• Barnwell City Council unanimously voted to terminate Reuben Black's employment as police chief effective April 24.

    Black was placed on leave and relieved of his duties on Feb. 6 by the city administrator after the city found out the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was investigating the chief. He was allegedly escorted from his office. Details of that investigation have not been released.

Sports »

A USC-Salkehatchie softball season for the ages came to a close Sunday in the finals of the Division I Region X tournament.

USC-Salkehatchie, which set a school record with 27 wins this season, fell to Louisburg Community College 2-1 to end a spectacular run.

The Lady Indians almost completed a huge turnaround in the tournament. After losing their opening, the team responded by winning three straight games to advance to the championship round.

Opinion »

What’s the recipe for a thriving, successful community?

Crime, violence and a lack of cooperation are definitely not the right ingredients.

Unfortunately, some are trying to taint the community we love and call home. With four shootings and the firing of Barnwell’s police chief, it’s been a trying week in Barnwell County.

In some of the shooting cases, the victims and witnesses are not cooperating with police. No one saw anything or knows anything that can prove helpful in solving the case.