Charleston Charter wins third match

Posted by | November 4, 2014 7:36 pm

The East Clarendon High School varsity volleyball team lost it’s third match against Charleston Charter on Tuesday in the lower state playoffs. The score is now 2-1. The Wolverones need to win three games to advance to the state finals.





Palmetto Trust sells historic Senn Blacksmith Shop and Grist Mill

Posted by | November 4, 2014 1:54 pm

COLUMBIA – The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation announced Tuesday that it has sold the historic Senn Blacksmith Shop and Grist Mill located at 3 Cantey St. in Summerton. The new owners are Ken Wells and Marion D. Jenkinson IV, who intend to use the mill for their pecan business and to sell pecans in the shop, according to Katie Alice Walker with KAW Communications. The property, which is more than 100 years old, last operated as a blacksmith shop in 1940. The grist mill operated until 1999, and the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places… Read the rest

Mom of woman killed in jet-ski wreck wants law that requires breathalyzers

Posted by | November 4, 2014 12:20 pm

milliMelissa Grice won’t be able to give her daughter, Millicent McDonald, a gift for what would’ve been the girl’s 20th birthday on Nov. 18. McDonald was killed in a jet-ski wreck on Lake Marion in May. The man who hit her, 26-year-old Justin Walters, was charged in late September with reckless homicide by watercraft, a charge that carries up to 10 years in prison. Walters passed field sobriety tests, according to law enforcement officers with the state Department of Natural Resources. No breathalyzer test was administered, and DNR is not required to administer such tests under state law. Grice is… Read the rest



Precinct changes for Nov. 4 election

Posted by | November 4, 2014 9:40 am

votedClarendon County Voter Registration and Elections has announced changes for four Clarendon County precincts for the Nov. 4 general election. Voters in Summerton No. 1 will vote at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 9. N. Dukes St. in Summerton. This is a change from Summerton Town Hall. Voters in Manning No. 3 will vote in Council Chambers at the Clarendon County Administration Building. This is a change from the Woodmen of the World building. Voters in Barrows Mill and Oakdale will vote at Friendship Presbyterian Church USA, 10123 Black River Road in New Zion.


Indoor Flee Market Clothes give-away

Posted by | November 4, 2014 9:27 am

clothing giveawayThe Indoor Flea Market in the old green Head Start building on West Huggins Street in Manning, will hold a clothes give-away from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Shop for free. For more information, call (803) 435-8748 or (803) 566-6264.


Autumnal weather is upon us

Posted by | November 4, 2014 8:38 am

In flight It’s about 44 degrees outside right now with 85 percent humidity and light winds out of the south, according to the National Weather Service. Today should be sunny with a high near 71 and winds out of the southwest at 3 to 7 mph. Tonight should be clear with a  low around 45 and calm winds.    

Marguritte Dukes

Posted by | November 4, 2014 7:59 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-6-smallerMANNING – Marguritte Dukes, 73, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 4, 1940, in the Jordan community, “Margaret” or “Sister,” as she was affectionately known, was a daughter of the late Sam Peter and Azalea McKinney Dukes. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Elizabeth “Liz” Stukes, 6284 Moses Dingle Road in Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.  

Ruth Charles Washington

Posted by | November 4, 2014 7:55 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerRuth Charles Washington of 9385 Missy Lane in Pinewood died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 11, 1933 in Rimini, she was a daughter of the late Jackson and Mattie L. McKnight Charles. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home of her daughter, the Rev. Melissa W. (Sam) Green, 9365 Missy Lane in Pinewood. Funeral plans for Ruth Charles Washington will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter.

Ruth Dawkins Ballenger

Posted by | November 4, 2014 7:52 am

SENECA – Ruth Dawkins Ballenger, 79, of 704 Delphi Drive in Seneca, wife of Benjamin E. “Benny” Ballenger, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Oconee Medical Center. A native of Manning, she was a daughter of the late Flemming McLendon and Nena Dubose Dawkins. She was a wife and homemaker; a member of the Seneca Woman’s Club; a member of the Red Hat Society; and a member of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ballenger is survived by her son, Patrick (Holly) Ballenger of Marietta, Ga.; two daughters, Lynn (Gary) Hamby of Westminster and… Read the rest


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