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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Summerton, Pinewood, Paxville, Silver homes without power

Posted on July 5, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Duke Energy is reporting about 646 homes without power in the Clarendon County area, with no estimated time of restoration. According to the Duke Energy outage map, about 483 homes between Pinewood and Paxville are without power currently, while 156 homes in Summerton are in the dark. Two homes in Silver and five homes on Alex Harvin Highway between Manning and Summerton are without power as well.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7 p.m. for Clarendon

Posted on July 5, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7 p.m. Tuesday for Clarendon County. At 5:42 p.m., a line of thunderstorms extended from Lancaster County southward through Kershaw, lower Richland and Calhoun counties. Movement was east-northeast near 35 mph. Some of the thunderstorms within the line contained wind gusts of 40-60 mph. There could be damage to roofs, siding and trees. Locations impacted could include Turbeville, Manning, Pinewood and Lynchburg.


Dixie Youth 13, 14 year olds to begin District Tournament

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

The Clarendon County Dixie Youth Allstar team made of 13- and 14-year-old players will start the District Tournament playoffs at 6 p.m. today at Patriot Park in Sumter.


Farmers may now apply for Farm Aid grants, meeting to be held tonight in Alcolu

Posted on July 5, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Friday was the beginning of some long-awaited help for South Carolina’s farmers hit by last October’s devastating floods.
The state Department of Agriculture and Clemson Extension opened filing Friday for applications for Farm Aid grants of up to $100,000 and 20 percent of crop losses, with a filing deadline of Aug. 15.
“The historic flood that hit South Carolina devastated many of the small farms across the rural areas of our state,” said state Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers. “While this won’t make our farmers whole, we hope through this relief funding, they can begin to recover.”
The state Department of … Read the rest


Posted on July 5, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Couple charged with possession of burglary tools, identity theft

Posted on July 5, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A man from Savannah, Georgia, and a woman from West Palm Beach, Florida, spent the Fourth of July holiday in custody at the Clarendon County Detention Center after being charged with possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property and identity theft.
Deputies with the Clarendon County Interstate Crime Enforcement Team stopped Tavaris Smith and his passenger, Phoebe Hernandez, about noon Monday on Interstate 95 for speeding.
“The driver switched from the driver’s seat to the passenger’s seat and was going to attempt to flee from the vehicle,” said Sheriff Randy Garrett. “Units with the ICE team quickly detained the … Read the rest


Judicial Center closed due to power outage

Posted on July 5, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A source has told The Manning Times that the Clarendon County Judicial Center at 102 S. Mill St. in Manning is currently closed until at least 2 p.m. due to a power outage. Offices in this building include Family Court, the Clarendon County Magistrate’s Office and court and the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice.


Posted on July 5, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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EMS responding to Camp Bob Cooper

Posted on July 5, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County EMS is currently responding to Camp Bob Cooper after a report of a child cutting his leg in a boating accident. A doctor with Camp Happy Days is on scene.


Heat Advisory issued for Clarendon, surrounding areas

Posted on July 5, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Heat Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County, effective throughout Tuesday.
Afternoon temperatures about 100 degrees, along with plenty of low-level moisture, will combine to create heat index values between 105 and 109 degrees late this afternoon.
Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will also be possible during the afternoon hours across the area. Strong, gusty winds and small hail will be the biggest threats with the stronger storms.


Alcolu man gets 10 years for 2015 shooting of father

Posted on July 5, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 38-year-old Alcolu man charged in Sumter for the alleged attempted murder of his father will serve 10 years in prison on the lesser-included offense assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
Darrick Devon Sweat, formerly of 1089 Ocean Road in Alcolu, pleaded guilty June 20 to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in Sumter General Sessions Court before 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran. Cothran sentenced Sweat to 15 years in prison, suspended to 10 years in prison and five years’ probation to follow. He may also have no contact with the victim.
He … Read the rest


Mobile Library Schedule: Tuesday, July 5

Posted on July 5, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today at Turbeville IGA. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


New Zion man charged with robbery at Mini Mart

Posted on July 5, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 22-year-old New Zion man was charged Thursday with robbery after he went into a New Zion store and demanded money from the clerk before fleeing the scene.
Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said that Willie James Ham Jr., 22, of 5963 Old Manning Road in New Zion, allegedly went into the New Zion Mini-Mart on Salem Road and demanded money from the register.
“The clerk thought he was joking, and he said he was serious,” Garrett said. “She was unsure if he had a gun, but she took an undetermined amount of money from the register.”
James then allegedly … Read the rest


Izona Roberts

Posted on July 5, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted via Email

Izona Roberts, widow of Melvin Roberts, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Family Residential Care Home in Sumter.
Born May 20, 1921, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo Gordon and Rebecca Seymour.
She attended Clarendon County public schools. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her savior and joined Mulberry Baptist Church. She relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and worked in the medical field as a nurse, until her retirement. In the late 1960s, she returned to Sumter. She was affectionately called “DeeDee” by family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother and extremely … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on July 5, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

328 – The official opening of Constantine’s Bridge built over the Danube between Sucidava (Corabia, Romania) and Oescus (Gigen, Bulgaria) by the Roman architect Theophilus Patricius
1295 – Scotland and France form an alliance, the so-called “Auld Alliance”, against England.
1316 – The Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea meet in the Battle of Manolada
1594 – Portuguese forces under the command of Pedro Lopes de Sousa begin an unsuccessful invasion of the Kingdom of Kandy during the Campaign of Danture in Sri Lanka.
1610 – John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for … Read the rest


Sheriff’s Office to provide free rides to avoid drunk driving wrecks, deaths

Posted on July 4, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

In the interest of avoiding both deaths and arrests due to drunk driving, the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering no-questions-asked rides for the Independence Day holiday.
The rides are free and, again, come with no questions asked.
“Please remember that, just like every other day of the year, the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office will be offering rides for free for those who may have had too much to drink,” said Sheriff Randy Garrett. “There will be no questions asked. We just want everyone to get home safely.”
If you or someone you know has been drinking, please … Read the rest


Gallery: Red, White and Blue 3

Posted on July 4, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Clarendon County Allstars have eye on the ball

Posted on July 4, 2016 5:05 pm by Sharon Hall

Clarendon County Allstar team Coach Eugene “Bo” Olsen hopes that Clarendon County will be the team to beat at the Dixie League Championship game in July.
“Twelve boys were picked out of the Dixie Majors in Manning,” said Olsen. “Nine of (these) were returning Allstar players from last year, so we’re an experienced team.”
Olsen shared that his boys are are outstanding players with a “great team bond.” Last year, they were a “young” Allstar team, playing for the first time. But this year, they have more depth and skill. Most of theses boys have played together since they were … Read the rest


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

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Identity released for driver killed in I-95 wreck

Posted on July 4, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a North Carolina truck driver killed June 16 on Interstate 95.
Donald O. Graham was driving his employer’s truck on I-95 when he went off the left side at the 104 southbound mile-marker about 4:20 a.m. June 16, and the vehicle overturned and ejected him.
S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said Graham was not wearing a seatbelt.


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