Edition: 10-10-2012
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Log Branch Road Church damaged in fire

Jerry E. Halmon, Staff Reporter

“We will have church,” said Diane Bearden, wife of Church of God of Prophecy, Pastor Clyde Bearden as she and other members of the church, located at 425 Log Branch Road in Bamberg, watched as members of the City of Bamberg Fire Department fought to save their church Sunday morning.

In fact, if it weren’t for the quick response of the pastor’s wife in calling 911, more of the structure could have been lost. Bearden noted that when she and her husband arrived for service it was apparent that something was not right. She stated that a ceiling fan may have been the cause of the fire. It was obvious when the fire was brought under control by City of Bamberg Firefighters extensive damage had been done to the ceiling, along with heavy smoke damage.

According to sources the Bamberg Fire Department responded to the Church of God of Prophecy at around 8:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from inside the structure. Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire quickly. No one was injured according to the report.

As church members arrived on the scene and after talking with other church members several noted that they would be going to the Church of God in Denmark, this Sunday morning to worship.

Shooting at Denmark Tech

Mallory D. Biering, Staff Reporter

On Thursday, October 4, The Advertizer-Herald received an anonymous tip concerning arrests being made at Denmark Technical College due to a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, October 3.

According to a press release given by President of Denmark Technical College, Dr. Joann Boyd-Scotland, once the shooting occurred at, “9:50 pm, campus authorities immediately implemented safety protocols and local EMS and law enforcement officials quickly arrived on the scene [to care] for the injured student and [lock] down the facility. The shooting occurred in a parking lot on campus.

The gunman was a visitor to the campus and not enrolled in classes at Denmark Technical College. The incident is currently under investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), along with Denmark Technical College Police Force, Denmark City Police and Bamberg County Sheriff’s Department.

"Even though the immediacy of this terrible incident is behind us, Denmark Technical College continues to cooperate with the authorities. Our thoughts are with the injured student and her family. Additional security is being provided to reassure our students and our employees that their safety is our priority,” stated Dr. Boyd-Scotland.

Red Raiders dominate Calhoun County 60-26

Jerry E. Halmon, Sports Editor

The Class 2-A, 7th ranked Bamberg-Ehrhardt Red Raiders rebounded from last week’s, last second region loss to Silver Bluff in Petticoat Junction, with a dominating performance over Region 5-AA foe Calhoun County in Saint Matthews Friday night. The Red Raiders (6-1,1-1) dominated in all facets of the game in coming away with a 60-26 win. B-E junior consensus All-America K.C. Crosby turned in another standout performance, scoring four touchdowns, including two receiving, one pick six he returned for a score and an 85- yard kickoff return for a score. Senior Demetrius Odom scored three touchdowns on runs of 3, 5 and 9 yards. B-E junior quarterback Sumner Cooler rushed for two scores and passed for two more in the win.

“We played a heck of an all around football game tonight,” B-E head football Coach Kevin “Butch” Crosby said after the game. Crosby noted after a week of “more disciplined and focused” practice it didn’t take much for his team to “bounce back” from last week’s tough loss to Silver Bluff. The Red Raiders lead the Saints 39-14 at the end of the first half and 45- 14 at the end of the third quarter before the reserves came in the game.

The Red Raider dominance extended to the defense, which recorded nine sacks and intercepted the Saints quarterback three times. Senior Lan Sandifer had a good game returning punts and added to his team leading interception total. Junior Matt Maxwell was 4/6 on PATs.

AJA falls to Richard Winn

Mike Hall

The Andrew Jackson Academy Varsity Football team dropped to 0-7 on the season with a 43-8 loss to Richard Winn Academy at Hallman Sease Field.

Offensively, the Confederates were led by Michael Mathias with 79 yards rushing and 39 yards receiving. Joseph Stanfield rushed for 27 yards and was 5 for 11 passing for 84 yards including a 20 yard scoring toss to Zach Boltin. Christian Lee finished with 44 yards on 8 attempts. Stanfield also passed to Mathias for a 2-point conversion.

D-O wins

Anna Martin

The Denmark-Olar Vikings improved to (3-5,3-1) on the season with a 24-7 win over the Branchville Yellow Jackets (1-6,0-2) Friday night in Branchville. Xavier Reed had 18 carries for 182-yards and two touchdowns. Lavonte Deloach and Kenneth Butler each added a score to lead the Vikings. On defense, Butler had a 30-yard pick six. The Vikings latest region win comes on the heels of last week’s 34-12 win over Bethune-Bowman on homecoming.