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Shealy, Harvey earn 2017 SCORH Pioneer of the Year Awards

Buck Harvey, PA-C, and Neal Shealy, MD, of Beaufort Memorial Harrison Peeples Health Care Center in Varnville, were jointly presented the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) 2017 Pioneer of the Year Award at an awards luncheon held during the organization’s 21st Annual Rural Health Conference in Greenville on October 11.

Jasper Delegation officer files $300,000 suit

The first and only delegation officer for S.C. House and Senate members from Jasper County has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $300,000 from her employers. 

Helen Pittman has served as delegation officer for Jasper County since 2005. She filed the lawsuit Sept. 28 in the Court of Common Pleas against Jasper County, Hampton County, and state lawmakers who represent Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton and Hampton counties. 

South Carolina to ShakeOut for Earthquake Preparedness Week

Columbia, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed Earthquake Awareness Week for 2017 be observed October 15-21 in South Carolina.  The S.C. Emergency Management Division encourages everyone to take this opportunity to learn about our state’s seismic fault system and how best to prepare for earthquakes.  A highlight of the week will be the Great Southeast ShakeOut earthquake safety drill next Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m.

 

District one gets $999,993 grant

Hampton District One Superintendent Dr. Ronald Wilcox recently outlined a $999,993 facilities grant courtesy of a lawsuit by multiple South Carolina rural school districts known as the Abbeville Lawsuit, of which the district was a participant.

The money gained by the district has already been accounted for and appropriated to fund the completion of several projects.

South Carolina gets $405,000 in breast cancer grants

Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, today announced 2017 research funding of $30.7 million for 98 research grants, with a focus on new treatments and understanding of the most lethal forms and stages of breast cancer. Komen funding to institutions in 27 states and 7 countries also includes research into new screening technologies, treatments for metastatic and aggressive types of breast cancer and disparities in breast cancer outcomes.

Freedom Alliance hosts event for wounded veterans

When Freedom Alliance hosts an event at the same location for five years in a row, we do so because there are several factors being met:  a generous donation or discount, fun activity, and positive impact and feedback from the participants.  This year, we celebrated five years hunting at Cypress Creek Hunting Lodge in Estill, South Carolina.  Owners Danny & Becky Harrell and their team go above and beyond to ensure our troops get the best taste of Southern hospitality while living out their tagline “pursue the experience.”

YPD: suspect busted with fake IDs, crack cocaine, pills, credit cards, more

Yemassee officers conducting a routine patrol Sept. 16 pulled over a vehicle for failure to maintain lane on Yemassee Highway, near the intersection of Willis Street. The suspect, later identified as Demonti Shonta Mulligan, 36, of Moses Road, Burton, has been charged with giving false information to police, possession of drug paraphernalia and with driving without a license.

FHWA Awards $4 Million Grant to Greenville County for Automated Taxi Shuttles

FHWA Awards $4 Million Grant to South Carolina’s Greenville County for Automated Taxi Shuttles

WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today awarded a $4 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to South Carolina’s Greenville County for its automated taxis.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of South Carolina Affected by Hurricane Irma

WASHINGTON–South Carolina businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Irma  Sept. 6-13, 2017, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.
 

Rec. Department basketball registration information

The Hampton County Recreation Department is currently hosted basketball sign-ups. The registration period for children age five to 13 will end on Oct. 31.

The cost to participate in the basketball league is $50.

Officials would like to inform parents that if a child is going out for school basketball, you still need to have them signed-up at the Rec. Dept. by Oct. 31. The department will refund your money if your child makes the school basketball team.  

District 1 School Board approves properties, senior cruise

Hampton District 1 School Board members met at the Fennell Elementary School and were treated to a presentation by young students and Principal Willie F. Coker.

According to Coker, the school is now a Magnet School featuring a fully 1:1 computer/student ratio. He also explained to the board and the numerous parents in attendance the schools numerous updates, including a state-of-the-art computer lab. Board members congratulated the principal for his hard work and unwavering dedication to students.

 

WHHS Senior Cruise

County Council hosts forum regarding Parks and Recreation Commission

Hampton County Council will host a public forum Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Bull Durham Center, Estill, to discuss the newly formed Hampton County Parks and Recreation Commission Advisory Committee.

The forum will explain the creation, purpose and structure of the commission, as well as offering applications for citizens seeking a seat on the commission.

General information:

Servants Heart Awards Ceremony

Each Year this organization would meet and think of ways to promote Unity within our Communities, and in the fall of 2008, The Servants Heart Awards Ceremony was birthed, it was held at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Hampton during which 10 Christian Hampton County Women were Honored and  recognized for their Faith and Dedication to their local ministries , and for the love and care shown to their Communities at Large , it was an overwhelming success and has continued to Grow since that time, in 2015 our largest gathering was held at the Family Worship Center in Yemassee S.C.

Local Promotes awareness of Sickle Cell

2010 WHHS graduate, Alexsis Mulligan, 25, of Hampton, is far too young to know the pain of a double hip replacement surgery and its lingering side effects. Although she has felt tremendous anguish caused by Sickle Cell Anemia throughout her life, the courageous young woman attempts to face the challenges of each day with optimism and a sense of humor.

VARNVILLE MAN WANTED BY MULTIPLE AGENCIES ON MULTIPLE VIOLENT FELONY CHARGES

Devalle Jamari McCain, AKA “Mari” AKA “Savage” AKA “Sav”, 19, of 205 Maryland Ln, Varnville, is wanted by the Hampton Police Department, Estill Police Department and the Varnville Police Department on multiple violent felony charges.

 

            McCain is wanted by the Hampton Police Department stemming from an August 6, 2017 incident that occurred in the Town of Hampton and is wanted for the following:

 

State Treasurer Launches Facebook Sweepstakes

Attention, South Carolina college football fans: the Future Scholar 529 College Savings plan is giving you something to holler about!  State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced today the privately funded Future Scholar Holler Facebook Sweepstakes, which will award lucky Clemson University and University of South Carolina football fans game tickets, memorabilia signed by the coaches and $529 in Future Scholar college savings.

Four SC School Districts Awarded Over $49 Million for School Choice

Columbia, S.C. - Four South Carolina school districts have received over $49 million in federal grant money as part of the U.S. Department of Education's Magnet Schools Assistance Program.

 

"South Carolina continues to strive to expand our school choice offerings for students and parents," said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman.

 

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