• Local emergency management officials and partners are keeping a watchful eye of Tropical Storm Erika but are hoping the storm will be downgraded over the coming days.

    Barnwell County’s Emergency Management Director Roger Riley said, “I think this is a precaution. We will probably get a rain event.”

    He said his office will continue to monitor. “It’s watch-and-see. We will definitely know more on Sunday.”

    Current tracking by the National Hurricane Center has Ericka moving up the middle of Florida and downgrading as the storm moves northward.

Sports »

As he huddled up his team at the conclusion of the third quarter, Williston-Elko High head coach Derek Youngblood gazed at the scoreboard.

For Youngblood and his young team, what was once a 12-7 second-quarter lead all of a sudden turned into a 33-12 deficit.

There wasn’t anything special with how Bamberg-Ehrhardt High took control of the game.

The mistake-prone Blue Devils were their own worst enemy on the night.

A defense that at times had its moments simply couldn’t stop the Red Raiders rushing attack that pounded out 374 yards.

Opinion »

When we tell people that we drive a school bus,
Many times they have sympathy for us.
It’s a job  that others don’t want to do,
That’s why our numbers are so few.
Hours before others in the school district  are awake,
We school bus drivers have a route we have to make.
Early mornings before the rising of the sun
Our buses are started and ready to run.
Now the day in the life of a school bus driver begins,
Hopefully the losses will be less than the wins.