New auction house now taking bids in Batesburg-Leesville

  Father-and-son team Wayne and Ash Sturgeon are going once, going twice – and SOLD on the idea of being part of the business community in Batesburg-Leesville. Last week, the…

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Down country roads, bridges and waterfalls await visitors

  On the first cold day of the year, I wound my way through the South Carolina Upstate. The leaves were at their peak as the cold mountain air whipped…

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Local faith-based songwriter is making waves in Nashville

Madyson Williams is making her musical dreams come true. Over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Miss Williams returned to Batesburg-Leesville from Nashville and performed a low-key acoustic concert at…

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Local exercise groups offer options for new year

  Well, 2019 is over and 2020 is upon us. So, what resolutions have you made? Relax? Enjoy life? Eat healthier? Exercise more often? These are some of the common…

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Friends, family and community rally around Piper’s battle

    Fight like a hero! That is just what Piper Heywood is doing these days. Five-year-old Piper lives in the Batesburg-Leesville area and has three siblings. She enjoys playing…

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Christmas tree-buying season ends, but work continues for farmers

Long since have the days passed when people would wander through the woods for hours on end searching for that perfect tree to decorate their homes over the Christmas season….

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Saluda goes green for Christmastime; the Grinch takes center stage

  It can’t be Christmas without The Grinch, right? How about the Grinch being everywhere, on store windows, around every corner, and in the streets? The Grinch was certainly all…

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