Residents express disapproval with Clarendon 1 decision on school administrators

Posted by | June 6, 2017 1:33 pm

Beatrice Rivers was one of several Summerton residents who expressed displeasure on Monday night with the Clarendon School District 1 Board of Trustees decision made two months ago to not accept Dr. Rose Wilder's recommendation that the district retain its schools' principals for the 2017-18 school year. The decision effectively dismisses those principals, although no one has used the word "termination" publicly.
Nearly a dozen Summerton residents appeared Monday night before Clarendon School District 1 board members to express opinions regarding the board’s decision not to renew contracts with several administrative staffers, including the principals at all three of its schools. The board voted 6-2 on April 3 not to accept Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder’s recommendation that the district retain the status quo for its schools’ principals for the 2017-18 school year. “You are not working in the best interest of this school district,” said longtime school volunteer and community activist Beatrice Rivers on Monday night before the board. “I have always… Read the rest

Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for heavy rains

Posted by | June 6, 2017 12:38 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County for Tuesday. The outlook calls for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon. The main threat will be locally heavy rain.

Ham attends DC banking summit, meets president

Posted by | June 6, 2017 10:36 am

One of the Bank of Clarendon’s most senior representatives joined more than 1,000 community bankers from throughout the country to attend the Independent Community Bankers of America Policy Summit. President J. Barry Ham attended the event, which was held recently in Washington, D.C. In a release, he said the summit offered bankers a chance to gain increased awareness of pending legislation affecting the banking industry. During the summit, Ham was among several bankers invited to attend a meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice-president Mike Pence at the White House. “The highlight of the trip was an invitation to meet… Read the rest

13 residents make CCTC Full-Time President’s List

Posted by | June 6, 2017 10:06 am

Central Carolina Technical College Interim President Terry Booth has announced 13 Clarendon County residents as honorees on the Spring 2017 Full-Time President’s List, which recognizes students who achieved a 4.0 GPA for the semester while enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours. Those featured from Clarendon County included Justin R. Alsbrook, Simone T. Brunson, Zachary L. Davis, Caitlin D. Evans, Maysey R. Floyd, Bailee C. Garneau, Ryan L. Hinson, Brice A. Laney, Jesse A. Surette, Jared C. Thompson, Emilee M. Welch, Jabril E. Wilson and Jackson C. Wynne.

Turbeville votes to give county Rec Department

Posted by | June 6, 2017 9:50 am

Clarendon County Council will have one more line item to consider for its 2017-18 fiscal year budget when members convene for their regular monthly meeting on Monday. Turbeville Town Council voted last week to offer its Recreation Department program to the county, less than a month after a meeting letting area residents know what such a deal would entail. “Of course, we have some terms in providing such an agreement to the county,” said Mayor Dwayne Howell. Howell said Town Council was in agreement with many of the negotiated terms provided by the county. “However, Barrineau will need to have… Read the rest

Woman said she bit man to free herself from chokehold

Posted by | June 6, 2017 6:04 am

A 30-year-old woman living in the 200 block of East Keitt Street in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 9:49 p.m May 27 that a 31-year-old man chocked her for several seconds in the front yard of the home with a “strong grip around her neck.” The victim alleged that she could not breathe and felt like she was going to pass out. Police noted visibly red areas around the woman’s neck, as well as a red scratch on the right side of her neck. Police took photographs of the woman’s alleged injuries. The woman also had a bruise… Read the rest

Duke Energy urges customers to be ready for hurricane season

Posted by | June 6, 2017 5:51 am

Hurricane season began June 1, but preparing for these massive storms never stops for Duke Energy or its customers. “We have seen the devastation a hurricane can cause in the Carolinas with Hurricane Matthew last year,” said Duke Energy Carolinas Storm Director and Vice-president of Engineering and Technical Customer Relations Tim Tripp. “While we can’t control the weather, we do prepare for storms every day of the year. We urge our customers to get ready now so they can react quickly during a storm, hurricane or severe weather that heads our way.” Duke Energy and its staff of meteorologists are… Read the rest

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted by | June 6, 2017 5:09 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons… Read the rest

Letter: SC Baptist Convention opposes American Health Care Act

Posted by | June 6, 2017 2:28 am

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly won passage of the American Health Care Act – a bill that has the potential to transform this nation’s health insurance system and create a new slate of winners and losers. The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina is the state’s largest black religious body, and it strongly opposes the plan. We urge members to aggressively notify U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster and other state leaders of our opposition to this bill. There has been significant opposition and concern from provider… Read the rest

Summerton girl alleges man threw her down, put his arm on her throat

Posted by | June 6, 2017 1:04 am

A 14-year-old Summerton girl told the Manning Police Department about 11 p.m. May 24 that a 28-year-old man grabbed her by the arm, threw her onto a couch and placed his forearm on her throat during an argument about 7 p.m. the same day at an undisclosed location. The girl’s father called the police after picking the girl up from the location. The victim told police that a verbal argument led to the suspect getting in her face. Police reported observing small scratches on the girl’s forearm, where she said the suspect grabbed her. The girl declined to press charges,… Read the rest

Today in History: Tuesday, June 6

Posted by | June 6, 2017 12:00 am

913 – Emperor Alexander III dies of exhaustion while playing the game tzykanion (Byzantine name for polo). He is succeeded by his 8-year-old nephew Constantine VII. 1513 – Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored. 1523 – Gustav Vasa, the Swedish regent, is elected King of Sweden, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union. This is the Swedish national day. 1586 – Francis Drake’s forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida. 1644 – The Qing dynasty Manchu forces led… Read the rest

Man allegedly returned stolen item to get $10 gift card

Posted by | June 5, 2017 11:06 pm

An employee with a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway told the Manning Police Department about 11:20 a.m. May 22 that a 48-year-old Manning man entered the store and “selected, concealed and carried away without purchasing items from automotive valued at $10,” before allegedly returning to the parking lot, moving his vehicle to a different location and then returning to the store to return the allegedly stolen item for a gift card refund. According to reports, the incident happened about 10:57 a.m. the same day, and police were able to view video surveillance.

40 homes without power in Clarendon

Posted by | June 5, 2017 9:14 pm

Duke Energy and Santee Electric Cooperative report that about 40 homes in Clarendon County are without power as of 9:13 p.m. No estimated time of restoration has been provided.

Lawn mower, chainsaw, other tools stolen from Silver Road home

Posted by | June 5, 2017 8:45 pm

A man living in the 5700 block of Silver Road in Manning told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Offi e about 9:30 a.m. May 27 that someone broke into the shed behind his home and took a 42-inch riding lawn mower valued at $1,600; a Stihl weed eater valued at $200; two rakes valued at $25; a 14-inch chainsaw valued at $100; a shop vac valued at about $50; and an ax and a shovel valued at about $25. The man said the theft happened sometime between noon April 1 and the time of his complaint.

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