• South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster met with officials and visited Allendale-Fairfax High School Friday, Dec. 1.

    The governor first met at noon with Interim Superintendent Dr. Walter Tobin and Allendale School Board members in a closed meeting at the district office.

    He then went to the high school where he was met by a formation of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), welcomed by Principal Darlene D. Hall and led on a tour throughout the school.

Sports »

The Barnwell High and Blackville-Hilda High girls varsity basketball game turned into a one-sided affair for the most part in Friday’s season opener in the Hawks’ Nest.

Barnwell High built a 16-point lead after the end of three quarters, but as methodically as the team built that advantage, Blackville-Hilda High started chipping away at it.

By late fourth quarter, Blackville-Hilda High had whittled the lead to 44-39 with 1:18 left to play.

However, in the end, it was the Lady Warhorses who were able to hold off a scrappy Lady Hawks squad for a 47-39 victory.

Opinion »

It’s the most wonderful time of year!

That’s been evident to our staff as we’ve covered numerous Christmas events around the county the past two weekends. Children’s eyes have lit up with excitement as “snow” fell from machines to create an atmosphere Barnwell Countians don’t see very often. The Christmas carols, tree lightings, festive floats in parades and other activities have brought so much joy.

Many people look forward to receiving gifts, but Christmas is truly about giving. As the old saying goes: “It’s better to give than to receive.”