Barnwell County

Barnwell County, South Carolina

PO Box 723
Barnwell, SC 29812
Phone: (803) 541-1020
Fax: (803) 541-1025

On the central western border of SC, south of Augusta, GA; organized as Winston District in 1798 from Orangeburg District. Name Origin: For John (1748-99) and Robert (1761-1814) Barnwell, legislators

Area (sq mi):: 557.25 (land 548.41; water 8.84) Population per square mile: 42.60
Population 2005: 23,345 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 15.70% Population 2000: 23,478 (White 54.80%; Black or African American 42.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,870; median household $28,591; Population below poverty level: 20.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,216-$19,296
Unemployment (2004): 9.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 27.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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It also has a low-level waste dump in Barnwell County that was used for decades to bury nuclear garbage from power plants across the country.
She taught at several schools in Barnwell County. Lettie was married to Ernest Tims of Barnwell, SC.
The company also reportedly plans to construct a medium density fiberboard and high density fiberboard plant as phase two of its development of a 342-acre site at the South Carolina Advance Technology Park in Barnwell County.
When coalition members heard that Governor Jim Beasley, who recently reopened a radioactive-waste dump in Barnwell County, would present a prestigious regional environmental prize, they organized a counter-award ceremony.
Up until that time, 35 states dumped low-level waste under the clay soil of Barnwell County. Now, only Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia will be allowed to continue using the site--leaving 28 other states to cope with the problem of no disposal facilities at all.
Last May, a Barnwell high school principal swore out warrants against Drew Wilder, editor and publisher of The Banner, a weekly in Barnwell County.
Swiss Krono Group, a global manufacturer of wood-based materials, established operations in Barnwell County in 2005.
Court of Appeals has ripped the state's environmental protection agency for failing to properly oversee a leak-prone nuclear waste dump in Barnwell County.
The Barnwell County site in South Carolina will close in 1995.
Landfill critics say they've seen nothing to indicate keeping the site open will create any appreciable number of jobs or do much for the economy in Barnwell County. The site now employs fewer than 100 people.
Some radioactive material in the waste was not suitable for South Carolina's low-level nuclear waste landfill in Barnwell County, records show.