Wreck at 122SB

Posted by | April 24, 2017 10:49 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck at the 122 southbound mile-marker and exit on Interstate 95. No further information is available at this time.

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted by | April 24, 2017 10:22 am

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email haybrton@gmail.com.

No term limits for me

Posted by | April 24, 2017 9:55 am

I want to run for United States Senator. I might even run for congress. All the things that you want I’m for. I’m for balanced budgets, better farm bill, and lower taxes. Don’t think I’m not serious. I have political experience. I was on the Greeleyville Town council twice. I am a father, husband, churchgoer and all the other things that people mention in their campaigns that don’t seem to matter. Abortion, immigration, gun control, regulatory relief, nuclear proliferation, I have heard of all those things. The only thing I’m not for is term limits. Don’t be mad with me.… Read the rest

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted by | April 24, 2017 8:08 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons… Read the rest

Wallace Burgess Jr.

Posted by | April 24, 2017 7:10 am

Wallace “Lucky” Burgess Jr., husband of Betty Whitfield Burgess, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning. Born Feb. 24, 1947, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Wallace Burgess Sr. and Annie Wilson Burgess. Celebratory services were held Monday, April 17, 2017, at Upon This Rock Ministries, 10040 U.S. 521 in Greeleyville with Pastor Harry Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Muldrow Cemetery in Manning. The family received friends at the home, 1901 Flinn Road in Manning. Services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Small power outage reported near lake

Posted by | April 24, 2017 5:33 am

Santee Electric Cooperative is reporting about four homes without power as of 5:30 a.m. Monday in the Lake Marion area of Clarendon County. No estimated time of restoration has been provided.

Appeal denied, attorney relieved in Summerton man’s appeal of jewelry theft conviction

Posted by | April 24, 2017 4:04 am

A 39-year-old Summerton man sentenced to five years in prison last year for his role in three separate jewelry store thefts in 2015 has had his appeal dropped at the state level. The state Court of Appeals dropped the appeal last month from Lorenzo Ragin and also relieved his Columbia attorney, LaNelle Cantey DuRant. The decision comported with the U.S. Supreme Court case in which a court-appointed attorney may file a motion to withdraw from the appeal of a criminal case because of his belief that any grounds for appeal are frivolous. Ragin pleaded guilty Feb. 11, 2016, to an… Read the rest

Wreck at 108SB on I-95

Posted by | April 24, 2017 4:00 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a vehicle wreck at the 108 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time. No other information is available.

McLeod Clarendon welcomes new EMS director

Posted by | April 24, 2017 3:43 am

McLeod Health Clarendon’s new Emergency Medical Services director is no stranger to the Palmetto State. Though a Pennsylvania native who has lived most of his life in southwest Virginia, Bradley Clifford Gerfin attended a few years of music school at the University of South Carolina in Columbia before changing course and joining the medical field. He joined McLeod Health Clarendon April 10 as director of Clarendon EMS and Cypress Transport. “I would like to see us start some community outreach events in the area,” Gerfin said of his new role. “A big thing we need in this area is CPR.… Read the rest

CDC to hold Gigantic Yard Sale, iPad drawing

Posted by | April 24, 2017 3:39 am

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a gigantic yard sale and iPad drawing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 next to the Clarendon County Council on Aging on South Church Street. Participants in the drawing do not have to be present to win. There will be men, women and children’s clothes, housewares and other items at the yard sale. If you would like to donate gently used items to the yard sale or make a donation, please call (803) 435-6639 to schedule a time to drop-off items and donations. The Clarendon County CDC is a non-profit… Read the rest

Flood Advisory issued for parts of Clarendon County

Posted by | April 24, 2017 3:07 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued an urban and small stream Flood Advisory for west central Clarendon County through 4 a.m. Monday, including the area of Pinewood and Rimini. At 2:26 a.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Storms will continue to hit the area for the next hour, causing additional heavy rainfall.

James Robert Perry

Posted by | April 24, 2017 3:03 am

James “Jimmy” Robert Perry, 82, husband of Nonnie Bell Colclough Perry, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at his home 717 Bay Spring Drive in Sumter. Born May 8, 1934, in Nash County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Joseph Perry and Lee Etta Winstead Perry. Funeral services were held Friday, April 14, 2017, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9124 Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu, with the Rev. Dr. Franklin Colclough Sr. officiating, and the Rev. Alonza Washington serving as eulogist. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home. Services were entrusted to

Deacon John Roberts

Posted by | April 24, 2017 2:16 am

Deacon John Roberts, 94, husband of Viola McCray Roberts and the widower of Mary Lee Harden Roberts, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at National Healthcare in Sumter. Born March 15, 1923, in Estill, he was a son of the late Ulysses “Scott” Roberts and Virginia Roberts and the stepson of Kate Brunson Roberts. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Mt. Zebo Missionary Baptist Church, 10331 Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, April 14, 2017, at the funeral home. The family received friends daily at the home, 105 Calhoun… Read the rest

Special Weather Statement issued for southern Clarendon

Posted by | April 24, 2017 2:04 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Special Weather Statement for southern parts of Clarendon County, including the Lake Marion and Summerton areas. Strong thunderstorms, with winds near 45 mph and containing hail, are expected to bombard the area through the early morning. At 1:45 a.m., such thunderstorms were moving northeast near Holly Hill toward the Santee and Lake Marion areas. The storms also feature heavy rain and frequent lightning. Ponding of water will occur in poor-drainage areas.

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