Monthly Archives: June 2017

Details of fatal wreck in Paxville released, victim still unidentified

Posted on June 30, 2017 11:11 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol has released more information on a fatal wreck that happened about 5:50 p.m. Friday outside of Paxville, although the Clarendon County Coroner’s Office cannot yet release a name of the deceased individual.
Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said there were two vehicles involved, one of which, a 2005 Peterbilt tractor trailer pulling another trailer was disabled on the roadside at the time of the wreck.
Southern said the disabled vehicle was partly blocking a portion of the roadway and a man driving a 2011 Chrysler 300 swerved while traveling south on U.S. 15 near McLeod Road to … Read the rest

Died on This Day: June 30

Posted on June 30, 2017 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The following folks died on June 30.

Fatal wreck at Bethel Highway, McLeod Road

Posted on June 30, 2017 6:06 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal wreck at Bethel Highway and McLeod Road in the Paxville area. will have more information when it is available.

South Mill Street flooding

Posted on June 30, 2017 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Dispatchers are reporting flooding on South Mill Street between Walker Tire and Sunset Drive. It is best to avoid the area.

Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for continued storms Friday

Posted on June 30, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

the National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County, calling for similar severe thunderstorms throughout the remainder of the day and evening Friday. Strong wind and hail are possible.

St. Mark to present comedy play in Sumter

Posted on June 30, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Silver will present “Love Never Fails,” a spiritual comedy, at 6 p.m. July 8 at Patriot Hall, 135 Haynsworth St. in Summerton. For more information or tickets, call Azalee Williams-Kinard at (803) 236-6451. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Library to close for Independence Day holiday

Posted on June 30, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed July 4 for Independence Day and will reopen 9 a.m. July 5. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Local law enforcement, residents donate bikes to men in need

Posted on June 30, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Jeffrey Puckett woke up Friday morning to find his bicycle missing.
The one thing he depended on to get to and from work at both Porter Jack’s and cutting grass for the Disabilities and Special Needs Board had been stolen.
“Elizabeth (Briley) put a message out on Facebook looking for help for Puckett,” said Cpl. Sean Briley with the Manning Police Department.
Someone came through rather quickly and donated a bicycle to the young man. But he decided to pay it forward.
“I knew another person who needed it more than I did,” said Puckett. “He’s a a lot older … Read the rest

Born on This Day: June 30

Posted on June 30, 2017 8:08 am by Staff Reports

The following people, for better or worse, were born on June 30.

Remember fireworks safety this holiday

Posted on June 30, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Outdoor celebrations dominate social schedules each summer. Several of these celebrations coordinate with national holidays or days of national pride and are accompanied by barbecues, parades, picnics, and often fireworks.
Fireworks can add character and excitement to group events. When done well, they can be the focal point of festivities and often mark the culmination of a day of fun. The earliest record of fireworks dates back to 7th century China, believed to be the home of fireworks. Fireworks have long been a part of Chinese culture and were used to accompany many festivities. Soon the use of fireworks spread … Read the rest

Summerton daycare expands gardening program

Posted on June 30, 2017 3:03 am by Sharon Hall

Emanuel Childcare Center in Summerton is encouraging positive attitudes toward healthy food. The center is focusing on a hands-on project throughout the summer to familiarize the children with aspects of gardening science.
The childcare center is Summerton’s only such facility and has been in operation for three years. Director Vivian Morrow wanted to expand their gardening program and start a summer session.
The center built a major garden for the students earlier this year. Miniature planters were built in a reserved area in the playground so that students were able to plant in planters instead tilling the ground.
Morrow said … Read the rest

Medicine and the old movie channel

Posted on June 30, 2017 1:01 am by Bobby Jonté

Lately, I’ve been watching the old movie channel on TV. Sometimes they have a marathon of old TV shows. If you liked an old TV show you can get hooked on watching all the shows played back-to-back.
They really have this figured out. Now they air these shows in an hour and a half. When the show first came out, it was an hour show. Now the show is played over 90 minutes. This gives a lot more time for advertisements.
These TV shows are 35 years old. Geezers like me are watching them. There are a lot of advertisements … Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, June 30

Posted on June 30, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

350 – Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed in Rome by troops of the usurper Magnentius.
763 – The Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeats the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus.
1422 – Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
1520 – Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fight their way out of Tenochtitlan.
1521 – Spanish forces defeat a combined French and Navarrese army at the Battle of Noáin during the Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre.
1559 – King Henry II of France is mortally wounded … Read the rest

Miss Clarendon takes 2nd runner-up in Miss SC Teen

Posted on June 29, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

Miss Clarendon Teen Julia Herrin had made the Top 10 in 2016 at the Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant while representing Lexington.
So, it was no surprise when she hit that milestone again Friday night while representing Clarendon County at the Township Auditorium in Columbia in the 2017 Miss South Carolina Teen competition. Ultimately, Herrin placed 2nd runner-up to Ally McCaslin.
Herrin had won two preliminaries throughout the week, coming up first in the evening gown and on-stage question portion on Tuesday and in talent on Wednesday during the week-long event.
“The Miss Clarendon Committee is very proud of Miss … Read the rest

Died on This Day: June 29

Posted on June 29, 2017 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

The following folks died on June 29.

Varsity Swampcats take 3rd in shooting competition

Posted on June 29, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity shooting team took 3rd place over the weekend at the 2017 Junior U.S. Open Tournament at Back Woods Quail Club. The team included Kelsey Williamson, Aubrey Pack and Jamey Williamson. The team scored 464 overall.

Library to close for Independence Day holiday

Posted on June 29, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed July 4 for Independence Day and will reopen 9 a.m. July 5. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Federation for the Blind chapter seeks recognition in Manning

Posted on June 29, 2017 2:02 pm by Sharon Hall

National Federation for the Blind Manning chapter Secretary Sarah Massengale wants residents to know that the small organization is staying active in the community.
The Manning chapter is a small part of a large national organization. Most local members are senior citizens who have lost their sight later in life.
After taking over the NFBSC in Manning, Massengale said she noticed that there was a great need to let the community know that they are welcome to attend meetings to learn more about the federation and perhaps to quash any curiosities.
“We contribute to the (Clarendon County Council on Aging) … Read the rest

Manning First Baptist to welcome new pastor

Posted on June 29, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Manning First Baptist Church members will welcome a new pastor during services on July 16.
Dr. Phillip Reynolds, who was born and raised in the Pinewood area of Sumter County, will join the church as its new pastor. He is married to the former Betsy James of Sumter. They have three married sons, Jason, James and John, and a daughter, Mary Beth. They have seven grandchildren.
Both Reynolds and his wife are graduates of the University of South Carolina. Betsy Reynolds is a teacher and girls’ basketball coach. Phillip received his master of divinity with languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological … Read the rest

McElveen-Coker engagement

Posted on June 29, 2017 1:01 pm by Submitted by Reader

Mrs. Mary Welch McElveen and Mr. Timothy Scott McElveen of New Zion announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristan Brooke McElveen of New Zion, to Lenich Eric Coker III of Turbeville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lenich Eric Coker Jr. of Turbeville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Watson McElveen of New Zion and Mr. and Mrs. Theron Caleb Welch of New Zion. She graduated in 2011 from East Clarendon High School and in May 2016 from Coker College, receiving a bachelor of science degree in exercise science. She is currently a graduate student at Liberty … Read the rest


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