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A sea of blue pinwheels and people clad in blue showed a united effort against child abuse.  Law enforcement officers, elected officials, teens, parents, and the public united on April 26 …

A Williston native has been appointed to fill a new judicial seat. On June 20, Martha Rivers Davisson was sworn in as the Second Judicial Circuit’s second judge during a ceremony at the …

The June 25 meeting of the Barnwell County School District board started with public comments favoring a central location for the new countywide high school. At a previous meeting held June 11, the …

Birthdays and anniversaries won’t be the same in Barnwell County. Chuck McCormick, known to many as the “Master of Birthdays”, died on June 15 following a long, brave battle …

The winner of the Second District of South Carolina’s 2024 Congressional Art Competition has a connection to Barnwell County. Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) announced Kinsleigh Ringus of …

Barnwell School District 45’s last board meeting before consolidation included memories, messages of gratitude, and a few tears. The board met June 13 for the final time. On July 1, …

For 30 years, Donna Selvey has been a full-time educator. Now she’s ready to be a full-time grandma. The Barnwell Primary School (BPS) principal is retiring after three decades in …

The Barnwell Minor League All-Stars competed for the district championship on June 19.  They played Orangeburg for the championship game at Lemon Park in Barnwell, but were defeated. Prior …

Several leaders are shifting positions in advance of the Barnwell County School District’s (BCSD) inaugural year. With Barnwell School District 45 (BSD45), the Barnwell County Consolidated …

DEAN MANSFIELD (noun) – A tough yet compassionate educator who dedicated her career to helping children in Allendale and Barnwell counties.    While that entry may not be in …

For the third year in a row, the Barnwell Ponytails All-Stars are headed to the World Series. The team of 12 girls and three coaches will head to Louisiana in July after winning the district and …

Voters have spoken by casting their votes in the June 11 primaries. Of Barnwell County’s 12,750 registered voters, 2,100 turned out – 1,570 Republican voters and 530 Democratic …

Business, community and civic leaders united May 9 at the Southern Palmetto Regional Chamber’s annual meeting. Held on the Allendale campus of USC Salkehatchie, the event celebrated the …

The “father” of Blackville-Hilda’s public schools is retiring, again. Barnwell County Consolidated School District (BCCSD) interim superintendent David Corder has dedicated his …

The Barnwell County Career Center (BCCC) board held their final meeting on June 3. Effective July 1, the BCCC, Barnwell School District 45 and Barnwell County Consolidated School District …

Williston-Elko’s Peyton Rimes has committed to play baseball for the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie this fall. On May 22, Rimes was joined by family, coaches, school administrators, …

A Williston man is dead following a traffic accident in Aiken County. The wreck occurred on Wednesday, June 5 around 1:40 p.m. on Highway 78/Charleston Highway near Clippership Loop, …

The community is invited to an informational meeting about the Barnwell County School District's facility plan. The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Barnwell County Career …

A popular salon in downtown Barnwell has closed after nearly 30 years in business. Circle Cuts served their final clients on Wednesday, May 15. The salon was owned by Sheila Folk for 29 years, but …

The Barnwell Community Soup Kitchen received a $25,000 donation from the Crane Fund for Widows and Children. The soup kitchen was one of several local organizations to receive a donation in 2023 as …

A Barnwell man has died following a Friday night accident. Bryce Tolliver, 21, of Patterson Mill Road, Barnwell, died at the hospital from injuries he sustained May 31 in a wreck on Patterson Mill …

Family and friends packed the Jefferson Davis Academy gym on May 24 to celebrate the Class of 2024. “For many of us, the journey to this moment has been filled with challenges, setbacks, and …

The Barnwell High School Class of 2024 wore pins in memory of one of their own. Shaniah Hankins died in a wreck at age 15 in May 2021 at the end of her freshman year. Principal Franklin McCormack …

A sea of patriotic colors filled the Veterans Memorial Park in Barnwell on May 27. Veterans, community leaders, and residents of all ages united at the park for the annual Memorial Day program hosted …

An Allendale police officer is recovering after being shot five times. James Hall was shot five times in his right arm on Saturday, April 27 as he was responding to a shooting incident while on …

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