October is Firewood Awareness Month, and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) and South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) are partnering to remind South Carolinians and visitors to “buy it where you burn it.”
A beloved restaurant in the Batesburg-Leesville community has officially closed its doors after 32 years. Wiz's Eatery, located at 110 Church St., served its final customers last week as owner Jim "Wiz" Wiszowaty decided it was time to retire.
Members of the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina Arts Commission announced a $20 million partnership Tuesday that will help public schools throughout the state implement arts-based learning initiatives. The methods are to help pandemic-related learning loss.
Lexington County deputies have made another arrest in a case that began earlier this month when a gang-related shooting resulted in the death of an 11-year-old girl and wounded another girl.
Lexington County deputies have arrested a Batesburg man accused of firing shots during a gang-related shooting that resulted in the death of an 11-year-old girl and wounded another girl.
Officials from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department notified the public Thursday morning that an 11-year-old girl was fatally shot inside a home near Batesburg-Leesville Wednesday night. Investigators believe was a gang-related shooting, according to LCSD.
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Memorial Day around 9:20 p.m. The incident took place in the 800 block of Rock N Creek Road in Leesville.
Members of the Richland County Ag + Art Tour Committee gathered Thursday morning at Senate's End in Columbia alongside local farmers and artists, preparing for the annual Ag + Art Tour.
Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single vehicle accident that occurred in the 400 block of Dixired Road in Leesville at about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday.
South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced Wednesday that the state would be canceling the face mask policy for public schools.
Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order late Tuesday afternoon which gives parents the power to decide whether their children should wear masks in public schools across the state. It goes into effect immediately.
Officials from Lexington County notified the public that after a vote Tuesday afternoon, county council has put a temporary stop on new, large-scale residential developments throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. "Unincorporated areas" are defined by any areas that do not fall wi…
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed as a result of a single-vehicle accident Monday around 2:45 a.m. The incident occurred at the intersection of Pine Grove Road and Fairview Road.
The 11th Circuit Solicitor's Office announced that Kyle Allen Brown, 27, pled guilty Tuesday morning to one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor - third degree. The charge carries a sentence of up to 15 years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections with mandatory sex offende…
Lexington County deputies arrested two people last month after responding to a call about someone sleeping in a truck stop parking lot.
Governor Henry McMaster updated an executive order Friday, no longer requiring masks to be worn inside government buildings or restaurants. According to the order, the change goes into effect immediately.
Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday morning that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8.
Cold weather usually increases the amount of energy used in the home. Dominion Energy provided tips Wednesday to help its customers become more energy efficient while continuing to remain comfortable this winter.
One of the most valuable parts of a car – and an item of high interest to thieves – is located under it. According to Lexington County Sheriff's Department officials, catalytic converter thefts in Lexington County have been on the rise within the past year.
Officials from Cineflix USA announced Tuesday that Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to return to South Carolina to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers in March.
Governor Henry McMaster and DHEC announced Monday that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, any South Carolina resident aged 70 and older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Underrepresented minority students in South Carolina are eligible to apply for $500,000 in scholarships to be awarded by Dominion Energy.
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individuals who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred in the 6100 block of Augusta Highway in Leesville. The incident took place shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.
Families spending more time at home and looking for activities during the pandemic has been good news for pets waiting for new homes.
It was announced Tuesday that South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has tested positive for COVID-19. His diagnosis comes days after his wife, Peggy, also tested positive.
Cancelled events, curtailed travel and limited gatherings are challenging many people this holiday season — but none more so than the elderly, especially those who are housebound or in assisted living or nursing homes.
Governor Henry McMaster spoke to South Carolinians at a press conference Wednesday, providing a COVID-19 update and announcing the plan for future distribution of COVID vaccines.
Many family gatherings will look different this holiday season, but representatives from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department are warning the public that criminals will still be looking for ways to grab some quick cash.
The impact of COVID-19 goes beyond those who have suffered directly from the virus. The pandemic has hit hard in many South Carolina families where no one tested positive.
As head football coaches at Batesburg-Leesville, both Phil Strickland and Jerry Brown led the football program to state championships.
Election day is Nov. 3, and South Carolinians will have to decide whether to reelect US Senator Lindsey Graham for a fourth term, or if the tides have changed in the Palmetto State. Graham is opposed by Democratic Senate nominee Jaime Harrison, who entered the race in May of 2019.
The usual Halloween trick-or-treating may look a bit different this year, as many parents err on the side of caution to maintain their children's safety amid the pandemic. The Center for Disease Control provided some suggestions for adults and kids to still participate in Halloween festiviti…
“Alzheimer’s is not taking a hiatus during COVID-19 and neither are we,” said Alexis Watts, Midlands director of the Alzheimer’s Association, and all over the Columbia area Saturday, people proved her right.
Midlands residents might see a few "shooting stars" this week in the night sky, due to the Orionids meteor shower caused by pieces of Halley's Comet.
Last Friday’s 34-24 road win over defending Class 2A champion Saluda helped move Gray Collegiate up in the latest SC Prep Football Media poll.
South Carolina’s teen birth rate is the 11th highest in the nation, and the numbers for Black and Hispanic teen pregnancies and for sexually transmitted infections among teens are even more alarming.
As in-person absentee voting begins Monday in South Carolina, the presidential election is getting most of the attention. However, one other federal government race and many more at state and local levels will also be on the ballot.
KZ Adams rushed for 280 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 1:51 left, to lift second-ranked Gray Collegiate to a 27-20 win over Batesburg-Leesville.