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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Lexington County has state’s fourth-highest COVID-19 tally

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in South Carolina continues to grow by more than 100 cases every day, and Lexington County now has the fourth-highest overall count among…

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Lexington Three to keep Panther Prowl tradition alive

Even with schools closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year and the need for social distancing in the age of COVID-19, the Batesburg-Leesville High School Class of 2020…

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Like masks and gloves, with faith we can ‘filter out’ life’s bad stuff

Here we continue in this quarantine for a few more days. Not sure how long but let’s make the best of every day.  I heard a guy say, “This can…

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New outreach aims to feed seniors during virus shutdown

Around 100 bags of food were distributed to senior citizens in the Batesburg-Leesville area Monday morning as part of a new outreach aimed at the elderly during the novel coronavirus…

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High School League lets schools get competitive on Twitter

Schools are closed and spring sports are canceled across the Palmetto State, but the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) has gotten creative to foster friendly school vs. school competition….

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Air National Guard plans aerial salute to healthcare workers

Fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base near Hopkins will salute the state’s medical professionals and first responders Monday…

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