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Barnwell County Arrests & Citations

The arrest and citation reports listed below are public record and have been provided by local law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent until their cases are determined in a court of law.


Wagener woman arrested on multiple drug charges

A search warrant led to the arrest of a woman in Wagener, S.C., on multiple charges. Aiken County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested Deandrea Denice Sampson (Ginyard), 32, and charged her with possession of weapon during a violent crime, trafficking cocaine, trafficking in methampheta


Public hearing set for community needs, priorities in Barnwell County

Barnwell County citizens can tell their government what their community needs and priorities are at a public hearing Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Barnwell. The public hearing will be held in the conference room of the Clemson Extension Agricultural Building located at 34 Pechmann Street. Th


South Carolina Legislature introduces bill to increase tax on cigarettes, but aim to help teachers

Columbia, SC (FOX Carolina) - Legislators with the South Carolina House have introduced a bill aimed at getting teachers pay raises. On Thursday, a bill was introduced to amend the surtax on cigarettes to provide an additional 5 cents per cigarette that would be credited to the department of educati


Orangeburg deputies arrest man on multiple charges for drug possession, trafficking

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Orangeburg County deputies have arrested a man on multiple drug-related charges. Terrance “TJ” Smith, 39, has been charged with trafficking the drug “Molly”, better known as ecstasy, trafficking cocaine 100 grams or more, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and tr


Congressman Wilson says he will build on successes

WEST COLUMBIA -- Republican U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson presented his 2019 Legislative Agenda at media presentations across the Second Congressional District of South Carolina this past week, visiting the Midlands, Aiken and Barnwell.


Inmate dies in custody at Aiken County Detention Center

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- SLED is assisting the Aiken County Sheriff's Office after an inmate died while in custody. Officials with the sheriff's office say an inmate died at the Aiken County Detention Center. It's unclear how or when the body was discovered.


BHS girls top AFHS in low scoring affair

The Barnwell High and Allendale-Fairfax High girls' offenses didn’t exactly set the world on fire Tuesday, Jan. 8 in Barnwell. Both sides brought elite defensive mentalities in their region opener, and it showed in the low-scoring affair. Allendale-Fairfax High was held to 27 percent field goal shoo


More than 400 people leaving South Carolina public housing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 400 people have been ordered to leave a public housing complex in South Carolina because of natural gas leaks. Columbia firefighters began checking for gas leaks after two men were found dead in separate apartments Thursday morning.


Aiken woman charged with starting fire by putting clothes on a stove

An Aiken woman was charged Thursday in connection with a report of arson at a Sumter Street residence. Yasmeonna Wooden, 18, is charged with first-degree assault and battery and second-degree arson, according to jail records.


South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer arrested on forgery charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer was arrested by Richland County Sheriff’s Department on Monday for charges of forgery and false pretenses.


Warhorses hold off Tigers in intense rivalry

Area fans were treated to a roller coaster Tuesday night, Jan. 8, in Barnwell as the Allendale-Fairfax High Tigers took on the Barnwell High Warhorses in the region opener. In the first half it seemed like the Warhorses could not miss a shot as they stampeded to a 20-point lead.


Filing underway for Barnwell mayor, Elko town council seats

A special election has been scheduled for the City of Barnwell and Town of Elko on Tuesday, March 12. The Town of Elko has one council seat to fill after Councilman Toby Singletary was elected mayor in November 2018. The City of Barnwell has to fill the mayor’s seat following the resignation of long


Former Bamberg County teacher is being investigated for assault on a student

BAMBERG, SC (WFXG) - A former Bamberg County school teacher is being investigated after allegedly assaulting a student-athlete on school grounds at Bamberg Ehrhardt High School. According to the school system, the assault happened during wrestling practice on December 19.


Suspect arrested in Wagener narcotics investigation

WAGENER, SC (WFXG) - A narcotics investigation in Aiken County has resulted in an arrest. At around 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators served a search warrant at a home on the 100 block of Washington Rd. in Wagener. While serving the warrant, investigators arres


Lowe completes first Level 10 gymnastics meet

Amber Lowe of Kennesaw, Georgia is making a name for herself in the gymnastics arena. The 13-year-old granddaughter of Barnwell resident Barbara Newberry just completed her first Level 10 gymnastics meet of this season at the Atlanta Crown Invitational in Duluth, Georgia scoring first place All-Arou


Community Calendar (Week of Jan. 16)

Addams Family Musical Auditions: Auditions for Circle Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Addams Family Musical” conclude Jan 17 at 7 p.m. at Barnwell First Baptist Church in the Worship Center for those seeking a part as one of the family members. Auditions for all of the rest of the parts in the


Crime blotter for Jan. 18

According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:. A 27-year-old Warrenville man reported Wednesday someone broke into his vehicle while it was parked outside his Howlandville Road home and stole a firearm he left inside the car.


South Carolina Judge issues order to halt seismic tests permitting

The partial government shutdown prompted a showdown Friday in South Carolina over seismic testing. A Federal judge issued an injunction which orders the Trump Administration to halt plans to issue permits for the testing right now.


Sheriff: Cordova man facing cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana charges

A Cordova man is facing multiple drug charges after officers discovered cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy, Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said Friday. “This is not the first time we’ve had contact with this person,” Ravenell said.