• The next steps in turning a referendum into reality were taken Nov. 14 by the Barnwell County Council.

    The 1 percent capital sales tax referendum was approved Nov. 8 by voters in Barnwell County.

    Michael Kozlarek, an attorney who has been helping guide the county and municipalities through the process, said the next step “requires this body to adopt a resolution declaring those results.”

Sports »

For head coach Derek Youngblood Friday’s second round playoff game against Hunter-Kinard-Tyler was a bit of a role reversal for his team in the first half.

In the teams’ first meeting this season, Williston-Elko cruised past Hunter-Kinard-Tyler in a 55-20 win.

However, in the rematch, the Blue Devils’ offense was mired in futility in the first half with fumbles, dropped passes and blown assignments.

Trailing 8-6 at halftime, Williston-Elko High finally got its act together in the second half and rolled to a 44-8 victory.

Opinion »

Now that we all have counted our blessings while enjoying a little turkey, football and family time, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit.

Can you believe Christmas is less than one month away?

There is so much to do before then, including decorating, planning family gatherings, attending various functions and buying presents for our loved ones. This season can be stressful, but we hope everyone takes a moment to truly enjoy this time of year.