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Small but noisy quake rattles Barnwell County

...the town, said D.T. Townsend, a spokesman at Savannah River Site.The event, which callers to the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office reported as a "loud boom," was recorded by the site's seismology instruments but was not related to...
Fire chief charged in embezzlement

...Bridges Road in Barnwell, was arrested Wednesday by state agents. Chief Delk turned himself in at the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office, where he was charged with embezzling more than $5,000 of Barnwell County funds for his personal use...
Hundreds celebrate slain pastor

...the Rev. McCreary's body near the edge of the river, Sheriff Carroll said. The Orangeburg County and Barnwell County sheriff's offices and the state Department of Natural Resources responded initially to the incident. The State Law Enforcement...
Police get new Tasers, scanner for fingerprints

BARNWELL, S.C. - The Barnwell County Sheriff's Office is employing two cutting edge technologies with safety and efficiency in mind. Matching grants - worth about $68,000 - from...
Across the area

...employee at Enterprise Bank, 596 Main St., at about 10:40 a.m. Fewer than 10 minutes later, the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office dog tracking team was called out. The suspect was described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a slender...
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...Bennett Jr., of the 300 block of Emerald Lane, was killed near his home, said Capt. Steve Griffith of the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office received a call at about 10:30 p.m. about an armed robbery on Emerald Lane...
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Audit reveals closed-door laws not always followed

COLUMBIA - A quarter of elected officials in a statewide survey say they've broken state law by letting their closed-door session stray beyond what they promised the public they would discuss while out of sight and earshot.
22-year-old gets murder charge

...Barnwell, had apparently died of a gunshot wound to the head, said Investigator Rodney Pruitt, of the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office. Investigator Pruitt provided the following account: On Saturday, at about 2:15 a.m., police received...
SRS security finds body in river

...Mr. Ward said an autopsy will be conducted today in Newberry by a forensic pathologist. A source at the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office said the department had started trying to determine whether the physical characteristics of the man match...
Metro | Savannah River Site