• A Barnwell woman will not face charges after shooting her son in self-defense, according to police.

    Venson Tyrone Jones, 35, was shot by his mother, 58-year-old Bettie Ann Newton, outside her house on Turner Street around noon on Saturday, Oct. 22. The shooting followed a domestic situation where he attacked 37-year-old Wanda Sherice Badger with a hammer as she sat inside her car outside Jones’ home, which is also on Turner Street, said Barnwell Police Chief Reuben Black, who called this an unusual case.

Sports »

Friday night’s football game between Allendale-Fairfax High and Barnwell High was a game fans and players had been awaiting for some time now.

After an eight-year break, the rivalry renewed at W.W. Carter field and the anticipated Region 5 showdown lived up to its billings, at least until halftime.

It was a defensive struggle throughout the first half and it appeared the contest wouldn’t be decided until the final quarter.

Instead, Barnwell High took control in the second half, scoring 21 points in an eight-minute period to run away with a 31-0 victory.

Opinion »

Even though the November 8 General Election is still a few weeks away, now is the time to do a little homework before heading to the polls.

The S.C. Election Commission provides a plethora of free information on its website, so please utilize this resource. Go to www.scvotes.org and download your personal ballot. Not only does it let you know who the candidates are for various local, state and national offices, but it also explains the 1 percent capital sales tax referendum. A copy of the referendum can also be found on page 5A of this week’s edition in a public notice.