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Three arrested after robbery at peach farm

First Byline: 
Susan Delk - Editor

Three of the four armed robbery suspects that police were hunting Monday have been apprehended.

Antwan Lamar Hiers, 22, William Cody Creech, 19, and Larry Dennis Craddock, 19, all of Barnwell, were arrested after an armed robbery in Kline.

Barnwell County Sheriff Ed Carroll said his office was called to the Chappell Farms' worker housing camp at 47 Plum Nelly Lane, just outside of Kline around 1:50 p.m., April 14.

Carroll said the trio is being charged with armed robbery, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Pax cleanup cost in the millions

First Byline: 
David Purtell - Staff Writer

The total cleanup cost from Winter Storm Pax for county maintained roads in Barnwell County will be more than $2 million.

The estimated total cost is $2.7 million, Simon Carlyle, with Leidos, the company monitoring the debris cleanup, said during the April 8 regular county council meeting. The county could end up being on the hook for 20 percent of the cost, $555,000, if the state doesn't pick up the tab. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is paying for 80 percent of the cleanup cost.



Silver and Gold honors for our schools

The pages of this newspaper are filled with happenings around the county. The one issue that is constantly being criticized, evaluated and sometimes rewarded are the schools.
Recently, the Education Oversight Committee named 592 schools statewide as Gold or Silver winners. There are more than 1,200 public schools in the state.
Locally, Macedonia Elementary and Williston-Elko Middle schools received Silver awards while Williston-Elko High and Blackville-Hilda High received Gold awards.

Weekly Sports Top Story

Warhorse golf team defeats Williston-Elko

First Byline: 
Michael Young - Sports Editor

The Barnwell High golf team won bragging rights over Williston-Elko High April 9 in Williston.

The Warhorses fired a final round score of 178 to take first place. Williston-Elko High finished with a final round score of 185.

Williston-Elko High School coach Ronnie Neville said the team competed hard, but came up a little short on the greens.

"Obviously we wanted to win today, but that didn't happen," Neville said.

"I thought we putted well at times. We'll build on the good things and keep pushing forward."


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