Tornado Watch extended to 9 p.m.

Posted on May 24, 2017 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

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A Tornado Watch issued earlier Wednesday by the National Weather Service that was to expire at 6 p.m. has now been extended through 9 p.m. A watch means that conditions are favorable for tornado or tornado-like weather conditions to form.

Tornado Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted on May 23, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

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The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarendon County and surrounding areas, effective through 11 p.m. Tuesday. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form.

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Clarendon through Thursday morning

Posted on May 22, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

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The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarendon County and surrounding areas effective through 8 a.m. Thursday. Abundant moisture combined with an upper level system and stalled frontal boundary across the region will result in numerous showers and thunderstorms the next couple of days. Heavy rain will be possible at times across the watch area. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts are possible through Wednesday night. Flooding in low lying and flood prone areas will be likely, especially in urban areas. In addition, creeks, streams and rivers may… Read the rest

Manning woman charged with Charlotte man’s murder

Posted on May 19, 2017 11:11 am by Staff Reports

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A 35-year-old Manning woman turned herself into Clarendon County law enforcement Thursday for her alleged role in the death of a Charlotte man nearly two months ago. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced Friday that it has charged Shenika Yvonne James with murder in the killing of 25-year-old Jarel D’Shaun Grace in Charlotte in early April. James is also charged with conspiracy, robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault. According to a report from The Associated Press, James surrendered to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and is awaiting extradition at the Clarendon County Detention Center. According to reports, Grace’s body was… Read the rest

Local law enforcement officers remember slain deputy

Posted on May 17, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Thousands lined the Montana highways on Tuesday as the body of a slain deputy was taken for autopsy. Thousands of miles away, in that deputy’s hometown of Summerton, his law enforcement brethren also mourned, remembering Mason Moore as a man of integrity who never met a stranger. “He was one of the finest officers I ever had the pleasure of working with,” said former Sheriff Randy Garrett, who worked with Moore after coming into office in 2009 and until Moore left for Big Sky Country more than three years ago. “Former Sheriff Keith Josey hired him first, and I kept… Read the rest

Swampcats win State title

Posted on May 16, 2017 8:08 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats defeated Cardinal Newman 3-0 on Tuesday night to clench their second state title in two years.

Summerton man serving as Montana deputy killed in line of duty

Posted on May 16, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

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UPDATE: Local law enforcement officers remember slain deputy A Summerton native was shot and killed Tuesday morning near Three Forks, Montana, where he was serving as a deputy with the local Sheriff’s Office. Dep. Mason Moore had been with the Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office for three years. The Galltin County Sheriff’s Office said two suspects, Marshall Barrus, 38, of Gallatin County, and Lloyd Barrus, 62, of Bakersfield, California, are in custody. Moore reportedly stopped the father and son duo about 3 a.m. Tuesday near Three Forks. Moore had called the incident into dispatchers, but then never called back in. A… Read the rest

Man denied bond on kidnapping, CSC charges

Posted on May 16, 2017 9:09 am by Staff Reports

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A 24-year-old Sumter County man who turned himself into Clarendon County authorities midday Monday will remain in custody at the Clarendon County Detention Center. Officials at the jail said that Roscoe Wade Brown, 24, was denied bond on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a weapon by a felon. Sheriff Tim Baxley said the incident which led to the charges involved a female held against her will May 3 in Clarendon County. The Sheriff’s Office released information about Brown last week in an effort to find him, and… Read the rest

Final: Swampcats

Posted on May 15, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats defeated Cardinal Newman at home on Monday by a final score of 7-4 in the first game of the South Carolina Independent School Association AAA State Championship Title Series.

2 killed in I-95 wreck

Posted on May 13, 2017 11:11 am by Staff Reports

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Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said two Florida men were killed late Friday evening in a one-vehicle wreck near the 122 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95. Rudolfo Carrera Munez de Ville Avicencio, 42, died at the scene of the wreck, which happened about 7:25 p.m. Friday, Mock said. The driver of the vehicle, Emilio Garcia Perez, 60, died about an hour later at McLeod Health Clarendon. Mock said both men were from Naples, Florida. Details on the wreck itself have not been released by the S.C. Highway Patrol. Mock said that autopsies were ordered for both men at the… Read the rest


Scott’s Branch cleared after incident affects several students

Posted on May 11, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Authorities with Clarendon School District 1 are unsure what has caused about seven students to need minor medical attention on Thursday afternoon. Scott’s Branch High School Principal Dr. Gwendolyn Harris said that, as of 12:48 p.m. Thursday, the school is open and that first responders with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office have cleared the building. “We are unsure at the moment what caused the problem, and they are still investigating,” said Harris. “We believe it might be pepper spray that went off.” Harris said the affected students already had other medical issues like asthma. “The students are all right,” she… Read the rest

Tornado Watch canceled

Posted on May 4, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

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A Tornado Watch in effect through 3 a.m. Friday for Clarendon County has been canceled, according to the National Weather Service out of Columbia.

Mack: No touchdowns in Clarendon

Posted on May 4, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Although Tornado Warnijgs have been issued for Clarendon County and a watch has been issued through 3 a.m. Friday, Clarendon County Emergency Services Director Anthony Mack said moments ago that no tornadoes have touched down or hit Clarendon County areas. He said that storms with possible tornadic activity are passing through and over the area, but thus far no tornadoes have touched down.

Tornado Warning declared for Clarendon County

Posted on May 4, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Warning for Clarendon County through 9 p.m.

Officials celebrate ribbon cutting on US 301

Posted on May 4, 2017 2:02 pm by Sharon Hall

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Officials its the state Department of Transportation joined those from Clarendon County on Thursday for a ribbon cutting on U.S. 301 between Manning and Turbeville. Officials at he ceremony said the highway should be open to the public by Friday evening at the latest.

DOT officials: Ribbon cutting won’t mean opening of U.S. 301

Posted on May 3, 2017 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

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A spokesman with the state Department of Transportation said Wednesday that a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held Thursday for the reopening of the U.S. 301 section damaged by the 1,000-year flood in October 2015 will not technically reopen the road to the public. In a clarifying statement, DOT said the road could open as early as Friday – the day after the ceremony – but such an opening to the public could also be delayed by other factors. “The ceremony means we’re getting really close to opening,” said Scott McElveen. “That day was chosen for the ceremony because it… Read the rest

U.S. 301 to reopen Thursday

Posted on May 2, 2017 8:08 am by Staff Reports

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After an official ribbon cutting to be held noon Thursday, U.S. 301 from Turbeville to Manning will officially reopen, bringing to an end more than a year-and-a-half of road repairs caused by the 1,000-year flood in October 2015 and hampered by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Coroner’s Office: ‘No trauma’ in Santee man’s death on lake

Posted on April 28, 2017 7:07 pm by Staff Reports

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The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office will have to wait several weeks to know the cause of death for a man whose body was found off a Lizzie Creek dock on Tuesday evening. Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said Santee resident Gregory Craven, 68, was working on a dock “for someone on our side of the lake, and we’re not sure what happened to him at this time.” Mock said Friday that an autopsy at the Medical University of South Carolina showed that there was no trauma to Craven’s body, and that his office will have to wait on a toxicology report… Read the rest

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

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