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Two drivers charged with DUI in weekend wrecks

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

Two Barnwell County residents are facing charges of driving under the influence after two separate one-vehicle wrecks over the weekend injured four people.
The first wreck occurred Saturday, Feb. 21, around 11 p.m. on Green Branch Road off of Govan Highway. A 2000 Ford sport utility vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned, ejecting both the driver and passenger, according to Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol. Neither was wearing seatbelts.


Pedestrian struck after walking in front of car

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

A Barnwell man was sent to the hospital after he walked into the path of a vehicle last week.
The wreck took place Feb. 18 around 10:40 a.m. as Quinn Octavious Aiken was walking on the sidewalk along Calhoun Street. He then entered the roadway and was struck by a vehicle that was traveling north.
The 23-year-old "was reported to be wearing earphones and didn't check the roadway before entering," according to a traffic collision report provided by the Barnwell Police Department.


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OPINION

Council selects tough goals for next two years

First Byline: 
The People-Sentinel

It's always good to have goals. It's even better to work toward achieving those goals.
Barnwell County Council recently set five priorities the members hope to accomplish. This is something they do every two years.
The goals recently set by the Barnwell County Council are not simple ones. They are lofty and will be tough to attain.
But, the members reason, the payoff could mean jobs, a better tax base, a more thriving local economy, and a hope for Barnwell County's future.
Rail Spurs
At the top of their list for 2015-2016 is rail spurs.


Weekly Sports Top Story

B-H basketball coach reaches milestone

First Byline: 
Michael Young - Sports Editor

Blackville-Hilda High boys varsity basketball coach Michael Beasley picked up his 200th career win on Jan. 27 in a 41-36 win over Ridge Spring-Monetta High.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak by Blackville-Hilda High.
"While it feels good to get 200 wins, it feels even better to get our team back into the win column," Beasley said.
Reaching the milestone was special for Beasley as his family was on hand for the landmark victory.


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