Two weeks into a crisis, Census response is steady

Even with normal life disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, residents of Batesburg-Leesville are responding so far to the 2020 Census at a level outpacing the statewide response and most nearby…

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Lexington County OKs aid for sidewalk, road repairs

Damaged sections of two sidewalks and a road in Batesburg-Leesville will be fixed by fall, thanks to $35,000 in aid from Lexington County. County Council gave initial approval to the…

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Council plans emergency meeting on virus response

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council plans to use modern technology to hold an emergency called meeting TONIGHT (March 19) at 6 p.m. to discuss the municipality’s ongoing response to the coronavirus…

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Lexington County closes facilities to general public

The County of Lexington has released the following statement this afternoon, closing all County facilities to the general public in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: County offices located…

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Town Hall closed, events canceled on virus concerns

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville has closed the lobby of Town Hall, canceled one popular family event and postponed another community outreach over coronavirus-related health concerns. Town Manager Ted Luckadoo released…

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Town votes to buy finished water from Joint Municipal

After decades of drawing its water from less-than-ideal sources and flirting with diving deeper into the business of pulling and treating raw water from Lake Murray, the Town of Batesburg-Leesville…

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Critics say ‘no-kill’ stray cat policy is not working

Lexington County’s custom of returning stray cats to their former home area after spaying is under fire. Some County Council members are seeking to end that approach after complaints that the cats still…

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