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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Virus exposure prompts closing of B-L Town Hall

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Hall was closed to the public earlier this week after at least two Town employees were exposed to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, which has continued to spread…

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Town Council meets Monday with no mask ordinance on agenda

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council is scheduled to meet Monday for the first time since other municipalities and counties across South Carolina have begun adopting ordinances mandating face coverings to help…

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Hundreds line up for two coronavirus testing clinics

Both driveways at Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School were bumper-to-bumper Monday morning as hundreds of local residents lined up to have a 6-inch cotton swab inserted into their nostrils. When large-scale coronavirus…

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