Holiday events give Barnwell County residents ample opportunities to celebrate

It’s definitely looking like Christmas in Barnwell County and there are lots of public events planned over the next few weeks to celebrate.

The Town of Snelling will lead off the holiday schedule with its Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at town hall. There will be Christmas carols, cookies and cocoa.

Barnwell County murder suspect surrenders

The suspect in the killing of a Barnwell man has surrendered to authorities.

Demontay Markeith Payne, 25, of 25 Wingo Estates Road, Barnwell, arranged to turn himself in to Allendale County Sheriff Tom Carter. He surrendered late in the afternoon of Friday, May 29, according to Barnwell County Sheriff Ed Carroll.

Payne is wanted in the shooting death of DeVante Quintell Odom, 23, of 3420 Westmont Drive, Aiken. The 9:45 p.m. shooting on May 23 took place outside a residence at 550 Emerald Lane in Barnwell County.

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