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WHHS Alive@25 Class........................................Aug. 4th & 11th
WHHS 2015-16 Registration.............................Aug. 5th & 6th
Cub Scout Pack 664 Fish Fry.....................................Aug. 22nd
SC Senate Seat #45 Primary......................................Sept. 1st
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Wade Hampton 2015-16
registration Aug. 5th & 6th
VARNVILLE- Wade Hampton High School will be holding registration for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year on August 5th & 6th at the school cafeteria and will be separated by grades. The registration schedule is as follows:
Grade 12 Wed. August 5th 8:30am - 11:30am
Grade 11 Wed. August 5th 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Grade 10 Thur. August 6th 8:30am - 11:30am
Grade 9 Thur. August 6th 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Also a reminder for parents and students:
Alive@25 classes are mandatory for all student drivers. Cost for the class is $35. Sign-up for the class must be done online at www.scaliveat25.org or by calling the South Carolina National Safety Council at 803-732-6778. All student drivers MUST take this safety course in order to purchase parking permits to drive to school. Only two classes are scheduled before school starts. The dates for the classes are August 4th and 11th.
Samples named to Atlantic
Sun All-Academic team
SPARTANBURG, SC- A two-time A-Sun All-Academic Team member, Erik Samples graduated from USC Upstate with a 3.45 cumulative grade point average in economics and finance.
"I am extremely thankful and honored to be recognized by the Atlantic Sun Conference for this award," Samples said. "I've always valued the importance of a good education, so I wanted to make sure I put myself in a favorable position to succeed off the diamond if and when my baseball career came to an end."
On the field, Samples proved to be one of Upstate's top offensive and defensive players this season, as he started all 53 games at second base and finished the year third on the team with a .318 batting average. The Hampton, S.C., native was a mainstay on the bases all season long, posting a .400 on-base percentage while ranking ninth in the league with 42 runs scored and third with 11 hit by pitches.
Samples also led the club and ranked fourth in the conference with 17 doubles, finishing his career 12th on the Upstate all-time list with 34 career two-baggers. Additionally, Samples concluded the season second on the team with 18 multi-hit games, which included a team-high three four-hit games. He also stood third on the team with six multi-RBI games.
Samples ended his career having hit safely in the final 10 games of his career, marking the third-longest hitting streak of any Spartan during the course of the season. In addition, he reached bases safely in 23 straight games earlier in the year.
Defensively, Samples ranked fifth in the conference with 161 assists and featured a stretch without an error in 24 of 25 games.
The Academic All-Conference Team recognizes student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom and exemplify the A-Sun's mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average or better and participated in at least half of their team's games.
The University of South Carolina Upstate offers more than 40 bachelor's degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and master's degrees in education, informatics and nursing. Among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is a diverse and dynamic community of 5,600 students from across the Upstate, 36 states and 51 countries. Visit www.uscupstate.edu.
Senate 45 seat deadline
for registration nears
HAMPTON COUNTY- To help ensure voters are prepared for the upcoming State Senate District 45 Democratic Primary, the Hampton County Board of Voter Registration & Elections wants to remind residents of the impending voter registration deadline and urge those already registered to update their residence address and other voter registration information. Voters who have moved from one county to another must register in their new county.
Residents who wish to vote in the September 1st State Senate District 45 Democratic Primary must be registered by Saturday, August 1, 2015. The Hampton County Voter Registration and Elections Office will be open special hours on Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon for final registration in person.
To register or update voter registration information:
Visit the County Board of Voter Registration & Elections Office, B.T. Deloach Building, 201 Jackson Avenue West, Hampton, S.C.
Register online at www.scvotes.org. Online registration requires a S.C. Driver’s License or DMV ID. If you have moved, you must first update your address with DMV.
Register during normal business hours at designated “Motor-Voter” sites, including the DMV, DSS and other state and federal public service agencies.
Request a voter registration by mail application from the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office or download a voter registration by mail application at www.scvotes.org, complete it and mail, fax, or scan application and email it as a file attachment to the County Board of Voter Registration & Elections. Voter registration by mail applications must be postmarked by the August 1st deadline.
Staff will also be available to take photographs for issuing the S.C. Voter Identification Card.
For more information, please contact the Hampton County Board of Voter Registration and Elections at (803) 914-2080 or stop by the office located in the B.T. Deloach Building, 201 Jackson Avenue West, Hampton, S.C. Visit the S.C. State Election Commission’s website at www.scvotes.org.
Polling changes made
in the county
HAMPTON- The Hampton County Board of Voter Registration and Elections voted recently to change the locations of three voting precincts in Hampton County, effective immediately:
The Hampton No. 1 and Hampton No. 2 Voting Precincts have been moved from the Parker Union Hall, 719 Magnolia St., W., Hampton, to the Hampton Fire Department, 600 Second St., W., Hampton.
The Horse Gall Voting Precinct has been moved from Vincent Smith’s Garage, 5235 Grays Highway, Varnville, to David Smith’s Shop, 5540 Grays Highway, Varnville.
For voter convenience, signs will be posted at the previous polling locations and at the new locations on Election Day.
If you have any questions, please contact the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections at (803) 914-2080.
Fun stuff & fundraisers
Hampton Cub Scout Pack 664 will be holding a fundraiser fish fry on August 22nd at The Connexxion (old skating rink) between Hampton & Varnville on Cemetery Rd. Dinners are $10 each and can be picked up between noon and 2:00pm that day. Meal includes fried whiting, French fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies and bread. See any troop member parent for tickets.
The 18th Annual Fall Festival Committee is seeking volunteers and additional members. If interested, please contact Vikki Woods at the Estill Town Hall at 625-3243. The Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm at the Bull Durham Center.
The Hampton County Watermelon Festival is always looking for new blood to help make the Festival a continuing success. The Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at the Hampton United Methodist Church annex on Mulberry Street in Hampton. You help will be much appreciated.
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