D J PLatts - Birthday


DJ Platts celebrated his fifth birthday on Jan. 12, 2010. He is the son of Drew and Missy Platts of Barnwell.
DJ has one sister, Albany Platts.
Grandparents are Leo Platts and Ronnie Grubbs and Pam Grubbs, all of Barnwell.
Great-grandparent is Virginia Hutto of Barnwell.

Amaker,Molinski - Engagement

Suzanne Elizabeth Amaker and James David Molinski
Amaker, Molinski

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Amaker of Williston are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Elizabeth Amaker to James David Molinski. He is the son on Mr. and Mrs. John Molinski of Aiken.
The wedding is planned for March 20 in downtown Aiken at Rose Hill Estate.

Young - Hill - Wedding

Shelley Elizabeth Hill and Kenley O’Higgins Young, both of Columbia, were married January 23, 2010, at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church. The Reverend John Wesley Culp and the Reverend Frank Julius Griffith Jr. performed the 5 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at Historic 701 Whaley.
The bride is employed by T.M. Floyd as the Web content manager for the Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management. She graduated from Wofford College and received a master’s in mass communications from the University of Georgia.

Harmony Designer Reed - Birthday


Harmony Designer Reed celebrated her first birthday on Jan. 16, 2010. She is the daughter of John and Michelle Reed of Barnwell.
Harmony has one brother, Me’Khi Cornell Reed.
Grandparents are Priscilla Reed of Blackville, John Reed Sr. of Allendale and Earnestine Odom and the late Wesley Odom of Barnwell.
Great-grandparents are Coker and Alfado Hagood of Blackville and Easter Miller of Barnwell.
Godmother is Demetrius Elmore of Blackille.

Yamiya Diamonds Wilson - Birthday


Yamiya Diamonds Wilson celebrated her sixth birthday on Jan. 22, 2010. She is the daughter of Benjamin Wilson and Yama Washington of Williston.
Grandparents are Eva Mae Wilson of Emporia,Va., Gloria O’Neal of Williston, John W. Dunbar Jr. of New Ellenton and Nester and Sybil Washington of New Ellenton.
Great-grandparents are Jesse and Luereatha O’Neal of Williston and Eartha Dunbar of Williston.

Cameron A. Rivers - Birth


Erica Rivers is proud to announce the birth of her son, Cameron A. Rivers. He was born at 10:12 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2010 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. He weighed seven pounds, two ounces and was 20 inches long.
Cameron has two brothers, Kaden Jones and Jahlil Caldwell and one sister, Harmoni Rivers.
Maternal grandparents are Ned Rivers III and Carolyn Rivers of Barnwell.
Great-grandparents are Ned Rivers Jr. and Marie Rivers of Barnwell and Sam Ella Buxton.

D J Platts - Birthday


DJ Platts celebrated his fifth birthday on Jan. 12, 2010. He is the son of Drew and Missy Platts of Barnwell.
DJ has one sister, Albany Platts.
Grandparents are Leo Platts, Ronnie Grubbs and Pam Grubbs, all of Barnwell.
Great-grandparent is Virginia Hutto of Barnwell.

Kobey Garland Heltibridle - Birthday


Kobey Garland Heltibridle celebrated his fifth birthday on Jan. 19, 2010. He is the son of Bobby Heltibridle of Barnwell and Jennifer Ardis of Sumter.
Kobey has one brother, Thomas Daniel Ardis of Sumter and three sisters, Isabell and Shelby Heltibridle of Barnwell and Aubree Ardis of Sumter.
Grandparents are Tammy and Phil Thompson and Ben and Beverlee Johnson, all of Barnwell.
Great-grandparents are Vanlear Royer, Ben and Carolyn Johnson of Barnwell and Joyce Atkinson of Sumter.

Barker, Hayes - Engagement

Barker, Hayes

Rosa Barker Ford of Barnwell is proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Michelle Antoinette Barker, to Daryl Rydell Hayes.
The bride-elect is a 1992 graduate of Barnwell High School. She is employed with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
The groom-elect is the son of Ms. Henrietta Hayes and Mr. Stanley Hayes of Norfolk, Virginia. He is serving as a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army.
A wedding is planned for August 21, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Barnwell.

Still - Faircloth - Engagement

Elizabeth Ryan Still and James Bryant Faircloth
Still, Faircloth

Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Still of Ulmer are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ryan Still to James Bryant Faircloth. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Faircloth of Williston.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. She is employed with Hitchcock Health Care.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Clemson University. He is employed with Savannah River Site.
A February wedding is planned.

Augustine Military Family

When Robert W. (Bob) Augustine of Williston served in the U.S. Navy, he never dreamed that one day his son, Darren (Bruiser) Augustine would follow in his footsteps and serve his country in the Navy as well. Bob Augustine came from a military family where his father and two uncles were also in the armed forces. His father served during World War II with the 101st Airborne and his uncles served in the Army, Bob Augustine said. Then to Bob Augustine’s delight, two grandsons, brothers Kyle and William (Cody) Pruitt joined the Navy.

Destiny Williams - Birth

Destiny Nechelle Williams


Nicole Williams of Elko is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Destiny Nechelle Williams. She was born at 1:34 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2009 at Aiken Regional Hospital. She weighed five pounds, eight ounces and was 12 ½ inches long.
Paternal grandparent is Emma Davis of Blackville.
Maternal grandparent is Diane Williams of Elko.

Do' Nashia Breyonna Sanders - Birthday

Do’Nashia Breyonna Sanders


Do’Nashia Breyonna Sanders celebrated her fourth birthday on Dec. 22, 2009. She is the daughter of Donnie Sanders and Cheryl Banks of Barnwell.
Grandparents are Charles and Vertelle Sanders of Kline, Mary Banks of Kline and George E. Carree of Elko.
Great-grandparents are Adam Sanders of Kline and Carrie Banks and the late Jack Banks Sr. of Kline.
Godparents are Kathy E. Simmons of Blackville and Willie Mae Campfield of Barnwell.

Tionne Brooks - Birthday

Tionne Lynette Brooks


Tionne Lynette Brooks celebrated her 12th birthday on Jan. 1, 2010. She is the daughter of Anthony and Felecia Brooks of Blackville.
Grandparents are Johnnie and Lily Bell Reed of Kline and Bishop Curtis and Evangelist Bertha Thompson of Blackville.

Michael Croft - Birthday

Michael William Croft


Michael William Croft celebrated his fifth birthday on Nov. 11, 2009. He is the son of Will and Angel Croft of Barnwell.
Michael has one brother, Kaden.
Grandparents are Marty Croft and Wanda Croft of Olar, Diane Pomeroy of Barnwell, Step-grandmother Audrey Still of Blackville and the late Michael Still of Blackville.
Great-grandparents are Freddy and Carolyn Still of Barnwell, Nita Zissette and the late Sheldon Zissette of Olar and the late Charles and Nelly Croft of Bamberg.

Pvt. Marcus D. Harris - Military News

Private Marcus D. Harris graduated from Marine Corps Recruit training at Parris Island. Harris completed a demanding 13-week program in martial arts, close order drill, physical fitness academics, combat water survival, close combat skills, marksmanship instruction, Marine Corps values of honor, courage, and commitment culminating in the crucible, a grueling 54-hour evaluation of a recruit’s physical, mental and moral fitness.
Pvt. Harris is the son of Pauline Glover and Northern Cummings, brother of Ashley Glover and Andre’ Glover, all of Williston.


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