From the Editor: Our county’s best vote of 2022 is over, winners announced July 7

Voting is over for The Lexington County Chronicle’s first annual Top Readers Poll, Our County selects the best parts of life here in categories spanning restaurants, business and more.

Thank you to the 4,671 people who cast 52,403 votes in categories such as food, shopping, education, entertainment and more. Voting took place online at from April 18 to May 15.

The more than 300 winners are being notified now and will be announced in a special pull-out publication inserted in the Chronicle on July 7. The winners will also be prominently displayed on our website, available for people to view (and hopefully plan their visit or support) throughout the coming year.

Also on July 7, head to Blowfish Stadium to celebrate at a special winners’ night at the ballpark, open to the entire community, where winners will be recognized while the county attends a baseball game.

Winners will receive special framed plaques and door stickers for their businesses and offices, so be on the lookout for those across our county starting in July.

Thank you again to all of our readers who participated in the voting and nomination phases for the only reader-voted “best of” contest spanning all of Lexington County – from here, to here.