Sheriff: Ban late-night fireworks in Lexington County

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon favors a ban on homeowners shooting fireworks after 10 p.m. daily. He offered the proposal to County Council last week as an alternative to restricting…

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New area code overlay implemented; 10-digit calling expected

A new area code overlay – area code 839 — will be implemented in May 2020 for any new numbers issued in the 803 area of South Carolina. An area…

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Panthers run over Bulldogs 33-7 in Region win

Batesburg-Leesville dominated the Silver Bluff Bulldogs Friday night by running over, through and around them. Marvin Gantt led the way with a season-high 33 carries for 145 yards and three…

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SPORTS ROUND-UP: Oct. 10-16

B-L cross-country prepares for Region meet The Batesburg-Leesville cross-country teams traveled to Fox Creek last week for their final regular season meet. They are off this week for final preparations…

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Two men gunned down inside home; shooter still at-large

Two young men are dead, and law enforcement personnel are still searching for answers – and a killer — following a brutal double murder last Friday night inside a home…

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B-L High School named a semifinalist for Palmetto’s Finest award

Batesburg-Leesville High School in Lexington County School District Three has been named as a semifinalist for the 2019-2020 Palmetto’s Finest awards. B-L High School administrators completed an application for the…

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A Hero’s Last Alarm – Fireman/Marine Paul Quattlebaum Jr.

Paul Edwin Quattlebaum Sr., a veteran of Vietnam, stood before hundreds of people who had gathered from across the Southeast and spoke with the certainty and authority of a battle-hardened…

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