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West Columbia police chief to run for Lexington County Sheriff

West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall (center) on Wednesday announced his candidacy for sheriff of Lexington County. (photo by Allen Wallace)

Many have known for months that West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall intended to run for sheriff in Lexington County, but he made it official Wednesday evening. Tyndall, standing with his family and several West Columbia officers, announced his candidacy at West Columbia City Hall. The 55-year-old has served as chief in West Columbia since 1997 and in law enforcement ... Read More »

Lake Murray Senior December 2014 Tournament Results Fulmer and Greenaway Win Final Seniors Tournament

December Champs 2014

Lake Murray Senior December 2014 Tournament Results Fulmer and Greenaway Win Final Seniors Tournament By David Larrabee, Contributing Writer The last Lake Murray Seniors Bass Club tournament for 2014 took off from Dreher Island State Park this past Thursday. The lake level had risen due to previous heavy rains upstate, and under normal circumstances, this would move the bass shallow. ... Read More »

Coast Guard Auxiliary installs 2015 Leadership

A Change of Watch ceremony was held for U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-3 Lake Murray on December 1, 2015 in Chapin, SC. The change-of-watch ceremony is a time-honored event preserved by military tradition. It is a formal custom that is designed to transfer command responsibility. The Auxiliary is the volunteer, non-military component of the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of ... Read More »

From Rescued to Recruiter

Article by Barbara Burchfield, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-3 Lake Murray, SC, paid special tribute to local resident C. Russell Jernigan for 40 years of service in the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at the flotilla Change of Watch ceremony on December 1, 2014 in Chapin, SC. Flotilla Commander Festus Burchfield presented Jernigan with a framed Auxiliary Member Service ... Read More »

Boater gets probation in fatal Lake Murray crash

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LAKE MURRAY, SC — An Irmo boater who was driving when two of his friends were killed in a 2010 crash on Lake Murray will not spend time in prison. Steven Miller, 33, is on 18 months probation and assigned 120 hours of community service after pleading guilty to breach of the peace in connection with the late-night crash. Read ... Read More »

200 jobs coming to Chapin with new Publix store

A major retail development is scheduled to get underway in Chapin at the start of the new year. Officials confirmed that Publix grocery store will anchor the Chapin Crossing shopping center, which consists of approximately 25 acres. Shoppers will be able to access the center from Chapin Road, Amicks Ferry Road and Lexington Avenue. Construction is slated to begin in ... Read More »

Lake Murray Seniors Bass Club Elect New Officers

Bass Club Execs

Lake Murray Seniors Bass Club Elect New Officers By Contributing Writer, David Larrabee At the November business meeting, the Lake Murray Seniors Bass Club elected new officers for 2015, and made some change to the club’s rules and by-laws. Earl Purcell will be the new President, taking over the job that yours truly held for the past five years. I ... Read More »

Lake Murray Senior November 2014 Tournament Results

November Champ 2014 (1)

Matthews Wins Seniors Tournament By David Larrabee, Contributing Writer It was a cold and windy day last Thursday when only eighteen boats from the Lake Murray Seniors bass club took off from Dreher State Park. Of those boats, four Boaters were fishing alone because the Non-Boaters were smart enough to skip this month’s contest due to the weather and poor ... Read More »