County leaders mull fee to pay for public safety center

New homes and businesses across Lexington County may help pay for a public safety center planned near Batesburg-Leesville. A countywide fee for such projects is being considered after county leaders…

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County officials question Prisma’s hospital merger

Some health care experts say that Prisma Health’s plan to acquire three Columbia-area hospitals represents a major challenge for Lexington Medical Center to continue providing medical care that is both…

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Lexington County OKs aid for sidewalk, road repairs

Damaged sections of two sidewalks and a road in Batesburg-Leesville will be fixed by fall, thanks to $35,000 in aid from Lexington County. County Council gave initial approval to the…

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Critics say ‘no-kill’ stray cat policy is not working

Lexington County’s custom of returning stray cats to their former home area after spaying is under fire. Some County Council members are seeking to end that approach after complaints that the cats still…

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Plastic bag ban on hold in Lexington County

A bid to ban plastic bags commonly used by retailers is in limbo in Lexington County. “Nobody knows what to do about the situation right now,” County Council chairman Scott Whetstone of…

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Ridgell named to County’s road tax advisory panel

Daphyne Ridgell is the second community leader from the Batesburg-Leesville area to become a member of the panel that will develop a plan for road improvements across Lexington County paid for by a new…

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Plan to limit fireworks revived in Lexington County

Lexington County leaders are taking a second look at limiting fireworks celebrations in neighborhoods. A new plan proposed to County Council last week would restrict personal use to July 4 and…

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