As virus spreads, Batesburg-Leesville prepares to respond

Coronavirus Disease 2019 is quickly spreading across the United States, and at press time, there had been cases diagnosed in 35 states (including the District of Columbia) and 22 deaths…

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‘Large bird strike’ causes lengthy power outages

Last Sunday morning dawned sunny and cold. Batesburg-Leesville residents were stirring, getting ready for the day showering, eating breakfast, listening to the news. Normal routine came to an abrupt end…

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Local resident visited China as virus quarantine issued

Flying out of Raleigh on Jan. 22 via Canada Air, Dorothy Moses of Batesburg-Leesville was on her way to Beijing, China to visit her friend Robin Carr. The two had…

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Batesburg-Leesville native honored by Forbes

Kiara Cancer, a 29-year-old native of Batesburg-Leesville, has accomplished more in her short lifetime than others ever realize in decades. Conquering obstacles, adversities, and hardships that seemed insurmountable, Miss Cancer’s…

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Couple celebrates 66 years of devotion – and ‘tolerance’

Love endures all, including time, as with Robert and Sara Addy. The two will be married 66 years on March 4. For them, it all began in the sixth grade…

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Church serves free soup to raise awareness of hunger

Wesley Chapel CME Church of Batesburg-Leesville will be hosting a Souper Bowl of Caring soup lunch in the Rose’s parking lot on U.S. 1 in Batesburg-Leesville this Saturday, Feb. 1…

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Local job opportunities open for 2020 Census count

The U.S. Census Bureau is counting on thousands of people – including folks right here in Batesburg-Leesville – to stand up, be counted and help with the count. The Census…

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