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Blackville liquor store burglarized three times

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

The Blackville Police Department is investigating a rash of burglaries at a liquor store in a one-month period.
The burglaries occurred at J&B Enterprise, located at 3378 Dexter Street next to the Exxon gas station. All took place between July 26 and August 31, according to a press release from Blackville Police Chief John Holston.

Wreck injures teens, children

First Byline: 
Laura J. McKenzie - Regional Publisher

A teen driver and three passengers in her vehicle all suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning, September 15.
Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol said Geneva Isaac, 17, of 1101 Main St., Barnwell, was traveling on Yale Road around 7:20 a.m. when she lost control of the 1998 Jeep SUV she was driving.


What is the difference between ISIS and ISIL?

Dear Editor,
In recent months I have been asked what is the difference between ISIS and ISIL? Most news agencies are using the term ISIS, and President Obama uses the term ISIL.
First from a historical standpoint, in my opinion, it is necessary to point out that America has been fighting wars with Muslims since the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During the American Revolution, the pirates attacked American ships.

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Red Raiders too much for Horses

First Byline: 
Michael Young - Sports Editor

The much-anticipated battle between unbeaten Barnwell High and Bamberg-Ehrhardt High turned into a one-sided affair Friday night at W.W.Carter Field.
The Red Raiders handed the Warhorses their first loss of the season with a convincing 32-16 win.
With the win, Bamberg-Ehrhardt High improves to 4-0. Barnwell High falls to 2-1.
Bamberg-Ehrhardt High coach Kevin Crosby said it was a big road victory for his team.
"I'm very proud of our kids. We went thought a lot of adversity this week, but that didn't stop us from playing a great game tonight," Crosby said.


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