Posted by Staff Reports | July 16, 2014 5:21 pm
This is the edge of a 72 acre tract of land near I-95 and S.C. 527 that will soon be harvested.
A Timmonsville company signed a timber cutting agreement to harvest a sizable chunk of land just east of the Interstate 95 and S.C. 527 nexus, records show.
Keels Land and Timber Company paid $145,486.50 to American Resource Group to cut 72 acres, with American Forest Management of Sumter acting as the broker.
Vann Page, the forester representing Keels Land and Timber Co., said he expects harvesting the pine trees will get underway before year’s end. About 5,000 to 6,000 … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 16, 2014 2:31 pm
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 16, 2014 11:59 am
The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting that traffic is slower and being redirected in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 right before the Lake Marion bridge.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 16, 2014 11:22 am
The S.C. Highway Patrol and other emergency agencies are currently responding to a wreck with injuries at the 108 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95. The wreck happened about 11:13 a.m. Wednesday.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 16, 2014 11:21 am
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 16, 2014 9:27 am
The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to debris in the roadway between the 115 and 116 mile-markers in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 16, 2014 6:30 am
The American Red Cross will hold several blood drives throughout the year from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cypress Center on the following dates: July 24; Oct. 18; and Dec. 30.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 8:32 pm
Kim Johnson was sworn-in Tuesday night as a new member of the Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees by her father, Sen. Kevin Johnson, as her family looked on. Johnson was appointed to the board in June by the Clarendon County School Board, who looked at seven applicants for three seats on the board. Chairman Matthew Prince and board member Robert “Bobby” Fleming were reappointed to their seats.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 4:36 pm
A mid-afternoon fire destroyed a mobile home on Eddie Road near Summerton about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 3:07 pm
The S.C. Highway Patrol and other emergency responders are working a vehicle wreck between the 124 and 126 mile-markers in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Alcolu. The vehicle has hit a tree, according to reports. There were no injuries and no entrapment. Traffic may be slower during this time.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 2:48 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Eastern Clarendon County until 3:30 p.m. today.
Posted by Submitted by Reader | July 15, 2014 2:17 pm
Main Street South Carolina manager Beppie Legrand, left, stands with Janet Meleney, center, and Main Street Manning Director Carrie Trebil at the 74th Municipal Association of South Carolina annual meeting. Meleney was presented with the program’s Downtown Service Award for her work on the city’s application to have its commercial district on the National Register of Historic Places.
Main Street South Carolina recognized Janet Meleney with the 2014 Main Street South Carolina Downtown Service Award at the Municipal Association’s 74th Annual Meeting on July 12. Meleney was nominated by Main Street Manning.
The award recognizes an elected official, … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 1:15 pm
Robert Mark Blackmon
Robert Mark Blackmon, 57, husband of Nancy Brewer Blackmon, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.
Born Feb. 8, 1957, in Camden, he was a son of the late Robert Lewis Blackmon and Myrtis Fletcher Blackmon. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering fraternity, the Tau Beta Pi Engineering fraternity, the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity and was also a board certified engineer with the S.C. State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He was a member of … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 12:20 pm
Although the Manning Municipal Election Commission accepted that two voters living on Sunset Drive in Manning may have been disenfranchised in the special election held July 8 for the District 5 Manning City Council seat, the three-member commission noted those voters would not have changed the result.
The commission – Margaret Walker, J. Wilder and Chairwoman Beatrice Simon – certified the results of last week’s election in turning down a protest from write-in candidate Sharmane Anderson, who came in third with 28 votes. Julius Dukes Jr. and Gloria Frierson will face-off Tuesday in a run-off for the seat. … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 11:52 am
The Manning Municipal Election Commission has denied a protest by write-in candidate for District 5 Sharmane Anderson.
We will have an update soon.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 11:12 am
The Manning Municipal Election Commission is checking eight voters which Sharmane Anderson claims were denied the right to vote in the District 5 special election held July 8.
Clarendon County Voter Registration Director Shirley Black-Oliver is currently testifying.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 10:55 am
The Manning Municipal Election Commission is currently consulting its attorney, John Moyland, over evidence presented Tuesday morning by Sharmane Anderson, a write-in candidate for District 5 who came in third in last week’s election.
Anderson says that voters were turned away from the polls and denied their right to vote.
Check back for the three-member commission’s decision.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 15, 2014 9:07 am
SUMTER – Johnny David McCall Sr., 65, widower of Myrtle T. McCall, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 4, 1948, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Alex and Gladys Anderson McCall. He was retired equipment operator.
Survivors include a son, Johnny D. McCall Jr. of Sumter; a son-in-law, Stewart Avery of Sumter; three brothers, Jackie McCall of Charleston, James McCall of Hopkins and Jerry McCall of Sumter; a sister, Carolyn Jones of Hopkins; a grandchild, Ryder McCall Avery of Sumter; and a number of other family and friends.
No services are … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 14, 2014 6:03 pm
Clarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton. The job fair will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 14, 2014 3:46 pm
Golden Chick of Manning owner Cory Wright presented Cynthia Bradham of Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest a check for $500 on Monday morning at the restaurant, which opened in April. It is Wright’s second location, the first being in Sumter. Bradham said the money will be used to purchase the T-shirts for the group’s 3rd annual walk to raise awareness for domestic violence, which will be held in October.