Battling ALS, Kim Ordile still can share a powerful message of faith

Imagine not being able to speak to your husband or talk to your children. Imagine not being able to hug your children as they head off to school every day….

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Goody’s now on course to become Gordmans this spring

  Across the front of the Goody’s clothing store in Batesburg-Leesville, two banners – one that reads STORE CLOSING SALE, the other saying AMAZON HUB – proclaim that the local…

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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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Mennonite Church breathes new life into big old building

The New Holland Mennonite Church has searched high and low for quite some time trying to find just the right building to house the thrift shop they plan to open….

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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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Independent wrestling organization crowns first champion in B-L

Pro Wrestling Union, an upstart independent professional wrestling promotion based in Lexington, crowned its first-ever heavyweight champion last Saturday night at the Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center. With a sparse crowd in…

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