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Batesburg-Leesville faces epic election November 7th

Batesburg-Leesville faces epic election November 7th

Batesburg-Leesville residents are facing an epic Mayor/Council election on Tuesday, November 7. For only the second time since consolidation in 1993 has so many council seats come up for election.…

Lexington County Communications Accreditation Team seeks public comment

Lexington County Communications Accreditation Team seeks public comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will arrive on November 6 to examine all aspects of the Lexington County Communications Center’s policies and procedures, management,…

Lexington Medical Center to host free COPD event with screenings, lecture and dinner

Lexington Medical Center to host free COPD event with screenings, lecture and dinner

Learn about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)  West Columbia, S.C. – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Caused by lung damage from…

Volunteers announce local collection site for global Christmas project

Volunteers announce local collection site for global Christmas project

November 13–20: Community donates shoebox gifts for children in need BATESBURG, South Carolina—This month, several locations in the multi-county Midlands SC Area Team will serve as drop-off sites for the…

5 schools (including BLPS & BLES) & 1 district join TransformSC’s innovative network

5 schools (including BLPS & BLES) & 1 district join TransformSC’s innovative network

63 schools now working to transform education for South Carolina’s students TransformSC, an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, has accepted five new schools and one entire district…

South Carolina receives extension for becoming REAL ID compliant

South Carolina receives extension for becoming REAL ID compliant

Blythewood, SC – The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted South Carolina’s request for an implementation extension to become REAL ID compliant. This extension means South Carolina’s current,…

Lexington County’s top jailer earns national certification

Lexington County’s top jailer earns national certification

LEXINGTON, S.C. – The man who oversees the daily operations of the Lexington County Detention Center for Sheriff Jay Koon has successfully completed requirements for a national corrections certification. Maj.…

Introducing 2 candidates for Mayor of B-L

Introducing 2 candidates for Mayor of B-L

Two men, Lancer Shull and Rev. Charles Simpkins, are running for Mayor of Batesburg-Leesville in the November, 2017 election. We spoke to each about their lives so that we could…

MTC’s local B-L campus puts students on the path to success

MTC’s local B-L campus puts students on the path to success

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, when students earn an associate degree, their weekly paycheck jumps to $785. The Midlands Technical College Batesburg-Leesville Campus helps local residents get a…

Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium to host ‘Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop’

Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium to host ‘Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop’

The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop on Friday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in an effort to educate citizens on rainwater harvesting…