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Dog fosters three motherless kittens

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Managing Editor

Three homeless, motherless kittens have found an unlikely surrogate at the Barnwell County Animal Shelter.
The kittens, only a couple weeks old, were brought in by a woman last week. She told shelter staff the mother was already at the shelter, though the one she identified as the mother didn't want to nurse the kittens.
That's where a three-year-old mixed breed dog comes in.


Jobless rate rises across South Carolina

First Byline: 
Laura J. McKenzie - Regional Publisher

Barnwell County joined every other county in the state to see an increase in the unemployment rate during July.
In recently released figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, the jobless rate in Barnwell County jumped from 8.9 percent in June to 9.9 percent in July. It is still below the 12.9 percent from July 2013.
The available labor force in the county increased from 8,255 in June to 8,274 in July. Those who were jobless also rose from 737 in June to 815 in July.