Monthly Archives: June 2017

Manning First Baptist to hold VBS

Posted on June 6, 2017 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

Manning First Baptist Church will hold Galactic Surveyors for ages 3 to 5 and first- through sixth-grade students from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 12-16. A light supper will be served nightly.


23 residents named to CCTC Full-Time Dean’s List

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

Central Carolina Technical College Interim President Terry Booth has announced 23 Clarendon County residents as honorees on the Spring 2017 Full-Time Dean’s List, which recognizes students who achieved at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester while enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours.
Honorees from Clarendon included Quadri J. Bell, Chris A. Bryant, Thomas C. Bryant, Jazzmin T. Bush-Carter, William L. Coker, Kiren L. Dingle, Robert E. Dykes, Kasey W. Floyd, Victoria R. Gamble, Taylor N. Holladay, Debra P. Hosford, Maisie M. Johnson, Anthony T. Johnson, Shannon E. Kingery, Kimberly Y. Knox, April C. Lukomski, Corey J. McElveen, … Read the rest


Man charged with DUI after traffic stop

Posted on June 6, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

A 39-year-old Manning man was arrested by the Manning Police Department about 9:40 p.m. June 2 after being suspected of driving under the influence.
Jimmy Weeks Jr. of 1135 Rev. J.W. Carter Road in Manning was charged with driving under the influence, second or subsequent offense; open container; and driving a vehicle with a suspended license plate after a traffic stop about 8:54 p.m. June 2.
According to reports from the Manning Police Department, police stopped Weeks after observing him making a wide right turn into the oncoming lane of traffic onto South Church Street from Hospital Street.
Police observed … Read the rest


Died on This Day: Tuesday, June 6

Posted on June 6, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

The following folks died on this day in history, June 6.


St. Mark to present comedy play in Sumter

Posted on June 6, 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.


Residents named to CCTC Part-Time President’s List

Posted on June 6, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Central Carolina Technical College Interim President Terry Booth has announced 30 Clarendon County residents as honorees on the Spring 2017 Part-Time President’s List, which recognizes students who achieved a 4.0 GPA for the semester while enrolled in six to 11 semester credit hours.
Those honored from Clarendon included Danielle M. Bochette, Reshae S. Burgess, Danielle D. Campbell, Amber E. Carmon, Graham D. Cooley, Tatiana S. Dukes, Rebeca Fleitas, Cameron C. Friday, Tracy Geddings, Sha’rya C. George, Kayla E. Goldsmith, Christian M. Gulledge, Mason Ham, Lacie T. Hughes, Kedrick Johnson, Michael A. Johnson, Joshua C. Jordan, Josefina Leon, Susan D. Lyda, … Read the rest


Residents express disapproval with Clarendon 1 decision on school administrators

Posted on June 6, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Nearly a dozen Summerton residents appeared Monday night before Clarendon School District 1 board members to express opinions regarding the board’s decision not to renew contracts with several administrative staffers, including the principals at all three of its schools.
The board voted 6-2 on April 3 not to accept Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder’s recommendation that the district retain the status quo for its schools’ principals for the 2017-18 school year.
“You are not working in the best interest of this school district,” said longtime school volunteer and community activist Beatrice Rivers on Monday night before the board. “I have always … Read the rest


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Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for heavy rains

Posted on June 6, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County for Tuesday. The outlook calls for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon. The main threat will be locally heavy rain.


Vacation Bible School opportunities for the week of June 4-8

Posted on June 6, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The following opportunities are open to the public for Vacation Bible School in Clarendon County throughout the week of June 4-8.


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Ham attends DC banking summit, meets president

Posted on June 6, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

One of the Bank of Clarendon’s most senior representatives joined more than 1,000 community bankers from throughout the country to attend the Independent Community Bankers of America Policy Summit.
President J. Barry Ham attended the event, which was held recently in Washington, D.C. In a release, he said the summit offered bankers a chance to gain increased awareness of pending legislation affecting the banking industry.
During the summit, Ham was among several bankers invited to attend a meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice-president Mike Pence at the White House.
“The highlight of the trip was an invitation to meet … Read the rest


13 residents make CCTC Full-Time President’s List

Posted on June 6, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Central Carolina Technical College Interim President Terry Booth has announced 13 Clarendon County residents as honorees on the Spring 2017 Full-Time President’s List, which recognizes students who achieved a 4.0 GPA for the semester while enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours.
Those featured from Clarendon County included Justin R. Alsbrook, Simone T. Brunson, Zachary L. Davis, Caitlin D. Evans, Maysey R. Floyd, Bailee C. Garneau, Ryan L. Hinson, Brice A. Laney, Jesse A. Surette, Jared C. Thompson, Emilee M. Welch, Jabril E. Wilson and Jackson C. Wynne.


Turbeville votes to give county Rec Department

Posted on June 6, 2017 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Council will have one more line item to consider for its 2017-18 fiscal year budget when members convene for their regular monthly meeting on Monday.
Turbeville Town Council voted last week to offer its Recreation Department program to the county, less than a month after a meeting letting area residents know what such a deal would entail.
“Of course, we have some terms in providing such an agreement to the county,” said Mayor Dwayne Howell.
Howell said Town Council was in agreement with many of the negotiated terms provided by the county.
“However, Barrineau will need to have … Read the rest


Born on This Day: Tuesday, June 6

Posted on June 6, 2017 8:08 am by Staff Reports

The following folks, for better or worse, were born on this day in History, June 6.


Woman said she bit man to free herself from chokehold

Posted on June 6, 2017 6:06 am by Staff Reports

A 30-year-old woman living in the 200 block of East Keitt Street in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 9:49 p.m May 27 that a 31-year-old man chocked her for several seconds in the front yard of the home with a “strong grip around her neck.”
The victim alleged that she could not breathe and felt like she was going to pass out. Police noted visibly red areas around the woman’s neck, as well as a red scratch on the right side of her neck. Police took photographs of the woman’s alleged injuries.
The woman also had a bruise … Read the rest


Duke Energy urges customers to be ready for hurricane season

Posted on June 6, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Hurricane season began June 1, but preparing for these massive storms never stops for Duke Energy or its customers.
“We have seen the devastation a hurricane can cause in the Carolinas with Hurricane Matthew last year,” said Duke Energy Carolinas Storm Director and Vice-president of Engineering and Technical Customer Relations Tim Tripp. “While we can’t control the weather, we do prepare for storms every day of the year. We urge our customers to get ready now so they can react quickly during a storm, hurricane or severe weather that heads our way.”
Duke Energy and its staff of meteorologists are … Read the rest


Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on June 6, 2017 5:05 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


Wateree AIDS Task Force to hold support group meeting June 16

Posted on June 6, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

The Wateree AIDS Task Force will hold a support group for those with HIV and AIDS at 11:30 a.m. June 16 at 508 W. Liberty St. in Sumter. For more information, call Kevin Johnson at (803) 778-0303.


Letter: SC Baptist Convention opposes American Health Care Act

Posted on June 6, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly won passage of the American Health Care Act – a bill that has the potential to transform this nation’s health insurance system and create a new slate of winners and losers.
The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina is the state’s largest black religious body, and it strongly opposes the plan.
We urge members to aggressively notify U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster and other state leaders of our opposition to this bill.
There has been significant opposition and concern from provider … Read the rest


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