Monthly Archives: November 2016

MFD responds to fire at Cambridge Court

Posted on November 30, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Fire Department and the Manning Police Department responded to a fire at Cambridge Court Apartments about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to reports, a pot was left on the stove too long and caught fire. There was minimal damage to the apartment.

Anna Patricia Ratliff Robinson

Posted on November 30, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Anna Patricia “Peachie” Ratliff Robinson, 80, wife of David M. Robinson, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at her home. Born April 30, 1936, in Pikeville, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late James Victor Ratliff and Anna Beatrice Ford Ratliff. She was a retired bookkeeper who loved her cats, Elvis, Clemson football, traveling and shopping. Survivors besides her husband of 25 years include two sons, Homer Thomas Cecil Jr (Sandee) of Lexington, Kentucky, and James Kendall Cecil (Paula) of Pikeville; a daughter, Susan Robinson Drose (Richard) of Manning; seven grandchildren, David Thomas Cecil (Erica), James Andrew Cecil (Kelly), Taryn… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats fall to Porter-Gaud

Posted on November 30, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity girls lost 52-37 to Porter Gaud on Tuesday night. Brooke Ward scored 13 points, while Cora Lee Downer scored 11. Olivia Coker scored four, while Lexi Bennett scored three points. Sara Knight Nalley, Brooke Bennett and Mason Ham each scored two points.

McLeod Health announces new nephrologist

Posted on November 30, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

McLeod Health announced Tuesday the addition of a new nephrologist to the hospital’s staff. Dr. Adan Alaska is in practice with Dr. Nada Hassan, Dr. Subash Regmi, and Dr. Holly Smith as part of McLeod Nephrology Associates. “There is a need in our community for specialist to care for patients with kidney disease, high blood pressure, and a variety of other kidney-related conditions,” reads a release from McLeod. “To meet this need, Dr. Adnan Alsaka, a board certified nephrology specialist with McLeod Nephrology Associates, is now offering a special clinic in Manning.” In addition to seeing patients in Florence, Alsaka… Read the rest

Agency seeks $5M for dam safety following Hurricane Matthew

Posted on November 30, 2016 6:06 am by Submitted via Email

South Carolina’s environmental agency is requesting more than $5 million for dam safety following Hurricane Matthew. The State newspaper of Columbia reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/2fQH2eo ) the Department of Health and Environmental Control wants $2.3 million to stabilize or tear down about two dozen dams damaged last month and about $3 million to inspect other dams. That follows $3 million legislators gave the agency this fiscal year to boost dam safety following historic flooding in October 2015. The request is part of the agency’s budget proposal for 2017-18. It says “two disasters in two years” have strained the dam safety program’s… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on November 30, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

3340 BC – Earliest believed record of an eclipse. 1707 – The second Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida. 1718 – King Charles XII of Sweden dies during a siege of the fortress of Fredriksten in Norway. 1782 – American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris: In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris). 1786 – The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death… Read the rest

Bateman Brunson, others to be presented at Lord Clarendon Cotillion

Posted on November 29, 2016 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

The Lord Clarendon Cotillion will present one debutante at its annual ball, which will be held Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Sunset Country Club in Sumter. Helen Bateman Brunson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Cagney Brunson Jr. She will be presented by her father. Her escorts will include Don Cagney Brunson III and Adam Daniel Lowder. Sons of members being presented include John Landon Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Todd Black; Don Cagney Brunson III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Cagney Brunson Jr.; John William Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tod Dodd Graham;… Read the rest

Power surges likely due to high winds

Posted on November 29, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

Momentary lapses in electrical power are apparently being caused by high winds in the Clarendon County and downtown Manning area, according to Duke Energy spokesman Theo Lane. “It’s likely that the wind is making tree limbs and trees blow up against some of the lines,” said Lane, who noted he’s instructed crews to go out and look to see if they can cut anything back to alleviate the problem. “We’re also looking to see if there are any downed trees causing problems, maybe lying on a line.”

Power surges in downtown Manning

Posted on November 29, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

Officials with Duke Energy are currently checking on what made lights in downtown Manning momentarily quit about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. Reports are coming in that traffic lights in town have been flashing yellow since the surges. In Paxville, currently 10 homes are without power, with restoration expected by 2:30 p.m. It is unknown if the Paxville outage and the Manning surges are related. Manninglive.com will have an update when one is available.

Lake Wind Advisory in effect through 5 p.m.

Posted on November 29, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for Clarendon and surrounding areas through 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winds on the lake will be from 15-20 knots with gusts from 25-30 knots. Strong winds and rough chop will create hazardous conditions for small craft and personal watercraft on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.

Sunday alcohol sales could happen by Christmas

Posted on November 29, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Clarendon County residents could be buying beer and wine on Sundays as early as the Christmas holiday, according to Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson. Epperson turned in all information Monday to the state Department of Revenue and the state commission in charge of alcohol licensing. “We had to compile the certified results from the Nov. 8 ballot where the Sunday Sales Referendum passed by a large margin,” Epperson said. “Once the state agency inputs that data and information, and once our name is listed on their website as available for the Sunday permit, businesses may then begin to apply for… Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Wednesday, Nov. 29

Posted on November 29, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 1-2 p.m. today at Lane’s Shoppince Center on S.C. 260 and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. today at J&E Superette in Davis Station. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Today in History …

Posted on November 29, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

561 – King Chlothar I dies at Compiègne. The Merovingian dynasty is continued by his four sons — Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I — who divide the Frankish Kingdom. 618 – The Tang dynasty scores a decisive victory over their rival Xue Rengao at the Battle of Qianshuiyuan. 800 – Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III. 903 – The Abbasid army under Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Katib deals a crushing defeat on the Qarmatians at the Battle of Hama. 1394 – The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon dynasty,… Read the rest

DOT to begin final Hurricane Matthew vegetative debris pickup in Clarendon Dec. 5

Posted on November 28, 2016 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will start the final pickup of vegetative debris – trees, tree limbs, tree stumps – generated by Hurricane Matthew Dec. 5 in Clarendon County. Other counties for which DOT will pick-up vegetative debris include Berkeley, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg. Residents should have vegetative storm-related debris placed beside the road prior to Dec. 5. Vegetative debris not brought to the roadside by this date will have to be disposed of by the property owner. Bagged debris or normal yard waste will not be… Read the rest

Evening Weather: Monday, Nov. 28

Posted on November 28, 2016 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

Tonight, there will be a chance of showers, mainly between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southeast wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Raymond Allen Powell

Posted on November 28, 2016 1:01 pm by Williamsburg Funeral Home

Raymond Allen Powell, 52, husband of Pamela Echols Powell, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born Jan. 7, 1964, in Florence, he was a son of Nora W. Smith and the late Marvin “Sleepy” Powell. He attended Kingstree Senior High and was retired from Milliken Co. Raymond was a member of Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church and loved hunting and fishing, especially in Black River. Survivors besides his mother and his wife, both of Kingstree, including his stepfather, H.B. Smith of Kingstree; his daughter, Samantha (Scott) Lee of Cades; his son, Joshua (Brittany) Powell of… Read the rest

Turbeville IGA owners to marshal Turbeville Christmas Parade

Posted on November 28, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

The owners of a Turbeville staple will serve as this year’s Grand Marshals for the Turbeville Christmas Parade. The Town of Turbeville and the Turbeville Business Association announced Monday that Hugh and Marti Smith will marshal the parade, which will be held 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in downtown Turbeville. “Hugh and Marti were chosen for their vast contributions to the Turbeville area youth as sponsors and coaches for various ball teams; for their philanthropic contributions to the various causes in the Turbeville area; and their love for their home town,” reads a release from the Turbeville Business Association. The town’s… Read the rest

VA offering free flu shots for veterans

Posted on November 28, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is offering the seasonal flu vaccine at no cost to Veterans to help keep them healthy. Also, all VA-enrolled Veterans with a VA ID and any other form of identification can receive their annual flu vaccination from any Walgreens. Simply, let the Walgreen pharmacy technician know that your flu shot is covered under a program through the VA and Walgreens and your vaccination information will be securely transmitted by Walgreens to Dorn VAMC. At Dorn VAMC, Veterans can visit their Primary Care Clinic, Medical Clinic, or Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to get their… Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Monday, Nov. 28

Posted on November 28, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today at the Summerton Piggly Wiggly parking lot. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Morning Weather: Monday, Nov. 28

Posted on November 28, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Today, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 68. Light east wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

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