Monthly Archives: October 2015

Cades man dies in Turbeville wreck

Posted on October 11, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 61-year-old Cades man died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle wreck in Turbeville.
Clarendon County Dep. Coroner Bucky Mock said Glen Duke appears to have hit a tree while driving in the area of the 3000 block of Burnt Branch Road where it connects to St. James Road.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is still investigating the wreck. Mock said he does not suspect road conditions caused by recent floods had anything to do with the wreck.


Graduations and family days called off for National Guard through Oct. 22

Posted on October 11, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The general in charge of the Army’s largest training installation has called off basic training graduations and family days because of problems from massive flooding.
Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier says the 17,000 soldiers working and training at Fort Jackson near Columbia are safe.
But he canceled weekly family days and Thursday graduations through Oct. 22, saying travel conditions are just too difficult to bring in the 5,000 people who typically come for the celebrations.
Fort Jackson spokesman Pat Jones says the soldiers are eating field rations — known as MREs — because restaurants on the installation are closed due to … Read the rest


Three roads added to county closures list

Posted on October 11, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The following alphabetized list includes 48 roads compiled by county officials which will remain impassable in the long term. The list was updated this afternoon to include Old Georgetown Road at Locust Way; Hotel Street just past Galloway; and North Brewington Road just off U.S. 301, which was previously on the list.
Please remain safe on state-maintained and county roads. Just because a road is not listed, that does not mean it’s not safe. Obey all barricades. The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office will fine, tow and even arrest you.
Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson said the county Public Works staff … Read the rest


Wreck at Burnt Branch, St. James roads

Posted on October 11, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no further information in the 3000 block of Burnt Branch Road at St. James Road.


Traffic backed up on S.C. 260

Posted on October 11, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

These photos by Bobby Lambert show a traffic jam earlier at the causeway at first water, where we were initially told someone abandoned a vehicle during a chase.. Manninglive.com will have more information when it is available.


IRS warns against donation scams

Posted on October 11, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Internal Revenue Service is warning people to be alert for possible scams after the flooding in South Carolina.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in a statement Friday that people should be careful when making donations for flood victims.
Koskinen says scam artists often try to impersonate charities to get money or private information after disasters occur.
He says those schemes can come by telephone, social media, email or in-person solicitors.
Koskinen suggests using the IRS.gov website to help check the status of charitable groups.
He says people should donate to recognized charities and be wary of charities with names … Read the rest


Roads list remains the same Sunday, despite Saturday rains

Posted on October 11, 2015 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The following alphabetized list includes 45 roads compiled by county officials which will remain impassable in the long term. Though Clarendon County received up to 5 inches of rain Saturday night, we’ve heard of no new roadway washouts. Water was reportedly standing on U.S. 521 and S.C. 261 last night, but the roads are reportedly clear now.
Please remain safe on state-maintained and county roads. Just because a road is not listed, that does not mean it’s not safe. Obey all barricades. The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office will fine, tow and even arrest you.
Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson said … Read the rest


Haley: Help from other states still coming, eight states already here

Posted on October 11, 2015 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says help is coming from across the region as the state continues its long road to recovery following last weekend’s devastating storms.
Haley updated the state’s response plans Saturday afternoon the Emergency Operations Center in West Columbia.
Personnel from eight states have made their way to the state to help out in the recovery, including infrastructure and law enforcement help. Haley said that shows that neighborly hospitality isn’t just limited to the Palmetto State.


Volunteers needed to help with neighborhood debris removal

Posted on October 11, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The United Way of South Carolina is asking for volunteers across the state who can help victims clean debris from their flood-stricken homes and sort the debris at the curb. United Way requests that volunteers register here: getconnected.uwasc.org/drm.
“What we’ve seen over the last week is the very best in so many people across our state – neighbors helping neighbors is what South Carolina does best,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “Team South Carolina is motivated, and that’s a blessing, but what we need as we start the long process of cleaning up is volunteers. Whatever time you can give … Read the rest


Johnny Ray Miles

Posted on October 11, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Johnny Ray Miles, 66, husband of Doris Dennis Miles, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at his home.
Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late McDuffie and Mary Elma Rogers Miles. Mr. Miles was retired from the state Department of Transportation.
Surviving besides his wife of Manning include a daughter, Marlo Miles of Manning; a brother, Mack Miles (Dianne) of Sardinia; two sisters, Cheryl Morris of Dalzell and Libby Meroney of Manning; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Miles; and two sisters, Shelby Hatfield and Gwendolyn Young.
Funeral services will be … Read the rest


Disaster unemployment assistance available in 11 hardest hit S.C. counties

Posted on October 11, 2015 2:02 am by Staff

FROM THE STATE

South Carolinians who are out of work because of this week’s floods might be eligible for assistance through the state Department of Employment and Workforce, state officials said Wednesday.
Disaster unemployment assistance will be made available to people who became unemployed as a direct result of the storm last weekend and the resulting floods, the department said. The relief, which will be available without the usual one week waiting period to file for benefits, will be available to people in the counties of Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter and Williamsburg. Other counties … Read the rest


Union County helps out Clarendon County

Posted on October 11, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

By Charles Warner
The UNION DAILY TIMES
civitasmedia.com

UNION COUNTY — There were no buckets left in Union County Friday more as they had all been filled with cleaning supplies and sent down to Clarendon County to help flood victims begin cleaning up their homes.
Since Tuesday, Union County Sheriff’s Office personnel, together with volunteers, have been collecting relief supplies for residents of the areas of South Carolina hit by the catastrophic flooding caused by unusually heavy rains that fell on the state last weekend. When the effort began, the emphasis was on collecting bottled water for transportation and distribution … Read the rest


Barricades at Hotel and Galloway

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

S.C. Department of Transportation is placing a barricade at Hotel Street and Galloway Road in Alcolu.


Jhue Williams

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

GREELEYVILLE – Jhue Williams, 65, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Carolina Hospital in Florence.
Born Sept. 20, 1950, in Greeleyville, he was a son of Cleo Gamble Williams and the late Richard Williams Sr. He attended Williamsburg County public schools. At an early age, he accepted Christ as his savior and became a member of St. John 4B Missionary Baptist Church.
After graduating from high school, “Gum,” as he was affectionately known, moved to Troy, New York.
He started working at Ford Motor Company Plant in Troy, New York, and later transferred to Ford Motor Company Plant in Detroit, … Read the rest


Today in History …

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

1767 – Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
1811 – Inventor John Stevens’ boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
1862 – In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
1890 – In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
1910 – Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with … Read the rest


Water crossing road on Brewer Road

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

There is water crossing the road on Brewer Road just down from Murray Road, according to reports.


Holly Lee Watson

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Holly Lee Watson, 72, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born Dec. 15, 1942, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Louis Dukes and Wilhelmenia Watson Dingle.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Hayes F. and LaNelle J. Samuels Jr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with the Rev. Levern McKinny officiating. Burial will follow in Society Hill AME Church cemetery in Jordan.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister and her husband, Bea and Casper Simon, … Read the rest


Pocotaligo at 521 has standing water

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

We are told that while S.C. 521 at Pocotaligo isn’t flooded again, there is standing water. Remain slow going through this area.


Wilson McElveen

Posted on October 10, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Wilson McElveen died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospitcal in Charleston.
Born Friday, May 5, 1950, in Pamplico, he was a son of the late Woodrow and Lou Annie McElveen.
The family will receive friends at the home, 444 Main St. in Pamplico.
Services have been entrusted to the professional care of King-Fields Mortuary in Summerton. (803) 485-5039.
www.kingfieldsmortuary.com.


Water reported on parts of Kenwood Road

Posted on October 10, 2015 10:10 pm by Submitted by Reader

A reader has reported standing water and flowing water on parts of Kenwood Road.


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