Williamsburg County resident dies in boating accident

Posted by | May 3, 2019 1:37 pm

MANNING –  A 23-year-old Williamsburg County resident died late Thursday evening as a result of a boating accident on Lake Marion, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.

“The accident occurred shortly before 10 p.m.,” Mock Said. “Connor Lambert of Andrews was taken to Alex Harvin Landing by first responders who performed CPR on Lambert at the landing but were unable to revive the young man.”

An autopsy will be performed on Lambert to determine the exact cause of death, Mock added.

For detailed information on the accident, please contact the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

VIDEO: Special Interview with Ann Driggers

Posted by | May 3, 2019 12:41 pm

Ann Driggers of Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center. They have a “haven of rest” that is allotted for women and children of domestic violence. They are having an online fundraiser. Learn more in this special interview.

Despite strong fight, Clarendon Hall can’t top Richard Winn Academy

Posted by | May 3, 2019 10:50 am


The Clarendon Hall Varsity baseball fought back after falling down by five runs in the first inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 6-5 defeat to Richard Winn Academy Thursday. Clarendon Hall tallied five runs in the failed comeback. TJ Curlee, Wells Robinson, and Jon Mcintosh fueled the rally with RBIs.

The Saints couldn’t keep up with Richard Winn Academy early in the game. Richard Winn Academy scored on an error during Brandon Miller’s at bat, a double by Zack Taylor, a single by Cam Bass, and a home run by Austin Lancaster in the first inning.… Read the rest

Famous Birthdays: May 3

Posted by | May 3, 2019 8:33 am

1898 – Golda Meir, Ukrainian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1978)
1902 – Alfred Kastler, German-French physicist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1903 – Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (d. 1977)
1905 – Edmund Black, American hammer thrower (d. 1996)
1905 – Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1988)
1905 – Red Ruffing, American baseball pitcher and coach (d. 1986)
1906 – Mary Astor, American actress (d. 1987)
1906 – René Huyghe, French historian and author (d. 1997)
1906 – Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American journalist and author (d. 1975)
1906 – Enrique … Read the rest

Library celebrates Parish

Posted by | May 3, 2019 7:21 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library celebrated the 100th birthday of Amelia Bedelia author Peggy Parish on Thursday with a Literary Landmark Dedication.

Today in History: May 3

Posted by | May 3, 2019 12:11 am

752 – Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico assumes the throne.
1294 – John II becomes Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg.
1481 – The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.
1491 – Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
1616 – Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war.
1715 – A total solar eclipse was visible across northern Europe, and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within 4 minutes accuracy.
1791 – The Constitution … Read the rest

The Rev. Isom Bennie Turner Jr.

Posted by | May 2, 2019 1:31 pm

The Rev. Isom Bennie Turner Jr., 84, husband of Vivian White Turner, died Monday, April 29, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon.
Born July 23, 1934, in Florence, he was a son of the late Isom Bennie Turner and the late Shelley McKay Strickland Turner. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and the founding pastor and member of Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church. During his career, he helped build five additional churches and a school. He was a board member of Turbeville Free Will Baptist Children’s Home for ten years and State Free Will Baptist promotional … Read the rest

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