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  1. So Jay Koon WonRead the original story

    49 min ago | FITSNews

    Jay Koon will be the next sheriff of Lexington County, S.C. after scoring a convincing electoral victory this week. Koon won a special "Republican" primary election to fill the office vacated by disgraced sheriff James Metts , who was indicted last year on federal corruption charges .

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  2. Jay Koon wins Republican primary in Lexington County sheriff's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... sheriff on TV and everything, you'd think they would all come out and vote for our new sheriff," Sara Albert of Lexington said. "Every election is very important and a sheriff plays a huge part in our daily lives," Betty Richbourg of Columbia said. ...

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  3. Barnwell nuke dump proposal may reach SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Star

    ... in talks with Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg. Hutto could not be reached for comment, but Sen. Nikki Setzler, D-Lexington, confirmed that there have been discussions. However, he added that the issue is premature. “Any legislation dealing with ...

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  4. Construction Well Underway on New Home for Blowfish BaseballRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Free Times

    Bull Street isn't the only place in the Midlands where dirt is moving for the construction of a new baseball stadium. While the Columbia Common site for Columbia's $37 million Spirit Communications Park is being prepared in advance of an anticipated 2016 opening, formal construction is well underway on Lexington County Baseball Stadium.

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  5. Koon wins primary by a landslideRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Lexington County Chronicle

    Lexington County Sheriff candidate Jay Koon stands behind current interim Sheriff Lewis McCarty as he addresses his supporters at Uno Pizzeria & Grill on Tuesday night after winning the primary. After 42 years, Lexington County has a new top cop.

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  6. Koon Wins Lexington Sheriff GOP PrimaryRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Jay Koon has won the Republican primary to be the next sheriff of Lexington County, topping three other candidates to avoid a runoff. Koon Wins Lexington Sheriff GOP Primary Jay Koon has won the Republican primary to be the next sheriff of Lexington County, topping three other candidates to avoid a runoff.

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  7. Clemson Monitors Weather Impact on PeachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Edgefield Advertiser

    ... predominant peach-growing region, known as "The Ridge," from the western counties of Edgefield, Saluda, and Lexington, saw temperatures dip to 18 degrees in February. At those temperatures, trees could lose about 10 percent of flowers, Reighard ...

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  8. 13 arrested in Lexington for selling counterfeit goodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Post and Courier

    Lexington County sheriff's deputies say 13 people have been arrested at a flea market on charges of selling counterfeit goods. The Post and Courier is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories.

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  9. Mayor Steve MacDougall gave the State of the Town address on Monday night.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WIS-TV Columbia

    Lexington's mayor says the his town has made great strides in the year 2014 and says 2015 looks like it could be a banner year for the town. MacDougall says Lexington has made progress in improving traffic problems by completing the first phase of a nine-year plan to ease congestion.

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  10. Affair Scandal Rocks Lexington Sheriff RaceRead the original story

    Monday | FITSNews

    They say crazy things happen in the hours leading up to elections which appears to be especially true as it relates to political races in Lexington County, S.C. We're referring to the scandal-laden race for Lexington Sheriff in which four candidates are running in a special election to take the place of James Metts , who resigned his office in disgrace last year after being indicted by federal prosecutors for harboring illegal aliens. Two of the candidates - arguably the two frontrunners in the race - have both been accused of being a bit too cozy with the criminal empire Metts was allegedly involved with, the notorious "Lexington Ring."

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  11. Lexington Consider Raising Water and Sewer RatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Free Times

    The Lexington Town Council is considering increasing water and sewer rates for thousands of homes and businesses served by the town. The first rate hike of 2.5 percent annually would take place July 1 if the town gives final approval.

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  12. Officials: 10 percent turnout in Lexington sheriff's race would be `good`Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... Tyndall, Justin Britt, and Ed Felix have been battling for support from more than 160,000 registered voters in Lexington County. Elections Director Dean Crepes says more than 2,000 absentee ballots had been cast as of Monday morning. But Crepes is ...

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  13. More Links Between Jay Koon And "The Ring"Read the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | FITSNews

    Lexington County, S.C. sheriff candidate Jay Koon has dismissed allegations that he is connected to the infamous "Lexington Ring" - a cabal of crooked cops and corrupt politicians accused of running an illegal video poker operation in Lexington County, S.C. Koon - who is running a "family values" campaign - has also stated that he opposes strip clubs in Lexington County, saying they "do not reflect the Lexington County values of faith and family that I know." Here's Koon's problem: Multiple sources have confirmed to FITS that the veteran Lexington, S.C. police officer repeatedly visited strip clubs during the early part of the last decade, often with members of the notorious "ring."

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  14. Mitchell carries Gamecocks to share of SEC titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Post and Courier

    ... in their regular-season finale Sunday at No. 13 Kentucky. Although USC beat No. 6 Tennessee on Monday, a loss in Lexington would force South Carolina to share the title should the Lady Volunteers win their last game against Vanderbilt. The ...

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  15. Grand jury: SC father strangled 4 children, beat 1 to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Timothy Ray Jones Jr. is escorted by lawmen out of Smith County Jail in Raleigh, Miss., on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C., where he is expected to be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led authorities to a secluded clearing in Alabama on Tuesday where their bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags.

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  16. Indictments detail how Tim Jones Jr. allegedly killed his 5 childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    In a 2012 incident report released by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department Thursday, Tim Jones, Jr. threatened to snap then-wife Amber Jones' neck, spit in her face and threatened to shoot the neighbors. In a 2012 incident report released by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department Thursday, Tim Jones, Jr. threatened to snap then-wife Amber Jones' neck, spit in her face and threatened to shoot the neighbors.

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  17. Indictments detail how Tim Jones, Jr. killed his five childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WIS-TV Columbia

    In a 2012 incident report released by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department Thursday, Tim Jones, Jr. threatened to snap then-wife Amber Jones' neck, spit in her face and threatened to shoot the neighbors. In a 2012 incident report released by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department Thursday, Tim Jones, Jr. threatened to snap then-wife Amber Jones' neck, spit in her face and threatened to shoot the neighbors.

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  18. 'Armed and dangerous' fugitive wanted by Lexington deputiesRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Lexington County Chronicle

    Lexington County Sheriff's Department fugitive investigators are seeking help from the public in locating a wanted 29-year-old Gaston man who is presumed to be armed and dangerous. Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said Matthew Alexander Young, 29, of 259 Boy Scout Road, Gaston, is wanted on charge of third-degree burglary.

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  19. BlueCross, LMC end fuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Lexington County Chronicle

    A crisis in local healthcare coverage has been averted. With a deadline looming, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina announced Tuesday it had agreed to a new contract with Lexington Medical Center and 64 affiliated facilities and providers in the local market.

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  20. Sheriff's race forces 20 poll relocationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Lexington County Chronicle

    Heads up voters: 20 polls around Lexington County are being relocated for the March 3 Sheriff's special primary. The county elections commission said many of the polls are being relocated from several schools that asked that polls be placed elsewhere out of concern for safety and class disruption.

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