Murray Hammond Keel

Murray Hammond Keel, 85, of Barnwell, died May 8, 2009 at his home.
Funeral service was held May 11 at the Barnwell First Baptist Church with the Revs. Posey Belcher and Lacoste Munn officiating. Burial was in the Barnwell County Memory Gardens on Reynolds Rd. Mole Funeral Home of Barnwell was in charge of the arrangements.

James Dunbar ‘Bars’ Ray

James Dunbar "Bars" Ray, 72, died May 8, 2009 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral service was held May 11 at Friendship Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Mole Funeral Home of Barnwell was in charge of the arrangements.

Rhett Hampton Goodwin

Rhett Hampton Goodwin, 72, of Ehrhardt, died April 5, 2009.
Funeral service was held April 9 at McCune Branch Baptist Church. Cave Funeral Service, Inc. of Ehrhardt was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Goodwin was the son of the late Swinton and Lezey Corley Goodwin Black.
Survivors include his wife, Ora L. Carrington Goodwin; daughters, Cheryl Grant, Belinda Goodwin, Ellen Goodwin Nelson and Renee Goodwin King; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
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Mabel Louise Barker Towne

Mabel Louise Barker Towne, 87, of Barnwell, died May 4, 2009 at her residence.
Memorial service was held May 6 at the Mole Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Blalock officiating. Mole Funeral Service of Barnwell was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Towne was born Feb. 17, 1922 in Old Ellenton. She was the daughter of the late George Ollie and Maryanne Ogden Barker. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Anthony Nathaniel Wroten

Antohny Nathaniel Wroten, 51, of Allendale, died May 1, 2009 at his residence.
Funeral service was held May 8 at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Martin with burial in the church cemetery. Allendale Community Funeral Home of Allendale was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Wroten was born Nov. 6, 1957 in Fort Polk, La. He was the son of the late Willie Wroten and Bennie Wroten Harvey.

Hattie Mae Pontoon

Hattie Mae Pontoon, 84, of Blackville, died April 27, 2009 at the Barnwell County Hospital.
Funeral service was held May 6 at Frost Branch Baptist Church, Elko, with the Rev. Joseph Williams Sr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home of Barnwell was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Pontoon was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nick Osbourne.

Glenn R. Nichols

Dr. Glenn R. Nichols, 55, of Beech Island, died April 29, 2009.
Funeral service was held May 2 at Aiken Church of Christ with Moses Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bath. Cole Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc. of Aiken was in charge of the arrangements.

Barnwell High girls win district in softball

The Barnwell High varsity girls ran onto the field in jubilation Wednesday afternoon after beating Andrew High School in the district 5 softball championship game.

The Lady Warhorses's triumph with a 13-3 victory came behind the bats of seniors Devan Davis and Dray Davis.

The siblings unleased their ‘Wonder Twin' power at the plate, combining for six hits, including three home runs, a double and eight RBIs. Devan Davis did the most damage, finishing with three hits, including two home runs and five RBIs. Dray Davis went two-for-three with a home run and three RBIs.

JDA softball finishes runners-up in finals

The Jefferson Davis Academy Lady Raiders finished runners-up in the SCISA 1A state softball tournament Saturday at the Oak Grove complex in Lexington.

Jefferson Davis Academy won three games to advance to the championship round. In the title game, the Lady Raiders fought hard, but ran out of steam falling to a talented Wardlaw Academy squad by a score of 16-0.

Mark IV files Chapter 11 petition

Mark IV Automotive, the corporation that includes Dayco Products, a manufacturer of automotive belts and hoses, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Dayco has a production plant in Williston. It employs approximately 175 people.

On April 30, Mark IV made voluntary filings or petitions for bankruptcy for 18 of its business subsidiaries, one of which is Dayco. The filings were done in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York.

Full circle

The tragedy of a young girl and the community that pulled together to help her have come full circle as a dream becomes concrete.

Although its been open for about eight months, May 8 marked the official dedication of the Crystal Jenkins Memorial Track in Blackville behind Macedonia Elementary School.

Crystal Jenkins was a seven year old Blackville girl who was born with liver problems.

County to get cash for road improvements

Barnwell County is getting a little more cash to put into its pot for paving potholes and smoothing roads.

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the county is getting about $963,000 more than expected in federal stimulus dollars, according to a press release from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Some of that money will be used to cut traffic congestion at the Five Points corner in Barnwell where S.C. 3, S.C. 64 and Fuller Street converge.

Prayers lifted up in county

Just as the slow economy has been a topic in the news locally and nationally, it has been a feature in another conversation as well - prayer.

During the 58th observance of the National Day of Prayer May 7, the economy and its ailing condition had prayers lifted up on its behalf.

Barnwell County had two events to mark the National Day of Prayer. The Barnwell event occurred at noon with about 45 people gathered around the sundial near the courthouse to hear several preachers invoke God's help and blessings on governments, businesses, schools, the military and the media.

Layoffs spur surge in adult education classes

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.

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Dorothy Rouse Allamby

Dorothy Rouse Allamby, 66, of Cleveland, Ohio, died April 21, 2009.
Burial was at the Case Western Reserve Military Cemetery. E. F. Boyd Funeral Homes of Cleveland, Ohio, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Mrs. Allamby was born Sept. 26, 1942 in Allendale County. She was the daughter of James and Irene Rouse Sr. She was predeceased by three siblings, Geneva Rouse Mealing, George Rouse and Rebecca Rouse Jones.

Breanna Shay Buckmon

Breanna Shay Buckmon, 19, of Barnwell, died April 25, 2009 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service was held May 2 at Guinyard-Butler Middle School with the Rev. Freddie L. Bush officiating. Burial was in the Hope Memorial Park, Barnwell. Guinyard and Son's Funeral Home of Barnwell was in charge of the arrangements.
Breanna was the daughter of Tina Smith and Dennis Buckmon.

Virgie Rosier Keenan Clark

Virgie Rosier Keenan Clark, 89, of Hilda, died May 3, 2009 at the Bamberg County Hospital.
Funeral service was held today, May 6 at Ashleigh Baptist Church with the Revs. Bert Petty, Alfred Still and Bob Scruggs officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home of Denmark was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Clark was born June 2, 1919 in Dunbarton. She was the daughter of the late Gaston and Virgie M. Rosier. She was married to the late Lewis L. Keenan and Henry B. Clark. She was a homemaker and a member of Ashleigh Baptist Church.

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