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Meet the Watermelon Festival Parade Committee, and find out who's in Saturday's parade

Putting on a normal parade is no easy task. The Hampton County Watermelon Festival is no normal parade. The crown jewel of H.C. Watermelon Festival events, this massive parade spans two towns - roughly 2.2 miles - and includes more than a hundred entries each year and thousands of spectators. This year's parade is set to begin in Varnville at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday and conclude in the town of Hampton.
HAMPTON COUNTY, SC
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carolinapanorama.com

Rural Community Development Institute established at Voorhees University

South Carolina State Senator John Scott announced the establishment of the Rural Community Development Institute at Voorhees University on June 9. The institute is a collaboration between the Voorhees University Becoming Beloved Community Initiative and the South Carolina Institute of Innovation and Information (SCIII). It is designed to help students work to improve the quality of life in Denmark and Bamberg. It also aligns the institution with corporate partners who provide scholarships, internships and jobs.
DENMARK, SC

Man facing murder charge following shooting in Barnwell

BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF) – A shooting is under investigation in Barnwell County. Authorities say on Saturday, June 18, officers responded to the 200 block of Bomba Street in response to a shooting. A man, later identified as Trevor Sumpter, 25, of Barnwell, was found with several gunshot wounds. He has transported to a local hospital, […]
BARNWELL, SC
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Suspect surrenders after deadly Barnwell shooting

BARNWELL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - We’re learning more about a shooting over the weekend that left a man dead in Barnwell. Barnwell County Coroner Denise Gibson identified the victim of the shooting as Trevor Sumpter, 25, of Barnwell. She said he suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is scheduled to be autopsied Wednesday in Newberry.
BARNWELL, SC
blufftontoday.com

80th annual Hampton County Watermelon Festival kicks off

The all-volunteer Hampton County Watermelon Festival Committee sat gathered in the social hall of the Hampton United Methodist Church last Thursday, notes in hand. There was a nervous excitement in the air. It had been a disappointing two-year pandemic break with no hometown festival. Now, after months of planning, the longest-continuing festival in the state - and one of Hampton County's oldest traditions- was set to return and the 80th annual Watermelon Festival was about to kickoff.
HAMPTON COUNTY, SC
The Post and Courier

Denmark Tech and SRNS create paid apprenticeship program to train SRS nuclear operators

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is hiring area residents and students from local colleges and universities near the Savannah River Site for apprenticeships involving nuclear operations, radiation control, maintenance and other positions typically requiring a technical school certificate or bachelor’s degree. To date, a total of 139 apprentices have been...
DENMARK, SC
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Allendale man accused of stealing cash registers in the Midlands

LEXINGTON CO., S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Deputies arrested an Allendale man accused of breaking into multiple businesses in Lexington County. 33-year-old Quavian Brooker Bing has been charged with four counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree burglary, and one count of unlawful carry of a pistol, according to arrest warrants.
carolinapanorama.com

Richland Library to host talk with Bakari and Cleveland Sellers

Richland Library's Let's Talk Race team will host a conversation with Bakari Sellers and his father, Dr. Cleveland Sellers, on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at Richland Library Main. Bakari Sellers, is an attorney, political analyst, and author of My Vanishing Country and Who Are Your People?. In 2006,...
DENMARK, SC
gsabusiness.com

$2M gift establishes endowed directorship for wood utilization and design

Micky and Amy Scott of Allendale have given $2 million to the Clemson University Wood Utilization + Design Institute to endow the institute’s directorship. The Patricia “Pat” Layton Endowed Directorship is named in honor of founding director Patricia Layton and comes as Layton prepares to retire, according to a university news release.
CLEMSON, SC
WJCL

Hampton County hosts 80th annual Watermelon Festival this week

HAMPTON, S.C. — The Hampton County Watermelon Festival is back. The 80th annual event will be held June 20-25 at various locations throughout the county. The longest continuing festival in South Carolina took a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list and schedule of events...
HAMPTON COUNTY, SC
WJBF.com

Giving Your Best: Robin Gable

BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF)– This month’s Giving Your Best winner Has been a nurse for over 35 years. She’s worked in surgery, the ER, and doctors’ offices during her career… and her service during Covid really set her apart!. Meet Barnwell’s Robin Gable. She didn’t plan...
BARNWELL, SC
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