Funeral service was held Feb. 6 at Williston First Baptist Church with Dr. David Richardson officiating. Burial was in the Williston Cemetery. Folk Funeral Home of Williston was in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service was held Jan. 29 at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with burial in the Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N. Y.
Funeral service was held Feb. 10 at the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel. Burial was in the Carolina Memorial Park. J. Henry Stuhr Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Phipps was born March 27, 1927 in Conway. He was the son of Doctor Phipps and Bessie Hinson Phipps. He was married to Carrie Lee Phipps. He was a navy veteran of World War II and pastored Nazarene churches for over 40 years. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary P. Brown.
The smell of gun smoke already wafted through the air. However, these soldiers were not in a war zone but out hunting a different kind of target.
On this day, a trip to Grahams Turnout, just over the Bamberg County line, gave a group of wounded warriors a chance to hunt quail and pheasants and fish in the lake for a varied assortment of fish.
However, for the Blackville-Hilda High girls varsity basketball team, the poem title pretty much summed up their regular season series against region rival Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High of in Norway.
In their first meeting Jan. 9 in Norway, the Lady Hawks were tied at 44-44 with the Lady Trojans after three quarters before going down a road of turnovers and mistakes in the final quarter in a 63-55 defeat.
When the teams first met Jan. 9 in Norway, the Trojans had their way with the Hawks in a 67-53 blowout victory.
This time it was all Blackville-Hilda as they evened the season score in region action with a 68-52 win over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High.
At a Barnwell County Council meeting Feb. 3, Mary Wisner, the interim chief executive officer for BCH, presented Council with a cost-containment program that will save the facility about $236,000 a month.
"The hospital is being proactive to a decrease in funds from Medicare and Medicaid," said Wisner.
Since the hospital's fiscal year began in October, it has suffered a loss of about $400,000, she said.
The game was never in doubt as the Blue Devils took a 34-17 halftime on 18-second quarter points. Antonio "Busta" Walker had 10 points to lead the Blue Devils at the break. Walker finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots.
With the win, Williston-Elko High improves to 14-6 overall and 10-2 in region play.
The Trojans started the game just four-of-13 from the field for nine points in the opening quarter.
On Feb. 6, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the end of a four-year project for the BCDC.
The nonprofit community group swung open the doors of four modular homes on South Boundary Street for low-income families to rent.
BCDC members, as well as community and area figures, toured the three-bedroom, two bathroom homes after the ribbon-cutting.
Council gave a collective nod to clear a portion of land - capped at the cost of $10,000 - in mid-February and conduct a groundbreaking ceremony in March at the center's future site.
The Williston-Elko Community Resource Center will be located behind the Williston Library on Academy Street, said Barnwell County Councilman Freddie Houston.
The "Big Three" came through for the Lady Blue Devils on offense as Courtney Corley, Charnica Williams and Tierra Richberg all scored in double-digits. Corley led the group with 19 points.
Williams had 10 points, including two three-pointers. Richberg had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
With the construction continuing on the City of Barnwell's Lemon Park Sports Complex, the city has taken steps to ensure area youth have plent of places to play.
Even though the town of Kline has a much smaller population, they are moving forward with their own recreation plans.
For many years, softball has been a favorite pastime in Kline and with two new donations the town hopes to expand the recreation activities available.
By now, the U.S. Senate will have already voted on the stimulus bill.
The current stimulus bill in its trimmed down version still contains unnecessary spending for special interest. Supposedly this bill has been trimmed from $930 billion down to $780 billion.
We are now being informed that in this bill's present form, it consists of 58 percent spending and 42 percent tax cuts.
More than that, it's a good opportunity to thank them for keeping the faith with Barnwell County and reccognizing the continuing business benefits the county offers.
Barnwell County does have a good pool of labor to draw from, especially for manufacturing concerns.
Despite the bad economy, taxes - like death - continue. Yet people have less money and are trying to stretch every dollar.
The other problem is that because of the bad economy, the county is cutting back too.
However, the county government still has the same workload as it did during better times, only now because of employee furloughs, it has less work hours in which to do it.
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This time, the school board members were the pupils.
Guidance counselors from three of the district's four schools appeared before the board to give an overview tutorial of what their programs and job positions entail.
"Since they are the board of the district, I thought it would be good that they (the counselors) educate them about it," said Roy Sapough, the district superintendent.
Funeral service was held Jan. 31 at the Allendale National Guard Armory with burial in the Rizer Chapel UM Cemetery.
Cave Funeral Services, Inc. of Allendale was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Youmans was the son of Ella Elizabeth Youmans Crosby ad Isiah Smith.
Funeral service was held Jan. 30 at Greenbranch Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Leroy Dobson, Alfred Still and Raymond Satterfield officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Dyches Funeral Home of Barnwell was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Still was born in Barnwell County. He was the son of the late Levy Still and Ida Mae Grubbs. He retired from Milliken textile after 40 years. He was a member and deacon at Greenbranch Pentecostal Holiness Church.