Baxley, SCDMV employees celebrate kick-off of ‘Donate Life’

Posted by | April 15, 2019 2:33 am

Sheriff Tim Baxley met with local South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles’ staff for their yearly kick-off for Donate Life. Baxley said he “encourages the citizens of Clarendon County tolearn more about this program by visiting www.donatelifesc.org.” Baxley, second from left, is pictured with, from left to right, Kimberly Scott ,Mary Lynn Peagler, Michelle Parrack and Deborah Hart.


Today in History: April 15

Posted by | April 15, 2019 12:27 am

769 – The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic rulings.
1071 – Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
1395 – Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde at the Battle of the Terek River. The Golden Horde capital city, Sarai, is razed to the ground and Timur installs a puppet ruler on the throne.
1450 – Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
1632 – Battle of Rain: Swedes under … Read the rest


Tickets issued in DNR alligator case

Posted by | April 14, 2019 10:05 pm

The state Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division issued tickets last week to the suspect allegedly responsible for causing a decapitated alligator carcass to shop up near a Shem Creek boat landing in Mt Pleasant.
The incident received widespread media attention after pictures of the animal were shared on social media.
SCDNR investigators were able to determine that the alligator carcass was from an animal that had been legally taken by a professional wildlife control operator under a “nuisance alligator” depredation permit issued to a homeowner’s association in the Mount Pleasant area.
Such permits require that the animal’s remains … Read the rest


Tonight’s Weather: Sunday, April 14

Posted by | April 14, 2019 6:01 pm

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2 a.m., then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Suzanne Matthews Funderburke

Posted by | April 14, 2019 2:43 pm

 

PAXVILLE – Suzanne Matthews Funderburke, 87, widow of Eugene Carson Funderburke Sr., died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Covenant Place in Sumter.
Born June 4, 1931, in Paxville, she was a daughter of the late William Charles Matthews and Amelia Curtis Matthews. She was a member of Paxville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Sandy Richardson (Phillip) of Sumter, Denise Rowland (Earle) of Paxville and Melissa McLachlan (Colin) of Sumter; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Funderburke of Conway; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; four nephews; and a niece.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded … Read the rest


Drawing for $500 fuel card to benefit families of fallen cops

Posted by | April 14, 2019 2:22 pm

Members of Team Manning are selling tickets for a drawing for a $500 fuel card, with all proceeds going to help the families of fallen officers through the Law Enforcement Bicycle Ride. Each ticket is $10, and the drawing is April 15 Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets may be purchased at The Manning Times.


Drawing for $500 fuel card to benefit families of fallen cops

Posted by | April 14, 2019 7:58 am

Members of Team Manning are selling tickets for a drawing for a $500 fuel card, with all proceeds going to help the families of fallen officers through the Law Enforcement Bicycle Ride. Each ticket is $10, and the drawing is April 15 Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets may be purchased at The Manning Times.


Lake Wind Advisory in effect for Clarendon

Posted by | April 14, 2019 7:11 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for Clarendon and surrounding areas, effective from 11 a.m. Sunday through 8 a.m. Monday.
Winds will be 15 to 20 knots from the southwest with gusts about 30 knots Winds shift west later tonight. Strong winds and rough waves on area lakes will create hazardous conditions for small craft. A Lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.


Today’s Weather: Sunday, April 14

Posted by | April 14, 2019 4:01 am

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.`


Today in History: April 14

Posted by | April 14, 2019 12:55 am

43 BC – Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Caesar’s assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Aulus Hirtius.
AD 69 – Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.
AD 70 – Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions.
193 – Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
966 – After his marriage to the … Read the rest



Helen Powell, Becky’s Cafe win PSF decorating contest

Posted by | April 13, 2019 7:05 pm

Helen Powell received top honors in the Individual-Group Category the 12th annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival Downtown Turbeville Lamp Post Decorating Contest. Puddin’ Swamp Festival Committee Chairwoman Jenna Reynolds Windham said that the community and other organizers could not “thank our participants enough for (their) community spirit and hard work. These were absolutely beautiful and have lent themselves so perfectly to the festival atmosphere We are so grateful.”
Powell, ,who is married to Sheriff Tim Baxley, decorated one of the downtown lamp poss with items pertaining to law enforcement and both her and the town’s appreciation of their local and county … Read the rest





Library to close for Easter

Posted by | April 13, 2019 9:33 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed beginning April 19 and continuing through April 21 for the Easter holiday. The library will reopen for normal hours at 9 a.m. April 22.. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.



Today’s Weather: Saturday, April 13

Posted by | April 13, 2019 4:44 am

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.



Tonight’s Weather: Friday, April 12

Posted by | April 12, 2019 5:44 pm

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


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