Local News – News – Hampton County Guardian

24June 2020

Local man dies in auto accident A regional male passed away in a single-vehicle auto accident over the weekend.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 11:25 p.m. on June 21 along Hickory Hill Roadway, near Pocotaligo Road.

The Hampton County Coroner’s Office has identified the departed motorist as Rontavious Jermaine Taylor, 28, of 460 Pedro Road, Varnville, S.C.

Taylor, the single resident of the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt and was noticable dead at the scene, according to the SCHP report. The report added that the 2006 Honda that Taylor was driving was heading west, when it went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Alexander wins overflow

In unofficial outcomes of the June 23 Democratic Primary Overflow Election, Noah Alexander defeated Tommy Kelly to earn the right to be on the General Election tally in November.

In the runoff for a Hampton County Council seat, Alexander made 1,367 votes to Kelly’s 1,234.

Only 2,606 citizens cast tallies, which is a citizen turnout of 20.25 percent.

With 2 seats up for grabs on the Hampton County Council, Alexander joins incumbent Roy Hollingsworth to represent the Democratic Celebration in facing 2 Republican oppositions, William W. Hagar and Joseph Gill, in the November General Election.

One Week Remains to Make An Application For Catastrophe Assistance

COLUMBIA, S.C.– One week stays for South Carolina house owners, occupants and companies to get federal catastrophe support if they had residential or commercial property damage or losses brought on by the April 13 storms.

The due date to sign up for assistance from FEMA and to look for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration is Tuesday, June 30.

To date, more than $7.5 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for April 13 storm survivors. This includes FEMA grants and low-interest disaster loans from the SBA.

Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA can not replicate insurance coverage payments, however eligible house owners and tenants might have the ability to get FEMA grants for losses not covered by insurance coverage to help spend for standard house repair work, momentary rental assistance and other requirements such as changing personal property.

Survivors in Aiken, Barnwell, Berkeley, Colleton, Hampton, Marlboro, Oconee, Orangeburg and Pickens counties have till Tuesday, June 30 to look for federal catastrophe help.

Register for assistance in among 3 methods:

– Online by logging onto DisasterAssistance.gov

– The FEMA app. Visit: fema.gov/ mobile-app or your phone’s app shop.

– Call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Language translators likewise are available. Toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Multilingual operators are offered.

Survivors who have concerns about SBA low-interest catastrophe loans may contact the Disaster Support Customer Support Center by calling 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visiting SBA’s site at www.sba.gov/disaster.

News from Clemson University

Clemson University reveals spring 2020 President’s List

Clemson University has actually announced the spring 2020 President’s List.

To be called to the President’s List, a trainee needs to attain a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

The following is a list of students from this location:

Julianna B. Corbin of Brunson (29911 ), majoring in Biosystems Engineering

Madelyn Ivy Corbin of Brunson (29911 ), learning Nursing

Ellee Elizabeth Mikell of Estill (29918 ), learning Food Science and Human Nutrition

Ansley Elizabeth Moore of Hampton (29924 ), majoring in Nursing

Elaina D. Stuckey of Varnville (29944 ), learning Electrical Engineering

Clemson University announces spring 2020 Dean’s List

Clemson University has announced the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 term.

To be called to the Dean’s List, a trainee accomplished a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

The following is a list of students from this location:

Joscelyn R. Behlin of Varnville (29944 ), majoring in Sociology

Acacia Yetieve Bryant of Estill (29918 ), majoring in Psychology

Anna Bishop Gooding of Hampton (29924 ), learning Secondary Education

LaClaire Burch Henderson of Hampton (29924 ), learning Psychology

William Henry Hiers of Varnville (29944 ), learning English

Darien N. Mikell of Varnville (29944 ), learning English

Grace A. Mixon of Estill (29918 ), majoring in Sociology

Hunter Lee Spielman of Estill (29918 ), majoring in Pre-Business

Harold Bernard Young Jr., of Estill (29918 ), majoring in Management

Historical Society requires your images

The Smithsonian Committee of the Hampton County Historical Society is looking for water associated pictures and artifacts from the locals of Hampton County to utilize in the August 2020 Smithsonian Exhibition.The pictures will be scanned and returned at that time.The artifacts will be labeled and returned at a later time.

We ask any interested Hampton County citizen to bring the products by the Hampton County Museum on Saturday, June 27 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Your help in protecting these local materials will greatly add to the quality of the Water/Ways display.

Vietnam Veterans information required

The Hampton County Historic Society Vietnam Committee is seeking information from Vietnam Veterans who have actually not sent out prior product to the society. The collection of materials will be utilized to compile a book on Vietnam Veterans in Hampton County. Details needed is a DD-214 form or suitable military discharge papers that include dates and area of military service.

Please send out details to Hampton County Historic Society at P.O. Box 152 Hampton, S. C, 29924. For more info contact Steve Kemmerlin at 803 842 4515 or Al Wiggins at 585 615 7588. The deadline is Thursday, June 25.

Neighborhood Foundation of the Lowcountry Awards $40,050 to 4 Regional Organizations Addressing COVID-19 Needs

More than $414,500 has been Given to 29 Organizations Since April 8

In its 6th round of COVID-19-related grantmaking in nine weeks, Neighborhood Foundation of the Lowcountry has awarded an extra $40,050 to 4 companies that are attending to vital requirements resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. To date, an overall of $414,562 has been given to 29 companies in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

Community Structure of the Lowcountry established the Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Reaction Fund in mid-March to quickly deploy funds to nonprofit companies resolving the requirements of individuals and households struggling from the difficulties produced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A grants advisory committee, consisted of community leaders from Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties, evaluates the grant applications.

The following organizations have gotten grants in this round of grantmaking:

Campbell Chapel Community Advancement Ministry (Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church): to rent a cooled truck to transfer USDA food boxes from Atlanta to Beaufort and Jasper Counties for circulation for the Farms to Families Food Circulation Program.

Christ Lutheran Church: for food and/or hygiene materials to equip the Little Free Kitchen for up to six months.

Healing Waters Mission & & Health Center: for food and a walk-in cooler that will broaden services required for low-income homeowners in Jasper County for their Compassionate Food Job.

Huspah Missionary Baptist Church: for a freezer, food and PPE required to increase emergency food boxes for low-income at-risk people and families in Hampton County for the Feed the Need Program.

Due to the fact that the requirements created by COVID-19 will continue, the Lowcountry Neighborhood COVID-19 Reaction Fund is still accepting donations. If you ‘d like to make a tax-exempt donation to the Lowcountry Neighborhood COVID-19 Response Fund, you can do so by going to the Community Foundation’s web page at www.cf-lowcountry.org or by going to the fund’s contribution landing page at https://cflowcountry.civicore.com/covid.Source: augustachronicle.com

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