• Estill Police Officer Quincy Smith, who was reported shot while on duty by Malcolm Antwann Orr on New Year’s Day, 2016, was shocked when the television cameras were turned on him again on Nov. 6 at the department’s headquarters during what Smith believed was a community outreach event.

Sports

On Nov. 3, the Patrick Henry Academy Patriots took on WW King in the first round of their playoffs. After a weak defensive night, both teams reached double digits before King kneeled to the Pats 60-48. Entering the halftime break, King and PHA were deadlocked at 36-36.

Community

ESTILL, SC, October 29, 2017 – A bevy of beautiful young ladies from Estill and surrounding communities gathered to compete in the Miss Estill Fall Festival pageant held on October 29, 2017 in Estill’s historic Bull Durham building. Thanks to the efforts of a committed team of volunteers, and lead decorator Georgiana Nedelcu, the venue was transformed into a glamorous autumn wonderland for the event. Mrs. Christine Jennings Johnson of Beaufort directed the pageant and noted that the venue was "one of the most beautiful settings for a local pageant" that she had seen in recent memory.