Mitchell Carodine Cottingham

Posted by | August 18, 2017 12:00 am

Mitchell Carodine Cottingham, 99, widower of Virginia Lee DuBose Cottingham, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Covenant Place in Sumter. Born Sept. 16, 1917, in Kingstree, he was a son of the late Mitchell Carodine Cottingham Sr. and Mary Guess Cottingham. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, a past post commander of the American Legion and a Mason. He was the owner and operator of Cottingham Insurance Agency, and he served on the board of directors of SCANA Investors. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning, where he served as a… Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, Aug. 18

Posted by | August 18, 2017 12:00 am

684 – Battle of Marj Rahit: Umayyad partisans defeat the supporters of Ibn al-Zubayr and cement Umayyad control of Syria. 1304 – The Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle is fought to a draw between the French army and the Flemish militias. 1487 – The Siege of Málaga ends with the taking of the city by Castilian and Aragonese forces. 1572 – Marriage in Paris, France, of the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre to Margaret of Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics. 1587 – Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the… Read the rest

McLeod offers tips for a healthy start to school

Posted by | August 17, 2017 11:19 pm

Transitioning from summer months to the school year can be challenging for both children and parents. However, taking a few simple steps can ensure a healthy and productive start to your child’s school year. ANNUAL CHECKUPS Schedule your child’s annual checkup with the pediatrician before school starts to make sure your child’s vaccinations are up to date. It’s also a good idea to ask the pediatrician to check your child’s vision before they return to the classroom. If your child plans to participate in sports, remember to schedule a pre-participation physical exam, or PPE. VACCINES It’s easy to keep up… Read the rest


Senior Wolverines looking for winning season

Posted by | August 17, 2017 10:08 pm

East Clarendon High School senior Bryson McKenzie has been a starter on the Wolverines varsity football team since his sophomore year. The offensive lineman has been with the program overall since his seventh-grade year and has been on the varsity team for four. “I’ve started ever since my 10th-grade year,” he said. “I just keep trying to push the guys and make them better to get them a starting position. This is my last ride, my one last shot.” Michael Webb, a defensive end and tight end who has played with the Wolverines for the past three years after moving… Read the rest



Emma Thames McClure

Posted by | August 17, 2017 7:45 pm

SUMTER – Emma Thames McClure, 99, widow of Donald M. Mathis Sr. and John A. McClure died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Aug. 28, 1917, in the Alcolu community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Wilson Thames and Laura Fann Thames. Mrs. McClure was first employed as a legal secretary in the office of Lee and Moise Attorneys for a number of years before becoming a legal secretary in the office of the 3rd Circuit Solicitor on Law Range in Sumter, where she was affectionately known as “Mrs. Emma.”… Read the rest



Elizabeth Ann Wilkes Taylor

Posted by | August 17, 2017 6:50 pm

Elizabeth Ann Wilkes Taylor, 98, widow of Reese Joye Taylor, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Covenant Place in Sumter. Born Feb. 14, 1919, in Georgetown, she was a daughter of the late Clyde Alexander Wilkes and Pearl Sanders Wilkes. She was a graduate of Draughan’s Business School in Columbia and worked as a bookkeeper for Alderman Lumber Company and Taylor Building Supply. She was a devoted wife, mother and a strong Christian lady. She had a very deep love for Manning First Baptist Church and the T.E.L. Sunday school class where she was a long-time member. Survivors include two… Read the rest

Woman from SC 527 wreck identified

Posted by | August 17, 2017 6:30 pm

The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a woman killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle wreck on S.C. 527 outside of Turbeville. Carol Gandy, 65, of Kingstree, died at the scene of the wreck, which happened about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday when Gandy’s 2011 Kia SUV crashed head-on with a 2013 Ford SUV. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

USC Sumter impact tops $40M annually, new study shows

Posted by | August 17, 2017 6:17 pm

The annual statewide economic impact of the University of South Carolina system now totals $5.5 billion, with USC Sumter contributing more than $40 million to that total. According to a new study by the Darla Moore School of Business, the University of South Carolina system supports one in 35 jobs statewide and generates nearly $220 million in tax revenue for state coffers each year, The study is an update of an economic analysis conducted in 2011 and demonstrates that more than ever, USC is returning tangible economic benefits to graduates, businesses and communities throughout South Carolina. “The economic benefits of… Read the rest






2 Clarendon residents make CCTC Full-Time President’s List

Posted by | August 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Sigmon Bryant and Debra P. Hosford, both of Clarendon County, were named to the Central Carolina Technical College Full-Time President’s List for the Summer 2017 semester. The President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 GPA for the term.

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