Town takes over water service at industrial park

Batesburg-Leesville is spending $1 to take total charge of utility service that the Town helped extend to an industrial area for $1.8 million a few years ago. Lexington County Council agreed last…

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Adviser appointed to help shape County’s road tax plan

The panel that will develop a plan for road improvements across Lexington County – projects paid for by a penny sales tax increase – now has an experienced coach in…

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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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