• Blue bows now adorn the lampposts around the Circle in downtown Barnwell.

    However, the bows are not a decoration. They are a symbol of support for area law enforcement officers.

    “We are defended every day by law enforcement who sacrifice their lives in service for our protection. I feel that God impressed upon me that I could show my support by making these bows to bring awareness to our city and county,” said Beverly Dixon, owner of Bebe’s Baubles and Bows on Main Street.

Sports »

Former Blackville-Hilda High graduate Laurie Epps trots off the softball field with a grin on her face following her North squad’s 4-1 win over the South on the final day of the Coaches Association of Women’s (CAWS) All-Star Softball Classic June 16 at the USC Aiken complex.

Epps, who coaches softball at Dutch Fork High, had just completed a sweep of the two-day series, leading the North All-Stars to back-to-back wins.

Opinion »

Only two-and-a-half weeks remain of summer vacation for local students and teachers. This means school bells will soon be ringing across Barnwell County.

We know this may not come as welcome news to students – and possibly educators – but August 15 will be here before you know it. That’s why it is important to make preparations now, including having the right tools.

Do your children have the necessary school supplies?