One suspect arrested, another sought in store burglary

  One juvenile suspect has been taken into custody but a second adult suspect is still at-large in the burglary of a local convenience store. Surveillance video clearly shows the…

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School Board approves first reading of tobacco policies

  Neither tobacco nor “vaping” have a place in or around school facilities or functions in the Lexington County School District Three, the School Board affirmed Tuesday night at its…

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Town Council puts the brakes on signs discussion

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council is not yet ready to welcome specific ideas for new entrance signs at the gateways to the community. The Council wants to get — and give…

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Lexington 3 School Board to consider ‘Tobacco-Free District’

  The Lexington County School District Three Board of Trustees will consider first reading of three district policies regarding tobacco use on and around Batesburg-Leesville schools during its regular monthly…

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Voters go to the polls Tuesday in Ward, Ridge Spring

  Election Day is fast approaching in two nearby municipalities, and polls will be open Tuesday, but don’t expect much suspense when the results are tallied. Mayor Patsy Asbill is…

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‘Utility player’ steps up: Interim Superintendent is fully committed

    On a side table in Dr. Stephen Hefner’s office, a large coffee table book celebrating America’s great baseball stadiums stands on a small easel. It serves as a…

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Congressional challengers face uphill fight in District 2

    In 2018, the last time Representative Joe Wilson (R-Springdale) faced opposition for his Second Congressional District seat, voters gave him a 14-percent margin of victory and a 10th…

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