Chief Oswald’s 40 years of service celebrated by family, colleagues

Members of the Batesburg-Leesville Police force paid tribute to their affable, soft-spoken leader at lunchtime Tuesday, commemorating Chief Wallace Oswald’s 40 years at the helm of his hometown police department….

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Council approves rezoning for Midlands’ first Sprint Foods store

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council narrowly passed a rezoning request at its Monday meeting that now clears the way for Sprint Foods to invest upwards of $4 million in planting its…

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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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Jeffrey Rabon Leaphart

Jeffrey Raborn Leaphart, 56, of Batesburg, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020.  A private memorial service was held.  Jeffrey was born in Columbia, son of Doretha Raborn Leaphart and the…

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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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Saluda, Edgefield Co. providers plan COVID-19 testing events

Healthcare providers and local community partners in adjacent Saluda County and nearby Edgefield County have stepped up to provide residents in their neighborhoods with free coronavirus testing later this month….

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Town Council meets Monday; accommodations made for public comments

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council will meet this Monday, May 11, with a full agenda – including the public hearing on and second reading of a rezoning ordinance that could clear…

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