Hundreds line up for two coronavirus testing clinics

Both driveways at Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School were bumper-to-bumper Monday morning as hundreds of local residents lined up to have a 6-inch cotton swab inserted into their nostrils. When large-scale coronavirus…

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PAINT THE SKY: Local family shares fireworks tradition with community

Something that began about eight years ago, as one man’s way of giving to his community, has now become a family tradition enjoyed by many families around the Lake Murray…

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Town Councilman calls for mask ordinance as COVID cases mount

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to soar across South Carolina, dozens of county and municipal governments have enacted face mask ordinances to help curb the spread of the…

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Second coronavirus testing event in B-L listed by DHEC

As more than 600 people await the results of the first-ever public coronavirus testing event in the Batesburg-Leesville area, another pop-up testing event is on the S.C. Department of Health…

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More than 600 tested at first COVID-19 screening in B-L

More than 600 people lined up Tuesday for the first large-scale coronavirus testing event in the Batesburg-Leesville area since the global pandemic struck South Carolina more than three months ago….

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County Council dissolves penny tax commission, citing COVID-19

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 apparently has caused yet another shutdown. The Lexington County Penny Sales Tax Commission is no more. Lexington County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to disband the appointed…

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Saluda Co. Authority makes last-ditch appeal to win B-L’s water business

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council gave audience Monday night to the concerns of the Saluda County Water & Sewer Authority (SCWSA) that their best offer to sell water to Batesburg-Leesville wasn’t…

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