Vehicle vs. deer on I-95

Posted by | April 17, 2017 10:09 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently reporting a wreck with a vehicle and a deer at the 122 northbound mile-marker on Interstate 95. No other information is available at this time.

Gallery: Looking back at Striped Bass Festivals past

Posted by | April 17, 2017 6:43 am

The following pictures were provided courtesy of the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, Larry Hewitt, Sam Levy and Santee Cooper Country. They were found at the chamber, and display various Striped Bass Festivals throughout the years. The festival will be held for the 38th year Friday and Saturday in downtown Manning and other various places throughout Clarendon County. We will be posting galleries like this one leading up to the festivities.

Taking the test for the first step

Posted by | April 17, 2017 5:31 am

My friend, Darren, taught me the test that will cut down on any workload. You probably have this happen to you also. Some friend will come up with a request for help. They want some help on a project. This project will be complicated and require a lot of work. The project has not started. The first step is fairly simple. The first step is not easy; it is just simple. Your friend wants you to do the project for them. The first step either involves some monetary commitment on your part or your friend wants you to do the… Read the rest

10 stories to know for Monday

Posted by | April 17, 2017 4:25 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. TRUMP SAYS CHINA, U.S. WORKING ON ‘NORTH KOREA PROBLEM’ Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence visits a military base near the Demilitarized Zone separating the Koreas a day after the North conducted a failed missile launch. 2. WHAT TURKEY VOTED FOR Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins a historic referendum that will greatly expand the powers of his office, although opposition parties question the outcome. 3. MASS EVACUATION IN SYRIA DELAYED The postponement comes a day after a deadly blast killed 126 people,… Read the rest

Today in History: Monday, April 17

Posted by | April 17, 2017 12:00 am

1080 – The King of Denmark, Harald III dies and is succeeded by Canute IV, who would later be the first Dane to be canonized. 1349 – Fall of the Bavand dynasty, and rise of the Afrasiyab dynasty. 1362 – Kaunas Castle falls to the Teutonic Order after a month-long siege. 1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells The Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as the start of the book’s pilgrimage to Canterbury. 1492 – Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for… Read the rest

Gallery 1: Main Street Manning Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by | April 16, 2017 6:52 pm

Main Street Manning, a division of the city of Manning, held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday afternoon at the Gibbons Street Park. Miss Clarendon 2017 Cortnie Stuppard and Miss Clarendon Teen 2017 Julia Herrin both made appearances, along with the Easter Bunny. Photos provided by Carrie Trebil.

Man charged with armed robbery, kidnapping pleads to lesser offenses

Posted by | April 16, 2017 1:52 pm

A man charged earlier this year for his role in an armed robbery and kidnapping from March 2016 has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in Clarendon County Shawn Douglas Bowen of 295 Kensington Circle in Manning pleaded guilty April 6 to strong-arm robbery, receiving a sentence of seven years in prison, suspended to one year in prison and three years’ probation; and first-degree assault and battery, receiving a sentence of seven years in prison, suspended to one year and three years’ probation. Charges of kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime were dropped. Bowen was accused by… Read the rest

Say ‘Happy Birthday’ by making Carrie Trebil wear Gamecock colors

Posted by | April 16, 2017 10:51 am

It’s probably safe to say that Carrie Trebil is the most die-hard Clemson fan I’ve ever known. (Mary Margaret McCaskill is a close, close second). Being that I bleed the garnet and black for which my alma mater is known, Carrie’s hatred of the Gamecocks should be reason enough for me to not really care for her. But, unfortunately, she’s kind of one of my favorite people. Sure, we’ve had disagreements over the years, I guess. But in all the time I’ve known her, she’s been one of the kindest people I’ve known, even if she’s short and no one… Read the rest

County seeks railway though 4-county partnership

Posted by | April 16, 2017 7:12 am

A project that Clarendon County Council and the Clarendon County Development Board began more than a decade ago could finally get underway as the county continues to acquire the needed easements to build a rail system to the 1,400-acre Interstate 95 Mega Site sitting in the eastern portion of the county. “We approached the current landowners on the 1,400-acre Mega Site and negotiated options to potentially purchase property,” said Administrator David Epperson. “To date, we have more than 600 acres under control and options to purchase the remaining 900-plus acres.” The “rolling option,” Epperson said, renews each year, and the… Read the rest

Robert Edward Andrews Sr.

Posted by | April 16, 2017 3:07 am

ALCOLU – Robert Edward Andrews Sr., 73, husband of Betty Simpson Andrews, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born May 9, 1943, he was a son of the late John Alexander Andrews Sr. and Frances Jackson Andrews. He was a disabled U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of New Start Community Church of the Nazarene. Survivors besides his wife include a son, Robert E. Andrews Jr. of Alcolu; a grandson, Robert E. Andrews III; a niece, Kimberly A. Brunson Bonneville (Michael) of Richlands, North Carolina; a great-niece, Lauren Bonneville of… Read the rest

Today in History: Sunday, April 16

Posted by | April 16, 2017 12:00 am

1457 BC – Likely date of the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail. AD 73 – Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Great Jewish Revolt. 1346 – Dušan the Mighty is proclaimed Emperor, with the Serbian Empire occupying much of the Balkans. 1520 – The Revolt of the Comuneros begins in Spain against the rule of Charles V. 1582 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds… Read the rest

McMaster signs law creating license to access planes, bases

Posted by | April 15, 2017 2:40 pm

Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a law allowing South Carolinians to obtain a driver’s license that meets federal identification requirements for boarding a plane or getting onto a military base. The law, passed 100-3 in the House and 40-0 in the Senate, reverses a decade-old law forbidding the state from complying with the federal REAL ID Act, which Congress passed in reaction to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Lawmakers decided looming deadlines that affect residents’ ability to work and travel mattered more than old arguments about federal overreach and privacy. But the new ID remains an option — not… Read the rest

Clarendon farmer directs funds to Clarendon Hall

Posted by | April 15, 2017 10:18 am

Clarendon County farmer David Tindal won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to Clarendon Hall. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program “makes a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities,” said Monsanto Fund President Al Mitchell. “Each year, farmers enter for a chance to win a $2,500 donation that they direct to a local non-profit.” Clarendon Hall Headmaster Phil Rizzo said the school will use the funds to purchase textbooks for implementing new… Read the rest

Today in History: Saturday, April 15

Posted by | April 15, 2017 12:00 am

769 – The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic rulings. 1071 – Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard. 1395 – Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde at the Battle of the Terek River. The Golden Horde capital city, Sarai, is razed to the ground and Timur installs a puppet ruler on the throne. 1450 – Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France. 1632 – Battle of Rain: Swedes under… Read the rest

Lucy Carter

Posted by | April 14, 2017 9:25 pm

SUMMERTON – Lucy Carter, 69, widow of James William Carter, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at her home. Born Dec. 12, 1947, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Vander and Evelyn Britton. She attended Clarendon County public schools and was a devoted member of Historic Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church in Summerton. Survivors include eight children, Latanya Carter and Destiny Carter, both of the home, Mark Carter and Michelle Carter, both of Queens, New York, Lawrence Carter of Bronx, New York, Tony Carter of Sumter, Warren Carter of Columbia and Monique Carter of Paxville; a grandchild… Read the rest

214 homes without power in Manning area

Posted by | April 14, 2017 8:35 pm

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. will have more information as it becomes available.

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