From a new sheriff in Lexington County to big development in downtown Columbia, the new year will be a busy one in the Midlands.
Here, a look at some things that will be making headlines in 2015.
In Lexington County, there will be 10 municipal elections. The outcome will determine whether power struggles among mayors and council members persist in Chapin and West Columbia.
Contributing: Staff writers Harrison Cahill, Carolyn Click, Tim Flach, Dawn Hinshaw, Clif LeBlanc