Upgraded look spurs hope for new investment at industrial park

  Community leaders hope the facelift at the industrial site on the east edge of Batesburg-Leesville will pay off with more firms calling it home soon. The improvements include a new sign…

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Plan to limit fireworks in Lexington County fizzles out

A push to limit fireworks celebrations in many Lexington County neighborhoods has been snuffed out. County Council members decided that trying to settle on restrictions wasn’t worth the effort amid significant…

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Lexington County government taking new look at business fee

Lexington County leaders are taking a fresh look at assessing an annual fee on businesses in the steadily growing area. The push for the requirement comes from some County Council members who…

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Watercraft owners face change in taxes, fees

A change in tax and fee payment is arriving for watercraft owners in Lexington and Saluda counties. It won’t affect the amount of tax owed on boats but will make registration…

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Risinger ready to champion rural road fixes on penny tax panel

  Batesburg-Leesville banker Allan Risinger plans to press for attention to rural road upgrades in helping develop a plan for a penny sales tax increase in Lexington County for transportation…

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Columbia Airport declares end of the road for proposed I-26 connector

  Columbia Metropolitan Airport has shelved its bid for a new gateway off I-26, a decision that Lexington County officials say matters for residents of the western half of Lexington County…

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Major expansion of Lexington County jail proposed

  Lexington County needs to consider tripling the size of its jail to replace a facility that is outdated, Sheriff Jay Koon said. The expansion is needed to modernize security…

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