Monthly Archives: August 2017

Trump staffers might think twice about a tell-all

Posted on August 1, 2017 6:06 am by The Associated Press

Political reporter Robert Costa says White House staffers face no constraints if they want to write a tell-all about the Trump administration.
But Costa, a Washington Post reporter and host of PBS’ “Washington Week,” said there’s a more critical issue: Will they dare to?
Costa said given that President Donald Trump is very active on social media and relishes “public war,” former staffers such as Reince Preibus and Sean Spicer should brace themselves if they choose to write candid accounts.
Speaking to a TV critics’ meeting Monday, Costa said Trump could come at them, personally and politically.
If ex-staffers decide … Read the rest

Morning Weather: Tuesday, Aug. 1

Posted on August 1, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Sunny, with a high near 89. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

DRO announces 8 more homes completed after 2015 flood

Posted on August 1, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office has announced the placement of eight more Clarendon County families into new or renovated homes after the October 2015 flood.
Overall, the office has announced the placement of 294 families and the release of 743 award letters for those who have applied for assistance due to the unprecedented flooding that caused more than $5 million in damages to the Clarendon County area.
Families receiving housing assistance completed the application and award process through SCDRO. Their previous homes were severely damaged by the October 2015 Storm. Award letters notify citizens that they have been accepted … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Tuesday, Aug. 1

Posted on August 1, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today at Turbeville IGA. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Local Red Cross volunteers assisting with California, Illinois and Canada disaster relief

Posted on August 1, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

A dozen American Red Cross volunteers and staff are deploying to two states and Canada to support Red Cross relief efforts in response to flooding and wildfires. The Red Cross is closely coordinating with emergency management to open and support shelters as people are forced to flee from their homes—hundreds of people have spent the night at five Red Cross and partner shelters in California and three in Illinois while the Canadian Red Cross is supporting the government operated shelters in British Columbia.
The Red Cross disaster services volunteers from South Carolina bring a variety of specialized disaster response skills … Read the rest

Retha Morant

Posted on August 1, 2017 12:12 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Retha Morant, 85, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence.
Born May 16, 1932, in the St. John community of Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late James Stukes and Mary Jane Davis Stukes.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 29, 2017, at AFC Restoration and Deliverance Family Worship Center, 297 W. Main St. in Olanta, with the Rev. Minnie Pearl Johnson, pastor, officiating.
The family received friends at the home, 175 Joy Drive in Olanta.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Willie Edward Montgomery

Posted on August 1, 2017 12:12 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Willie “Buddy” Edward Montgomery, 68, husband of Inez Johnson Montgomery, died Friday, July 28, 2017, at his home.
Born Oct. 2, 1948, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Albert Montgomery Sr. and Thelma Graham Montgomery.
Funeral services will be held noon Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Manning, with the Rev. Sam Livingston Sr., pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1032 Hollywood Road in Davis Station.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC in Manning.

Today in History: Tuesday, Aug. 1

Posted on August 1, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

30 BC – Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
AD 69 – Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
527 – Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
607 – Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
902 – Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabids army, concluding the Muslim conquest of Sicily.
1203 – Isaac II Angelos, restored Eastern … Read the rest


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