The faltering economy has slowed commerce down for many businesses, but not for Bamberg-Barnwell Adult Education.
"We've really seen an influx of people who need a GED to get a job," said Joye Hallman, the director of the center. "In Barnwell, we have probably seen a 20 percent increase in class size here."
A GED is a general equivalency diploma, which is the equivalent of a high school diploma for people who dropped out of school.
Hallman expects the center will get busier still.