Protective gear shortage has LexMed seeking community help

Hospitals across the country are wrestling with shortages of necessary personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and other staff as the coronavirus pandemic grows. Lexington Medical Center is no exception,…

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Community rallies behind Wiz, who’s off to feed the children

Tucked in the alleyway behind Wiz’s Eatery, the activities van from Olive Branch Baptist Church sat with its side and rear doors swung open. A team of volunteers swarmed around…

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Local small businesses ready to line up for COVID-19 relief loans

Many small businesses in Batesburg-Leeville, around South Carolina and across America are approaching a crossroads as the coronavirus spreads and more shutdown orders are issued by governments trying to keep…

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State consumer agency warns against coronavirus scams

In this time of confusion and fear, savvy criminals are exploiting individuals and businesses across South Carolina and around the globe. So, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA)…

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Lexington Three School Board names new Superintendent

Dr. Drew “Ashley” Atkinson Jr., the current Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Spartanburg School District Five, has been named the next Superintendent of Lexington Three Schools. Dr. Atkinson…

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Community lines up for surprise 18th birthday parade

In this time of social distancing, with a global pandemic turning normal life upside-down, Aliyah Shealy’s family knew they could never throw a raucous surprise party to celebrate her milestone…

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Bear sightings around town inspire wonder in fearful time

A rash of bear sightings around the Batesburg-Leesville area this past week has inspired not fear but joy and wonder in a time when our community needs it most. In…

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