Sudden tropical storm likely will drench the Midlands today

The Midlands, Pee Dee and coastal regions of South Carolina will be drenched by rainfall from Tropical Storm Bertha, which formed suddenly just off the coast early Wednesday morning. UPDATE…

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DHEC will bring virus testing to Batesburg-Leesville next month

Batesburg-Leesville has been included in the next flurry of mobile coronavirus testing clinics being conducted across the Palmetto State by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)…

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Leesville man in box truck charged in violent police chase

Lexington County deputies have arrested a 22-year-old Leesville man who led authorities on a violent chase in a rented box truck Thursday night. Christopher Matthew Madden is charged with first-degree…

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Virus count tops 9,000 while weekly tally almost steady for seven weeks

The total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in South Carolina now has exceeded 9,000 people and the death toll now stands at 399, according to the latest report from…

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Fire damages local auto repair shop, vehicles

A large contingent of local firefighters battled a Monday night blaze that destroyed part of an auto repair shop and damaged at least eight vehicles. Units from the Batesburg-Leesville Fire…

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Route 97 bus service resumes after COVID-19 shutdown

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) plans to resume its Route 97 “lifeline” bus service to and from Batesburg-Leesville this Thursday after buses were parked for two months…

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Saluda Co. will host three virus testing sites as S.C. cases top 8,000

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and a team of community healthcare partners will host the first of three mobile COVID-19 pop-up screening sites in Saluda…

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