Today in History: Thursday, April 27

Posted on April 27, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

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33 BC – Lucius Marcius Philippus, step-brother to the future emperor Augustus, celebrates a triumph for his victories while serving as governor in one of the provinces of Hispania. 395 – Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity. 629 – Shahrbaraz is crowned as king of the Sasanian Empire. 711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus). 1296 – First War of Scottish Independence: John Balliol’s… Read the rest

Santee man found dead at Lizzie Creek dock

Posted on April 26, 2017 10:10 am by Staff Reports

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The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for a 68-year-old Santee man who was found dead late Tuesday evening in the Lizzie Creek area of Lake Marion in Clarendon County. Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said the body of Gregory Craven will be taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston on Friday for an autopsy. “He builds docks for a living and he was working on a dock for someone on our side of the lake,” said Mock of the Santee resident. “We are not sure what happened to him at this time.” Mock said that… Read the rest

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted on April 26, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

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The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email

CDC to hold Gigantic Yard Sale, iPad drawing

Posted on April 26, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

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The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a gigantic yard sale and iPad drawing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 next to the Clarendon County Council on Aging on South Church Street. Participants in the drawing do not have to be present to win. There will be men, women and children’s clothes, housewares and other items at the yard sale. If you would like to donate gently used items to the yard sale or make a donation, please call (803) 435-6639 to schedule a time to drop-off items and donations. The Clarendon County CDC is a non-profit… Read the rest

Today in History: Wednesday, April 26

Posted on April 26, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

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1336 – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux. 1478 – The Pazzi family attack Lorenzo de’ Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in Florence Cathedral. 1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown). 1607 – English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia. 1721 – A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz. 1777 – Sybil Ludington, aged 16, rides 40 miles to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British regular forces 1794 – Battle of Beaumont during the Flanders Campaign of the War… Read the rest

Smith-Furse wedding

Posted on April 25, 2017 7:07 pm by Submitted by Reader

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Cameron Elizabeth Smith and Ladson Blythe Furse were united in marriage Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Episcopal Church on Edisto in Edisto Island. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Dennis Smith of Greenville, and the maternal granddaughter of James Clarence McHale and the late Trudy Love Beach McHale of Greenville and the late Vernon Lloyd Beach of Walterboro. She is the paternal granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Howard Smith of Greenville. She received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina and is employed as a property… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall fourth-graders visit Camp Leopold

Posted on April 25, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

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Clarendon Hall teacher Evelyn Shuler led the school’s fourth-graders on Monday on a field trip to Camp Leopold, which is operated by the South Carolina Waterfowl Association at Camp Woodie in Rimini. Despite the rain, the class learned about nature in the area, and school officials want to thank the Camp Leopold staff for the wonderful opportunity given to them.

Sam Peter Dukes Jr.

Posted on April 25, 2017 2:02 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

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Sam Peter Dukes Jr. 66, died Monday, April 24, 2017, at his home, 2023 Joseph Lemon and Dingle Road in Manning. Born June 12, 1950, in Jordan, he was a son of the late Same Peter Dukes Sr. and Azalea McKinney Dukes. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Elizabeth “Liz” Dukes, 6284 Moses Dingle Road in Jordan. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

SC man wins lottery, says he wants to fish more

Posted on April 25, 2017 11:11 am by The Associated Press

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A Sumter man is $1 million dollars richer after playing the state lottery. He bought a $10 “My Million Dollar” scratch off ticket at the S and S Tobacco Store at the corner of Lafayette Drive and Myrtle Street in Sumter. The man, whose identity was not released by lottery officials, said he wants to quit his job and fish more. The win leaves one top prize of $1 million remaining in that game.

$2,000 awarded to 3rd place winners in Striped Bass Fishing Tournament

Posted on April 25, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

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Chris Brunson and Noah Scurry won $2,000 and 3rd place in the Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament presented Saturday by Santee Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on Lake Marion as part of the 38th annual Striped Bass Festival. The pair was presented the check by Dennis Craven of Santee Automotive.

Turbeville to hold meeting on possible Rec Department merger with county

Posted on April 25, 2017 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Turbeville Town Council will hold a meeting Wednesday to assess the “how and why” of possibly joining the town’s Recreation Department to the county’s, said Turbeville Town Administrator Rodney Johnson. The meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Turbeville Town Hall. “What we’re doing is more or less an informational meeting to talk about the possibility,” Johnson said. “The possibility is merging with the county program. We’re just going to talk about it.” Johnson said that most of the kids who participate in Turbeville’s program don’t live within town limits. “They’re county residents, so it makes sense sooner or… Read the rest

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