All three public school districts in Barnwell County will be on a 2-hour delay and Jefferson Davis Academy will be on a 1-hour dealy on Thursday, Jan. 18, according to Emergency Management Director Roger Riley.

    "While whatever snow we got will be gone, the potential for black ice, particularly on roads and bridges, will rise greatly starting tonight. All the school leadership felt it would be safer to delay the opening of schools in the morning," he said.


Sports »

The Barnwell High boys varsity basketball team was hitting on all cylinders on the road Friday night in its 67-64 region win over Allendale-Fairfax High.

The Tigers, who trailed by as much as 18 points in the contest, mounted a furious fourth quarter to narrow the score at the end.

For the Warhorses, balanced scoring was the blueprint to victory as the team had a season-high four players scoring in double figures.

Opinion »

We see the message on billboards, on television and in print. We hear it on the radio. We teach it to our kids through the DARE program. We talk about it as a general topic and most agree it’s preventable.

“It” is impaired driving and the simple steps to preventing it.

While the message of “Don’t Drink and Drive” is a year-long effort, over the holidays there is an uptick in media messages to the public to keep party-goers safe. But, like many New Year’s resolutions, keeping that in mind seems to fade as the confetti falls.