Batesburg-Leesville names veteran fireman Frye as new Fire Chief

Josh Frye has been named the Town of Batesburg-Leesville’s new Fire Chief, according to a release from Town Manager Ted Luckadoo. Frye succeeds Jay Hendrix, who recently accepted the position…

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Midlands Technical President: College is ‘here to stay’

  Dr. Ronald Rhames minced no words as he spoke Monday night before the Batesburg-Leesville Town Council: “Midlands Technical College is here to stay.” Despite sagging traditional enrollment at the…

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Interim Superintendent recommends a new attempt at school bond vote

The Lexington County Three School Board should begin work now readying a new bond referendum as soon as possible, the District’s interim superintendent argued unambiguously last week. Speaking at the…

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County OKs commission to study sales tax hike

  Lexington County leaders are moving toward trying again to add a penny to the local sales tax to pay for road improvements amid recognition the idea remains a difficult…

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New water plant aims to have regional impact

  At the time of its groundbreaking, it was described by organizers and advocates as “the largest economic investment in Saluda County history.” Last week, a new $22 million water…

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Rep. Wilson stops in Leesville for lunch, quiet conversation

  It had been a long week for U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson when his bus rolled up in front of Shealy’s Bar-B-Que last Thursday. The veteran Republican politician from just…

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Hurricane evacuee found after wandering from Batesburg care center

  A carefully-orchestrated response by local law enforcement and firefighters led to a happy ending last Friday when a visiting hurricane evacuee from North Charleston was reported missing from a…

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