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Arrest made in 2012 attempted murder

First Byline: 
Will Whaley - Staff Writer

A two-year-old attempted murder case has ended with an arrest.
James Person, 47, of 1105 Fountain Drive, Atlanta, Ga., was arrested on August 11 by the Barnwell Police Department and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to his arrest report.


Sales tax referendum headed to voters after council approval

First Byline: 
Will Whaley - Staff Writer

Council unanimously approved the referendum for the 1 percent local option sales tax even after public comments were made against it.
Some citizens responded with questions of why taxes needed to be raised.
James Williams, a business owner in Barnwell, said he hopes council understands the small business owners are dependent on every penny they can get.
After public comments, Chairman Freddie Houston Sr. said the tax is not isolated to one group of people.


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Many thanked for CommUNITY school event

Dear Editor,
The schools, community organizations and churches within our community, like most others, are the institutions for inspiration and incubators of change. It is because of that simple but imperative principle that the CommUNITY Coalition's Back to School Bash on Sunday, August 10, 2014 was such a success.


Weekly Sports Top Story

Warhorses try to find stride in scrimmage

First Byline: 
Michael Young - Sports Editor

The Barnwell High Warhorses battled on the gridiron Wednesday, August 13, in a three-team scrimmage at W.W. Carter Field.
The Warhorses were joined by Augusta Christian Academy and Midland Valley High. The scrimmage allowed each team to run 10 consecutive offensive plays before switching over to the defense.
The two hour session turned out to be productive for Barnwell head coach Eddie Moore and his team.
"I thought it was a very good workout," Moore said.


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