Entrepreneur with B-L roots honored with proclamation

Kiara Cancer, a Batesburg-Leesville native, was recognized by Mayor Lancer B. Shull during a May 18 ceremony at the Town Hall. The proclamation was issued in recognition of the 30-year-old…

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Saluda food producer donates ramen to ‘healthcare heroes’

A Saluda County noodle maker is preparing to donate “thousands of cups” of its new ramen products to frontline healthcare workers involved in the fight against COVID-19. Palmetto Gourmet Foods,…

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South Carolina takes giant leap back toward ‘new normal’

South Carolina took a giant leap back toward the “new normal” late Friday afternoon as Gov. Henry McMaster announced that the statewide “Work-or-Home” order to prevent spread of the COVID-19…

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Walmart touts that it gave all associates COVID-19 bonuses

According to a Thursday announcement, your favorite associate at the Batesburg-Leesville likely found a few extra dollars in his or her paycheck this past month. Walmart Inc. revealed that associates…

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Local plant responds to worker worries amid order to keep producing

As President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday compelling meat plants across the country to stay open and ramp up production, a major poultry enterprise here in Batesburg-Leesville is…

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On foot, In the Air: Utility crews labor while most of us slept

Utility personnel from Dominion Energy had to hike into a remote location inaccessible by road and labored in darkness into early Tuesday morning to restore power for more than 4,000…

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Town Council votes to rezone, opens door to new food store

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council voted 5-4 Tuesday night to approve first reading of rezoning property at the corner of S.C. Highway 23 and North Carolina Avenue, opening the door to…

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