School supply drive wraps up another successful campaign

For the past several years, Helena Burton, a 2017 graduate of Batesburg-Leesville High School, has organized from start to finish the Panther Pride School Supply Drive. She started the program…

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SPORTS ROUND-UP: Sept. 5-12, 2019

  Cross-country opens season with win The Batesburg-Leesville cross country team opened their season last week with a huge home meet with teams from South Aiken, Ninety Six, White Knoll,…

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VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS: Championship team honored

  Friday night was a wonderful evening at Batesburg-Leesville High School.  While the 2019 Panthers fell to the Newberry Bulldogs 21-20, it was great to have the 1999 Class AA…

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Panthers defeat Mid-Carolina in storm-delayed game

  The Batesburg-Leesville Panthers improved to 2-2 on the season with a 47-20 victory over Mid-Carolina Monday night, Sept. 16. The Panthers, who trailed 13-7 at halftime, scored five third…

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Interim Superintendent recommends a new attempt at school bond vote

The Lexington County Three School Board should begin work now readying a new bond referendum as soon as possible, the District’s interim superintendent argued unambiguously last week. Speaking at the…

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County OKs commission to study sales tax hike

  Lexington County leaders are moving toward trying again to add a penny to the local sales tax to pay for road improvements amid recognition the idea remains a difficult…

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New water plant aims to have regional impact

  At the time of its groundbreaking, it was described by organizers and advocates as “the largest economic investment in Saluda County history.” Last week, a new $22 million water…

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