Is opening The Root Cellar good for what ails the ‘Burg?

As I turned onto Oak Street in the downtown Batesburg business district, the first open parking spot that caught my eye was almost exactly midway between the railroad tracks at…

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Gnawing Question: Can pond owners and beavers coexist?

Deep within the heart of Lexington County, there is a quiet pond sitting just off the side of a county road. The road spans the length of the dam, which…

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Cribb honored for 40 years of service to Police Department

Barbara Cribb, Supervisor of the Dispatch and Jail Operations at the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department, was honored on Saturday, Jan. 18 for her 40 years of service with the department. A…

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Backyard citrus grove yields unlikely fruit for Midlands

The Ridge region’s love affair with peaches, the state fruit of South Carolina, has been well documented for more than a century. But in a lush backyard on a quiet…

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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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