Columbia Airport declares end of the road for proposed I-26 connector

  Columbia Metropolitan Airport has shelved its bid for a new gateway off I-26, a decision that Lexington County officials say matters for residents of the western half of Lexington County…

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Major expansion of Lexington County jail proposed

  Lexington County needs to consider tripling the size of its jail to replace a facility that is outdated, Sheriff Jay Koon said. The expansion is needed to modernize security…

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Sheriff: Ban late-night fireworks in Lexington County

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon favors a ban on homeowners shooting fireworks after 10 p.m. daily. He offered the proposal to County Council last week as an alternative to restricting…

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Lexington County weighs limits on fireworks

  Celebrating holidays might become much quieter in Lexington County in coming months. Some County Council members are pushing to limit residential use of fireworks to a few hours on…

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County OKs commission to study sales tax hike

  Lexington County leaders are moving toward trying again to add a penny to the local sales tax to pay for road improvements amid recognition the idea remains a difficult…

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Solar power now a new crop at some farms

A 30-acre pasture on Charles Long’s farm near Saluda supplies electricity to hundreds of homes instead of hamburger, roasts and steaks as it once did. Mr. Long’s field is in…

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DHEC: Rural areas the next frontier in HIV fight

  COLUMBIA, S.C. — State health officials intend to intensify efforts to eradicate HIV by 2030 with an increased emphasis on improving treatment in small towns and rural areas. The…

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