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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Lexington, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Lexington, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Lexington native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Lexington, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Lexington's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Lexington.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Lexington?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Lexington, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Lexington, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Lexington, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Lexington, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Lexington, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Chick-fil-A to create 165 jobs by opening distribution center in Lexington County

Chick-fil-A is setting up a new distribution center in Lexington County, and the operation will create 165 jobs, according to Gov. Henry McMaster’s Office.Chick-fil-A Supply, a wholly owned subsidi...

Chick-fil-A is setting up a new distribution center in Lexington County, and the operation will create 165 jobs, according to Gov. Henry McMaster’s Office.

Chick-fil-A Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chick-fil-A, announced it’s investing $80 million to establish the distribution center, the governor’s office said Monday in a news release.

“We are excited that Chick-fil-A Supply chose to locate its newest distribution center in Lexington County,” McMaster said in the release. “The Midlands region — with its central location and infrastructure access — is an ideal location for a distribution operation of this magnitude.”

Located at on 12th Street Extension at the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park in West Columbia, Chick-fil-A Supply’s Lexington County facility will help ensure restaurants have the supplies to accommodate customers, according to the release. It will also address distribution complexities such as frequent, high-volume delivery, varied delivery environments and rapidly evolving needs, the Governor’s Office said.

Founded in 2020, Chick-fil-A Supply supplements Chick-fil-A’s distribution network and allows the company to maintain greater flexibility within its supply chain and meet the needs of Chick-fil-A restaurants, according to the release.

The Lexington County facility is expected to be up and running in 2024, the Governor’s Office said.

“Our new distribution center in Lexington County provides us with a tremendous opportunity to grow our business and create jobs that will attract diverse talent from across the region,” Chick-fil-A Supply Executive Director Josh Grote said in the release. “We’re excited to expand our footprint in South Carolina with an investment in the local community that helps us serve our franchise operators, licensees and their teams.”

Anyone interested in applying for a job with the Chick-fil-A Supply team should go to the company’s careers page.

The jobs created in the area will benefit Lexington County, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey said. The move was also praised by S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and Lexington County Council Chairman Scott Whetstone.

Chick-fil-A’s new facility in Saxe Gotha Industrial Park will join Nephron Pharmaceuticals and the Amazon Fulfillment Center in the area south of Cayce that’s near both Interstate 26 and Interstate 77.

“A brand beloved by many locals, Chick-fil-A Supply’s announcement of a distribution center will give people a new reason to enjoy it even more — career opportunities,” Central SC Alliance Chairman Matthew Shaffer said in the release.

The State previously reported that Chick-fil-A Supply would pay $3.5 million to Lexington County for 68 acres of developable land plus 32 acres of undevelopable land.

The company will pay Lexington County a set fee for a period of 30 years for an exemption from local property taxes, The State reported. The company must also meet its investment and job requirements within the investment time frame in order to receive the tax benefits.

Lexington County Council approved the deal.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development also approved job development credits related to the project.

Chick-fil-A Supply operates two other major supply distribution centers in the Southeast, serving locations of the popular restaurant chain across the region. One is in Cartersville, Georgia, that employs more than 220 people at a 216,000-square-foot facility. Its fleet of 55 trucks serves 225 regional restaurants, traveling more than 330,000 miles in a month, according to the company website.

A second center just opened this year in Mebane, North Carolina, employing more than 160 people at a 170,000-square-foot facility. Its fleet of more than 30 trucks serves 150 regional restaurants, the company website says.

This story was originally published November 21, 2022 11:55 AM.

Two ‘A’ grades on safety for Midlands hospitals, but another is lowest rated in SC

Two Midlands hospitals received the highest mark possible in the safety grades released by a medical watchdog group Wednesday. But a large number of area hospitals saw their ratings drop since the last scores were released in the spring.Lexington Medical Center was given an A grade, and was ranked among the ...

Two Midlands hospitals received the highest mark possible in the safety grades released by a medical watchdog group Wednesday. But a large number of area hospitals saw their ratings drop since the last scores were released in the spring.

Lexington Medical Center was given an A grade, and was ranked among the safest hospitals in South Carolina, according to the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

“I applaud Lexington Medical Center’s leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder said in a news release. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients.”

The A was an improvement for Lexington Medical Center. Lexington received a B in the spring, as well as the same score in the 2021 fall and spring ratings.

“Lexington Medical Center is constantly striving to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients,” Lexington Medical Center President and CEO Tod Augsburger said in the release. “Hospital safety is a top priority and I’m glad that our doctors, nurses and staff can be recognized for their efforts as we work to meet the health care needs of our communities.”

Since 2012, the Leapfrog Group has published Hospital Safety Scores twice a year — once in the spring and once during the fall — to create transparency in the U.S. health system. The rating is focused on “errors, accidents, injuries and infections.”

Based on this criteria, other Columbia-Lexington-area hospitals received four Bs and one C for the fall. Those include:

? Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge’s grade dropped one letter from A in the spring ranking to B, marking the first time since the 2019 grades the hospital wasn’t given an A

? Prisma Health Baptist’s grade dropped one letter from A in the spring ranking to B

? MUHA Columbia Medical Center Downtown’s grade rose one letter from C in the spring ranking to B. The hospital was formerly Providence Health.

? MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Northeast’s grade rose one letter from C in the spring ranking to B. The facility was formerly Providence Health Northeast.

? Prisma Health Richland repeated its score from the spring ranking of C

One other hospital in the Midlands received an A, while one that had a D in the spring remains the lowest rated hospital in South Carolina in the current ranking.

? McCleod Health Clarendon in Manning repeated its score from the spring ranking of A, a grade it has received since 2020

? Prisma Health Tuomey’s grade dropped one letter from A in the spring ranking to B

? Newberry County Memorial Hospital’s grade dropped one letter from B in the spring ranking to C

? MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center’s grade dropped one letter from B in the spring ranking to C

? Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties repeated its score from the spring ranking of D

Overall in South Carolina, of the 51 hospitals that were ranked, 15 received a letter A. That’s a drop from 21 in the spring rankings.

No hospitals in the Palmetto State received an F in the fall grades. The D given to the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties was the lowest mark dispensed, and it was the only hospital scored that low.

Nationally, South Carolina ranked 21st among all states, with more than 29% of its hospitals scoring an A rating. That was a significant decrease from the spring (41%), when the Palmetto State was ranked 13th in the nation.

New Hampshire (53.8%) saw a meteoric rise to become the top-rated state in the U.S. after placing in the middle of the pack at 25th in the spring grades. There was a three-way tie for lowest grade among North Dakota, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., as none had a hospital with an A grade.

“Upwards of 250,000 people die every year from preventable errors in hospitals,” the Leapfrog Group said. “It’s up to everyone to make sure that patient safety is the number one priority at every hospital across the United States.”

Leapfrog graded about 3,000 hospitals nationwide this fall, and 30% earned an A, 28% earned a B, 36% a C, 6% a D and 1% scored an F, according to its website.

The grades are based on safety data and rate how hospitals have “checks in place to prevent mistakes, and ensure strong lines of communication between hospital staff, patients, and families,” according to Leapfrog, which estimated about 160,000 people die every year from hospital errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

This marks the 10th anniversary of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

“Never in history have we seen across-the-board improvement in patient safety until this last decade, coinciding with the history of the Hospital Safety Grade,” Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder said in a news release. “We salute hospitals for this milestone and encourage them to accelerate their hard work saving patient lives. For a long time, the health care community tried to improve safety, but progress stalled. The big difference over this decade is that for the first time, we publicly reported each hospital’s record on patient safety, and that galvanized the kind of change we all hoped for. It’s not enough change, but we are on the right track.”

Leapfrog said measures that have shown significant improvement over the past decade include two “never events,” incidents of falls and trauma and incidents of objects unintentionally left in a body after surgery, both which decreased by around 25%. There was also encouraging pre-pandemic progress on health care-associated infections for MRSA, CLABSI, and C.Diff.

These improvements saved an estimated 16,000 lives, according to Leapfrog.

Despite the improvements, Leapfrog said more than 1,000 people will die today because of a preventable hospital error, and every year 1-of-25 patients will develop a preventable infection while in the hospital.

“Leapfrog advises the public never to reject emergency treatment based on a safety score, but to consult with a doctor about the best hospital for planned, elective procedures,” the News & Observer of Raleigh previously reported.

But Leapfrog’s study shows that patients at ‘D’ and ‘F’ hospitals face a greater risk of dying than those at hospitals graded A.

The Leapfrog safety grade is divided into two domains: Process/Structural Measures and Outcome Measures.

The Process Measures include:

? Computerized Physician Order Entry

? Bar Code Medication Administration

? ICU Physician Staffing

? Leadership Structures and Systems

? Culture Measurement, Feedback & Intervention

? Nursing Workforce

? Hand Hygiene

? Nurse Communication

? Doctor Communication

? Staff Responsiveness

? Communication about Medicines

? Discharge Information

? Foreign Object Retained

? Air Embolism

? Falls and Trauma

? CLABSI

? SSI: Colon

? C. Diff.

? Pressure Ulcer Rate

? Death Rate among Surgical Inpatients with Serious Treatable Conditions

? Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Rate

? Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate

? Perioperative PE/DVT Rate

? Postoperative Wound Dehiscence Rate

? Unrecognized Abdominopelvic Accidental Puncture/Laceration Rate

SOURCE: Leapfrog Medical Group

Lexington Choral Society celebrates 50 years of perfect harmony

Fifty years ago, 14 women in Lexington gathered to start a new singing group to bring women’s choral music to Davidson County. Fast forward to November 2022, the offspring members of that initial group are preparing for its golden anniversary performance on Dec. 3.The Lexington Choral Society began in 1971, when Jo Ann Poston Hill and Bea McCrary turned a conversation at a community pool, into a brand-new singing organization for women.“We both loved to sing, and I was amazed at how much talent there ...

Fifty years ago, 14 women in Lexington gathered to start a new singing group to bring women’s choral music to Davidson County. Fast forward to November 2022, the offspring members of that initial group are preparing for its golden anniversary performance on Dec. 3.

The Lexington Choral Society began in 1971, when Jo Ann Poston Hill and Bea McCrary turned a conversation at a community pool, into a brand-new singing organization for women.

“We both loved to sing, and I was amazed at how much talent there was in this small town. We knew there was a men’s group already, so we said, “Why don’t we start a women’s choral group?” said Hill.

The Lexington Women’s Choral Society began with three directors, Hill, Florence Green and Georgeanna Jordan, and accompanists Marge Team and Sandra Shoaf.

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The group performed for the first time in 1972 at the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs district meeting. Later that same year, the group performed at the Annual Community Candlelight Service sponsored by the Lexington Music Study Club.

The well-known annual formal concerts, the “Spring Sing” and “Welcome to December” began in 1981. Men joined the women’s group in 1984 to form the Lexington Choral Society of today. From starting with only 14 women, the group has swelled to between 40 and 60 members each season.

Hill said she is not surprised the organization has existed for this many years because the group itself has always been very accepting and encouraging.

“They are such a great group of folks, they are so enthusiastic,” said Hill. “There has never been any auditions, everyone is welcome who loves to do good music.”

Over the years, the group has performed at many local, state, and national events, including the Myrtle Beach Choral Festival-by-the-Sea, the Choral Artist Series of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC and the North Carolina Furnishings Festival in High Point.

But the hands-down highlight of the groups history was a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York in 1997. Choral society members gave two solo performances and then joined several different choirs for ensemble performance.

Cheri Murray is the remaining original member of the Lexington Choral Society who joined the group back in 1971. She said that she first joined because she loved to sing, and after 50 years, she still gets the same enjoyment out of it.

“I like a challenge,” said Murray. “We have lots of challenging pieces we have learned to do, and the friendships are marvelous; we have a wonderful time.”

She said one of her favorite memories was performing at Carnegie Hall in New York.

“It was the highlight of our organization,” said Murray.

Hill was director of the Lexington Choral Society for 35 years before handing over the conductor's baton to Phil and Melonie Rector. The couple took over the leadership and continued to direct the group for the next 10 years. In the fall of 2017, Ellen Peterson became director during his 45th-year anniversary season.

Peterson says the organization is still as relevant as it was in 1971 when the fledgling group first began.

“I think it is a great organization that has evolved and developed over 50 years,” said Peterson. “The fact that it still exists and is active in the community speaks a lot about the organization itself. It is great to be the director on its 50th anniversary, and to be only its third director in its history.”

She said the annual “Welcome to December” and “Spring Sing” concerts are still favorites in the community that people look forward to attending.

“The arts are so important in every aspect of our lives whether you realize it or not,” said Peterson. “Around Christmas, it is great that you can go hear tunes you are familiar with but also have some exposure to new and contemporary choral music. It is great to have the opportunity to present choral music to the community, and we are fortunate to have an organization that is keeping choral music alive in Davidson County.”

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Ralph Ashley was one of the first male members to join the Lexington Choral Society in 1981, and he is still a member today.

“Choral singing started in high school for me, and it has always been a hobby of mine. I have enjoyed being part of it for all these years. Some of us have been together now for almost 40 years, but we also have some younger members that have the same enjoyment I had when I was younger. It’s a great group,” said Ashley.

Jessie Lockwood is one of the newer members of the Lexington Choral Society. She and her sister have been performing with the group for the past five years. She said she joined the choral society because she wanted to be part of a group of people that shared her love for music.

“There is a sense of belonging and family,” said Lockwood. “We all share the same passion. We all love music, and it makes me happy. The fact that this group has lasted 50 years is a proven testament that music brings the community together.”

Hill said that looking back at the years of the Lexington Choral Society, she is proud that the group is still going strong.

“It’s pretty amazing,” said Hill. “It always touches my heart when I think of the hundreds of people who have come and gone and all they have contributed. Music touches so many lives and it has been wonderful that the Lexington Choral Society has been able to do that.”

The Lexington Choral Society will be performing its annual “Welcome to December!” concert on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 310 S. Main Street in Lexington.

For more information go to www.lexingtonchoralsociety.org

Fall signing day is here. A look at where Midlands athletes are headed to college

The first day of the fall signing period was Wednesday.The period will run through Nov. 16 with senior athletes from all sports except football able to sign letters of intent with their future colleges.Here is a list of Midlands players who signed — or will sign — during the period. The list will be updated throughout the day.Arden Conyers (Westwood/South Carolina)Collin Murray-Boyles (AC Flora, Wasatch Academy/South Carolina)Trinity Delaney (AC Flora/Francis Marion)MiLaysia Fulwiley (Kee...

The first day of the fall signing period was Wednesday.

The period will run through Nov. 16 with senior athletes from all sports except football able to sign letters of intent with their future colleges.

Here is a list of Midlands players who signed — or will sign — during the period. The list will be updated throughout the day.

Arden Conyers (Westwood/South Carolina)

Collin Murray-Boyles (AC Flora, Wasatch Academy/South Carolina)

Trinity Delaney (AC Flora/Francis Marion)

MiLaysia Fulwiley (Keenan/South Carolina)

Lindsay Garner (Lexington/West Georgia)

Jessica Woods (Westwood/Campbell)

Jenna Yanity (Lexington/Newberry)

Aiden Blevins (Dutch Fork/USC Union)

Cade Bouknight (Batesburg-Leesville/USC Aiken)

Logan Busenlehner (Cardinal Newman/Newberry)

Xavier Cuevas (Blythewood/Delaware State)

Wilkes Dent (Dutch Fork/USC Lancaster)

Gabe Herold (Lexington/Florence-Darlington Tech)

Tyler Floyd (Lexington/College of Charleston)

Brent Gibbs (Spring Valley/College of Charleston)

Weston Grant (River Bluff/Francis Marion)

Tyler Hodges (Dutch Fork/College of Charleston)

Landon Kahl (Dutch Fork/The Citadel)

Reese Marcum (Lexington/South Carolina)

Ty Marshall (Brookland-Cayce/Clemson)

Wyatt McPherson (River Bluff/USC Aiken)

Ian Miller (Lexington/Coker)

Walker Mitchell (River Bluff/Coastal Carolina)

Thomas Powell (River Bluff/South Carolina)

Dylan Richardson (Hammond/Coastal Carolina)

Davis Rivers (AC Flora/Wofford)

John Rollings (Blythewood/Newberry)

Kevin Samonsky (Dutch Fork/College of Charleston)

JJ Smalls (Dutch Fork/USC Lancaster)

Paul Taylor (Dutch Fork/The Citadel)

Wyatt Tucker (Spring Valley/Coker)

Camden Watts (Blythewood/Anderson)

Corbin Wright (Airport/Coker)

Sam Kolowith (Dreher/Tennessee)

Ashton Eubanks (River Bluff/Winthrop)

James Gibson (River Bluff/Erskine)

Adam Hunt (AC Flora/Illinois)

Mallory Coleman (Lexington/Erskine)

Riley Mattox (AC Flora/Lander)

Lucy Cartin (River Bluff/Presbyterian)

Alanna Colbert (River Bluff/Cornell)

Delaney Minor (AC Flora/Wofford)

Brianna Pinasco (Hammond/South Carolina)

Sarah Waller (Lexington/Newberry)

Taylor Dreher (Gilbert/Gardner-Webb)

Lauren Hardy (Blythewood/Indiana)

Ashlee Hoile (Blythewood/USC Union)

Gianna Moran (River Bluff/Georgia Gwinnett)

Madison Rogers (Lexington/USC Aiken)

Kiley Shelton (Lexington/Colgate)

I’yanna Velez (Blythewood/Emory&Henry)

Jane Koch (Dreher/South Carolina)

Darden Tate (AC Flora/Missouri)

Erin Allert (Cardinal Newman/Army)

Andrea Crawford (Lexington/Lander)

Ava Reeves (River Bluff/Anderson)

Paige Spanbauer (River Bluff/Georgia Southern)

Tanner Carson (Ben Lippen/Belmont Abbey)

Rucker Beck (Gilbert/Coker)

Azhani Tealer and Emma Grome Snag Final SEC Weekly Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Azhani Tealer was named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week and Emma Grome won the SEC Setter of the Week title for the seventh time of the season, the league office announced Monday afternoon.Kentucky swept South Carolina twice over the weekend to secure its sixth-consecutive SEC championship.Grome, a sophomore from Loveland, Ohio, had 30+ assists in both matches and guided UK to a .323 hitting percentage as Kentucky swept South Carolina twice en route to an SEC Championship....

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Azhani Tealer was named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week and Emma Grome won the SEC Setter of the Week title for the seventh time of the season, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

Kentucky swept South Carolina twice over the weekend to secure its sixth-consecutive SEC championship.

Grome, a sophomore from Loveland, Ohio, had 30+ assists in both matches and guided UK to a .323 hitting percentage as Kentucky swept South Carolina twice en route to an SEC Championship. Grome averaged 12.33 assists per set, and also contributed four digs, three aces and two blocks on the week.

Tealer, a senior middle blocker from Grand Prairie, Texas, averaged 2.50 blocks per set in the series sweep over South Carolina. In Friday’s match, Tealer set the Kentucky school record with 13 blocks, the most for a single match regardless of sets played, hit .429 to lead all UK players, and averaged a team-best 3.83 kills per set. On Saturday, her 16 kills came on just 25 swings as she hit .520 for the match that clinched the SEC Championship for Kentucky.

For the 18th time in 18 years under head coach Craig Skinner, the University of Kentucky volleyball team was selected to compete in the NCAA Volleyball Championship, as announced during the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday night.

Kentucky earned the No. 12 overall national seed and will be a host site for the first and second rounds this weekend in Memorial Coliseum in Lexington. Joining UK in Lexington will be Western Kentucky, Bowling Green and Loyola-Chicago.

All-session tickets for the NCAA Lexington Sub-Regional will go on-sale through UKathletics.com and the UK Ticket Office on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. ET. Kentucky season ticket holders will get priority when purchasing tickets Monday morning at 9 a.m. ET before general tickets go on-sale to the public Tuesday morning. The cost is $12 for reserved single-match tickets and $10 for single-match general admission tickets. Fans can purchase $18 tickets for all-session reserved seating and $15 tickets for all-session general admission seats. Tickets for UK students will be free with a valid UK ID upon entry to the Coliseum. There is a group rate (15 members+) that is $5 per person in general admission seating.

Fans are highly encouraged to buy tickets ahead of time to avoid lines when entering the arena.

SEC Volleyball Awards – Week 14

Offensive Morgahn Fingall, Tennessee
Defensive Azhani Tealer, Kentucky
Setter Emma Grome, Kentucky
Freshman Alexis Stucky, Florida

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