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Town of Blackville buying two new police cars and a fire truck

First Byline: 
Will Whaley - Staff Writer

Blackville Town Council unanimously approved the loan and grant agreements to purchase two new police vehicles and one new fire truck at their special-called meeting on Nov. 20.
The loans come from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and more specifically come in the form of a Rural Housing Service (RHS) loan of $34,700 for the police cars and a grant of $42,300.
For the fire truck, USDA issued an RHS loan of $170,000 and a RHS grant of $50,000.


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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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