Deputies called to Willow Glen for ‘heated argument’

Posted by | April 1, 2015 5:00 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office responded about 2:07 p.m. Tuesday to Willow Glen Academy in the 1300 block of Harmony Camp Road in Greeleyville after reports of three juveniles exchanging words and getting into a heated argument. According to reports, two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy were involved in the argument, which “disturbed other kids, as well as counselors on the premises.” A manager with the academy said he would contact the Department of Juvenile Justice probation officer and take care of the problem within Willow Glen policy. crime

New Zion native at head of Greenville United Way leadership council

Posted by | April 1, 2015 3:35 pm

By ANGELIA DAVIS, The Greenville News Kimberly Witherspoon got a taste of what it means to give back to the community from her parents. She’s retained an appetite to do likewise over the years. One way she is currently satisfying that hunger is by serving as the 2015 chair of United Way’s African- American Leadership Greenville Council (AALG). As the AALG chair, Witherspoon, an associate at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., is charged with continuing the mission of United Way of Greenville County and tailoring it to the African American community, she said. Her goals are to continue to grow… Read the rest

Clerk of Court: Scammers asking for fine payments to drop ‘jury summons bench warrants’

Posted by | April 1, 2015 11:25 am

Clarendon Clerk of Court Beulah Roberts is warning residents of a new scam involving alleged jury summons bench warrants. Roberts said Wednesday morning that residents are getting phone calls from individuals saying the victims have been summoned to jury duty, have failed to show up and are going to be arrested unless they pay a specific fine over the phone. “I got a call (Tuesday) from a gentleman, and I took it as him not really understanding the process at first,” Roberts said. “He called us twice, and we assured him both times that we wouldn’t do that. This morning… Read the rest

JV Lady Saints fall to Holly Hill

Posted by | April 1, 2015 11:01 am

The Clarendon Hall JV softball team fell to 3-3 in region play with a loss to Holly Hill at Holly Hill by a score of 17-12. Holly Hill pushed across six runs in the last two innings on four errors to take the lead. The JV Lady Saints were led by Summer Barnes, who went 3-4 with an RBI. Sydney Wells went 1-4 with an RBI and Sara James and Mallory McIntosh went 1-2 with an RBI each. The Saints will return to action April 11 after Spring Break against Colleton Prep.

Warm days remain ahead

Posted by | April 1, 2015 6:53 am

The winter chill may finally be behind us as mornings in the 50s will give way to daily highs in the mid-70s throughout the rest of this week. Today’s high is forecast at 75, while the low is a chilly 48. Chance of rain is 0 percent, and winds should be minimal.

Swing Bed unit helps Sumter man walk again

Posted by | April 1, 2015 5:50 am

Sumter resident Billy Geddings broke his leg while taking care of his late wife last year. “We would’ve been married 60 years this year,” Geddings said. “She passed away right after Christmas.” Not long after, Geddings wound up in the hospital himself. “I had spent about a year being right by her side because she was sick,” he said. “I wasn’t really taking care of myself and then I broke my leg.” The 81 year old said doctors told him he might not walk again. But with the help of the Clarendon Health System Swing Bed Short Term Rehab Unit,… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted by | April 1, 2015 12:46 am

1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971. 1976 – The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect, soon revealed as an April Fools’ Day hoax, is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore. 1997 – Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion. 2001 – Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.

Summerton Pres plans dramatic presentation of Last Supper

Posted by | March 31, 2015 7:01 pm

Summerton Presbyterian Church, 16 S. Cantey St. in Summerton, will hold a dramatic presentation of the Last Supper at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. The presentation will include a depiction of Leonardo de Vinci’s famous painting, “The Last Supper.” The artist chose what he considered the most dramatic moment of the Last Supper, the moment just after the Lord said, “One of you will betray me.” Communion will be celebrated following the presentation.

Historic Mt. Zion AME Church Resurrection Weekend celebration

Posted by | March 31, 2015 5:20 pm

Historic Mt. Zion AME Church near Davis Station will hold a Resurrection Weekend celebration from Friday through Sunday, with a Good Friday Night Service at 7 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Dante Kenly as guest speaker; a Youth Fashion and Talent Show and Egg Hunt at 5 p.m. Saturday; and sunrise service at 6 a.m. Sunday and regular service at 9 a.m. Sunday. The host pastor is the Rev. Courtney D. Colleton.


Posted by | March 31, 2015 5:11 pm

A report posted March 22 on gave the wrong information about a 28-year-old woman charged during an incident March 12 with the Manning Police Department with driving under suspension, second offense. According to reports, Shelika Richburg of Manning was the driver of a car allegedly stopped by Cpl. W.B. Secrist II because her Toyota sedan had no license plate light. Secrist reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and located two plastic bags of suspected marijuana in the vehicle’s middle console during a search. reported Richburg got out of the car and pulled a $5… Read the rest

Woman says boyfriend choked, hit her during car ride

Posted by | March 31, 2015 4:13 pm

An 18-year-old woman told the Manning Police Department about 2:10 p.m. March 24 that her 20-year-old boyfriend choked her and began to strike her about her face while the couple was in the area of Kensington Place Apartments in Manning. According to reports, the woman told police that she picked her boyfriend up to take him to the apartment complex, and during the ride the two began arguing. She told him to get out of the vehicle and he refused and began choking and hitting her. Police reported the woman had injuries to her nose and facial area, along with… Read the rest

South Jordan River Union Youth Conference

Posted by | March 31, 2015 2:31 pm

The South Jordan River Union will hold its 1st Youth Conference 10 a.m. April 28 morning praise and worship service, workshops, Bible study, rehearsal and dinner. Afternoon services will begin at 2 p.m. with praise and worship, an oratorical speaker, choirs, praise dancing and much more. The event will be held at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive in Summerton, where the Rev. David Lawson is host pastor. Workshops will include subjects like parenting, fire safety, bullying and responding to law enforcement. The oratorical speaker will be Brother Javonte Thompson. Minister Quinten Kelly will hold Bible study. The county… Read the rest

Parade of Hats and Ties at Mt. Hope

Posted by | March 31, 2015 11:45 am

The Missionary Department of Mt. Hope Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 1616 Eagerton Road in Pinewood, will hold a Parade of Hats and Ties at 3 p.m. April 19. Attendees may bring their own hats or ties, or have them provided. Mother Maggie Durant is president of the department, and the host pastor is the Rev. Annie L. Riley. For more information, call Riley at (803) 452-5671 or Sister Ruth Jackson at (803) 315-2125.

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