Pets of the Day: Slick

Posted by | November 17, 2014 6:18 pm

SlickSlick is a 1-year-old Pointer mix. He thrives on the company of others and really enjoys long walks with a committed walking partner. He gets along with other dogs, doesn’t mind cats and would make a wonderful family dog for any age. He is currently up-to-date on vaccines and will be neutered soon. For more information, call A Second Chance Animal Shelter at (803) 473-7075.  


Smokin’ Hot Butts

Posted by | November 17, 2014 4:03 pm

photo (4)Members are selling tickets for the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce’s Smokin’ Hot Butts barbecue fundraiser. Whole Boston Butts are $30, and may be picked up at the Manning Farmer’s Market parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 22. For more information, call the chamber at (803) 435-4405.



Tornado Watch in effect

Posted by | November 17, 2014 12:52 pm

Weather_Tornado_WatchThe National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch effective until 6 p.m. Chesterfield, Lee, Sumter, Orangeburg, Calhoun Bamberg and Clarendon counties have been alerted. There’s also the likelihood of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds. Gusts could reach 28 mph and chance of precipitation is 100 percent.  


Sign the petition for ‘Milli’s Law’

Posted by | November 17, 2014 10:08 am

milliMelissa Grice, mother of the late Millicent McDonald, is asking folks to sign a petition to require breathalyzers on the lake after watercraft accidents. She is doing this in memory of her daughter, who died in May after a jet-ski collision with another man who has now been charged with reckless homicide by watercraft. “I can’t give my daughter anything for her birthday, so all I can do is get this petition going that asks for a law to be put in place requiring (the state Department of Natural Resources) to give a breathalyzer after a watercraft incident,” Grice said.… Read the rest

Operation Christmas Child collections begin today

Posted by | November 17, 2014 10:00 am

operation_christmas_childCollection for Operation Christmas Child will be 1-3 p.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church, and will continue 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Boxes may be filled with just about anything for children, though liquids, gun-type toys and food are prohibited. Most folks pack different types of toys, crayons, markers, coloring books and even toiletries.

Pets of the Day: Ashes

Posted by | November 17, 2014 9:53 am

ashes (2)Ashes is a 1.5-year-old female domestic short-haired tortoise shell cat. She loves to relax and sunbathe. She is up-to-date on vaccines and has already been spayed. You can adopt her or one of her adult feline pals for a special $50 adoption price for the month of November with an approved adoption application. For more information, call A Second Chance Animal Shelter at (803) 473-7075.  

Foggy morning, rainy afternoon likely

Posted by | November 17, 2014 8:28 am

IMG_7446_edited-1A dense fog advisory is in effect, according to the National Weather Service. It’s currently 50 degrees with 99 percent humidity and southeast winds reaching 7 mph. Showers and a possible thunderstorm are forecast before 4 p.m. Today’s high is near 72. Tonight’s low is around 35 as a cold front is headed our way.      

Rhonda Tomeko Sha-queen Broughton

Posted by | November 17, 2014 4:56 am

SUMTER – Rhonda Tomeko Sha-queen Broughton, 29, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at her home, 482 Cedarwood Drive in Sumter. Born Nov. 14, 1984, in New York, N.Y., she was a daughter of Louis N. Broughton and Linda Houston Broughton. She attended and was baptized at Gospel Blessing Center Church. Rhonda attended school in Roosevelt, N.Y. She attended Centennial Elementary School and Roosevelt Junior and Senior high schools. Her family moved to Sumter in November 1998, and she then attended Sumter High School. Survivors besides her parents include a daughter, Quanjenae’ Armani Lafaye Broughton; two brothers, Quantrill Williams and Tyreek… Read the rest

Students with Integrity: Ambrea Reynolds

Posted by | November 17, 2014 1:51 am

Ambrea Reynolds is one of several students chosen by the F.E. DuBose Career Center in October as a student with integrity. She is studying early childhood education and is a student at Manning High School. ambrea reynolds early childhood education 2 mhs

Bobbie Jean McKnight Smith

Posted by | November 16, 2014 8:10 pm

GREELEYVILLE – Bobbie Jean McKnight Smith, 75, wife of James Walter Smith Sr., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the home of her granddaughter. Born July 13, 1939, in Greeleyville, she was the daughter of the late Chesley A. McKnight and Lena Odessa Tisdale McKnight. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Salters. She is survived by her husband of Greeleyville; a daughter, Bobbie Lynn Smith of Greeleyville; a stepson, James Walter Smith, Jr. of Myrtle Beach; a stepdaughter, Pamela Folk (Steve) of Columbia; a brother, Dean McKnight (Carolyn) of Greeleyville; three grandchildren, Chesley Timmons (Amber), Melissa… Read the rest


Pet of the Day: Peyton

Posted by | November 16, 2014 7:26 pm

Peyton01Peyton is an 8-month-old beautiful black and tan hound-mix puppy who is very playful and friendly. She is a sweet girl who loves to be petted and has been spayed, up-to-date on her shots, and ready for adoption. Come visit her at A Second Chance Animal Shelter, or call (803) 473-7075 for more information.  



Robert Lewis Jr.

Posted by | November 16, 2014 4:13 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerDeacon Robert Lewis Jr., 69, husband of Evelyn Dorch Lewis, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born July 31, 1945, in Wilmington, N.C., he was a son of the late Robert Lewis Sr. and Bertha Bellamy Lewis. The family will receive friends at the home, 2601 Mallett Road in the Sugar Hill community of Clarendon County. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC in Manning.

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