Christine Poole

LEESVILLE – Christine Miller Burgess Poole, 77, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Ridge Crest Memorial Park…

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Town Council calls work session to revisit water project

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council has scheduled a work session for tomorrow night (Monday, June 22) to revisit a familiar topic: the future of water service in the Town. The work…

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S.C. HISTORY: Gibbes became governor through bribery

Robert Gibbes began to accumulate property in South Carolina before any settlers landed at Charles Town. Born in Sandwich, England in 1644, he moved to Barbados as a young man. …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s time to fully fund the LWCF

By DALE THREATT-TAYLOR A long-awaited victory for conservation, communities and South Carolina is nearly in our grasp. For more than 55 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected…

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Denzil Patrick Ready

WEST COLUMBIA –Denzil Patrick “D.P.” Ready, 91, of West Columbia, died peacefully surrounded by his family on June 14, 2020, as a result of complications due to a fall at…

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State epidemiologist urges caution as COVID-19 hits record daily high

Five days from the first-ever large-scale COVID-19 testing in the Batesburg-Leesville area, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has reported its highest single-day case count since the…

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Sen. Shealy advocated for upcoming COVID-19 testing in B-L

Large-scale testing for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is finally coming to the Batesburg-Leesville area three months after the outbreak began to spread across the Palmetto State. Lexington Medical Center and the South…

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