Medal of Honor recipient with local roots speaks to national media

On the eve of his recognition with the Medal of Honor, Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas “Patrick” Payne went before the national press Thursday afternoon to discuss the high honor and…

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Report: Ranger with local roots to receive Medal of Honor

Sgt. Maj. Thomas “Patrick” Payne, a native of Batesburg-Leesville, is set to receive the Medal of Honor next week for his valor in a 2015 raid to rescue 70 hostages…

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Dan A. Smith

BATESBURG – Mr. Daniel “Dan” Allen Smith, 65, answered his last call on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Dan is the husband of Brenda “Sue” Heyward Smith. Dan is the brother…

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Kenneth Dupree Laws

Kenneth Dupree Laws, 84, of Leesville, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 22, at Wagener Cemetery. Mr. Laws was…

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Recycling event planned in B-L for next weekend

Next weekend, Batesburg-Leesville residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics and tires, have old papers shredded on-site and to donate household goods to be repurposed. A Recycling Drop-off Event…

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Pamela Watson

MONETTA – Pamela (Pam) Watson was born on December 29, 1948, and passed away on Monday August 17, 2020. A celebration of Pam’s life will be a graveside service held…

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Robert Snelgrove

MSGT Robert Lee Snelgrove, United States Air Force (Retired), widower of Maxine Sease Snelgrove, died August 5, 2020 at his residence. Born in Leesville on October 3, 1935, he was…

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