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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Red Raiders get past War Eagles, advance

It was a defensive battle in the Class A Lower State championship as Bamberg-Ehrhardt defeated C.E. Murray 7-6 to advance to the state title game next Saturday. "Defense played great tonight, they have been doing it all year," B-E head coach Robert Williams said after the game. "Offensively, we struggled a little bit, but they have a great team. It was just two great defenses tonight."
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Investigation underway after two bodies found in Screven County pond

Two people were found dead in a Screven County pond on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Screven County Sheriff's Office. An investigation is now underway. At around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the Screven County Sheriff's Office received a call about a suspicious vehicle at an address on Whitehill Road in Sylvania. That's where the bodies were found.
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Two people found dead in a pond in Screven County

SYLVANIA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two people were found dead in a pond on a property on White Hill Road in Screven County. According to the Screven County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle on November 23 around 3 p.m. The vehicle was near fon Whitehill...
The Post and Courier

Nemours Wildlife Foundation opens new $2 million research lab in SC Lowcountry

YEMASSEE — The Nemours Wildlife Foundation opened a new $2 million laboratory in October that will provide 3,200 square feet of research space within the ACE basin for students across the Southeast. The completion of the new Ernie P. Wiggers laboratory was celebrated in late October along with the foundation’s...
Times and Democrat

Ehrhardt fire victim identified

A Wednesday morning fire at an Ehrhardt apartment claimed the life of a 54-year-old woman, according to Bamberg County Coroner Wallace Hicks Jr. Eva M. Beard, of 41 Sylvan Court, died after a fire broke out around 9 a.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday in Newberry, Hicks said. According...

Barnwell, Silver Bluff square off for state championship spot

BARNWELL, SC (WJBF) – Barnwell and Silver Bluff will meet in Petticoat Junction on Friday night in the SCHSL 2A Lower State Championship. The winner will play the winner of the 2A Upper State Championship featuring Newberry and Gray Collegiate. The 2A State Championship will be played Friday, December 3 at Benedict College at 7 […]
Island Packet Online

How 2009 USC win over Clemson served as a springboard to program’s glory years

Looking back, more than a decade later, the first thing former South Carolina defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson remembered was the costly miscue before the storm. His boss, Steve Spurrier, recalled a sunny day in Williams-Brice Stadium. The most successful coach in South Carolina history was not yet that in 2009....

Area students are the winners with Bright Ideas teacher grants

Palmetto Electric Cooperative and Palmetto Electric Trust recently awarded $40,365 in Bright Ideas grants to 50 deserving teachers in southern Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties. Earlier this year, teachers submitted proposals for innovative classroom projects. A total of 82 grant applications were received. “Throughout the COVID pandemic, we know that...

Voorhees College students to finish semester virtually

DENMARK, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Voorhees College students will complete the fall semester virtually after the Thanksgiving holiday break, which begins Wednesday. The Thanksgiving holiday break is Nov. 24-26, and students will not return to campus physically Nov. 29. Instead, they will resume with virtual instruction and final exams from Nov. 29 to Dec. 9.

Bamberg attorney claims he outlined Murdaugh scheme for SLED

Bamberg attorney Chris Wilson said he outlined for law enforcement a series of events related to Alex Murdaugh and the multiple cases he was indicted on Thursday. Wilson said Tuesday in a public he has spent the last several months telling State Law Enforcement Division about "a scheme he (Murdaugh) accomplished by misleading Wilson about the position of Murdaugh’s firm, Peters Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth Detrick (PMPED)."
Times and Democrat

Bamberg, Orangeburg dancers in Macy’s Parade

Students of Mary Jane’s School of Dance in Bamberg and Orangeburg will have a unique experience over the Thanksgiving holiday when they perform in the 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The 12 girls will be a part of the Spirit of America Dance Team, which...

Hampton hospital earns several statewide Zero Harm Awards

HRMC has earned 16 Zero Harm Awards since 2019. As other rural healthcare centers struggle to serve their communities, Hampton County's hospital continues to provide award-winning healthcare. After notching six awards last year, Hampton Regional Medical Center (HRMC) has earned several Zero Harm Awards for 2021, becoming a regular winner...