Monthly Archives: May 2018

USC Sumter closed for Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2018 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

The University of South Carolina Sumter will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The campus will reopen May 29.

Scott’s Branch State Championship Team Member, VaQuan Wilder

Posted on May 25, 2018 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

As an influential member of last year’s Scott’s Branch state championship team, VaQuan Wilder once again repeats as an All-State participant in the pole vault.

Pet of the Day: Alex

Posted on May 25, 2018 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Alex is a 2-year-old male tri-color domestic shorthair cat. He is shy and timid at first but will come out of his shell once he knows you. He loves to be petted but is not a lap cat. He is current on his shots, has been neutered and tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. His siblings have all been adopted, but he is still waiting on his perfect home. Come visit this sweet boy and see if he is right for your family. A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, is open from 9 a.m.… Read the rest

Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2018 5:05 am by Staff Reports

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Book drop-off will be available during the closing.

Today in History: May 25

Posted on May 25, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

567 BC – Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans. 240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet. 1085 – Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors. 1420 – Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ. 1521 – The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw. 1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China… Read the rest

Local female funeral director honored as “2018 Professional of the Year”

Posted on May 24, 2018 11:11 pm by Submitted via Email

Local Female Funeral Director Honored as “2018 Professional of the Year” By (SCMA) South Carolina Morticians Association, Incorporated Mrs. Felicia Robinson Smith-Charles was honored by South Carolina Morticians Association, Incorporation (SCMA) on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 as “2018 Professional of the Year” at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport Convention Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. Mrs. Smith-Charles a Licensed Funeral Director and Owner of Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC located at 307 South Johns Street, Florence, South Carolina was thrust into the role of Funeral Director upon the accidental death of her former husband, the late Mr. James Lawrence… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch All-State athlete, Keondre Tappin

Posted on May 24, 2018 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

Member of the State Championship team from Scott’s Branch High School and All-State athlete, Keondre Tappin, wins the 400 Meter Dash and is a 3-time winner in the 4X400 relay event.

Church spotlight: Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church

Posted on May 24, 2018 4:04 pm by Laura Stone

Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dalzell, South Carolina, and entered Morris College in Sumter. He took one course per semester until graduating with a Bachelor’s in Theology in 1995. However, he began serving God and the community as a minister in 1979. Called to service in January, Johnson was ordained by Sumter Baptist Missionary and Education Association in September 1979, making him the first teenager to ever be ordained. In 1982, he was called to serve as the senior pastor of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church and has served in that position for 36… Read the rest

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Memorial Day service in Turbeville

Posted on May 24, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

A Memorial Day service will be held at The Veterans’ Memorial on Main Street in Turbeville at 11 a.m. May 28. The Roll of Honor, for those East Clarendon veterans who gave their lives in service to our country, will be read and a wreath will be placed at the memorial in their honor. The Ruritan Club and American Legion Post 132 of Turbeville and Post 149 of New Zion are sponsoring the program. We urge all citizens to attend to express their appreciation for the sacrifice of these veterans. Col. (Ret) Larry W. Coker

USC Sumter closed for Memorial Day

Posted on May 24, 2018 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

The University of South Carolina Sumter will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The campus will reopen May 29.

David Julian Lane

Posted on May 24, 2018 11:11 am by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – David Julian Lane, 70, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born Sept. 3, 1947, in Raleigh, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Roy Henry Lane and the late Lillian Pergerson Lane. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and he was the former owner and operator of L&S Marine in Alcolu. He attended Seacoast Church in Manning. He is survived by his son, Robert Kenneth “Robby” Lane (Dana) of Manning; a grandson, Austin Lane of Manning; a sister, Susan Madeline Lane of Manning; a brother, James Robert Lane of Vero… Read the rest

Gibson recognized for 2nd place finish at JAG conference

Posted on May 24, 2018 11:11 am by Staff Reports

Clarendon School District 2 Board Chairman Arthur Moyd, left, and Superintendent John Tindal, right, recognized Xavier Gibson on Tuesday night during the board’s regular meeting for his second place finish in the Overall Team Challenge at the 2018 JAG Career Development Conference.

Clarendon County Community Development Corporation is accepting applications

Posted on May 24, 2018 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation is currently accepting applications for its Emergency Home Repair Program in Clarendon, Sumter and Lee counties. Also, the South Carolina State Housing Authority has issued an update that The Clarendon County CDC can now accept applications for mobile homes for the year 1989 and above. For the mobile homes, the client must own the property and have access to the title. Please call the CDC office at(803) 435.6639 and speak to Pamela Clavon-Brunson for additional information from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

CCTC pins 42 new nurses

Posted on May 24, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Sciences Division pinned May 10 42 nurses, awarding an associate degree in nursing. The Health Sciences Division offers an associate degree in nursing, diplomas in medical assisting and surgical technology; and certificates in massage therapy, medical record coding, patient care technology and pharmacy technology. Health sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the health care industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges. Graduates of the nursing program are prepared for careers as technical nurses in acute care, long-term care or home health settings. Upon completion of the program, students… Read the rest

Mary Bryant Barwick Hill

Posted on May 24, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

Mary Bryant Barwick Hill, 88, widow of Gordon Odell Hill, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at her home. Born October 31, 1929, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Julius Ellison Bryant and the late Edith Ridgeway Bryant. She is survived by two sons, David W. Barwick (Angie) of Summerton and G. Frank Barwick (Brenda) of Eastover; four daughters, Debra Lyons (Paul) and Joyce Barkley (Bruce), both of Sumter, Kathy Alford-Wilson (Butch) of Pinewood and Helen Lynch of Sumter; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; four sisters, Rose Burke (N.C.) of Pinewood, Ruby DuBose of Manning,… Read the rest

Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted on May 24, 2018 6:06 am by Staff Reports

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Book drop-off will be available during the closing.

Pet of the Day: Justin

Posted on May 24, 2018 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Justin is a 3-year-old male, chocolate, Labrador-Weimaraner mix. He is a very sweet boy who loves to go for walks. He is picky about what dogs he likes. He is current on his shots, has been neutered and has tested negative for heartworms. If you have a lot of time to give to this boy, come out and see if he is a fit for you. Come visit this sweet boy and see if he is right for your family. A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday… Read the rest

Today in History: May 24

Posted on May 24, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

919 – The nobles of Franconia and Saxony elect Henry the Fowler at the Imperial Diet in Fritzlar as king of the East Frankish Kingdom. 1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 – Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral. 1487 – The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII’s reign. 1567 – Erik XIV of Sweden and his guards murder five incarcerated Swedish nobles. 1595 – Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed… Read the rest

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