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.


Local authors gather under the live oaks for first-ever event

Hedy Frazier and her family along with many others enjoyed meeting one of Hampton County’s own authors as well as many other local authors who assembled under the live oaks last Saturday morning at Frampton Plantation in Yemassee. The authors gathered as a part of the inaugural Authors Under the Live Oaks event, founded by Beaufort authors Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams-Barnier.

“We saw the sign last week advertising the event and went online and read about it and decided to come out to visit with the local authors,” Frazier said.

A Turkey Call Started It All

It was the faint chirp of a turkey call which drew the curiosity of a Union soldier to poke his head from behind a tree, allowing a Confederate marksman to snipe the unsuspecting Yankee before his companions crossed a covered bridge upon the Broxton Plantation property, in Ehrhardt.

Several Hampton County natives to be honored at Ridgeland World War II exhibit

Ridgeland, S.C., March 1, 2017 The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is proud to announce that it has received its full $7,000 grant, awarded by the South Carolina Humanities Council, for their upcoming World War II exhibit, Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in World War II, scheduled to launch Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Two WHHS band members named to All-Region

The Wade Hampton Red Devils are celebrating outstanding Red Guardsmen Band members, Jatavian Reese and Charmaine Orr. Reese, a junior, and Orr, a seventh grader at North District Middle School, both earned All-Region recognition recently. These two students participated in the All-Region Band Clinic at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25. Reese, an accomplished baritone player, leads a section of the Red Guardsmen Band. Orr, a first-year high school band member, excels in clarinet. E. L.

Authors Under the Live Oaks at Frampton Plantation House & Visitors Center

Mark your calendars for the first AUTHORS UNDER THE LIVE OAKS event scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:30am – 4:00pm. The event will take place on the grounds of the Historic Frampton Plantation, 1 Lowcountry Lane, Yemassee, S.C. (Interstate 95 Exit 33). “Authors Under the Live Oaks” is founded by Beaufort authors Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams-Barnier.

Ruth’s Wardrobe celebrates 45th

Hettie Dobson, owner of Ruth’s Wardrobe of downtown Hampton, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their 45th anniversary of operation.

A group of around 20 individuals attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. Hampton Mayor Pro-Tem Pete Hagood, Ruth’s Wardrobe owner Hettie Dobson, original owner Rev. Aiken R. Ruth and Dobson’s daughter, Alexis Dobson, cut the ribbon at noon last Friday, March 3.

After the ribbon cutting, refreshments were provided by Janet Housey.

Arnold Fields awards Sat. at NDMS

The Arnold Fields Community Endowment is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Community Service Awards. These awards recognize individuals whose works and services have made a positive impact on the lives of people within the Greater Hampton County region.

The Community Service Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 11, at North District Middle School located on 611 Tillman Avenue in Varnville. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the program starting at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public at no charge.


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