Entrepreneur with B-L roots honored with proclamation

Kiara Cancer, a Batesburg-Leesville native, was recognized by Mayor Lancer B. Shull during a May 18 ceremony at the Town Hall. The proclamation was issued in recognition of the 30-year-old…

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County Library still closed but refines patron service in COVID-19

Lexington County Public Library remains temporarily closed to the public as the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 are still being felt across South Carolina. Still, the library and its…

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COLUMN: Look for the strawberry in every situation

So, we continue in this semi-quarantine? And for how much longer?  I hope you are being very selective as to where you are going and with whom you are going! How…

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Kindhearted teachers install ‘Little Library’ to help kids read

Two veteran teachers have a built a small oasis of learning that now offers kids in one Batesburg-Leesville neighborhood a most precious gift: access to books and a chance to…

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COLUMN: How do we honor our Moms during this special week?

Oh, what a grand day we had on Sunday, Mother’s Day! It seemed strange to celebrate it without sharing the weekend with the Poultry Festival. It was also Parker’s 11th…

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Mama was a fighter, and so is her baby boy when the fight is right

Like so many sons on this Mother’s Day, I awoke keenly aware of the absence of the first woman I ever loved. I rolled out of bed today thinking about…

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COLUMN: Measuring words and actions, and leaning on God

Well, another week into this new lifestyle. At least we are allowed a little bit more freedom but must be careful.  I hope you are practicing social distancing. My little…

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