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Jay Koon sworn in as Lexington County sheriff

Jay Koon sworn in as Lexington County sheriff

Sheriff Jay Koon took the oath of office Friday to become the 39th sheriff of Lexington County, and he said he was ready to get right down to…

Columbia police search for bank robbery suspect

Columbia police search for bank robbery suspect

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook released surveillance pictures of a suspected bank robber. The man in the photos allegedly robbed the First Citizens Bank at 2600 Rosewood Drive around…

Chapin issues boil water advisory

Residents in one Chapin neighborhood are under a boil water advisory. City officials issued the notice around 5 p.m. Friday for the Oakbrook Landing subdivision off Amick’s Ferry Road.…

Gov. Haley: Sheriff Lott is sole reason behind legislation on officer-involved shootings

Gov. Haley: Sheriff Lott is sole reason behind legislation on officer-involved shootings

The South Carolina House and Senate are considering several different pieces of legislation that would change state law to require shootings involving law enforcement officers be investigated by an…

Lexington Two School Board members debate substitute outsourcing, increase lunch prices

Lexington Two School Board members debate substitute outsourcing, increase lunch prices

Lexington Two School Board members took a vote on school lunch prices and tabled another on substitute outsourcing during Thursday’s board meeting. Members are continuing to discuss the pros and cons of…

Sports

Lexington County Special Olympics athletes show off skills

Lexington County Special Olympics athletes show off skills

 White Knoll High School on Thursday was transformed into the site of the Lexington Area 7…

Tough regular season fueled fire for USC Equestrian national championship

Tough regular season fueled fire for USC Equestrian national championship

The Equestrian team walked out of Waco, Texas, last weekend as the National Collegiate Equestrian…

USC Fishing team anglers hope national championship brings attention to sport

USC Fishing team anglers hope national championship brings attention to sport

The University of South Carolina has won two national championships on the baseball field and…

Molly Goodrich hired as new Lexington High head girls’ basketball coach

Molly Goodrich hired as new Lexington High head girls’ basketball coach

Lexington High School has found their new head girls’ basketball coach a week after Courtney Newton…

Local News

Photo Gallery: Five After Five returns for 17th season

Photo Gallery: Five After Five returns for 17th season

  A familiar event is back in Columbia, but Five After Five looks a bit different in its 17th season. Organizers of the Five Points festival tried to…

Cancer of Many Colors expands reach with 501(c)(3) status, additional fundraisers

Cancer of Many Colors expands reach with 501(c)(3) status, additional fundraisers

Volunteers at Cancer of Many Colors are approaching the annual Evening of Hope celebration, and they’ve stood far from idle since last year’s fundraiser. The Lexington-based nonprofit, led by cancer…

Greater Columbia Record Fair celebrates music, art this weekend

Greater Columbia Record Fair celebrates music, art this weekend

Vinyl lovers can fill their record collections at the 8th Annual Greater Columbia Record Fair this weekend. More than 30 vendors will display thousands of records on 40…

Free concert series begins Saturday at Rhythm on the River

Free concert series begins Saturday at Rhythm on the River

The 2015 Rhythm on the River concert series is returning Saturday to West Columbia. The free concerts, organized by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, start at 6 p.m. Saturdays.…

Obituaries

Ruth Elizabeth Kleckley Areheart, 96, shared her garden’s vegetables with family, friends

Ruth Elizabeth Kleckley Areheart, 96, shared her garden’s vegetables with family, friends

Ruth Elizabeth Kleckley Areheart, of Lexington, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the age of 96. She was born in…

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Hometown

Artista Vista begins with introduction of new public art

Artista Vista began its 24th year Thursday evening by promoting Columbia’s art scene with the introduction of new artwork that will now be a part of the…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Man accused of threatening towing company employees; man accused of attempting armed robbery with hatchet

Man accused of threatening towing company employees Columbia police arrested a man accused of pointing a gun at employees of a local towing company. James Moses Truesdale, 72,…

Business

SCE&G to close business offices in Lexington County this summer

SCE&G customers will have fewer places to pay their bill in person starting this summer. The company announced the closing of several business offices across the state,…

Education

Lexington One School Board members consider drug testing policy for student-athletes

Student-athletes in Lexington School District One could undergo random drug testing starting in the fall. School board members reviewed first reading of a new board policy Tuesday,…

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