Today in History: Monday, Aug. 14

Posted by | August 14, 2017 12:00 am

29 BC – Octavian holds the second of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes. 1040 – King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland. 1183 – Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan (traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei). 1288 – Count Adolf VIII of Berg grants town… Read the rest

400 Clarendon homes without power

Posted by | August 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Duke Energy is reporting about 400 homes in Clarendon County without power as of 5 p.m. Sunday. Estimated time of restoration is about 8:15 p.m. The areas with outages include Summerton, Paxville, Turbeville and their surrounding areas.

Evening Weather: Sunday, Aug. 13

Posted by | August 13, 2017 4:37 pm

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | August 13, 2017 7:20 am

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents. Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call… Read the rest

Morning Weather: Sunday, Aug. 13

Posted by | August 13, 2017 5:37 am

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Pet of the Day: Ranger

Posted by | August 13, 2017 5:17 am

Ranger is a 2-year-old, male, border-collie mix. He is white with black spots. He is neutered, up to date on vaccines and has tested negative for heart worms. He is energetic and very affectionate and searching for his forever home. His adoption fee is $125 with an approved application. You can see Ranger, Badger and their friends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. We have numerous pets available for adoption. To drop off an animal, call (803) 473-7075 for an appointment. If you’ve lost… Read the rest

Adult Education to begin fall classes Aug. 22

Posted by | August 13, 2017 5:11 am

Clarendon County Adult Education will begin day program offerings for the 2017-18 school year on Aug. 22. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. at the F.E. DuBose Career Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Student orientation will be held 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23. Both sessions are required of all students. Each session lasts about three hours. For more information, call (803) 473-2531.

Library to close for eclipse

Posted by | August 13, 2017 12:19 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close Aug. 21 due to the total solar eclipse that will happen that day. The library will from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Today in History: Sunday, Aug. 13

Posted by | August 13, 2017 12:00 am

29 BC – Octavian holds the first of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes. 523 – John I becomes the new Pope after the death of Pope Hormisdas. 554 – Emperor Justinian I rewards Liberius for his long and distinguished service in the Pragmatic Sanction, granting him extensive estates in Italy. 582 – Maurice becomes Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire. 900 – Count Reginar I of Hainault rises against Zwentibold of Lotharingia and slays him near present-day Susteren. 1516 – The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I… Read the rest

Evening Weather: Saturday, Aug. 12

Posted by | August 12, 2017 4:37 pm

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


James Kelton Floyd

Posted by | August 12, 2017 2:41 pm

James Kelton Floyd, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Olanta Baptist Church, with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Floyd Funeral Home, and other times at the home, 316 Magnolia Ave. in Olanta. Born in Olanta, he was a son of the late J. Kelly Floyd and Colene Ham Floyd. Kelton graduated from Olanta High School as a member of the Class of 1952, where he played high school baseball and American Legion baseball with… Read the rest

4 kittens free to good homes

Posted by | August 12, 2017 1:17 pm

These four kittens were found at a home in Sumter. Those who found them are unsure where the mother cat is, but they appear to be about four to six weeks old. They are sweet, but shy. Looking for homes for all of them, either together or separately. Text (803) 410-3268. Do not call.

Turbeville resident takes control of SC Highway Patrol troop

Posted by | August 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Capt. Billy “B.K.” Floyd has assumed the leadership of South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop 1, which features his home county. A resident of Turbeville, Floyd will lead a troop that patrols Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland and Sumter counties. Floyd was one of three South Carolina law enforcement officers to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, a 10-week program from which he graduated on March 17. Only 1 percent of the nation’s law enforcement officers have completed the program. In his new role, Floyd replaces Capt. Rickie D. Grubbs, who was assigned to a newly created post of… Read the rest

Summer rains eliminate drought status for 5 counties

Posted by | August 12, 2017 10:29 am

Agricultural officials brought encouraging news to the South Carolina Drought Response Committee on Friday, with several crops reporting the potential for the highest yields in many years. After reviewing the agricultural and forest fire conditions, and the levels in the rivers, lakes and groundwater, the South Carolina Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call, removed the drought declaration for Aiken, Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg and York counties. However, spotty summer rainfall has not been enough to eliminate the drought statewide. Counties in the Upstate and Central Savannah region – Abbeville, Barnwell, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda and Union… Read the rest

Guilty Pleas: Aug. 7-11

Posted by | August 12, 2017 7:03 am

Circuit Court Judge D. Craig Brown heard the following guilty pleas during a term of General Sessions Court held Aug. 7-11 at the Clarendon County Courthouse in Manning. Ty Marquis Bennett of 3197 Arlen Road in Manning pleaded guilty Aug. 9 to larceny or breaking into motor vehicle or tanks, pumps where fuel, lubricants are stored, receiving a sentence of three years in prison, suspended to three days in jail, time-served and two years’ probation. Bennett served two days at the Clarendon County Detention Center after his arrest July 3, according to the Clarendon County Public Court Index. Andrew Billups… Read the rest

Clarendon 3 welcomes new employees at board meeting

Posted by | August 12, 2017 5:30 am

Clarendon School District 3 welcomed new employees on Thursday night during the Board of Trustees’ regular meeting in Turbeville. From left to right are East Clarendon English teacher Charlene McKnight; Walker Gamble Elementary School art teacher Jessie Welch; Clarendon 3 music teacher Angel Mock; Walker Gamble Elementary School second-grade teacher Devyn Gibbons; Walker Gamble Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Amanda Williamson; East Clarendon Middle School seventh-grade social studies teacher Danielle McElveen; East Clarendon Middle-High School Media Specialist Laura Ward; Walker Gamble Elementary School third-grade teacher Brandon Shaw; Walker Gamble Elementary School K5 teacher Kelsey Hughes; East Clarendon agriculture teacher Chris White;… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Badger

Posted by | August 12, 2017 5:09 am

Come meet Badger at A Second Chance Animal Shelter! He is a 5-month-old, male, gray tabby cat. He is neutered, up to date on vaccines and has tested negative for feline leukemia. He is quite the character when he’s expressing his wild, playful side, but he is very affectionate and doesn’t seem to mind being held. The current adoption fee for cats is only $50 with an approved application. You can see Badger, Ranger and their friends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. We have numerous pets available… Read the rest

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