Monthly Archives: June 2018

Harvin County Library will close for the July 4 holiday

Posted on June 26, 2018 6:06 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close for Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 and reopen on Thursday, 9 a.m. July 5, 2018. For more information, please call the library at (803) 435-8633.


Today in History: June 26

Posted on June 26, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

4 AD – Augustus adopts Tiberius.
221 – Roman emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
363 – Roman emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sasanian Empire.
684 – Pope Benedict II is chosen.
699 – En no Ozuno, a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu Ōshima.
1243 – Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse Dağ.
1295 – Przemysł II crowned king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white … Read the rest


600-plus homes without power in Clarendon

Posted on June 25, 2018 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

Duke Energy and Santee Electric are reporting more than 600 homes collectively without power in Clarendon County. According to Duke, about 589 households are without power down U.S. 15 between Sumter and Paxville. The estimated time of restoration for Duke customers is 11:45 p.m. No estimated time of restoration has been given for SEC customers.


School district employee faces assault and battery charge

Posted on June 25, 2018 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

A Manning woman employed with Clarendon School District 1 faces up to 30 days in jail and a fine of $500 after being charged over the weekend with third-degree assault and battery.
An incident report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office indicates that a 27-year-old Sumter woman alleged to deputies that Shamekia Shantell Oliver, 30, and two other women attacked her outside the China Wok on Pinewood Road in Sumter about 1:34 a.m. Sunday.
Oliver told deputies that she and the victim were arguing and that the victim pulled her hair, after which the pair began to fight. Oliver also … Read the rest


Manning Rotary holds annual dinner

Posted on June 25, 2018 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Manning Rotary Club held their annual dinner social last Thursday evening.

Paul Floyd was awarded Rotarian of the year. He is the longest serving Rotarian in Manning with 58 years of service.

Judge James Dingle was given his Paul Harris Fellow plus one pin.

Over the course of the past year, Manning Rotary has participated in many projects but those of particular note include: The Happy Feet Project (providing new coats and shoes to children in need), The Secret Santa Project (supplying gifts to children at Turbeville’s Children’s Home), Adopt a Highway, and the Dictionary Project. Manning Rotary also provided … Read the rest


June Manning City Council meeting

Posted on June 25, 2018 4:04 pm by Laura Stone

A public hearing for the Manning budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, was held Monday night. The new budget includes a millage increase of 3.6%, the first millage increase in three years. The increase equates to $28 per $100,000 of home value. There were no water, sewer or sanitation increases.

The new budget incorporates a 2% pay increase for employees with an annual salary over $35,000. Retirement funding will increase by 1% and insurance premiums will increase by 8.1%.

The utility fund will be $3,355,950 and the general fund will be $4,912,850 with a total budget of $8,268,800 … Read the rest


Posted on June 25, 2018 1:01 pm by Cindy Risher


Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Clarendon

Posted on June 25, 2018 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 7 p.m. for Clarendon County. A Watch means conditions are favorable for a Severe Thunderstorm to form.


Students from Clarendon County named to the Dean’s List at CSU

Posted on June 25, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The following Clarendon County students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester at Charleston Southern University:

Robert Lewis Hinson of Manning a senior majoring in Biology, Wildlife Emphasis.

Nancy Mchaley Fleming of Manning, a senior majoring in Biology, Preprofessional Emphasis.

Sarah Elizabeth Farmer of Manning, a senior majoring in Accounting.

Emily Morgan Richburg of Manning, a senior majoring in Psychology.

Ryan Lee Hinson of Manning, a senior majoring in Criminal Justice.

Patricia Lynn Barbely of Manning, a freshman majoring in Political Science.

Flury Dariann Wilson of New Zion, a senior majoring in Biology, Preprofessional Emphasis.… Read the rest


Get healthy in Summerton

Posted on June 25, 2018 11:11 am by Laura Stone

Summerton has a new gym downtown. Shermica Stukes-Session and Shakira Smith have opened Get Right Training, LLC, at 2 N. Cantey Street and their business is growing rapidly.

Stukes-Session is a Summerton native. She graduated from Scott’s Branch in 1998 and earned a degree in organizational management from Morris College. She began a personal fitness journey and found her second career.

Certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, Stukes-Sessions is also a Certified Nutritional Specialist. She has a strong desire to help the community.

“Last year, we lost a lot of young people to illnesses I … Read the rest


Walker Gamble Elementary 4th Quarter All-A Honor Roll

Posted on June 25, 2018 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The following students were named to the All-A Honor Roll for the 4th Quarter of the 2017-18 school year at Walker-Gamble Elementary Schoool.

FIRST GRADE
Olivia Benton, Jahvick Brown, Taylor Brown, Callie Jess Coker, Emmie Coker Karsyn Coker, Dalton Filyaw,, Breelyn Goff, Allison Gossard, Ty’Jheria Graham, Preston Hammett, Manasrion Hammond, Emmersyn Hicks, Olivia Holladay, Britton Johnson, Kamron Jones, Liam Jordan, Wyatt Kirby, Mason Lee, Ava McClary, Kamryn McCray, Leah McKenzie, Carsten Mellette, Jada Miles, Layla Oxendine, Drayton Partee, Taylor Royall, Aubree Sullivan and Gage Wirtz.

SECOND GRADE
Kayden Atkinson, Rivers Baird, Kaylee Barwick, Blaine Cannon, Will Eaddy, Mason Floyd Ben … Read the rest


Doggie quilt fundraiser for A Second Chance Animal Shelter

Posted on June 25, 2018 9:09 am by Submitted by Reader

Come see this beautiful “Doggie Quilt,” which is currently on display at TheMonkeyGrinder. For a donation of $10, you will receive a chance to win this whimsical lap quilt. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the spay and neuter program at A Second Chance Animal Shelter. The drawing will be held June 30, and the winner will be notified by phone.


Berry named to USC Aiken Dean’s List

Posted on June 25, 2018 8:08 am by Staff Reports

Turbeville resident Malorie Berry has been named to the University of South Carolina Aiken Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester. To earn this distinction, Berry had to be enrolled as a full-time student and maintain a GPA of at least 3.5. Berry is a graduate of East Clarendon High School who is majoring in business administration.


Today’s Weather: Monday, June 25

Posted on June 25, 2018 4:04 am by Staff Reports

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 103. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Residents graduate from Charleston Southern University

Posted on June 25, 2018 2:02 am by Staff Reports

Several area residents received degrees from Charleston Southern University during commencement exercises held May 5 in North Charleston. They included Manning residents Adrianna Chapman and Robert Hinson; and Santee resident Terrance Void.


Today in History: June 25

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

524 – The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.
841 – In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine.
1258 – War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Acre, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet sailing to relieve Acre.
1530 – At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.
1658 – Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at … Read the rest


Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect through 10:30 p.m.

Posted on June 24, 2018 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning in effect through 10:30 p.m. Sunday for Clarendon County. Hazards could include 70 mph wind gusts and penny-size hail.


Summerton Rotary’s founders

Posted on June 24, 2018 1:01 pm by Cindy Risher

The Summerton Rotary Club was founded in 2006 by Cleve Dowell, William Johnson and George Summers. The club meets each Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. at St. Matthias Church located at 9 N. Dukes Street in Summerton.


Posted on June 24, 2018 9:09 am by Cindy Risher


Father Denman Isgett is the newest rector at St. Matthias

Posted on June 24, 2018 5:05 am by Laura Stone

Father Denman Isgett is the newest rector at St. Matthias Church in Summerton. However, being an Anglican pastor is his second career.

Isgett was born in Columbia and was raised in Fort Motte. Born into a fundamental Episcopal church, he developed a respect and love for God and for the vestments of the church.

After graduating from high school, Isgett went to college at Clemson, where he earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in agronomy. He then worked in management and with agronomic aspects of commercial vegetable production in the Southeast.

Isgett worked in Georgia for six months … Read the rest


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