Officer killed in accident on I-95 bridge over Lake Marion

Posted by | July 2, 2018 7:56 pm

Officer Carl Wiggins, a part time police officer with the Town of Summerton, was killed early Monday morning in North Santee on the I-95 near the crest of the bridge as it crosses Lake Marion. Traffic on I-95 was stopped for more than three hours as emergency personnel responded to the accident. According to Lt. Bob Beres of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Wiggins stopped his Chevy Blazer in the right-hand lane of southbound I-95 near mile marker 100. An 18-wheel tractor trailer struck Wiggins’ Blazer from behind. “The driver [of the Blazer], who was entrapped, died on impact,” said… Read the rest

Musician wanted

Posted by | July 2, 2018 6:00 pm

Taw Caw Baptist Church in Summerton is seeking a musician. If interested, please call (803) 485-8153 and leave a message.

If you have information, call (803) 435-4414

Posted by | July 2, 2018 5:06 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying this vehicle. This vehicle was inside the fence at the storage units located near Greeleyville Hwy./ Bloomville Rd. at or near the time of a storage unit being broken into on 05/23/2018. Bolt cutters were left at the scene. If you have any information, please contact the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at 803-435-4414. Thanks and please share.

Duckfest activities announced

Posted by | July 2, 2018 3:48 pm

Summerton Revitalization Commission and Duckfest Committee plan third annual Summerton Duckfest Festival with Farmers Telephone Cooperative as their Title Sponsor. SUMMERTON, SC — The Summerton Duckfest Committee has announced a variety of events that will comprise the 2018 edition of the annual fall festival celebrating Summerton as the Duck Capital of South Carolina.  Facebook Page: Summerton Duckfest Email: Co-Chair: Christina Darby “This is our third Duckfest and we expect it to be bigger and better than ever!” Summerton Duckfest Chairman Mac Bagnal said. “The events our committee has planned will offer activities for everyone and will showcase the great… Read the rest

Victim identified from early morning wreck on I-95 S

Posted by | July 2, 2018 3:21 pm

North Santee – A 63-year-old Holly Hill man was killed early Monday morning in a two-vehicle accident on the Interstate 95 bridge crossing Lake Marion at the 100 S mile marker, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock. “The driver who was entrapped died on impact,” Mock said Monday afternoon. “The driver was wearing a seat belt.” Mock identified the driver of the pickup truck as Carl Wiggins of Holly Hill, SC Mock said an autopsy would not be held; however toxicology results are pending. Lt. Bob Beres of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the Chevy Blazer driven by… Read the rest

Fatality on I 95 near mile marker 100

Posted by | July 2, 2018 11:52 am

Southbound on I 95 near mile marker 100 there has been a fatality on the Santee Bridge. One lane is open. Please be careful of first responders who are on the scene.

Cornerstone Fellowship FWB Church’s pastor is Rev. John Matthews

Posted by | July 1, 2018 4:55 am

Reverend John Matthews was born and raised in Manning. He entered the U.S. Army after high school, where he became an analyst with Military Intelligence. During his 16 years there, he earned the Bronze Star, taking a medical retirement after the Gulf War. While in the Army, Matthews took college courses, first earning an associate degree in civil engineering and eventually a PhD in philosophy from West Texas A&M. After his military retirement, Matthews turned down the opportunity to continue his intelligence work with government agencies. Instead he chose to return home to Manning to be with his family in… Read the rest

Today in history

Posted by | July 1, 2018 1:16 am

1453 France defeats England at Castillon, France, ending the Hundred Years’ War. 1762 Peter III of Russia is murdered and his wife, Catherine II, takes the throne. 1785 France limits the importation of goods from Britain. 1791 National Guard troops open fire on a crowd of demonstrators in Paris. 1799 Ottoman forces, supported by the British, capture Aboukir, Egypt from the French. 1801 The U.S. fleet arrives in Tripoli. 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British at Rochefort, France. 1821 Andrew Jackson becomes the governor of Florida. 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaces General Joseph E. Johnston with General Read the rest

Troy Lynn Baker

Posted by | June 30, 2018 1:18 pm

Troy Lynn Baker, 64, husband of Deborah P. Baker, died Thursday, June 28, 2018, at his home. Born March 12, 1954, he was a son of Alma Jones Baker and the late Charles Raymond “Ray” Baker. He was a born salesman and enjoyed his time in sales with Textilease, Schwann’s, Tom’s and several insurance companies. He was an avid Gamecock fan, loved his family and his wife and kept Jesus Christ first in his life. He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church, and was previously a deacon at Paxville Baptist Church. He enjoyed life to the fullest and enjoyed… Read the rest

Custom Golf Cars in Manning

Posted by | June 30, 2018 12:04 pm

Looking for a custom-built golf cart? Colt’s Golf Cars on Raccoon Road may be just the place for you. Born and raised in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, Colt Stewart joined the Marine Corps in 1980 after he graduated high school. When he left active duty with the Corps 12 years later, he went to work for the Department of Corrections in Pennsylvania. Stewart stayed with the Department of Corrections until he retired in 2015. Throughout the years, Stewart and his wife, Margie, often vacationed in Florida. As they drove to Florida and back, they admired Lake Marion. A few years ago, as… Read the rest

Coroner Bucky Mock files suit

Posted by | June 29, 2018 8:39 pm

Coroner Bucky Mock brought suit against LaNette Samuels-Cooper, as well as Clarendon County Board of Voter Registration & Elections, Clarendon County Democratic Party, South Carolina Democratic Party and South Carolina Election Commission. The suit was filed on June 14, just days after Samuels-Cooper won the popular vote for Coroner candidacy in the Clarendon County primary held on June 12. Samuels-Cooper is unprepared to offer a statement at this time. Mock states he filed suit to follow the law. “The law states the qualifications. Somewhere along the line, it has to be addressed what the law states,” said Mock. According to… Read the rest

Gas prices in Manning too high

Posted by | June 29, 2018 5:15 pm

It is time for Manning to do something about the gas prices. Manning is 30 cents a gallon higher than surrounding towns, including Turbeville. It can’t be blamed on suppliers, as Murphy at Walmart has their own, so this leads for people to think we are being gouged. Enough is enough. KEN THAMES New Zion

Fall gardening program at the library

Posted by | June 29, 2018 1:13 pm

Mr. Anthony Melton of Clemson Extension will present a Fall Gardening Program at The Harvin Clarendon County at 6 p.m. on July 9.  The program is free and open to the public. No registration required. For more information, please call the library at 803-435-8633.

McLeod Safe Kids: Top Four Tips for Fireworks Safety

Posted by | June 29, 2018 11:47 am

Safe Kids Worldwide reports that more than 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room each year in the United States because of fireworks. Sparklers, which are typically viewed by parents as relatively harmless fireworks for children, account for one-third of the injuries to children under five. As the July 4th holiday quickly approaches, McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution with these safety tips: Leave fireworks to professionals: The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the… Read the rest

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