Community leaders remember Smith

Posted by | August 17, 2017 4:40 pm

They simply don’t make men like Hugh Smith anymore. That was the sentiment offered by Patrick Goodwin on Thursday about his longtime friend. Smith, a Turbeville native, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. “He was, first and foremost, a gentleman,” said Goodwin. “He was not ashamed of being a child of God or of his relationship with the Lord.” Goodwin said that Smith was an excellent mentor for young people, particularly those who served in his employment at the Turbeville IGA. Smith began his career in the grocery business at a young age, starting with bagging groceries in 1979 at the… Read the rest

Special Weather Statement issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | August 17, 2017 1:36 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Special Weather Statement for Clarendon County, calling for a strong thunderstorm. At 1:19 p.m., a strong thunderstorm was located about nine miles north of Elloree or 18 miles west of Manning, moving southeast at 15 mph. Wind gusts of 50-55 mph are possible with this storm.

Van Green Sr.

Posted by | August 17, 2017 1:25 pm

TURBEVILLE – Van Green Sr., 90, died Aug. 16, 2017, at his home, after an illness. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at East Clarendon High School’s gymnasium, with burial in the Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Gleaton Euston Green and Sally Leviner Robinson Green. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the former owner and… Read the rest

Letter: Pastor invites public to Impact Summerton

Posted by | August 17, 2017 1:14 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be a part of a ministry here in Summerton. IMPACT SUMMERTON is a unique opportunity where we as community leaders can have a powerful impact on the next generation by teaching them the simple yet powerful truths of God’s Word. I’m a firm believer that we are stronger when we are together, and in these perilous times, our children need the solid truths that only God can provide. In Luke 10:27, Jesus taught us the two greatest commandments: LOVE GOD and LOVE OTHERS. As our world seems to be… Read the rest

Donald Hugh Smith

Posted by | August 17, 2017 12:24 pm

TURBEVILLE – Donald Hugh Smith, 55, husband of Marti Brown Smith, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 12, 1962, he was a son of Don and Laurita Smith. He was raised in Turbeville and attended Salem Academy where he made many life-long friends and played football, basketball and baseball. Hugh attended Winthrop College where he earned a bachelor of science in business degree in 1984 and returned to Turbeville to serve his community. Hugh was the owner and operator of Turbeville IGA for more than 30 years. He served his community in many… Read the rest

Heat Advisory calls for heat index values of up to 108

Posted by | August 17, 2017 11:29 am

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Clarendon County effective through Thursday evening. Heat index values could reach 108 due to temperatures in the upper 80s and dewpoints in the upper 70s. High heat and humidy will increase the risk for heat exhaustion and even heat stroke if precautionary measures are not taken. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. To reduce the risk of heat illness during outdoor work, the occupational safety and… Read the rest

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