School Closings

Posted by | September 11, 2018 6:12 am

As of 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, all schools in Clarendon County – with the exception of Clarendon Hall – are closed for the remainder of the week in preparation for inclement weather due to Hurricane Florence. All athletics will also be canceled at these schools. Likewise, Central Carolina Technical College’s F.E. DuBose Campus in Manning will remain closed the rest of the week.

Duke encourages customers to report outages during storm

Posted by | September 11, 2018 4:33 am

Duke Energy officials are encouraging their customers to immediately report any outages that occur this weekend as the result of Hurricane Florence. Customers who experience an outage during the storm can report it by: Visiting on a desktop computer or mobile device. Texting OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply). Calling the automated outage-reporting system at 1 (800) 769-3766 for Duke Energy Carolinas customers and 1 (800) 419-6356 for Duke Energy Progress customers. For storm or power restoration updates, follow Duke Energy on Twitter (@DukeEnergy) and Facebook (Duke Energy).

Today in History: Sept. 11

Posted by | September 11, 2018 12:00 am

1185 – Isaac II Angelos kills Stephen Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronikos I Komnenos and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire. 1226 – The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes. 1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly-led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English. 1390 – Lithuanian Civil War (1389–92): The Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius. 1541 – Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco. 1565 –… Read the rest

Manning resident awarded Citadel Gold Star

Posted by | September 10, 2018 10:28 pm

Manning resident Charles Walker was awarded gold stars by The Citadel for achieving a 3.7 GPA or higher during the 2018 spring semester. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s dean’s list.

Power company provides tips in case hurricane kills power

Posted by | September 10, 2018 8:53 pm

Duke Energy has provided the following tips for Clarendon residents and those in surrounding areas to follow in case Hurricane Florence should cut the power in the county over the weekend. Stay away from power lines that have fallen or are sagging. Consider all lines energized as well as trees, limbs or anything in contact with lines. Create (or update) an emergency supply kit to save valuable time later. The kit should include everything an individual or family would need for at least two weeks, especially medicines and other supplies that might be hard to find after a storm strikes.… Read the rest

Duke officials urge customers to prepare for Hurricane Florence

Posted by | September 10, 2018 8:44 pm

CHARLOTTE – As forecasts increasingly predict that Hurricane Florence is expected to significantly impact North and South Carolina, Duke Energy officials are preparing for the storm and urge customers to do the same. Company weather forecasters expect widespread damage and power outages as Hurricane Florence is set to be a large and extremely dangerous storm system, packing fierce winds and torrential rainfall. Historical data and company experience indicate that total power restoration from a storm of this magnitude could take multiple days to several weeks – depending on the extent of damage and post-storm conditions, such as ongoing high winds… Read the rest


Posted by | September 10, 2018 8:42 pm

The F.E. DuBose Career Center has released the following information. Due to the impending weather advisement of Hurricane Florence, the Clarendon County Job Fair scheduled for Thursday, September 13 at F.E. DuBose Career Center in Manning has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule the event at a later time.

CANCELED: Optimist Club meeting

Posted by | September 10, 2018 8:39 pm

The Optimist Club has released the following information. Due to Hurricane Florence, the Optimist Club of Clarendon meeting scheduled for this Thursday, September 13 has been postponed until Thursday, September 27.  We will induct our new club officers at this meeting.  We welcome new members and anyone interested in finding out more about the club and what we do for local kids.  The fundraiser yard sale at Bonanza Flea Market scheduled for Saturday, September 15 has been postponed until Saturday, September 29.

Toll free disaster distress helpline available

Posted by | September 10, 2018 5:20 pm

The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The Helpline is a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or human-caused disaster or tragedy. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health… Read the rest

Job fair canceled

Posted by | September 10, 2018 5:13 pm

Due to the impending weather advisement of Hurricane Florence, the Clarendon County Job Fair scheduled for Thursday, September 13 at F.E. DuBose Career Center in Manning has been canceled.  We hope to reschedule the event at a later time.

Update from Mayor Julia Nelson

Posted by | September 10, 2018 5:00 pm

We’re canceling the 9/11 event tomorrow morning in order to give First Responders the needed time to prepare for Hurricane Florence. Please give a personal moment of silence on tomorrow.

Weather related closings

Posted by | September 10, 2018 4:50 pm

Due to severe weather conditions: *   All CCTC campuses in Clarendon, Lee and Sumter counties will be closed September 11 until further notice. *   Kershaw County Campus will operate on a regular schedule. Please check or the Central Carolina Technical College Facebook page for daily updates.

Lieutenant Governor Bryant’s statement on Hurricane Florence as it strengthens to a Category 4 Storm

Posted by | September 10, 2018 3:50 pm

Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant is urging South Carolinians, especially those along the coast and in evacuation zones, to prepare for Hurricane Florence immediately. While the exact path of Florence remains uncertain, the probability of it severely impacting South Carolina grows by the hour. “The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging is dedicated to ensuring our seniors are adequately prepared for Hurricane Florence as it continues to strengthen and head towards our coastline,” said Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant. “As we continue to learn more in the following days, please listen to any instructions given to you by your county Emergency Preparedness officials.… Read the rest

Hurricane Florence school closure list

Posted by | September 10, 2018 3:36 pm

Schools for the following counties will be closed Tuesday: Aiken Allendale Bamberg Beaufort, Barnwell Berkeley Calhoun Charleston Colleton Clarendon Darlington Dillon Dorchester Florence Georgetown Hampton Horry Jasper Manninglive will provide storm updates as they become available

Optimist Outlet

Posted by | September 10, 2018 2:17 pm

Optimist Club members collect items for their Bonanza Outlet at a meeting at Fayz at the Lake
The Optimist Club of Clarendon County opened a booth at the Bonanza Flea Market located on Bonanza Crossing Road just north of Highway 260. Bonanza Flea Market owners Buddy Justice and Moira Kammerer made room for the organization. “We put items in there that have been donated to us,” said Brittany Tindel of the Optimist Club. Whether they are leftover yard sale items or have gathered items during spring cleaning, the Optimist Club will take them. According to Tindel, they currently have items ranging from clothing to golf clubs. Members of the club go to the outlet and clean and… Read the rest

SCETV/South Carolina Public Radio and WUFT Announce Emergency Network Partnership

Posted by | September 10, 2018 12:15 pm

South Carolina ETV (SCETV)/South Carolina Public Radio and WUFT, Gainesville-Ocala, Florida, announced today a partnership that will provide heightened hurricane, tropical storm and other weather emergency content to South Carolina residents and visitors across the state. Available immediately, listeners to South Carolina Public Radio stations have access to updates related to storms and other significant emergency events, including Hurricane Florence, on radio and social media.  To track updates on social media, follow @SCETV and @SCPublicRadio on Twitter and Facebook. In the months to come, coverage will expand to include enhanced online, social media and television content. SCETV continues to see… Read the rest

Julia Ann Geddings DuBose

Posted by | September 10, 2018 12:06 pm

Sumter –  Julia Ann Geddings DuBose, 80, wife of D.M. “Buddy” DuBose, died Sunday, September 9, 2018, at her home. Born March 16, 1938, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Leon Geddings and the late Mazie Weeks Geddings. She was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. She and her husband owned and operated DuBose Self Service in Pinewood for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband of 61 years; a son, Michael DuBose (Libby) of Sumter; a granddaughter, Jessica Ann DuBose of Hermosa Beach, CA; a brother, Ronnie Geddings (Shirley) of… Read the rest

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