• A Barnwell man missing since July 28 has been located alive and well in Bamberg County.

    Anthony Lamar Odom, 38, of 207 Ammie Avenue, Barnwell, has been staying in Denmark since his disappearance, said his mother, Elizabeth Forman on Monday, Sept. 12.

    She said she was called by the Barnwell Police Department last week with the good news.

    “It feels so good to know my son is alive,” said Forman. “It is a relief and an answer to all our prayers. This has just lifted off a weight from me.”

Sports »

Following a big win over Woodland High last week, the Williston-Elko High Blue Devils showed no signs of a letdown in Friday’s region opener against Estill High.

The Blue Devils were hitting on all cylinders as they torched the visiting Gators of Estill High by a score of 55-12.

The Blue Devils did what was expected of them from the start. Behind a potent offensive attack, the team grew its lead each quarter from 20 to 28 to 33 to ultimately 43 at the end of the game.

With the win, Williston-Elko High moves to 2-2 in the standings.

Opinion »

One thing we love about our community is the willingness by many to serve and come together in times of need.

Time and time again the community has responded, whether it is to support a fundraiser for someone facing a medical emergency, unite in prayer or give money to a worthy cause.

Barnwell County is answering a call for help from the Axis I Center Food Bank.

The food bank, which serves thousands of people every year, completely ran out of food last week. All nine freezers and both pantry rooms were empty on Sept. 14.