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Lexington County narcotics agents have arrested a woman and a man accused of trying to get drugs and contraband to the woman’s son and another inmate inside the Lexington County Detention Center.

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Construction on the new, wider and modernized bridge in Lexington County near Chapin over Interstate 26 was completed earlier this week. The project has been part of the South Carolina Department of Transportation's work to improve the state's infrastructure with strategic investments.

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Officials from the Lexington Police Department will be working alongside the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, and the Drug Enforcement Administration to host National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the CVS Pharmacy in the Town of Lexington Saturday.

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Richland County officials are offering residents a significant incentive to get vaccinated at an upcoming vaccination drive. The event is part of the county's incentive program, and the first 250 unvaccinated Richland County residents will receive a $100 gift card.

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed Monday afternoon that a bat found near Henderson Street and Hampton Street in Columbia has tested positive for rabies. One person was exposed and has been referred to their healthcare provider.

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SCDHEC officials confirmed Thursday that a bat found near Towe and Fish Hatchery roads in Gaston has tested positive for rabies. No people or pets are known to have been exposed at this time.

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Officials from Lexington Medical Center notified the public Monday that hospital officials have begun administering COVID-19 boosters at its vaccination clinic located inside the Health and Wellness Center at Brookland Baptist Church (1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia).

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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced that the father of the two 20-month-old infants, Brycen and Brayden McDaniel, who were found deceased inside a vehicle Sept. 1, will not be charged in their deaths. Lott said the incident was determined to be a "horrible accident."

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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed that a bat found near Melon Drive and Cornish Way in West Columbia tested positive for rabies.