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National Night Out Is Wednesday

National Night Out Is Wednesday

  In the 2016 Academy Award-winning film Zootopia, the movie’s unlikely heroine Judy Hopps bounces from her quiet, uncomplicated small-town life to a law enforcement career in a frenetic urban…

State Department of Revenue arrests Leesville businessman

State Department of Revenue arrests Leesville businessman

  COLUMBIA — South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) agents today (August 19) arrested a Leesville man on a charge of operating a retail business without a license. Keith Anthony…

Batesburg-Leesville thumps Edisto 52-0 in preseason Sportsarama

Batesburg-Leesville thumps Edisto 52-0 in preseason Sportsarama

The Batesburg-Leesville Panthers continued to build on a strong preseason with a 52-0 defeat of the Edisto Cougars at the Lexington-County Sportsarama Friday night in Gilbert. The Panthers will open…

State Attorney General files lawsuit against opioid pill distributors

State Attorney General files lawsuit against opioid pill distributors

Three companies that have shipped millions of potentially addictive opioids pills to Lexington County pharmacies are named in a lawsuit revealed Thursday (August 15) that alleges these companies knowingly shipped…

One suspect arrested, another sought in store burglary

One suspect arrested, another sought in store burglary

  One juvenile suspect has been taken into custody but a second adult suspect is still at-large in the burglary of a local convenience store. Surveillance video clearly shows the…

School Board approves first reading of tobacco policies

School Board approves first reading of tobacco policies

  Neither tobacco nor “vaping” have a place in or around school facilities or functions in the Lexington County School District Three, the School Board affirmed Tuesday night at its…

Town Council puts the brakes on signs discussion

Town Council puts the brakes on signs discussion

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council is not yet ready to welcome specific ideas for new entrance signs at the gateways to the community. The Council wants to get — and give…

Hendrix named new Assistant Town Manager in Batesburg-Leesville

Hendrix named new Assistant Town Manager in Batesburg-Leesville

  Jason “Jay” Hendrix, the current Chief of the Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department, has been named Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Batesburg-Leesville. Mr. Hendrix will succeed Seth Duncan, the…

County Council members propose ban on plastic grocery bags

County Council members propose ban on plastic grocery bags

Lexington County is weighing a ban on plastic shopping bags amid caution that the step would be largely symbolic and probably controversial. Some County Council members are promoting the idea…

Gilbert woman, teen charged with attempted murder

Gilbert woman, teen charged with attempted murder

Brandi Ann Strawderman, 20, of Gilbert was arrested and charged July 18 with attempted murder and unlawful possession of a weapon during a violent crime after a shooting on Summers…

Local man faces more drug conspiracy charges

Local man faces more drug conspiracy charges

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 1, 2019) — A 31-year-old Batesburg man arrested in May for participating in an alleged conspiracy to traffic heroin and fentanyl has been named in new…

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