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In an in-county barn-burner, the Blackville-Hilda High boys varsity basketball team outlasted Williston-Elko High 59-57 in overtime Friday night in the Hawks’ Nest.

For the Hawks, two unlikely heroes emerged to provide the late game heroics. After a jumper by Demarkiis Doe of Blue Devils tied the game at 57-57, Evan Staley took the inbound pass and dribbled through a wave of Blue Devil defenders. Staley then shoveled a pass to Marquis Walters, who scored on a baseline shot with 19 seconds left.

Opinion »

The past is in the past. It is simply impossible to change history; however, we can work to mold the future into one we want.

That’s the situation Barnwell County residents are in after the sudden closure of Southern Palmetto Hospital. The county’s only hospital and place for emergency medical care is now shut down due to financial reasons.

What does this mean for the health of our community and those of us who live here?