• For two Wade Hampton High School cheerleaders, the opportunity to travel with a cheerleading organization to London, England, to participate in the city’s New Year’s Day parade was an experience of a lifetime.

    Kelly Farmer and Erica Jennings, 16, junior cheerleaders at WHHS, traveled with the Universal Cheerleading Association to foggy old England to participate in the parade event alongside cheerleaders from around the world. The girls represented their high school on a national stage: the parade was broadcast live via the Internet for the world to view.   

Sports

Patrick Henry returned to home basketball action Friday night as they hosted St. John's Christian Academy of Moncks Corner.

PHA's JV girls came out with all guns blazing, taking early leads of 16-0 and 26-3. Belinda McCoy's bench played extensively as the Lady Patriots finished off a 34-16 win.

Saniah Sexton, Logan Cone, and Madelyn McKenzie all scored 8. Abbie Wiggins tossed in 6 points. They remain undefeated.

Community

Deputy Justin Ayer was recently awarded HCSO Patrolman of the Year for 2016.

Dep. Ayer was nominated by his peers from the HCSO Road Patrol Division. The award was presented by the Road Patrol Division Supervisor, Sgt. Craig Smith, and Sheriff T.C. Smalls. Dep. Ayer has been in law enforcement for two and a half years, starting his career as a Reserve Officer with the Town of Cottageville, S.C. Ayer, a Class I officer with the SCCJA, also holds certifications as a Basic Instructor, Speed Measurement Device Instructor, Data Master Instructor and Standard Field Sobriety Testing.