Jobless claims in South Carolina soar for the second straight week

First-time unemployment claims in Lexington County and across South Carolina skyrocketed for the second straight week in the latest report from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. During…

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COMET suspends rural bus service to/from B-L area

The Central Midlands Transit Authority has suspended its pilot program to connect the Batesburg-Leesville area to essential services in Lexington and Columbia via the COMET bus service. Launched in January,…

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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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More than 1,400 in Lexington County file new jobless claims

More than 1,400 people in Lexington County filed for unemployment last week as businesses have closed and laid off workers during the ongoing coronavirus-inspired economic downturn. The latest numbers from…

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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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Gilbert Paint & Body to open its second location in B-L

A business with roots in Batesburg-Leesville is “coming home” to open its second location in a prime spot near the center of town. Gilbert Paint & Body, owned by Jimmy…

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Poultry Festival canceled over coronavirus impact

The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has forced the cancellation of the Batesburg-Leesville area’s largest outdoor gathering and one of the Midlands’ signature events. The 2020 South Carolina Poultry Festival…

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