Monthly Archives: April 2018

Evening Weather: Sunday, April 15

Posted on April 15, 2018 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

Showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. then a slight chance of showers between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Low around 49. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


Puddin’ Swamp Festival pleases visitors

Posted on April 15, 2018 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

Visitors had a choice of several rides at the 11th annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Clarendon

Posted on April 15, 2018 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning effective through 5 p.m. for Clarendon County. At 3:45 p.m., severe thunderstorms extended from Lancaster County southward into Kershaw County. Storm movement was northeast near 50 mph and toward
Chesterfield County. The storm could contain 60 mph wind gusts.


Tornado Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted on April 15, 2018 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarendon County through 7 p.m. Sunday. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form. It does not mean one will form.


Citadel Cadet wins Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Posted on April 15, 2018 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Citadel Cadet Matthew Miller was selected from among 756 candidates attending the school from throughout the country for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Miller, a junior cadet from Kalamazoo, Michigan, serves as an honor representative for the Corps of Cadets and is majoring in biology with a minor in American politics. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in urban and regional planning after graduation in 2019.
The scholarship, “the premier graduate fellowship in the U.S. for those pursing careers as public service leaders,” represents President Harry S. Truman’s wish not for a bricks and mortar monument to his legacy … Read the rest


Kelley’s Fine Arts performs in Turbeville

Posted on April 15, 2018 11:11 am by Laura Stone

Kelley’s Fine Arts performs during the 11th annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival in Turbeville.


Posted on April 15, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports


Lake Wind Advisory in effect through 8 p.m.

Posted on April 15, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

the National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for Clarendon County in effect from noon to 8 pm. Sunday. Counties, Cities and towns included within this warning include Lincoln, McDuffie, Columbia, Richmond, Burke, Lancaster, Chesterfield, McCormick. Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw, Edgefield, Saluda, Lexington, Richland, Lee, Aiken,Sumter, Barnwell, Orangeburg-Calhoun,Clarendon, Bamberg, Lancaster, Elgin, Lancaster Mill,Cheraw, Pageland, Mccormick, Newberry, Winnsboro, Winnsboro Mills, Camden, Lugoff, Edgefield, Johnston, Saluda, Ridge Spring, Seven Oaks, West Columbia, Cayce, Lexington, Red Bank, Oak Grove, Columbia, Bishopville, Aiken, North Augusta, Sumter, Barnwell, Williston, Blackville, Orangeburg, Brookdale, St. Matthews, Manning, Summerton, Bamberg and Denmark.
Winds in … Read the rest


Seema Leggz declared Miss Swamp Bottom 2018

Posted on April 15, 2018 9:09 am by Laura Stone


Posted on April 15, 2018 8:08 am by Staff Reports


Local teens qualify to National Fencing Championships

Posted on April 15, 2018 8:08 am by Staff Reports

Three Clarendon County teenagers qualified this week for to represent South Carolina in the United States Fencing Nationas.
Teige Failmezger, Emmeline Failmezger and Sarah Madeline Beard will participate in various tournaments at the nationals this summer in St. Louis, Missouri.
Teige qualified for the Men’s Epee Youth 14 Division, while Emmeline qualified for the Women’s Epee Division and Beard qualified in the women’s Epee Youth 14 Division. Coach Daniel Johnson, a Columbia resident, qualified for the Men’s Epee Division.
The three will compete among more than 4,000 other fencers from throughout the nation during the 10-day event.
National Champions will … Read the rest


Strong thunderstorms may affect Clarendon today

Posted on April 15, 2018 7:07 am by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County for Sunday, calling for strong thunderstorms to move through to area later this afternoon. A strong cold front will move through the area this afternoon and evening accompanied by a band of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the thunderstorms could be severe with damaging winds the primary threat. However, isolated tornadoes, hail, locally heavy rainfall capable of producing minor flooding is possible.


Bell receives outstanding leadership award from USC

Posted on April 15, 2018 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A Manning High School graduate and Manning native was recognized this past week by the University of South Carolina as a first-year student “contributing significantly to the Carolina community through active involvement in co-curricular activities,” said the university in a statement.
MHS Class of 2016 graduate Quadri Bell received the USC Jessica Horton Outstanding New Leader Award.
“I am honored and truly blessed to have received the University of South Carolina Jessica Horton Outstanding New Student Leader Award,” said Bell, who was presented with the accolade at the 30th annual Leadership and Service Awards. He was joined at the ceremony … Read the rest


Charles Joe Wilson Sr.

Posted on April 15, 2018 6:06 am by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel

FLORENCE – Charles Joe Wilson Sr., husband of Margie Hodge Wilson, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born June 22, 1940 in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Joe and Marie Singleton Wilson.
A service of remembrance will be held 1 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Harmony Presbyterian Church, 8629 U.S. 301 in Alcolu where the Rev. Dr. Franklin Colclough will bring words of hope.
The service of committal shall follow in the Wilson family plot at the Harmony Presbyterian Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. … Read the rest


Belma “Nana” Mellette China

Posted on April 15, 2018 6:06 am by Job’s Mortuary Inc.

Belma “Nana” Mellette China died Tuesday morning, April 10,
On Tuesday morning, April 10, 2018, God almighty called his servant, Belma Mellette China, home at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.2018,at McLeod Regional Medial Center in Florence.
Born March 8, 1946, in the Paxville community, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland Mellette Sr. and Conyers Mellette. She attended Clarendon County public schools. She accepted Christ in her youth, under the leadership of Pastor G.K. Carter. She served there with the Chancel Choir, the Helping Hand Ministry the Missionary Miinstry and the Children Mentor Minister.
She was preceded in … Read the rest


Morning Weather: Sunday, April 15

Posted on April 15, 2018 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 79. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


SC State House Week in Review

Posted on April 15, 2018 2:02 am by Robert "Bobby" Ridgeway III

The House of Representatives took up the last week a series of bills drawing upon the work of the special House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee which was appointed by the Speaker of the House following the announcement from Santee Cooper and SCANA’s South Carolina Electric and Gas that construction on the V.C. Summer nuclear reactors in Fairfield County were being abandoned after billions of dollars in fees had been collected from South Carolina’s ratepayers under the Baseload Review Act to support the failed nuclear power project.
The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.4376, a bill providing REFORM FOR … Read the rest


Today in History: April 15

Posted on April 15, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

769 – The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic rulings.
1071 – Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
1395 – Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde at the Battle of the Terek River. The Golden Horde capital city, Sarai, is razed to the ground and Timur installs a puppet ruler on the throne.
1450 – Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
1632 – Battle of Rain: Swedes under … Read the rest


District 2 board meeting postponed

Posted on April 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

The Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed until a later date. No reason was provided for the change.


CCTC to host Scholars Signing Day on April 21

Posted on April 14, 2018 11:11 am by Staff Reports

Central Carolina Technical College will hod Scholars Signing Day at 10 a.m. April in Room M401 of Building 400 of the main cmpus, 506 N. Guignrd Drive in Sumter. All incoming Central Carolina Scholars are invited to participate in CCTC’s Annual Scholars Signing Day.





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