Town of Lexington

Town of Lexington Announces “Lexington Live” Concert Series

Icehouse Amphitheater in January. (Photo by Terry Ward) The Town of Lexington hosts “Lexington Live” Spring Concert Series presented by Lexington Medical Center. The concerts will take place at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.), which was just named the 2017 Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) Achievement Award winner. All concerts are on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. April…

Some roads to be closed in Lexington for St. Pat’s Day parade, Sunday

1/1ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE ROUTE Show Caption Hide Caption There will be some road closures and detours in the Town of Lexington, during, and after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Lexington on Sunday, according to Police Chief Terrence Green. Road closures and detours will begin at 1 p.m. with the closure of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue…

Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall details improvement plan, recounts progress

State of the Town address was Monday

Town of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall delivered his “State of the Town” address Monday night. In it, MacDougall addressed traffic congestion, annexation and growth, and some key attractions that have become a part of Lexington’s personality. He also detailed infrastructure projects and funding for repairs that are lingering from flood damage. Lexington State of the Town Address Monday evening. (Photos…

‘Den mother’ Dianne Craps chosen LPD’s employee of the year

Dianne Craps just retired from a long career at the Lexington Police Department – and she went out with a bang. After nearly two decades with the department, Chief Terrence Green announced Wednesday that Craps is this year’s recipient of the department’s “Art Rish – Employee of the Year Award” for 2016. Dianne Craps accepts her award for employee of…

New traffic lights going up in Lexington

Commuters in and around Lexington are urged to take note of construction this summer as work continues on the new traffic signal system. The town is implementing an Adaptive Computerized Signalization System that reads current traffic flow and adjusts signal time accordingly. Early results show a slight drop in travel time since the first few signals were switched on in…

Lexington Police Department honors ‘dependable and trustworthy’ Officer of the Year

Editor’s note: In a previous version of this story, we identified Missy Silcox as the first female Officer of the Year, according to information received from the Lexington Police Department. That information has been corrected to reflect that Silcox is the second woman to receive the honor since 1999, the year Rachel Flowers received the award. Missy Silcox is a mother…

Lexington mayor outlines plan to prepare for next wave of growth

Town officials estimate Lexington has grown 83 percent since 2000, making it the fourth-fastest growing municipality in the state with about 20,000 residents in the latest estimate from 2014, according to data from the U.S. Census. New businesses and families still are arriving at a record pace, and Mayor Steve MacDougall presented a plan of action for managing the growth during…

Fresh Market, Ulta planned for Lexington

Lexington’s Planning Commission members approved a site plan Wednesday for another new commercial center that is expected to bring development to one of the last remaining parcels fronting Sunset Boulevard. The Lever and Outlaw families have sold their land on the 5300 block on Sunset Boulevard, and Columbia Development is planning to bring a long-awaited Fresh Market to Lexington. Developers…

Lexington business owners, police team up to combat DUIs

A lifesaving program in Lexington is going strong thanks to the support of the local business community. “Be a friend” this New Year’s Eve. (photo provided) The Lexington Police Department has brought back its “Be a Designated Driver, a Friend for Life” program this December by asking people to be responsible during holiday celebrations like New Year’s Eve parties. More…

Cities announce holiday closings, trash pickup schedule

Local municipalities are shutting down early for the holidays this week, but city services like sanitation will still be running. The town of Lexington offices will be closed Thursday and Friday and again on Jan. 1. Garbage and recycling collection will run on its normal schedule Tuesday. The city of West Columbia offices are closing Thursday, Friday and Monday for…

‘Better than before’ — Lexington’s Old Mill merchants fight to rebuild after flood

  The historic floods that hit South Carolina are two months passed, but the lingering effects still greet small business owners as they go to work each day at Lexington’s Old Mill. Nearly all of the affected stores and restaurants are back to normal, but their scenic surroundings have a long road ahead yet. Old Mill’s co-owner Laban Chappell was alerted…

Chapin, Lexington residents look skyward with Arbor Day plantings

Two Lexington County towns have planted nearly 30 trees this year culminating with Arbor Day celebrations. Residents in Chapin created a what they think will be a future tourism draw with the strategic planting of 31 sequoia trees. The sky-high movement began in 2014 with Chapin High students, Chapin Garden Club members, nursery owner James Bryan and tree enthusiast Lill Mood. James…

Jingle all the way down Main Street: Christmas arrives in Lexington

Santa made a stop in Lexington Sunday afternoon to begin the Christmas season with the annual parade. https://youtu.be/yFG901-uWw0 Dancers twirled, pageant queens waved, marching bands played carols, and horses were decked out in red and green. The parade brought smiles to many faces lining Main Street, especially those who tweeted their excitement. Categories: Hometown, Lexington County Tags: Christmas Event, Christmas Parade, Lexington County,…

Lexington Planning Commission approves bigger site plan for proposed Hobby Lobby, grocery store

Members of Lexington’s Planning Commission on Wednesday morning approved a new site plan for a proposed Hobby Lobby, and those plans now include a grocery store. What grocery store would you like to see in Lexington? (click for larger) Atlanta-based S.J. Collins is developing 29 acres at Sunset Boulevard and Hope Ferry Road behind Walgreens with 131,000 square feet of…

Lexington Police Department, residents work together to aid flood victims

Lexington Police Department filled an MRAP vehicle with supplies for flood victims. (photo provided) A big feat was completed Wednesday as the Lexington Police Department Emergency Services Team filled up one of their large vehicles with donations for flood victims. Members of the team worked with the residents in the town of Lexington over the past few weeks to complete…

Randy Halfacre announces retirement from Greater Lexington Chamber

A leader in Lexington County business, government and public policy is stepping down from his job after nearly a decade. Randy Halfacre, president and CEO of the Greater Lexington Chamber & Visitors Center, announced his retirement Thursday. Halfacre spent nine years working to grow the chamber and will depart at the end of this year. “Randy Halfacre has been a strong leader who…

Lexington officials offer flood damage property inspections

Residents and business owners in the town of Lexington can take advantage of a free property inspection if recent flooding damaged their homes or businesses. Town staff are performing commercial and residential property inspections to help people apply for FEMA assistance. Eligible residents will have a building inspector visit their property to assess damage sustained from the flooding. Officials said the assessment does…