Turbeville to hold meeting on possible Rec Department merger with county

Posted by | April 25, 2017 9:56 am

Turbeville Town Council will hold a meeting Wednesday to assess the “how and why” of possibly joining the town’s Recreation Department to the county’s, said Turbeville Town Administrator Rodney Johnson. The meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Turbeville Town Hall. “What we’re doing is more or less an informational meeting to talk about the possibility,” Johnson said. “The possibility is merging with the county program. We’re just going to talk about it.” Johnson said that most of the kids who participate in Turbeville’s program don’t live within town limits. “They’re county residents, so it makes sense sooner or… Read the rest

$2,500 awarded to 2nd place in Striped Bass Fishing Tournament

Posted by | April 25, 2017 9:50 am

Chuck Howard and Ken Ellis won 2nd place and $2,500 with a total of 27.11 pounds of fish in the Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament presented by Santee Ford Chyrsler Dodge Jeep Ram held Saturday on Lake Marion as part of the 38th Striped Bass Festival. Dennis Craven of Santee Automotive presented the check to the pair, who also took the $250 2nd place prize for Big Fish for 8.09 pounds. More than 200 fishermen participated in the one-day tournament held in conjunction with the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, and about $20,000 was paid out in prizes.


CDC to hold Gigantic Yard Sale, iPad drawing

Posted by | April 25, 2017 3:39 am

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a gigantic yard sale and iPad drawing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 next to the Clarendon County Council on Aging on South Church Street. Participants in the drawing do not have to be present to win. There will be men, women and children’s clothes, housewares and other items at the yard sale. If you would like to donate gently used items to the yard sale or make a donation, please call (803) 435-6639 to schedule a time to drop-off items and donations. The Clarendon County CDC is a non-profit… Read the rest

$5K awarded to winners of Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament

Posted by | April 25, 2017 2:45 am

Dennis Craven of Santee Automotive, center, presented a $5,000 1st place check to Mike Watson and Craig McFadden, who caught a total of 35.43 pounds of fish Saturday during the Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament presented by Santee Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The tournament was held on Lake Marion as part of the 38th annual Striped Bass Festival, which was presented by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. Watson and McFadden also took the $500 prize for Big Fish at 8.26 pounds. More than 200 fishermen participated in the one-day tournament, which paid out about $20,000 in prizes.


Today in History: Tuesday, April 25

Posted by | April 25, 2017 12:00 am

404 BC – Peloponnesian War: Lysander’s Spartan armies defeated the Athenians and the war ends. 775 – The Battle of Bagrevand puts an end to an Armenian rebellion against the Abbasid Caliphate. Muslim control over Transcaucasia is solidified and its Islamization begins, while several major Armenian nakharar families lose power and their remnants flee to the Byzantine Empire. 799 – After mistreatment and disfigurement by the citizens of Rome, pope Leo III flees to the Frankish court of king Charlemagne at Paderborn for protection. 1134 – The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating… Read the rest


Flood Advisory issued for part of Clarendon County

Posted by | April 24, 2017 9:42 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Flood Advisory for southwestern Clarendon County in central South Carolina until 11:15 p.m. Monday. At 9:19 p.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Locations that could be affected include Summerton, Lake Marion and the North Santee areas.


Argire Kokinos Hodge

Posted by | April 24, 2017 4:06 pm

SUMTER – Argire “Sandy” Kokinos Hodge, 76, wife of Gordon Hodge, died Sunday, April 23, 2017, at her home. Born in Olean, New York, she was a daughter of the late Nestor Kokinos and Stamaticoula Kokinos. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbia. Mrs. Hodge was retired from the New York public school system after 34 years as a middle and high school English teacher. Survivors besides her husband of 41 year include two daughters, Terri Condello, and Susan Anner; four grandchildren; a sister, Bessie Const (Spiro) of Amherst, New York; and a goddaughter, Stephanie… Read the rest

Dale Lesley Anderson

Posted by | April 24, 2017 4:00 pm

SUMTER – Dale Lesley Anderson, 65, wife of Bobby R. Anderson, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Born in Manning, she was a daughter of Rebecca O’Dell Lesley and the late Wilton Earl Lesley. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Mrs. Anderson was a retired educator. She taught two years in the Greenville County school system and the remainder of her career was spent as a math teacher at Alice Drive Middle School. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a sorority of women educators, and the Manchester… Read the rest

Kinsley Waynick wins Youth Trophy at Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament

Posted by | April 24, 2017 3:49 pm

Dennis Craven of Santee Automotive in Manning presents the Youth Winner trophy to Kinsley Waynick at the Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament, sponsored as part of the 38th annual Striped Bass Festival by Santee Ford Chyrsler Dodge Jeep Ram on Saturday at the John C. Land III Sports Facility on Lake Marion. More than 200 fishermen participated in the one-day tournament, which was co-directed by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. About $20,000 in prizes was paid out after the tournament. Photo provided by Cleve Dowell.

3 LMA students take 3rd in SCISA State Science Fair

Posted by | April 24, 2017 3:19 pm

Laurence Manning Academy students Madi Lew, McKenzie Truett and Lauren Rembert brought home a third place award in the senior interdisciplinary team division at the 2017 South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair. “These students are to be congratulated for their practical applications of the scientific method,” said SCISA Executive Director Larry Watt. “The caliber of the entries indicates the amount of work all of the students put into their projects.” The SCISA State Science Fair had three divisions including the elementary for third through fifth grades; junior for sixth through eighth; and senior for ninth through 12th. Each… Read the rest




Wreck at 122SB

Posted by | April 24, 2017 10:49 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck at the 122 southbound mile-marker and exit on Interstate 95. No further information is available at this time.

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted by | April 24, 2017 10:22 am

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email haybrton@gmail.com.

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