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Hundreds of family, friends, government officials and law enforcement officers gathered Friday in the Lexington County Courthouse to watch Jay Koon be sworn in as the first new sheriff elected in Lexington County in 43 years.
The influx of eight student housing projects, along with a general building boom in the Capital City, is driving land prices in downtown Columbia through the roof. Two one-acre lots – one on Assembly Street adjacent to Richland Library and another on Park and Lady streets – are being offered for $3.5 million each, listings show.