Smoking Ban Applauded

Posted Aug 8, 2018 at 2:01 AM While we acknowledge people have a right to smoke, that right should not hinder non-smokers from being able to shop, eat and work. That’s why we applaud local efforts being made to make certain areas in the county smoke-free. Just this week Barnwell City Council approved a smoke-free…

The City of Barnwell Goes Smoke-Free

By Jonathan Vickery Posted Aug 8, 2018 at 2:01 AM Barnwell City Council approved a no smoking policy for its buildings, parks, vehicles and other city property. While some facilities like Barnwell City Hall and Lemon Park have been smoke-free, the city hasn’t had a written policy in place. The policy approved during council’s regular…

Quit Cold Turkey

By Contributed Posted Nov 9, 2017 at 4:22 PM Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Residents are asked to encourage someone they know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and…

FINS Swim Lessons

Annually, the Barnwell Rotary Club through the AXIS I Center of Barnwell, sponsors a free swimming program called “FINS”,  during the month of June. This program is sponsored by the Barnwell County Rotary Club, in Loving memory of Mr. B.B. Baxley. The FINS swim program is held in Barnwell and Blackville, in an effort to make sure children in…

Teen Summit

Axis I, along with DIG, CUP, Young Men of God, and the YES Club, came together on March 25, 2017 to host Barnwell County’s 1st Annual Teen Summit. These groups and local teens gathered at the Williston-Elko District Auditorium to hear inspiring stories from  Rafael Bush & Joann Doctor. The students also participated in group sessions. Group sessions were conducted by DHEC about STI’s…

Kick Butts Day 2017

Kick Butts Day encourages youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against the tobacco industry. This year Williston-Elko participated in the “Airing out Tobacco’s Dirty Laundry” campaign. The Youth Advisory Council/ HYPE group wrote statistics related to youth’s tobacco use on t-shirts as well as quotes from the tobacco industry CEO’s admitting to targeting youth…