Woman’s Society making a difference in our town

With its community improvement and education focus, the Woman’s Society of Batesburg-Leesville has served the twin-cities area since 1958. The organization is comprised of local professional leaders with a desire…

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Legendary butcher shop welcomes new owners

Cone’s Meat and Farm has a been a staple in the Ridge area for more than 80 years, and now the area’s premier butcher shop is under new ownership. Bobby…

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Dam to Dam 100K Relay treks lake area’s backroads

In 2017, after running a 200-mile overnight relay through the mountains, Matt Porth and Simon Froese formulated the idea for a Dam to Dam relay. The two runners realized that…

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Lady Panthers split, seemingly bound for playoffs

The Batesburg-Leesville varsity girls basketball team defeated Ninety Six last week to improve to 8-10, 3-5 in Region 2-AA. This week, the Panthers were to travel to Fox Creek on…

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Panthers drop two; playoff spot is still possible

The Batesburg-Leesville varsity boys basketball team had a tough week last week as they dropped both contests. The Panthers are now 8-12 overall and 2-6 in Region 2-AA play. This…

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Public invited to weigh in on Town Council compensation

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council is poised to give itself a pay cut at Monday’s regular monthly meeting, but before they do, the general public has a chance to speak out…

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Gilbert High student charged with making online threats

A Gilbert High School student was charged with making threats after electronically distributing a digital picture with a menacing caption, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD). The student…

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