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Season ends for Lexington, Camden advances, Chapin/Newberry headed to Game 5

Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24’s Jalen McDuffie reaches first base on the throwing error. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The 2019 American Legion baseball season ended Wednesday at Legion Field for Lexington Post 7. Lexington was shut out 10-0 in six innings by top-seed Florence Post 1. Starter Gregory Gainey held Post 7 to two hits and struck out seven in five and…

Extra innings loss has Lexington Post 7 on brink of elimination

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Midlands American Legion teams resume playoff action

Florence Post 1’s Noel Carter slides safely past the Lexington Post 7 catcher Patrick Boyle during Game One Monday. Photo courtesy of Florence Morning News. Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 and Lexington Post 4 opened second round play in the South Carolina American Legion playoffs Monday. Both teams came out on the losing end in the Game one road contests. Lexington was…

American Legion playoffs head to round 2

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. A trio of Midlands teams will continue their quest for a spot in the South Carolina American Legion tournament taking place at Segra Park in Columbia. Two of the teams will open on the road. Defending state champion Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 will travel to Stevens Field to face League 5 champion Greer Post 115 in Game…

Chapin High assistant principal charged in connection to car break-ins on school grounds

Richard Hiller Jr. Booking photo provided. Lexington County deputies have charged a man in connection to two break-ins of the same car. Richard West Hiller Jr., 44, is charged with two counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, according to arrest warrants. Hiller is assistant principal of Chapin High School, according to the school’s website. “Detectives have determined Hiller unlawfully…

Chapin High School student wins first place in national HOSA competition

Ella Bishop with her award. Photo provided. Ella Bishop, a biomedical science student at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (CATE Center) and also a student at Chapin High School, recently won first place at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals national competition in the area of Health Care Photography. She received the award in Orlando at the HOSA International Leadership Conference….

Record-setting crowd turns out for Parker and Haley at Hewitt Foundation 5K

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Lexington-Richland Five to hold additional enrollment freeze lottery opportunity

Lexington-Richland District Five representatives announced an additional lottery selection process for available seats at Chapin Elementary and Lake Murray Elementary will be held for the upcoming school year. The district offered a previous lottery opportunity in May to students reassigned to other schools, due to Phase I and Phase II of the enrollment freeze. The freeze was enacted at Chapin…

Kindergarten registration open for Lexington-Richland Five schools

Registration for five-year-old kindergarten is currently available for parents and guardians in Lexington-Richland School District Five. To register for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, children must be five years old on or before September 1,2019. If that requirement is met, parents and guardians should bring their child’s legal birth certificate, a current South Carolina Certificate of Immunization or a South…

Lexington-Richland Five to implement clear bag policy for all sporting events

Chapin High School football game, student section. GoFlashWin photo. Representatives from Lexington-Richland School District Five announced they will be implementing a clear bag requirement at all sporting events, beginning in the fall. The new policy was detailed at the June 10 school board meeting, and will be added to a list of safety measures that were implemented last fall, and…

Annual Lake Murray event allows special needs children to participate in water sports

Photos from 2018 Ski Clinic. Limitless Sports will be holding their 18th annual Special Needs Ski Event Friday, June 21. The organization was created in 1998 to allow children with special needs to participate in sports in a way that may otherwise not be afforded to them. This event is sponsored by Midlands Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, and was developed by…

Ellett Brothers of Chapin notifies employees of closure by early August

Chapin Ellett Brothers sign. Dawn Pfannenstiel photo. Ellett Brothers of Chapin, located at 267 Columbia Ave., notified employees over the weekend that the facility will be permanently closing its doors by August 5. The business, which has been in Chapin since 1933, distributes and markets products for hunting, shooting, camping, archery and other outdoor activities. Ellett Brothers is owned by…

Lexington County athletes dominate S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Awards Banquet

Olivia Thompson of Lexington High School, Kaniya Johnson of White Knoll and Jordan Green of Class 5A lacrosse champion Chapin High School with their Player of the Year awards presented by the S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. A quintet of Lexington County female athletes were among 21 recognized Sunday by the South Carolina Coaches Association…

Crew responds to fire at Rusty Anchor

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Country singer Cody Webb enters partnership to promote Lake Murray

Karamie Sullivan photo. Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Office representatives announced Thursday night that they are entering into a new promotional partnership. Country music singer Cody Webb, who grew up in Saluda County on Lake Murray, said he will be proud to promote the Lake Murray Country region. “I’m so excited about this opportunity to represent Capital City/Lake Murray…

10-year-old brain cancer survivor creates fundraising event to help others “like him”

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20 acres sold in Chapin for church construction

Photo provided by Nicholle Burroughs. Southern Visions Real Estate sales associate Stan Mack recently closed the sale of approximately 20 acres of land on Johnson Marina Road in Chapin. According to a representative from the real estate company, the land was purchased by Fresh Church LLC to be the future site of their church. Construction is expected to begin in…

Local author’s new novel poses question “what if?”

Photo provided. Many may have contemplated what their life would be like if they made different decisions or had the opportunity to go back and change things. In the new novel What if..?, local author Cat FitzGerald explores these thoughts deeply. Main character Rachel Montgomery experiences complacency in her second marriage and begins wondering what would have happened if her…

Lexington man dies after being hit by vehicle at Chapin storage facility

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the pedestrian who died due to being struck by a vehicle Wednesday. The incident occurred at approximately 8:10 p.m. in Chapin, in the gravel lot surrounding a storage facility. According to Fisher, Mr. Evan E. Bowersox, 24, of Lexington was pronounced dead upon arrival at an area hospital due to his injuries. The driver…

Chapin High School students sign Prom Promise to refrain from driving under influence

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Undefeated Chapin wins first ever state title in lacrosse

Thomas Grant Jr. photos. Same place, different classification and much different outcome. After two straight losses in the S.C. High School League state finals in Class 4A, the Chapin girls’ lacrosse team had another championship opportunity Saturday at W.C. Hawkins Stadium in Class 5A. Trailing Fort Mill 4-3 at halftime, it appeared the Lady Eagles were headed for the same…