DSS seeks community's help providing gifts

The Hampton County Department of Social Services is seeking your help with the 2017 “Fill the Stocking Campaign” for the Christmas holiday season. Your past contributions enabled many families and children to have a joyful Christmas holiday season. DSS is seeking your help once again to be a part of making a child’s Christmas a memorable one.

Threatened Edisto River Gains New Advocate Through the Edisto Riverkeeper

December 4, 2017 - Aiken, SC - Local conservationists have established a new organization, Edisto Riverkeeper, to serve as the primary full-time advocate for the Edisto River Basin. Working to ensure fair and equal access to clean water in the communities that it serves, the organization’s mission is to encourage balanced usage of the basin’s water resources for residents, industry, and municipalities to utilize and enjoy.

WHHS honor roll


9th Grade Honor Roll


Principal’s Honor Roll – All A’s


Gemari Anderson                                            Shiv Patel

Anna-Lee Cooke                                              Elleson Anne Rainsford

Kelvin Cooler                                                     Fatimah Rivers

Whitney Crosby                                                                Katherine Ryan

Inmate receives GED

The Hampton County Detention Center would like to proudly announce the recent success of the Hampton County Adult Education Program. The H.C. Detention Center had its first inmate in history receive his GED at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center, in Charleston, on July 28, 2017. The HCDC is proud to honor David Cleland for his success and for finding the good in a bad situation. 

SCA displays renovation of Lee Ave. building

The SouthernCarolina Alliance spared no expenses while showcasing their beautifully remodeled new office space located at 201 Lee Avenue in downtown Hampton, South Carolina, Nov. 28 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The building, which was constructed as the Guardian newspaper’s original office space in 1911, will serve as the SCA’s regional office and host meetings and clients seeking to possibly locate their businesses to Hampton County.


Calling all Hampton County Youth! Please join Hampton County’s Eat Smart Move More (ESMM), Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE), and the SC Tobacco Free Collaborative (SCTFC) for the “Great American SmokeOut” day on November 16, 2017! 


Statistics show that tobacco products are a part of many youth’s daily interaction, either personally or with friends or family. Take advantage of our scholarship opportunity. (See details below)


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EHS “Wall of Fame” Induction Ceremony

Estill High School held its eighth annual Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 14. Nine former graduates were honored for their positive contributions to their community, successful accomplishments, and enhancing the reputation of Estill High. Organizer Lizzie Young said that more than 125 guests and staff members were in attendance to witness this joyful occasion.

This year’s Wall of Famers:

Xi Omega Omega makes donation to Safe Haven and recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On Saturday, Oct. 21, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Omega Chapter, collected non-perishable food items as it focused on one of its national initiatives: decreasing childhood hunger. National Childhood Hunger Day was recognized nationwide on Oct. 16. The items collected were taken to Safe Haven homeless shelter. Safe Haven provides temporary shelter for up to 30 days for homeless women, children and families. Safe Haven is a program through Lowcountry Community Action Agency, Inc., which serves Colleton and Hampton counties.

Coroner speaks of county's wastefullness

During a Nov. 7 Hampton County Council meeting, Hampton County Coroner Ernie Washington, Sr., spoke to council as requested by council members due to his department’s budget overage of $13,136. According Washington, the overages could have easily been avoided if Hampton County Council would allow him to utilize a county-owned coroner transport van.

According to Washington, the county is withholding his use of a county corner van because of an ongoing legal matter between his office and the county over placement of a county seal upon his county-purchased Dodge Durango.

Bullying briefly discussed during District One meeting

The Hampton District One School Board, along with Superintendent Ronald Wilcox, met Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss district matters. At the end of the meeting, Wilcox briefly discussed the topic of bullying in schools, which has become a hot button topic locally after the recent self-inflicted death of an 11-year-old Hampton Elementary School student.

November 11 is day to honor veterans like Maudie A. Miller

Pvt. Maudie A. Miller wrote a lot of letters from his part of the war, the First World War. His father, Eli Miller, counted 45 in all, plus one postcard. The card announced only that he had arrived safely overseas.

            “Our regiment is lucky so far,” he wrote in a letter dated Sunday, Oct. 13, 1918. “We have lost but very few men. ...”


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