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Electricity – it’s one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It’s hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That’s why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today’s day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Cayce, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don’t let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that’s exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We’re talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses – only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Cayce.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Cayce, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won’t ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don’t need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that’s what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you’re not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you’re satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Cayce. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection

Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you’d like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week – there’s no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Cayce, SC, can’t handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation

Renovations and Remodeling

If you’re renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring

New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it’s just another day on the job. If you’re building your dream home, don’t leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Cayce. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring

Your Residential Electrician in Cayce, SC

When you own a home, there’s something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren’t fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it’s best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home’s safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home’s electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

Your Residential Electrician

Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don’t have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can’t, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the “off” position before turning it back on. If you don’t have any luck, give our office a call. We’ll send a trained residential electrician in Cayce to your home to fix the problem on-site.

Panel Breaker is Tripped

Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it “on” or “off,” they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you’re sure you didn’t hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We’ll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

Overhead Fan Stops Working

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you’re constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it’s most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you’re renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Cayce.

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home’s Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That’s why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home’s most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family’s safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home’s electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there’s a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won’t flip, it’s time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Cayce, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

Test Your GFIs

Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a “test” and a “reset” button. Hit the “test” button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit “reset” to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

Replace-Outdated-Light-Bulbs

Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don’t need checking every month, it’s a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home’s electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you’re promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Cayce

‘We’ll be back.’ AC Flora girls tennis continues to grow with another title appearance

With five championship appearances since 2012, A.C. Flora girls tennis has established itself as one of the top programs in South Carolina.That isn’t going to change despite Saturday’s outcome in the Class 4A state finals at Cayce Tennis Center. Lucy Beckham defeated the Falcons 4-2 to win its second straight title in just two years since the school opened.“They gave it all they had. We just came up short on a couple of courts, but we will be back,” Flora coach Amy Martin said.Flora will lose one ...

With five championship appearances since 2012, A.C. Flora girls tennis has established itself as one of the top programs in South Carolina.

That isn’t going to change despite Saturday’s outcome in the Class 4A state finals at Cayce Tennis Center. Lucy Beckham defeated the Falcons 4-2 to win its second straight title in just two years since the school opened.

“They gave it all they had. We just came up short on a couple of courts, but we will be back,” Flora coach Amy Martin said.

Flora will lose one senior out of the top seven players from this year’s team.

The Falcons went 20-1 this season and advanced to the championship Tuesday by defeating Greenville, which eliminated them from the playoffs last season.

“Each team that comes raises the bar each year, it seems. The depth is definitely here and we saw that in the upper state on Tuesday,” Martin said.

Flora on Saturday lost at No. 1 and No. 2 singles before the No. 1 doubles team of Karsyn Misenheimer and Lani Sturgeon won their match. The Falcons tied it at 2 after No. 4 singles Helen Miller won in straight sets.

Ava Dawson put the Bengals (16-0) back up at No. 3 singles with her win over Caroline Overdyke. Dawson injured a thumb midway through the match but stayed in and was able to rally to win in straight sets.

The Falcons needed a win at No. 5 singles to force it to No. 1 doubles and nearly got it from seventh-grader Emily Smith, who won the first set and led early in the second set. But Lila Small took the second set and won 10-5 in the third set tiebreaker to clinch the match.

“The second year feels really special because the first year, it was a big surprise,” Lucy Beckham coach Lizi Kotz said. “We were a brand new school last year and didn’t have any expectations. But the second year it was different. It was like a professional player winning that first tournament and then they try to measure up to their own expectations.

“But the girls did a great job dealing with the pressure and dealing with being the hunted.”

Results

Piper Charney (LB) def. Frances Smith; Perrin Rogers (LB) def. Siona Sturgeon; Ava Dawson (LB) def. Caroline Overdyke; Helen Miller (ACF) def. Annie Wilbourne; Lila Small (LB) def. Emily Smith. Doubles: Karsyn Misenheimer/Lani Sturgeon (ACF) def. Kayla Fergus/Grayson Rawley

Cayce councilman votes to delay indigenous person and former rival’s city appointments

In an unusual move, a Cayce councilman pushed to delay typically-routine appointments to public positions for an indigenous person and his former political rival.In a packed city chambers with about 100 people in attendance Wednesday evening, Councilman Hunter Sox called for a vote to postpone appointing a Pee Dee Indian Tribe member to the city’s museum commission. The vote also called for postponing the appointment of a former council candidate who ran against Sox earlier in the month and lost.The former council candida...

In an unusual move, a Cayce councilman pushed to delay typically-routine appointments to public positions for an indigenous person and his former political rival.

In a packed city chambers with about 100 people in attendance Wednesday evening, Councilman Hunter Sox called for a vote to postpone appointing a Pee Dee Indian Tribe member to the city’s museum commission. The vote also called for postponing the appointment of a former council candidate who ran against Sox earlier in the month and lost.

The former council candidate, Kelly Wuest, hoped to be appointed to the city’s beautification board, a group that mostly plans art projects around the city.

The council voted 3-2 to wait until January to appoint people to the volunteer positions, which don’t deal with core function of the city. Sox and councilmen Phil Carter and Tim James voted for the delay. Mayor Elise Partin and councilman James Jenkins voted against the delay.

“I don’t feel comfortable adding anyone at the moment until we as a council understand” the appointment process, said Sox, who took his seat on council earlier this month. “This is about the process not the applicants ... Both applicants have great qualifications.”

Sox questioned the whole appointment process and expressed a desire to build a bigger pool of applicants. He also said he wanted “to further think about this and make a more informed decision.”

Partin said during the contentious meeting that the process for appointing people to boards and commissions has been the same for decades. Council votes to approve or not approve appointees.

The mayor said that appointing a Pee Dee Indian Tribe member to the museum commission would add diversity.

“By not appointing these people on these committees for two months, we’re not moving forward,” Jenkins said.

After the meeting, Wuest, who attended, said she just wanted to serve and stay connected to the city of Cayce. She was disappointed that she would have to wait.

Wuest was the only applicant for the open beautification board position, according to the council’s agenda.

Marcy Hayden, a member of the state recognized Pee Dee Indian Tribe with a background in anthropology, archaeology and government affairs, was the only applicant for the museum commission listed on the council agenda. But museum chair Archie Moore said at the meeting that another applicant was on file.

The vote to delay the appointments and council’s divided position on the postponement is the latest ruckus for the Cayce City Council.

Last week, the council was told about an allegation that a now-former museum commissioner, Marion Hutson, made a racially insensitive comment on Nov. 2 about the candidates for Columbia mayor. The council, with the same members split 3-2, let Hutson keep his position.

Hutson later resigned from the museum commission. He has not commented on the allegations after multiple attempts at being contacted by The State.

The accusations didn’t stop there.

An email sent to council members that accused Hutson of making another racially insensitive comment was read aloud during Wednesday’s meeting. The email was sent by someone who said he had known Hutson for decades.

The email claimed that while campaigning for Sox in September, Hutson said the Cayce City Council had “too many colored” people in positions of responsibility. The person who sent the email was not identified during Wednesday’s meeting, but he was described as a long-time Cayce resident.

At the time of the reported remark, Sox was running against sitting council member Ann Bailey-Robinson, who is Black. Jenkins, who is also Black, is council’s longest serving member.

In a myriad of votes and discussions from the last two council sessions, members have battled over whether to have an investigation into Hutson’s comments. James originally brought up the idea Nov. 9, and it was not supported by Partin at that time. On Nov. 17, James rescinded his desire for an investigation, saying that Hutson’s resignation ended the matter. In an unexpected turn, Partin called for the investigation to see if comments such as Hutson’s were more widespread in Cayce’s government. In the end, council finally voted unanimously to have such an investigation.

Moore, the museum commission chair, spoke in defense of Hutson Wednesday, saying “In all the years that I’ve known him, I’ve never known him to say or do anything improper.”

Robinson, the former councilwoman, attended the meeting and expressed disappointment with Hutson. She said Cayce public officials “Have to represent everyone.”

Council’s next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 7.

This story was originally published November 19, 2021 7:00 AM.

SC Basketball Coaches Association releases preseason rankings, top seniors

Brookland-Cayce High School held the annual SC Basketball Coaches Association Media Day Wednesday.The event served to highlight the preseason top 10 rankings in each classification. The Association also released its list of the top seniors in each classification, as well as an Elite Player list for both girls and boys.Gregory Jackson of preseason number one Ridge View and Cam Scott of Lexington made the Elite Boys team, while University of South Carolina signee Talaysia Cooper of East Clarendon, Joyce Edwards of Camden, MiLaysi...

Brookland-Cayce High School held the annual SC Basketball Coaches Association Media Day Wednesday.

The event served to highlight the preseason top 10 rankings in each classification. The Association also released its list of the top seniors in each classification, as well as an Elite Player list for both girls and boys.

Gregory Jackson of preseason number one Ridge View and Cam Scott of Lexington made the Elite Boys team, while University of South Carolina signee Talaysia Cooper of East Clarendon, Joyce Edwards of Camden, MiLaysia Fulwiley of Class 2A preseason number one WJ Keenan and Lower Richland’s Anala Nelson were selected to the Elite girls list.

S.C. Basketball Coaches Association’s Preseason Rankings

(BOYS)

Class 5A

1. Ridge View

2. Dorman

3. Dutch Fork

4. Riverside

5. Goose Creek

6. Clover

7. Mauldin

8. Fort Dorchester

9. Conway

10. J.F. Byrnes

Top Five Seniors - Lawrence Bartee, Clover; Houston Jones, Dutch Fork; Jonah Nesmith, Carolina Forest: Jordyn Surratt, Dorman; Isaiah Williams, Blythewood

Class 4A

1. South Pointe

2. Greenville

3. Irmo

4. West Florence

5. Hartsville

6. Travelers Rest

7. North Augusta

8. AC Flora

9. Beaufort

10. Hilton Head

Top Five Seniors - Jacob Brown, Travelers Rest; Bryson Felder, Westwood; Tristan Lexander, Hartsville; Quan Peterson, South Pointe; Dylan Williams, Irmo

Class 3A

1. Orangeburg-Wilkinson

2. Keenan

3. Seneca

4. Dillon

5. Berea

6. Oceanside

7. Blue Ridge

8. Daniel

9. Lake City

10. Brookland-Cayce

Top Five Seniors - Justin Bailey, Blue Ridge; Demarco Bethea, Dillon; EJ Evett, Seneca; Jordan Simpson, Orangeburg-Wilkinson; Bobby Taylor, Daniel

Class 2A

1. Christ Church

2. Gray Collegiate

3. York Prep

4. Wade Hampton

5. Andrew Jackson

6. Landrum

7. Phillip Simmons

8. Abbeville

9. Woodland

10. Chesnee

Top Seniors - Russell Branch, Barnwell; Kory Davis, York Prep; Miles Haight, Phillip Simmons; Ca’Darrius Sowell, Andrew Jackson; Isaiah Washington, Landrum

Elite Boys

Jordan Butler, Christ Church; Noah Clowney, Dorman; Zachary Davis, Denmark-Olar; Gregory Jackson, Ridge View; Cam Scott, Lexington

(GIRLS)

Class 5A

1. Sumter

2. Rock Hill

3. JL Mann

4. Wando

5. Dorman

6. Lexington

7. Woodmont

8. West Ashley

9. Summerville

10. J.F. Byrnes

Top Five Seniors - Jasmine Grant, Summerville; Jasmine Jenkins, Cane Bay; Kristen Jenkins, West Ashley; Savannah Porter, Byrnes; Alexis Sexton, Lexington;

Dylan Silber, Wando (inj.)

Class 4A

1. Westside

2. North Augusta

3. Westwood

4. South Pointe

5. AC Flora

6. Catawba Ridge

7. Bluffton

8. Eastside

9. South Florence

10. North Myrtle Beach

Top Five Seniors - Jacob Brown, Travelers Rest; Bryson Felder, Westwood; Tristan Lexander, Hartsville; Quan Peterson, South Pointe; Dylan Williams, Irmo

Class 3A

1. Keenan

2. Orangeburg-Wilkinson

3. Camden

4. Blue Ridge

5. Southside

6. Emerald

7. Wren

8. Clinton

9. Bishop England

10. Daniel

Top Five Seniors - Justin Bailey, Blue Ridge; Demarco Bethea, Dillon; EJ Evett, Seneca; Jordan Simpson, Orangeburg-Wilkinson; Bobby Taylor, Daniel

Class 2A

1. Blacksburg

2. Christ Church

3. Silver Bluff

4. Phillip Simmons

5. Andrew Jackson

6. Gray Collegiate

7. Saluda

8. Latta

9. Marion

10. Barnwell

Russell Branch, Barnwell; Kory Davis, York Prep; Miles Haight, Phillip Simmons; Ca’Darrius Sowell, Andrew Jackson; Isaiah Washington, Landrum

Elite Players - Talaysia Cooper, East Clarendon; Joyce Edwards, Camden; MiLaysia Fulwiley, Keenan; Jada Jones, Rock Hill; McCall King, Christ Church; Anala Nelson, Lower Richland; Jessica Woods, Westwood; Shardasia Zeigler, Orangeburg-Wilkinson

This Midlands city passes a new mask mandate as COVID surges

A Midlands city has reinstated a general mask mandate for the public.In response to the recent uptick in cases of COVID-19 and at the request of Lexington Medical Center, the city of Cayce on Tuesday approved an emergency ordinance requiring residents wear masks in most public settings.Cayce is the first city in the Midlands to re-impose a public masking requirement since the recent spike in coronavirus cases. The city had a mask mandate until earlier this year, when Gov. Henry McMaster set aside local mask rules across the sta...

A Midlands city has reinstated a general mask mandate for the public.

In response to the recent uptick in cases of COVID-19 and at the request of Lexington Medical Center, the city of Cayce on Tuesday approved an emergency ordinance requiring residents wear masks in most public settings.

Cayce is the first city in the Midlands to re-impose a public masking requirement since the recent spike in coronavirus cases. The city had a mask mandate until earlier this year, when Gov. Henry McMaster set aside local mask rules across the state by executive order.

The emergency measure, which goes into effect on Friday, will require residents wear masks while inside a building open to the public — including businesses and other enclosed spaces where crowds might gather.

Anyone caught without a mask will be subject to a $25 fine. Businesses that fail to enforce the mandate or mask their employees will face a $100 fine.

The ordinance includes exceptions for those eating in a restaurant, working out in a gym or studio, or for “anyone who is unable to safely wear a face covering due to age, an underlying health condition, religious reasons, or is unable to remove the face covering without assistance,” according to a press release.

The measure specifically does not apply inside schools in the Cayce city limits. The S.C. Supreme Court recently struck down an emergency Columbia ordinance that enforced mask-wearing in schools, despite a state law prohibiting schools from enforcing mask mandates.

“With only roughly four out of every 10 people in a room in S.C. vaccinated, we are stuck in the same place we were last year, and maybe even worse,” said Mayor Elise Partin. “The hospital is pleading with us to mask up until we get more people vaccinated. Thank you for masking up and getting vaccinated to support our businesses to keep them safely open and to support our hospitals and all those who take care of us when we need them.”

In a letter to the city, Lexington Medical Center said the influx of COVID patients — 90% of whom the hospital said are unvaccinated — has imperiled its ability to continue providing medical care.

“We are overwhelmed with the latest surge of Covid-19 patients,” said the letter. “Our ICU has reached maximum capacity, to include ventilator use, on many days.”

The letter goes on to say the hospital has delayed surgical procedures to redeploy staff to cover COVID patients, making it difficult to cover emergency care. Many non-COVID patients have to wait to get critical care beds.

Lexington Medical Center asked the city to reimpose a mask mandate and encourage more people to get vaccinated against the disease.

“As a State, we have tried to rely on a strategy to trust that individuals will be responsible and make the right decision for themselves,” the letter said. “Based on current rates of vaccinations, deaths, hospitalizations, & infections, we are failing.”

The letter was signed by hospital CEO Tod Augsburger, chief medical officer Brent Powers and chief of staff Mac Nowell.

This story was originally published September 8, 2021 9:08 AM.

Billy Strings Adds 2022 Tour Dates Including Four-Night Capitol Theatre Run

Stringing The HeatSince traditional physical shows returned earlier this year, jamgrass phenom Billy Strings has traversed the country playing to the biggest crowds of his career. He'll keep the momentum going early next year with a slew of dates announced Tuesday.Strings kicks off his 2022 touring with four nights at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., on Feb. 3-6. While Strings hasn't played to a proper audience at the Cap since ...

Stringing The Heat

Since traditional physical shows returned earlier this year, jamgrass phenom Billy Strings has traversed the country playing to the biggest crowds of his career. He'll keep the momentum going early next year with a slew of dates announced Tuesday.

Strings kicks off his 2022 touring with four nights at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., on Feb. 3-6. While Strings hasn't played to a proper audience at the Cap since two sold-out January 2020 shows, when he moved 3,900 tickets and grossed $114,126, he staged his livestreamed six-night residency, "The Déjà Vu Experiment," at the theater in February.

After his Capitol run, Strings has dates booked across the southeast and Midwest, including two-night stands at Bell Auditorium in August, Ga., and Civic Auditorium in Knoxville, Tenn., and a three-night run at The Sylvee in Madison, Wis. The tour, which also includes a previously announced February play at Innings Festival in Tempe, Ariz., concludes with two nights at Cincinnati's Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center on March 11-12, which opened in July.

Of course, Strings, who won Breakthrough Artist Of The Pandemic at the Pollstar Awards in June, has plenty of touring before 2021 wraps. His upcoming plays include four nights at Atlanta's The Eastern (Dec. 9-12) and three at GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 30-Jan.1.

Strings' red-hot 2021 has included sold-out plays at McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Ore., where he sold 6,300 tickets and grossed $249,101 on Sept. 17, and at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, N.J., where he moved 4,600 tickets and grossed $181,865 on Aug. 5.

His most lucrative run of the year so far was a string of four podded shows at Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce, S.C., that grossed $435,470 in April.

“It’s a great feeling when we see someone get the momentum that Billy has,” promoter Peter Shapiro, who books the Cap, told Pollstar earlier this year for a Strings cover story. “Once you get going like he is, it usually keeps going, and it doesn’t fade. We’re gonna be doing shows with Billy forever.”

"I’m fucking excited to be out there playing music," Strings told Pollstar in the same story. "This is what I love. It’s what I was made to do. It’s my entire life, it’s my entire identity."

Find Strings' 2022 tour dates below, and for more, revisit Pollstar's April cover story about the jamgrass sensation.

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