Community rallies behind Wiz, who’s off to feed the children

Tucked in the alleyway behind Wiz’s Eatery, the activities van from Olive Branch Baptist Church sat with its side and rear doors swung open. A team of volunteers swarmed around…

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COLUMN: Ridge Spring News

My family moved to Ridge Spring in 1907 or about then. My grandfather was Dr. Peter Alexander Brunson and his wife was Adeline Keith Brunson.  They raised six children with…

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Hospital seeks creative folks to make cards for patients

Like many hospitals across the country, Lexington Medical Center has been forced to close its doors to visitors because of the dangers posed by the coronavirus outbreak. Still, the hospital…

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Lake recreation areas closed under COVID-19 precautions

The effects of the continuing coronavirus crisis now have washed over the Midlands’ favorite springtime playground, Lake Murray. Dominion Energy is restricting access to its outdoor recreation facilities along the…

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Community lines up for surprise 18th birthday parade

In this time of social distancing, with a global pandemic turning normal life upside-down, Aliyah Shealy’s family knew they could never throw a raucous surprise party to celebrate her milestone…

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COLUMN: Household items can have a spiritual meaning

So, how are you and your family doing during this quarantine time? I am about to go nuts to be honest. You know I need people around me to be…

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Bear sightings around town inspire wonder in fearful time

A rash of bear sightings around the Batesburg-Leesville area this past week has inspired not fear but joy and wonder in a time when our community needs it most. In…

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