Man found dead in Summerton area near lake

Posted on April 25, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

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The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office responded earlier to reports of a man found dead in the water off his dock in the Summerton area near Lake Marion. Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said late Tuesday night that the man’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of his family. He said that Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to the area about 6 p.m., and that the Coroner’s Office was called about two hours later. “There’s not a lot of information that I can give out at this time,” he said. Manninglive.com will have more information when it is available.… Read the rest

Flood Advisory issued for part of Clarendon County

Posted on April 24, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

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The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Flood Advisory for southwestern Clarendon County in central South Carolina until 11:15 p.m. Monday. At 9:19 p.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Locations that could be affected include Summerton, Lake Marion and the North Santee areas.

Severe Weather Alert issued for Clarendon County

Posted on April 18, 2017 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Weather Alert for Clarendon County effective through 7:30 p.m. According to reports, a strong thunderstorm could affect south central Clarendon and east central Orangeburg counties. At 6:38 p.m., a strong thunderstorm was located near eastern Lake Marion, or 16 miles south of Manning, moving west at 5 mph. Winds gusts of up to 50 mph and half-inch hail are possible with this storm. If you are on or near Lake Marion, you are advised to get out of the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out… Read the rest

214 homes without power in Manning area

Posted on April 14, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Duke Progress Energy is reporting about 214 homes without power in the Manning area due to a blown transformer off Sunset Drive. Customers affected include residents of Pine Knoll subdivision and surrounding areas. The estimated time of restoration is 10 p.m. Manninglive.com will have more information as it becomes available.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Clarendon County

Posted on April 5, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

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The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Clarendon County effective through 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Clarendon 3 schools to dismiss early

Posted on April 5, 2017 11:11 am by Staff Reports

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Clarendon School District 3 schools will dismiss early Wednesday due to incoming inclement weather. Walker-Gamble Elementary School will dismiss at 1 p.m., while East Clarendon will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.

Sheriff’s Office seeking suspects posing as FEMA, utility workers to burgle homes

Posted on April 4, 2017 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for two suspects who have allegedly committed burglaries while posing as workers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Sheriff Tim Baxley said two white males driving a small white truck with green stripes on the doors went to two homes on March 30, using the deception to commit the alleged thefts. “At the first home on Burgess Road, in Williamsburg County, the subjects posed as FEMA workers saying they were assessing damage due to Hurricane Matthew,” he said. One of the suspects allegedly distracted the victim as the other entered the home… Read the rest

Summerton woman to serve 35 years for murder of Manning man, co-defendant receives 13 years

Posted on April 4, 2017 11:11 am by Staff Reports

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A Summerton woman charged nearly two years ago for her role in the death of a missing Manning man will spend the next 35 years of her life in prison. Shanta Arleene Reason, 36, of 1029 Antler Drive in Summerton, pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of murder and armed robbery, with 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran sentencing her to 35 years and 30 years, respectively, for those offenses. A co-defendant, Travis Terrill Starks, 27, of 6426 Bill Davis Road in Summerton, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder, receiving a revocation of already ongoing probation… Read the rest


Tornado Watch declared for Clarendon County

Posted on April 3, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

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The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Watch effective until 9 p.m. Monday for Clarendon County and surrounding areas in the midlands. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to form.

Judge Dingle wins 1st Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant

Posted on April 1, 2017 10:10 pm by Kedrick Johnson

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Judge James “Judge Jingle” Dingle was crowned the winner of the Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant held Saturday night at Palmetto Air Plantation as a fundraiser for Clarendon Habitat for Humanity. Dingle and 16 other contestants helped raise more than $18,000 through sponsorships and votes for the pageant. Photography was provided by Star5 Photography owner Kedrick Johnson. Check back throughout the rest of the weekend for more photos of our “beauties.”

Hazardous Weather Outlook extended into Friday morning

Posted on March 31, 2017 3:03 am by Staff Reports

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The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County and surrounding areas for Friday morning. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible early Friday as an upper-level system and associated cold front push through the region. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts and possible large hail.

Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for isolated storms, wind gusts

Posted on March 30, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

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The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County and other areas in the midlands for today and tonight. Forecasts are calling for isolated strong to severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon as a warm front lifts north into the region. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts and possible large hail.

Habitat Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant to feature Gamecock Final Four game

Posted on March 27, 2017 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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With the Gamecocks playing Saturday night, the Clarendon Cover Girls womanless beauty pageant will be showing the game on a big screen before the “beauties” take the stage. The game will begin at 6 p.m., so come have a beer and watch the Gamecocks make history, and the pageant will start at 7:30 p.m., or when the game is finished, whichever is first. Tickets for the pageant are $50 per couple or $30 per single person.

Say hello to Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival 2017 Madelyn Heathcott

Posted on March 25, 2017 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Madelyn Heathcott was crowned Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival 2017 on Saturday night at East Clarendon High School. Anna Logan Hooks was 1st runner-up; Delaney Cranshaw was 2nd runner-up; and Kimmie McCall was 3rd runner-up. Manninglive.com will have more winners throughout the rest of the weekend.

Wide load restriction to take effect Monday on southbound I-95 in Clarendon County

Posted on March 24, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

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The state Department of Transportation will start a wide load restriction beginning Monday on a portion of Interstate 95 southbound in Clarendon County in order to work on the southbound bridge over Lake Marion near Santee. The project includes replacing the concrete approach slabs; painting all of the steel underneath the bridge; installing guardrails along the bridge railings; resealing all bridge deck joints; and repairing concrete issues on the deck. During this phase of the work, no loads wider than 10 feet will be allowed to pass, but will be required to exit at Exit 119 of I-95 and follow… Read the rest

3 charged with armed robbery after holding up Sumter man with pellet gun

Posted on March 20, 2017 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Three Manning men were denied bond over the weekend at the Clarendon County Detention Center for their alleged roles in the armed robbery of a 38-year-old Sumter man at a local gas station about 9:50 p.m. Friday. Markel Antonio Dennis, 19, of 205 Major Drive in Manning, Dominic Javon White, 17, of 504 S. Boundary St. in Manning, and Tykeem Davon Bradley, 17, of 1383 Meagen Lane in Manning, are facing one count each of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, the victim approached police at a… Read the rest

Say hello to Young Miss Striped Bass Festival 2017 Campbell LeAnn Proctor

Posted on March 18, 2017 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Campbell LeAnn Proctor was crowned Young Miss Striped Bass Festival 2017 on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium. Winners will be posted throughout the rest of the weekend, along with galleries of contestants, and we ask that parents be patient as we get all pictures up.

Say hello to Teen Miss Striped Bass Festival 2017 Katherine Grace Bryant

Posted on March 18, 2017 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Katherine Grace Bryant was crowned Teen Miss Striped Bass Festival 2017 on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium. Winners will be posted throughout the rest of the weekend, along with galleries of contestants, and we ask that parents be patient as we get all pictures up.

Say hello to Miss Striped Bass Festival 2017 Tolley Adele Horton

Posted on March 18, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Tolley Adele Horton was crowned Miss Striped Bass Festival 2017 on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium. Winners will be posted throughout the rest of the weekend, along with galleries of contestants, and we ask that parents be patient as we get all pictures up.

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