Bosom Buddies' Walker is a survivor

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.

Local Cub Scouts receive awards

On April 29, Cub Scout Pack 664 held their final awards to recognize the hard work of all the Cubs.  We had a total of 17 present. We were assisted by Hampton Boy Scout Troop 664 led by Scoutmaster Richard Smith and Assistant Scoutmaster Angela Evans.  The boys present to assist were Michael Evans, Dalton Smith, Ian Lawton and Jaliel Miller.  

Sorority holds sixteenth Biennial Cotillion

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Xi Omega Omega Chapter held its 16th Biennial Cotillion in Walterboro, SC.  The cotillion is the sorority’s opportunity to present to the community young ladies who are demonstrating leadership traits through academic achievement, community service, and good citizenship.  The Sorority’s goal is to continue to nurture these traits as they complete their high school careers and continue their studies at a college or university of their choosing.

Little Buddies event snags kids' interest

It was a perfect day to be outside with a fishing rod in your hand Saturday at Lake Warren State Park, and a sizable turnout descended upon the banks and boat ramps of the lake to take part in the 2017 Little Buddies Fishing Tournament.

Lines hit the water promptly at sunrise and weigh-in was at noon. Although only one bass was caught all day, a good number of pan fish were hooked by youthful participants. Trophies were awarded for three separate categories of fish: bass, catfish and pan fish.

Brunson Lions fry fish

Organizers expected to sell around 900 plates per food this year, in a town with a population of far less than that. Fresh fried hush puppies and ‘slaw accompanied the fish that is a hit with Hampton County residents, who line up to purchase take out plates or eat-in meals.

While eating-in, patrons were greeted with smiling Wade Hampton JROTC cadets and old, familiar faces. Fellowship and laughter went down as smoothly as the sweet tea. The cost of each plate was $8 and all proceeds benefit the Lion’s Club’s sight conservation programs.    


Estill Spring Fling kickball event fun for all

Organized by Ashley Buckner and newly elected Mayor Corrin Bowers, Estill’s annual Spring Fling held an extra-special event this year: kickball. Participants, fans and supporters from Hampton County, as well as neighboring counties, attended the event at noon on April 15 to display their schoolyard skills in a rousing game of kickball. More than 100 individuals attended the event to either participate or cheer for their favorite player. The Furman F-mob, Gifford Cougarettes,  Estill All-Stars, Scotia Warriors and the Newtown Finneness participated in the event, as well as others.

Children hunt for Easter eggs in Hampton

The Hampton First Baptist Church held an Easter “Eggstravaganza” egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, in downtown Hampton to celebrate the Easter holiday and provide a wonderful time for children and their families.

A large gathering of children, their parents and beaming-with-joy grandparents attended the event, which offered children through sixth grade a chance at finding eggs, two being special golden eggs that brought with them extra-special gifts from a certain furry, hopping friend.


Ben Hazel Honor Roll

3rd  Nine Weeks


First Grade


Aaryona Anderson

Elijah Ayers

Law Bennett

Jonathan Brazil

Tripp Brown

Trinity Cohen

Kinley Cook

Kaleah Ford

Ariel Houston

Madyson Johnson

John Aden McAbee

Braydon Middleton

Cooper Mixson

Owen Shaffer


A/B Honor Roll

Jaylin Badger

Landon Bostick

Aiden Cruz

Ashlynn Freeman

Sara Michela Guty

Elijah Jenkins

Departing coach drafts letter to community

Life can change in a minute.  It sometimes gives you a tremendous feeling of joy, and sometimes it forces you to make a decision that can change your life forever.  When it comes down to a family matter, you have no choice. I was fortunate to be raised by parents who taught their children right from wrong, that the positive always trumps the negative, and to believe in God and live the way he wants you to live.

Johnny Causey to speak of artifact collection

After almost two years, the time has arrived….. Johnny Causey’s Native American Artifact Collection is almost ready to be displayed in the Hampton County Museum.  Johnny Causey called the museum in the spring of 2015 to say he had some arrowheads he would like to donate so that his collection would stay in Hampton County and would we like to come see his collection?

Easter Eggstravaganza 10 am-Noon April 15

The Hampton First Baptist Church will be hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 15 at the downtown Hampton church. Children as old as the sixth grade are encouraged to participate in the Easter egg hunt.

The event will begin promptly at 10 am and continue until noon. As well as an Easter egg hunt there will be games and prizes, the story of Easter and lunch for children to enjoy.   

Don't forget to bring your Easter baskets!

Local non-profits earn grants for breast cancer services

Susan G. Komen Lowcountry has awarded two grants totaling $114,353 to community non-profits providing breast cancer services. Allendale County Hospital has been awarded $45,755 and Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services has been awarded $68,598. The grant funds from Komen are vital to providing screening, diagnostic and treatment support services for medically underserved patients.

Dr. Seuss honored with library birthday party

The Hampton County Library and Hampton County First Steps honored Dr. Seuss with a birthday party on Saturday, March 11, at the Hampton County Library. Children and their parents came out for a few hours to enjoy games, contests and story time with Dr. Seuss as the featured reader. The event ended with birthday cake and ice cream. The organizers would like to thank Donna  Brunson and her staff at the Hampton Piggly Wiggly for the birthday cake donation and Food Lion for the $25 gift certificate that was used to buy ice cream. Photos submitted to The Guardian.



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