Few who were living in Greenwood County in the late 1980s have forgotten the story of Malakia "Kia" Logan, whose life ended tragically at age 8. Now Kia's name will live on in the Malakia Logan Memorial Scholarship, which was recently established at Lander University.
The process of creating the scholarship began when the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office realized that money collected from family and friends to establish a reward fund for the Logan case remained unused. The reward fund was originally opened by Countybank with an initial donation of $2,000. Through the combined efforts of Kia's family and former Greenwood County Sheriff Sam Riley, retired FBI Agent John Fradella and current Sheriff Tony Davis, the account balance of $20,328.68 was donated to form the scholarship, which will help fund the education of deserving Lander students.