Bridget Brown named D19’s top educator

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

A Blackville native was selected as the 2014-15 District 19 Teacher of the Year.
Bridget Brown, a fourth grade teacher at Macedonia Elementary School, received the news during the district's Teacher of the Year Gala Saturday evening, May 17, at the Blackville Community Center.
"I'm speechless for the first time," said Brown to the crowd of fellow educators, family and community members.

County council works on budget, celebrates YMCA

First Byline: 
Will Whaley - Staff Writer

Barnwell County Council approved the second reading of their 2014-15 fiscal year budget on May 13. Revenues and expenses amounted to $13,593.271.
The fiscal year begins on July 1, 2014, and ends on June 30, 2015. During this time, a millage rate is to be set by the county auditor.
County Administrator Pickens Williams said later that he doesn't not anticipate an increase in millage at this level.