With the school board election behind them, the Barnwell County Voter Registration and Elections Office can now move to their new office.
The office, which has been housed since 2007 in the agricultural building beside the courthouse, will move Monday, April 20 to 367 Fuldner Road off of Joey Zorn Boulevard. This building formerly housed the county's chamber of commerce and economic development offices, both of which have moved to the SouthernCarolina Alliance building.
A $500 reward is being offered following a second bomb threat against Williston-Elko schools in a month.
A bomb threat was called into Bamberg County's 911 center Tuesday morning, April 14, against a specific Williston-Elko school, unlike the March 13 bomb threat that didn't specify which school, according to Barnwell County Sheriff Ed Carroll. Bamberg County then notified Barnwell County.
Guinyard-Butler Middle School will have all new leadership next year.
During their May 23 meeting, the Barnwell District 45 School Board approved the hiring of Craig Hart, an assistant principal at Barnwell Primary, as the new middle school principal. He will take over for Senaca Baines who is leaving for a job in Walterboro.
Arbre Bernard Robinson, 29, of Williston, appeared before Judge Jack Early Monday, Feb. 25. Robinson is one of two men accused in the Aug. 27, 2012, murder of Leon Brown in Blackville.
Investigator Kenneth Bamberg with the solicitor's office said Robinson has already violated his probation, which he received for a 2010 resisting arrest charge. The murder charge gives "probable cause" of further violation, he said.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol has arrested two more individuals in the fatal Aug. 5 hit-and-run which took the life of a Williston teen.
Felicia Hickman, 27, and Katrina Dunn, 27, have been charged with Accessory after the Fact of a Felony, said Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the SCHP.
The most recent arrests come less than a week after Fatima Stewart, 26, of North Augusta, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene involving a death.
For the full story, see our August 24 print edition.
And I'll be your friend; I'll help you carry on.
For it won't be long ‘til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on.
-Portion of lyrics to "Lean on Me"
That's what more than 275 volunteers of different ages, races, faiths and backgrounds did March 26 by coming together to lean on each other and serve their community into a better tomorrow as part of CitySERVE.
Three years ago, the school started an initiative requiring each grade to plan and perform a community service project. "It's something our school commits to," said Nancy Wood, a fourth grade teacher at KEES.
This year the fourth graders partnered with Heifer International to raise money to help a family they don't know somewhere else in the world, she said.