Wilson votes against latest COVID-19 relief that narrowly passes House

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-Springdale), who represents the Batesburg-Leesville area in the U.S. House of Representatives, was among 184 Republican lawmakers to vote against the latest COVID-19 relief bill – the…

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Kindhearted teachers install ‘Little Library’ to help kids read

Two veteran teachers have a built a small oasis of learning that now offers kids in one Batesburg-Leesville neighborhood a most precious gift: access to books and a chance to…

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All voters may now cast absentee ballots in June primaries

Every registered voter in South Carolina is now qualified to vote absentee in the June primaries and runoff elections.  Earlier this week, Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law legislation passed…

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Saluda Co. will host three virus testing sites as S.C. cases top 8,000

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and a team of community healthcare partners will host the first of three mobile COVID-19 pop-up screening sites in Saluda…

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New assistant principal named at elementary school

Samantha Kennedy was approved by the Lexington County School District Three Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 12 to serve as the new assistant arincipal of Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School. Mrs….

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Architect to Board: School bond plan could cost about half of 2018

The next attempt to pass a bond referendum for much-needed school improvements in Lexington District Three could ask voters to approve just a bit more than half what was sought…

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Goody’s to reopen, then close as parent company files Chapter 11

Signs on the front door of the Goody’s store in Batesburg-Leesville announce that it will reopen from its coronavirus hiatus this Friday, May 15, but that reawakening will be only…

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