Cornerstone FWB Church to hold Jubilee today, Saturday

Posted by | March 24, 2017 4:52 pm

Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning, will hold Spring Jubilee at 7 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Chris Todd as guest speaker. Jubilee will continue 7 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Lanny Ard as guest speaker. The church will also celebrate Homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, with singing from Redemption Crossing. A covered-dish meal will follow in the church’s fellowship hall. All are welcome to come out as the church celebrates 71 years in Manning. For more information, call Pastor John Matthews at (803) 460-2761.


Kenneth Richard Foflygen Sr.

Posted by | March 24, 2017 11:05 am

Kenneth Richard “Slosh” Foflygen Sr., husband of Diana Colleen Main Foflygen, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born Sept. 25, 1946, in Washington, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late James Wayne Foflygen and Elma Grace Dunfee Foflygen. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, an avid Corvette owner and a member of Lake Marion Christian Church. Survivors besides his wife include a son, Kenneth R. Foflygen Jr. (Tammy) of Sharon, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Monica Vernon (Seth) of Clarksville, Pennsylvania and Angela Reyes (Adrian) of Manning; a brother, Ronald W. Foflygen of Penn… Read the rest

Manning man charged with stalking Sumter woman

Posted by | March 24, 2017 10:44 am

A 65-year-old Manning man is currently being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center after his arrest March 6 for the alleged stalking of a Sumter woman. Alonza Gibson of 1648 Arlen Road in Manning was arrested Thursday and charged with stalking. He was granted a $5,000 surety bond on the charge by a Sumter magistrate judge. Warrants state that “on at least four occasions since March 18, Gibson made unwanted contact with a female victim.” “The victim had previously complained about Gibson, who was issued a courtesy summons for harassment at the time,” reads a report from the Sumter… Read the rest


Today in History: Friday, March 24

Posted by | March 24, 2017 12:00 am

1401 – Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 – James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I. 1603 – Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan. 1663 – The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoring Charles II of England to the throne. 1707 – The Acts of Union 1707 are signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms and parliaments of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great… Read the rest




Scott announces 45 SC students’ nominations to Military Service Academies

Posted by | March 23, 2017 5:50 am

U.S. Senator Tim Scott announced last week the nominations of 45 South Carolina students to the United States Military Service Academies for the class of 2021, including the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. In advance of this round of nominations, staff from Scott’s state offices hosted 12 informational sessions across the state. “It is such an honor and privilege to nominate some of our state’s future leaders to our country’s… Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, March 23

Posted by | March 23, 2017 5:10 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make three stops today, including from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Turbeville IGA; from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church; and from 4-5 p.m. at Lodebar Church. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


Bakery hopes to bring back magic of old Summerton

Posted by | March 23, 2017 4:14 am

The Cookie Box Bakery sits in the small, sleepy, rural setting of Summerton. The front is donned with a candy-striped awning and welcome signs that beckon passersby to go in and sample items on its menu. Owner Leslie Coker-LeMense has always had a passion for baking. As a child she and her mother baked together often, so there was no question what she wanted to do as a career after graduating. While still in high school, she wanted to go through the whole process of becoming a chef, which started with attending food service classes at the F.E. Debose Career… Read the rest

CCTC recognized for founding first Water Environment Federation student chapter in state

Posted by | March 23, 2017 4:06 am

Water Environmental Federal President-elect Jenny Harfelder, right, presents Central Carolina Technical College Environmental and Natural Resources Department Chair Joshua Castleberry, center, and Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education Elizabeth Williams, left, with a certificate of recognition last week for the college’s effort in establishing the first Water Environment Federation student chapter in South Carolina. The college currently has seven members in the chapter at CCTC. WEF’s studentcChapters are professional organizations for students with an interest in the environment or becoming more active in the water industry. Student chapters provide an avenue for the exchange of information and ideas between… Read the rest


Summerton group aims to help former foster girls

Posted by | March 23, 2017 3:33 am

Aging out of foster care programs can be a scary experience for many teens, especially in a world where their former support system had failed them. After reaching the age of 18, these “at risk” youth are once again faced with another move, but this time, they will be on their own. Located in Summerton, the Woman-to-Woman group is opening its doors to provide assistance and transitioning skills to youth aging out of the system. The business consists of a group of women who want to reach out and be a stepping stone for vulnerable women, offering all the support… Read the rest

7 Clarendon families placed in homes after 2015 flood

Posted by | March 23, 2017 3:16 am

Seven families from Clarendon County are among more than 60 during the past month to be placed in new homes as a result of the 1,000-year flood that hit the area more than a year-and-a-half ago. The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office announced the new numbers on March 16, bringing Clarendon County’s total helped to 18 since the office began releasing data in December. The families receiving new housing completed the application and award process through SCDRO. Their previous homes were severely damaged by the October 2015 storm, which dumped more than 24 inches of rain within two days. The… Read the rest


CDC to hold community forum

Posted by | March 23, 2017 2:14 am

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a free community forum from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 8 at the Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. “The purpose of the forum is to inform the community, businesses and other organizations about what the Clarendon County CDC has accomplished over the years and to network with other organizations that may share similar visions and missions of the Clarendon County CDC, which involve improving the lives of all of our residents,” said Paulette King. The CDC serves Clarendon, Lee and Sumter counties, she said. “The Clarendon County CDC has received… Read the rest

GOP to hold Precinct Reorganization on Saturday

Posted by | March 23, 2017 2:03 am

The Clarendon County GOP will hold Precinct Reorganization at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church on Greeleyville Highway in Manning. During this time precinct officers and delegates will be selected for the Clarendon County GOP Convention to be held in April.

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