Monthly Archives: June 2017

Wreck at M.W. Rickenbaker, Sam Nexsen roads

Posted on June 29, 2017 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently working a wreck with no injuries at the intersection of M.W. Rickenbaker and Sam Nexsen roads.


County finalizes takeover of Turbeville Recreation Department

Posted on June 29, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Council took the final step Thursday toward the acquisition of the Turbeville Recreation Department program.
Council members voted unanimously out of the four of five present to authorize Administrator David Epperson to execute agreements with the town that would basically absorb its program into the Clarendon County Recreation Department. Councilman Benton Blakely was not present.
“We were approached by the town of Turbeville back around the first of the year,” said Epperson. “Since then, we’ve had numerous discussions within the town, along with a community meeting. The town looked at the process of having a private group run … Read the rest


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Born on This Day: June 29

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

The following folks, for better or worse, were born on June 29.

1136 – Petronilla of Aragon (d. 1173)
1326 – Murad I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1389)
1398 – John II of Aragon and Navarre (d. 1479)
1443 – Anthony Browne, English knight (d. 1506)
1482 – Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (d. 1517)
1488 – Pedro Pacheco de Villena, Catholic cardinal (d. 1560)
1517 – Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (d. 1585)
1525 – Peter Agricola, German humanist, theologian, diplomat and statesman (d. 1585)
1528 – Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1589)
1543 – Christine of Hesse, … Read the rest


3 ways to become a summer blood donor

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.

SCHEDULE
Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1 (800) RED CROSS to make an appointment.

PREPARE
Get a good night’s sleep, eat a nutritious meal and drink extra fluids.

GIVE
The donation process start to finish takes about an hour. The actual donation only takes about 10 minutes.

Only about 3 percent of the U.S. population gives blood, which means a heavy reliance on repeat … Read the rest


Celebrate Independence Day with Manning, New Zion activities

Posted on June 29, 2017 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon residents looking for Independence Day activities will have multiple opportunities Monday and Tuesday.
The city of Manning will host its annual Red, White and Blue celebration starting at 7 p.m. Monday at Manning Municipal Park next to the Red Barn and Farmers’ Market. The event will feature live entertainment, dancing, food and fireworks after dark. The city encourages residents to bring chairs, but asks for no coolers or pets.
New Zion has a full slate of activities for Tuesday, with it’s annual July 4th Celebration Parade starting at 10 a.m.
“The annual event dates back over 20 years where … Read the rest


This summer, Clarendon County Rocks

Posted on June 29, 2017 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

An epidemic has taken Clarendon County residents, slowly but surely, and every day, it claims more “victims.”
Clarendon County Rocks started just a few weeks ago after Caroline Shorter got the idea from Edisto Beach.
Since then, the Facebook group has taken off, now standing at more than 1,000 members, with 20 to 30 joining daily.
“I am always looking for creative things for my boys to do during the summer to try and keep them off the electronic devices,” said Shorter. “I saw the Edisto Beach’s group on Facebook. This was such an easy idea.”
Participation in the group … Read the rest


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet July 11

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

A Parkinson’s Support Group will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 11 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Craig Goss of Comfort Keepers will speak about resources for non-medical, in-home care. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854, or email haybrton@gmail.com.


Spiritual play puts ‘Devil on Trial’

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

Playwright Effie Hilton wrote and directed the play, The Devil on Trial, which drew in a cast that had never experienced acting before.
There were times, Hilton said, that they thought the play would not be a possibility. The play was put on June 11 at Weldon Auditorium.
Hilton’s first play was The Gospel Train. By the time she wrote her second, Church Folk For Real, she had already filled the auditorium with 976 people at Weldon.
Hilton lost her husband three years ago and, since then, she said she has been going through a storm. Hilton said that she … Read the rest


MPS third-graders donate $1,316.50 to Camp Happy Days

Posted on June 29, 2017 1:01 am by Submitted via iPhone

Holly Garneau’s third-grade class at Manning Primary School donated $1,316.50 to Camp Happy Days during the 2016-17 school year. They are pictured here with Bill Ellis, a Manning resident who raises money for the camp throughout the year. The camp, which begins Sunday and ends the following weekend, serves children ages 4-16 who are either diagnosed with cancer or who have a brother or sister who have been diagnosed with cancer. Children are welcome to come year after year until they age out, after which they may return as junior counselors. At 18, the former campers can return as full … Read the rest


Today in History: Thursday, June 29

Posted on June 29, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

226 – Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
1149 – Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
1194 – Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
1444 – Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.
1644 – Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge.
1659 – At … Read the rest


Say hello to Young Miss New Zion 4th Celebration 1st runner-up Allie Keith Coker

Posted on June 28, 2017 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Allie Keith Coker was named the 1st runner-up in the Young Miss New Zion 4th Celebration Pageant held Saturday at Walker-Gamble Elementary School.


Say hello to Teen Miss New Zion 4th Celebration 1st Runner-up Christine Fleming

Posted on June 28, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Christine Fleming was named 1st runner-up on Saturday in the Teen Miss New Zion 4th Celebration Pageant at Walker Gamble Elementary School. Fleming also received the award for Best Hair.


Died on This Day: June 28

Posted on June 28, 2017 7:07 pm by Staff Reports

The following folks died on June 28.


Back Porch Players go patriotic

Posted on June 28, 2017 4:04 pm by Sharon Hall

The Back Porch Players of Clarendon County will stage their first major performance of 2017 on Friday night at Weldon Auditorium.
The eclectic group of singers includes retirees, judges, veterans, ministers and other members of the Clarendon County community who have a passion for singing and performing.
President Bobbie Reaves said the group includes more than 20 singers, and that Friday’s production is a patriotic celebration of America and a tribute to veterans. She said the singers have been practicing for six months.
“We were trying to get members together to do a play but it just didn’t materialize,” she … Read the rest


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St. Mark to present comedy play in Sumter

Posted on June 28, 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.


T-Mobile investing in new Charleston County operation

Posted on June 28, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

T-Mobile US, one of the largest wireless service providers in the United States, is moving its existing customer care center in the Charleston area to a new, larger facility in North Charleston. The company is expected to invest more than $16.7 million in the new facility, creating 400 new jobs.
“T-Mobile is incredibly excited to open the doors of our new home in North Charleston – our latest and largest customer care center, said Customer Care Executive Vice-president Callie Field. “We pride ourselves on being the best place to work, and this is going to be an amazing new workplace … Read the rest


DNR: New size, bag limits for flounder starting Saturday

Posted on June 28, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Legislation recently passed by the South Carolina General Assembly will take effect Saturday, increasing the size limit and lowering the bag and boat limits for southern, summer and Gulf flounder in South Carolina waters.
Flounder rank among South Carolina’s top three most popular fish for recreational anglers, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources research has shown declines in their numbers over the past two decades. The new measures are intended to help rebuild flounder populations by giving more fish a chance to reproduce before they reach a harvestable size.
The regulations taking effect Saturday will change the minimum legal … Read the rest





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