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State Department of Revenue arrests Leesville businessman

State Department of Revenue arrests Leesville businessman

  COLUMBIA — South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) agents today (August 19) arrested a Leesville man on a charge of operating a retail business without a license.…

Batesburg-Leesville thumps Edisto 52-0 in preseason Sportsarama

Batesburg-Leesville thumps Edisto 52-0 in preseason Sportsarama

The Batesburg-Leesville Panthers continued to build on a strong preseason with a 52-0 defeat of the Edisto Cougars at the Lexington-County Sportsarama Friday night in Gilbert. The Panthers…

State Attorney General files lawsuit against opioid pill distributors

State Attorney General files lawsuit against opioid pill distributors

Three companies that have shipped millions of potentially addictive opioids pills to Lexington County pharmacies are named in a lawsuit revealed Thursday (August 15) that alleges these companies…

One suspect arrested, another sought in store burglary

One suspect arrested, another sought in store burglary

  One juvenile suspect has been taken into custody but a second adult suspect is still at-large in the burglary of a local convenience store. Surveillance video clearly…

OUR COMMUNITY

Gilbert-area School Board plans monthly meeting

Gilbert-area School Board plans monthly meeting

The Board of Trustees for Lexington County School District One – which represents Gilbert-area schools,…

Congressional challengers face uphill fight in District 2

Congressional challengers face uphill fight in District 2

    In 2018, the last time Representative Joe Wilson (R-Springdale) faced opposition for his…

Report: Identity theft scams target DSS benefit recipients

Report: Identity theft scams target DSS benefit recipients

  Clients of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) — especially some recipients…

Town Council to discuss possible new entrance signs

Town Council to discuss possible new entrance signs

  Folks traveling through Batesburg-Leesville could see a somewhat different “Welcome” at the edge of…

SPORTS & RECREATION

Batesburg-Leesville thumps Edisto 52-0 in preseason Sportsarama

Batesburg-Leesville thumps Edisto 52-0 in preseason Sportsarama

The Batesburg-Leesville Panthers continued to build on a strong preseason with a 52-0 defeat of the Edisto Cougars at the Lexington-County Sportsarama Friday night in Gilbert. The Panthers…

Batesburg-Leesville looks ahead to 2019 season; Lexington Co. Sportsarama is Friday

Batesburg-Leesville looks ahead to 2019 season; Lexington Co. Sportsarama is Friday

The Lexington County Sportsarama is scheduled for August 16 at Gilbert beginning at 6 p.m.  B-L will host Edisto in the first quarter followed by Swansea and River…

Special observances planned for Panthers’ 100th season

Special observances planned for Panthers’ 100th season

The 2019-20 school year marks the 100th year of Batesburg-Leesville High School and B-L football. With the 100th season, there are several celebrations planned throughout the season.  This…

The Panthers charge into 2019

Members of the Batesburg-Leesville High Panthers varsity football team charge onto the field at Gilbert High School for the Lexington County Sportsarama and a preseason 52-0 romp over Edisto High in the jamboree.

OBITUARIES

Robert S. Cole Jr.

Robert Cole Jr., 72, of Leesville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. A celebration of life service was held at his…

Wyman Jeffrey Barnes

LEESVILLE, S.C. — Wyman Jeffrey Barnes, of Leesville, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. A memorial service will be held at…

Larry Dale Calhoun

BATESBURG, South Carolina — Larry Dale Calhoun, Sr.  74, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the University Hospital in Augusta, GA.…

Alfred Henry Nichols

SALUDA, S.C. — Alfred Henry Nichols, retired dairy farmer, 82, passed away peacefully at home on July 26, 2019,surrounded by his…

Herman Lee Lybrand, Jr.

Herman Lee Lybrand, Jr, 66, of Batesburg, was called home Wednesday, June 27, 2018.  A Celebration of Life service will be…

POLITICS

Town Council puts the brakes on signs discussion

Town Council puts the brakes on signs discussion

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council is not yet ready to welcome specific ideas for new entrance signs at the gateways to the community. The Council wants to get…

EDUCATION

Area teachers prepared for new school year

Area teachers prepared for new school year

  Around campus at W.W. King Academy, they still call Zach Matthews by the title he has worn for years — “Coach” — even though these days,…

BUSINESS

B-L store possibly ‘safe’ in Walgreen closing plans

B-L store possibly ‘safe’ in Walgreen closing plans

  The plan announced yesterday by Walgreens to close 200 stores across the country likely will impact towns and cities with “multiple locations,” which means that the…

FAITH & VALUES

Calvary Chapel Church opens at traffic circle

Calvary Chapel Church opens at traffic circle

There is a new place of worship in the Batesburg-Leesville community. Calvary Chapel Leesville had its first services on July 14. The pastor is Danny Fryzer. Calvary…

HEALTH & SAFETY

DHEC: Rural areas the next frontier in HIV fight

DHEC: Rural areas the next frontier in HIV fight

  COLUMBIA, S.C. — State health officials intend to intensify efforts to eradicate HIV by 2030 with an increased emphasis on improving treatment in small towns and…

FOOD & DRINK

Ridge Spring Harvest Festival debuts BBQ and Bluegrass theme

Ridge Spring Harvest Festival debuts BBQ and Bluegrass theme

  The Ridge Spring Harvest Festival Committee is excited to announce a new festival theme, “Bluegrass and BBQ,” one that will bring the community together while attracting…

HOBBIES & TRAVEL

St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade road closures & detours

St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade road closures & detours

Lexington, SC (March 7, 2018) – Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the Town of Lexington community that there will be several road closures in downtown…

MILESTONES

Coast Guard Auxiliary installs 2018 Leadership Team

Coast Guard Auxiliary installs 2018 Leadership Team

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-3 Lake Murray installed its 2018 Leadership Team at its monthly meeting at Flotilla Island on January 25, 2018. The Flotilla 12-3…

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