CCFD fighting fire at Edward Wood Products

Posted on April 19, 2018 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

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The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently fighting a fire at Edward Wood Products in Alcolu. According to a source, mulch piles at the company have caught fire. It is unknown if any structures are being threatened. (Photo provided by Kelly Weeter Lambert)

Deputies searching for man wanted for breaking into vehicle, possession of stolen property

Posted on April 13, 2018 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

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Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley announced Friday that deputies are searching for a man wanted for breaking into a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property of a value less than $2,000. Baxley said in a statement on social media that Harry Stewart has a known address of 1537 Jackson Road in Clarendon County, but that he is also known to stay at 1468 Kenwood Road in Clarendon County. Those with any information as to his whereabouts are asked to call (803) 435-4414. Callers may remain anonymous.

Body found on interstate

Posted on March 31, 2018 10:10 am by Staff Reports


Clarendon County Interim Coroner Bucky Mock said his office is unsure whether foul play has anything to do with the discovery of a man’s body under the Exit 119 overpass on Interstate 95 on Friday afternoon. “We sent the body for an autopsy today,” said Mock on Saturday. “We are unsure whether foul play was involved but will know more later.” Mock deferred to law enforcement when asked how the body was found. The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately available. Mock said he believes he already has the identity of the person found. “We believe it is a… Read the rest

2 injured, 1 sought in nightclub shooting

Posted on March 20, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

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The search is on for a man that Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputies say is wanted for his role in a shooting early Sunday morning that injured two Clarendon residents. According to reports, an unknown black male fired 12 shots at the Space Place Cafe and Lounge on Greeleyville Highway about 1:43 a.m. Sunday. Investigators reported that two men were hit during the shooting. One victim was shot in both legs and was taken to Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter; the other was shot in his left leg and was transported to McLeod Health Clarendon. Anyone with knowledge about this incident… Read the rest

Fire destroys Manning home, residents make it out safely

Posted on March 2, 2018 10:10 am by Tommy Wampler

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Around 2:09 a.m. Friday morning, the Manning Fire Department responded to a call from Eric Morris of 263 Manchester Road in Manning. “I was woken up by a loud popping sound and I thought someone was trying to break in so I got up to investigate. Our 6 month old grandchild had been staying the night so I had to make sure my family was safe.” It’s then that he saw the flames above his head. He woke up his family to get them out as quickly as he could while the blaze continued to spread above their heads. All… Read the rest

Lisa Justice named as new director of F.E. Dubose Career Center

Posted on March 1, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

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Central Carolina Technical College has named Lisa Justice to serve as the new Director of the F.E. Dubose Career Center effective March 1, 2018. CCTC President Dr. Michael Mikota said, “I am confident Ms. Justice will make the college proud in her key role as Director of the F.E. DuBose Career Center. For the last two and a half years, she has excelled as the Director of Clarendon County Adult Education. Her experience and impeccable character will undoubtedly advance the college further in Clarendon County.” Justice is a school administrator with over 25 years in classroom and leadership experience in… Read the rest

Charles J. Mock Jr. sworn in as Clarendon County Coroner Feb. 28

Posted on February 28, 2018 10:10 am by Tommy Wampler

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By Executive Order No. 2018-09, filed on Feb. 21, 2018, with the Secretary of State’s Office, Governor Henry McMaster, due to the recent death of Hayes F. Samuels Jr., appointed Deputy Coroner Charles J. Mock Jr. as Coroner of Clarendon County. Mock was sworn into office Feb. 28, 2018 at the Clarendon County Courthouse by The Honorable Ferrell Cothran.

Police Chief: Kids safe at Manning High, no active incidents

Posted on February 20, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports


Clarendon School District 2 officials have been fielding calls about an “active shooter incident” at Manning High School. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Danny McCathern said Tuesday morning, however, that no such incident exists. “We have a report early this morning that a student maybe had a weapon,” McCathern said. “Law enforcement came out to the school and searched the student. They determined it was not a credible threat and that they wouldn’t arrest the student.” Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said the student allegedly made some jokes about the shooting in Florida on Friday. “The school handled that situation, I believe… Read the rest

Fatal wreck victim identified

Posted on February 11, 2018 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

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The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a 77-year-old Manning man killed Saturday night. John Eaddy was pronounced dead at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, said Acting Coroner Bucky Mock. An earlier report said the victim perished at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, but Mock said he received the call from Trident. For more on this story, see CLICK HERE.

1 dead, 1 jailed after fatal wreck

Posted on February 11, 2018 10:10 am by Staff Reports

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One man is dead and another is in custody at the Clarendon County Detention Center after a two-vehicle wreck on Silver Road near Raccoon Road. Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol said that Anthony Lamonth Jones, 62, of Manning, has been charged with one count each of felony DUI resulting in death and felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury due to his alleged role in the fatal wreck, which happened about 6:05 p.m. Saturday. Southern said the driver of a 2013 Ford SUV sustained injuries at the scene and was transported to McLeod Health Clarendon before… Read the rest

Manning store owner charged with tax evasion, faces 15 years in prison

Posted on February 9, 2018 4:04 am by Staff Reports

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The owner of a Manning tobacco store faces up to 15 years in prison after authorities charged him Thursday with tax evasion. The South Carolina Department of Revenue released a statement Thursday saying that Ibrahim Said, owner and operator of Express Discount Tobacco on Paxville Highway in Manning, had been charged with three counts of tax evasion. He was arrested and taken to the Clarendon County Detention Center, the release stated. Said allegedly, from 2014-16, filed his business’ monthly sales tax returns and reported gross sales totaling $774,183. An investigation by the Department of Revenue found his actual sales for… Read the rest

Deputies seeking suspect who forced himself into home, assaulted homeowner

Posted on February 7, 2018 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

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The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information o the whereabouts of Dennis Mills, a 52-year-old male living at 1221 Landing Road in Manning. Mills was allegedly involved in an incident in the early morning hours of Feb. 5 where he allegedly forced his way into a victim’s door on Davis Street. Mills allegedly assaulted the victim in the home. He has outstanding warrants for second-degree assault and battery and first-degree burglary. If you have any information regarding Mills’ whereabouts, call (803) 435-4414. Callers may remain anonymous.

2 dead, 50 injured after Amtrak train wreck in Columbia

Posted on February 4, 2018 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Two people have died after an Amtrak train carrying 139 passengers from New York To Miami smashed into a freight train and derailed in Columbia. More than 50 of the other passengers are confirmed injured, though the extent of those injuries are unknown. Seven people have reportedly been transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. The collision happened about 2:30 a.m. Saturday between Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road. Amtrak released a brief statement confirming the crash, saying “Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 a.m. in… Read the rest

Sheriff: Man charged with 3 counts’ armed robbery

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

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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


Posted on January 25, 2018 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Breaking News: Clarendon Hall closes due to Flu

Posted on January 23, 2018 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Due to the number of flu cases we currently have, Clarendon Hall School will be closed tomorrow through Friday this week. We hope that in doing this, everyone will take the opportunity to stay home and get well. ALL extracurricular activities are canceled as well, to include the SCISA Spelling Bee, basketball practice, games and Powder Puff game. The games scheduled for tonight will be played.

Baxley: Newest cell phone scam targets AT&T customers, calls show victim’s own number

Posted on January 20, 2018 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Local law enforcement is warning residents about a new phone scam in which the victim gets a call from themselves. Sheriff Tim Baxley said Friday evening that certain AT&T wireless customers have been getting calls from an “automated system that shows up on the caller ID as their own number.” An automated message claims to be from AT&T, with a notice that the wireless account has been flagged for security purposes. The message asks the selected victim to enter the last four digits of the primary account holder’s Social Security Number. “AT&t has confirmed this is a scam,” said Baxley.… Read the rest

City experiencing water main break on Greeleyville Highway near bicycle plant

Posted on January 19, 2018 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Manning Mayor Julia Nelson announced Friday moring that a water main has broken on S.C. 261 near Kent Bicycle plant due to lower-than-normal temperatures. “During the repair, water servie will be interrupted for a few hours,” Nelson said. “This will impact the area behind the Corner Store, the Cornerstone (Fellowship Free Will Baptist) Church and areas beyond toward the Greeleyville Highway,” Nelson said.

Coroner Hayes Samuels has passed away

Posted on January 17, 2018 10:10 am by Staff Reports


Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels, owner and operator of Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning, passed away Wednesday morning. will have more information as it becomes available.

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