Apex Tool Group expanding Sumter County employment

Posted by | August 21, 2014 10:53 am

logo_ApexApex Tool Group announced Thursday that it will expand its Sumter County workforce, adding between 150 and 200 jobs by the end of 2015. Headquartered in Sparks, Md., apex is a leading manufacturer of power and hand tools with more than 30 brands. It serves the vehicle assembly and maintenance, industrial, aerospace, electronics, construction and do-it-yourself market segments. “Apex Tool Group’s products are synonymous with quality, and as they continue to grow in Sumter County, we commit to continuing to provide a top-quality workforce,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We welcome Apex’s workforce expansion, which will bring more than 150 new

Guilty Plea: Frank Quattlebaum

Posted by | August 21, 2014 9:19 am

GUILTY PLEA 2Frank Quattlebaum of 1504 Appletree Lane in Gable pleaded guilty Aug. 13 before 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran during a term of Clarendon County General Sessions court to the sale or transfer of a stolen pistol, and received nine months in prison.

Slight chance of thunderstorms as temps soar

Posted by | August 21, 2014 8:55 am

OId River Road               There’s only a 20 percent chance of showers today, according to the National Weather Service, as heat index values could exceed 100 degrees. Right now we’re experiencing 85 percent humidity with temps in the high 70s and winds out of the northwest at 5 mph. Tonight we’ll see partly cloudy skies with a low around 73 and light and variable winds.    

Library closed on Labor Day

Posted by | August 21, 2014 6:47 am

HARVIN-CLARENDON-COUNTY-LIBRARYThe Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday, and will reopen from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The book-drop will be available for the return of unrestricted materials.  

Shamara Wilson Henry

Posted by | August 21, 2014 6:38 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-4-smallerShamara Wilson Henry, 30, widow of Quista Henry, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Born Feb. 13, 1984, in Sumter, Myra was a daughter of Marilyn W. Andrews and the late Stanley Cato. She was a Manning High School graduate, and later attended Morris College. She grew up as a child in Galilee Baptist Church. She honorably served her country in military service as a combat medic. Her last assignment was with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, at Fort Hood, Texas. Shamara Wilson Henry was medically retired and honorably… Read the rest

Guilty Plea: Brandon Cruz Antwine

Posted by | August 21, 2014 5:22 am

guilty plea 1Brandon Cruz Antwine of Moncks Corner pleaded guilty Aug. 11 before 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran during a term of Clarendon County General Sessions Court to grand larceny greater than $2,000, but less than $10,000, receiving a sentence of five years in prison, suspended to time-served and four years’ probation.  

Hickory Grove Missionary Fall Revival

Posted by | August 20, 2014 4:49 pm

church newsHickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1158 Driggers Lane in Manning, will hold a three-night Fall Revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 17-19. The Rev. Terry Johnson, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Manning, will be the guest speaker.  

Domestic dispute leads to drug charges

Posted by | August 20, 2014 2:53 pm

A domestic dispute between a 50-year-old Manning man and his 17-year-old son led to more than just the assault and battery charges police expected. The Manning Police Department is currently submitting warrants against James E. King of 427 LeGrand St. for charges of manufacturing methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; exposing a child to methamphetamine; manufacturing methamphetamine within a half-mile of a park; disposal of waste from the production of methamphetamine; and assault and battery. Police responded to King’s home the first time late Tuesday night, after King and his son reportedly got into an argument. “No action was taken then,” said… Read the rest

C.E. Murray to face rival in season opener

Posted by | August 20, 2014 2:45 pm

Separated by 14 miles, the C.E. Murray and Kingstree football teams represent the truest form of a rivalry. Last year, C.E. Murray failed to put up a fight against Kingstree and fell to the Jaguars 48-20. This year, C.E. Murray’s head football coach is looking for a change in guard. “I look for our team to be a lot more physical and a lot more in tune to what our game plane is,” Smith said. “Look for a much more exciting game than last year.” While Smith is optimistic that his guys can pick up the win in his second… Read the rest

FTC Now ‘Game of the Week’ starting Aug. 26

Posted by | August 20, 2014 1:59 pm

FTCKINGSTREE – Football fanatics, high school parents or just those who missed the big game are covered with FTC Now’s Game of the Week, which will start Aug. 26. Each week throughout the 2014 high school football season, FTC Now – Channel 26 – will air a Game of the Week tape-delayed at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays following the Friday evening matchups. In addition, the Coach’s Kickoff – which features the 17 coaches from the FTC service area – will air prominently throughout the week leading up to the games at 6:30 p.m. “We are always excited to announce… Read the rest

Risher appointed to treasurer for 6th District GOP

Posted by | August 20, 2014 12:20 pm

Summerton resident Cindy Risher was appointed over the weekend by 6th District GOP Chairman and Clarendon County GOP Chairman Moye Graham to assume the treasurer’s position for the 6th District GOP. Graham resigned from the treasurer’s post effective Saturday through an emailed letter to S.C. GOP Secretary Sandra Bryan. As chairman for the 6th District, Graham is allowed to appoint the treasurer. Risher, who is a seventh-grade teacher in Florence, also serves as the 2nd District vice-chairwoman for the Clarendon County GOP.  

First Day of School: Tommy Hill

Posted by | August 20, 2014 11:41 am

thomas-hillThomas “Tommy” Hill started first grade Monday at Manning Early Childhood Center. Send your back-to-school pictures – with child’s FULL NAME, GRADE and SCHOOL – to editorial@manninglive.com.

Traffic stopped in northbound lanes of I-95 in Sumter County

Posted by | August 20, 2014 11:39 am

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolClarendon residents traveling to Sumter or Florence will have to wait a bit as the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 146 mile-marker have been shut down temporarily so authorities can airlift persons with injuries from the scene of a wreck there. Real-time traffic information from the S.C. Highway Patrol shows the wreck happened about 10:43 a.m., and dispatchers just notified Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies to assist with shutting down the lanes.

AC unit sends smoke into Head Start building

Posted by | August 20, 2014 11:07 am

head-start-fire-1The first day of school at the Fleming Felder Head Start Center in Alcolu ended with smoke billowing throughout the building. Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said Tuesday that an air-conditioning unit on the roof of the building – which is adjacent to Phoenix Charter High School and Wateree Community Actions Inc. – malfunctioned and sent smoke throughout the building. “There was no real damage,” Richbourg said.

Gibbons inducted into National Hall of Fame

Posted by | August 20, 2014 10:29 am

Edward “Ed” Gibbons Jr. was inducted posthumously into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame on Aug. 9 at Florence Speedway in Kentucky. “Racing was his lifelong passion,” said Gibbons’ father, Slick Gibbons. “He drove with a cool head, always wanted to win, but wasn’t rough on his equipment.” Gibbons is remembered as the dirt slinging late model driver that drove his No. 07 machine to more than 400 victories, including a $20,000 J.W. Hunt win in Concord, N.C., and a Carolina Clash Championship in 2001. Gibbons’ last win came at Fayettville Speedway on Oct. 4, 2008. He died… Read the rest

SPD searching for stolen Chevy truck

Posted by | August 20, 2014 10:09 am

BOLOSummerton Police Chief Ray Perdue said Wednesday morning that a BOLO issued Tuesday night for a 1983 Chevrolet pickup truck was due to the vehicle being stolen. He said the vehicle was taken while it was parked in the 200 block of Main Street about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle is described as blue in color with chrome wheels. It is valued at $6,500. Perdue said the license tag number is ILZ 783. “But that’s probably off the vehicle by now,” he said. Anyone with information regarding this vehicle is asked to call the SPD at (803) 485-4385.

James Alvin Burns

Posted by | August 20, 2014 9:28 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerJames Alvin Burns, 82, husband of 57 years to Marie Brunson Burns, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late James F. Burns and Corrina Morris Burns. Mr. Burns was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church at Oswego and the John Edens Bible Class. He retired from DuPont after 34 years of service. Survivors besides his wife of Oswego include two children, James A. “Jamie” Burns Jr. (Regina) of Oswego and Janis Rivenbark (Ray) of Blue Ridge, Va.; six grandchildren, Mark Burns, Sarah Burns,… Read the rest

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