Monthly Archives: April 2017

CDC to hold Gigantic Yard Sale, iPad drawing

Posted on April 25, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a gigantic yard sale and iPad drawing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 next to the Clarendon County Council on Aging on South Church Street. Participants in the drawing do not have to be present to win. There will be men, women and children’s clothes, housewares and other items at the yard sale. If you would like to donate gently used items to the yard sale or make a donation, please call (803) 435-6639 to schedule a time to drop-off items and donations. The Clarendon County CDC is a non-profit … Read the rest


$5K awarded to winners of Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament

Posted on April 25, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

Dennis Craven of Santee Automotive, center, presented a $5,000 1st place check to Mike Watson and Craig McFadden, who caught a total of 35.43 pounds of fish Saturday during the Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament presented by Santee Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The tournament was held on Lake Marion as part of the 38th annual Striped Bass Festival, which was presented by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. Watson and McFadden also took the $500 prize for Big Fish at 8.26 pounds. More than 200 fishermen participated in the one-day tournament, which paid out about $20,000 in prizes.


Posted on April 25, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email


Today in History: Tuesday, April 25

Posted on April 25, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

404 BC – Peloponnesian War: Lysander’s Spartan armies defeated the Athenians and the war ends.
775 – The Battle of Bagrevand puts an end to an Armenian rebellion against the Abbasid Caliphate. Muslim control over Transcaucasia is solidified and its Islamization begins, while several major Armenian nakharar families lose power and their remnants flee to the Byzantine Empire.
799 – After mistreatment and disfigurement by the citizens of Rome, pope Leo III flees to the Frankish court of king Charlemagne at Paderborn for protection.
1134 – The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating … Read the rest


184 homes without power in Greeleyville, Foreston area

Posted on April 24, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

Duke Energy is reporting about 184 homes in the Greeleyville and Foreston areas without power as of 10:30 p.m. Monday. Estimated time of restoration is 12 a.m. Tuesday.


Flood Advisory issued for part of Clarendon County

Posted on April 24, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Flood Advisory for southwestern Clarendon County in central South Carolina until 11:15 p.m. Monday. At 9:19 p.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Locations that could be affected include Summerton, Lake Marion and the North Santee areas.


Posted on April 24, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email


Argire Kokinos Hodge

Posted on April 24, 2017 4:04 pm by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home

SUMTER – Argire “Sandy” Kokinos Hodge, 76, wife of Gordon Hodge, died Sunday, April 23, 2017, at her home.
Born in Olean, New York, she was a daughter of the late Nestor Kokinos and Stamaticoula Kokinos. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbia. Mrs. Hodge was retired from the New York public school system after 34 years as a middle and high school English teacher.
Survivors besides her husband of 41 year include two daughters, Terri Condello, and Susan Anner; four grandchildren; a sister, Bessie Const (Spiro) of Amherst, New York; and a goddaughter, Stephanie … Read the rest


Dale Lesley Anderson

Posted on April 24, 2017 4:04 pm by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home

SUMTER – Dale Lesley Anderson, 65, wife of Bobby R. Anderson, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
Born in Manning, she was a daughter of Rebecca O’Dell Lesley and the late Wilton Earl Lesley. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Mrs. Anderson was a retired educator. She taught two years in the Greenville County school system and the remainder of her career was spent as a math teacher at Alice Drive Middle School. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a sorority of women educators, and the Manchester … Read the rest


Kinsley Waynick wins Youth Trophy at Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament

Posted on April 24, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

Dennis Craven of Santee Automotive in Manning presents the Youth Winner trophy to Kinsley Waynick at the Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament, sponsored as part of the 38th annual Striped Bass Festival by Santee Ford Chyrsler Dodge Jeep Ram on Saturday at the John C. Land III Sports Facility on Lake Marion. More than 200 fishermen participated in the one-day tournament, which was co-directed by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. About $20,000 in prizes was paid out after the tournament. Photo provided by Cleve Dowell.


3 LMA students take 3rd in SCISA State Science Fair

Posted on April 24, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

Laurence Manning Academy students Madi Lew, McKenzie Truett and Lauren Rembert brought home a third place award in the senior interdisciplinary team division at the 2017 South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair.
“These students are to be congratulated for their practical applications of the scientific method,” said SCISA Executive Director Larry Watt. “The caliber of the entries indicates the amount of work all of the students put into their projects.”
The SCISA State Science Fair had three divisions including the elementary for third through fifth grades; junior for sixth through eighth; and senior for ninth through 12th. Each … Read the rest


Help Wanted: Sparrow and Kennedy Tractor Co.

Posted on April 24, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Sparrow and Kennedy Tractor Co. is looking for a full-time parts clerk at its Manning location. Call Jeff at (803) 435-8807.


Wreck with injuries on Kingstree Highway

Posted on April 24, 2017 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries in the 9000 block of Kingstree Highway near Coleman Road in Manning. No further information is available at this time.


St. Paul Elementary 3rd Quarter Citizenship awards

Posted on April 24, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

The following students were presented Citizenship awards for the 3rd Quarter of the 2016-17 school year at St. Paul Elementary School in Summerton.


Wreck at 122SB

Posted on April 24, 2017 10:10 am by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck at the 122 southbound mile-marker and exit on Interstate 95. No further information is available at this time.


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted on April 24, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email haybrton@gmail.com.


No term limits for me

Posted on April 24, 2017 9:09 am by Bobby Jonté

I want to run for United States Senator. I might even run for congress. All the things that you want I’m for. I’m for balanced budgets, better farm bill, and lower taxes. Don’t think I’m not serious. I have political experience. I was on the Greeleyville Town council twice. I am a father, husband, churchgoer and all the other things that people mention in their campaigns that don’t seem to matter.
Abortion, immigration, gun control, regulatory relief, nuclear proliferation, I have heard of all those things.
The only thing I’m not for is term limits. Don’t be mad with me. … Read the rest


Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on April 24, 2017 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons … Read the rest


Wallace Burgess Jr.

Posted on April 24, 2017 7:07 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Wallace “Lucky” Burgess Jr., husband of Betty Whitfield Burgess, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning.
Born Feb. 24, 1947, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Wallace Burgess Sr. and Annie Wilson Burgess.
Celebratory services were held Monday, April 17, 2017, at Upon This Rock Ministries, 10040 U.S. 521 in Greeleyville with Pastor Harry Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Muldrow Cemetery in Manning.
The family received friends at the home, 1901 Flinn Road in Manning.
Services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Gallery 5: Striped Bass Festival

Posted on April 24, 2017 6:06 am by Sharon Hall


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