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HCSO warns of payment scam

HAMPTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2017

SCAM ALERT

Please be aware of the following scam. This particular scam involves receiving an "Official Declaration of Certified Award and provision of payment" from a "Larry Hourd", on behalf of the "Award Notification Commission Organization".

Hampton County Economic Development Commission meets

The Hampton County Economic Development Commission met February 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Hampton County Administrative Center.

 

Members present:                                          Members absent:                                            Others present:

Kevin Braddock                                                 Glynis Avant

Buddy Bullard                                                    Bill Bowers, Ex-officio

Russ Bullard                                                        Rose Dobson-Elliott, Ex-officio

Estill Murder Suspect Arrested

DANIEL LEE FLUDD WAS ARRESTED ON 03/23/2017. FLUDD TURNED HIMSELF AT THE ESTILL POLICE DEPARTMENT WITHOUT INCIDENT.

THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING AND IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE ESTILL POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA THE NUMBERS LISTED BELOW.

HAMPTON COUNTY DISPATCH: 803-943-9261 OR 911(ANYTIME)

ESTILL POLICE DEPARTMENT: 803-625-3699 (M-F 8:00A.M.-4:00 P.M)

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BBQ dinner to benefit Wild Game Banquet

A pork BBQ fund raiser will be held on Saturday, Apr. 8, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. The cost will be $10 per plate.

The funds raised will be used to repair the old Door Plant now owned by Jubilee Market, which will become the permanent location for the Men’s Wild Game Banquet.

Tickets are available online now at www.varnvillesc.com, as well as at The Freeman Agency, ACE Hardware and Hampton Properties.

 

AKR Glass Company Aims to Increase Customers with U-Haul

YEMASSEE, S.C. (March 6, 2017) — U-Haul Company of South Carolina, Inc. is pleased to announce that AKR Glass Company LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Yemassee community.

AKR Glass Company at 549 Simmons St. will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes.

Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience.

Walterboro man sentenced to 51 years in Hampton County murder

 

HAMPTON, SC (March 15, 2017) – A Walterboro man has been convicted of the 2015 shooting and killing of a Hampton apartment complex building manager.

Sidney Antoine Holmes, 26, of Walterboro was sentenced Wednesday, March 15, 2017, to 51 years in prison in the shooting death of 51-year-old Steven Douglas Cochran. The

Hampton District One Education Foundation

The Hampton District One Education Foundation exists to help raise funds for students with special financial needs related to attending school. These funds raised outside of the district budget will help to meet the needs of students whose educational experience may be impacted somehow by financial hardship. The Foundation has a committee of community residents that determine how the funds are spent. Current committee members include John Peters, Mayor Terry Wright, Theodore Murdaugh, Libby Murdaugh (school board member), Nat Shaffer, and Dr. Ron Wilcox.

County voter board sides with Gifford council member

An official citizen’s petition containing the signatures of 53 Gifford residents was recently presented to the Hampton County Board of Voter Regulations and Elections office. The petition called for an investigation regarding the legality of the residency of Gifford Council Member Horny Mitchell, who is currently on the ballot for the position of Mayor of Gifford.

Pocotaligo National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet Mar. 25

The Pocotaligo Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host their annual Hunting Heritage Banquet March 25 at the County Line Building, 9340 Bamberg Highway (Hwy 601 N.), about nine miles outside of Hampton. The function will be a fun filled way to benefit and promote wild game management while filling you belly with delectable food and adult beverages.

Estill, Furman, Gifford March 11 voter registration deadline

Residents in the towns of Estill, Furman and Gifford are reminded that March 11 is the deadline to register to be eligible to vote in the General Elections to be held on April 11.   Residents are also urged to update their residence address and other voter registration information.

To Register or update voter registration information: 

FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED ON WADE HAMPTON RD. RESULTS IN ARREST

On Friday, February 10, 2017, the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and S.W.A.T. Divisions in conjunction with U.S. Postal Service Agents executed a federal search warrant at 425 Wade Hampton Rd., Apt E-4 in Hampton, SC.

Frank Clemmons, 33, of St. Helena Island, SC was arrested and charged with (PWID) Possession With the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession Within a half mile of a school.

After an extensive investigation, it was determined that Clemons was receiving large quantities of marijuana from California over a period of approximately one month.

Broxton Bridge re-enactment depicts Civil War battle

Last weekend, cannons sounded and Civil War re-enactors charged onto the Broxton Bridge Plantation historic battle site. The 16th annual re-enactment continues to grow each year and is a wonderful way for local school children to experience what life was like for individuals living during the Civil War era.

Look for a full article about the battle re-enactment, as well as numerous color photographs from the battle, in next Thursday's edition of The Guardian.

115 injured vets to rest at Varnville Town Hall Thursday, 9:15-10:30 am

Project Hero, a groundbreaking national nonprofit organization that assists injured, ill, and wounded veterans and first responders in rehabilitation through cycling, is conducting the UnitedHealthcare Beaches to Peaches Challenge, a group therapy ride from Jacksonville to Atlanta from March 6th to 12th.  The journey will feature 115 of our nation's Healing Heroes riding their bicycles nearly 500 miles!

Fast-pitch softball registration underway at Rec. Dept., circus Mar. 19

The Hampton County Recreation Department is currently holding fast-pitch softball registration. Registration will be available now until March 31. No money will be due at the time of fast-pitch registration and children ages 6-12 will be eligible for participation.

The rec. dept. would also like to announce that the Lewis and Clark Circus will be back in town on Sunday, March 19. Two shows will be offered; the first at 4:30 pm and the second at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 4 pm.   

Community Celebration for Lady Gators rescheduled to March 18

A Community Day celebration for the Estill High School Lady Gators Basketball team will take place March 18, in Estill.

A parade will take place in celebration of the Lady Gators' accomplishment of winning the South Carolina High School League State Championship at 11 am, in downtown Estill. Following the parade, a Community Awareness forum will occur at the Estill Nature Trail, located at 360 Lilly Ave. South.

A community cookout will be held immediately following the Community Awareness forum at the nature trail.  

County speaks of secondary roads

The newest member of the Hampton County Council, Ronald Winn, questioned County Public Works Director Blake Hodge about county roads during a Feb. 21 Hampton County Council meeting. Hodge spoke during the first of two meetings held that night to explain to Winn the determining factors as to when and why secondary (dirt and gravel) roads are graded or repaired.

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