Governor orders DHEC to divulge detailed zip code reports

Public health officials have recorded seven confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the two large geographic areas covered by Batesburg-Leesville zip codes (29006 and 29070). Two cases have…

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Herbert E. Kneece, Jr.

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — Herbert Eugene Kneece, Jr, 81, passed away April 1, 2020 after several years of declining health.  He was the son of the late Herbert Eugene Kneece Sr, and…

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Virus now in every South Carolina county; death toll at 31

The coronavirus pandemic now has touched all 46 counties in South Carolina, as the number of confirmed cases grew by 261 new positive tests Thursday. In all, South Carolina health…

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Hospital seeks creative folks to make cards for patients

Like many hospitals across the country, Lexington Medical Center has been forced to close its doors to visitors because of the dangers posed by the coronavirus outbreak. Still, the hospital…

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Jobless claims in South Carolina soar for the second straight week

First-time unemployment claims in Lexington County and across South Carolina skyrocketed for the second straight week in the latest report from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. During…

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COMET suspends rural bus service to/from B-L area

The Central Midlands Transit Authority has suspended its pilot program to connect the Batesburg-Leesville area to essential services in Lexington and Columbia via the COMET bus service. Launched in January,…

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Lake recreation areas closed under COVID-19 precautions

The effects of the continuing coronavirus crisis now have washed over the Midlands’ favorite springtime playground, Lake Murray. Dominion Energy is restricting access to its outdoor recreation facilities along the…

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