• There were tears in the courtroom following the not guilty verdict in the murder trial of Dustin Williamson.

    Tears of joy flowed from the relatives of Williamson who sat on one side of the courtroom as tears of grief poured from the eyes of Roger Lee Isaac’s sister who was seeking a conviction in the 2013 murder of her brother.

    Williamson was on trial last week where he stood accused of fatally shooting Isaac in the face on May 30, 2013 in the middle of Oak Street in Blackville.

Sports »

Fans got their money’s worth in Saturday’s opening round of the Darlings District VI All-Star game between Barnwell and Bamberg.

In what turned into a wild scoring affair with three lead changes in the final two innings, Barnwell outlasted Bamberg for a 13-12 victory.

The game was filled with fireworks with big hits and defensive plays by both teams. Barnwell, however, proved to be more resilient at the end.

Tied at 12-12 with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shelby Heltibridle scored the winning run off a RBI single from Sariah Ford.

Opinion »

Sometimes tough decisions have to be made in order to bring about a positive change.

Such is the case earlier this week when State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman declared a “State of Emergency” in the Allendale County School District.

It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was a necessary one, she said, after thinking about what is in the best interest of the district’s students.

We concur.