• The former principal of Williston-Elko High School was arrested Tuesday morning, just one week after suddenly resigning.

    Joel Mckeon Mitchell of Graniteville is charged with first degree assault and battery. An arrest warrant from the State Law Enforcement Division states Mitchell is accused of "exposing his genitals along with the non-consensual touching" of a woman's private parts, either under or on top of clothing, with "lewd and lascivious" intent against her will. The alleged assault took place at the school on or around December 15, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Sports »

At the Class AA state golf tournament held at the True Blue Plantation Course at Pawley's Island, Barnwell High School senior William Edwards carded a hole in one on the par 3, third hole during tournament play on May 23.

With the wind in his face, Edwards gripped the eight iron and sent his golf ball high over the island-like green, landing like a butterfly wearing glass slippers, bouncing one time and into the hole for an ace.

The roar from the spectators surrounding the green indicated something special had occurred on the course.

Opinion »

Rumors are easy to come by, especially in a small town. However, the facts aren’t always as accessible.

For a week now there were plenty of rumors going around as to why the principal of Williston-Elko High School resigned last week, just a week and a half before the school year ends. Superintendent Dr. Missoura Ashe said she could not discuss personnel issues, including whether any other employees are involved. All she would say is that Joel Mitchell left to pursue other job opportunities.