Monthly Archives: January 2018

84 dead from flu in SC

Posted on January 31, 2018 10:10 pm by The Associated Press

Eighty-four people have succumbed to the flu since the start of the season, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The number, announced Wednesday, is neary double the number of reported deaths from the week before. At that time, the number of fllu-related fatalities was 46. Of the 84 total deaths, 38 f them occurred between Jan. 21 and Jan. 27, according to DHEC. More than 600 people were hospitalized by the flu in that week, as well. Compared to the previous week, the number of reported hospitalizations increased by 27 percent and number of reported… Read the rest

Here Comes February: What to Watch for

Posted on January 31, 2018 9:09 pm by Reporter

  February 2018 American History Month / Black History Month / American Heart Month & Spay/Neuter Awareness Month Character Word for February: Courage Wednesdays:   PreSchool Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633 Storytime for Children under 6 years old w/ parent/caregiver every Wednesday at the library at 10:30am All Feb  Rocket Girls display at 4 Main, Summerton: 803-485-4385 Feb 1   National Freedom Day Feb 1, 1958 First US satellite launched Feb 2   Happy Groundhog Day + Feb 2, 18  World Wetlands Day  Feb 2   National Go Red for Women Day McLeod Health Red Heart Luncheon: Please dress in red:… Read the rest

23 Clarendonians make CCTC Part-Time President’s List

Posted on January 31, 2018 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota has announced that 23 Clarendon residents have placed on the school’s 2017-18 Fall Part-Time President’s List. The Part-Time President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in up to 12 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term. Those named included Almeretta K. Blanding, Kimberly Bonner, Larry V. Brown, Brianna M. Burns, Olivia G. Coker, Rebeca Fleitas, James D. Gobeyn, Maia L. Grams, Jalen J. Hudson, Marion S. Johnson, Zhailin L. Johnson, Jennifer H. Lowery, Ethan H. Mitchum, Jodie L. Morris, Connor Mouzon, Richard A. Nelson, Jacob S.… Read the rest

23 Clarendon residents make CCTC Full-Time President’s List

Posted on January 31, 2018 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota has announced that 23 Clarendon residents have placed on the school’s 2017-18 Fall Full-time President’st List. The Full-Time President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term. Those named from Clarendon include Justin R. Alsbrook, Haley E. Andersen, Anna K. Bench, Brittani N. Bensoussan, Chris A. Bryant, Tanner B. Bryant, Paul J. Christensen, Gracelyn D. Coker, Angela M. Coker, Kinsley R. Driggers, Bailey A. Evans, Gavin C. Gibbons, Damien L. Gist, Dayquan N. Harrison, Debra P. Hosford,… Read the rest

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail to hit the Waters of Santee-Cooper

Posted on January 31, 2018 5:05 pm by Reporter

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of Santee Cooper (Marion & Moultrie Lakes) at Cross, South Carolina, March 10, 2018. This is the opportunity for catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat Classic Championship. This year’s Classic Championship will be held September 14 & 15, 2018 on the Ohio River at Jeffersonville, Indiana and will have a guaranteed payout of $110,000 in cash and prizes. Be sure to check out our website at: www.kingkatusa.com and like our Cabela’s King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain new… Read the rest

Clemson Extension offering Certification for 2018 Dicamba Use in Clarendon and Sumter

Posted on January 31, 2018 3:03 pm by Reporter


Clarendon County Adult Education Staff Honored at State-Wide Awards Banquet

Posted on January 31, 2018 1:01 pm by Reporter

PICTURED ABOVE: Ann Cutter, Marian Evans, Jennie Simmons, Lisa Justice, Beverly Felder MANNING, SC – Clarendon County Adult Education was honored by the Office of Adult Education at the recent awards banquet held at the Columbia Convention Center on Friday, January 26.  The program, represented by Director Lisa Justice, was recognized for exceeding all six performance measures set by state and national standards.  Only fifteen of the fifty-six adult education programs in South Carolina received this distinction.     Submitted by Lisa Justice

Local Teacher Inducted into Teacher’s Hall of Fame

Posted on January 31, 2018 1:01 pm by Reporter

Beverly Felder, a teacher with Adult Education staff at F.E. Dubose Career Center, was inducted into the Teacher’s Hall of Fame for her 30 years of service in the field of adult education. She was honored at the recent awards banquet held at the Columbia Convention Center on Jan. 26 by the Office of Adult Education. Clarendon County Adult Education Executive Director Lisa Justice said Beverly had “dedication, hard work and continued service in helping students to realize their dreams.”

Senator Scott Releases Statement on Trump’s State of the Union

Posted on January 31, 2018 1:01 pm by Sen. Tim Scott

Tonight, the President shared how America is open for business. We were able to pass a once-in-a-generation opportunity – tax reform. As the President mentioned during his speech tonight, this monumental accomplishment has produced amazing results. Over 3 million workers are receiving increased benefits, and 90 percent of Americans will see bigger paychecks. This is great news for single mothers, young entrepreneurs and hardworking Americans who want to simply provide for their families. As we look for more ways to strengthen our economy, it was great to hear the President also talk about workforce development and trade policy tonight. I… Read the rest

Josephine Pack McCarthy

Posted on January 31, 2018 11:11 am by Reporter

PAXVILLE – Josephine Pack McCarthy, 95, widow of Webster Owen McCarthy, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at her home. Born October 1, 1922, in Paxville, she was a daughter of the late William Claudius Pack and the late Annie Bagnal Pack. She was a member of Paxville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Auxiliary. She is survived by four children, Mary Jo Mitchum (Leonard), Robert McCarthy (Barbara), Raymond McCarthy (Kathy) and Ellen Hamilton (Mark), all of Paxville; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she… Read the rest

LMA JV Girls defeat Florence Christian

Posted on January 31, 2018 11:11 am by Reporter

MANNING, SC – The Laurence Manning JV girls defeated Florence Christian in Manning by a score of 37-33 on January 30th. Audrey Bennett led the way for the Swampcats with 23 points. Madison Truett added 6 points. The victory avenged a 43-20 defeat two weeks ago in Florence. The Swampcats now have 8 wins and 3 losses this season and are 2-2 in conference play. The Swampcats play at Thomas Sumter tomorrow at 4:00. Submitted by Jack Gibson

Posted on January 31, 2018 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Sheriff: Man charged with 3 counts’ armed robbery

Posted on January 31, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

The clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has charged a suspect for at least three armed robberies dating back to October 2017. Sheriff Tim Baxley said in a release Wednesday that the Marathon gas station at 5236 Dingle Pond Road in Summerton was the location of the latest incident on Tuesday night. “(Deputies) responded to (the station) in reference to a black male, with a mask and black hoodie, (who) went into the store and presented what was believed to be a handgun wrapped in plastic at the clerk, demanding cigarettes and money,” said Baxley in a release. “The suspect then fled… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Stewie

Posted on January 31, 2018 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Stewie is a 10 week old Male Domestic Shorthair Kitten. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. Stewie enjoys playing with shoe strings and brooms and loves lots of attention. Stop by the shelter today to see Stewie and his other four siblings! Our adoption fee for all of our cats and kittens are $50.

Today in History: Jan. 31

Posted on January 31, 2018 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

314 – Pope Sylvester I succeeds Pope Miltiades. 1504 – Treaty of Lyon: France cedes Naples to Ferdinand II of Aragon. 1578 – The Battle of Gembloux takes place. 1606 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is executed for plotting against Parliament and King James. 1747 – The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital. 1801 – John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States. 1814 – Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present-day Argentina). 1846 – After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown… Read the rest

South Carolina announces 2017 Industry Recruitment results

Posted on January 30, 2018 9:09 pm by Reporter

South Carolina announces 2017 industry recruitment results More than $5 billion in capital investment recruited for the fourth time in seven years COLUMBIA, SC – The S.C. Department of Commerce today released its 2017 industry recruitment results. In total, the state won 157 economic development projects last year, accounting for $5.24 billion in capital investment and 18,445 new jobs. “South Carolina has become an industrial powerhouse,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “To recruit more than $5 billion in capital investment – a feat which had never occurred prior to 2011 – takes a remarkable amount of collaboration and teamwork… Read the rest

Central Carolina Technical College receives $252,000 Rural Utilities Service Grant

Posted on January 30, 2018 9:09 pm by Reporter

SUMTER, SC — Central Carolina Technical College was awarded a $252,165 grant under the 2017 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program administered by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Through this grant, the college will implement Central Carolina Connect ( C3 ) – a project that will use videoconference technology to connect its Clarendon, Kershaw and Lee campuses to Central Carolina’s Main Campus in Sumter. This innovative project will use the educational effectiveness of technology for distance learning to expand access to education, technology and health-related services in its service communities. The C3 project will expand access to higher education for… Read the rest

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis Sets New Record in Returning Unclaimed Property

Posted on January 30, 2018 8:08 pm by Reporter

COLUMBIA, S.C. – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and the Unclaimed Property Program returned nearly $33 million in 2017, bringing the total amount of money returned during his administration to $137 million, more than all previous state treasurers combined.   “My Unclaimed Property team has done an outstanding job helping identify individuals who have money waiting for them,” Treasurer Loftis said. “This is money that can change people’s lives, and we want to reunite them with funds that are rightfully theirs.”   As immediate-past president of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, Treasurer Loftis is dedicated to returning unclaimed money to its… Read the rest

CCTC announces President’s and Dean’s List Honorees from Fall 2017

Posted on January 30, 2018 6:06 pm by Reporter

SUMTER, S.C. – Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota has announced the Fall 2017 student honors lists. This term, 424 students have been honored. The President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term. The Part-Time President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in 6-11 credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term. Central Carolina Technical College’s Dean’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved at least a 3.5 grade point… Read the rest

State Superintendent Molly Spearman’s January Education Update

Posted on January 30, 2018 6:06 pm by Reporter

Watch Superintendent Molly Spearman’s January Education Update on the Milken Educator Awards, National School Choice Week and a few of her legislative priorities for 2018! Molly's January 2018 Education UpdateMolly's January 2018 Education Update Posted by South Carolina Department of Education (803) 734-5080rybrown@ed.sc.gov 1429 Senate Street | Columbia, SC 29201 www.ed.sc.gov

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