Posted by Staff Reports | October 17, 2014 7:45 pm
Posted by Staff Reports | October 17, 2014 7:35 pm
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 4:38 pm
The Ebola virus has not arrived in Clarendon County.
But Clarendon Memorial Hospital officials believe they are ready to deal with the threat of one should a patient presenting with the disease’s symptoms come into the facility.
Clarendon Health System said late Thursday night that three patients at the hospital since Saturday have been put through … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 3:56 pm
Attorney David Weeks said today that his client, Gloria Frierson, will appeal a circuit court judge’s decision to uphold the results of a special runoff in Manning District 5 that saw her lose a City Council seat by one vote.
Frierson lost 48-47, according to official results provided by the Manning Municipal Election Commission, to Julius Dukes Jr. in the July 22 runoff. A special election held July 8 for the late Gregory Witherspoon’s longtime seat saw the pair defeat third-place and fourth-place challengers Sharmane Anderson and Louis Griffith, respectively.
Frierson challenged the runoff results, saying that two men voted … Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | October 17, 2014 1:45 pm
It was chilly this morning. But now it’s sunny.
It’s currently about 71 degrees with 49 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service.
Today’s high is expected to be about 78 with winds out of the southwest at 9 mph.
Tonight it’s expected to dip into the low 50s.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 12:24 pm
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | October 17, 2014 12:18 pm
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 11:43 am
A circuit court judge’s ruling late Thursday may change that, however. Third Circuit Judge W. Jeffrey Young signed an order upholding the results of a special runoff for the District 5 seat held July 22 in which Julius Dukes Jr. won by one vote over challenger Gloria Frierson.
The two met before Young Sept. 10 in Clarendon County Common Pleas Court. Dukes was represented by attorney Shaun Kent, Frierson by Rep. David Weeks. The Manning … Read the rest
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | October 17, 2014 11:23 am
Arts and crafts vendor applications for the 2015 Puddin’ Swamp Festival are now available at www.puddinswamp.com.
Organizers would love for you to spend a fun Saturday with them in April sharing your crafts and products. Spaces will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
VIDEO: County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart’s remarks during Wednesday’s grand opening at Kent International
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 10:52 am
Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart thanks Kent International for choosing Clarendon County.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 8:33 am
The Manning Fire Department responded just now to a false alarm at Manning Primary School after a fire alarm was reportedly activated. Dispatch reports through scanner traffic that a glitch in the alarm’s system activated it when no fire or smoke was present.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 8:25 am
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | October 17, 2014 8:14 am
Paxville native Tiffany Johnson is partnering with friends in her home community to get donations of shoes during October for Soles4Souls. We posted this piece for her Sept. 22. Collection will run through Oct. 31, and the goal is 30,000 pairs. They take all kinds of shoes, including high heels, sandals, boots and athletic shoes. New and used. Shoes can be dropped off in Clarendon County at Manning Early Childhood Center on Raccoon Road. To donate money, visit soles4souls.org/donate.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 7:16 am
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 6:41 am
Clarendon Memorial Hospital announced late Thursday that it has contacted the state Department of Health and Environmental Control regarding three patients, but “all have been deemed not an Ebola risk,” according to spokesman Jeffrey Black.
“The safety of our patients, their families and our employees will always be our top priority,” Black said. “Our staff has been in multiple trainings daily, and we will always err on the side of caution.”
Black said “every patient” who walks through the hospital doors is screened with a “series of questions about their health symptoms and recent travel history.”
One patient had recently … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 6:30 am
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 3:27 am
The Rev. George Windley Jr. of First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter will be the guest speaker for the 137th anniversary service at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, which will be held 3 p.m. Nov. 2. The Rev. Willie Chandler is the host pastor.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 2:34 am
The Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball team won the region championship. The team included, from left to right, Brynne Baxley, Madison Kidd, Coach Ritchie Way, Mallory McIntosh, Sydney Wells, Aubrey Edwards, Whitney Avins, Brystal Shuler, Mackenzie Norman and Chloe Anderson.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 17, 2014 12:36 am
Rowland scored on runs of 25, seven and one yards while adding a two-point conversion. Skyler Johnson added the other two-point conversion.
Justin Lowder had five catches on the night for 180 yards. LMA improves to 5-1 on the year and plays again 5 p.m. Tuesday against Orangeburg Prep.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | October 16, 2014 11:26 pm
A local family is missing its 8-month-old golden-beagle mix, who is named Nugget. She has been gone about five days. She is the sweet and calm, about medium-sized, with floppy ears. Anyone who has seen her or who has any information should call Ericka Betler at (803) 225-2579.