue Reading

Irmo High School tennis coach Mark DiMaggio has been named the 2021 South Carolina Region 4A Coach of the Year. “It’s nice to be recognized by my peers not only for the tennis success of our players but for the players’ attitude, camaraderie and sportsmanship,” DiMaggio said of the awardContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Students in Lexington-Richland District 5 will no longer be required to wear face masks in school. In response to increasing pressure from parents throughout the district, the board voted to drop the mask requirement beginning May 10. Students will still have the option to wear masks ifContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced it is moving forward with awarding a contract to begin the first phase of the $1.7 billion Carolina Crossroads project. The Carolina Crossroads project in its entirety is planned to provide a safer and modern interchange design for the infamous MalfunctionContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five students have won awards in the annual SC Economics Challenge. The SC Economics Challenge is a state-wide competition open to high school students in grades 9-12. There are two divisions, Adam Smith for AP/IB students, and David Ricardo for on-level Economics students. School District Five studentsContinue Reading

During his 1996 State of the Union address to Congress, President Bill Clinton stated, “The era of big government is over.” More than two decades later, President Joe Biden’s address to Congress articulated the exact opposite sentiment. His address painted a picture of a thriving America under higher taxes andContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose I grew up on a rural, dirt road in Darlington, SC during the 1950’s. We left our doors unlocked at night—we felt safe. As children, we played with friends unsupervised away from our homes; life was simple and happy. We only had a few toys and, notContinue Reading

An 18-year-old from Cayce and two minors are accused of kidnapping and shooting a Columbia girl to death last month in a remote part of Lexington County. Treveon Nelson and the two minors are charged with murder, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, accordingContinue Reading