The newly elected Berkeley County Clerk of Court, Leah Guerry Dupree, considers Jamestown her “adopted community.” Although she grew up in a nearby town, she is a native that we’re all proud of. With more than 20 years of courtroom experience, Leah is very excited and eager to begin her new journey.

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NIXON COLUMN: New clerk of court hails from Jamestown

Leah Guerry Dupree

Her new position as Clerk of Court will begin on Jan. 1. She plans to bring in more modern technology, and she also aims to establish better communication throughout the different county departments. Leah looks forward to working with her old peers. She also wants to make herself accessible to the public for urgent concerns. She is very anxious to upgrade the courthouse’s current scheduling and e-filing system.

Leah has been married for 17 years and has two children. She is a 1989 graduate of Macedonia High School. Our community wishes her the best of luck in her new endeavors.

Town Hall Meeting

The Joe Jefferson from House District 102 has scheduled a town hall meeting for 7-9 p.m. on July 19. This meeting will be at the Jamestown Steel Shed, 116 Steel Shed Lane. Various agencies will be in attendance, such as the South Carolina Department of Transportation, S.C. Census, health, medicaid and veteran affairs representatives, Disaster Relief representatives, State Representive Joe Jefferson Jr. and much more. Please make plans to attend this informative meeting.

Bookmobile

The Berkeley County library’s bookmobile will be making a stop in the Jamestown area on 12:30-1:30 p.m. on July 24. They will be located on the corner of Highway 17A and Highway 41. For all readers participating in the Berkeley County library’s Summer Reading Program, it is not too late to register and track your reading. The program ends on July 30, and prizes must be redeemed by Aug. 6. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to earn prizes, while expanding your knowledge as well. The reading program is open to all ages, from babies to adults.

Back to School Rally and National Night Out

The 29453 Community Neighborhood Watch will host its Second Annual National Night Out, 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the Jamestown Recreational Park.

School supplies, food, music, games and tons of other goodies will be available. All children will receive a free backpack and supplies to help them get ready to head back to school on Aug. 20.

Many vendors will be in attendance and helped make this event possible.

Vendors include:

1. Brushed Designs By Ebony

2. Fair Oaks Farms

3. SCHP – Trooper Southern

4. Cypress Gardens Educational Department

5. Co 26 – Shulerville Honey Hill RVFD

6. Grill King

7. SCW & S

8. Berkeley Electric

9. Dan Nobles — Music

10. Berkeley County EMS

11. Berkeley County 911

12. Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness

13. US Forest Service

14. SC Forestry Commission

15. Berkeley County Head Start

16. Skyview Aerial Solutions

17. Mani & Maya Fruity Treats

18. Wendy Mitchum Photography

19. Fred’s Pharmacy of Andrews

20. Leah Guerry Dupree, Clerk of Court

21. Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor

22. Ryerson Steel Huger

23. Hell Hole Club (Sponsor)

24. Town of Jamestown (Sponsor)

25. Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (Sponsor)

26. 29453 CNW (Sponsor)

To support this event and any future community events please make a donation to:

https://www.gofundme.com/29453-give-back-campaign

Monetary donations will be accepted through July 31st. Thanks for your support.

If you have news from the Jamestown area, send it in to Monica Nixon at monicanixon@hotmail.com by Wednesday.