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EDC board membership reduced, final power given to county council

First Byline: 
Will Whaley - Staff Writer

The Barnwell County Government Committee met Sept. 5 and established proposed amendments to an Economic Development Corporation (EDC) ordinance relating to the forming of a new EDC board.
The newest proposal trims the board from 11 to 7 members but also limits the power of the EDC board.
The committee is comprised of Barnwell County Council members Freddie Houston, Keith Sloan and David Kenner. County Administrator Pickens Williams Jr. and Councilman Joe Smith also attended and gave input but did not vote.

Two towns move to repeal EDC agreement with county

First Byline: 
Laura J. McKenzie & Will Whaley - Staff

Two municipalities took action Monday, September 8 to rescind an agreement with the Barnwell County Council.
Williston Town Council passed first reading while Barnwell City Council passed second and final reading to rescind their ordinances to create a new economic development corporation board and return property deeded to the towns by the former EDC board.
The action by the towns came after the county council recently failed to pass third reading of their part of the agreement.


Never forget lessons of September 11

Tomorrow marks 13 years since our country was blindsided by terrorists seeking to instill fear and cripple our American spirit. It's a day that changed us in many ways.
September 11, 2001 started like most any other day. Alarm clocks buzzed. Families said their goodbyes as children went to school and adults headed off to work.
However, our country soon learned this was not just any other day.
When the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, we were saddened and wondered what caused this tragic accident.

Weekly Sports Top Story

Hawks rebound, soar over Vikings

First Byline: 
Michael Young - Sports Editor

The Blackville-Hilda High Hawks bounced back from an embarrassing season-opening loss to Barnwell by soaring over the Denmark-Olar High Vikings 26-0 Friday in Denmark.
Blackville-Hilda High shook off a slow start, taking advantage of the Denmark-Olar's turnovers and miscues to take control of the game.
With the win, Blackville-Hilda High evens its record at 1-1 in the standings.
Blackville-Hilda High coach David Berry said it was a much better performance this time around.


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