Second Baptist Church in Barnwell will celebrate their youth all month long with the “March Madness Youth Explosion 2017”. They kick everything off on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Terrance Thomas & Nazarene Baptist Church. On Sunday, March 5, SBC’s Youth Choir will celebrate their 7th choir anniversary beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the theme “I’m a Believer!” Each Wednesday and Sunday, SBC will have special events and surprises geared toward youth, so they encourage all area youth to come out and bring a friend. Adults are invited to help uplift, inspire and encourage the youth.
Mr. Willie Carter of Williston and Mrs. Tamie J. Workman of Barnwell are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nashira James, to Avonté Williams. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Sheila) Williams of Williston.
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Barnwell High School. She is currently employed by Allendale Barnwell Disability Board. She is also currently attending Aiken Technical College and majoring in nursing.
The groom-elect is a 2008 graduate of Williston-Elko High School. He is currently employed by Dayco.
Proud parents Hunter and Hannah Hutto of Barnwell are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Hooper Bentley Hutto.
Hooper Bentley was born January 31 at 5:26 p.m. at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Darin and Amy Hutto of Barnwell and Ron and Michelle Platt of Govan.
The Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Barnwell County deputy Elizabeth Schumpert and her canine “Ruby” came in first place on Feb. 11 at the Narcotic Detection Certifications conducted by the U.S. Police Canine Association (Region 2).
They earned a near-perfect score of 199.67 of 200 competing against canines from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. The certification requires the handlers and canines to be graded and timed on vehicle and building searches.
Sadie Dawn Bragg celebrated her first birthday on February 14, 2017.
She is the daughter of Ryan and Shanon Bragg of Hilda.
Paternal grandparents are the late Jerry Bragg and the late Debbie Still.
Maternal grandparents are Jeff Teems and Kristal Teems.
All events listed here are open to the public:
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Blackville has Bible study on Wednesdays at noon and 6:30 p.m.
Runs Missionary Baptist Church, 717 Williston Rd., Beech Island, will have a Black History Program on February 15 at 7 p.m.
Nazarene Baptist Church in Fairfax will have a Witness Fitness Lunch & Learn on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. At 3 p.m. they will have a Women’s Ministry Meeting. On Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. they will have the 68th Annual Missionary Program.
Circle Theatre Youth Wing Play
Come see the Circle Theatre Youth Wing perform “A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen”. Watch as fairy tales come to life on stage with a twist that will keep you laughing the whole time.
Performances are February 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 8 p.m. and matinees on February 19 and 26 at 3 p.m. Ticket sales will begin soon at all normal outlets, including Evelyn’s Jewelry in downtown Barnwell and online.
Wayne Tolbert, a principal systems engineer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been selected to receive the Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award at the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) conference.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clayton Collins of Blackville are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Peggy Ann Collins, to Edward Guy Gibbons III. He is the son of Mrs. Lisa L. Gibbons and the late Edward Guy Gibbons II of Manning.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jean Morgan and the late Daniel Morgan of Springfield and Mr. Robert O. Collins and the late Peggy G. Collins of Blackville.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Liscio of Manning and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Guy Gibbons of Manning.
Eunice Yvonne Gloster of Columbia and Darryl Pou of Columbia were united in marriage on November 12, 2016 at the Orangeburg Country Club in Orangeburg. The Rev. John Holston officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gloster Sr.
The bride’s dress was a strapless gown featuring a sweetheart neckline with a beaded sash at the waist and a chapel length train. The bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies adorned with pearls.
Cayton Elizabeth Collins of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Barnwell, and Michael Gustav Warmbold of Charlotte, N.C. were united in marriage on December 17, 2016 at The Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island. The Rev. Ashley R. Sanders officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
The bride’s dress was a strapless gown of ivory taffeta. The gown incorporated pieces of the bride’s maternal grandmother’s wedding gown, which was also worn by the bride’s mother. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of hypericum cherry, white roses and greenery.
Doreatha Gillis Bishop celebrated her 102nd birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at Mr. B’s restaurant in Barnwell with family members from Georgia, South Carolina, and Jersey City, New Jersey.
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”.
She was the eighth born of ten children. She is the only sibling living.
Ashby Garnet Heltibridle celebrated her fourth birthday on December 19, 2016.
Ashby is the daughter of Ashley Miles and Bobby Heltibridle, both of Barnwell.
She has three brothers, Kobey, Craig, and Clay and has two sisters, Isabel and Shelby.
Grandparents are Tammy Thompson, Ken Miles, Donnie and Sandy Pender, and the late Phil Thompson Jr.
Great-grandparents are Harriett and Everon Collins of Hilda.
Bryson Jared Jones celebrated his sixth birthday on December 12, 2016.
Bryson Jared Jones is the son of Victor and Wanda Jones of Blackville.
He has one sister, Imani JaNiya Jones.
Paternal grandparents are Charlie and Mary Jones of Blackville.
Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth Johnson and the late Lijah Johnson Sr. of Blackville.
Godparents are Linda Johnson, Gary Johnson, and Jacoby Hammond of Blackville.
Grayson and Ashley Banks are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Grace Banks.
She was born on October 1, 2016 at 12:25 p.m. at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. She weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces and was 17 ½ inches long.
Paternal grandparents are Gene and Michelle Banks of Hephzibah, Ga.
Maternal grandparents are Milton and Trixie Sanders of Barnwell.
Paternal great-grandparents are Jessie and the late Carol Taylor of Hephzibah, Ga., Wallace and Sue Banks of Hephzibah, Ga.
Beth Wilson of Olar and Royal Love of Olar were united in marriage on December 2, 2016 in Myrtle Beach.
The bride is the daughter of Rick Wilson of Euless, Texas and Karen Wilson of Olar. She is a 2014 graduate of USC Upstate and is employed by the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.
The groom is the son of Cecil Love Jr. and Shirley Love of Olar. He is a 2013 graduate of Denmark Technical College and is employed by Georgia Pacific in Fairfax.
The couple will reside in Olar.
Jill Marie Gardner (nee. Taylor) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Christopher “Chris” Lojko of Fort Lauderdale, Florida were united in marriage on Friday December 2, 2016 at Broward County Courthouse. Linda L. Roberts, Deputy Clerk, officiated.
The bride’s dress was a knee-length A-line ivory lace dress with a hunter green cable knit cardigan sweater. The bride carried a bouquet of thistles, purple snapdragons and baby’s breath tied with lavender and dark purple organza.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Valoree Devyn Smith.
She was born at 7:43 p.m. on October 11, 2016 at the Medical University of South Carolina. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Smith of Ehrhardt.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Neal and Patti Collins of Barnwell.
Maternal great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Collins of Barnwell and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jordan of Bishopville.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Collins of Barnwell celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on November 3, 2016. They celebrated with their three children, Annette (Jerry) Zissett, Vickie (Stephen) Smith and Jeff Collins.
Mr. and Mrs. Collins have five grandchildren, Trena (Chris) Cheek, Kelvin Zissett, Nick Smith, Shay Smith and Shawna (Chris) McClary; four great-grandchildren, Bailey and Trevor Cheek, Noah Smith and Mackenzie McClary.
Thank you mom and dad for all you have done and continue to do for us. We are so blessed to have such great parents. We love both of you so much.
Noah Alexander Smith celebrated his ninth birthday on October 2, 2016.
Noah is the son of Shalynne Smith of Hilda.
Grandparents are Stephen and Vickie Smith of Hilda.
Great-grandparents are the late Elmore and Delma Smith of Hilda and Albert and Beulah Collins of Barnwell.