Monthly Archives: April 2016

Olanta teen dies in motorcycle wreck

Posted on April 7, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 16-year-old Olanta boy was killed Sunday after a single motorcycle wreck on Narrow Paved Road in Olanta.
Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock said Rufus McCray of Narrow Paved Road wrecked out 5:45 p.m. and was declared dead at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence a short while later.
McCray apparently left the right side of Narrow Paved Road, hit a ditch and was thrown from the vehicle, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern, who said McCray was not wearing a helmet.


McElveen to be inducted in the Hall

Posted on April 7, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Edward “Mack” McElveen left his mark as a three-sport star in Clarendon County and now he will be inducted posthumously into the Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame.
The 1979 Salem High School graduate lettered in baseball, football and basketball during his high school career. He received all state and all-conference honors his junior and senior season. He was named MVP for all three sports his junior and season. McElveen had a .372 career batting average for Salem High.
“Mack would consider being inducted into the Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame a great honor,” McElveen’s wife, Celste, said. “He … Read the rest


Posted on April 7, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted by Reader

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Local vets hold fundraiser to build transitional home

Posted on April 7, 2016 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

More than 100 supporters came out to South Brewington Road on Saturday to help several veterans pushing for Clarendon County’s own transitional home for veterans.
Ed and Bertha Levy joined Cene Pack in organizing the event, which was held for seven hours on Saturday and featured food, music, dancing and other family-friendly activities.
“I’m a veteran and Cene’s a veteran,” said Army veteran Ed Levy. “We have a heart for this. What we are trying to do is get a transitional home for veterans started. We know what veterans have gone through, and we want to help them. We simply … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on April 7, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

451 – Attila the Hun sacks the town of Metz and attacks other cities in Gaul.
529 – First draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.
611 – Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico.
1141 – Empress Matilda became the first female ruler of England, adopting the title ‘Lady of the English’.
1348 – Charles University is founded in Prague.
1521 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.
1541 – Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.… Read the rest


Posted on April 6, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Sheriff’s Office ICE Team confiscates $813K in cash on I-95

Posted on April 6, 2016 7:07 pm by Staff Reports

Deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office made the traffic stop of a lifetime Wednesday, confiscating more than $800,000 in bundled cash investigators believe has been used in the drug trade.
The Interstate Crime Enforcement Team initially stopped a vehicle with New York license plates for driving below the posted speed limit in the fast lane of Interstate 95.
The deputies said they noticed immediate signs of criminal activity.
“Their trip and their story of their trip was consistent with criminal activity, so we did a probable cause search with K-9 Ruin,” Sheriff Randy Garrett said. “He set on the … Read the rest


LMA defeats WA in non-conference golf match

Posted on April 6, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy men’s golf team defeated Williamsburg Academy on Monday at Shannon Greens Golf Club in a non-conference match. The schools have been meeting each other in golf matches for more than 25 years. Scores from LMA included Rudledge Durant with 39, Burke Mishoe and Will Williamson, each with 41, and Van Gardner with 41, for a total score of 163.
Williamsburg Academy finished the event with low scores from Josh Graham,39, Jacob Mouzon, 54, Drew Didanato, 58, and James Allen Moore, 62, for a final total score of 213.
Rutledge Durant of LMA and Josh Graham of … Read the rest


Locals receive scholarships from WGU

Posted on April 6, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SALT LAKE CITY – Steve Davis of Manning and Abigail Timmons of Sumter have each received scholarships to Western Governors University, a non-profit, online university that is committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible to everyone.
Davis received the Alumni Master’s Scholarship, while Timmons received the A New Kind of You Scholarship.
These scholarships help further offset the already-low tuition of about $3,000 per six-month term for most WGU programs— a flat rate that covers all the courses a student is able to complete. Tuition has not increased since 2008.


Monarchs win in regional play

Posted on April 6, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Monarchs golf team defeated Marlboro County and Camden Military Academy Tuesday afternoon at Wyboo. Manning scored 165, Camden Military scored 236 and Marlboro County scored 242. Contributing to the team score for the Monarchs were Jacob Richburg with 37, McArthur Bennett with 38, Hunter White with 41, and Anders Land with 49. Regional play will continue for Manning Thursday as they face Darlington.


Posted on April 6, 2016 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Posted on April 6, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Brooker named Manning Primary Teacher of the Year

Posted on April 6, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Shelley A. Brooker has 35 years of teaching experience, eight of them with Clarendon School District 2. Currently pursuing a doctorate in special education from Walden University, she has a master’s degree in special education from Walden, a master’s degree in education from Columbia College, a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Maryland and an associate’s degree in early childhood education from Central Texas College.
“The most rewarding part of my career in education is continuing to have the opportunity to collaborate with other scholarly educators,” Brooker said. “After gaining knowledge, I apply the best practices toward supporting … Read the rest


Posted on April 6, 2016 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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JV Lady Swampcats defeat Wilson Hall

Posted on April 6, 2016 12:12 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy JV Lady Swampcats defeated Wilson Hall 15-10 on Tuesday night in Manning. Kate Johnson scored three points, while Olivia Coker, Madison Truett, Caroline Robinson, McKenzie Truett and Maggie Josey each scored two points. RandiLynn Holcombe and Madisyn Hudson each scored one point.


Today in History …

Posted on April 6, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
402 – Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.
1199 – King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder.
1250 – Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
1320 – The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
1327 – The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of … Read the rest


Posted on April 5, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted by Reader

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Missing boater’s body found

Posted on April 5, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The body of a Sumter boater missing since Saturday has been located, according to a spokesman with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
The state Department of Natural Resources and deputies located the body of Henry Lee Bradley, 61, about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Spokesman Ken Bell said the body was recovered near the location where Bradley’s boat was found Sunday afternoon shortly after his family reported him missing on the Pocotaligo River on U.S. 15 South.


Search continues for missing fisherman

Posted on April 5, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the state Department of Natural Resources searched again Tuesday morning in an attempt to locate Harry Lee Bradley, 61, who has been missing since friends dropped him off at the Pocotaligo River on U.S. 15 South on Saturday to fish. He was reported missing Sunday.
Monday, a helicopter from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office coordinated its search with officers from DNR and Sumter Sheriff’s Office deputies who were in a boat below them in an effort to locate Mr. Bradley. That search, however, did not yield any new leads.
Water levels continue … Read the rest


Helms wins Anytime Fitness pushup contest for ladies

Posted on April 5, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted via iPhone

Jessica Helms completed 35 pushups March 31 to win the Anytime Fitness contest for the month of March.


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