Barnwell Co. sheriff expresses appreciation for assistance

Dear Editor,
It is with great appreciation I write this letter to commend the Fire Departments, Highway Patrol, Department of Transportation, Emergency Management, Electric Companies and many individual citizens that assisted during the ice strom Pax.
The patience of the citizens was exceptional.
Some were left trapped in their homes from fallen tree limbs and others endured many long cold hours without power or heat.
The overwhelming outpour of assistance that was displayed throughout the community was heartwarming. The citizens pulled together and worked side by side during this time of crisis and this community was an example to others to follow.
I am proud to tell others that I am from Barnwell County.
Ed Carroll
Barnwell County Sheriff