SMALL BUSINESS LOANS: A RAY OF HOPE IN COVID-19 VOID?

In this edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, our daily podcast from The Twin-City News, we talk with FRANK KNAPP JR., president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce. He discusses the opening of the filing period for coronavirus relief loans under the CARES Act and how they might impact Palmetto State entrepreneurs. 

THE WORST OF OUR NATURE: CORONAVIRUS SCAMS 

In this edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, the daily podcast from The Twin-City News, we dig deeper into the warning from State officials about coronavirus-related scams and what you can do to protect yourself from those who would exploit tragedy.

NEW SUPERINTENDENT HIRED; VIRUS COUNT GROWS AGAIN

In this edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, the Twin-City News, we announce the selection of a new Superintendent of Schools in Lexington Three Schools. We also process the gravity of the fourth straight day of more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina. 

OF BEARS & BIRTHDAYS: TWO LIGHTS IN THE DARKNESS

In this edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, the podcast from The Twin-City News, we discover two "good news" stories in Batesburg-Leesville in the midst of all the uncertainty. IVEY HATFIELD discusses how the "bear hunt," a diversion for local families, has taken off, while ALIYAH SHEALY talks about a very special birthday observance while missing most of her senior year in high school. 

LOCAL CENSUS RESPONSE STEADY EVEN IN CRISIS

In this edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, the daily podcast produced by The Twin-City News, we return to Batesburg-Leesville Town Hall for a look at how households across the area are responding to the 2020 Census - even as coronavirus grips the nation. Town Manager TED LUCKADOO speaks to the importance of Census data to the community. 

JOBLESS CLAIMS SPIKE AS VIRUS SPREADS

In this edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, the daily podcast of The Twin-City News, we here from State of South Carolina officials about a record-breaking jump in unemployment compensation claims. We also hear Gov. Henry McMaster's latest update on how shutdowns are affecting everyday life around the Palmetto State.

A TOWN RESPONDS TO COVID-19

In this edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, the daily podcast produced by THE TWIN-CITY NEWS, we step behind the locked doors of Batesburg-Leesville Town Hall to talk with Town Manager TED LUCKADOO about the Town's response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and how the public health crisis and economic downturn might affect the Town. 

THE LOCAL CHURCH & CORONAVIRUS

In this edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, we talk with Pastor Tony Lopez of the Twin-City Church of Christ. He preached a powerful sermon last Sunday to an empty church building, connecting with his congregation - and even observing the Lord's Supper - through an internet livestream as South Carolina and the world adjust to the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

BUILDING HOPE AT RS-M HIGH

In this edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, we get an overview of the new Ridge Spring-Monetta High School and RS-M Elementary in a conversation with KING LAURENCE, the newly-appointed Superintendent of the Aiken County Public Schools, at the high school ribbon-cutting and the elementary school groundbreaking.

COUNTING BATESBURG-LEESVILLE

In this premiere edition of TCN AROUND TOWN, the weekly podcast of The Twin-City News, we visit with JAY HENDRIX, Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Batesburg-Leesville. Mr. Hendrix discusses the formation of the Town's Complete Count Committee, an effort to encourage participation in the upcoming 2020 Census. 

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