OBITUARY: Charles Olden Richburg

Posted by | October 12, 2018 7:40 pm

ALCOLU – Charles Olden Richburg, 91, widower of Mary Belle Richburg Floyd Richburg, died Friday, October 12, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Sumter. Born September 26, 1927, in Manning, he was a son of the late William Arthur Richburg and the late Janie Gertrude Ridgeway Richburg. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and the Korean War with 20 years of service and he was a member of Little Star Pentecostal Holiness Church. He is survived by a granddaughter, Trudy Grace Richburg; a daughter-in-law, Anita Richburg, both of Summerville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to… Read the rest

Manning High School Monarchs get new football uniform pants

Posted by | October 12, 2018 2:15 pm

#60 Jamir Stukes, wearing the new football pants prior to the game on October 5, stands with Coach Keith West, Dwayne Stukes and his wife, Lena, and Jarrett Williams.
The Manning Monarchs varsity football team is seven games into the season, and for the last four of those games, they’ve had new pants, thanks to one player’s family. Dwayne Stukes often comes from Charleston to watch his son, Jamir, play tackle and defensive end as #60. As a senior, Jamir will play one last season at MHS, and Stukes wanted to do something special for the team. As a graduate of MHS and a former football player for the Monarchs, Stukes understood how important confidence can be when playing a game. Stukes played offensive tackle and defensive tackle. Last… Read the rest

Saints receive donation from local farmer, Monsanto

Posted by | October 12, 2018 5:21 am

Addison Allan, daughter of Troy Allan and a Clarendon Hall graduate, holds a check directed to the school from her father through the Monsanto Fund.
County farmer Troy Allan of Oak III Farms in Summerton directed a $2,500 grant to Clarendon Hall as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Allan is a Clarendon Hall graduate and former board trustee. “I want to thank Monsanto for offering these grants to support local communities,” Allan said. “I am committed to Clarendon Hall and am happy to direct this donation to the school where my wife Shannon and I, along with our children, Addison and Gavin, graduated.” As part of its mission Clarendon Hall will use the funds to improve technology.… Read the rest

AG Wilson part of 17-state coalition against overreaching gun restriction

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:17 am

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday joined with 16 other states in a court brief supporting Second Amendment rights in response to New York City’s “premises permit” restrictions applicable to handguns kept for self-defense. The coalition asks the United States Supreme Court to consider the permitting scheme’s burden on Second Amendment rights, the full extent of those rights, and the applicability of those rights to self-defense outside the home. “We think New York’s restriction clearly violates the Second Amendment,” Wilson said. “As our states’ top prosecutors, we’re all in favor of making our communities safer, but these restrictions… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Clyde A. White

Posted by | October 11, 2018 11:14 am

Clyde A. White, 70, husband of Elsie Bryant White, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at his home. Born December 28, 1947, in Columbia, he was a son of the late Harvey Routh White and the late Eula Mae Odum White. He was retired from Black River Electric Company with 31 years of service and he was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Shane White (Susan), both of Manning; four brothers, Layton White of Swansea, Danny White (Dorothy) of Manning, Jamie White of Columbia and Calvin White of Manning; two sisters, Darnell Smith (Simon)… Read the rest

Posted by | October 11, 2018 11:11 am

Power lines are arcing on Huggins Road in Manning. Residents are not currently in any danger from this. However, Manning Fire Department Chief Mitch McElveen encourages people to stay away from downed power lines if they see them. At this time, none have come down, but there are numerous limbs on the lines in several locations.

Posted by | October 11, 2018 11:05 am

A tree is down on Greeleyville Highway in front of Poston’s Innsurance. The road is currently blocked. Please stay off roadways if at all possible until the storm passes.

Posted by | October 11, 2018 11:01 am

Harvin Clarendon County Library in Manning will be closed on Thursday, October 11, due to Hurricane Michael. Overdue fees will not be charged for items while the library is closed during this weather event.

Posted by | October 11, 2018 10:59 am

Clarendon Hall is closed on Thursday, October 11, but will resume classes on Friday, October 12. The football game Friday night vs. Wardlaw is still on, as well as Homecoming.

229 without power under SEC

Posted by | October 11, 2018 8:52 am

Santee Electric Cooperative is currently reporting about 229 homes without power in Clarendon County. No estimated time of restoration has been provided.

Closings: Thursday, Oct. 11

Posted by | October 11, 2018 5:37 am

The following entities have announced closure for Thursday due to inclement weather expected from Hurricane Michael. SCHOOLS Clarendon School District 2 schools will be closed Thursday Laurence Manning Academy will be closed Thursday. Clarendon Hall will be closed Thursday. Central Carolina Technical College will be closed Thursday. The F.E. DuBose Career Center will be closed Thursday. Clarendon County Adult Education will not hold classes Thursday. GOVERNMENT The city of Manning offices will be closed Thursday. All Clarendon County government offices will be closed Thursday. All town of Summerton offices will be closed Thursday. BUSINESSES BranCo Adult Daycare will be closed… Read the rest

LMA students ‘see you at the pole’

Posted by | October 11, 2018 5:16 am

Students and faculty at Laurence Manning Academy met recently for “See You at the Pole” to pray for the school, city, state and country. FCA organized the event. The faculty sponsor is Laura Carter.

Duke official: Michael could lead to ‘significant power outages’ throughout Carolinas

Posted by | October 11, 2018 2:53 am

Duke Energy spokesman Theo Lane said in an email Wednesday that although Hurricane Michael will touch the midlands as a tropical storm, it could still cause massive power outages in the Carolinas. “The combination of heavy rainfall (3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts possible) and the threat of wind gusts 40-60 mph will lead to significant power outages across the entire Carolinas service area,” said Lane. “In addition, there is a risk of isolated tornados on Thursday, mainly along and east of I-95 as the hurricane remnants track through the region.”

Sumter man charged with child pornography possession

Posted by | October 11, 2018 1:55 am

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Wednesday the arrest of Duston Steven Jones, 22, of Sumter, on three charges connected to the alleged sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and United States Secret Service, all members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this arrest. Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Jones. Investigators state Jones allegedly possessed multiple files… Read the rest

Tornado Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | October 11, 2018 12:13 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Watch through 7 a.m. Thursday for Clarendon County and surrounding areas, including Sumter, Berkeley and Orangeburg counties. A watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to form.

Geddings named to chiropractic college’s Dean’s List

Posted by | October 10, 2018 10:25 pm

William Geddings of Manning has been named to the Sherman College of Chiropractic Summer 2018 Dean’s List. Dean’s List students have achieved a GPA of at least 3.5 for the quarter. Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. The college’s on-campus Health Center, where senior… Read the rest

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