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Barnwell County, SC

Man facing murder charge following shooting in Barnwell

BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF) – A shooting is under investigation in Barnwell County. Authorities say on Saturday, June 18, officers responded to the 200 block of Bomba Street in response to a shooting. A man, later identified as Trevor Sumpter, 25, of Barnwell, was found with several gunshot wounds. He has transported to a local hospital, […]
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Suspect surrenders after deadly Barnwell shooting

BARNWELL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - We’re learning more about a shooting over the weekend that left a man dead in Barnwell. Barnwell County Coroner Denise Gibson identified the victim of the shooting as Trevor Sumpter, 25, of Barnwell. She said he suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is scheduled to be autopsied Wednesday in Newberry.
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Letter: Secure schools would protect kids

In regards to these school shootings I take them more seriously and personal than some. You see I was working EMS in Barnwell County when the school shooting at Blackville-Hilda High School occurred and I was part of the EMS response on Oct. 12, 1995. I will never forget that...
BLACKVILLE, SC

Another day, another phone scam

BARNWELL COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — The Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a phone scam. Scammers are calling residents asking for money to settle a civil case over the phone. Contact authorities if you receive a call from anyone demanding you pay by card, money order, etc. In Barnwell County, you can verify […]
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Barnwell YMCA to debut new aquatics center in time for summer

BARNWELL CO., S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Barnwell County Family YMCA will hold a grand opening for a new aquatics center this Saturday. The YMCA will be open to the community from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and everyone is welcome to visit for tours of the new center, free food, giveaways, and door prizes, entertainment, and games.
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Barnwell community coming together to overcome trauma

BARNWELL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - There have been mass shootings in New York, Texas, and the latest in Oklahoma. The Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office says six people were shot at a graduation party Tuesday. Officials say no one had life-threatening injuries. The sheriff’s office collaborated with crisis teams to make...
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Gunfire at party leaves emotional scars in Barnwell County

BARNWELL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Gunfire at a graduation party left many people shaken up this week, according to authorities – especially after the May 24 Texas school shooting and a double murder at a large Sandersville party on Sunday. The Barnwell County incident happened Tuesday in the area of...
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Shooting in Barnwell County leaves multiple injured Saturday

BARNWELL COUNTY, S.C. (WFXG) - According to the Barnwell Sheriff's Office, a shooting happened in the area of Union Circle, Kline Saturday night leaving several injured. They say the shooting caused damage to multiple vehicles as well. The Barnwell County Sheriff's Office asks that if you have any information regarding...
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Cars damaged, several injured by shooting in Barnwell

BARNWELL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office is asking for tips after a shooting on Saturday. According to the agency, shots rang out on Union Circle. There was damage to cars on the scene, and several people were injured and driven to a hospital. If you have...
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Shooting under investigation in Barnwell County

BARNWELL COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — The search is on for the person or people responsible for a shooting in Barnwell County Saturday, May 28. Authorities say shots rang out in the area of Union Circle — causing damage to multiple vehicles.Several people were sent to the hospital with wounds. If you have any information, contact […]
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blufftontoday.com

Hampton County native named S.C. Superintendent of the Year

A Hampton County native has been named the 2023 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year. Williston District 29 Superintendent Dr. Marcella Shaw, who will lead the new Barnwell County Consolidated School District, received the award May 5 in Columbia during the final S.C. Superintendents Roundtable meeting for the school year. The award was given by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).
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“B” is for Barnwell County

“B” is for Barnwell County (548 square miles; 2020 population 20,589). Barnwell District, now Barnwell County, was created in 1798 from the area formerly known as Winton County. Located at the southwestern edge of South Carolina, the district originally encompassed 1,440 square miles but lost most of its territory to the creation of Aiken, Bamberg, and Allendale Counties. The district was named for a colonial military hero, John Barnwell. For its first 150 years, the county’s economy had an agricultural base. In 1950 with the creation of the Savannah River Site, the western third of the county, including most of its frontage on the Savannah River, was taken over by the federal facility. For much of the twentieth century Barnwell County was known for its powerful political leaders, which critics dubbed the “Barnwell Ring.”
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