Charles William Brunson

Posted by | August 11, 2017 12:04 pm

SUMMERTON – Charles William “Bill” Brunson, 75, husband of Phyllis McCabe Brunson, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House. Born Dec. 5, 1941, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Clifton Charles Brunson and Madeline Clark Brunson. He was a member of Little Star Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors besides his wife of Summerton include two daughters, Sonya Seitz (Michael) of Manning and Lisa Reed (Junior) of Pinewood; a brother, Don C. Brunson (Lindy) of Summerton; a sister, Clifford Ann Schmidt of Sumter; five grandchildren, Blake Baxley, Hanna Lewis (Austin), Austin Seitz, Brandon Baxley and Brynne Baxley;… Read the rest

WorkKeys testing free through Sept. 30

Posted by | August 11, 2017 10:20 am

The ACT WorkKeys tests are changing. Through Sept. 30, current WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information will be given at no charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the F.E. DuBose Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Beginning Oct. 1, a new battery of tests will be offered, and a fee is likely. So, free WorkKeys testing ends Sept. 30. Schedule your appointment today by calling (803) 473-2531.

How to prepare your child for kindergarten

Posted by | August 11, 2017 5:54 am

Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change — not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas of development are essential for further growth and achievement in school. To help your child prepare for kindergarten and make a smooth transition, here are a few ways to support these key areas of development at home: • Vocabulary and Oral Language Development: Encourage your child to communicate through words. Have… Read the rest

DNR: No planned eclipse events for state-owned properties

Posted by | August 11, 2017 4:56 am

Though many of the state Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Management Areas and Heritage Preserves fall within the path of the imminent total eclipse, there will be no DNR-sanctioned events on these properties, according to a release from the agency. The eclipse, which will be total in Clarendon County, will happen in the early afternoon hours of Aug. 21. “If you do plan to view the eclipse on a DNR property, please see the DNR Interactive Solar Eclipse Map to easily locate which properties fall within the totality path,” reads a release. What is an eclipse? An eclipse is an… Read the rest

Disaster Recovery Office opens mobile intake centers for victims of Hurricane Matthew

Posted by | August 11, 2017 4:00 am

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office is opening several mobile intake centers to accept applications for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. A permanent office is located at 1404 N. Main St. in Marion, with hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The nearest intake center to Clarendon County will be the one in Williamsburg County, at the Disaster Preparedness Agency, 2086 Thurgood Marshal Blvd. in Kingstree. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24-25 and 9 a.m. to non Aug.… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Lucy

Posted by | August 11, 2017 1:06 am

Lucy is a 3-year-old, tai-colored female beagle-mix who has been spayed, is up to date on vaccines and has tested positive for heartworms. This laid back kind of girl is waiting for you at A Second Chance Animal Shelter, and will surely let you know if unexpected company arrives, should you take her home. She is very sweet and loves attention. Her adoption fee is $125 with an approved application. If you feel you are the right family for Lucy, fill out an application at

Today in History: Friday, Aug. 11

Posted by | August 11, 2017 12:00 am

3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Maya, begins. 2492 BC – Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation. 106 – The south-western part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia. 355 – Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II. 490 – Battle of Adda: The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeat the forces of Odoacer on the Adda River, near Milan. 1332 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle… Read the rest

Driver killed after wreck with log truck, U.S. 301 reopened

Posted by | August 10, 2017 8:03 pm

One person is dead after a two-vehicle wreck that closed U.S. 301 at Brewington Road for the majority of Thursday afternoon. Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe pulled out from Brewington Road onto U.S. 301 about 3:15 p.m. “The driver pulled out in front of a log truck, and the vehicles collided,” said Collins. “The driver of the Tahoe was killed in the wreck. The log truck driver was not injured and will not be charged.” Collins said that the roadway was blocked for several hours, with law… Read the rest

Richard Delbert McLeod

Posted by | August 10, 2017 2:59 pm

SUMTER – Richard Delbert McLeod, 95, husband of the late Elizabeth Rosine Campbell McLeod, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born Dec. 28, 1921, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Iley Schvaneveldt McLeod and Hattie Leila Poole McLeod. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II and from 1942-46 with the 83rd Infantry Division, 329th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, five battle stars and other World War II medals. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans… Read the rest

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