Adviser appointed to help shape County’s road tax plan

The panel that will develop a plan for road improvements across Lexington County – projects paid for by a penny sales tax increase – now has an experienced coach in…

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Marquee restaurant opens in Batesburg’s downtown

The downtown Batesburg district is welcoming a new restaurant to town this week. The Root Cellar, owned by Blair and Ashley Sims, is now open in what was the old…

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Is opening The Root Cellar good for what ails the ‘Burg?

As I turned onto Oak Street in the downtown Batesburg business district, the first open parking spot that caught my eye was almost exactly midway between the railroad tracks at…

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Local job opportunities open for 2020 Census count

The U.S. Census Bureau is counting on thousands of people – including folks right here in Batesburg-Leesville – to stand up, be counted and help with the count. The Census…

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No injuries reported in early morning school bus accident

No one was injured today (Thursday, Jan. 23) when a Lexington Three school bus carrying 14 students slid off the road into a ditch on Rock N Creek Road, a…

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Gnawing Question: Can pond owners and beavers coexist?

Deep within the heart of Lexington County, there is a quiet pond sitting just off the side of a county road. The road spans the length of the dam, which…

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Cribb honored for 40 years of service to Police Department

Barbara Cribb, Supervisor of the Dispatch and Jail Operations at the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department, was honored on Saturday, Jan. 18 for her 40 years of service with the department. A…

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