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Home catches fire twice

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

Williston firefighters were busy Tuesday morning after responding twice to the same house for a fire.
Firefighters were dispatched around 12:40 a.m. for a house fire at 201 Kelly Street in Williston. Flames were coming through the roof of the back left bedroom, said Williston Fire Chief Milton Widener.
The fire was extinguished and, after a final walkthrough to check for hotspots, firefighters left.

Resident dies in house fire

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

A Williston man was found dead Thursday morning inside his burning home.
The body of 58-year-old Dean Scarbeary was found in his bedroom as firefighters fought a fire at the home located at 190 John Street in Williston, according to Barnwell County Coroner Lloyd Ward.
An autopsy will be performed July 25 to confirm the cause of death.
This is the first fire fatality in 2014 for Barnwell County, said Ward.
The incident is being investigated by the Williston Fire Department and the Barnwell County Coroner's Office.
We are awaiting details about the fire itself.


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Many thanked for food but the need is ongoing

Dear Editor,
On May 10 the U.S. Postal Service held a food drive by asking people at every address in Barnwell County to place a gift of food in a bag and leave it for the mail carrier to pick up for those in need. That same day staff and volunteers from Axis 1 Center/Barnwell County Helpline went to retrieve all the many pounds of donated food.
The estimated total was about 3,600 pounds. It took two truckloads and a trailer to deliver all of the food to Axis 1 Center for tagging and sorting for distribution at a later date.

Weekly Sports Top Story

BHS softball hits snag at lower state

First Byline: 
Michael Young - Sports Editor

The Barnwell High varsity softball team had a good run this season. The team racked up more than 17 wins for the fifth year in a row.
The winning, however, ended Wednesday in a 14-4 loss to Dillon High in the third round of the Lower State playoffs.
For the second year in a row, Barnwell High's travel to the state finals hit a roadblock named Dillon High.
Last season, the Lady Warhorses' season ended in a 8-2 loss to Dillon High at Lower State.


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