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Chamber and Town Host Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting 

Posted by Seth Duncan Friday, December 1, 2017 3:53:00 PM

The Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Batesburg-Leesville are proud to announce this year’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 10th starting at 5:30pm. Peace on Earth has been selected as the theme for this year’s event.

“With so much strife and conflict going on in the world,” said Chamber President Mike Taylor, “we should all strive for Peace on Earth and in our community.”

The parade will begin on Columbia Ave (HWY 1) at Bojangles and continue towards Main Street in the Leesville Historic District. From there illuminated floats, marchers, and other parade entries will make their way to College Park. The Ministerial Alliance, a group comprised of pastors from Batesburg-Leesville and the surrounding area, will serve as Grand Marshall.

Following the parade, hot chocolate, cookies, and caroling will take place in Leesville College Park. CCPAC Dance and Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School Honors Choir will perform on stage. Santa with Mrs. Claus will also be on hand for pictures.

To close the evening, Mayor Lancer Shull will light the Town Christmas Tree and lead those attending in a candle light rendition of Let There Be Peace on Earth.

“This year’s event is going to be great,” said Mayor Shull. “We are expecting a huge turnout and hope everyone will help us celebrate this holiday season.”

For more information or to participate in the parade, please contact Mike Taylor at the Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce (803) 532-4339 or mike@batesburg-leesvillechamber.org.

Keep B-L Clean and Proud Signs Go Up 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:03:00 PM

Crews have been busy placing “Keep Batesburg-Leesville Clean and Proud” signs up throughout Town in an effort to remind residents and visitors to keep our community beautiful.

As part of this year’s PalmettoPride grant, fifteen signs have been placed at Town parks and on entrance signs. Council Member Steve Cain brought the idea of installing signs to the Town Manager months ago to remind people of the importance of recycling and litter control throughout our community.

“Council Member Cain had a great idea to build on the progress made over the last three years by installing signs to promote opportunities for residents and visitors to recycle and reduce litter,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager. “In the past, we focused on putting in place the bins needed to reduce litter and make recycling more accessible, now we begin focusing on changing habits.”

Mayor Lancer Shull added, “the Town has been laying a foundation over the last few years by accessing grant funds to provide the resources we need.” He noted, “publicly and privately, efforts have been made by individuals and groups to combat litter issues and blight, and it’s beginning to work.”

The Town will continue to apply for grants and seek opportunities to encourage residents and businesses to recycle, control litter, and reduce blight.

Official Election Results 

Posted by Seth Duncan Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:53:00 AM

Lexington County met Friday, November 10th to certify the election results. Those taking the oath of office on Monday night will include:

Mayor - Lancer Shull
District 1 - Linda DeLoach
District 2 - Vacant (a Runoff will occur on Tuesday, 11/21/17 between Olin Gambrell and Tripp Williamson)
District 3 - Steve Cain
District 5 - Shirley E. Mitchell
District 6 - Jim Mitchell
District 7 - Jason Prouse
District 8 - Magen Hallman

The new Mayor and Members will join Council Member Charles Simpkins from District 4 Monday night. 

Unofficial Election Results 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:28:00 AM

These are the unofficial results for Election Day 2017. The results will be certified Thursday, November 9th. 

Mayor
Lancer Shull - 497 (winner)
Charles Simpkins - 423

District 2
Olin Gambrell - 85 (Runoff 11/21/17)
Tripp Williamson - 59 (Runoff 11/21/17)
Tom Mims - 49

District 3
Steve Cain - 60 (winner)
Gale Gibson - 53 

District 5
Shirly Mitchell - 58 (winner) 
Bob Penick - 38

District 6
Jim Mitchell - 65 (winner)
Tillman Gives - 51

District 7
Jason Prouse - 63 (winner)
Nicholas Hallman - 35

District 8 
Megan Hallman - 86 (winner)

Also joining will be Linda DeLoach in District 1, along with Charles Simpkins in District 4. 

Town Elections 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:52:00 PM

A historic election is just days away for the residents of Batesburg-Leesville. Soon voters will go to the polls and select the Town's leaders for the next two years. In any normal year, half of Town Council would be up for election. This year, however, due to a number of vacancies and retirements voters will be selecting candidates for nearly every district. A breakdown of who will be on the ballot this November is below. 

Mayor - Lancer Shull, Charles Simpkins
Council District 1  - Linda DeLoach (this race was removed from ballot by Council in September because only 1 candidate filed for the seat) 
Council District 2 - Olin Gambrell, Tom Mims, Tripp Williamson (this is a Special Election to fill a vacancy)
Council District 3 - Stephen Cain, Gale Gibson
Council District 5 - Shirley Mitchell, Bob Penick
Council District 6 - Jim Mitchell, Tillman Gives (this is a Special Election to fill a vacancy)
Council District 7 - Nicholas Hallman, Jason Prouse 
Council District 8 - Megan Hallman (this is a Special Election to fill vacancy)

Voting Locations: 
Batesburg: Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center (277 Highland Ave.)
Leesville: Old Leesville Elementary School (423 College St.)

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th with polls being open from 7am until 7pm. 

Town elections are run and manged by Lexington County Elections Commission. 

 

Notice of Special Election Town Council District 6 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:17:00 PM

NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR AN UNEXPIRED TERM

TOWN OF BATESBURG-LEESVILLE COUNCIL DISTRICT 6

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville will be holding an election on November 7, 2017 to fill an unexpired term in Council District (6).  This election is being held in conjunction with the Batesburg-Leesville General Election, in which voters will also vote for Mayor and Council Districts 2,3,5,7,8.

Filing has closed for Mayor and Council Districts 1,2,3,5,7,8.  Citizens desiring to be candidate for Council District (6) may file at the Lexington County Voter Registration and elections Office 605 West Main st, suite C, Lexington.  Filing is open12:00 noon, October 13, 2017, and remain open during regular business hours and close 12:00 noon, October 20, 2017.  In order to qualify as a candidate for office and have his or her name placed on the ballot, one must be a resident of the Town of Batesburg-Leesville, must live in District 6, be a qualified elector, and have a minimum of 5% qualified signatures on their petition of voters in district 6.

There is no filing fee; blank petition forms may be obtained from on-line at www.scvotes.org or from the Batesburg-Leesville Town Hall. Completed petitions must be filed with the Lexington County Voter Registration and Elections, 605 West Main st, suite C, Lexington by the filing close time.  

The Statement of Economic Interest and the Campaign Disclosure Forms must be completed on-line with the Ethics commission at http://ethics.sc.gov, according to the Ethics required filing time line.

This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliations shall be placed on the ballot.

For residents registered in the Batesburg precinct, voting will be at the Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center (227 Highland Avenue).   Residents registered in the Mims precinct, voting will be at the Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center, (227 Highland Ave).  For residents registered in the Leesville precinct voting will be at the Old Leesville Elementary School (423 College St). 

To register or to update voter registration for Lexington County residents, please contact the Lexington County Voter Registration office at 803-785-8361. To obtain information on absentee ballots, please contact the Lexington County Elections Office at 803-785-8361.     

The polls will be opened November 7, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. and will remain open until 7:00 p.m. without intermission or adjournment, and the poll Managers shall require that each person desiring to vote in this election be qualified to vote in this Council District. 

At 9 a.m. on Election Day, the Lexington County Election Commission will begin examination of the absentee envelopes at 605 West Main St, Suite C, Lexington, SC  29072.

On Thursday November 9, 2017, at 9 a.m. the Lexington County Board of canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast to certify and release the official election results.  This hearing will be at 605 West Main St, Suite 105, Lexington, SC  29072.   

Council Approves Strategic Plan 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3:13:00 PM

On Monday, September 18th, Council approved its first strategic plan. A culmination of a year's worth of work and effort, the plan provides a blue print for the future of Batesburg-Leesville. This document will serve as the vision and direction for the Town in the years to come. 

Click here to read the plan.

Trash Service Changes for Week of 9/11 

Posted by Seth Duncan Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:58:00 PM

Trash services have been canceled for Monday and Tuesday. Please do not place your trash cans on the curb until your rescheduled day. Trash services will resume on Wednesday on the following schedule.

Wednesday service will be for Monday’s route

Thursday service will be for Tuesday’s route

Friday service will be for Wednesday’s route; and

Saturday service will be for Thursday’s route.

Town Hall Closed 

Posted by Seth Duncan Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:56:00 PM

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, September 11th due to deteriorating weather conditions tomorrow with the approach of Hurricane Irma. We will reopen at 8am Tuesday morning. Town council meeting schedule for tomorrow night, has been canceled and rescheduled for Monday, September 18th at 7pm in Council Chambers.

Thank you and stay safe. 

BLPD to Host Concealed Weapons Permit Class  

Posted by Seth Duncan Friday, September 8, 2017 11:35:00 AM

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department will be hosting a Concealed Weapon Permit Class in September.

The course consists of two sessions and participants must attend both to complete the program. The first session, the classroom portion, will take place on Thursday, September 28th, 2017, beginning at 6:30 PM at the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department.  The session will last 4-5 hours.

The second session will be held at the BLPD Firing Range on Saturday, September 30th at a time to be announced at the end of the classroom session. Participants should be prepared to bring at least 50 rounds of ammunition and an appropriate secure holster for their handgun of choice for the range qualification. Targets, hearing protection and eye protection will be provided.

The cost of the course is $50.00. Applicants are required to register and pay fees at the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department before September 28th.

The cost associated with and process of applying for the Concealed Weapons Permit with SLED is separate. This course is designed to provide the applicant with the training and materials needed to complete the application process through SLED.

 

For more information, please contact BLPD at (803) 532-4408. 

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