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Chemical train derails in Martin, HazMat teams on scene

First Byline: 
Laura J. McKenzie, Publisher

(Martin, S.C. ) A CSX train carrying chemicals derailed in Martin around 2:40 a.m. and HazMat teams are currently working the scene near the Archroma plant, which has been evacuated.
Allendale County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steven Robinson, who is serving as the public information officer at the staging area near the scene, said they have reports of two people being injured. "They were taken first to Allendale County Hospital and then to Doctor's Hospital in Augusta."
He did not know the cause or the extent of their injuries.

Williston D29 selects superintendent finalists

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

A field of 23 applicants has been narrowed down to three women to be the next superintendent of Williston District 29.
The three finalists include Dr. Carol Lenderman, District 29's current interim superintendent who is also the director of instruction, assessment and accountability. The other two finalists, Dr. Missoura Ashe and Dr. Diane Richardson, are assistant superintendents from Georgia. Ashe and Richardson were finalists for the superintendent's job in Allendale County last year.


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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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