Monthly Archives: February 2017

JCMC-Haven of Rest to meet Wednesday

Posted on February 28, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest will hold its public monthly meeting at 10 a.m. March 1 at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Parking is available in the lot nearest the entrance to the fellowship hall. For more information, call Ann Driggers at (803) 460-5572.

$40K bond granted for Compass owner, arson suspect

Posted on February 28, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

A Sumter County Magistrate judge gave the man the Sumter County’s Sheriff’s Office believes is responsible for the blaze that destroyed the Compass Restaurant last year a $40,000 surety bond on Tuesday, according to spokesman Ken Bell. Clifton Cantey was charged Monday with second-degree arson and other offenses for his alleged role in starting the fire that gutted his restaurant in July 2016. Cantey is being represented by Shaun Kent of the Kent Law Firm in Manning and Florence attorney Hank Anderson.

Faith Center announces Sunday service times

Posted on February 28, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

The Faith Center, 2935 Raccoon Road in Manning, will begin Sunday School at 9 a.m. Sundays and worship services at 10 a.m. Sundays starting Sunday. Pastor Lloyd and the Faith Center family invite you to join them. For more information and for upcoming events, visit www.thefaithcenterone.org.

Video: Compass owner taken into custody

Posted on February 28, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

This video provided by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office shows Compass owner Clifton Cantey being taken into custody on Monday after he was charged with arson and other offenses for his alleged role in the fire that destroyed his restaurant in July 2016.

Orangeburg deputies seek missing 12-year-old girl

Posted on February 28, 2017 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety is asking the community for help finding a missing 12-year-old girl. Kaniyah Janeice Milhouse was last seen about 9 p.m. Sunday. She is described as “about 5-feet-7 and 100 pounds, with light skin, brown eyes and black hair styled into two puffs.” She was last seen wearing a red bulldog sweater, blue jeans, and black and white Air Jordans. If you have seen her or any information, please contact the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety at (803) 534-2812.

Compass owner could have bond hearing this morning

Posted on February 28, 2017 7:07 am by Staff Reports

The owner of a popular restaurant outside of Turbeville that went up in flames last summer and charged Monday with setting fire to that long-running establishment is awaiting bond at a Sumter jail. The Compass Restaurant co-owner Ronald Clifton “Cliff” Cantey will likely go before a Sumter County magistrate Tuesday morning to have bond assessed. He is charged with second-degree arson, making a false insurance claim and burning personal property to defraud an insurer. A warrant filed by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office alleges that Cantey set fire July 26, 2016, to his business at 7885 Myrtle Beach Highway in… Read the rest

Relay Kickoff today

Posted on February 28, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Committee will hold its annual Relay for Life Kickoff at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Manning United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Cure!” The event is open to the public, and survivors are encouraged to attend and register with the American Cancer Society.

Today in History: Tuesday, Feb. 28

Posted on February 28, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

202 BC – coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han dynasty’s rule over China. 628 – Khosrow II is executed by Mihr Hormozd under the orders of Kavadh II. 870 – The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes. 1246 – The Siege of Jaén ends in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in the Castilian takeover of the city from the Taifa of Jaen. 1525 – Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés’s forces. 1638 – The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh. 1700 – Today is… Read the rest

JCMC-Haven of Rest to meet Wednesday

Posted on February 27, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest will hold its public monthly meeting at 10 a.m. March 1 at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Parking is available in the lot nearest the entrance to the fellowship hall. For more information, call Ann Driggers at (803) 460-5572.

Compass owner charged with arson

Posted on February 27, 2017 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The owner of a popular restaurant outside of Turbeville that went up in flames last summer has been charged with setting fire to the long-running establishment. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office charged Ronald Clifton Cantey, co-owner of the Compass Restaurant, with arson for the July 26, 2016, fire. A news release from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office states that the 57-year-old Cantey allegedly collected about $700,000 in fraudulent insurance claims after the blaze, which started about 10:45 p.m. July 26, 2016, and stopped traffic on U.S. 378 in both directions for several hours as firefighters fought the blaze. Built in… Read the rest

Relay for Life Kickoff to be held Tueseday

Posted on February 27, 2017 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Committee will hold its annual Relay for Life Kickoff at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Manning United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Cure!” The event is open to the public, and survivors are encouraged to attend and register with the American Cancer Society.

Man remains in critical condition after shooting, two suspects denied bond

Posted on February 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Two Manning men remain at the Clarendon County Detention Center and one remains in critical condition at a nearby hospital after an alleged shooting last weekend in the Edna Street area of Manning. According to Sheriff Tim Baxley, Emmanuel Dewitt Morant suffered a gunshot wound to his upper-right chest area about 1:40 a.m. Feb. 18. “Two assailants entered the home (in the 1000 block of Edna Street in Manning) with the intent to rob the occupants,” said Baxley. “Several shots were fired in the house and one hit Morant in the upper-right chest.” Baxley said witnesses identified both subjects from… Read the rest

Evening Weather: Monday, Feb. 27

Posted on February 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

A chance of showers, mainly between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Patchy fog after 3 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Guilty Pleas: Feb. 6-10

Posted on February 27, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

The following pleas were heard during a term of Clarendon County General Sessions court before Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. between Feb. 6 and Feb. 10.

Hugh Thomas Hodge Sr.

Posted on February 27, 2017 1:01 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Hugh Thomas “Tom” Hodge Sr., 83, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Jan. 6, 1934, in Manning, he was a son of the late Lou Allen Hodge and Carrie DuBose Hodge. He was a member of Deep Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church and he attended New Start Community Church of the Nazarene. He was affectionately known as the “greatest fisherman” by his family and friends. Survivors include a son, Juan H. Hodge of Manning; three daughters, Lydia Jackson (Murray), Rose Granillo (Vincent) and Maggie Ann Salley, all of Manning; a brother, Howard Hodge of Manning;… Read the rest

Wreck at 128SB on I-95

Posted on February 27, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 128 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.

Text 911 now available in Clarendon

Posted on February 27, 2017 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County residents facing emergency situations now have another way to notify authorities. “Text 911 is now available through the dispatch office,” said Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson. “Cell phone carriers of AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Spring can use it. It took a while to get all the carriers to work it through their system, but it is now up and running.” Epperson said the system was put in place for “anyone not able to call 911 when they need to.” “For those hearing impaired, or those in a situation where they may not be able to call, they can… Read the rest

St. Paul students participate in STEM Day

Posted on February 27, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

St. Paul Elementary School students participated in STEM Day by presenting science fair projects. The STEM projects enable students to apply everything they learned this school year in order to discover new things about the world around them. More than 120 projects were submitted by students in grades four through six. The STEM day was a great success, and the students learned a lot. The school winner for St. Paul Elementary School STEM Day was Christina Ragin.

Rec Department signing-up for baseball, softball

Posted on February 27, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Facebook

The Clarendon County Recreation Department is seeking baseball and softball players for the 11- and 12-year-old and 13- and 14-year-old age groups. For more information, or to sign-up, call (803) 473-3543.

Relay Kickoff to be held Tuesday

Posted on February 27, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Committee will hold its annual Relay for Life Kickoff at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Manning United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Cure!” The event is open to the public, and survivors are encouraged to attend and register with the American Cancer Society.

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