Wells Fargo plans to close Leesville branch by summer

After having a presence in the Batesburg-Leesville community since 1935, Wells Fargo will close its banking branch on Railroad Avenue in the downtown Leesville business district by June, the company…

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New vacuum cleaner store opens in former gift shop

There is a new retail store in town that’s cleaning up in its first few months at its new location. Brad and Lynn Smith of the Batesburg-Leesville area operate the…

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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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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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Legendary butcher shop welcomes new owners

Cone’s Meat and Farm has a been a staple in the Ridge area for more than 80 years, and now the area’s premier butcher shop is under new ownership. Bobby…

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Chiropractor moves office to new, more central space

Integrative Chiropractic has opened its doors at 110-D West Church Street in Batesburg. Owned by William Rutherford, D.C., this office will offer citizens of the Batesburg-Leesville area another option for…

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Local company donates thermal camera to BLFD

Thanks to the generosity of one area company, the Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department has a powerful new tool in the fight to save lives. Last week, poultry producer House of Raeford…

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