Governor orders DHEC to divulge detailed zip code reports

Public health officials have recorded seven confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the two large geographic areas covered by Batesburg-Leesville zip codes (29006 and 29070). Two cases have…

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Protective gear shortage has LexMed seeking community help

Hospitals across the country are wrestling with shortages of necessary personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and other staff as the coronavirus pandemic grows. Lexington Medical Center is no exception,…

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Community rallies behind Wiz, who’s off to feed the children

Tucked in the alleyway behind Wiz’s Eatery, the activities van from Olive Branch Baptist Church sat with its side and rear doors swung open. A team of volunteers swarmed around…

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Virus now in every South Carolina county; death toll at 31

The coronavirus pandemic now has touched all 46 counties in South Carolina, as the number of confirmed cases grew by 261 new positive tests Thursday. In all, South Carolina health…

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Local small businesses ready to line up for COVID-19 relief loans

Many small businesses in Batesburg-Leeville, around South Carolina and across America are approaching a crossroads as the coronavirus spreads and more shutdown orders are issued by governments trying to keep…

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Hospital seeks creative folks to make cards for patients

Like many hospitals across the country, Lexington Medical Center has been forced to close its doors to visitors because of the dangers posed by the coronavirus outbreak. Still, the hospital…

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Jobless claims in South Carolina soar for the second straight week

First-time unemployment claims in Lexington County and across South Carolina skyrocketed for the second straight week in the latest report from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. During…

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