Just before 2 p.m., July 1, the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office began a search that would last for the better part of two days in the U.S. 278, S.C. 3 and Red Oak Road area.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Nikki Haley has issued a proclamation recognizing the University of South Carolina Gamecocks for winning two straight College World Series NCAA baseball national championships.
The proclamation designates today, Friday, July 1, 2011, as "Gamecock Baseball Back-to-Back National Champions Day" throughout the state of South Carolina and encourages all South Carolinians to join in congratulating the Gamecocks baseball team and Head Coach Ray Tanner for their outstanding performance in the 2011 College World Series.
Gamecocks beat Florida 5-2 to repeat as National Champs winning back to back titles in the College World Series.
"This is a great day. There's a new chief in town, and that new chief is Mark Keel.
Episode II, "A New Front," airs at 9 p.m. on May 26, on ETV, with re-broadcast on Memorial Day, May 30, on The South Carolina Channel at 9 p.m. and ETV at 10 p.m.
The Patriot Flag, a 30-foot by 55.5-foot, 75-pound flag will fly at the Veterans Memorial Park in Barnwell during a special ceremony . The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Two Golden Knights will jump into the event with one hauling in a tandem jumper Mark Keel with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.
The polls opened at 7 a.m., and 19 residents had voted by 7:30 a.m.
"My wife works at the school, and I'd like to see the school go in the right direction," Melvin Dooley of Williston said.
"I voted because I'm disturbed at what's going on right now," Clara Harris of Williston said. "We need a strong school board to represent" the students, parents, faculty and staff.
These report cards tell each school's progress towards meeting the adequate yearly progress dictated by the ‘No child left behind' act. The People-Sentinel will have full coverage of each school district in next week's edition including interviews with school officials.
All report card data will be available on our website, www.thepeoplesentinel.com as soon as it is released.
Steve Jowers has won the council seat in Blackville by a 39 vote margin over candidate Glenn Owens.
Jowers had 89 votes total and Owens had 50 votes.
Out of the 1,500 registered voters, only 139 votes were cast, according to the Barnwell County Election Commission's unofficial results report.
The votes will be certified over the coming days by the commission.
A complete story will appear in our next print edition, March 23.
•Emancipation Day was commemorated in Barnwell County Jan. 1 at Shrub Branch Baptist Church in Blackville. The celebration was sponsored by the Barnwell-Blackville branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
•Barnwell County experienced a week-long cold snap, with temperatures down into the teens and 20s at night and the high during the days only into the 40s. The area hasn't seen a prolonged cold spell of this caliber since the 1970s.
16 of 16 precincts reporting
Morgan Bruce Reeves (Green) - 60
Nikki R. Haley (Republican) - 3325
Vincent A. Sheheen (Democratic) - 3465
Morgan Bruce Reeves (United Citizens) - 77
Write in - 6
Ken Ard (Republican) - 3342
Ashley Cooper (Democratic) - 3428
Write in - 6
Secretary of State
Mark Hammond (Republican) - 3657
Marjorie L. Johnson (Democratic) - 3146
Write in - 3