Lexington Three School Board to meet Tuesday; agenda pending

  The 2019-2020 school year for Lexington County District Three is fast approaching, with teachers returning to work this Monday (August 12) with a week to prepare for students’ return…

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Report: Identity theft scams target DSS benefit recipients

  Clients of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) — especially some recipients of federal benefit programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance…

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Town Council to discuss possible new entrance signs

  Folks traveling through Batesburg-Leesville could see a somewhat different “Welcome” at the edge of town. The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting this Monday, August…

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Hendrix named new Assistant Town Manager in Batesburg-Leesville

  Jason “Jay” Hendrix, the current Chief of the Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department, has been named Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Batesburg-Leesville. Mr. Hendrix will succeed Seth Duncan, the…

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B-L store possibly ‘safe’ in Walgreen closing plans

  The plan announced yesterday by Walgreens to close 200 stores across the country likely will impact towns and cities with “multiple locations,” which means that the Batesburg-Leesville store could…

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County Council members propose ban on plastic grocery bags

Lexington County is weighing a ban on plastic shopping bags amid caution that the step would be largely symbolic and probably controversial. Some County Council members are promoting the idea…

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DEA: More than 4 million opioids shipped to Batesburg-Leesville

  Enough opiate-based drugs flowed legally into Lexington County over a seven-year period to supply every person in the county with 32.4 potentially addictive pills per year, according to newly-disclosed…

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