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JDA student adopts Houston class

Blake Pritchard sorts some of the donations she's already received that will be sent to a Houston class. McKinley Blake Pritchard, a junior at Jefferson Davis Academy, has adopted a kindergarten class from Houston, Texas through Teachers of Tomorrow. Donation boxes are set up at Sport's Gas and Con

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 21:28:51

YMCA campers have fun-filled summer of learning

The YMCA campers made their own superhero capes one day, but they learned about real life heroes during visits with EMS and law enforcement, including a bloodhound from the sheriff's office. It's fun to camp at the Y-M-C-A! That's not exactly how the lyrics go to the Village People's 1978 song "YMC

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 21:22:40

County administrator announces retirement plans

Barnwell County Administrator Pickens Williams Jr. has announced plans to retire next year. Barnwell County Administrator Pickens Williams Jr. has announced his plan to retire next year. Williams, 59, shared his intentions to retire within the next five to six months with the Barnwell County Council

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 18:42:23

Megan Croft sworn in as county treasurer

Megan Croft (right) was sworn in Sept. 15 as Barnwell County Treasurer by Clerk of Court Rhonda McElveen. Her daughter Lizzie held the Bible. Witnessing the event were her parents Jodi and Doug Croft, her grandfather Buddy Darnell and her boyfriend Richie Peterson. Megan E. Croft was sworn in Friday

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 21:47:14

Energy Solutions collecting hurricane relief items

This trailer sits outside Energy Solutions to collect hurricane relief items. Energy Solutions in Snelling is collecting Hurricane Irma relief items to be sent to victims in Florida. A tractor trailer has been set up in the parking lot of the Osborne Road facility in Snelling. "The public is invited

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 21:30:01

Dozens 'walk by faith' at 3K

King-Aaden participated in the 3K alongside friends and supporters. While approximately 40 people took part in the inaugural Walk by Faith 3K, all eyes were on King-Aaden Rivera as he took three steps to mark the three-year anniversary of a wreck he was in which he was critically injured. This wou

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 21:27:50

A dollar for victims of storms, a dollar for home

Our community continues to respond to the devastating hurricanes that have impacted many, especially in Texas and Florida. Energy Solutions is collecting donations for victims. Items requested include: diapers/wipes, adult diapers, formula, bottled water, hand sanitizer, trash bags, first aid suppli

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 21:49:42

'Mr. Jim' generous in helping Ga. evacuees

My family and I stopped in your town unexpectedly yesterday afternoon (Sept. 12) for a few hours. We were traveling back to Savannah, Ga. on S.C. 3 after being evacuated from Richmond Hill, Ga. due to Hurricane Irma. We weren't traveling light, so to speak, with three children, my mother-in-law and

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 21:48:51

Amanda Levi, Mitchell Moore marry

Amanda Nichole Levi and Mitchell Blake Moore, both of Williston, were united in marriage Aug. 5 at Buck Ridge Plantation in Neeses. The Rev. Kevin M. Roberts officiated the 6 o'clock ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Pamela Demitra Levi and Terry Mitchell Levi of Columbia. She is the granddaugh

THE STATE - 2017-09-24 04:01:00

Williston First Baptist Church receives award for supporting schools

Jacque Ussery (center), a member of Williston First Baptist Church, accepts the 2017 Civic Organization Volunteer Award on behalf of the church from S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman (right) on August 8. A Williston church was honored by the State Department of Education for supporting

THEPEOPLESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 21:41:00

How well do you know Orangeburg County? Part 3

This is the third collection of 25 stories from the popular "100 objects in 100 days" T&D series from 2014 that focused on interesting places, people and things in Orangeburg County. 1 Jun 17, 2014 About the series We're telling the story of Orangeburg County in 100 objects. The Times and Democrat,

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 18:45:00

New Chillicothe city administrator reflects on duties

Darin Chappell, Chillicothe's new city administrator, is officially introducing himself to the community after his first month on the job. Chappell most recently worked for the city of Bolivar in southwest Missouri. The city of Chillicothe announced his hiring in late July. He is a two-time alumnus

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-25 02:00:00

Orangeburg chemical company cited for improper handling of waste

An Orangeburg chemical company has been fined $8,000 by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for the improper handling of universal waste to include such items as batteries, light bulbs and computers. Gulbrandsen Chemicals, located on Gulbrandsen Road off of U.S. 21 (Row

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Towns traced back to arrival of railroad

As the City of Aiken does, many of the towns in eastern Aiken County trace their histories to the arrival of the railroad. The Town of Wagener dates to 1887 when the settlement was called Pinder Town, and later Guntersville or Gunter's Crossroad, after many North Carolina settlers who fought in the

AIKEN STANDARD - 2017-09-24 08:00:00

Southern parts of the County feature different ways of life

Southern Aiken County could be a study in contrasts. The City of Aiken's Southside bustles with businesses, restaurants and retail stores; and traffic on Whiskey Road, the area's main thoroughfare, is almost nonstop, taking diners and shoppers to their destinations and employees to the Savannah Rive

AIKEN STANDARD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Bamberg-Ehrhardt at Edisto football 2017

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TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 04:17:00

Ironman triathlon returns, with some parts running through Aiken County

The Ironman 70.3-mile triathlon in Augusta returns Sunday, and while some of the cycling race runs through Aiken County, in parts of Jackson and New Ellenton, no roads will be closed to drivers. The triathlon begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday with a 1.2-mile swim in the Savannah River from the Augusta Rive

AIKEN STANDARD - 2017-09-22 22:45:00

SCDOT sign tampered with to say vulgar message

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 JACKSON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says someone tampered with a South Carolina Department of Transportation sign. Deputies say one sign in Jackson, S.C. was tampered with. South Carolina D.O.T. workers are fixing it. The sign was changed to an obs

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-24 00:39:00

Habitat for Humanity house gets dedicated to new owner in Jackson

Castealia Cook and her son Jakobe will soon be moving into their own home in Jackson, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Cook's new home, built by the organization, was dedicated Sunday. Cook, who works in payment processing for UPS, said she knew people who had houses from Habitat for Humanity, and s

AIKEN STANDARD - 2017-09-24 23:45:00

'Battle of the Bands' on tap Sept. 30

The battle is on! The Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association is sponsoring the second annual 2017 Garden City Music Festival "Battle of the Bands" in downtown Orangeburg on Saturday, Sept. 30. The free public event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on the Square. "The mission of DORA is to enco

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-24 06:15:00