• COLUMBIA, S.C. (Thursday, August 27, 2015, 10:30 a.m.) – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is monitoring Tropical Storm Erika, which forecasters expect to strengthen into a hurricane.  As a result of the storm’s projected movement up the east coast, key local and state agencies have been notified to be ready to respond if the need arises.

     

Sports

The Estill High School Gators beat the Battery Creek Dolphins 14-7 in the teams first game of the season. Last week, the Gator's matchup was canceled for unknown reasons. 

After the game, Estill head coach J.C. Threatt stated he had nothing to say about last week's cancelation, but did say"we are going to move forward from this point." 

The Gators scored twice in the first half, but in the second half the team's offense cooled down. The Gator defense played hard all night, holding the Dolphins to only one late-game touchdown. 

Community

AT&T South Carolina has awarded a $5000 scholarship to USC Salkehatchie for Allendale – Farifax students attending USC Salkehatchie as part of their high school concurrent program. The check was presented to the university at the Allendale County council meeting on August 20. Pictured from left to right are: Ike Byrd ,Regional Director External Affairs for AT&T, Dr. Ann Carmichael, Dean, USC Salkehatchie, and James Pinckney,Chairman ,Allendale County Council.