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...a retired power plant.In other newsAMAZON.COM IS HIRING 500 full-time workers at its fulfillment center in Lexington County, South Carolina commerce officials and Gov. Nikki Haley's office said in news releases Tuesday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-10/business-news
Coroner sues Aiken County on transport costs

...handled death cases since the early 1990s.County council voted in November 2013 to use Palmetto Mortuary Transport in Lexington County because it was cheaper. Palmetto offered the service at $160 per body. Rucker was charging $175 per body.Carlton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2015-03-20/coroner-sues-aiken-county-tra
Former SC police chief pleads guilty in bribery case

...of probation.The sentence is part of a deal with federal investigators made days after the indictment of former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts, who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a federal bribery conspiracy charge.Prosecutors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-12/former-sc-police-chief
Cornelius Sharpe

...to Mrs. Dorothy Smoak Sharpe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Born in Lexington County, SC and a resident of Aiken County, SC, since 1984, he was a son of the late Daniel Aaron and Effie Hoover Sharpe...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174441564
Across the region

Father strangled 4 kids, beat 1 to deathLEXINGTON, S.C. - Grand jury indictments accuse a Lexington County father of strangling four of his children and beating a fifth last summer at their home.The State newspaper reported Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-26/across-region
Aiken County authorities seek help solving homicide

...Through a joint investigation with Lexington County Sheriff's Office, police learned Holder was last seen at a Lexington County gas station in his vehicle the...Office at (803) 648-6811, Lexington County Sheriff's Office at (803...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-24/aiken-county-authoriti
Haley: 'My dreams for South Carolina know no bounds'

...reform. The legislative committee dismissed allegations Haley illegally lobbied for two employers while representing Lexington County in the House, saying the laws were too gray.Lawmakers of both parties have since called ethics reform a top priority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-14/haley-my-dreams-south-ca
Falling tree kills SC man

LEXINGTON, S.C. - The Lexington County coroner has released the name of a man killed when a tree fell on his mobile home. Coroner Margaret Fisher told local media outlets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-06/falling-tree-kills-sc-man
Ex-wife killed professor in University of South Carolina murder-suicide, coroner says

...they split for good a few months ago, Watts said. Kwon was still living in the couple's home near Lake Murray in Lexington County, while Fayad had moved to a long-term hotel with a family member, Watts said.Authorities have searched several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-06/ex-wife-killed-profess
Jury being called for trial in Aiken officer's death

...jurors from Aiken County.Newman granted one defense motion Friday. If the jurors are sequestered, officers from Lexington County, not Aiken County, will provide security when court is not in session.Richardson, 33, was backing up Officer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-16/jury-being-called-tria