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Walters, Ferguson engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Walters of Barnwell are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Auburn Raye Walters, to Justin William McDaniel Ferguson. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Ferguson.

The bride-elect is a 2014 graduate of Tri-County with an RN degree. She is currently employed by Allendale County Hospital.

The groom-elect is a 2013 graduate of Horry Georgetown Tech. He is currently employed by Collum’s Lumber in Allendale.

Holladay, Houston engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Holladay of Barnwell are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Samantha Kristen Holladay, to Jonathan Drew Houston. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Houston of Aiken. 
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Barnwell High School and a 2012 graduate of USC Aiken. She is currently employed at WG Foods of Graycourt. 

Still - Smith Engagement

Philip and Lisa Still of Barnwell are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Still, to Jeffrey Smith. He is the son of James and Shelah Smith of Gaston. 
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of New System School. She is currently employed by Diamonds Events and Travel. 
The groom-elect is a 2013 graduate of Swansea High School. He is currently employed by CVS. 
The wedding will be May 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. 

Christian Brady - Birth

Jamey and Alison Brady of Williston are proud to announce the birth of their son, Christian Randall Brady. He was born at 9:20 a.m. on January 27, 2016 at Aiken Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 ¾ inches long.

He has one brother, Michael Brady, and two sisters, Alyssa Brown and Taylor Brady.

Paternal grandparents are Bill Brady and Elisabeth Davis of Williston.

Maternal grandparents are Hamp Campbell of Boaz, Alabama and Cindy Herrin of Charleston.

Lenten series continues with message of repentance

Asking Jesus for forgiveness of one’s sins doesn’t take any fancy or long prayer.

That was the message Rev. Ted Still had for those gathered at the Feb. 17 Lenten service at the Church of the Holy Apostles. Still, who is pastor of Georges Creek Baptist Church in Olar, told the story of the penitent thief on the cross found in Luke 23:39-43.

Lenten series continues with message of repentance

Asking Jesus for forgiveness of one’s sins doesn’t take any fancy or long prayer.

That was the message Rev. Ted Still had for those gathered at the Feb. 17 Lenten service at the Church of the Holy Apostles. Still, who is pastor of Georges Creek Baptist Church in Olar, told the story of the penitent thief on the cross found in Luke 23:39-43.

Haller, Kinard announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Haller of Newland, N.C. are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laurie Anne Haller, to Jamson Eric Kinard. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kinard of Allendale.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Midland Valley High. She is currently employed by Family Dollar.

The groom-elect is a 2008 graduate of Allendale-Fairfax High School. He is currently employed by Wal-Mart.

The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. on June 25, 2016 at Mount Arnon Baptist Church. Invitations will be sent.

Lenten series kicks off with message of forgiveness

The season of Lent kicked off in Barnwell County with a message of forgiveness last week.

The Barnwell County Ministerial Association’s annual Lenten Worship Series kicked off Feb. 10 at Barnwell Presbyterian Church. After guests enjoyed a free lunch of chicken salad sandwiches, Dr. Herman Wallace, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Blackville, spoke about Christ’s prayer for his persecutors.

Turner, Folk engaged

Mr. Paul Anthony Turner of Salley is proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Jodie Ashton Turner, to Jameson Roger Folk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Folk of Barnwell. Jodie is also the daughter of the late Donna Davis Turner.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Barnwell High School and a 2012 graduate of Clemson University. She is currently employed as the manager of Bee Healthy Medical Clinic in Lexington.

Mr. & Mrs. Jenkins celebrate 75 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Tracey Jenkins celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8, 2016.

The couple wed in 1941 at the Barnwell Courthouse and are residents of Edisto Church Road in Williston. They are believed to be the longest married couple in the area.

Tracey is 97 and Pearline is 93. They have five sons and one daughter, 30 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Bishop turns 101

Doreatha Gillis Bishop celebrated her 101st birthday on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at the Gail Reyes Senior Center in Barnwell.

Ninety-two people attended this milestone. Family members came from New Jersey, Georgia, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. She received 147 birthday cards.

Bishop was born on Dec. 20, 1914 to the proud parents of Lucy Ellen Davis Gillis and Daniel Alexander Gillis in Old Ellenton (Aiken County). She was so small at birth her father nicknamed her “Doll Baby”. Her siblings called her “Kisser”.

Speakers encourage youth to be leaders of tomorrow

Education, law enforcement and legislative leaders joined forces Sunday morning to encourage youth of today to be leaders of tomorrow.

Brown Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Barnwell hosted youth Sunday on Jan. 31. Following special youth-led music, several speakers focused on the relationship between fathers and sons as well as advice on how to succeed in life.

“Dads, take hold of your children,” said Peggy Kirkland with the S.C. Regional Housing Authority. Her son, Eric Kirkland, organized the event.

Bell, Davis announcement engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Bell Jr. of Barnwell are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kay Brooke Bell, to Mark Tyler Davis. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen F. Davis of Barnwell.

The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of Barnwell High School. She is currently attending the University of South Carolina.

The groom-elect is a 2011 graduate of Barnwell High School. He is currently employed at the Savannah River Site.

Kaiden Wiggins turns 7

Kaiden Amani Wiggins celebrated his seventh birthday on January 14, 2016.

Kaiden Wiggins is the son of Lydia Robinson and Rodney Wiggins of Barnwell.

He has four brothers, Chayse, Amarion, Ji’Kell and My’Kell.

Paternal grandparent is Louise Wiggins of Barnwell.

Maternal grandparent is Diana Robinson of Barnwell.

Great-grandparents are Dorothy Spells of Barnwell, John Spells of Philadelphia, Pa. and the late Rozena and Bennie Wiggins.

Julia Simmons turns 102

Julia Simmons of Barnwell celebrated her 102nd birthday with family a few days early on Jan. 16, 2016. She was born on Jan. 20, 1914. Simmons, who is a great-great-grandmother, celebrated her birthday with many family, including children, grandchildren and her only living sister, Lucille Greene, who is 92 and traveled from Alabama.

Craig, Drafts wed

Victoria Elizabeth Craig of Beaufort and Zachary Scott Drafts of Beaufort were united in marriage on Dec. 12, 2015 at The Red Barn. The Rev. Danny Drafts officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The bride carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas and baby’s breath.

Her mother served as matron of honor.

Parker Horton served as flower girl.

Nolan Craig served as ring bearer.

Thomas Drafts was best man.

Following the wedding a reception was held at The Red Barn.

Peeples to perform at museum’s Black History program

Barnwell County Museum is hosting Gerard Peeples in a mini concert on Sunday, February 7 at 3 p.m. in celebration of Black History Month.

The free concert will be located in the Effie Mae Fuller Community Center behind the museum.

Peeples, a native of Barnwell, received his formal education from the public schools of Barnwell. During the formative years, Mr. Peeples joined the Jordan Baptist Church where he sang in the youth choir and later filled the position as church pianist.

Lenten Worship Series kicks off Feb. 10

The Barnwell County Ministerial Association is sponsoring its annual Lenten Worship Series in the seven weeks leading up to Easter. Services will be held at a different church each week. 
A free lunch will be served at noon followed by a service at 12:30 p.m. 
 
•Feb 10, 2016: Barnwell Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ken Cato preaching on Christ’s Prayer for His Persecutors (Luke 23:33-34)
 
•Feb 17, 2016: Holy Apostles with Rev. Ted Still preaching on Christ’s Promise to a Penitent Thief (Luke 23:42-43)

Church hopes to create young leaders

A Barnwell church is concerned about the negative influences that affect youth. That’s why they are inviting area youth to a special program this weekend.

Brown Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (3700 Hwy. 70, Barnwell) will host its fifth Sunday youth program on Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. The theme for the event is Youth of Today Leading Youth of Tomorrow.

Owens, Grubbs announce engagement

Christopher and Nancy Owens of Blackville are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Branna Kathleen Owens, to Ricky Dwight Grubbs Jr. He is the son of Ricky and Teresa Grubbs of Barnwell.

The bride-elect is a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina. She is currently employed at Lexington Medical Center.

The groom-elect is a 2010 graduate of Tri-County Technical College. He is currently employed at Michelin.

The wedding is planned for May 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at The Hall at Senate’s End in Columbia.

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