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Search yields drugs, arrest

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

Drugs were seized from a Canna Street home last week after officers executed a search warrant.
Captain Wayne Martin with the Barnwell Police Department said his department searched the Barnwell home for illegal narcotics last Wednesday, August 20, around 6:30 p.m. "We did seize some narcotics," he said.

GU, D19 may partner to create senior center

First Byline: 
Laura J. McKenzie - Regional Publisher

The former Blackville Country Club is being considered to become a satellite senior center under Generations Unlimited with upgrades possibly funded through the Lt. Governor's office.
No longer a country club, the building is owned and maintained by the D19 School District and often leased for community events.
Gwendolyn Littlejohn with GU met with the D19 school board on August 19 to inquire if the district was interested in leasing the site and got their tentative approval.


Resident voices opposition to Capital Sales Tax

Dear Editor,
On August 12th, I attended the monthly meeting of Barnwell County Council. Chairman Houston called the meeting to order. The Public Hearings were first on the agenda so Chairman Houston opened the floor to hear statements from the public on two different issues:
To receive comments prior to the third reading to sell a lot on Calhoun Street.
To receive comments to the third reading of an Ordinance Related to Capital Sales Tax.

Weekly Sports Top Story

W-E plagued by mistakes in loss

First Byline: 
Michael Young - Sports Editor

If there was ever a night, a set of conditions and chance for the Williston-Elko High varsity football team to pull an upset, Friday night in Bamberg was the night.
In a mistake-prone contest marred by penalties, the visiting Blue Devils gave the Bamberg-Ehrhardt High Red Raiders all they could handle for four quarters.
The Blue Devils, however, committed a costly turnover late in the fourth quarter and it ultimately proved to be the difference in the game in a 7-6 loss.



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