A little nippy then warmer

Posted on October 22, 2014 9:33 am by Joe Perry

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It’s currently 52 degrees with 68 percent humidity and winds out of the northwest at 6 mph. Today’s high is near 71. Northwest winds will reach 11 to 13 mph. Tonight should be clear with a low around 42.    


Haley Erickson’s final walk as Miss Clarendon Teen

Posted on October 22, 2014 9:32 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Miss Clarendon Teen 2014 Haley Erickson had a tearful final walk on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium, shortly before she helped crown her successor, Addison Hicks. Here are some pictures from that special moment. She shared the moment with her Palmetto Princess, McKinnely-Grayce Earles.



Pets of the Day: Paloma and Pippa

Posted on October 22, 2014 7:19 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Paloma is a female domestic shorthair Calico cat who is almost six. She is an office cat and loves everyone. She even tries to help fill out shelter paperwork. Her partner in the office is Pippa, who is 4.5 years old. They must go together. Everyone that visits the office falls in love with them. Stop by and meet them in person at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. Call (803) 473-7075 for more information, or visitwww.asecondchanceanimalshelter.com.


Mobile Library Schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Posted on October 22, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stops today: 1-2 p.m. at Lane’s Shopping Center 2:30-4:30 p.m. at J&E Superette in Davis Station For more information, call (803) 435-8633.



Gators travel ball team comes in second at Battle of the Bats

Posted on October 22, 2014 5:21 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Carolina Gators travel ball team came in second in the 2014 USSSA Battle of the Bats tournament at Westcott Park in North Charleston over the weekend, sacrificing only one loss in the entire two-day tournament play. The team has been playing together for four years. The team includes, from left to right (standing), Lowden Olsen, Coach Jackie McIntosh, Jon-Jon McIntosh, Jackson Campbell, Mickey Jordan, Blane Kennard, Clayton Lee, Coach Mark Campbell and bat boy Joseph Champan. On the front row from left to right are Josh Kennard, Dalton Brown, Cantey Gardner, Davis Chapman, Jackson Clemmons and Davis Campbell. Pitching

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Beatrice J. Lane

Posted on October 22, 2014 4:25 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Beatrice J. Lane, 70, widow of Billy H. Lane, died Friday, October 17, 2014, at her home. Born in Laurinburg, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Arter Jackson and Elise Elizabeth Craft Jackson. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and attended Concord Baptist Church. She retired from Korn Industries. Survivors include five children, Barbara Ann Wright (Robbie) and Wanda Jean Coker (Jerry) both of Sumter, Billy Wayne Lane of Orangeburg, Dianna Driggers (William) of Lynchburg and Jennifer Renee Lane of Arkansas; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Neidenthal of Latta and Joyce Marie Jackson of

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LMA B-Team victorious over OP

Posted on October 22, 2014 12:50 am by Submitted by Reader

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The Laurence Manning Academy B-Team Swampcats football team improved to 6-1 on the season Tuesday night with a 36-6 victory over Orangeburg Prep. Wyatt Rowland had three touchdowns, rushing for 147 yards and passing for 81 yards. Several other players also scored for the Swampcats, including Shayne Stephens, who had a six-yard touchdown. A.J. Nelson added two scores of seven and 16 yards. Tripp JOye added a two-point conversion reception while Justin Lowder totaled 66 receiving yards. Dalton Huggins had 67 rushing yards on five carries. The Swampcats return to action 6 p.m. Thursday against Clarendon County at Chitwood Field.

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Soles4Souls collecting shoes at MECC

Posted on October 21, 2014 10:15 pm by Joe Perry

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Paxville native Tiffany Johnson is partnering with friends in her home community to get donations of shoes during October for Soles4Souls. We posted this piece for her Sept. 22. Collection will run through Oct. 31, and the goal is 30,000 pairs. They take all kinds of shoes, including high heels, sandals, boots and athletic shoes. New and used. Shoes can be dropped off in Clarendon County at Manning Early Childhood Center on Raccoon Road. To donate money, visit soles4souls.org/donate.


Two transported from North Brooks Street wreck to CMH

Posted on October 21, 2014 9:33 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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It’s best to avoid the area of North Brooks Street in front of Weldon Auditorium as traffic is blocked in both directions due to a wreck that happened about 9:05 p.m. when a minivan hit a tree head-on. It appeared at the scene that a passenger and the driver were being extricated from the vehicle to be transported to Clarendon Memorial Hospital by Clarendon EMS. A front-seat passenger was sitting up and alert, and didn’t seem to be getting medical attention. No details are available on the wreck, or how it happened.


Vehicle v. Tree in front of Weldon Auditorium

Posted on October 21, 2014 8:59 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Manning Police Department has been called to a wreck involving a vehicle versus a tree on North Brooks Street in front of Weldon Auditorium. It is not known at this time whether there are any injuries.



Katherine Baker Chandler

Posted on October 21, 2014 8:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Katherine Baker Chandler, 87, widow of Ray Elbert Chandler Sr., died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Glengariff Healthcare Center in Glen Cove, N.Y. Funeral services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org    


Elsie Reynolds

Posted on October 21, 2014 7:49 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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GREELEYVILLE – Elsie Reynolds, 64, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Carolinas Hospital System in Florence. Born March 28, 1950, in Alabama, Skippy, as she was affectionately known, was a daughter of the late Preston Reynolds and Edith Walker Reynolds. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was retired from HBR Investments. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, son P.J. (Becky) Tobias of Manning; a daughter, Donyele (Brian) Gamble of Greeleyville; four grandchildren, Briyele Gamble, Daniel Gamble, Jay Tobias and Josh Tobias; a brother, Corbet (Brenda) Reynolds of North Carolina; and a sister, Evelyn (Fred)

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Clarendon law enforcement agencies issued BOLO for Sumter man wanted in alleged armed robbery and kidnapping

Posted on October 21, 2014 7:38 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Clarendon County dispatchers have just issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for Clarendon law enforcement officials on a 41-year-old Sumter man wanted by the Sumter Police Department for an alleged armed robbery, kidnapping and criminal domestic violence. Nathaniel McFadden Jr. reportedly stole a blue 200 Mitsubishi Endeavor during the incident, which happened in Sumter. The BOLO did not say in which direction the man was traveling, but advised extreme caution. Should anyone see this man or this vehicle, notify the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414 or the Manning Police Department at (803) 435-8859 immediately.



Ebola forum set for Thursday

Posted on October 21, 2014 6:13 pm by Joe Perry

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Clarendon Health System will hold a community health forum on the Ebola virus from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Thursday. Topics will include physician perspectives on Ebola; learning about our hospital’s readiness; watching a protective equipment demonstration; and finding out how to protect yourself and your family. The event will be held in the hospital’s cafeteria and is open to the general public. For more information, contact Dana Mitchell at Clarendon Health System at (803) 435.3294.


CCSO: Summerton man wanted for sex offender registry violation

Posted on October 21, 2014 3:46 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has an active warrant for a 34-year-old Summerton man for violations regarding the state’s sex offender registry. Alonza Eric-Victorlon Gibson, formerly of 1980 Wash Davis Road in Summerton, is believed to have moved without notifying law enforcement. According to state law, registered sex offenders must notify local law enforcement when they move. Gibson pleaded guilty in 2013 for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old Manning woman a year earlier. He was given 30 months in prison, but has since been released, according to records from the State Law Enforcement Division. In that case, Gibson approached the girl

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