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Barnwell Primary School student remembered

Javian Hayward's classmates made pins out of puzzle pieces to remember him. Barnwell Primary School is missing a piece of its puzzle after the death of Javian Hayward. The 8-year-old died on Nov. 13 from injuries he sustained two days earlier from a wreck that occurred in Aiken County. His mother a

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-22 23:06:47

Deloach appointed to D19 board

The Barnwell District 19 School Board will soon be full again. During their Nov. 13 meeting, the board unanimously approved appointing Bill Deloach to the seat vacated three months prior by George Fickling, who resigned over issues he had with board members. After two previous attempts to be electe

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-22 22:57:18

Students, various agencies participate in drill

A "patient" is taken by EMS to a helicopter ambulance during a recent disaster drill held at the Barnwell County Airport. Over 100 people participated in a large-scale disaster drill on Nov. 15 in Barnwell County. The drill simulated a 6.2-magnitude earthquake centered in Barnwell. The drill "assum

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-22 23:04:50

Towns, county hold civil but direct meeting

A meeting was held Thursday, Nov. 16 without lawyers in a neutral site between four governmental entities that have been at odds for several years. The Barnwell County Council met with the mayors and at least one councilman from each of the municipalities of Barnwell, Blackville and Williston. They

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-22 23:05:38

Locking arms around a dinner table

They locked arms and bowed their heads. Different races joined together. An entire nation would talk about this moment of peace and unity. It all happened around a dinner table, not a football field. The first Thanksgiving occurred between white pilgrims and red Indians nearly 400 years ago. The Wa

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-22 23:02:18

Teen shooting victim 'uncooperative' with police

Details are limited about a shooting that injured a Blackville teen. A 14-year-old male was shot on Sunday, Nov. 12 around 7:02 p.m. in the area of 954 Oak Avenue in Blackville as he walked between his house and a neighbor's residence. "One shot was fired and he was struck in the elbow," said Blac

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-22 22:59:23

Blackville teens arrested for bomb threat

Sheriff's deputies conduct a search of Blackville-Hilda High School with the help of a bomb-sniffing dog. Two juveniles have been arrested in connection to a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of Blackville-Hilda High and Middle schools on Nov. 15. Barnwell County Sheriff Ed Carroll said his off

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-22 23:08:58

Memories retained at Blackville Museum

Visitors peruse the Blackville Museum's collection on Nov. 12 during an open house. The Blackville Museum took people on a walk down memory lane during its Nov. 12 open house. There was a good turnout for the event, which was held as a way to showcase all the work that's been done recently to pres

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-11-22 23:00:13

High-ranking Petersburg Schools administrator charged with DWI

Image courtesy of Hanover County Police HANOVER COUNTY/PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) - A high-ranking Petersburg Schools administrator was recently charged in Hanover County with a DWI. Hanover court records show that Cyndee Blount was arrested and charged with 1st offense DWI on Nov. 10. She was arraign

WRIC TV - 2017-11-21 21:24:00

Petersburg votes to eliminate treasurer, newly-elected treasurer not happy

Ken Pritchett PETERSBURG, Va. - Petersburg treasurer-elect Ken Pritchett may be out of a job soon after he takes office in 2018. Just 14 days after Pritchett was elected to the position, Petersburg City Council voted to "ask the state to transfer remaining functions of the treasurer's office to the

WTVR-TV - 2017-11-22 21:16:26

Salvation Army Closing Men's Shelter in Petersburg

At the end of the year, the Salvation Army Men's Shelter on Commerce Street in Petersburg will close. The high cost of operation is the reason. The Salvation Army's Aimee Wester told WCVE they are working with the city as well as churches in tri-cities communities to find a solution. "To be able to


Colonial Heights home destroyed in fire

COLONIAL HEIGHTS , Va - A home on South Valley Road in Colonial Heights was destroyed Wednesday night in a fire. Firefighters responded just after 10:00 p.m. to reports that a person might be trapped in the house. When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed. Firefighters could only attack the fir

WTVR-TV - 2017-11-23 08:00:59

Deputy: 'In a blink of an eye, my whole life changed.'

Sharina O'Neal's sense of normalcy was shattered two weeks ago, as she was putting her young children to bed and folding clothes in her Chesterfield apartment on Kim Court. "Never in a million years did I think I would get shot on my day off, in my bedroom, with my children right next to me," explai

NBC12 - 2017-11-22 21:12:59

Grocery Cents: Where to pick up the lowest priced produce

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - 'Tis the season for big trips to the grocery store because families are coming home for holiday meals. Chesterfield shopper Tom Boyle is ready. "I've got two 19 pound turkeys, a 10-pound ham, dressing, potatoes, sweet potatoes. You name it, we've got it," explains Boyle. But s

WRIC TV - 2017-11-23 00:37:14

These Chesterfield students reach for the stars at NASA's Wallops Island

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. - While there have been significant gains, women are still underrepresented in STEM fields. A group of young women in Chesterfield County high schools hope to change that. They attended the Virginia Space Coast Scholars Summer Academy at the NASA Flight Facility at Wallops I

WTVR-TV - 2017-11-22 11:45:13

Police: Mom was driving drunk with 2 kids in vehicle

A mother is facing multiple charges after Chesterfield police say she was driving drunk with her daughters in the vehicle. Police charged April Y. Cheatham with DWI and two counts of abuse and child neglect in the Nov. 17 incident. Police say Cheatham was driving erratically along Hull Street Road

NBC12 - 2017-11-22 16:34:28

Construction on Cabot Skate Park Delayed

CABOT, Ark. -- Skaters in the town of Cabot have been without a skate park for two years. There are plans to build a new park -- but those plans keep getting pushed back Jeremiah Johnson grew up in Cabot. Like many of his peers - he enjoyed the community skate parks and BMX. "It was a big thing when


D.J. Williams to Usher in 2018 in NYE Countdown Show

DALLAS -- What's a New Year's Eve without parties, music, a countdown and even some fireworks to finish it off? "Lone Star NYE: Countdown to 2018" will bring all of that and more into living rooms across Texas and beyond during a live broadcast as Nexstar Media Group and NBC 5/KXAS in Dallas ring i

KARK - 2017-11-22 15:15:06

Ex-alderman sued by former partner

A Fayetteville City Council member who resigned Saturday is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his former domestic partner and of not living in the ward he represented, according to a lawsuit filed late last month. Lawyer Steven Kay filed the suit Oct. 31 in Washington County Circ

NWAONLINE.COM - 2017-11-22 11:10:00

Park Vandalism Pushes Positive Message

LONOKE, Ark. - New cases of vandalism have captured the attention of the Lonoke Police Department. But, the message behind recent graffiti have some people asking authorities to re-think their disciplinary strategy. "Come on girls. Let's go." With paws pulling him along, Bob Glover takes a stroll ar

KARK - 2017-11-22 22:28:20