Weather dampens plans for BLHS drive-in baccalaureate

The unusual circumstances surrounding the Class of 2020’s journey toward graduation continue, as plans for a “drive-in baccalaureate service” hosted by local faith leaders have been washed out. Heavy thunderstorms…

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Virus count tops 9,000 while weekly tally almost steady for seven weeks

The total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in South Carolina now has exceeded 9,000 people and the death toll now stands at 399, according to the latest report from…

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Message of hope awaits graduates at baccalaureate service

As this most unique Class of 2020 prepares to celebrate the historic 100th graduation in Batesburg-Leesville High School history, friends and family will have two opportunities Wednesday night to shine…

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Fire damages local auto repair shop, vehicles

A large contingent of local firefighters battled a Monday night blaze that destroyed part of an auto repair shop and damaged at least eight vehicles. Units from the Batesburg-Leesville Fire…

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Route 97 bus service resumes after COVID-19 shutdown

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) plans to resume its Route 97 “lifeline” bus service to and from Batesburg-Leesville this Thursday after buses were parked for two months…

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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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