Flood Advisory issued for parts of Clarendon County

Posted by | April 24, 2017 3:07 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued an urban and small stream Flood Advisory for west central Clarendon County through 4 a.m. Monday, including the area of Pinewood and Rimini. At 2:26 a.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Storms will continue to hit the area for the next hour, causing additional heavy rainfall.

James Robert Perry

Posted by | April 24, 2017 3:03 am

James “Jimmy” Robert Perry, 82, husband of Nonnie Bell Colclough Perry, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at his home 717 Bay Spring Drive in Sumter. Born May 8, 1934, in Nash County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Joseph Perry and Lee Etta Winstead Perry. Funeral services were held Friday, April 14, 2017, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9124 Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu, with the Rev. Dr. Franklin Colclough Sr. officiating, and the Rev. Alonza Washington serving as eulogist. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home. Services were entrusted to



Deacon John Roberts

Posted by | April 24, 2017 2:16 am

Deacon John Roberts, 94, husband of Viola McCray Roberts and the widower of Mary Lee Harden Roberts, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at National Healthcare in Sumter. Born March 15, 1923, in Estill, he was a son of the late Ulysses “Scott” Roberts and Virginia Roberts and the stepson of Kate Brunson Roberts. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Mt. Zebo Missionary Baptist Church, 10331 Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, April 14, 2017, at the funeral home. The family received friends daily at the home, 105 Calhoun… Read the rest

Special Weather Statement issued for southern Clarendon

Posted by | April 24, 2017 2:04 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Special Weather Statement for southern parts of Clarendon County, including the Lake Marion and Summerton areas. Strong thunderstorms, with winds near 45 mph and containing hail, are expected to bombard the area through the early morning. At 1:45 a.m., such thunderstorms were moving northeast near Holly Hill toward the Santee and Lake Marion areas. The storms also feature heavy rain and frequent lightning. Ponding of water will occur in poor-drainage areas.


Louise J. Wilson

Posted by | April 24, 2017 1:31 am

NEPTUNE, N.J. – Louise J. Wilson, widow of William J. Wilson, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Imperial Healthcare Center in Neptune. Born April 22, 1935, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Julian and Cannie (Amos Sr.) Wilson and stepdaughter of the late Lillie Briggs Durant. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the family plot in Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church cemetery, 7827 Paxville Highway in Manning, where the Rev. Arkus Frierson officiated. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.flemingdelaine.com or sent to flemingdelaine@aol.com. Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel… Read the rest


Memorial service held for 2016 fatal wreck victims

Posted by | April 24, 2017 12:44 am

More than a dozen people killed within the bounds of Clarendon County during the calendar year of 2016 were honored Saturday at a memorial service held by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety in Columbia. The service, which was held at Bible Way Church on Atlas Road in Columbia, drew hundreds of family members and friends of the more than 1,000 people killed in 2016 vehicle wrecks on South Carolina roadways. Overall, seventeen individuals died on Clarendon roadways in 2016, the majority of them perishing on the 30-mile section of Interstate 95 that passes through the county. Those honored… Read the rest

Ada Mae Brunson Moylan

Posted by | April 24, 2017 12:08 am

Ada Mae Brunson Moylan, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was a daughter of the late Jesse Sr. and Frances Brown Brunson. She was a retired real estate agent. Ms. Moylan was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include seven children, Timothy Moylan (Ann) of Grimes, Iowa, Teresa Shaw (Morrie) of Birmingham, Iowa, Thomas Moylan, Ted Moylan and Tamara Moylan, all of Dalzell, Tracy Larkins (Glenn) of Sumter and Todd Moylan of Las Vegas; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Jesse Brunson Jr. (Janice) of Sumter; and a sister, Ruth Brunson of… Read the rest

Today in History: Monday, April 24

Posted by | April 24, 2017 12:00 am

1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty). 1184 BC – Traditional date of the fall of Troy. 1547 – Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League. 1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris. 1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published. 1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established… Read the rest

Director says state prisons ‘clearly need more officers’

Posted by | April 23, 2017 10:45 pm

South Carolina’s prisons “clearly need more officers,” but keeping jobs filled is a struggle, the state’s Corrections director told senators Thursday after the deaths of four inmates at one prison and three officers injured at another. Director Bryan Stirling said a single officer sometimes must monitor more than 200 inmates, depending on the prison and shift. State prisons are nowhere close to the national standard of four officers for every 30 inmates, he said. Stirling said his agency is hiring more officers and making changes to comply with last year’s agreement to improve treatment of mentally ill inmates. But he… Read the rest

Speaker: Inaction costing S.C. more than $1B

Posted by | April 23, 2017 10:22 pm

House Speaker Jay Lucas said Tuesday the Senate’s inability to pass a long-term road-funding plan has already put South Carolinians “on the hook” for an additional $1 billion, and the tab continues to climb. Surrounded by most of the chambers’ members, Lucas and other House leaders called on the Senate to act. “Each year the cost of doing nothing continues to rise,” said Lucas, R-Hartsville. “Our system is continuing to decline. It won’t be long before we’re going to lose the system. We have to act, and we have to act now.” The added cost is due to the rate… Read the rest

Shirley McCray

Posted by | April 23, 2017 4:31 pm

Shirley McCray, 53, wife of Jimmy McCray, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning. Born June 10, 1963, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Steady Edward Gordon and Margaret Felder Gordon. The family will receive friends at the home of her aunt, Julia Singleton, 10350 S.C. 261 South in Pinewood. Services will be announced by Samuels Funearl Home LLC of Manning.


Flash Flood Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | April 23, 2017 1:11 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarendon County and surroundingn areas from 8 p.m. Sunday through 8 p.m. Monday. Rainfall associated with a developing low pressure system will become widespread and heavy tonight, and persist into early Tuesday. Periods of very heavy rain will contribute to total rainfall of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated higher amounts possible. Grounds will become saturated as periods of heavy rainfall move across the area. This has the potential to lead to flash flooding, especially in locations with poor drainage such as urban areas or in… Read the rest

Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for heavy rain, hail

Posted by | April 23, 2017 9:03 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Sunday and Monday, calling for isolated thunderstorms throughout both days as a cold front pushes into the region. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible.



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