• The Furman May Fest parade took place at 10 am on May 13. The rain began to fall right before start time, but parade participants and those in attendance braved the weather and the parade continued on schedule.

    The United States Marine Corps. Band lead the procession of parade entrants through the rain soaked streets of Furman.

    Grand Marshal

    Rev. Sammie Lee Gordon, Sr., had the honor of representing the Town of Furman as the Grand Marshal in Saturday’s May Festival parade.

Sports

Patrick Henry Academy

Coached by Blake Hodge, the Patrick Henry Academy Patriots ended their season after a five-inning blowout loss to Dorchester Academy Monday, May 9 at home, in Estill. The team fought hard all season, but the ineligibility of one of the team’s ace pitchers was the nail in the proverbial coffin for the Pat’s during the Lower State Finals against a strong Dorchester team.

Wade Hampon High School

Community

Lillie May Walker knew she would survive breast cancer and later serve the Lord in any capacity He felt suitable after a chance encounter with a young woman whom she had never met during a shopping trip in Charleston, S.C. with a friend. The meeting would drastically change the way the retired 22-year veteran Hampton District One bus driver views life, leading her to later obtain a doctorate degree and to perform untold numbers of hours of volunteer work within Hampton County.