• A possible tornado left a path of destruction around Barnwell County, particularly in the Blackville area.

    While trees and power lines were knocked down across the county on Saturday, a mobile home on Highway 3 near Pleasant Home Road was destroyed after strong winds, possibly from a tornado, lifted the home off its foundation and flipped it over a nearby parked vehicle, according to Barnwell Rural Fire Chief Jessie Elmore. The home is now just a crumpled pile of debris located several feet away from where it used to sit.

Sports »

The high school football season may have officially ended three weeks ago, but there was football played Saturday, Jan. 14 at Laney High School in Augusta, Ga.

The fourth annual Border Bowl was played at Laney High School and the contest featured several area players, coaches and cheerleaders.

In the end, it was Team South Carolina that scored a 22-20 victory to even the series between Georgia at two games apiece.

Ahead 22-20 with 1:47 left to play, Team South Carolina’s lead was in jeopardy as Team Georgia drove to its three-yard line.

Opinion »

The sudden closure of Southern Palmetto Hospital in January 2016 caused cardiac arrest in Barnwell County. Since that time, the county’s healthcare situation has stablized but still needs improving.

The news of the closure took most by surprise. It hit our small community hard because it impacted everyone in some way. Even if they did not utilize the local hospital people in Barnwell County had a sense of security knowing it was here and had been since the 1950s.