Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:36:00 AM
Staff at Town Hall have been busy compiling a list of area businesses and their planned hours of operations and closings for the upcoming holiday season. Below please find a list of grocery stores, restaurants, and variety stores and their holiday schedule through New Year's day. A special thanks goes out to Denise Prior for making contact with all of these business owners and managers.
Monday, December 5, 2016 10:16:00 AM
The Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 19th from 2pm-7pm. If you're an eligible donor and would like to sign up, please contact Jay Hendrix at 413-7934.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:35:00 PM
Batesburg-Leesville's annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 11th. Festivities will begin at 5:30pm on the 11th. The event is being rescheduled due to expected rain.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:27:00 AM
Town officials and staff will be working over the next few days to detect leaks, intrusions, and other issues with sewer lines by smoke testing lines in the Batesburg area north of HWY 23 and west of N. Carolina Ave. The Batesburg-Leesville Utilities Department uses a non-hazardous smoke to locate breaks, uncapped lines and other issues throughout the system.
Residents are advised to please be on the lookout for service crews in the areas north of HWY 23 and west of N. Carolina Ave. in the area of Saluda Ave., Summerland Ave., Hill St., the mill village, and the Batesburg business district during the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm beginning on Thursday, December 1st and continuing until Friday, December 2nd.
If you live or work in the affected area and see smoke in your yard or home, which may indicate a break or leak of some kind, please contact Cindy Apple at Town Hall (532-4601). Crews from the utilities department, as well as others, will be in the testing areas to inspect leaks and determine the party responsible for correcting any issues found.
For more information, and to watch a video of the smoke testing process, please visit the Town’s website at www.batesburg-leeville.org.
Sewer Smoke Testing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Clh7zId2A
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:42:00 PM
Town Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday this week in observance of Thanksgiving (Nov. 24th &25th). We will reopen next Monday, November 28th at 8am.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:38:00 PM
Frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Don't pour out used cooking oil down the drain - it will ruin your pipes and cause damage to the Town's sewer system.
Lexington County has collection points across the county to collect used cooking oil - for FREE!
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:34:00 PM
The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department will be hosting a Concealed Weapon Permit Class in December.
The classroom portion of the class will take place on Thursday, December 8th beginning at 6:30 PM. The range qualification time for the class will take place on Saturday, December 10th at a specific time to be determined on December 8th.
The cost of the course will be $50.00 per applicant to cover the expenses for the class. Applicants are required to register and pay all class associated fees at the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department before December 8th, at which time the applicant will receive an information packet.
Registering for the course allows CWP instructors to prepare for instructional needs for the number of participants. Remember that there will be a limited number of seats for this course for safety.
Applicants should bring at least 50 rounds of ammunition and an appropriate secure holster for their handgun of choice for this qualification. Targets, hearing protection and eye protection will be provided.
The cost associated with actually applying for the Concealed Weapons Permit with SLED is a separate process.
This course is designed to provide the applicant with the training and materials needed to complete the application process with SLED.
Friday, September 9, 2016 9:20:00 PM
Chief Oswald Honored with
2016 Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence
in Law Enforcement
Town Police Chief William Wallace Oswald has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. The award is presented by the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee at the U. S. Attorney's Office in Columbia.
“Chief Oswald has served our community for more than 40 years. He has distinguished himself both in and out of uniform. It was a true honor to recommend Chief for this award,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager.
The Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement are given annually to recognize law enforcement officers in South Carolina whose performance demonstrates the highest ideals of excellence in law enforcement. The award, which as first given in 1983, is awarded in each of four categories: (1) city officer; (2) county officer; (3) state officer; and (4) federal officer.
In a letter of support, Mayor Rita Crapps wrote, “Chief Oswald is a quiet, humble man who seeks no recognition for doing the job he loves. His legacy will one day be his selfless service to his community and the standard of excellence he has established within his department. His caring, humility, and dedication make him the example all others in law enforcement should follow.”
Congratulations to Chief Oswald and the other three winners of this year’s award.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:01:00 AM
Town Council met Monday night for a Strategic Plan Kickoff Work Session. The two-hour session was moderated by Gregory Sprouse of Central Midlands Council of Governments, and Jeff Shacker of the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
The Town is undergoing the strategic planning process in order to better understand and work towards the goals of the community. Town Hall staff will be actively involved in the process, as well as, stakeholders, interest groups, and the public.
During the session, the presenters outlined the elements of a strategic plan and answered Council Member's questions. To close the session, the moderators asked Council for a motion and vote to adopt the process as outlined here.
The Town's intends to complete the strategic planning process by June of 2017.
Monday, August 8, 2016 5:33:00 PM
Lexington County Electronics Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event - August
Lexington County residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics and shred paper documents on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Gilbert Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
This event is being hosted by the County of Lexington Solid Waste Management Department and Keep the Midlands Beautiful.
When: Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Where: 314 Main Street, Gilbert (Gilbert Elementary School parking lot)
The following Electronics will be accepted for recycling from Lexington County residents only:
• Computers (laptops, monitors, CPU’s, keyboards)
• Printers / Copiers / scanners
• VCR and DVD Players
• Fax Machines
• Cell Phones / Telephone Systems
• Household electronics including stereo’s, Radio’s, PDA’s and Electronic Game Systems
Paper Shredding will be performed on site. Residents will be limited to 5 boxes or bags.
* Electronic Waste (computers/monitors, printers/copiers, TVs, cell phones) must be recycled and not placed in the garbage in accordance with the SC Code of Law, 48-60-05 et seq. Residents should keep electronics intact for the purpose of recycling. Electronic waste must have been generated from a residence within Lexington County for this event; commercial waste will not be accepted. Please, no refrigeration units of any kind.
For more information and future recycling dates, please visit the Lexington County Solid Waste Management website at www.lex-co.sc.gov/solidwaste or contact us at (803) 785-3340.