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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
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
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
Metts set to make second guilty plea Dec. 30

COLUMBIA - Former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts is scheduled to be in federal court next...Greg Leon, who asked four times if his employees arrested in Lexington County could be pulled out of jail before they were entered into a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-23/metts-set-make-second-
Lexington County Council to discuss removing indicted ex-Sheriff Metts' name from building

LEXINGTON, S.C. - The Lexington County Council plans to discuss removing...and courtroom were named the "Lexington County James R. Metts Law Enforcement...Metts' name.Metts served Lexington County for 42 years before his indictment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-20/lexington-county-council-disc
Former Lexington County Sheriff Metts pleads guilty in federal bribery conspiracy case

...questions from the judge.The longtime lawman was Lexington County's sheriff for 42 years before his June indictment...retired as he planned to enter his guilty plea. The Lexington County Council says it will discuss removing Metts' name...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-30/former-lexington-count
Across the region

...3 million in damages.In other newsA FEDERAL JUDGE Wednesday rejected a plea deal that would have kept former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts out of prison on a charge that he hindered the possible deportation of workers at a friend's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/across-region
Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

...probation and parole agency for six years. Her career started as a probation and parole counselor for youths in Lexington County."I can think of no mission that is more important than the mission of the Department of Social Services, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-15/haley-names-new-director-states-tro
Across the region

...wants memorial for slain 5LEXINGTON, S.C. - A group of motorcycle enthusiasts wants to create a memorial to five Lexington County children authorities say were killed by their father.The State newspaper reports that leaders of Bikers Against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-17/across-region
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley names former ethics commission chairman as her next chief of staff

...Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan. During her three terms in the House, Haley also represented a portion of Lexington County.Pitts announced plans to run for lieutenant governor in 2009, but he dropped out of the race in October of that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-13/south-carolina-gov-nikki