Batesburg DMV office, others to reopen by appointment only

The Batesburg-area branch of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which has been closed since April 6, is scheduled to reopen next Monday, May 4 but serve clients…

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Governor extends COVID-19 state of emergency into May

Even as some South Carolina businesses are being allowed to open with social distancing guidelines in place, Gov. Henry McMaster extended the state of emergency Monday, issuing Executive Order 2020-29…

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Town Council votes to rezone, opens door to new food store

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council voted 5-4 Tuesday night to approve first reading of rezoning property at the corner of S.C. Highway 23 and North Carolina Avenue, opening the door to…

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Council calls meeting to revisit potential rezoning for food store

Batesburg-Leesville Town Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday night in special session to revisit rezoning of land along West Church Street and North Carolina Avenue that could be redeveloped as…

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Candidate faces GOP juggernaut as virus outbreak changes the campaign game

Challenging a deeply-entrenched legislator who has been in Washington for nearly two decades is a daunting enough task. Throw in a global pandemic that forces everyone indoors, and you have…

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Local governments use technology to ‘meet’ during pandemic

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is changing the way that local representative governments go about their normal business, as both the Batesburg-Leesville Town Council and the Lexington Three School Board plan…

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USDA unveils new COVID-19 resource guide for rural communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has produced an online coronavirus resource that can be accessed by individuals, non-profit organizations and government agencies in rural communities such as Batesburg-Leesville and the…

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