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Compromise made between county, towns

First Byline: 
Will Whaley - Staff Writer

The EDC story continues, now with the YMCA at stake.
On Oct. 6, Barnwell County Council and Barnwell City Council both had meetings.
County council met to discuss a new resolution and ordinance concerning the property and assets that were deeded by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to the three municipalities of Barnwell, Williston and Blackville in December.
The new resolution and ordinance drafted by the county has changes to solve concerns expressed by the three mayors with the new EDC agreement once the land and money is deeded back to the EDC board.

Father, daughter injured in four-wheeler wreck

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

A father and his nine-year-old daughter were sent to the hospital Monday night after their four-wheeler struck a dog and overturned.
Around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, Anthony Gunnells was driving a four-wheeler on Garden Road, which runs off of Galilee Road, when a big dog ran out in front of him. "He tried to stop," but was unable to, said his cousin Debbie Gunnells, speaking on the family's behalf.
The collision caused the four-wheeler to flip several times, injuring Anthony and his daughter Caroline.


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Help is available for domestic violence victims

Dear Editor,
Family violence is a hot topic in the media right now because we were able to see it up close with our own eyes in the Rice elevator video. Those of us who hear these stories everyday are still shocked by the brutality--the inhumanity. Survivors tell me every day that the violence hurts physically, but it injures their self-respect and their dignity even more. But family violence is not new.

Weekly Sports Top Story

Lady Warhorses win thriller

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Michael Young - Sports Editor

The Barnwell High varsity girls came out on top in a five-set thriller at Woodland High School Sept. 18 in region volleyball play.
The Lady Warhorses came out on top in the see-saw battle with scores of 20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 16-25 and 15-13.
After losing the fourth set 16-25, the Lady Warhorses fell behind 9-5 in the fifth set.
Behind the scoring tandem of Taylor Ward and Laken Pritchard, the Lady Warhorses wrestled the momentum away from the Lady Wolverines by outscoring them 10-4 the rest of the way.


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