Council Selects Contractors 

Posted by Seth Duncan Friday, June 14, 2019 1:53:00 PM

On Monday, June 10th at their regular monthly meeting, Town Council voted to award the following contracts:

  • CDB Inc. to perform up to $30,000 in sidewalk repairs
  • Palmetto Southern with funding up to $30,000 to install an automatic entry/exit gate system at the Water Treatment Plant 

Both contracts were awarded to the lowest responsible bidder after a competitive Request for Proposal process. 

Bids received for the Sidewalk Repair/Replacement RFP include:



First Construction Mgt


WSH Construction


Larry Pittman & Associates

Calculated Total

 $  51,139.68

 $      98,716.56

 $         67,426.69

 $  51,743.25

 $                  70,176.50


Bids received for the Security Gate RFP include:

  • Palmetto Southern Inc - $28,722.29

Council authorized expenditures up to $30,000 to include 20 radio controlled opening devices and driveway repairs/modifications. 


Share your vision of the Comet! 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, June 20th for a vision session to help shape the Comet in Batesburg-Leesville. More info below. 

Garbage Rates Increasing 

Posted by Seth Duncan Saturday, June 1, 2019 3:29:00 PM

Garbage rates for customers will be increasing starting July 1st. The current rate will increase from $12.10 per month to $12.78. The increase is due to a contractual Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase and rising recycling costs. As of June, recycling costs have risen to $88.16 per ton from $54.02 last September.  


Draft Budget Released 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:37:00 PM

Batesburg-Leesville Town Council will be meeting on Thursday, May 30th at 6pm in Council Chambers to discuss and potentially take action on First Reading of an Ordinance adopting a budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. The combined budget totals $7,911,576 in both revenues and expenditures without a tax increase. The Town budget consists of a General Fund, Enterprise Fund (Water/Sewer), Hospitality Tax Fund, and Victims Assistance Fund. The budget, if adopted,would take effect July 1st. To review the full budget, please click here.  



BLPD Warns of New Scam 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, May 20, 2019 11:55:00 AM

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department has received calls from citizens regarding a new scam. According to reports, callers, of unknown origin, claim to represent the BLPD and are seeking money from victims to avoid arrest or jail.

“The scammers are pretending to work for the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department,” said Chief W. Wallace Oswald. “The folks are calling citizens and advising them they have outstanding warrants and need to pay a fine or they will be arrested.”

If you receive a call like this, please do not give any of your personal information over the phone and do not give these scammers any money. Hang up immediately and call the police department to report the incident.

“It is sad that a few unscrupulous people try to take advantage of our good-hearted citizens for financial gain,” said Chief Oswald.    

If you have any questions regarding charges or warrants call the police department directly at 803-532-4408.

Master Plan Public Drop-in 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, May 13, 2019 8:06:00 PM

The LandPlan Group will be at Town Hall to talk with members of the public to gather ideas for the Town's Master Plan. Come share your ideas from 5pm-7:30pm on Thursday, May 16th in Council Chambers. See you there. 

Goodwill to host Job Fairs in May 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:32:00 PM

Goodwill Job Connection will be hosting several job fairs in May for area companies looking to fill vacancies. The information for each is provided below. 


Kelly Miller Circus 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:43:00 PM

The circus is coming to Town!

Don't miss this one night event on Monday, May 20th. circus stars from all over the world will be in Batesburg-Leesville under the big tent for two shows - 5:30 and 8pm.

Acts to include:
Rolla Bolla, Hula Hoops, Balancing Trapeze, Russian Swing and much more.

Tickets will be available online at and at locations throughout Town soon.

Proceeds from the event benefit/support the Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce.

See you at the circus!

Town Egg Hunt Wed. Apr. 17th 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:49:00 PM

The 30th Annual Town Egg Hunt will take place on Wednesday, April 17th from 5:30pm-7pm in College Park. This year's event will include food, games, and activities for families and small children. More than 5k eggs have been prepared this year for hunters ages 0-6.

We will be kicking off the fun starting at 5:30 with the egg hunts as follows:

0-1: egg play area for pre-hunters with goody bags available while supplies last. Great for photos and fun. 
2-3: our youngest of the two hunt groups. Hunt will start at 6pm close to Midlands Tech in the park. 
4-6: our older hunt group. Hunt will start at approximately 6:10 west of the outdoor stage.

This year's sponsors include: Town of Batesburg-Leesville, B-L Chamber of Commerce, Dream Catchers, Lexington County Recreation and Aging, Batesburg Business Association, Leesville Merchants Association, KJ's IGA, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Christ Community Church, Hulon Baptist Church, and others. 

C-Blade 9-1-1 System Installed 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, March 18, 2019 12:21:00 PM

Batesburg-Leesville Police Department recently switched over to a newly installed 9-1-1 dispatch system – C-Blade. The state-of-the-art system is AT&T’s most advanced call handling system with BLPD being the first department in South Carolina to deploy the technology.

Crews from AT&T and West Corporation have spent more than a month installing the hardware and software for C-Blade. The new 9-1-1 system will enhance 9-1-1 operations and provide valuable new features for BLPD dispatchers. In addition, the 9-1-1 mapping system is more accurate and provides additional information that can be utilized during emergencies to improve officer response time.

The C-Blade 9-1-1 system replaces the department’s Life Line 100 system which had reached its end of life. The department had sought Town Council approval to upgrade to AT&T’s Viper 9-1-1 system but was presented an opportunity to jump to the latest technology by AT&T at no additional cost.

“We are grateful for all of the hard work by AT&T and West to get this new system installed and operational,” said Chief Wallace Oswald. “Randy Bryant and Mark Duncan with AT&T and Kris Adams and Dan Narvais with West were essential to ensuring a effortless transition.”

“Our dispatchers and officers now have the most advanced tools available to better serve the public and respond when emergencies strike,” noted Chief Oswald.

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