Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office assists with child pornography arrest

Posted by | October 15, 2018 4:57 pm

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of 22-year-old Duston Steven Jones of Sumter on October 10 in connection with sexual exploitation of a minor. Law enforcement officers with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest, as did the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service, while the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) led investigators to Jones, where they discovered multiple files of child pornography in his possession. Jones… Read the rest

STOLEN: Trailer

Posted by | October 15, 2018 12:33 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department released this statement. STOLEN TRAILER with SC Tag Number UP45604: Please be on the lookout for a black 34′ triple axle trailer with high deck. The trailer was stolen from 2986 Kingstree Hwy. in the early morning hours of 10/12/2018. The vehicle involved in the theft was a dark colored Ford F250. Vehicle should have some damage to the front end and roof from crashing through the fence. Any information, please call the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414.

Boys and Girls State attendees honored at dinner

Posted by | October 15, 2018 7:39 am

Students from Laurence Manning Academy, Manning High School, Scott’s Branch Middle/High School and C E Murray High School who attended Girls or Boys State this past summer were honored at a dinner held on October 2. After being introduced to the guests, each student was given the opportunity to express what the experience had meant to him or her. The ladies went first, introduced by Alison Baggette of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68. “I had a great time. I ran for a couple of offices and ended up as Environmental Officer. It was a blast. I was able to… Read the rest


Posted by | October 14, 2018 2:56 pm

Traffic is backed up on I-95 northbound side near mile marker 100.
There has been an accident on the I-95 bridge going across Lake Marion. The accident is near mile marker 100 on the northbound side. EMS and the Clarendon County Fire Department are responding. Traffic is moving slowly. If you are near the area and see an approaching emergency vehicle, please move to the right and allow it to pass.

Clarendon County Democratic Party hosts state-level candidates

Posted by | October 13, 2018 10:28 am

Residents turned out to hear what state-level candidates or their representatives had to say at the October Democratic Party meeting. However, to start the meeting, Representative Robert Ridgeway provided a legislative update. Ridgeway first spoke of the bridge on Highway 521, informing the party that the DOT told him they had run into issues which needed to be addressed and hoped to have the bridge open by the week before Thanksgiving. Ridgeway then spoke of the tax bill, stating they had been back to Columbia, and the conformity issues had been settled and the bill passed. Ridgeway stated the House… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Charles Olden Richburg

Posted by | October 12, 2018 7:40 pm

ALCOLU – Charles Olden Richburg, 91, widower of Mary Belle Richburg Floyd Richburg, died Friday, October 12, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Sumter. Born September 26, 1927, in Manning, he was a son of the late William Arthur Richburg and the late Janie Gertrude Ridgeway Richburg. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and the Korean War with 20 years of service and he was a member of Little Star Pentecostal Holiness Church. He is survived by a granddaughter, Trudy Grace Richburg; a daughter-in-law, Anita Richburg, both of Summerville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to… Read the rest

Manning High School Monarchs get new football uniform pants

Posted by | October 12, 2018 2:15 pm

#60 Jamir Stukes, wearing the new football pants prior to the game on October 5, stands with Coach Keith West, Dwayne Stukes and his wife, Lena, and Jarrett Williams.
The Manning Monarchs varsity football team is seven games into the season, and for the last four of those games, they’ve had new pants, thanks to one player’s family. Dwayne Stukes often comes from Charleston to watch his son, Jamir, play tackle and defensive end as #60. As a senior, Jamir will play one last season at MHS, and Stukes wanted to do something special for the team. As a graduate of MHS and a former football player for the Monarchs, Stukes understood how important confidence can be when playing a game. Stukes played offensive tackle and defensive tackle. Last… Read the rest

Saints receive donation from local farmer, Monsanto

Posted by | October 12, 2018 5:21 am

Addison Allan, daughter of Troy Allan and a Clarendon Hall graduate, holds a check directed to the school from her father through the Monsanto Fund.
County farmer Troy Allan of Oak III Farms in Summerton directed a $2,500 grant to Clarendon Hall as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Allan is a Clarendon Hall graduate and former board trustee. “I want to thank Monsanto for offering these grants to support local communities,” Allan said. “I am committed to Clarendon Hall and am happy to direct this donation to the school where my wife Shannon and I, along with our children, Addison and Gavin, graduated.” As part of its mission Clarendon Hall will use the funds to improve technology.… Read the rest

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