• A contract extension for a local ambulance service and the hiring of a new economic development director were among the actions taken by the Barnwell County Council on Tuesday, April 12.

    In a roll-call vote, the council approved a 3-year extension of the county’s contract with MedShore Ambulance Service.

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The Barnwell High varsity softball team is region champions again.

On Wednesday in Barnwell, the Lady Warhorses captured their second straight crown with an 11-1 rout of Woodland High.

In the game, Barnwell High blistered Woodland High’s pitching for 14 hits. Kaylie Pridgen and Anna Beth Grissom fueled the offensive fireworks.

Pridgen, who has developed into one of the top hitters in class AA, finished three for four with three runs batted in. Grissom went two for four with two RBIs.

Opinion »

This past weekend was a busy one as several special events took place around Barnwell County.

Relay for Life brought hundreds of residents together and raised nearly $22,000 for cancer research.

Volunteers at clean-up events in Barnwell and Williston collected bags and bags of trash in an effort to beautify the community.

At the Taste of Blackville festival, the aroma of food, sounds of choirs singing and many vendors filled the downtown area.