CSD1 center hosts Mobile Library today

Posted by | April 26, 2014 6:27 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stop today:

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center



Santee-Wateree Expo on Sunday

Posted by | April 25, 2014 6:55 pm

leroy-smithThe Santee-Wateree Expo will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Manning with state Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith as the keynote speaker. Music will be provided by Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

Chapel AME Church hosting Gospel Jubilees

Posted by | April 25, 2014 11:41 am

Chapel AME Church, McLeod Road in Paxville, will host the first night of the Gospel Jubilees of Sumter anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The second day will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Marvin Hodge Life Enrichment Center, 609 Miller Road in Sumter. Doors will open that day at 4 p.m. The Spiritual Caravans; Committed; and others are also on the program.



Posted by | April 25, 2014 11:08 am

For WebCarriers have begun loading cars up at Craig’s Used cars today. The dealership’s license was revoked last Tuesday and has had more than two dozen customers file breach of trust complaints since.

Backporch Players back with ‘Borderline Crazies’

Posted by | April 24, 2014 7:54 pm

It has been two years since the Backporch Players last brought their unique mixture of humor and vitality to the stage at Weldon Auditorium.


But from Friday through Sunday, the group will be back with “Borderline Crazies,” a play by Leo W. Sears where two characters put a plan in motion to “pep up one couple’s marriage, but a lot of things go wrong on the way,” according to Jewell Brown.


borderline-crazies“This man and woman, Stu and Ellen (played by Stuart Smith and Sharon Ridgeway), are just bogged down in their marriage,” said Brown, president of the Backporch … Read the rest

Mom, boyfriend charged in alleged child abuse case

Posted by | April 24, 2014 7:32 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office filed charges against a man left alone with a 2-year-old girl on Tuesday who was later treated at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.


Andrew Billups

Andrew Billups is charged with attempted murder. The girl is still recovering at a Columbia hospital. Courtney Chamberlin, the child’s mother, has been charged with accessory after the fact to attempted murder. Maj. Kipp Coker said Thursday evening that deputies will also seek a warrant for unlawful neglect of a child.


Courtney Chamberlin

Billups, Chamberlin’s boyfriend, told Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputies that he found the child unresponsive and in a … Read the rest

Therapist raising money for mission trip

Posted by | April 24, 2014 6:19 pm

Clarendon Memorial Hospital physical therapist Casey Amato is undertaking a medical mission trip to Nicaragua from May 10-18, and is asking the community to donate tennis shoes, walkers, canes, crutches, braces, slings and eyeglasses for the trip. To help, you can drop off items at The Zone or at Clarendon Rehabilitation Services, both in the Cypress Center. For more information, call (540) 746-1115.

Lesley Dykes launches asset protection company

Posted by | April 24, 2014 1:12 pm

Lesley Dykes, former business development director for Clarendon Health System and Clarendon Memorial Hospital, announced Thursday the launch of Stellar Asset Solutions LLC. Dykes said she will offer clients “services to help them make good decisions in regards to a variety of monetary issues, including life insurance, health insurance, fixed annuities and real estate.”

She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s School of Business Administration, and currently operates Mr. KleanAir with her husband. She earned her license in 2013 from the state Department of Insurance. She is a licensed Realtor and recently joined The AgentOwned Realty Co. … Read the rest

Santee-Wateree Students’ Award Banquet

Posted by | April 24, 2014 11:49 am



The Santee-Wateree Students’ Award Banquet will be held 7 p.m. Saturday at the Melina Presbyterian Church Activity Center in Gable, with the Rev. William J. Frierson, pastor of Lovely Hill Missionary Baptist Church, speaking. For ticket information, call Moses Levy Jr. at (803) 478-2718, Dorothea Ford at (843) 659-2677 or Robert Fleming at (803) 435-8994.

Willie James Harrison

Posted by | April 24, 2014 11:26 am

LAKE CITY — Willie James Harrison, 71, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.

Born Jan. 3, 1943, in Turbeville, he was a son of the late Sam and Pearl McDowell Harrison.

The family will receive friends at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, George and Lillie Harrison, 823 N. Bethel Road in Scranton.

Funeral services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Dozens file breach of trust complaints against local dealership

Posted by | April 24, 2014 9:00 am

The Manning Police Department confirmed late Wednesday that more than two dozen customers of Craig’s Used Cars have filed breach of trust complaints against the dealership, whose license was revoked on Tuesday by the state Department of Motor Vehicles after a six-month investigation.

Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said the company – owned by Mike Dozier – has been allegedly failing to produce proper tags for cars sold to customers.

craig's-used-cars-2Police said  the DMV is asking customers to fill out a complaint – using this form – and then fax it or mail it back to the department.



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