Stories by Laura J. McKenzie

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Williston considers smoking ban on town property

Smoking of tobacco or using electronic vapor products could soon be prohibited on Williston's town property including its parks and playgrounds.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Barnwell company helps Olympians avoid Zika

The Barn­well County business Anovotek is taking on an Olympian task to help U.S. athletes combat the Zika virus.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Barnwell working on health care plan

BARNWELL, S.C. -- A short-term solution to Barnwell County's medical needs is being formulated by an advisory team appointed by Barnwell County Council.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Friday, June 12, 2015

15 hurt as Barnwell church bus crashes in Tenn.

Fifteen were injured Friday when a Hagood Avenue Baptist Church bus from Barnwell, S.C., crashed near Cleveland, Tenn.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bonds set for Blackville teens

BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- A bond hearing was held Wednesday for five teenagers arrested in the April 30 shooting of a woman at the Hilda Crossroads.
By Laura J. McKenzie

5 Blackville teens face charges in shooting

Five Blackville teens have been arrested in the April 30 shooting of a woman at the Hilda Crossroads.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Train wreck leaked acid

MARTIN, S.C. - Hydrochloric acid leaked from a breached railcar Tuesday in Allendale County, CSX officials said today.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. - A CSX train derailed in rural Allendale County early Tuesday, leaking chemicals, sending two rail employees to an Augusta hospital and evacuating a nearby industry.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bi-Lo buying Reid's grocery stores

The parent company of the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery store chain is buying the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid's supermarket chains for $265 million.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Monday, Nov. 22, 2010

South Carolina Tissue chooses Barnwell

BARNWELL, S.C. --- A company searching for a location for its 200-job tissue plant has selected Barnwell County, officials announced Monday.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

Fire chief charged in embezzlement

BARNWELL, S.C. --- The Long Branch volunteer fire chief has been charged with one count of embezzlement of public funds and five counts of forgery, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement ...
By Laura J. McKenzie
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