Town Council plans to take up its water options Monday

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council is scheduled to revisit its options for an alternative water source during its next scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, March 9. Among the executive session items…

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Local woman poised to celebrate 105th birthday

Could you imagine living through two world wars, 18 presidents, and the Great Depression? Minnie Clark Germain is approaching her 105th birthday next week and is still going strong. She…

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Plastic bag ban on hold in Lexington County

A bid to ban plastic bags commonly used by retailers is in limbo in Lexington County. “Nobody knows what to do about the situation right now,” County Council chairman Scott Whetstone of…

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Conviction in drive-by case sheds light on gangs in B-L

A 20-year-old Batesburg-Leesville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison last week for his role in a gang-related drive-by shooting two years ago. Following a four-day trial, Trevor Devon…

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Darkness falls on town; keep calm, pass the sunglasses

A sizable chunk of Batesburg-Leesville found itself without power for a long while Sunday. At last check, the sky was still intact. It had not fallen. You couldn’t tell it,…

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Botany Bay offers natural beauty, peek into history

On a barren and desolate beach, the remnants of many century-old trees still stand dignified in the heart of the beach. The beach, covered by shells, is the product of…

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‘Large bird strike’ causes lengthy power outages

Last Sunday morning dawned sunny and cold. Batesburg-Leesville residents were stirring, getting ready for the day showering, eating breakfast, listening to the news. Normal routine came to an abrupt end…

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