Today in History …

Posted by | November 30, 2015 12:00 am

3340 BC – Earliest believed record of an eclipse. 1707 – The second Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida. 1718 – King Charles XII of Sweden dies during a siege of the fortress of Fredriksten in Norway. 1864 – The Confederate Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounts a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions commanded by John McAllister Schofield around Franklin, Tennessee, with Hood losing six generals and almost a third of his troops. 1868 – A statue of King Charles XII of Sweden is… Read the rest

Lady Saints win first game of season

Posted by | November 29, 2015 10:06 pm

The Clarendon Hall Varsity Lady Saints defeated St. Johns by a score of 45-37 on Tuesday night. Shannon Corbett led the Lady Saints with a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Delaney Peeler also recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Mallory McIntosh added 9 points. The team plays again Tuesday against Williamsburg Academy at home.

Alex Chatman

Posted by | November 29, 2015 8:56 pm

Former Williamsburg County supervisor Alex Chatman, 72, husband of Mariah Williams Chatman, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at Carolina Hospital System in Florence. Born Oct. 7, 1943, in Greeleyville, he was a son of the late Oscar Chatman and Alma Montgomery Chatman. A public viewing will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Alex Chatman Complex Auditorium, 147 W. Main St. in Kingstree, with wake services from 6:30-8 p.m. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1288 Coleman Road in Greeleyville. The family will receive friends at 10656… Read the rest

Guilty Pleas: Nov. 17, 2015

Posted by | November 29, 2015 10:16 am

The following pleas were heard Nov. 17 before 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran during a term of General Sessions Court in Clarendon County. Herbert William Anderson IV of 420 N. Salem Ave. in Sumter pleaded guilty to shoplifting, enhanced, of a value of $2,000 or less, receiving a sentence of 30 months in prison. Daniel M. Brunson of 1774 Loss Brook Road in Manning pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, non-violent, receiving a sentence of two years, suspended to 18 months. Ricky Coard of 4509 Rev. J.W. Carter Road in Summerton pleaded guilty to the manufacture, distribution, etc., of crack-cocaine,… Read the rest

Lord Clarendon Cotillion to present five members’ sons

Posted by | November 29, 2015 7:25 am

The Lord Clarendon Cotillion will present five sons of members, along with five debutantes, Dec. 19 during its annual ball at Sunset Country Club in Sumter. Mr. William Ceth Land is president of the Lord Clarendon Cotillion. Mrs. James Barry Ham is ball chairwoman and Mrs. Theodore Mitchell Gardner is debutante chairwoman. Debutantes have already been presented on this week. Sons of members that are being presented include: Chandler Brewer Brock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fann Poe and Mr. Harvin Eugene Brock. Richard Francis Drose III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Francis Drose Jr. Blanding Galloway… Read the rest

Disaster Recovery Center hours to change Monday

Posted by | November 29, 2015 4:14 am

The Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration behind Weldon Auditorium will have new hours starting Monday. The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Friday is the final day to apply for FEMA or SBA assistance. Please call the FEMA news desk at (803) 714-5894 with any questions.

Emanuel AME to donate $1.5M to church shooting victims

Posted by | November 29, 2015 1:18 am

CHARLESTON (AP) — The South Carolina church where nine parishioners were shot and killed in what police called a racially motivated attack earlier this year is sharing about half of the money donated to it with survivors of the attack and the families of those killed. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church will donate about $1.5 million of the $3.4 million given in the wake of the June 17 shooting to an organization that collected money for the victims called Charleston’s Hope Fund, according to a news release sent Wednesday to local media. Close to $3 million has been raised for… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted by | November 29, 2015 12:00 am

1549 – The papal conclave of 1549–50 begins. 1783 – A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey. 1847 – Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War. 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time. 1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole. 1945 – The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared. 1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 1975 –… Read the rest

JV Saints lost first game against St. Johns

Posted by | November 28, 2015 8:05 pm

The Clarendon Hall JV boys basketball team lost its first game Tuesday to St. Johns by a score of 28-24. Drew Hill led the team with eight points and five rebounds. Robbie James added six points and four rebounds. The team plays again Tuesday at home against Williamsburg Academy.

George McCray

Posted by | November 28, 2015 5:13 pm

George McCray died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Sumter County, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Ingram McCray. He attended Sumter County public schools and graduated from Sumter High School. He joined the Job Corps and achieved a Carpentry Certificate of Technical Training from the Atlanta Job Corps Center of Georgia. He was later employed with the Sumter Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for many years. Survivors besides his mother include four sisters, Louise Pringle, Gloria Nathaniel, Sadie (Terry) Gayle, all of Sumter, and Dolla… Read the rest

JV Lady Saints win first game

Posted by | November 28, 2015 3:36 pm

The Clarendon Hall JV girls basketball team opened its season Tuesday with a win against St. Johnson Christian in Moncks Corner. The swcore was 21-4. Brynne Baxley led the JV Lady Saints with six points and seven rebounds. Sara James added four points, and Mackenzie Bagnal added three points and four rebounds. The JV Lady Saints play again Tuesday against Williamsburg Academy at home.

A Thankful Note from Kayla Matthews

Posted by | November 28, 2015 1:00 pm

I’m thankful for my small town and how supportive we are of each other. I’m always thankful for my loving family, faithful friends, my Fiancé Nick and my future bonus-daughter Emma. – Kayla Matthews

Gardner marks 71st Carolina-Clemson game

Posted by | November 28, 2015 10:39 am

Clemson fan Ted Gardner shows off a gift he received in 2014 from the Williamsburg IPTAY while at the Carolina-Clemson game in Death Valley. Gardner is attending his 71st Carolina-Clemson game in a row today at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.
The Clemson-Carolina rivalry dates back to 1896, and has gone on 105 consecutive years since 1909. Manning resident Ted Gardner has been there for the last 70, and today’s game in Williams-Brice will mark his 71st. Gardner, 87, attended his first Carolina-Clemson game as a 17-year-old Clemson freshman in 1945. Gardner’s first memory of the rivalry is 1945’s 0-0 tie in Columbia during the Big Thursday era. “It was right after the end of World War II,” he told The State before his 65th game in 2009. “Both teams had a lot of returning veterans, and they fought each other… Read the rest

SC shoppers latest to pay taxes on Amazon sales

Posted by | November 28, 2015 10:23 am

COLUMBIA (AP) — A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant. Taxing Amazon’s in-state sales could add tens of millions of dollars to South Carolina’s coffers in 2016, said Max Behlke, the National Conference of State Legislatures’ manager of state and federal relations. State Revenue Director Rick Reames declined to give estimates beyond saying, “We expect a significant increase in sales tax revenues.” For years, the Seattle-based company fought collecting sales taxes from its customers. The… Read the rest

Louis Riley

Posted by | November 28, 2015 9:37 am

Louis “Uncle Bubba” “Pap” Riley, 81, widower of Marie Junious Riley, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born Jan. 26, 1931, in Rimini, he was a son of the late Jacob and Phronie Hampton Riley. He attended Clarendon County public schools. He retired from Santee Print. He was a member of Antioch UME Church. Survivors include his children, Jacob (Ruth) Riley, Mary Lee (Samuel) Nelson, Luetina R. Green and Tina M. Riley; a granddaughter raised in the home, Teragin (Ellison) Holland; three sisters, Lena Ragin, Elanora (John) Simmons and the Rev. Mary Lou Brailsford;… Read the rest

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