“Alzheimer’s is not taking a hiatus during COVID-19 and neither are we,” said Alexis Watts, Midlands director of the Alzheimer’s Association, and all over the Columbia area Saturday, people proved her right.
Several Lexington-Richland School District Five classrooms will soon benefit from grants provided by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative.
The Chapin Woman's Club will soon be hosting a virtual auction with about 45 new and gently-used designer purses available for purchase. The bidding for "In The Bag Purchase for a Purpose" will open Nov. 3, and close the evening of Nov. 10.
Chapin resident Doug Collier has acquired a variety of skills throughout his 23 years as an FBI special agent. He became well-versed in training law enforcement officers for firearm usage, tactics, and active shooter response.
Midlands residents might see a few "shooting stars" this week in the night sky, due to the Orionids meteor shower caused by pieces of Halley's Comet.
Election day is Nov. 3, and South Carolinians will have to decide whether to reelect US Senator Lindsey Graham for a fourth term, or if the tides have changed in the Palmetto State. Graham is opposed by Democratic Senate nominee Jaime Harrison, who entered the race in May of 2019.
South Carolina’s teen birth rate is the 11th highest in the nation, and the numbers for Black and Hispanic teen pregnancies and for sexually transmitted infections among teens are even more alarming.
As in-person absentee voting begins Monday in South Carolina, the presidential election is getting most of the attention. However, one other federal government race and many more at state and local levels will also be on the ballot.
Four Miss All-Star United States national title holders arrived in the Midlands last Friday and Saturday to make a contribution to the local community.
Piney Woods Elementary, Lexington-Richland School District Five’s 13th elementary school, revealed their mascot chosen by the community during the September 28 Board Meeting.
Lexington-Richland School District Five officials announced Friday that new guidelines will be implemented for spectators at sporting events for the 2020-2021 school year.
Little Mountain resident Kim Mitchell has a heart for helping others. Many who know her would say it's not surprising she has turned a time of sadness into something positive and uplifting.
Representatives from the SC State Fair are looking for students' artwork to be featured in the 2020 drive-through State Fair. This year, large work will be best for displaying purposes.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the names of two individuals who died Thursday due to a collision. The South Carolina Highway Patrol, Columbia/Richland Fire, and EMS responded to I-26 westbound at mile marker 99 (two miles from the Peak exit) just after midnight in reference to a…
Dog parents of the Midlands who love showing off their four-legged friends now have the opportunity to submit a photo of their pet(s) for usage in a published hardcover picture book.
Officials from Piney Woods Elementary, Lexington-Richland School District Five’s 13th elementary school, are currently asking the community for input to help decide their new school mascot.
Tre Dabney and his wife Sue were heartbroken Tuesday morning when he said they arrived at their Chapin business, Chickenbutt Donuts, to find the back door had been broken into, cash was cleared from the register, and the safe was missing.
Lexington-Richland School District Five held its annual First in Five Teacher Shower Saturday to welcome first-year educators to the district and shower them with supplies and support.
Current and former South Carolinians can find out if they have any extra money lying around by visiting the State Treasurer’s Office online. In order to find out if they have any missing money, residents can search for themselves, their family and their friends on Treasurer.sc.gov for free.
Alex Lee Inc. announced Tuesday that the company will be purchasing 20 BI-LO stores in South Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers Inc.
Governor Henry McMaster along with SCDHEC officials addressed South Carolinians Tuesday afternoon to provide an update on visitation at nursing homes across the state.
Lexington-Richland School District Five announced the name of the new elementary school in Chapin, which was given the temporary name, “Elementary School 13.”
Governor Henry McMaster wrote a letter to the chairman of the South Carolina board of Health and Environmental Control Friday, requesting up-to-date visitation guidelines for guests to visit loved ones at nursing homes.
Chapin Elementary School teacher Jenna Diebold wanted to help her students understand why the upcoming school year is going to be so different than years past. So, she took time out of her summer to write a children’s book about the importance of following the new COVID-related safety precau…
According to Lexington-Richland District Five officials, road improvement construction will begin this week on Amicks Ferry Road at the site of the district's new elementary school in Chapin. The work is associated with adding turn lanes along Amicks Ferry Road and Lake Tide Drive in prepara…
Lexington-Richland School District Five has selected Dr. Jina Blount as the administrator to lead School District Five’s new Flexible Innovative Virtual Education (FIVE) virtual program. The announcement was made Friday morning.
Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that 70 school districts in South Carolina will be receiving $10 million worth of personal protective equipment for the upcoming school year. He made the announcement from the Anderson Institute of Technology.
The Town of Chapin's annual Labor Day Festival and parade will not take place this year due to COVID-19 concerns. This would have been the 41st year of the beloved festival.
Many Chapin residents have been missing their beloved pimento cheese and chicken salad from locally-owned and operated Doza Rizen Cafe. The restaurant closed about three weeks ago while undergoing a move to its new location. Now the wait is finally over, and the store held its grand reopenin…
A doubleheader sweep of Greenwood Post 20 enabled Lexington (10-7, 5-4-1) to finish 3rd in the final Midlands Division standings. The twinbill also served as a playoff warm up as the 2 teams will start a Best-of-3 1st round series Monday at Roscoe Frye Field in Lexington.
Representatives from Lexington Medical Center announced Monday that there will be a free COVID-19 testing site Saturday at Chapin High School, located at 300 Columbia Ave. The site will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Representatives from Lexington-Richland District Five released the district's back-to-school plans Friday for the upcoming school year.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Wednesday after being involved in a three vehicle collision. The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. on I-26 eastbound at the 95-mile marker in Chapin.
Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference Wednesday to address plans for the upcoming school year. Since March 16, students across the state have completed instruction through e-learning, and plans had not been formally addressed for the fall.
Wednesday’s S.C. High School League Executive Committee meeting produced only a slight change to the athletics school year schedule due to the ongoing pandemic.