NRA backs McMaster, Wilson for SC Republican Primary

Posted by | May 21, 2018 1:47 pm

Officials with the National Rifle Association announced Monday that incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster and Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson have the organization’s full support going into the June Republican primaries. “Attorney General Alan Wilson has always been a strong defender of states’ rights and the rule of law,” reads a release from the NRA Political Victory Fund. “That is why the NRA is standing with him as he seeks re-election. On behalf of our nearly 6 million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Gov. Henry McMaster and Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson for… Read the rest

Florida man charged after chase

Posted by | May 21, 2018 10:45 am

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Florida man with failure to stop for a blue light after a 25-mile chase through Clarendon County Monday morning. Robert Charles Tock, 31, of Hermosa, Florida, was reportedly driving near the 123 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95 when deputies initiated a traffic stop. Tock allegedly made for the 122 southbound exit before crossing back over onto the Interstate and heading to the 119 southbound mile-marker, riding down through Paxville and on U.S. 15 South to Summerton and then back to Manning. Sheriff Tim Baxley said the man suspect was finally detained on… Read the rest

Union County man charged with solicitation of a minor

Posted by | May 21, 2018 10:20 am

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest Monday of Maurice Travon Bonham, 24, of Buffalo, on one charge connected to the solicitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Mauldin Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Office, both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest, respectively. Investigators state Bonham allegedly engaged in sexually explicit conversations with a person he believed to be a minor. Bonham was arrested May 17, and was charged with one count… Read the rest

High speed chase ends near Summerton

Posted by | May 21, 2018 9:38 am

Deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office have apprehended a suspect who led them on what Sheriff Tim Baxley called a brief car chase Monday morning. is awaiting further information, but Baxley said the suspect was driving a vehicle that was tagged as allegedly stolen out of Florida. He said the suspect led deputies through Summerton and was caught on Silver Road.

Weather Forecast: Monday, May 21

Posted by | May 21, 2018 9:14 am

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

EC girls’ basketball team wins youth leadership award

Posted by | May 21, 2018 7:40 am

The East Clarendon High SChool varsity girls’ basketball team won the South Carolina High School League 2A State Championship in early March. It was the first time a Wolverine team had accomplished such a feat in the sport, but Head Coach Mike Lowder wasn’t surprised at the win. The game started out strong, he said, and the team ended the first quarter with a 23-1 lead. “It was just our style of game,” he said. “We like to get up and down the floor, and that’s what we did the first quarter. It was good.” The Lady Wolverines held fast… Read the rest

Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted by | May 21, 2018 6:51 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Book drop-off will be available during the closing.

LMA student to attend National Youth Leadership Foundation program

Posted by | May 21, 2018 6:14 am

While her fellow students may spend this summer lounging by the pool or working their first part-time jobs, Laurence Manning Academy rising sophomore Alyce Broughton Elliott will be headed to Washington, D.C., for what she hopes will be a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity. “She will join outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, National Youth Leadership Foundation – National Security Division in Washington, D.C.,” reads a release from Envision, the company in charge of the program. LMA teacher Hans Swygert nominated Elliott to attend the program, which Envision Chief… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Dee Dee

Posted by | May 21, 2018 4:52 am

Dee Dee is a 2-year-old, female, brindle-Dachshund mix. She is a very loving girl who loves to have her belly rubbed. She is current on her shots, has been spayed and has tested negative for heart worms. She is patiently waiting for the right family to come and give her a home. Emmy is a female brown tabby domestic shorthair cat who is 2 years old. She is shy at times, and all she needs is the right home with one-on-one attention. She is current on all of her shots, has been spayed and has tested negative for feline leukemia… Read the rest

St. Paul students work in afterschool program

Posted by | May 21, 2018 3:06 am

Warmer weather means learning outside at St. Paul Elementary School. The pictured students attend the 21st Century After-School Program in Clarendon School District 1. The students, under the direction of Sharon Oliver and Mary McCaskill from Clarendon County Clemson Extension, studied solar energy, created solar ovens and then ate what they baked After school is eded May 15, but the summer program will begin on June 11. Contact the school if you are interested in your child attending. Picture No. 1 features Janiah Gibson, Shanaya Bryant and Natasha Perry. In the background is Jahmarion Taylor. Picture No. 2 features Madison… Read the rest

Community paramedic program off to a strong start

Posted by | May 21, 2018 2:57 am

The McLeod Health Foundation received a grant from Duke Endowment in 2017, allowing them to fund the Community Paramedic Program in Clarendon County. After a few months of initial planning, the program started this year and is well on its way to meeting and exceeding expectations, according to Emergency Medical Services Director Brad Gerfin. Endowment directives state a goal to meet the needs of 200 unique patients over a three-year period. Four months into the program, it has already touched 30 patients with 150 home visits. “I think we’re well on the way,” said Gerfin. The Clarendon County program has… Read the rest

What you need to know for National Women’s Health Week

Posted by | May 21, 2018 2:36 am

National Women’s Health Week starts each year on the third Sunday to encourage women to make their health a priority. Take these steps provided by the Centers for Disease Control to live a safer and healthier life! Get Recommended Screenings and Preventive Care Protect your health by getting the care you need to prevent disease, disability, and injuries. Regular check-ups are important. Preventive care can keep disease away or detect problems early, when treatment is more effective. Talk to your health care provider to learn more about what screenings and exams you need and when. Many health insurance plans offer… Read the rest

Today in History: May 21

Posted by | May 21, 2018 12:00 am

293 – Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Galerius as Caesar to Diocletian, beginning the period of four rulers known as the Tetrarchy. 878 – Syracuse, Sicily, is captured by the Muslim Aghlabids after a nine-month siege. 879 – Pope John VIII gives blessings to Branimir of Croatia and to the Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state. 996 – Sixteen-year-old Otto III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. 1349 – Dušan’s Code, the constitution of the Serbian Empire, is enacted by Dušan the Mighty. 1403 – Henry III of Castile sends Ruy González de Clavijo as… Read the rest

Joye recognized for 20 years as Recreation director

Posted by | May 20, 2018 7:11 pm

Clarendon County Council recognized Clarendon County Recreation Department Director LeBon Joye for 20 years of service to the county on Monday night. Joye was unable to be present for the recognition, but will be presented with a certificate acknowledging his service to the county, along with a clock.

Morris College student travels to DC for program

Posted by | May 20, 2018 3:39 pm

Morris College sophomore Kenton Kelley is an alumnus of the Communities in Schools program, who recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the program. A native of Charleston, Kenton was first introduced to Communities in Schools in eighth grade and really began to understand the value of the program upon entering high school. Kenton credits Communities in Schools-Charleston for not only helping him get into college but for making him realize he could go and thrive in college. During his time in Washington, D.C., Kelley met with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Rep. Jim Clyburn… Read the rest

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