• The sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting into two homes that sent one man to the hospital.

    Deputies and paramedics were called to 86 Hankie Road, which runs off Highway 64 near the Bamberg County line, for a shooting around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, September 2.

    “There was a shooting into a dwelling,” confirmed Barnwell County Sheriff Ed Carroll of how shots were fired from outside the home. Carroll said this is actually the second time in a week that this home has been hit by bullets.

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On Friday night in the Tigers’ Den, Allendale-Fairfax High was challenged a bit more than it was in its season opening 52-0 blowout over Baptist Hill.

Wade Hampton High also coming off an impressive 48-0 win over Bethune-Bowman High, gave Allendale-Fairfax a tussle for bragging rights of the Hwy. 278 rivalry.

The Tigers, however, had enough weapons to withstand a strong challenge from the Red Devils in a 22-8 win.

Allendale-Fairfax High coach Eddie Ford said it Wade Hampton came to play..

Opinion »

Be prepared.

It’s not only the Boy Scout motto, but it’s also a good philosophy for us all to live by.

Preparations are needed for family vacations, job interviews, moving, getting married and many others functions of life. You are probably making preparations for the long Labor Day weekend, right?

As you gather your grill, bathing suit, lawn chairs and other items for your weekend plans, you should also be making preparations of another kind.