Monthly Archives: March 2015

Diplomat wins $75,000 purse at Carolina Cup Steeplechase

Posted on March 29, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker


CAMDEN (AP) — Diplomat made his first American start by taking the lead with three fences left and then holding off Syros to win Saturday’s $75,000 Carolina Cup Steeplechase by 2 1/2 lengths at the Springdale Race Course.
Owned by Daybreak Stables, which is owned by his new trainer, Jimmy Day, the 6-year-old Kitten’s Joy gelding made the 2 1/8-mile trip over 12 National fences in a winning time of 4:06.80 with Bernie Dalton in the saddle. It would be another length and a half back to Fog Island who was followed to the finish line … Read the rest

Donald Filyaw

Posted on March 29, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Donald Filyaw, 67, died Friday, March 27, 2015, after an illness.
Born Jan. 21, 1948, in Florence County, he was a son of the late Roy Harris Filyaw and Bertha Anderson Filyaw. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a master welder, mechanic and pipe fitter. He loved to fish and was an avid Nacsar and Clemson fan.
Survivors include his son, Donald L. Filyaw of Charleston; a granddaughter, Ashley Marie Filyaw of Charleston; a brother, Hare L. “Bud” (Barbara C.) Filyaw of Coward; a number of nieces and nephews; a number of great-nieces and great-nephews; … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on March 29, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
1867 – Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act, which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
1936 – In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99 percent of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany’s illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.
1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.

NWS: Freeze warning until 10 a.m. Sunday

Posted on March 28, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

freezeThe National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Clarendon County in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday. Reports are showing 41 degrees and clear as of 9 p.m., but lows could drop into the 20s during the night. Cover plants or bring them in the house. Bring pets in the house or get them in a warm place.

Gallery: Charity Martini Tasting for Habitat for Humanity

Posted on March 28, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Connie Robinson said Thursday that the Charity Martini Tasting for Habitat for Humanity organized by board members Sharon Thames-Simms and Kim Johnson raised about $8,000 for the charity, which builds homes for those who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
Here are a few pictures from the event. We will post more throughout the weekend.

MHS sophomore meets president in Columbia

Posted on March 28, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

quadri bellManning High School sophomore Quadri Bell had no idea that a simple letter he wrote in January 2014 would lead to his meeting President Barack Obama a little more than a year later.
“I started out with an email sent to the White House Communications Department,” Bell said. “I said how much I supported the president, his the Affordable Care Act, that 11 million jobs had been created and that the unemployment rate had dropped significantly.”
Bell also asked if there were any way he could ever meet the president, one of his personal heroes. He clicked send and said … Read the rest

Betty Ann Ragin Keitt

Posted on March 28, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Betty Ann Ragin Keitt, 60, widow of John Keitt, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born May 10, 1954, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Aaron Ragin and Inez McBride Ragin. She was a 1972 graduate of Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton and also attended Denmark Technical College in Denmark. In her youth, she joined Liberty Hill AME Church and later joined her husban’d church, Granger Baptist Church in Elloree.
She then became a member of the House of God in Manning, where she was a member of the Missionary, Usher and Mother … Read the rest

Proposed deer limit good for state

Posted on March 28, 2015 4:04 pm by Dan Geddings

Dan snd deerFor many years, South Carolina hunters have expressed concern over the unregulated harvest of antlered deer in the state. There has also been an increasing interest in reducing
harvest pressure.
Many hunters feel that the current situation leads to an over-exploitation, resulting in a high percentage of bucks being taken by a small percentage of hunters.
Deer hunters have encouraged the state Department of Natural Resources to recommend and implement a statewide limit on bucks with a tagging program to provide for enforcement of the law.
Currently, there is no limit on the number of bucks that a hunter can … Read the rest

Saints defeat Kings Academy

Posted on March 28, 2015 3:03 pm by Ronald M. Way

The Clarendon Hall varsity baseball team defeated The Kings Academy, out of Florence, on Thursday night by a final score of 16-9. With the non-conference win, the Saints improve to 5 and 3 on the season. The Saints plated at least one run in every inning as seven batters had at least one hit each. The Saints totaled 10 hits for the night as The Kings used four different pitchers allowing 17 walks. After three complete innings, the Saints found themselves down by one run with a 7 -6 score; however, they regained the lead in the 4th inning by … Read the rest

Posted on March 28, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Dr. Jerre Kelly Chambers

Posted on March 28, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Dr. Jerre Kelly Chambers, M.D. entered into eternal rest on March 22, 2015.

Born on January 17, 1940 in Bradley County, TN, he was the son of the late Gerhard Felker Chambers and Orene Wattenbarger Chambers. Jerre was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Walker Chambers and the father of Geoffrey Kelly Chambers (Caroline) and Kelly Elizabeth Chambers and the grandfather of Sage Skye Chambers. His parents and a brother, Gerhard Felker Chambers, Jr, preceded him in life eternal.

A man is often remembered for what he has done. If that is the case, then Jerre led a full life. He … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Saturday, March 28

Posted on March 28, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Clarendon 1 Community Resource Center.

Today in History …

Posted on March 28, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
1910 – Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
1933 – The Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool is believed to be the first airline lost to sabotage when a passenger sets a fire on board.
1978 – The US Supreme Court hands down 5–3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.

Kirven recognized for 40 years with Clarendon Behavioral Health Services

Posted on March 27, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Ann 003Clarendon Behavioral Health Services, formerly the Clarendon County Commission of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, is very proud to announce that Executive Director A. Ann Kirven celebrates her 40th anniversary with the agency on March 28.
Kirven was the first director hired for the agency and was hired on March 28, 1975. She has worked tirelessly to form the agency and guide it into its current position as one of the top behavioral health centers in the state. Clarendon Behavioral Health Services consistently ranks at the top of every list of deliverables in statewide evaluations and has served as a … Read the rest

GOP to hold precinct reorganization make-up

Posted on March 27, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County GOP will hold precinct reorganization make-up from 10 a.m. to noon March 28 at Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning.

Wreck with injuries on Interstate 95

Posted on March 27, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at the 132 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Clarendon County.

Wreck on Greeleyville Highway

Posted on March 27, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

There is a wreck with injuries on Greeleyville Highway at Yellow Bank Road. Traffic is slow in both directions. will update if injuries are life-threatening or worse.

Scott Cook named District 3 athletic director, ECHS football coach

Posted on March 27, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

wolverineClarendon School District 3 announced Friday that Scott Cook was selected unanimously by the district’s Board of Trustees to serve as Clarendon 3 athletic director and head football coach for the 2015-16 school year.
“Community interviews were conducted for this position,” said Superintendent Connie Dennis in a statement. “A unanimous selection of Mr. Cook was submitted to the superintendent, who shared with the Board of Trustees during a March 24 called meeting. The Board unanimously voted to accept the candidate presented.
Cook comes from Johnsonville High School.

Harriett Mouzon Felder

Posted on March 27, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Harriett Mouzon Felder, 80, widow of Tom “Jack” Felder, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 29, 1934, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Lillian Mouzon Woods.
The family will receive at her home, 441 Toccoa Drive in Manning.
Theses services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Wreck with injuries on Interstate 95

Posted on March 27, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently reporting a wreck with unknown injuries at the 131 southbound mile-marker and S.C. 527 exit on Interstate 95.


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