Lively 5-year-old leads spirit life with cochlear implant

Gunner Norton, in all aspects, is a normal 5-year-old little boy who loves swimming, playing outside, and driving his Gator and John Deere tractor. He enjoys playing with his friends…

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DHEC: Local mask mandates are working, data suggests

As the battle against COVID-19 continues, the Batesburg-Leesville Town Council still has not officially discussed whether to enact a local face mask mandate – even as Councilmen Steve Cain and…

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Lexington Medical Center eyes nonprofit business model

Lexington Medical Center is seeking to become a nonprofit hospital, a step that its leaders say will enable it to continue providing affordable care amid a series of major challenges….

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Community rallies around infant battling cancer at St. Jude

At first, there was joy. Caylie Berry was born on December 23, 2019, to Kayla Leigh Smith and Scott Berry of the Richland Springs section of Saluda County. She was…

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Summer heat, humidity add to pandemic discomfort

Hot! That is what we have all felt the last several weeks. Of course, it is summertime in South Carolina, and it is July – at least for one more…

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Two local restaurants qualify for Palmetto Priority designation

If you have dined out in the last several weeks and have seen a “Palmetto Priority Seal,” you can dine assured that extra measures have been taken to ensure that…

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Local police warn of gift card scam spreading around town

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department (BLPD) would like all citizens to be aware of a scam reportedly circulating in the area. The scam targets individuals often in one of two ways….

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