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1 percent sales tax on ballot with races

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

It's almost time for the Nov. 4 General Election.
Locally, there are several seats up for grabs, including the county auditor, probate judge and treasurer. There are also three Barnwell County Council seats, though District 4 is the only one with opposition as Michael Payne challenges incumbent Lowell Jowers.
There are also nine state seats on the ballot, including governor and state superintendent of education. Barnwell County voters also must select state and U.S. representatives and two U.S. senators.


Tax preparer arrested in Dept. of Revenue crackdown

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

A Williston man was arrested for allegedly assisting with the preparation of several fraudulent tax returns.
Darryl Wallace was one of four South Carolinians arrested Oct. 14 as part of a crackdown by the S.C. Department of Revenue on tax preparers who illegally benefit by filing fraudulent tax returns on behalf of clients but without their knowledge or consent," according to a press release from the S.C. Department of Revenue.


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Help is available for domestic violence victims

Dear Editor,
Family violence is a hot topic in the media right now because we were able to see it up close with our own eyes in the Rice elevator video. Those of us who hear these stories everyday are still shocked by the brutality--the inhumanity. Survivors tell me every day that the violence hurts physically, but it injures their self-respect and their dignity even more. But family violence is not new.


Weekly Sports Top Story

Lady Warhorses win thriller

First Byline: 
Michael Young - Sports Editor

The Barnwell High varsity girls came out on top in a five-set thriller at Woodland High School Sept. 18 in region volleyball play.
The Lady Warhorses came out on top in the see-saw battle with scores of 20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 16-25 and 15-13.
After losing the fourth set 16-25, the Lady Warhorses fell behind 9-5 in the fifth set.
Behind the scoring tandem of Taylor Ward and Laken Pritchard, the Lady Warhorses wrestled the momentum away from the Lady Wolverines by outscoring them 10-4 the rest of the way.


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