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Williston D29 selects superintendent finalists

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

A field of 23 applicants has been narrowed down to three women to be the next superintendent of Williston District 29.
The three finalists include Dr. Carol Lenderman, District 29's current interim superintendent who is also the director of instruction, assessment and accountability. The other two finalists, Dr. Missoura Ashe and Dr. Diane Richardson, are assistant superintendents from Georgia. Ashe and Richardson were finalists for the superintendent's job in Allendale County last year.

Cleanup begins for chemical spill following derailment

First Byline: 
Laura J. McKenzie, Publisher

Wednesday, Jan. 28 - CSX railroad officials have confirmed that the train derailment in Martin on Tuesday, Jan. 27 resulted in hydrochloric acid as well as some diesel fuel being spilled.

Kristin Seay of CSX Corporate Communications stated, "At about 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, a CSX intermodal train traveling from Savannah to Atlanta with two locomotives and 26 intermodal containers derailed one locomotive and eight intermodal rail cars in Martin, SC."

"The lead locomotive turned on its side during the derailment and released some diesel fuel."


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Help is available for domestic violence victims

Dear Editor,
Family violence is a hot topic in the media right now because we were able to see it up close with our own eyes in the Rice elevator video. Those of us who hear these stories everyday are still shocked by the brutality--the inhumanity. Survivors tell me every day that the violence hurts physically, but it injures their self-respect and their dignity even more. But family violence is not new.

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Lady Warhorses win thriller

First Byline: 
Michael Young - Sports Editor

The Barnwell High varsity girls came out on top in a five-set thriller at Woodland High School Sept. 18 in region volleyball play.
The Lady Warhorses came out on top in the see-saw battle with scores of 20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 16-25 and 15-13.
After losing the fourth set 16-25, the Lady Warhorses fell behind 9-5 in the fifth set.
Behind the scoring tandem of Taylor Ward and Laken Pritchard, the Lady Warhorses wrestled the momentum away from the Lady Wolverines by outscoring them 10-4 the rest of the way.


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