Phones, chain, change stolen from Edna Road home

Posted by | July 22, 2017 4:51 pm

A man living in the 1000 block of Edna Road told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office someone entered his home between 9:25 a.m. and 5:25 p.m. July 11 and took two smart phones valued at $100, a silver chain worth $10 and about $10 in change from the home, along with pushing all the furniture around the home.

Deputies release sketch of armed robbery suspect

Posted by | July 22, 2017 7:41 am

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of a man deputies believe robbed a woman near the 102 north mile-marker on Interstate 95 in Summerton on June 25. “The subject is a white male, 20 to 25 years of age, about 5-feet-10 to 6-feet-tall with tatoos all the way down his right arm,” according to a social media post by the Sheriff’s Office. “He also has blue eyes and had on a black ball cap during the time of the incident. He was last sen driving a red, newer-model Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and he was armed with… Read the rest

Today in History: Saturday, July 22

Posted by | July 22, 2017 12:00 am

838 – Battle of Anzen: The Byzantine emperor Theophilos suffers a heavy defeat by the Abbasids. 1099 – First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem. 1209 – Massacre at Béziers: The first major military action of the Albigensian Crusade. 1298 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Falkirk: King Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeat William Wallace and his Scottish schiltrons outside the town of Falkirk. 1456 – Ottoman wars in Europe: Siege of Belgrade: John Hunyadi, Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary, defeats Mehmet II… Read the rest

Wilder leaves Clarendon School District 1

Posted by | July 21, 2017 2:24 pm

Clarendon School District 1 has said goodbye to longtime Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder, who presided over her final board meeting Thursday night. Board Chairman Tony Junious said Friday morning that Wilder retired from the district, effectively immediately, and that Barbara Ragin will serve as interim for the coming school year. Wilder was hired by district in October 2004 to replace Dr. Clarence E. Willie. She had previously served as superintendent with Clarendon School District 2. “It is with a great sense of loss that the Board of Trustees of Clarendon School District 1 announces the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Rose… Read the rest

4 charged with Paxville larceny

Posted by | July 21, 2017 11:47 am

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has charged three Sumter residents and a Hillsboro, Ohio, resident for their alleged role in connection with a larceny case from the Paxville area of Clarendon County. Sheriff Tim Baxley said the arrests were made July 12 in a joint operation with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Those charged included Samantha Danielle Watford, 29, of 3770 Ramsey Road in Sumter, with petty larceny of a value of $2,000 or less; Heather Lee Adeeb, 35, of 4240 Paige Drive in Sumter, with petty larceny of a value of $2,000 or less, enhancement; Casey Renee Cockerill, 36,… Read the rest

Yeti cooler stolen from camp ground

Posted by | July 21, 2017 8:46 am

A 60-quarter Yeti cooler valued at $450 was reportedly stolen from a lot at Taw Caw Camp Ground between 12:30 and 10:50 a.m. June 27. The cooler was described as tan in color with a custom Max 4 camouflage top.

Mae Frances Cooper Bradshaw

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:23 am

LAKE CITY – Mae Frances Cooper Bradshaw, 79, widow of William Bradshaw died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born March 1, 1938, in Hemingway, she was a daughter of the late Jack Cooper and Anna Williams Cooper. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Scranton, with the Rev. Eugene Burgess, pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Frederick Morris presiding. The Rev. Jermaine Mike, Elder Shirley Barr and Evangelist Dr. Lue Ellen Salters will assist. Burial will follow in Beaverdam Cemetery in Scranton. The family will… Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, July 21

Posted by | July 21, 2017 12:00 am

356 BC – The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is destroyed by arson. 230 – Pope Pontian succeeds Urban I as the eighteenth pope. 285 – Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler. 365 – The 365 Crete earthquake affects the Greek island of Crete with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), causing a destructive tsunami that affects the coasts of Libya and Egypt, especially Alexandria. Many thousands were killed. 905 – King Berengar I of Italy and a hired Hungarian army defeats the Frankish forces at Verona. King Louis III… Read the rest

Paxville teen, Manning man charged in alleged burglaries, auto break-ins

Posted by | July 20, 2017 12:10 pm

A 17-year-old Paxville man faces 27 charges for his alleged role in a string of burglaries, automobile break-ins and larcenies, according to a release from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. Bond was denied for Harley Ray Ard on a charge of first-degree burglary. Ard was granted a total of $69,500 in cash or $89,500 in surety bonds for two counts of grand larceny; two counts of petty larceny; and 21 counts of larceny-breaking into a motor vehicle. Sheriff Tim Baxley said deputies also charged Terry Calvin Barno, 26, 0f 1036 Woodard Road in Manning, with one count of accessory after… Read the rest

Firefighters make CCFD second home

Posted by | July 20, 2017 12:04 pm

Longtime Clarendon County Fire Department volunteer Alfred Breedin works at a scene in this provided photo.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of stories regarding the Clarendon County Fire Department and its 40th anniversary. This week’s story focuses on the people who have made the department one of the safest and hardest working for the past 40 years. Just 10 short years after the Clarendon County Fire Department was founded, it grew from a single employee to an organization with more than 250 volunteer firefighters. When founded in 1977, the Clarendon County Fire Department had no office, and former Chief Carter Jones had a new wife and two young sons. “It’s a wonder… Read the rest

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