Monthly Archives: June 2017

Everyone has a story, even ‘that guy’

Posted on June 28, 2017 12:12 pm by Sharon Hall

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and noticed a person sitting by themselves at a table for one?
You cannot help but hope someone is coming to meet him or her. I was that person at one time in my life and never want to experience it again. I will cook a gourmet meal for myself at home – candle, flowers, a tablecloth and all – before I do that again.
According to sources, single table reservations have risen in popularity within the past two years. I recently ate at a restaurant in North Carolina and noticed a man … Read the rest


Samsung to open $380M plant in Newberry County

Posted on June 28, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Samsung, one of the world’s leading technology companies, is opening a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry County. The $380 million facility will produce some of Samsung’s most popular, industry-leading appliances and generate more than 950 new jobs over the next three years.
“For nearly 40 years, Samsung has steadily expanded our operations in the United States, creating thousands of jobs and investing billions of dollars in cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, research and development,” said Samsung Electronics America President and CEO Tim Baxter. “With this investment, Samsung is reaffirming its commitment to expanding its U.S. operations and deepening our connection … Read the rest


Local woman, daughter help with Camp Happy Days prom

Posted on June 28, 2017 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Camp Happy Days strives each July to give children with cancer and their siblings a week of “normal” activities, away from hospitals and, most importantly, parents.
Providing the children with their own prom festivities is a part of that mission, and several local women will converge on the camp next week to help.
Andrea Killman-Filyaw has been collecting prom, wedding and pageant dresses for the camp for more than a decade.
“I’ve been working with Camp Happy Days for years,” she said. “I love helping with the prom. The kids are just so great, and their faces really light up … Read the rest


Born on this Day: June 28

Posted on June 28, 2017 8:08 am by Staff

The following folks, for better or worse, were born on June 28.


Event honors fallen officer

Posted on June 28, 2017 7:07 am by Sharon Hall

Organizers of the Clarendon County Hometown Heroes Community Day paid tribute to fallen Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore on Saturday.
Moore, who previously served in the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, was killed in the line of duty in Montana in May.
The free event held Saturday at J.C. Britton Park in Manning sported inflatable bounce houses sponsored by Manning United Methodist and Seacoast churches and the Laurence Manning Academy Anchor Club. The LMA Red Cross Club, Clarendon County Pilot Club and the Manning Rotary Club sponsored games and prizes, while the Manning High School FFA gave out free hot dogs and … Read the rest


Posted on June 28, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email


Anniversary: Jarret and Louise Bozier

Posted on June 28, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

A family gathering was held on Mother’s Day for Jarret Bozier and Louise Bozier to celebrate 17 years of marriage. Jarret and Louise Bozier gave thanks to God at the gathering for his love and for their unity.


Today in History: Wednesday, June 28

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

572 – Assassination of Alboin, King of the Lombards
1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.
1360 – Muhammed VI becomes the tenth Nasrid king of Granada after killing his brother-in-law Ismail II.
1461 – Edward IV is crowned King of England.
1519 – Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
1635 – Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
1651 – The Battle of Berestechko between Poland and Ukraine starts.
1709 – Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava
1745 – A New England colonial army captures the … Read the rest


Say hello to Miss New Zion 4th Celebration 1st Runner-up Carmen Brianna Hanna

Posted on June 27, 2017 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Carmen Brianna Hanna was named the 1st runner-up in the Miss New Zion 4th Celebration Pageant held Saturday at Walker-Gamble Elementary School. More winners will be posted throughout the week.


State AG applauds EPA proposal to remove excessive regulations

Posted on June 27, 2017 11:11 pm by Submitted via Email

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move on Tuesday to rescind the Clean Water Rule and go back to the regulations that were in place before 2015. This proposed rule follows a Presidential Executive Order that President Donald Trump signed February 28, 2017.
On June 30, 2015, South Carolina joined eight states in filing a lawsuit against the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers over the Clean Water Rule, which would have greatly expanded the phrase “Waters of the United States,” or WOTUS.
“The EPA’s regulatory filing has a laudable intent of protecting … Read the rest


Friends, colleagues remember ‘friend of all farmers’

Posted on June 27, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

D. Leslie Tindal ran unopposed in three of his five general elections for South Carolina commissioner of agriculture.
The farmers he served said Tuesday that there was little reason for anyone to run against him.
“He was always straight and he always did what he said,” said W.D. Harrington, a retired farmer who worked alongside Tindal throughout the latter’s 20 years in state office. “He worked hard for the farmers of South Carolina. Some politicians would’ve said things differently than he did, but he said things in such a way that you knew it was from the heart.”
Tindal, 89, … Read the rest


D. Leslie Tindal

Posted on June 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

D. Leslie Tindal Jr., 89, husband of the late May Davis Tindal, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at his home.
Born May 4, 1928, in Pinewood, he was a son of the late David Leslie Tindal Sr. and Lela Norris Tindal. He was a former South Carolina commissioner of agriculture and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Tindal was recognized for his lifetime of hard work and dedication to the farmers of South Carolina. As a farmer in Clarendon and Sumter Counties, he was involved with numerous agricultural organizations and traveled the world developing agricultural and business contacts. Later, those … Read the rest


Posted on June 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email


5 homes without power in Summerton

Posted on June 27, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Duke Energy is reporting five homes without power in the Summerton area, with an expected restoration time of 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.


Sheriff warns of phone scam

Posted on June 27, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley is warning residents about suspects allegedly tricking unsuspecting victims by “soliciting donations on behalf of the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association via the telephone.”
“Please be reminded that the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association does not ask for donations via the telephone,” Baxley said. “Our honorary membership program is conducted exclusively through a direct-mail campaign, not through telephone conversations.”
Baxley said he did not want anyone to become a victim through “their innocent desire to help the association.”
“Any request for funds for the Sheriffs’ Association via the telephone is fraud,” a release from the association stated.… Read the rest


Storm converging on Manning, Alcolu

Posted on June 27, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has reported a thunderstorm heading east toward Clarendon County. Areas affected will include Manning and Alcolu. No warnings have been issued as of yet.


Library to close for Independence Day holiday

Posted on June 27, 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.


Marilyn Driggers Holladay

Posted on June 27, 2017 1:01 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Marilyn Driggers Holladay, 70, wife of Ben Sawyer Holladay, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Born May 22, 1947, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late John Horace Driggers and Jessie Bell Blackmon Driggers. She was a member of Little Star Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she served as Sunday school secretary for more than 30 years and was active in the senior citizens until her health failed. She was known as MeMa to generations of children in her care.
Survivors besides her husband of Manning include a daughter, Charlene Emerson (James) … Read the rest


Former Commissioner of Agriculture Les Tindal has died

Posted on June 27, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Former South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Les Tindal died Monday, June 26, 2017.
Tindal, a resident of Clarendon County, served as the elected commissioner of agriculture from 1982 until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the Black River Electric cooperative Board of Trustees for 55 years, and served as its chairman from 1982-86.

UPDATE: Friends, colleagues remember ‘friend of all farmers’


Say hello to Baby Miss New Zion July 4th Celebration Morgan Gamble Lambert

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

Morgan Gamble Lambert was crowned Baby Miss New Zion July 4th Celebration on Saturday at Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion. More winners will be posted throughout the week.


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