Walmart touts that it gave all associates COVID-19 bonuses

According to a Thursday announcement, your favorite associate at the Batesburg-Leesville likely found a few extra dollars in his or her paycheck this past month. Walmart Inc. revealed that associates…

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Local plant responds to worker worries amid order to keep producing

As President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday compelling meat plants across the country to stay open and ramp up production, a major poultry enterprise here in Batesburg-Leesville is…

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On foot, In the Air: Utility crews labor while most of us slept

Utility personnel from Dominion Energy had to hike into a remote location inaccessible by road and labored in darkness into early Tuesday morning to restore power for more than 4,000…

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Town Council votes to rezone, opens door to new food store

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council voted 5-4 Tuesday night to approve first reading of rezoning property at the corner of S.C. Highway 23 and North Carolina Avenue, opening the door to…

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Council’s rezoning delay may jeopardize Sprint Foods investment

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council pressed the pause button on a rezoning request that could have paved the way for construction of a new “next level” food-and-fuel store looking to expand…

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Restaurateurs unite, asking Town to suspend hospitality tax

Several independent restaurateurs in the Batesburg-Leesville area have bonded together to ask the Town of Batesburg-Leesville to temporarily suspend its still-controversial hospitality tax for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak….

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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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