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2 hrs ago | Lexington County Chronicle

Why official secrecy should worry us

Here's a proposal for Gov. Nikki Haley and our Lexington County lawmakers: It's time for real leaders to step up and end a growing trend in secrecy.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, Lexington, SC

6 hrs ago | Lexington County Chronicle

Lexington lands Blowfish in '15

INSIDE: Architects designed USC softball stadium, Page A3 Lexington's quest to become a baseball Mecca took a big step this week.

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Related Topix: Lexington, SC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Post and Courier

202 reasons to fix DSS

It is no surprise that South Carolina legislators are angry about problems at the Department of Social Services.

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Related Topix: Charleston County, SC, Columbia, SC

People Sentinel

Williston superintendent leaving for Lexington District 2

After two years in Williston, District 29 Superintendent Dr. Tom Siler is leaving for a job in Lexington County.

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Related Topix: Williston, SC, Lexington, SC, Barnwell County, SC, Cayce, SC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Post and Courier

Woman awarded $1.6M in lawsuit against Richland County sheriff

A Lexington County jury awarded a woman $1.6 million after she sued Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott over her investigation and arrest in an estate dispute three years ago.

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Related Topix: Richland County, SC, Columbia, SC

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Columbia Blowfish moving to Lexington County

On Monday, Shanahan announced that the Blowfish will be moving away from Capital City Stadium to a new complex in Lexington County.

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Charleston City Paper

Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage today, clearing the way for a similar ruling on the ban in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors, US Supreme Court

The State

Murphy seeks to reclaim school board post

Murphy is ready to seek election again as a Richland County member on the board despite contentions she lives in Lexington County.

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Related Topix: Richland County, SC, Chapin, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

Over 40 fires started in suspected Irmo arson case

Authorities are looking for a suspected arsonist wanted for starting a string of small fires in a wooded area in Irmo.

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Related Topix: Irmo, SC, Fire, St. Andrews, SC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery

Lexington, SC Two people have been arrested in connection with a convenience store robbery on Charleston Highway Friday afternoon Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery Lexington, SC Two people have been arrested in connection with a convenience store robbery on Charleston Highway Friday afternoon Check out this story on WLTX.com: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lexington, SC, Columbia, SC, West Columbia, SC

Free Times

Lexington County Towns Added to Sunday Beer and Wine Sales Proposal

On Tuesday, Lexington County Council decided to include several municipalities in a countywide referendum to allow the purchase of packaged beer and wine on Sundays.

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Related Topix: Batesburg-Leesville, SC, Swansea, SC, Cayce, SC, Pelion, SC

Lexington County Chronicle

One mother's determined quest for her missing child

Debbie Gutierrez has constantly wondered over 28 years how her daughter might look today.

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Lexington County Chronicle

Chapin voters want to weaken Mayor's powers

Chapin voters have submitted a petition to limit the mayor's power. The petition with 239 resident voters' signatures has been submitted to the Lexington County Elections Commission.

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Related Topix: Chapin, SC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Lexington County Chronicle

Female politicians chisel away at county's 'boys club'

Lexington County politics has long been a boys club. But, that's changing. 'I truly believe that, sometimes, the right man for the job is a woman,' said Margaret Fisher.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, Batesburg-Leesville, SC, Pelion, SC, Cayce, SC

WLTX-TV Columbia

Family Cases Postponed Because No Guardian Appointed

Family Cases Postponed Because No Guardian Appointed Lexington, SC - Without what's called a Guardian Ad Litem, cases in the family court system plainly get stuck.

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Related Topix: Lexington, SC, Family, Kids

Lexington County Chronicle

Countywide Sunday beer, wine sales appear headed to ballot

It appears more likely voters will get a chance to decide if Lexington County residents may buy beer and wine on Sundays throughout the county.

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Related Topix: Chapin, SC, Irmo, SC, Cayce, SC

Lexington County Chronicle

County's employment rate dips in May

More people are looking for work in Lexington County, and the unemployment rate shot up sharply from May to June.

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Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Saluda County, SC

Lexington County Chronicle

Sheheen rallies in County

In a fiery stump speech, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen said South Carolina is ripe for a new governor.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Post and Courier

DSS Deputy: Agency needs 202 additional workers to reach ideal caseload numbers

For the Department of Social Services to reach ideal caseload numbers, the agency would have to hire 202 staffers, its deputy director said Wednesday.

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WLTX-TV Columbia

Lexington Sheriff Department Job Fair for Correction Officers

Lexington Sheriff Department Job Fair for Correction Officers In two weeks, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department will conduct a Job Fair and Open House.

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Related Topix: Lexington, SC

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