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Gilbert-area School Board plans monthly meeting

Gilbert-area School Board plans monthly meeting

The Board of Trustees for Lexington County School District One – which represents Gilbert-area schools, among others – will meet in executive session on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.,…

Congressional challengers face uphill fight in District 2

Congressional challengers face uphill fight in District 2

    In 2018, the last time Representative Joe Wilson (R-Springdale) faced opposition for his Second Congressional District seat, voters gave him a 14-percent margin of victory and a 10th…

Report: Identity theft scams target DSS benefit recipients

Report: Identity theft scams target DSS benefit recipients

  Clients of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) — especially some recipients of federal benefit programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance…

Town Council to discuss possible new entrance signs

Town Council to discuss possible new entrance signs

  Folks traveling through Batesburg-Leesville could see a somewhat different “Welcome” at the edge of town. The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting this Monday, August…

B-L store possibly ‘safe’ in Walgreen closing plans

B-L store possibly ‘safe’ in Walgreen closing plans

  The plan announced yesterday by Walgreens to close 200 stores across the country likely will impact towns and cities with “multiple locations,” which means that the Batesburg-Leesville store could…

DEA: More than 4 million opioids shipped to Batesburg-Leesville

DEA: More than 4 million opioids shipped to Batesburg-Leesville

  Enough opiate-based drugs flowed legally into Lexington County over a seven-year period to supply every person in the county with 32.4 potentially addictive pills per year, according to newly-disclosed…

Mid-Carolina Electric Co-op raises rates by 4.1 percent

Mid-Carolina Electric Co-op raises rates by 4.1 percent

  Bob Paulling, president and CEO of Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, announced during their annual meeting that over the past several months the co-op has hired an independent consultant to perform…

Filing opens for Batesburg-Leesville Town Council

Filing opens for Batesburg-Leesville Town Council

  The revolving door to the Council chambers at Batesburg-Leesville Town Hall is set to swing open again for four lucky winners. Four seats on Town Council are slated to…

Dream Catchers Drone Camp takes flight

Dream Catchers Drone Camp takes flight

    Something big is flying around town. That “something” is the Dream Catchers Drone Cmp. It began in mid-July and runs through next week, with a featured exhibition set…

DHEC: Rural areas the next frontier in HIV fight

DHEC: Rural areas the next frontier in HIV fight

  COLUMBIA, S.C. — State health officials intend to intensify efforts to eradicate HIV by 2030 with an increased emphasis on improving treatment in small towns and rural areas. The…

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