Press Releases & Announcements

Media Guide

A resource for members of the media and others needing information on Batesburg-Leesville 


BLPD Scam Alert (5/20/2019)

BLPD Captures Wanted Sex Offender (5/17/2019)

Duncan Graduates from Leadership Institute (4/15/2019)

C-Blade 9-1-1 Call System Installed (3/18/2019)

Town Council Members Graduate MEOI (2/6/2019)

Isaac Woodard, Jr. Historical Marker Dedication (1/30/2019)

Joey Rivers Honored (1/24/2019)

Town Graduates Two from Leadership Lexington County (1/14/2019)

Town Recognizes Employees (1/4/2019)


Recycling Week Change (12/13/2018)

More Keep B-L Clean and Proud Signs Going Up (12/14/2018)

Halloween on Main (10/18/2018)

Mayor Stresses Preparedness as Hurricane Approaches (9/12/2018)

Garbage Rates Set to Increase (6/12/2018)

Town Egg Hunt (3/6/2018)

Record Turn out for Event (3/6/2018)

Armed Robbery Suspects Wanted (1/11/2018)

BLPD to Host Free Women's Self Defense Class (1/9/2018)

Town Recognizes Employees (1/5/2018)


Chamber and Town Host Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting (12/1/2017)

Keep B-L Clean and Proud Signs Go Up (11/21/2017)

Town Prepares for Halloween on Main (10/23/2017)

Single Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Batesburg-Leesville (10/12/2017)

BLPD to Host Concealed Weapons Permit Class (9/8/2017)

Executive Order 2017-1 - Council Meeting Rescheduled (9/7/2017)

Town Council Considering Local Hospitality Tax (6/7/2017)

New Recycling Cans Deployed (5/25/2017)

Captain Goss to Retire (5/24/2017)

Police Department Phone Upgrade & Scheduled Outage (4/17/2017)

Turn-out Huge at Town Recycling Event (3/16/2017)

E-Waste Recycling, Tire Disposal & Paper Shredding Event (3/6/2017)

Charter/TWC Payment Location Changing (3/2/2017)

Town Receives PalmettoPride Grant (1/3/2017)

Town Recognizes Employees (1/3/2017)


Chief Oswald named 2016 Strom Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement Award winner (9/12/2016)

Town Seeks Residents Assistance in Combating Mosquitoes (8/23/2016)

2016 National Night Out (7/18/2016)

Council Approves Water Base Rate Increase (7/14/2016)

Drinking Water Quality Report (6/20/2016)

Town Reminds Residents of Common Ordinances (4/8/2016)

Town to Flush Water Mains Week of April 11-15 (4/3/2016)

Town to Flush Water Mains (3/29/2016)

Town Honors Employees (3/4/2016)

Town's Community Notification System Going Live, Test of System This Week (1/18/2016)


Batesburg-Leesville Honors Lexington School District 3 Board Member Stacey Derrick with Hometown Hero Award (12/23/2015)

Batesburg-Leesville Receives Water Fluoridation Quality Award (12/15/2015)

Town of Batesburg-Leesville Receives This Year's Annual Chairman's Award (11/18/2015)

Town of Batesburg-Leesville Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony for Herlong Chevrolet (10/8/2015)

Batesburg-Leesville Police Warns Against Potential Scams (10/7/2015)

Batesburg-Leesville Officials Grateful for Support During Disaster (10/5/2015)

Town of Batesburg-Leesville Receives Notification of Funding for Water Plant Project (10/5/2015)

Batesburg-Leesville Police Receive BJA Funding to Purchase Bullet Proof Vests (9/9/2015)

Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department Awarded Grant (8/28/2015)

Redesigned Utility Bills Coming in August (7/20/2015)

Town Reminds Residents of Fireworks Ordinance (6/4/15)

Batesburg-Leesville to Host Recycling & Disposal Event (5/29/15)

SCE&G's Let's Talk Workshop (5/7/15)

SCE&G's Batesburg-Leesville Business Office Closing (4/14/15)

Granite Street Water Tank Repairs Being Made (1/13/15)

Batesburg-Leesville Mayor to Lead Lexington County Municipal Association (1/2/15)


Batesburg-Leesville Staff Members Receive Annual Awards (12/18/14)

Batesburg-Leesville Town Manager Completes SC Economic Development Institute (11/21/14)

Changes Made to Yard Debris and Bulk Goods Collection Ordinance (9/12/14)

Joan Taylor Announces her Retirement as Town Manager (7/21/14)

Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department Receives Class 3 ISO Rating (6/16/14)

27 National Guard Soldiers Help Pick Up Litter in Batesburg-Leesville (5/5/14)