Carolyn Wilder Brogdon

Posted by | September 9, 2018 9:25 pm

SUMTER – Carolyn Wilder Brogdon, 92, widow of John Kirkpatrick Brogdon, died Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Covenant Place. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Belton O’Neal Wilder, Sr. and the late Mattie Cubbage Wilder. She was a member of Alice Drive Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Best of Kernersville, North Carolina; two grandchildren, John David Best (Maureen) of Roanoke, Virginia and Rachel Best of Charlotte, North Carolina; a great grandchild, Hartford Best; a niece, Janice Vaughan; and a great niece and her family. In addition to her husband and parents, she… Read the rest


Posted by | September 9, 2018 9:02 pm

Hootie has moved into his treehouse on Princess Pond Rd. What a mysterious, wise, and handsome guy he is! Many hours are spent observing activity on PP. If you stop, listen, and use a little imagination, you may hear him softly singing his favorite song–“EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE, EVERY STEP YOU TAKE, I’LL BE WATCHING YOU”. Occasionally. “WHO WHOOO, WHO ARE YOU” echos through the silent dark night. What a hoot living in PP forest and meeting all the PersonaliTree neighbors

Duck Fest Beauty Pageant winners named

Posted by | September 9, 2018 4:25 pm

The following winners were named at the Duck Fest Beauty Pageant on Saturday.   Wee Master Duckfest    Willie Foster McAllister 1st runner up            Mason Robinson   Master Duckfest            Reed Anderson 1st runner up             Jackson Martin 2nd Runner up         Briggs Bryant   Baby Miss Duckfest    Harper Jean Cutter 1at runner up             Jayasia Pendergrass 2nd Runner up         Keelyn Saige Newman   Toddler Miss Duckfest     Jordyn Grace Wynn 1st runner up             Caroline Lee Matthews 2nd runner up             Scarlett Quintanilla   Tiny Miss Duckfest        Paisley Faith Bevelle 1st Runner up            Leah Michael Wells 2nd Runner up            Maelee Lanford   Wee Miss Duckfest          Annalise Jade… Read the rest


Posted by | September 9, 2018 2:59 pm

In June, Loretta Pollard was re-elected to serve another term in the South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature and retained the Chair position.

Charles David Schwartz

Posted by | September 9, 2018 1:50 pm

Charles David Schwartz, 72, husband of Jayne “Priss” Mitchell Schwartz, died Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Roper Hospital in Charleston. Born February 27, 1946, in Kingstree, he was a son of the late Louis Oscar Schwartz and the late Janice Newton Schwartz. He was the owner and operator of Schwartz’s Department Store. He is survived by his wife of Manning; a son, John David Schwartz of Charleston; a daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Schwartz (Steven) of Ft. Mill; two grandchildren, Jessica Erna Schwartz and Robert Louis Schwartz, both of Ft. Mill; and a brother, Dr. Louis Schwartz (Kathy) of Manning. The family… Read the rest

County Council prepares to approve adjustments to the performance zone

Posted by | September 9, 2018 8:27 am

Questions have been raised regarding the restructuring of the performance zone requirements. In recent Clarendon County Council meetings, a first and second reading, as well as a public hearing, has occurred regarding an ordinance which would disallow solar farms within the performance zone. The performance zone is the district within the county which the Planning Commission and the 10-year Comprehensive Plan would like to see mixed development. This would include commercial, industrial and residential. The original plan included only high-development areas in the performance zone. “This was originally around the lake in our high-development areas. We wanted to maintain control… Read the rest

Lake Marion Christian Church is launching a Bible reading campaign

Posted by | September 9, 2018 8:16 am

In March of this year, Gregg Wilgus accepted the invitation from Lake Marion Christian Church to lead the Church in their Christian development. Founded in November of 2011, Lake Marion Christian Church strives to present the Restoration Plea to Clarendon County. Rather than an attempt to reform the Church, Restoration Movement Churches attempt to restore Christianity as it is found in the Bible. While we don’t think of ourselves as the only Christians, we do call ourselves Christians only, as Acts 11 labeled the followers of Jesus. We attempt to live by the motto: “in essentials, unity; in opinion, liberty;… Read the rest

Official opening ceremony held August 6

Posted by | September 9, 2018 5:30 am

Mr. Tindal is flanked by the Honorable Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America and the Honorable Richard W. Riley, former US Secretary of Education and Governor of South Carolina.
Clarendon County School District Two Superintendent John Tindal recently attended a private reception as a prelude to the opening ceremony of the Richard W. Riley Collection.

Today in History: Sept. 9

Posted by | September 9, 2018 12:00 am

9 – Arminius’ alliance of six Germanic tribes ambushes and annihilates three Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. 337 – Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans succeed their father Constantine I as co-emperors. The Roman Empire is divided between the three Augusti. 533 – A Byzantine army of 15,000 men under Belisarius lands at Caput Vada (modern Tunisia) and marches to Carthage. 1000 – Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1087 – William Rufus becomes King of England, taking the title William II, (reigned until 1100). 1141 – Yelü Dashi, the Liao dynasty general… Read the rest

Neighborhood fun with PersonaliTrees

Posted by | September 8, 2018 8:17 pm

When a neighborhood comes together to do something that is meant to build a sense of community and camaraderie, this is generally accepted as a good thing. The Neighborhood Crime Watch Zone is an example of a program that encourages neighbors to look out for one another. When people look out for one another this builds up and unifies neighbors and encourages a sense of well-being and a safe environment in which to live. There is one such community located in North Santee called Princess Pond. This community met with the late former sheriff, Randy Garrett, a few years ago… Read the rest

LMA teacher is a winner

Posted by | September 8, 2018 12:07 pm

Pictured from left to right are Dan Palumbo, Lauren Lee, 5K assistant, and Wendie Harrington with Mrs. Harrington’s class in between. 
Mrs. Wendie Harrington, a 5K teacher at Laurence Manning Academy, was nominated by Adley Wilfong to receive the Kona Ice Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation basket. She won! Mr. Dan Palumbo, from Kona Ice of Sumter, presented Mrs. Harrington with her goodie basket today. Her kids even got a snow cone!

Ah, Labor Day!

Posted by | September 8, 2018 5:59 am

Ah, Labor Day! That wonderful holiday that celebrates workers, work and time off. Labor Day is the official start of fall as far as I’m concerned. It is also a day that throws off school schedules, football games and still confuses us about whether it is summer or fall. My dad first told me about Labor Day when I was a little fellow. He told me that we had this holiday to celebrate workers and their jobs. I had no idea what that all meant. I didn’t have a job, I didn’t go to school and everyday was just about… Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, Sept. 8

Posted by | September 8, 2018 12:00 am

617 – Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang’an and the eventual establishment of the Tang dynasty. 1100 – Election of Antipope Theodoric. 1253 – Pope Innocent IV canonised Stanislaus of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II. 1264 – The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland. 1276 – Pope John XXI is chosen. 1331 – Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia 1380 – Battle… Read the rest

FINAL: East Clarendon

Posted by | September 7, 2018 10:32 pm

The East Clarendon Wolverines suffered a loss at home with a score of 38-30 in favor of Aynor.

FINAL: Clarendon Hall

Posted by | September 7, 2018 9:38 pm

Clarendon Hall has beaten Patrick Henry in a shut-out game with a final score of 60-0.

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