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Miss Shady Lady teaches importance of trees to Montessori students

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

Trees provide many vital resources, such as fruit, shade and wood used to make a variety of products.
That's the lesson Barnwell Soil and Water Conservation commissioner Brenda Nettles, posing as Miss Shady Lady, tried to teach Montessori students at Barnwell Primary School recently. Miss Shady Lady is a character Nettles came up with to help promote the environment to students. It helped her win the title of S.C. Conservation Commissioner of the Year in 2012.


Picture books sought for children

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. To a child, a picture book could be worth a whole lot more.
That's why the Barnwell County Darnell Committee is celebrating Picture Book Month, an international literacy initiative, with a countywide campaign throughout November to obtain donated new or used picture books for pre-school aged children (newborns to age five).


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OPINION

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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