Wilson votes against latest COVID-19 relief that narrowly passes House

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-Springdale), who represents the Batesburg-Leesville area in the U.S. House of Representatives, was among 184 Republican lawmakers to vote against the latest COVID-19 relief bill – the…

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All voters may now cast absentee ballots in June primaries

Every registered voter in South Carolina is now qualified to vote absentee in the June primaries and runoff elections.  Earlier this week, Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law legislation passed…

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Council approves rezoning for Midlands’ first Sprint Foods store

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council narrowly passed a rezoning request at its Monday meeting that now clears the way for Sprint Foods to invest upwards of $4 million in planting its…

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Town Council meets Monday; accommodations made for public comments

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council will meet this Monday, May 11, with a full agenda – including the public hearing on and second reading of a rezoning ordinance that could clear…

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Voter registration deadline looms for mid-year primary elections

With all the attention focused on the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis, many voters in Lexington and Saluda counties might be forgiven for forgetting that primary elections are coming up on…

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Town Council identifies priorities for 2020-21 budget plan

With coronavirus-inspired social distancing still in place, the Batesburg-Leesville Town Council gathered for a shared meal during a Monday work session and discussed budget priorities for the next fiscal year….

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Water provider chosen by Town faces ‘unpleasing’ algae effects

The Lexington County Joint Municipal Water and Sewer Commission (JMWSC), chosen last month by Batesburg-Leesville Town Council to be the town’s future new source of drinking water, is wrestling now…

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