Essie Mae Starks

Posted by | November 6, 2014 10:22 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerEssie Mae Starks, 81, widow of Henry B. Starks Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born Sept. 11, 1933, in Hartsville, she was a daughter of the late Robert Wright and Essie Scarborough. The family will receive friends at the home, 1107 Watford Drive in Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning. to Samuels Funeral Home, LLC, Manning.

20 percent chance of showers

Posted by | November 6, 2014 8:58 am

Colors over pond It’s about 64 degrees with 90 percent humidity, and winds out of the southwest at 8 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Today should be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and a high near 79. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 44 and winds out of the northwest at 7 to 10 mph. The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook in regards to possible strong and gusty winds on the lakes  tonight as wind speeds might reach 25 knots.  

Turbeville Ruritan pancake supper

Posted by | November 6, 2014 6:23 am

pancakesThe Ruritan Club of Turbeville will host an all-you-can-eat pancake supper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the East Clarendon High School cafeteria. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, and may be purchased from Ruritan members or at the door.

Free Clothes Give-away

Posted by | November 6, 2014 3:21 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.

Clarendon voter turnout slightly higher than state average

Posted by | November 5, 2014 9:48 pm

votedAbout 43.4 percent of registered voters in Clarendon County turned out Tuesday for the General Election, slightly higher than the state’s average of 43.05. Home Branch had the highest turnout, with 58.5 percent, with Bloomville and Hicks following at 50.9 and 50.2 percent, respectively. Harmony had the lowest turnout, about 19 percent.  

Coroner releases identity for wreck victim

Posted by | November 5, 2014 5:55 pm

holmes smithClarendon County Coroner Hayes F. Samuels said Holmes Smith was killed about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Sumter Highway near the I-95 overpass in Alcolu after a one-vehicle wreck. Samuels said Smith suffered multiple trauma in the wreck. There will be no autopsy. Smith was an investigator with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Samuels said. “They are doing blood work,” Samuels said. “But there will be no autopsy. The exact cause of death is still pending.” Smith had been with the Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. He is survived by a wife and five children. Cpl. David Jones with the S.C.… Read the rest

Single-vehicle wreck results in fatality

Posted by | November 5, 2014 4:03 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolA man driving a Ford F-150 was killed Wednesday afternoon after a one-vehicle wreck on Sumter Highway near the Interstate 95 overpass in Alcolu. was initially told the wreck happened near the overpass in Turbeville. Cpl. David Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol confirmed the death, but couldn’t release further details. We are awaiting more information from the Clarendon County Coroner. Jones said the wreck happened about 3 p.m., and is still under investigation.

Rotary names three Paul Harris Fellows

Posted by | November 5, 2014 3:00 pm

rotaryManning Rotary President Joe Coffey and Rotarian Jim Black announced three new Paul Harris Fellows at the group’s regular weekly meeting on Wednesday. They included, from left to right, Dawn Griffith, Susan Anderson and Annelle Powell, shown here with Black. According to certificates presented to fellows, the recognition is “in appreciation for tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.”

Cynthia Lynn Singleton

Posted by | November 5, 2014 2:20 pm

cynthia lynn singletonSUMMERTON – Cynthia Lynn Singleton died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 1, 1965, in Hartford, Conn., she was a daughter of Duval “WC” and Mary Ragin Singleton. In addition to her parents, she leaves to mourn her passing and grow from her memories a daughter, Callett Stewart; three sisters, Laura Ann Singleton, Dorothy (Eddie) Estelle and Melissa Mitchell; a stepsister, Sherri Singleton; two brothers, Leonard Singleton and Carlton Mitchell; a stepbrother, DuVall Singleton Jr.; a special niece, Ashley Ford of Summerton; and  number of other close relatives and friends. Funeral services for Cynthia Lynn Singleton… Read the rest

Clarendon County percentages from Nov. 4 General Election

Posted by | November 5, 2014 1:35 pm

YourVoteCountsIt was mostly straight Democrat in Clarendon County during Tuesday’s general election, which is no surprise for one of the bluer counties in the region. About 71 percent of those voting chose a straight ticket for the Democrats, and 27 percent chose for the Republicans. The other parties had less than 1 percent, with the American Party coming close at .95 percent. Total write-in votes are noted here, but names are not part of official totals. Interestingly, someone voted for Jeffrey Black for 3rd Circuit Solicitor. In the one local partisan race, Rep. Robert Ridgeway easily won re-election with 74… Read the rest

LMA to hold Veterans Day program

Posted by | November 5, 2014 12:55 pm

LMA ShieldLaurence Manning Academy will hold a special Veterans Day program to honor our veterans at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. All veterans from the community are invited to attend this special program. Please report to the gym prior to 8:15 a.m., and you will be directed to your seat. In addition to the program, we will be collecting money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The WWP’s purpose is to “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.” The donations will help meet the needs of injured soldiers and their families as they try to adjust to… Read the rest

CMH Childbirth Classes

Posted by | November 5, 2014 12:47 pm

Hospital 2The Women’s and Infants’ Services Team of Clarendon Health System announces the following childbirth classes, which began Oct. 7 at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. All classes are taught by experienced nurses of the Women’s and Infant’s team and breastfeeding classes are certified by certified lactation counselors. These classes are free and open to the public, though class size may be limited. These classes are recommended by the 28th week of pregnancy. To register, call Johanna Wilson at (803) 435-3231. Childbirth 101 – 6:30-8:30 p.m., first Tuesday of each month in the in-service classroom at the hospital near the cafeteria. This is… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall announces October Students of the Month

Posted by | November 5, 2014 12:07 pm

October-Students-of-the-MonthClarendon Hall is pleased to announce its October Students of the Month. Shannon Kingery, sister of Mike and Kim Kingery of Summerton, is a senior at Clarendon Hall. According to her teachers, Shannon is “always giving it her all in class” and is “respectful and kind to teachers and students.” Gabriel Collier, son of Rusty and Courtney Collier of Holly Hill, is the middle school Student of the Month. Gabriel is a caring student who is quick to help someone else. He is curious and wants to learn. In class, he focuses on each subject and puts forth his best… Read the rest

St. Matthias Christmas Bazaar

Posted by | November 5, 2014 10:30 am

St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 9 N. Dukes St. in Summerton will hold its 55th annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 as its main fundraiser for the Diocesan Women’s Ministries at the church to help support many local outreach and charity activities of the group. Chicken platters will be $8 each, and sides are included. Those who like to shop and do lunch can get soup and cornbread for $5. Desserts will be available.

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