• UPDATED (10:15 a.m., Monday, July 24)

    Two people are in jail and another is being sought in connection to a Sunday evening homicide.

    The body of George L. Grimes, 31, of Old Salem Road in Hilda was found about 6:51 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 inside a vehicle outside 461 Fairway Lane in Barnwell, said Barnwell County Coroner Lloyd Ward in a press release. An autopsy has been scheduled for July 24.

    “This death is being investigated at this time as a homicide,” said Ward.

Sports »

A National Football League (NFL) player returned home to Blackville over the weekend to inspire more than 150 youth.

Joe Thomas Jr., a 2009 graduate of Blackville-Hilda High School who is now a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, hosted a youth football camp through USA Football on July 15 at his alma mater’s practice field.

“Growing up here I never had anything like this,” he said of working alongside professional football players. “I want to try to give back and inspire.”

Opinion »

Anytime the subject of school consolidation is brought up, everyone in the room starts looking queasy.

It is an inconvenient discussion that keeps getting silenced until something happens.