Restaurateurs unite, asking Town to suspend hospitality tax

Several independent restaurateurs in the Batesburg-Leesville area have bonded together to ask the Town of Batesburg-Leesville to temporarily suspend its still-controversial hospitality tax for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak….

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There’s spiritual truth in the iron, the oven and buttermilk

So, again this week we have been safe at home? I do hope so. Last week I ventured out to the Lexington landfill to get some fresh compost for my…

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James Odell Brown

James Odell Brown, 71, of Batesburg, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020. A private family graveside service was held at Mt. Ebal Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bill Paulling and…

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Leesville distillery fires up still to make hand sanitizer for the State

Hollow Creek Distillery in the Leesville area of Lake Murray is a down-home kind of place where you can meander off the beaten path, enjoy sweet Southern hospitality and indulge…

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James M. Hall

LEESVILLE — Mr. James Maryland Hall, 83, entered into rest on Thursday, April 2, 2020. James is the father of Tara H. (Jeff) Potter; grandfather of Hayley and Grace Potter;…

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Governor orders DHEC to divulge detailed zip code reports

Public health officials have recorded seven confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the two large geographic areas covered by Batesburg-Leesville zip codes (29006 and 29070). Two cases have…

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Protective gear shortage has LexMed seeking community help

Hospitals across the country are wrestling with shortages of necessary personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and other staff as the coronavirus pandemic grows. Lexington Medical Center is no exception,…

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