Goldsmith recognized for winning music scholarship

Posted by | May 28, 2018 10:15 am

Clarendon School District 2 Board Chairman Arthur Moyd, left, and Superintendent John Tindal, right, recognized student Timothy Goldsmith during the board’s regular monthly meeting May 22 for receiving the South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education Melba McKenzie and Leann Crosby Summer Scholarship. The award will allow Goldsmith to attend Charleston Southern University Summer Music Camp.

Memorial Day: The history behind the holiday

Posted by | May 28, 2018 10:10 am

Unofficially representing the start of summer, Memorial Day has come to mean barbeques, family gatherings, parties and vacations. However, the true meaning of the holiday has nothing to do with these things. The Civil War claimed more soldiers’ lives than any other war in U.S. history. It seemed no town was left untouched by either war damage or loss of the lives of citizens of that town. Americans wishing to honor the fallen dead began honoring the fallen soldiers in various townships and cities across the U.S. by the late 1860s. Although many areas held memorial gatherings, Waterloo, New York,… Read the rest

Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted by | May 28, 2018 7:51 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Book drop-off will be available during the closing.

Eaddy selected as North-South softball coach

Posted by | May 28, 2018 7:01 am

Lake City High School Head Softball Coach Charm Eaddy has been selected to coach in the 2018 North-South All-Star games. Eaddy is a 1996 graduate of Lake City High School and Furman University alumnus. She has coached softball at Lake City High School since 2003 and has been the head coach since 2014, according to a news release from Florence County School District Three. Eaddy is also the head girls’ basketball coach and was the Lake City High School Teacher of the Year in 2015. “It is an honor and a blessing to be afforded the opportunity to coach some… Read the rest

Today’s Weather: Monday, May 28

Posted by | May 28, 2018 6:20 am

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 83. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

St. Matthias to hold VBS June 3-7

Posted by | May 28, 2018 6:05 am

St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Summerton will hold “Shipwrecked VBS: Rescued by Jesus” from 6-8 p.m. daily June 3-7, inviting children to discover that Jesus rescued them. Kids in K4 through fifth grades will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities; sing catchy songs; play teamwork-building games; make and devour yummy treats; experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures; collect Bible memory buddies to remind them of God’s love; and test out science gizmos they’l take home and play with all summer long. For more information, call (803) 485-2504 or visit

Nursing students, apply for CCTC Path to Provide scholarships

Posted by | May 28, 2018 6:03 am

Central Carolina Technical College officials are now urging nursing students to apply for the Path to Provide scholarships by visiting The deadline to apply is June 4. Path to Provide is a partnership with the South Carolina Technical College System, CCTC and the South Carolina Hospital Association and its member hospitals. The scholarship program allows students pursuing an associate degree in nursing to attend classes full-time and work part-time at a sponsoring hospital. The sponsoring hospital provides financial assistance toward the student’s tuition and cost of attendance each year while the student is enrolled full-time in an academic program.… Read the rest

Flash Flood watch continues for Clarendon through 8 p.m. Monday

Posted by | May 28, 2018 3:29 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarendon County, effective through 8 p.m. Monday. Tropical moisture streamed north into the region overnight into Memorial Day, and this could result in showers and thunderstorms capable of producing very heavy rain with high rainfall rates. Expect widespread rainfall amounts of one to two inches through Monday, with higher local amounts up to 3 to 4 inches possible, especially across the eastern Midlands. The heaviest rainfall is expected late tonight into Monday morning. This heavy rain, combined with saturated grounds from recent rainfall, provides an enhanced… Read the rest

Today in History: May 28

Posted by | May 28, 2018 12:00 am

585 BC – A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of Halys, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated. 621 – Battle of Hulao: Li Shimin, the son of the Chinese emperor Gaozu, defeats the numerically superior forces of Dou Jiande near the Hulao Pass (Henan). This victory decides the outcome of the civil war that followed the Sui dynasty’s collapse in favour of the Tang dynasty. 1533 – The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer,… Read the rest

Harry Allard Courtney Jr.

Posted by | May 27, 2018 11:09 pm

SUMMERTON – Harry Allard Courtney Jr., 73, husband of Ila Marie Davis Courtney, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at his home. Born July 7, 1944, in Lake City, he was a son of the late Harry Allard Courtney Sr. and the late Ellen Virginia Osborne McElveen. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a Mason, a Shriner and a member of Restoration Ministries in Manning. He is survived by his wife of Summerton; a daughter, Mylinda Woodward (Joel) of Cecilia, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Tyler and Courtney Woodward; a sister, Gertrude Avant of Florence; and an aunt,… Read the rest

Justin Eugene Shorter

Posted by | May 27, 2018 3:53 pm

Justin Eugene Shorter, 38, husband of Caroline Richardson Shorter, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Manning. Born Feb. 21, 1980, in Sumter, he was a son of Michael Eugene Shorter and Lydia Elkins Shorter. He was a member of the Clarendon County Junior Chamber of Commerce, a racing enthusiast and a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning. He is survived by his wife and parents of Manning; two children, Thomas and Will Shorter; a brother, Jason Shorter (Lauren) of Wadmalaw Island; two sisters, Kayla Berger (Seth) of Summerville and Kristin Crisanti (Steve) of Manning; paternal grandmother, Frances Shorter; maternal… Read the rest

Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted by | May 27, 2018 2:51 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Book drop-off will be available during the closing.

Murray student to attend leadership forum at Yale

Posted by | May 27, 2018 6:54 am

C.E. Murray High School student Jimmy Wilson will attend a leadership forum at Yale University this summer.
C.E. Murray High School junior Jimmy Wilson has been selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYFL): Business Innovation – 6 Days to Startup. The forum is an Envision program hosted at Yale University. According to a news release from the Williamsburg County School District, participants of the program receive hands-on experience and valuable insight from accomplished professionals and enhance their academic skills while discovering how to become life-long leaders. Through the program’s interactive curriculum and simulation exercises, participants can discover their passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, the release said. “This is a good opportunity to get the feel… Read the rest

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