Battling ALS, Kim Ordile still can share a powerful message of faith

Imagine not being able to speak to your husband or talk to your children. Imagine not being able to hug your children as they head off to school every day….

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Major expansion of Lexington County jail proposed

  Lexington County needs to consider tripling the size of its jail to replace a facility that is outdated, Sheriff Jay Koon said. The expansion is needed to modernize security…

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Sheriff: Ban late-night fireworks in Lexington County

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon favors a ban on homeowners shooting fireworks after 10 p.m. daily. He offered the proposal to County Council last week as an alternative to restricting…

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Grief care available for family, colleagues of fallen firefighter

All of the firefighters at Tuesday’s funeral, those who knew Paul Quattlebaum Jr. personally and those who considered him a brother because of a shared mission, were united in their…

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National, state memorials honor fallen firefighters

Fire Engineer Paul Edwin Quattlebaum, Jr. likely will have his name added to state and national memorials honoring those who give their lives in the line of duty. Mr. Quattlebaum…

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FEEDING A NEED: Local outreach programs tackle hunger problem

  Hunger is an ongoing crisis across America as well as right here in Batesburg-Leesville. There are families in this area who depend on the local food banks for assistance…

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Traffic control plan announced for firefighter’s funeral procession

The funeral service for Lexington County Fire Service fighter Paul Quattlebaum, who died in the line of duty on Friday, is expected to be large, and the Town of Batesburg-Leesville…

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