Monthly Archives: October 2015

Brothers United to hold Free Food Assistance on Saturday

Posted on October 12, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Brothers United Outreach Program will offer Free Food Assistance from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1794 Old Georgetown Road in Manning. This is an effort to help those affected by the flood in Clarendon County and surrounding communities. The menu will include hot dogs with chili, chips and drinks.


Mobile Library Schedule: Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Posted on October 12, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today in the parking lot of the old Piggly Wiggly in Summerton.


United Healthcare offering some free healthcare services at Red Barn

Posted on October 12, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

United Healthcare has offered its health services for no cost to the area, including but not limited to blood pressure and diabetes checks and tetanus and diptheria shots. It has been strongly recommended that you have a tetanus shot, if you have not had one in the past 10 years, or if your last booster was in the past five years and you have received an injury.
The unit will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Red Barn behind the Farmers Market. Manning Mayor Julia Nelson said the unit will be available as long as … Read the rest


Cypress Foundation hosts Pink Power!

Posted on October 12, 2015 12:12 pm by Submitted via Facebook

The Cypress Foundation hosts Pink Power! each October. The purpose is to raise money for a special fund called Patients in Need (PIN). The foundation uses the fund to purchase things for patients who otherwise can’t afford them, items as simple as toiletries and pajamas. Although this is typically an employee campaign, the public may also get involved. The flier has complete details.
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Wilson McElveen

Posted on October 12, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Wilson McElveen, husband of Margaret Burch Wilson, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.
Born Friday, May 5, 1950, in Pamplico, he was a son of the late Woodrow and Lou Annie McElveen. He attended Florence County public schools. He was employed by Florence County School District 2, retiring after 28 years of service. He was a member of Genesis Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor J. Daryl Wood.
Survivors besides his wife of Pamplico include two sons, Christopher Burch of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Wilson James McElveen of Pamplico; a … Read the rest


Patrick Elden Lester

Posted on October 12, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Patrick Elden Lester, 48, beloved husband of Brandie Harrell Lester, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.
Born in Titusville, Florida, he was a son of Kermit Elden Lester and the late Jewel Marie Lester. Mr. Lester served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a machine gunner certified sniper. After his service in the Marine Corps, Patrick worked as a contractor specializing in carpentry. Mr. Lester enjoyed life, especially hunting and fishing, and loved spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. … Read the rest


Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday

Posted on October 12, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

With more than 50 blood drives canceled in South and North Carolina and Virginia in the past week, more than 1,100 blood and platelet donations have been uncollected. Clarendon Health System and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive to help from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Zone and Cypress Center. They welcome appointments and walk-ins. For more information, call Nicole Marlowe at (803) 435-5200, ext. 3725.


Christopher Cooper

Posted on October 12, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LYNCHBURG – Christopher Cooper, 29, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born Nov. 4, 1985, in Bishopville, he was a son of David Cooper and Lillie Brown Cooper.
Celebratory services for Christopher Cooper will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at Lodebar AME Church in New Zion, with the Rev. Debra Bradley, pastor, and the Rev. Jerome McCray officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of his uncle and aunt, Alexander and Jannie Brown, 930 1/2 East Smith St. in Timmonsville.
Online memorial … Read the rest


Clarendon Hall extends deadline for Alumni Weekend RSVP

Posted on October 12, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Hall has extended its deadline to reply for its 50th anniversary Alumni Weekend. They want as many of their current students, parents and staff, along with alumni, patrons and former faculty and staff as possible to attend. The deadline is now Tuesday to reply. Complete and return the form by Tuesday.

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Southbound lanes of Interstate 95 open, traffic slow

Posted on October 12, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Department of Transportation is reporting Monday morning that a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 95 closed for more than a week due to catastrophic flooding has now opened in the southbound lanes.
Only the southbound lanes from 119 to 135 are now open. Crews are still working on the northbound lanes. We are told northbound lanes could be opened either later today or early Tuesday morning; DOT officials say crews are working around the clock, pouring concrete and fixing bridge supports.


DHEC offering Tetanus Vaccination Clinics throughout week

Posted on October 12, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control is offering free vaccination clinics throughout the week, after starting Saturday in Columbia.
“The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reminds all storm-affected residents that a tetanus vaccination is recommended if it’s been 10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination or you have experienced an injury and your shot is more than five years old,” according to a release from the department.
In the event of a puncture wound or wound contaminated by floodwater, individuals should consult a healthcare provider.
For those requiring a tetanus vaccination, there will be … Read the rest


Lena Ashley Williams studies abroad during fall semester

Posted on October 12, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SPARTANBURG – Manning native Lena Ashley Williams, a student at Wofford College, is studying abroad in Freiburg, Germany, for the fall 2015 semester. A biology major, she is the daughter of Richard and Angela Williams.
Study abroad is a major component of Wofford’s commitment to shaping globally connected citizens. Opportunities range from travel/study interim projects to a full-year at a university abroad. Students may choose from more than 200 programs and 59 countries. Co-curricular opportunities include service learning, internships and cultural excursions.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg. It offers 25 … Read the rest


Beaufort County firefighters assisting flood relief efforts in Clarendon County

Posted on October 12, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

BY MATT MCNAB
The Hilton Head Island Packet
mmcnab@islandpacket.com

More than 20 Beaufort County firefighters assisted flood relief efforts in Clarendon County last week in the disaster-stricken county.
Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District firefighter Keith Kelley, one of 25 local firefighters sent to Clarendon County, said their service could be extended as Interstate 95 and other roads in the county are opened up.
Kelley and the Beaufort County firefighters — 10 from Lady’s Island-St. Helena, eight from the Burton Fire District, and seven from the Bluffton Township Fire Department — were pressed into service Monday to relieve Clarendon County firefighters … Read the rest


Work begins on I-95, portion from Manning to Turbeville remains closed

Posted on October 12, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Total state-maintained road closures remain unchanged as of 8 p.m. Sunday, according to state Department of Transportation spokesman Robert Kudelka.
Interstate 95 remains closed to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, from Manning (119) to Turbeville (135).
Work began Saturday along the 16 mile section of Interstate 95, which includes 13 separate bridges that the Department of Transportation has noted have problems. The contractor for the work is United Infrastructure Group.
“There are still 328 total road and bridge closures,” Kudelka said. “One additional road has closed and one bridge has been opened, bringing the closures to 225 and 103 respectively.”… Read the rest


SC Bar providing free legal assistance to flood victims

Posted on October 12, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The South Carolina Bar is offering free legal assistance to flooding victims in Clarendon, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, Williamsburg and Georgetown counties. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer to aid in flood related matters, is a partnership between the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division and South Carolina Legal Services.

The type of legal assistance available includes:
• Assistance with securing FEMA and other government benefits available to disaster victims;
• Assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims;… Read the rest


S.C. National Guard 178th helps in Clarendon County

Posted on October 12, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Charlie Battery of the 178th Field Artillery Unit of the S.C. National Guard completed a variety of different missions during the past week in Manning in support of flood relief efforts. These included assisting first responders with rescue missions and distribution of food, water and hygiene products to Clarendon County residents. They also assisted the 1222nd Engineers with assessments of road damage throughout the county.


Today in History …

Posted on October 12, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1692 – The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
1748 – British and Spanish naval forces engage at the Battle of Havana during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.
1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens for ‘Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’ in Virginia.
1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York City.
1793 – The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state … Read the rest


Jay Charles Daugherty

Posted on October 11, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

ELLOREE – Jay Charles Daugherty, 52, husband of Cyndi Reeser Daugherty, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 21, 1963, in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was a son of Charles Manly Daugherty and the late Alice Faye Small Conner. He was a foreman for Carolina Tree Care.
Survivors besides his wife of Elloree and his father of Summerton include two daughters, Jessica Marie Daugherty of St. Matthews and Meagan Conner Daugherty of Elloree.
A memorial service for Jay Charles Daugherty will be held at a later date.
The family is receiving friends at the home of … Read the rest


School closures and delays

Posted on October 11, 2015 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

Clarendon School District 1 employees should report at regular time Monday. Buses and students will operate on a two-hour delay.
Clarendon School District 2 employees should report at regular time Monday. Buses and students will operate on a one-hour delay.
Clarendon School District 3 employees will have a regular workday Monday, but schools will remain closed for students, due to pending inspection of roads, bridges and dams in eastern Clarendon County, according to Superintendent Dr. Connie Dennis. School will resume Tuesday, pending those inspections.
Laurence Manning Academy will remain closed for students Monday. School will resume Tuesday.
Harvest Community School … Read the rest


Manning man to be charged with attempted murder for Sugar Hill shooting

Posted on October 11, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A Manning man and four Manning women are spending some time at the Clarendon County Detention Center Sunday night for their alleged roles in the shooting of a 36-year-old Davis Station man.
Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said Ramell Akeem Thompson of 2109 Mallett Road in Manning will be charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violence crime.
Thompson is accused of shooting Wilbert Hammett, 36, of 6432 Moses Dingle Road, during an argument at a home in the 2800 block of Mallett Road about 11:32 a.m. Sunday.
“We received a call about a shooting in … Read the rest


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