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Richland One reviewing safety plan after several recent threats, weapons found in school

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- Violent threats in schools are something that school district leaders across the state and country are dealing with. Superintendent Craig Witherspoon here with Richland One School District says the district is reviewing its safety plan after several recent threats. He says the district is considering purchasing metal detectors and taking other safety measures.
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WIS-TV

There’s a grant for that!

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - In today’s Talkin’ Trash Tuesday - grants to prevent litter. But first a shoutout!. Applause goes to Mayor Cindy Campbell and several of her volunteers in South Congaree - including some council members, an officer, and others who just wanted to help. Together, they recently picked up enough litter in the Lexington County town to fill 30 bags. Efforts like this deserve a Talkin’ Trash Tuesday shoutout. Thank you, Mayor Campbell and crew.
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14-year-old Gilbert High student charged with threatening schools

A male Gilbert High School student has been charged with making threats last week against other Lexington County schools, according to Lexington County Sheriff's deputies. The 14-year-old made a threatening statement that was overheard by another student Dec. 2 while riding the bus to school, according to the incident report. The student who heard the threat told school administrators the student who was charged made a specific threat about wearing a trench coat the next day and going to the elementary and middle school to shoot them up, according to the report.
The Post and Courier

Town of Lexington aims for walkable downtown communities as county sees sprawl

LEXINGTON — A townhome community is planned for downtown Lexington as town leaders envision walkable communities to sustain Main Street shops and eateries. Lexington Town Council gave final approval Dec. 6 to a 31-unit mixed-use development behind the Flight Deck restaurant on Old Chapin Road. Unlike other project outside town limits that have increased suburban sprawl, this infill development will be in walking distance of downtown Lexington.
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Lexington County Chronicle

Testimony, charity highlight Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Lexington

Rainy weather did not stop Wednesday's planned fellowship, testimony and charity at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium VIP room. The fifth annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast brought together over 100 Lexington County leaders in business, politics and law enforcement. For just over 90 minutes, they had a buffet breakfast and were...
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Lexington County student charged with threatening schools

A male Gilbert High School student has been charged with making threats last week against other Lexington County schools. The 14-year-old made a threatening statement that was overheard by another student Dec. 2 while riding the bus to school, according to the incident report. The student who heard the threat told school administrators the student who was charged made a specific threat about wearing a trenchcoat the next day and going to the elementary and middle school to shoot them up, according to the report.
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Lexington Christmas parade detours and road stoppages

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WACH) — Lexington Chief of Police Terrence Green has notified the city of Lexington about road closures and detours during the afternoon of Sunday, December 5, 2021, for the Town of Lexington Christmas Parade in downtown Lexington. MORE STORIES LIKE THIS/ Festivus in Five Points is back after...
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Lexington Christmas Parade route, road closures and detours: Everything you need to know

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington Police are cautioning drivers of road closures on Sunday as the city holds its annual Christmas parade along downtown streets. According to a statement released by Chief Terrence Green, closures and detours begin as early as 1 p.m. with the closure of West Butler Street from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street.
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Lexington roads closed today for 2021 Christmas Parade

Lexington, SC 12/05/2021 – Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced Saturday that there will be road closures and detours during the afternoon of Sunday, December 5, 20201, for the Town of Lexington Christmas Parade. The parade, which begins at 3 p.m. comes down Main Street in the heart of downtown Lexington.
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The State

These roads in Lexington will be closed for its upcoming Christmas parade

Several roads surrounding the Town of Lexington will be closed for its Christmas Parade on Sunday. The Lexington Police Department announced that road closures will begin at 1 p.m. The closures include:. West Butler Street from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street. Haygood Avenue and part of Meetze Street. West...
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The Post and Courier

Cayce townhomes head to final approval after new limits on multi-family housing

CAYCE — A new townhome development could be coming to Cayce after residents pushed the city to remove the possibility of multi-family housing in the latest move against high-density development in Lexington County. Cayce City Council gave initial approval on Nov. 17 to the proposed development at 1407 Dunbar Road,...
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The Post and Courier

SC redistricting plans bring big changes to Richland, Lexington county delegations

COLUMBIA — A pending, post-census realignment of South Carolina’s legislative districts removes seats in both chambers for Richland County while expanding Lexington County’s political muscle in the Statehouse. A lopsided increase of nearly 500,000 people in South Carolina since 2010 is pushing dramatic changes in who represents the Midlands, as...
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