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Town Recognizes Employees 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:13:00 AM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville recently honored employees who continue to serve with distinction and perform above and beyond the call of duty. Each year the Town recognizes a series of employees to honor their performance and commitment to the Town.

On hand for the event were Mayor Lancer Shull, Council Members Olin Gambrell, Magen Hallman, and Cynthia Etheredge.

Employees recognized include:

Employee Honors

Employee of the Year – Cindy Apple (Utility Billing)

Supervisor of the Year – Judy Edwards (Administration)

Department of the Year – Batesburg-Leesville Police Dispatchers (Barbara Cribb, Wanda Hartley, Amanda Wyatt, and Sandra Jordan)

Rookie of the Year – Joshua Frye (Fire Department)

Team Player of the Year – Jeff Padgett (Fire Department)

Inspiration Award – Seth Duncan (Administration)

Fire Fighter of the Year – Jason Herbert

Fire Officer of the Year – Dustin Crapps

Service Awards

Randolph Driggers – 5 years

Deepak Harpalani – 5 years

Denise Prior – 15 years

Judy Edwards – 40 years

 

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department will select its Officer of the Year in a separate ceremony in early 2019.

More Keep B-L Clean and Proud Signs Going Up 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, December 27, 2018 3:07:00 PM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville has been busy this fall installing “Keep Batesburg-Leesville Clean and Proud” signs to remind visitors and residents to do their part to keep our community litter free.

As part of this year’s PalmettoPride grant, fifteen additional signs have been placed along secondary roadways throughout the community.

“This year we wanted to focus on installing signs in areas that have been problematic from a litter control standpoint,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager. “We are thankful for PalmettoPride’s continued help in combating litter in our community.”

The Town has been actively working with residents and civic organizations to address this issue over the last few years. In addition to new signage, standalone recycling cans and dual trash and recycling cans have been deployed throughout our historic districts, parks, and at Town Hall. Further, groups such as the Dream Catchers, Twin City Rotary, and B-L Gym have held numerous litter pickup events to help do their part.

“Keeping our community litter free, encouraging everyone to be prideful of themselves, takes all of us. Every resident, business, and visitor,” noted Mayor Lancer Shull. “I challenge every organization and resident to adopt a section of Town and organize a monthly litter pick-up program. Lift each other up and help each other out as together we ARE making a difference.”  

Since 2015, the Town has received more than $12,000 in grants from PalmettoPride to fight litter and educate the public.

Recycling Week Changing 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, December 27, 2018 3:05:00 PM

Advanced Disposal has informed town officials of a change in scheduling for recycling collection that will take effect the week of December 31st. This change will only impact recycling customers inside town limits and only shifts the week of bi-weekly pickups.

“Advanced Disposal will continue with bi-weekly pickups, but notified us that they need to shift our pickup week,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager. “From what we were provided this will help them ensure route efficiency throughout the region.”

Recycling will be picked up the week of December 24th and then again, the week of December 31st. Afterwards, recycling will continue bi-weekly, or every other week.

No trash or recycling pickups will occur on either Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Service will be delayed by one day.

Chamber Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, November 26, 2018 11:04:00 AM

The annual Chamber Christmas Parade and Town Tree Lighting will be Sunday, December 2nd starting at 5:30pm. More info below. 

Batesburg-Leesville Bike and Pedestrian Plan 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:34:00 PM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville is seeking input to improve biking and walking throughout our community. Thanks to a grant, the following map has been created to better understand biking and walking routes, and the challenges people face. Click the link below to share your route. Thanks for your support.  

Online Wikimap

 

H-Tax Advisory Panel Meeting 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:13:00 PM

Mayor Lancer Shull will host the first meeting of the H-Tax Advisory Panel on Wednesday, October 17th at Town Hall. More info below. 

CWP Class Rescheduled Due to Hurricane Michael 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:07:00 PM

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department has rescheduled the Concealed Weapon Permit Class due to Hurricane Michael.

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department has rescheduled the Concealed Weapon Permit Class in October. The classroom portion of the class has been rescheduled for on Thursday, October 25th, 2018, beginning at 6:30 PM. The range qualification time for the class has been rescheduled to the morning of Saturday, October 27th, at a specific time to be determined on October 25th.

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 October 25th, at which time the applicant will receive an application packet. 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.

The point of contact for registration or any questions associated with this event will be Chief W. Wallace Oswald or Lieutenant David W. Bouknight, at telephone number (803) 532-4408.

Coffee with a Cop 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, October 1, 2018 11:54:00 AM

On Wednesday, October 3rd from 7am-9am, officers for the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop at various locations throughout the community. Designed to be interactive conversations, officers will be available to answer questions, listen to concerns, and more. We hope you can join us. 

Important Emergency Numbers  

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:44:00 AM

Below are important numbers to remember as Hurricane Florence approaches our area. 

For emergencies, please contact the following:

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

Power Outages and Down Lines
SCE&G – 1-888-333-4465
Mid Carolina – 1-888-813-7000 (or by text: To register, text "MCEC" to 85700. After registration, just text "OUT" to 85700 to report an outage.)

Down Tree (inside town limits)
Town Hall Open – 532-4601
Town Hall Closed – 532-4408 (BLPD)

Water/Sewer Issues 
Town Hall - 532-5601 (during business hours only) 
Water Plant – 532-6410 (during business hours only)
BLPD – 532-4408 (night/weekends)

Non-Threatening Emergencies
In-town – 532-4408 (BLPD)
Lexington County – 803-785-2521
Saluda County – 864-445-2112

South Carolina’s emergency helpline is now active around the clock. Anyone with questions related to Hurricane Florence should call the Public Information Phone System at 1-866-246-0133 or visit www.scemd.org

Mayor Stresses Preparedness as Hurricane Approaches 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:14:00 AM

Mayor Lancer Shull is asking all residents and businesses of Batesburg-Leesville to take immediate steps to protect life and property as Hurricane Florence approaches.

“We have been monitoring this storm for several days, and as it approaches landfall, it’s becoming increasingly clear we will be affected by this severe storm,” said Mayor Shull.

The Mayor recommends all residents and business owners to take the following actions:

  • Secure all outdoor furniture, plants, trash/recycling cans, portable basketball goals, and other objects that may become projectiles in high winds.
  • Bring in or secure all pets and animals.
  • Stock up on essential items including food, water, medication, batteries and other supplies.
  • Plan for power outages by fueling vehicles and generators, securing cash, and charging cell phones and other essential devices/equipment. Individuals who rely upon electricity for oxygen or other medical aids should plan accordingly.  
  • Stay tuned to local radio, television, and responsible social media sites for the latest updates and information.
  • Help a neighbor prepare for the storm.

Lastly, the Mayor asks that residents and businesses help town officials by calling Town Hall to report clogged storm drains, loose debris, and other potential hazards. “We are all in this together, so please be patient with one another and we will make it through.”

Additional resources:

For more information, please contact Town Hall at (803) 532-4601.

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