Hospital seeks creative folks to make cards for patients

Like many hospitals across the country, Lexington Medical Center has been forced to close its doors to visitors because of the dangers posed by the coronavirus outbreak. Still, the hospital…

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Jobless claims in South Carolina soar for the second straight week

First-time unemployment claims in Lexington County and across South Carolina skyrocketed for the second straight week in the latest report from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. During…

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COMET suspends rural bus service to/from B-L area

The Central Midlands Transit Authority has suspended its pilot program to connect the Batesburg-Leesville area to essential services in Lexington and Columbia via the COMET bus service. Launched in January,…

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State consumer agency warns against coronavirus scams

In this time of confusion and fear, savvy criminals are exploiting individuals and businesses across South Carolina and around the globe. So, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA)…

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Lake recreation areas closed under COVID-19 precautions

The effects of the continuing coronavirus crisis now have washed over the Midlands’ favorite springtime playground, Lake Murray. Dominion Energy is restricting access to its outdoor recreation facilities along the…

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Lexington Three School Board names new Superintendent

Dr. Drew “Ashley” Atkinson Jr., the current Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Spartanburg School District Five, has been named the next Superintendent of Lexington Three Schools. Dr. Atkinson…

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Salons, gyms and other ‘non-essential’ venues ordered closed

With the number of new coronavirus cases increasing by more than 100 each day for the past four days, the latest executive order issued by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster…

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