Happy Birthday: Jacob Hunter Lowery

Posted by | October 27, 2014 9:15 pm

birthdayThis message was sent by Jessica Summerlin for her nephew. “Jacob Hunter Lowery, 11 today. Happy Birthday, Jacob. We love you. From Uncle Mark, Aunt Jessica and David and Abby.”    

Abandoned vehicle damaged to the tune of $2K

Posted by | October 27, 2014 7:05 pm

Crime-ReportsDeputies reported finding an abandoned red Chevrolet Impala with its windows broken out on the side of Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu about 9:15 a.m. Oct. 20. The car was also dented and keyed “all over,” according to reports. Estimated damages to the vehicle were $2,000. Deputies were unable at the time of the report to contact the vehicle’s owner.

Grass fire on I-95

Posted by | October 27, 2014 5:55 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolClarendon County dispatchers are reporting a small grass fire around the 102 southbound exit on Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Bingo fundraiser

Posted by | October 27, 2014 5:36 pm

bingo-02The Scott’s Branch High School Alumni Association will hold a Bingo scholarship fundraiser 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Bassard Pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road. Refreshments will be for sale, and Bingo will be $2 per card. For more information, call Bea Rivers at (803) 485-8164.  

Harriett Wannamaker Harden Gamble

Posted by | October 27, 2014 5:19 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerHarriett Wannamaker Harden Gamble, 94, wife of the Rev. Julian B. Gamble, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born in Richland County, she was a daughter of the late Charles Douglas Harden and Miriam Bull Harden. She was retired from South Carolina public and private school systems as a teacher, her schools including Hebron, East Clarendon High School, Barnwell Junior High School, Bowman, Wade Hampton Academy and Brookland Plantation. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of Turbeville Southern Methodist Church. Mrs. Gamble was a faithful pastor’s wife. She was a loving… Read the rest

Sumter man charged with DUS after running from safety checkpoint

Posted by | October 27, 2014 3:49 pm

crime-reportA Sumter man spent time in the Clarendon County Detention Center over the weekend after passing a Manning Police Department safety checkpoint and then running from police when confronted. Edward Allen McCoy, 50, of 550 Old Manning Road in Sumter, was charged about 11:49 p.m. Friday with driving under suspension near the intersection of East Boyce and Barfield streets. According to reports, McCoy passed the safety checkpoint set in front of Sparrow and Kennedy on East Boyce Street, got out of his car and then stared at officers before running toward the woods on foot. “Officers pursued the subject and… Read the rest

Summerton Presbyterian Church Homecoming

Posted by | October 27, 2014 3:40 pm

CHURCH-NEWS-DARK-BLUE-FEATUREDSummerton Presbyterian Church invites the community to celebrate the church’s Homecoming on Nov. 9. Dr. Joseph T. Stukes, professor emeritus at Francis Marion University and ruling elder in the John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Florence, will share about the history of the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Pilot Club Card Benefit

Posted by | October 27, 2014 3:11 pm

community-news-SHORTERThe Clarendon County Pilot Club will hold a Card Benefit Tuesday at Manning United Methodist Church. The times are 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., with a fee of $15 per person, or $60 per table. There will be a high prize, door prizes and refreshments. Players are asked to bring their own cards.

Easements placed on 1,200 acres

Posted by | October 27, 2014 2:10 pm

Ducks Five parcels of land between Rimini and Summerton totaling just over 1,200 acres were placed into conservation easements, records show, for which $1.2 million was paid by a Columbia land trust to two landowners. Four parcels owned by James A. Lee’s Featherhorn Farms LLC totaling 490.98 acres were placed into permanent easement, records show, for which the Congaree Land Trust paid $490,980. Records show John E. McDavid was paid $709,020 for 714.65 acres. All of the land is located near the nexus of Governor Richardson and St. Philip UME roads. The two properties are an important part of the eastern… Read the rest

Trick-or-Treating time for Friday evening

Posted by | October 27, 2014 1:36 pm

Trick-or-Treating in Clarendon County and the City of Manning will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Children should be accompanied by parents or guardians at all time, wear reflective clothing and take flash lights. Also, do not eat candy until a parent has been able to inspect it. For more information, call the Manning Police Department at (803) 435-8859, or the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414.

Gallery: Walk for Brain Health

Posted by | October 27, 2014 12:46 pm

The Clarendon County Pilot Club hosted its 2nd annual Walk for Brain Health on Saturday, starting and finishing at the Clarendon County Council on Aging. Joining them for the walk were the Laurence Manning Academy Anchor Club, the Manning High School FFA and Agape Hospice of Manning.

Mazda pick-up stolen from Kenwood Road home

Posted by | October 27, 2014 11:26 am

Crime-ReportsA 2001 Mazda B3000 pick-up truck valued at $5,000 was reportedly stolen from a home in the 4700 block of Kenwood Road in Manning between 9:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 5 a.m. Oct. 16. The truck’s 19-year-old owner told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that he left the keys in the truck because everyone in the neighborhood is family and he didn’t feel threatened about them stealing the vehicle. When he got up to crank up the truck to go to work, he found it missing. He said the vehicle has black electrical tape around the bottom of… Read the rest

Gallery: Swamp Fox Symposium

Posted by | October 27, 2014 9:53 am

These photos of the annual Swamp Fox Symposium held over the weekend at Central Carolina Technical College were graciously provided by Dr. Elwood Owens, a retired heart surgeon and attorney from Florence. He frequent travels with retired Francis Marion University Professor Joe Stukes, who relives history through impersonations of famous characters. He appeared as William Moultrie on Saturday during the symposium, reminiscing about his friend, Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion.

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