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Former Chapin High principal Akil Ross to resign from newly-appointed district position

Student-made sign for Ross Show Caption Hide Caption AkilRoss Show Caption Hide Caption Dr. Ross Show Caption Hide Caption Dr. Ross in his office at CHS after winning National Principal of the Year. Karamie Sullivan photo. Lexington-Richland School District Five announced that the newly-appointed Director of Secondary Education, Dr. Akil Ross, will be resigning from his position.  According to the…

Midlands teams vying for competitive cheer title

GoFlashWin photos. Since competitive cheer was introduced as a S.C. High School League sport in 1996, Midlands teams have dominated the trophy collections. Starting with Airport in Class 4A, local teams have accounted for 25 state championships in the four classifications. Chapin High School has accounted for just over half of those championships with a state record 13. Head coach…

American Pickers coming to South Carolina, seeking owners of unique collections

American Pickers Mike and Frank.  Photo provided. The History Channel’s American Pickers will be coming to the palmetto state in January to film episodes for the show. The show is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking.” Episodes follow Mike and Frank, two skilled pickers, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. The show is searching…

Chapin’s Frayed Knot Bar & Grill up for sale

frayed-knot-3 Show Caption Hide Caption frayed-knot-4 Show Caption Hide Caption frayed-knot-1 Show Caption Hide Caption frayed-knot-2 Show Caption Hide Caption frayed-knot-5 Show Caption Hide Caption Photos from Douglas & Cannon’s listing. Chapin’s well-known lakefront restaurant and bar, The Frayed Knot, is now up for sale as of Wednesday afternoon. Real Estate company Douglas & Cannon posted the listing. The announcement…

Rosters for Columbia Metro Senior Bowl

Rosters have been announced for the first ever Columbia Metro Senior Bowl. Plans for the game were official earlier this week, and by Saturday the players had been selected. The game will take place December the 22 at Irmo High School’s WC Hawkins Stadium. Metro Bowl Rosters: EAST Team Quarterbacks Matthew Jamison (AC Flora), Bryce Jeffcoat (Camden) Running Backs Jaylon…

Chickenbutt Donuts draws crowd in Ballentine on opening day

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Nation Ford stuns Chapin 36-29

Thomas Grant photo. An opportunity to strengthen the case for an at-large playoff slipped away Friday from Chapin High School. The Eagles fell 36-28 to Nation Ford on “Senior Night” at Cecil Woolbright Field. The loss dropped them to 4-5 overall and in need of a victory next week at Spring Valley to receive strong consideration for the post-season. Chapin…

“Dining on the Dam” event plans announced by Lexington Chamber

Lexington Chamber Board Chairman Troy Simpson Show Caption Hide Caption Lake Murray Dam Show Caption Hide Caption Council Chairwoman Debbie Summers Show Caption Hide Caption view of Lake Murray beside dam Show Caption Hide Caption Dining on the Dam sign Show Caption Hide Caption Karamie Sullivan photos. Members of the Greater Lexington County Chamber, the Lexington County Council, and Nephron…

High school football weekly recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos RIVER BLUFF 24 WHITE KNOLL 13 I thought there would be more points scored in this one but credit Dean Howell and the White Knoll coaching staff. They kept this game within striking distance until the Gators scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away. Braden Walker had 190 yards rushing and the go ahead touchdown midway through the…

Chapin dance team performs at State Fair for 24th year in a row

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Lexington defeats Chapin to set up second-place showdown with River Bluff

  Lexington quarterback Cal Herndon runs for yards against Chapin.  Thomas Grant photos. The battle for second place in Region 5-5A is set for next week.Akeem Nicholas rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown and Tristan Allen’s interception set up a Cal Herndon touchdown pass just before halftime to lead Lexington to a 14-6 win over Chapin Friday. With the…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos CHAPIN (4-3, 1-2) AT LEXINGTON (4-3, 1-1) A lot of history, pride and heritage on the field Friday night when the Wildcats come to Chapin. Lexington Coach Perry Woolbright will be walking into a stadium that is named after his grandfather. And coaching against a program where his father was a hall-of-famer. Cecil B. Woolbright as a coach…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Photos GoFlashWin IRMO 42 LUGOFF-ELGIN 22 The Demons finally played four full quarters on offense, but Irmo was just too fast and talented for LE. It was a real treat to see Wake Forest commit Kendrell Flowers in person. I have written about him all season and finally got to see the stud tailback up close. He was every bit…

Dutch Fork defeats Lexington, win streak extended

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The winning streaks continued Friday for Dutch Fork football. The Silver Foxes defeated Lexington 51-7 for their 19th consecutive win both overall and in region play. It was also the 16th straight road victory for the undefeated, 2-time defending Class 5A champions. Quarterback Tyler Olenchuk threw three touchdowns and accounted for 348 of Dutch Fork’s 635…

4 Lexington County school districts cancel classes for Thursday

Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Thursday, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The safety of our students and staff drive our decision. Forecasters predict that Hurricane Michael will bring high wind gusts to our area on Thursday. School buses should not operate when sustained winds are at 30 miles per hour or greater…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lugoff Elgin’s Alex Bowers. Photos GoFlashWin SPRING VALLEY 34 LUGOFF-ELGIN 6 In what was a four point deficit at halftime, the Vikings scored 24 points in the second half, with three touchdowns in the third quarter and picked up their first region win. Vikings had 248 yards rushing on the night. They also got some turnovers including an interception from…

Zaxby’s coming to Chapin

Newberry Zaxby’s It was mentioned at Chapin’s town council meeting Tuesday night in the zoning report, that a Zaxby’s was one of the future businesses coming to the Chapin area. Public Affairs Director Nicholle Burroughs was able to provide a few more details, although she said the specifics have not been completely figured out yet. According to Burroughs, Zaxby’s is…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos DUTCH FORK (5-0, 1-0) AT RIVER BLUFF (5-0) A lot of folks are deeming this the game of the week. Two undefeated teams clashing on the campus River Bluff high school for Homecoming. I talk about it every week. The Silver Foxes are just too good. Everyone knows this by now. It’s just a matter of how many…

67-year-old Chapin man sentenced for methamphetamine trafficking

Thomas Sutton Ray Thomas Sutton Ray, a 67-year-old Chapin man, was sentenced this week in Lexington County General Sessions Court to eight years for two counts of Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Criminal Conspiracy. The sentence was handed down by Circuit Court Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr.Trafficking methamphetamine is classified under…

High school football weekly review, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos DUTCH FORK 70 CHAPIN 7 Ty Olenchuck throws four touchdown passes and the Silver Foxes roll over the Eagles. Tom Knotts told media in postgame how proud he was of his defense saying that his first team unit has only given up one score all year. That’s pretty remarkable in high school football. On social media Friday, the…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

Cheraw football stadium. Photo from Cheraw asst. football coach Twitter account. Finally, back to football. After Hurricane Florence made its way to the coast and into the Carolinas, high school football obviously became an afterthought. But now, the state moves on and resumes play. With the ruling earlier this week from the South Carolina High School League to extend the…

Lexington County Emergency Operations Center enters OPCON 3, flooding and tornadoes possible

Karamie Sullivan- file photo Lexington County officials reported Friday morning their Emergency Operations Center has entered “operational condition three,” which is a partial activation of the county’s EOC in preparation for the impacts of Hurricane Florence. OPCON 3 prepares emergency response units to be ready for weather-related events generated by the storm. County emergency management has enlisted the help of…

Hunters from Chapin, Pomaria kill 13 ft. alligator in Lake Moultrie

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