Monthly Archives: May 2016

Come celebrate Carnival for a Cure with us Friday

Posted on May 4, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

I hate cancer.
I despise it. I wish it had a face so I could spit in it, so that I could punch it.
Fourteen years ago, I lost my maternal grandmother, a woman who had a huge role in helping raise me, to her second bout of colon cancer. I’ve had two uncles battle colon cancer, and several great aunts battle breast and cervical cancer.
Jennie Ruth Richardson was not a typical grandmother. She was a spitfire, hell on wheels even. She suffered no fools and took backtalk from no one, including any man.
We were particularly close, and … Read the rest


Bethlehem MBC to hold Prayer Breakfast May 14

Posted on May 4, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The pastor, officers and members of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive in Summerton, cordially invite you and your congregation to attend their 4th annual Prayer Breakfast honoring First Lady Sister Virginia P. Lawson at 9 a.m. May 14. The Rev. Beatrice Mouzon, associate minister of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. Join us as we honor the first lady with love and appreciation. The church is asking for an attendance donation of $10.


Service for Garry Eadon to be shown at MUMC Thursday night

Posted on May 4, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted via Facebook

Garry Eadon’s memorial service will be live-streamed at Manning United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall at 9 p.m. Thursday. Everyone is invited to come and remember Garry and celebrate all that he, Ruth, and the family mean to Clarendon County.


Clarendon’s Best Medical Assistant 2016: Kathy Gales at Palmetto Primary Care

Posted on May 3, 2016 10:10 pm by Ted E. Spencer


LMA sporting clays teams earn second, third at state championship

Posted on May 3, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy sporting clays team participated Saturday in the South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation’s State Championship at the Hermitage Farms Shooting Complex in Camden. A total of 527 shooters from various schools, clubs and organizations competed during this event, during which LMA shooters achieved some of their best scores of the season. In fact, LMA players were able to manage second- and third-place wins. The LMA girls’ intermediate team comprised of Jamie Williamson, Carrie Rickenbaker and Isabella Harris managed third place after succumbing to a shoot-off battle between the trio and Feather Horn Farms, who placed second.
The … Read the rest


Posted on May 3, 2016 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 9:15 p.m.

Posted on May 3, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 9:15 p.m. Tuesday for all parts of the midlands, including Clarendon County. This thunderstorm could include hail and wind gusts as high as 70 mph, along with rain, thunder and lightning.


Wreck with injuries at Greeleyville Highway, Bancroft

Posted on May 3, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at Greeleyville Highway and Bancroft Road in Manning.


Still time to donate for Midlands Gives

Posted on May 3, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Two local charities are participating Tuesday in the 3rd annual Midlands Gives event, during which folks may donate online for a 24-hour period, starting 12 a.m. Tuesday and ending at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.
“In its third year, Midlands Gives, hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy, serves as a hub for donors to give online to 383 local nonprofits in the 11 Midlands counties served by the foundation,” reads a release from Midlands Gives. “In 2015, Midlands Gives raised an astonishing $1,543,032.65 for 251 charities, up from $704,932.23 raised for 150 nonprofits in 2014, the … Read the rest


Surfside Beach woman leads deputies on chase, calls dispatch and says she’s not stopping

Posted on May 3, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A Surfside Beach woman who led sheriff’s deputies on a two-county chase and called dispatchers, identified herself and said she was not going to stop is in the Clarendon County Detention Center tonight.
Jamie Dawn Brandt, 39, of 705 McLain Court in Surfside Beach, faces charges in Clarendon County for failure to stop for a blue light; two counts of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance; and possession of marijuana. She also faces a charge in Lake City for malicious injury to personal property.
Reports state that deputies were first alerted to a suspect matching Brandt’s description “standing in … Read the rest


Democrats to meet Thursday

Posted on May 3, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Democratic Party will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bassard Pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road in Summerton. Delegates to the state Democratic Convention held April 30 will be reporting. All Democratic candidates will have an opportunity to educate party members on themselves and their views on issues pertaining to the offices they are seeking.
There will be predetermined questions for each candidate to answer.
For more information, call (803) 473-8393 or (803) 491-7642.
For more information, call Chairwoman Patricia Pringle at (803) 473-8393.


Scott’s Branch students raising $1,000 for Relay

Posted on May 3, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted by Reader

Scott’s Branch Middle and High School Student Council’s goal is to raise $1,000 for Clarendon County Relay for Life. Student Council representatives are busy working on their goal. The organization has rallied students and staff members by challenging them to “dig deep” into their pockets and purses for such a worthwhile cause.
Student Council representatives are continually encouraging their homerooms, teachers and peers to keep giving until their goal is reached. They are selling Relay for Life footprints for a donation of $1 each in an effort to achieve this goal. As visitors and parents enter the building, the Relay … Read the rest


Legion to hold meeting for prospective baseball team players

Posted on May 3, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted via iPhone

The American Legion will host an organizational meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for young men interested in playing junior and senior baseball for the Manning-Santee Post 68 team.
The team will play throughout the late spring and early summer against other legion teams.
Coach G.G. Cutter said boys interested in playing must be between the ages of 14-18. He said the meeting will be held at the American Legion Hut on Sunset Drive in Manning.
For more information, call Cutter at (803) 225-2929.


Wreck at Rev. J.W. Carter, Silver roads

Posted on May 3, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the intersection of Rev. J.W. Carter and Silver roads.


CCFD responding to broken power line fire

Posted on May 3, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County firefighters are currently responding to a grass/woods fire in the 1100 block of Sugar Hill Lane in Manning. According to reports, a tree has caught fire due to a downed power line in the area.


Storm advisory issued

Posted on May 3, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County dispatchers have issued a strong thunderstorm advisory for Clarendon County. A thunderstorm about 8 miles northeast of Clarendon County is moving toward our location at about 30 mph. Wind gusts are estimated at about 40-50 mph and hail could also be a factor.


Vehicle overturned on Loss Brook Road

Posted on May 3, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County dispatchers are reporting a vehicle overturned on Loss Brook Road near Ricky’s Tree Service in Manning. Injuries are unknown at this time.


Wreck with injuries at Turbeville Correctional

Posted on May 3, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a two-vehicle wreck with injuries at Turbeville Correctional Institution. According to reports, one vehicle is on fire. All occupants are out of the vehicles.


Garry Eadon

Posted on May 3, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A memorial service for Garry Eadon, former youth pastor at Manning United Methodist Church, will be livestreamed 9 p.m. Thursday at livestream.com/livingitlive/garryeadon. Locals are working on finding a place where those without the Internet will be able to watch the memorial service, which will be 11 a.m. Friday (Australia time).
Eadon, an Australian native, died Friday from complications due to an infection acquired on a recent mission trip. He served as the youth pastor at Manning United Methodist Church for more than 10 years. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Clarendon Christian Learning Center.


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 3, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Sara Elizabeth Levitt was crowned in February as Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 and will represent Clarendon County in June in the Miss South Carolina Oustanding Teen Pageant. We will be publishing these little blurbs daily so we can get to know Levitt better.
Levitt was elected at age 14 as a youth representative on her church’s council.
“It was such an amazing experience to see what goes on behind the scenes at church,” she said. “I learned a lot about responsibility and punctuality through that opportunity.”


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