Vehicle fire on Alex Harvin Highway

Posted by | November 22, 2014 2:30 pm

CCFDThe Clarendon County Fire Department has responded to a vehicle fire in the vicinity of Alex Harvin Highway and the Rev. J.W. Carter Road, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The wreck happened about 2:11 p.m. Saturday. No injuries were immediately reported.

Dorothy Regina Scott Miller

Posted by | November 22, 2014 2:09 pm

Dorothy Regina Scott Miller, 56, wife of the Rev. Northern Miller, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at her home. Born Jan. 18, 1956, in Manning, she was a daughter of Heyward Scott Sr. and Dorothy Daney Scott. She was a graduate of Manning High School’s Class of 1975, and obtained an associate’s degree from Atlanta College of Nursing and Dental Assistants. She received a business degree from Gadsden Business College in Anniston, Ala. Professionally, Debbie worked as a laboratory technician and an office manager. She received Christ as her personal savior in 1978 and was called to the ministry in… Read the rest

James Laverne Wheaton

Posted by | November 22, 2014 2:00 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerJames Laverne Wheaton, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at his home, after an illness. Born in Lenawey County, Mich., Jim was a son of the late Harry E. Wheaton and Katherine Kalmbach Wheaton. Mr. Wheaton was a retired truck driver. He is survived by two daughters, Julie Cverly of Concord, Mich., Jenny Heslet of Popular Grove, Ill.; a son, Kevin J. Wheaton of Willoughby, Ohio; two brothers, Bob Wheaton of Summerville and John Wheaton of Vandercook Lake, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and a special companion, Joyce Johnson of Turbeville. A memorial service for James Laverne Wheaton will be… Read the rest

Clarendon teams represent at Barbecue Challenge

Posted by | November 22, 2014 1:33 pm

Two cook teams from Clarendon County joined 12 others Saturday from South Carolina and Virginia for the Tom Garrity Firefighters Barbecue Challenge in Sumter. The event is a fundraiser for the Sandhills Chapter of the American Red Cross, said Executive Director Nancy Cataldo, and is named in memory of volunteer firefighter Tom Garrity, one of its founders. “We work so closely with firefighters,” Cataldo said “We were trying to figure out a way to use their competitive natures to raise funds for the victims that we serve. Tom came up with the great idea of having a cook-off that featured… Read the rest

Prescription Take-back Day

Posted by | November 22, 2014 9:37 am

MBIZ-MEDICARE_RX_852034aClarendon Behavioral Health Services will partner with local law enforcement from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 for a prescription take-back campaign at its office on North Church Street. This will help dispose of unwanted and unused prescriptions and bottles safely and legally. Please black out all identifying information on bottles. No glass containers will be accepted.

Robert Lewis Jr.

Posted by | November 22, 2014 7:43 am

robert lewis jrDeacon Robert Lewis Jr., 69, husband of Evelyn Dorch Lewis, died on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning. He was born on July 31, 1945, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a son of the late Robert Sr. and Bertha Bellamy Lewis. He was a graduate of Finklea High School, Loris, and Morris College in Sumter. He was formerly employed as a police officer in Manning and as a Special Education teacher in New Jersey and Clarendon County School District 2. Robert was a member of Mt. Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Manning, and served as a deacon, sang with… Read the rest

Brunson named SCISA Coadjutor of the Year

Posted by | November 22, 2014 7:15 am

???????????????????????????????Clarendon Hall’s Lindy Brunson was named the South Carolina Independent School Association’s Coadjutor of the Year at the SCISA Headmaster’s conference on November 6. The annual meeting was held at Thomas Sumter Academy. “Miss” Lindy, as she is affectionately known by her peers and students, has been an integral part of Clarendon Hall for 43 of its 49 years. Brunson is a graduate of Summerton High School and Winthrop College. She began her teaching career at Edmunds High School in Sumter, and came to Clarendon Hall in 1971 and found herself at home as a Saint. Brunson exhibits the definition… Read the rest

Milton Dow

Posted by | November 22, 2014 7:09 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-5-smallerMilton Dow, 70, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. He was born Oct. 6, 1944, in Clarendon County, a son of Elliott and Mamie Gipson Dow. Family is receiving friends at the home of his nephew and his wife J.W. (Dorothy) Walters, 309 Pinckney St., Sumter. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC, Manning.

Swampcats eye State Championship

Posted by | November 21, 2014 6:18 pm

The Swampcats are back in the state championship game for the first time since Laurence Manning’s perfect 13-0 season in 1997, where the Swampcats defeated Porter Gaud led by former NFL All-Pro running back Ovie Mughelli. They will face a tough task against the undefeated Hammond Skyhawks, who will be playing in their ninth consecutive state championship, and for their seventh title. The Skyhawks handed Laurence Manning (11-2) its first loss of the season Oct. 3 with a 37-7 thrashing at Billy Chitwood Field. Much like Porter, the Skyhawks are expected to pound their talented back, T.J. Brady and his… Read the rest

Manning man found not guilty of criminal solicitation of a minor in Beaufort courtroom

Posted by | November 21, 2014 4:57 pm

not-guiltyA jury in Beaufort County took about 40 minutes Thursday to decide that a Manning man was not guilty of criminal solicitation of a minor and attempted dissemination of obscene materials to a minor. William Mathis Ardis, 31, was arrested March 11, 2010, during an undercover Internet sting by the state Attorney General’s Office. Warrants alleged Ardis had solicited sex on the Internet from an individual he believed to be a minor girl in January 2010. He was communicating with an undercover investigator with the Internet Crimes Task Force. He faced up to 10 years each for both counts, along… Read the rest

Action For Autism boosted by donation from family of LMA second grader

Posted by | November 21, 2014 4:47 pm

We all learn in different ways. As she described how autism affects people, LMA Lower School Principal Linda Broadway told students this morning how many successful men and women knew they were a little different, and achieved nonetheless. Broadway welcomed Action For Autism Academy Executive Director Brad Buechler as he accepted a check for $10,805.46 from Rick and Amy Miles, parents of LMA second grader Landon. The St. Louis-based AFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with autism while also raising awareness. “They believe, just like we do, that any child on the autism spectrum should receive therapies… Read the rest

CCSO: Runaway teen found safe

Posted by | November 21, 2014 3:55 pm

SHERIFfThe Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office announced about 3:45 p.m. Friday that a 15-year-old boy who ran away from home Saturday has been found. Maj. Kipp Coker said Christopher Shadd was found by the sheriff’s office’s tracking team in the Rowland subdivision.

Wreck on Raccoon Road in front of MECC

Posted by | November 21, 2014 2:42 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolClarendon County dispatch is reporting a four-vehicle wreck on Raccoon Road in front of Manning Early Childhood Center. Dispatchers say there are injuries, but have not said the extent.  

Boatwright, Land recognized by Sumter Touchdown Club

Posted by | November 21, 2014 12:18 pm

sumter touchdown clubAaron Boatwright and Jamie Land were recognized Friday by the Sumter Touchdown Club. Aaron received the Lineman of the Year Award and Jamie received the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award. Both students are seniors an play football for Maning High School.

Giving back to the community

Posted by | November 21, 2014 11:19 am

Laurence Manning Academy middle and high school students will be better equipped to tackle standardized tests thanks to a generous donation from the business community. Deercreek at Wyboo and ERA Wilder Realty donated five scientific calculators, one graphing calculator, nine flash drives and three electric pencil sharpeners to LMA Headmaster Spencer Jordan this morning in the school’s gymnasium. “It speaks volumes about our community and the businesses in our community who want to give back,” Jordan told the students. “At some point when you’re business leaders in the community, you should be willing to give back as well for endeavors… Read the rest

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