• A murder suspect and his girlfriend were arrested in Tennessee nearly a month after the shooting death of George Lee Grimes.
    Ricky Antwan Williams and his girlfriend, Teresa K. Luna, were arrested on Wednesday, August 16 in Knox County, Tennessee, according to Barnwell County Sheriff Ed Carroll.
    The sheriff said his office was notified by the State Law Enforcement Division this afternoon about the arrests.

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Area high school football teams got a final tune-up for the regular season with the regional jamborees last weekend.

The class 2A Region V jamboree was scheduled to be played at Barnwell High. However, due to the threat of inclement weather, the jamboree was cancelled, leaving Allendale-Fairfax High, Barnwell High and Bamberg-Ehrhardt High without a final dress rehearsal for the season.

“We just had too much rain and with the threat of more rain in the forecast the coaches felt it was best to call it off,” Barnwell head coach Dwayne Garrick said.

Opinion »

Ready or not, the solar eclipse is coming!

This is a pretty big deal as it is the “first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. It will also be the first total eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before the nation’s founding in 1776. That’s why it’s being called the NATIONAL ECLIPSE,” according to www.nationaleclipse.com.

We encourage residents to make preparations now and become educated on what to expect on Monday, August 21 so you aren’t left, quite literally, in the dark.