• Kandi Hewlett wants everyone to leave no stone unturned when searching for uniquely decorated rocks.

    Hewlett recently started a Facebook page for Hampton County residents and others called Hampton County Rocks! She came across the idea while on a run with her friend, Kelli Boniecki.

Sports

Debbie and Dobie Hiers are proud to announce that Ashton Freeman has made the High School Sports Report All-State Team in softball. She will be recognized on Sunday, Jun. 18, at Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia at 5 p.m.

Freeman will be recognized as one of the top athletes in the state for her hard work and dedication. She is a rising senior at Wade Hampton High School and was the starting catcher and team leader. She was Most Valuable Player and All Region this season and was also chosen as the Female Athlete of the Year at WHHS.

Community

Teresa Tuten, a writer, wife, mom, and small business owner of the Nixville area has recently published her fourth book: Silent Agony-A Novel. It is about a case worker that helps abused women. In the process, Jenna Johnson's life is put in danger as she works with the local DA regarding domestic violence cases. As a series of events begin to unfold, will Jenna figure things out before she or another client is murdered? With each chapter the mystery becomes more intense causing Silent Agony-A Novel  to be a real page turner. Perfect for a great summer read.