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The Central Carolina Community Foundation hosted the ninth annual Midlands Gives Day on Tuesday. The annual 18-hour online giving challenge for local nonprofits started at 6 a.m., and $3,734,986 via 19,534 individual gifts had been donated by midnight.

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Tornado warnings are being issued across the Midlands until 9 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms are possible until 8 p.m. making rain totaling around 1-2 inches with a few spots near 3 inches which could lead to some flash flooding.

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South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) employees spent Wednesday picking up litter in every county of the state as part of the agency’s “Spring Spruce Up” campaign. The efforts were to help support Lt. Governor Pamela Evette’s Grab-A-Bag SC initiative.

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Meera Bhonslé was crowned Miss South Carolina USA 2022 in North Charleston Saturday night. The two-day competition, previously known as Miss South Carolina Universe, is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of South Carolina in the Miss USA pageant.

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Chapin High School varsity cheerleaders Anna Ruff and Macie Dickey have earned statewide recognition. Ruff was named the South Carolina 2021 State 5A Cheerleader of the Year and Dickey was selected as the 2021-2022 Region V 5A Most Valuable Player.

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Lexington Richland District Five school officials announced Tuesday Chapin Elementary School will temporarily shift all students from in-person instruction to virtual learning beginning Wednesday, Jan. 12. Due to the high number of students and staff impacted by COVID-19 isolation and quarantine.

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The men’s basketball team opened SEC play during the week with a loss at home to Auburn on Tuesday and a win at Vanderbilt on Saturday. The Gamecocks fell to the 9 th ranked Tigers 81-66. Auburn built a 21 points lead. USC cut that to eight in the second half but that was as close as the Gam…

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Officials from Lexington-Richland School District Five will be holding their second Magnet Fair Jan. 6 to give families in the district an opportunity to explore offerings at several of its schools.

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This holiday season, those traveling throughout the Midlands will be relieved to learn that the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be prohibiting lane closures on interstate highways for non-emergency highway work during this Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel period.

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Friday’s release of the biannual reclassification/realignment for South Carolina High School League schools saw changes abound over the next two years for Midlands Schools.