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Aun and McKay Classic brings an end to high school football preseason

Chapin vs. Pelion 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Chapin vs. Pelion 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Chapin vs. Pelion 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Pelion player receives “defensive player of the game” award. Thomas Grant photos. By Thomas Grant Jr. The high school football preseason officially came to a close Saturday across the state. The Aun and McCay Kickoff Classic…

Host team among winners at Lexington County Sportsarama

Gilbert running back DeAndre Harris gets past a Chapin defender.  Thomas Grant photos. By Thomas Grant Jr. Aside from a 45-minute rain delay, the Lexington Sportsarama at Lexington High School went without a hitch Friday night. Seven Lexington County teams – Pelion, Lexington, River Bluff, Batesburg-Leesville, Gilbert, Chapin and White Knoll – took part in four 2-quarter scrimmages: GAME ONE…

Season ends for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24

By Thomas Grant Jr. The 2018 season ended Thursday for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 at the American Legion Southeast Region at McCrary Park. It started with the rescheduled opening contest with host team Randolph County. Chapin/Newberry took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Price Alexander of Dutch Fork High School scored on a throwing error by catcher Landon Smith and…

Hundreds of thousands of purple martins flock to Lake Murray’s Bomb Island

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Chapin/Newberry wins S.C. American Legion baseball title

Team with trophy-Thomas Grant Jr. photos. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Dan Coats was an assistant for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 when it won the S.C. American Legion title in 2015. The team went on to win the Southeast Regional and, ultimately, the American Legion World Series. While he acknowledged the 2018 edition is vastly different, the team took another step Friday…

Law enforcement “Explorers” experience active shooter scene, mock press conference

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With Chapin/Newberry leading 4-0, American Legion tournament game suspended

Chapin/Newberry’s Aaron Copeland collides with the Sumter Post 15 player covering first base. He safely reached base on a throwing error. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Clinching a third trip to the American Legion Southeast Regional will have to wait a day for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. Heavy rainfall and lightning suspended Wednesday’s state American Legion winner’s bracket contest at Spirit Communications…

Lease agreements in place for five businesses coming to Chapin shopping center

Conceptual Illustration Show Caption Hide Caption Publix at Chapin’s Crossing Show Caption Hide Caption Chapin’s Crossing construction Show Caption Hide Caption Construction beginning for the additions to Chapin’s Crossing Shopping Center. Illustration provided by town of Chapin. Photos Corey Hallman. Chapin residents have likely noticed the current construction that has begun in front of Publix on the patch of land…

Chapin/Newberry wins American Legion Upstate Region title

Chapin-Newberry team photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Since 2013, the state tournament has served as a post-season destination for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. On Thursday, it earned a fourth consecutive trip and fifth in six seasons after wrapping up a second-round Best-of-Five series with Greenwood Post 20. Chapin/Newberry defeated Greenwood 14-9 in Game Four to claim the Upstate Region title. Chapin/Newberry…

Lexington, Camden go to game 5 in American Legion playoffs

Lexington Post 7– Thomas Brant Jr. photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  The rosters of Lexington Post 7 consists of players from Region 5-5A champion Lexington and two-time Class 5A Lower State champion River Bluff. Nicknamed the SEC West of South Carolina high school baseball, the region was renowned for its nightly batles and resilient teams. That resiliency came through Thursday…

Newest Pelican’s Snoballs opens in Chapin

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Saturday’s 5K to remember Parker and Haley Hewitt, children killed in car accident

Hewitt-5k-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Hewitt-5k-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Hewitt-5k-3 Show Caption Hide Caption It’s been just a little more than nine years since the worst day of Craig and Crystal Hewitt’s life. Saturday, they remembered that day in the way they have for six years now: by leading an event that raises money for the community they love,…

Chapin shows its love for retired teacher W.F. Sullivan in battle against cancer, more than $23K raised

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Freddy’s Steakburgers in Irmo planning to open next month

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Chapin/Newberry takes early lead in American Legion standings

Preston Farmer By Thomas Grant Jr. Mother Nature has become Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24’s biggest adversary this season. An early-season 2-game set with League IV rival Lexington Post 7 was rescheduled as well as a West Columbia game. With several newcomers, head coach David Coats said this has not hurt team chemistry. “It’s been slow, but it’s coming along,” he said….

Chapin rallies behind retired Coach W.F. Sullivan as he battles cancer

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Lexington County Coroner’s Report shows rise in overdose deaths

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher and her team recently released the Annual Coroner’s Report for 2017. Their findings show the different types of patterns presented by the deaths of Lexington County residents throughout the year. According to the report, the county is 699 square miles, which makes it the 17th largest county in the state. The estimated persons per square…