Hampton County Newswire

Hampton County Newswire

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  1. Virginia Home Of Suspect Searched In New Britain Serial Killer CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Hartford Courant

    ... he was arrested as a fugitive from justice and charged with the murder of Nilsa Arizmendi. Howell appeared in Hampton County court the next day and waived extradition back to Connecticut. Detectives from Wethersfield and the Chief State's Attorney's ...


  2. Community Promise Zone Town Hall Meeting set for July 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Hampton County Guardian

    JUNE 24, 2015 - Hampton County residents are invited to attend a special "town hall" meeting on July 15 to learn about the new federal Promise Zone designation for the county and to provide vital input on how to make the program become successful. "Hampton County has a huge opportunity to vastly improve people's lives by working together with local governments, non-profits and businesses to tap into federal grants made possible by the Promise Zone designation," said Danny Black, President and CEO of SouthernCarolina Alliance.


  3. Kiddie Parade is cuteness on wheelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Hampton County Guardian

    The Hampton County Watermelon Festival continued Monday night with the ever-popular Youth Parade. Scores of adorable children of all ages rode on bikes, strollers, wagons, four wheelers and floats to the delight of multitudes of proud parents and grandparents.


  4. Hampton County Church Softball League to host All-Star game tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Hampton County Guardian

    The Hampton County Church Softball League will host their All-Star games this evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Open Arms Fellowship Church in Hampton.


  5. Festival underway, with a few changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Hampton County Guardian

    The week of the 73rd Annual Hampton County Watermelon Festival has started and it looks like it's going to be another year of fun in the sun! Changes in this year's Festival seem to be the topic of conversation, so let's talk about those changes. First of all, the Mud Run will not be held at the Mud Pit behind the Hampton County Airport as it has been for the last 30+ years.


  6. Plan in the works to help patients after Estill pharmacy closesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 16 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    ... expensive gas-wise, and time-wise, it's expensive," said Troxel. Carolina Pharmacy, the town of Estill, and Hampton County have a plan in the works to help relieve that burden. "We're working on a delivery system, where we're going to bring the ...


  7. Watermelon festival t-shirts honor Hampton's hunting heritageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Hampton County Guardian

    The 2015 Hampton County Watermelon Festival t-shirts are available now in several local stores. This year's theme is the celebration of Hampton County's deep history of participating in outdoor activities.


  8. Watermelon Festival 'pre-events' kick off Saturday, June 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Hampton County Guardian

    While the 2015 edition of the Hampton County Watermelon Festival doesn't officially get underway until June 20 with Family Fun Day at Lake Warren State Park, that doesn't mean that you can't attend two "pre-Festival" events taking place this Saturday. Here are your two opportunities to get out and have some fun: The Hampton County Watermelon Festival is sponsoring the Festival Beauty Pageant on Saturday, June 13, at the Hampton County Recreation Center in Varnville.


  9. Hampton 1 hires new AD/football coach and band directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Hampton County Guardian

    Hampton County School District 1 is pleased to announce that it has hired a new high school football coach and athletics director, while bringing back a popular former band director. During a special meeting on June 9, the HD1 Board approved the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Doug McTeer, Jr., and newly hired Wade Hampton High School Principal Bonnie Wilson to hire Matthew A. Fligg for the position of athletics director, head football coach and teacher at WHHS. 1 comment

  10. To the Low Country on a high noteRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | Sylvania Telephone

    For the first time in history, the Screven County High School Gamecocks will invade the true Low Country of South Carolina Friday night when they travel to Hampton County to face the Wade Hampton Red Devils in an interstate contest. Kickoff in the den of the Devils is scheduled for 7:30.


  11. Hampton County Choral Society to perform at Palmetto TheaterRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2015 | Hampton County Guardian

    Since 1991, the Hampton County Choral Society has been performing Christian songs. The group, led by director Annette Tuten, has rehearsed for countless hours to perfect the multiple songs they will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at the Palmetto Theater in downtown Hampton.


  12. Details on Festival Mud Runs changes announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Hampton County Guardian

    Over the last 73 years , the Hampton County Watermelon Festival has evolved from a weekend long event to the current nine-day extravaganza that puts Hampton County on the map. The biggest reason for the length in time is mainly because of the addition of so many events over the past 7+ decades.


  13. New Guardian staff writer finds funny similarites between Hampton and his Indiana homeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Hampton County Guardian

    ... But, as the saying goes, home is truly where the heart is. I look forward to making many new friends here in Hampton County. I hope to quickly learn the customs and traditions that make the south a grand and wonderful place to call home.


  14. Camp Wildwood still saving lives after 22 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2013 | Hampton County Guardian

    ... kids to the camp to learn the same valuable lessons they learned. Camp Wildwood has left its mark on not only Hampton County but several other counties throughout the Lowcountry and will continue to do so, as more and more kids and families realize ...


  15. Honoring those who make a positive impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2013 | Hampton County Guardian

    ... of the Lowcountry, Inc., is a nonprofit community endowment that aims at improving the quality of life in Hampton County. Its goal is raising $1 million over a 10-year period to fund its charitable programs, community outreach and scholarships. ...


  16. Local author to hold book signings to help Relay, H.C. LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | Hampton County Guardian

    Michael M. DeWitt, Jr., Guardian publisher, South Carolina Wildlife writer and author of Images of America - Hampton County, is pleased to announce that he will be holding two book launch events and signings this weekend to help support worthwhile causes in our community. On Friday night , beginning at 6 p.m., DeWitt will be selling autographed copies of his new photo history during Hampton County's Relay For Life event on the Wade Hampton High School track field.


  17. Teacher naively agrees to let students watch 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in classRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | Mashable

    Apparently there are still people in the United States who are unfamiliar with the premise of Fifty Shades of Grey - namely, one high school teacher in West Virginia. A group of students in Hampton County convinced their teacher that, as a reward for good work, they should be allowed to watch the movie, and the teacher apparently did not think anything was amiss in such a request.


  18. Hampton County names 2015 Ambassador of the YearRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | Hampton County Guardian

    Kim and Russ Crowe were honored by Gov. Nikki Haley, Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and the S.C. Department of Commerce as Hampton County's 2015 South Carolina Economic Ambassadors at an April 2 ceremony at the Governor's Mansion Complex honoring the recipients from the 46 counties in the state. Kim and Russ Crowe founded Progressive Packaging in Simpsonville, S.C., in 1995.


  19. Hampton County key to 2015 Test CensusRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | Hampton County Guardian

    SAVANNAH, GA a Beginning March 23, residents in the Savannah, Ga., area can fill out the 2015 Census Test questionnaire online. The test census will help the U.S. Census Bureau evaluate technologies and advertising methods that will improve the efficiency of 2020 Census operations, thereby saving money while maintaining the Census Bureau's commitment to quality data.


  20. Changes ahead for 2015 Watermelon Festival Street DanceRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | Hampton County Guardian

    Some musical changes are in store for the 73rd celebration of the Hampton County Watermelon Festival, which is set for June 20-28. Due to lack of turnout on the "Country Music" end of Lee Avenue last year, the Festival Committee has decided to end the decades-long tradition of hosting a Country-Western live band on that end of the street.