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I t’s Labor Day, the day set aside each year to honor the achievement of America’s workers. The holiday had its beginnings in the 1880s, when smaller organizations began to celebrate the occasion. It was officially made a U.S. holiday when President Grover Cleveland signed a law in 1877 proclaiming the day. Over the years, the holiday has taken on ... Read More »

SCDNR offering Labor Day boat safety inspections


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings across South Carolina. The department announced that boating and enforcement officers will perform quick inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Boaters won’t get a ticket if they are not in compliance, ... Read More »

Victim identified in Lake Murray drowning

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LAKE MURRAY, SC (WIS) - The Saluda County Coroner’s Office has identified a Charlotte man as the victim in a late Thursday night drowning in Prosperity. According to Coroner Keith Turner, 31-year-old Jose Milton Martinez drowned in Lake Murray. Investigators with the state Department of Natural Resources say Martinez and two of his friends paddled out on the lake in ... Read More »

DeBrand and Parker Win August Seniors Tournament


Lake Murray Seniors August 2014 Tournament Results DeBrand and Parker Win August Seniors Tournament By David Larrabee, Contributing Writer The Lake Murray Seniors Bass Club had a very rough day last week when twenty-three boats took off from Dreher State Park for their monthly tournament. The Forest Wood Cup had just concluded, and every day after that, local fishermen were ... Read More »


Left to Right: Front Row: Shane Keup, Mason Turner, Jake Sears, Ethan Lebron, Clark Hubbard, Brandon (Petey) Brassell 2nd Row: Brayden Armstrong, Parker Rowe, Bailey Pratt, Tyler McLendon, Hayden Friend 3rd Row: Coaches:  Lance Pratt, Sam Lebron, Chuck Turner, Tim Hubbard

By Contributing Writer: Elizabeth Hubbard Congratulations to the Lexington Lakers 10UAAA Baseball Team for winning 1ST place at the USSSA GLOBAL WORLD SERIES in Spartanburg, SC on Sunday, August 3. The World Series tournament was located at Tyger River Sports Complex in Spartanburg, SC. from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3rd. The Lexington Lakers competed with teams across SC ... Read More »

Lake lures top anglers


A nthony Gagliardi feels right at home for the Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing that’s being held on Lake Murray this weekend. Of course, he should. He only lives about a half-mile across the water from Dreher Island State Park, where the best 45 anglers in the FLW will take off to start the event each ... Read More »

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Grover Pilot

Grover Pilot By Jackie Perrone   Grover Pilot is an Aptly- named Air Force veteran who never piloted a plane, but has devoted much of his life to honoring Military Service in our community. Under his leadership at VFW Post 6740 in Leesville, dedication was held recently for a POW-MIA at the post headquarters.  Read More: Read More »

How Do You Lose A Half-Million Birds?


In late July and August, something remarkable happens in the air above Lake Murray in South Carolina. Around sunset, hundreds of thousands of purple martins come streaming toward the center of the lake from every direction, swirling together in a massive flock that darkens the sky. After an hour or so, they settle down on Bomb Island in the center ... Read More »

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