Monthly Archives: July 2018

Today in History

Posted on July 3, 2018 5:05 am by Staff Reports

1775 George Washington takes command of the Continental Army.
1790 In Paris, the Marquis de Condorcet proposes granting civil rights to women.
1844 American ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiates a commercial treaty with China.
1863 Confederate forces attack the center of the Union line at Gettysburg, but fail to break it.
1878 John Wise flies the first dirigible in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
1901 The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, commits its last American robbery near Wagner, Montana, taking $65,000 from a Great Northern train.
1903 The first cable across the Pacific Ocean is spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.… Read the rest


Officer killed in accident on I-95 bridge over Lake Marion

Posted on July 2, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

Officer Carl Wiggins, a part time police officer with the Town of Summerton, was killed early Monday morning in North Santee on the I-95 near the crest of the bridge as it crosses Lake Marion. Traffic on I-95 was stopped for more than three hours as emergency personnel responded to the accident.

According to Lt. Bob Beres of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Wiggins stopped his Chevy Blazer in the right-hand lane of southbound I-95 near mile marker 100. An 18-wheel tractor trailer struck Wiggins’ Blazer from behind.

“The driver [of the Blazer], who was entrapped, died on impact,” said … Read the rest


Musician wanted

Posted on July 2, 2018 6:06 pm by Submitted by Reader

Taw Caw Baptist Church in Summerton is seeking a musician. If interested, please call (803) 485-8153 and leave a message.


If you have information, call (803) 435-4414

Posted on July 2, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted via Facebook

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying this vehicle. This vehicle was inside the fence at the storage units located near Greeleyville Hwy./ Bloomville Rd. at or near the time of a storage unit being broken into on 05/23/2018. Bolt cutters were left at the scene. If you have any information, please contact the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at 803-435-4414. Thanks and please share.


Duckfest activities announced

Posted on July 2, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

Summerton Revitalization Commission and Duckfest Committee plan third annual Summerton Duckfest Festival with Farmers Telephone Cooperative as their Title Sponsor.
SUMMERTON, SC — The Summerton Duckfest Committee has announced a variety of events that will comprise the 2018 edition of the annual fall festival celebrating Summerton as the Duck Capital of South Carolina. 
Facebook Page: Summerton Duckfest
Email: duckfestfun@gmail.com
Co-Chair: Christina Darby
“This is our third Duckfest and we expect it to be bigger and better than ever!” Summerton Duckfest Chairman Mac Bagnal said. “The events our committee has planned will offer activities for everyone and will showcase the great
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Victim identified from early morning wreck on I-95 S

Posted on July 2, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

North Santee – A 63-year-old Holly Hill man was killed early Monday morning in a two-vehicle accident on the Interstate 95 bridge crossing Lake Marion at the 100 S mile marker, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.

“The driver who was entrapped died on impact,” Mock said Monday afternoon. “The driver was wearing a seat belt.”

Mock identified the driver of the pickup truck as Carl Wiggins of Holly Hill, SC

Mock said an autopsy would not be held; however toxicology results are pending.

Lt. Bob Beres of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the Chevy Blazer driven by … Read the rest


Posted on July 2, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email


Fatality on I 95 near mile marker 100

Posted on July 2, 2018 11:11 am by Manning Live

Southbound on I 95 near mile marker 100 there has been a fatality on the Santee Bridge.

One lane is open. Please be careful of first responders who are on the scene.


Posted on July 1, 2018 6:06 am by Submitted by Reader


Cornerstone Fellowship FWB Church’s pastor is Rev. John Matthews

Posted on July 1, 2018 4:04 am by Laura Stone

Reverend John Matthews was born and raised in Manning. He entered the U.S. Army after high school, where he became an analyst with Military Intelligence. During his 16 years there, he earned the Bronze Star, taking a medical retirement after the Gulf War.

While in the Army, Matthews took college courses, first earning an associate degree in civil engineering and eventually a PhD in philosophy from West Texas A&M.

After his military retirement, Matthews turned down the opportunity to continue his intelligence work with government agencies. Instead he chose to return home to Manning to be with his family in … Read the rest


Today in history

Posted on July 1, 2018 1:01 am by Manning Live

1453 France defeats England at Castillon, France, ending the Hundred Years’ War.
1762 Peter III of Russia is murdered and his wife, Catherine II, takes the throne.
1785 France limits the importation of goods from Britain.
1791 National Guard troops open fire on a crowd of demonstrators in Paris.
1799 Ottoman forces, supported by the British, capture Aboukir, Egypt from the French.
1801 The U.S. fleet arrives in Tripoli.
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British at Rochefort, France.
1821 Andrew Jackson becomes the governor of Florida.
1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaces General Joseph E. Johnston with General
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