Royalty Auto Sales and Grace Cathedral Ministries team up

Posted by | May 25, 2018 2:02 pm

From left: Katrina Fox Beard, director of credit restoration at Royalty Auto Sales; Presence Parker; and Carl Beard, co-owner of Royalty Auto Sales, stand beside the 2005 Buick Lacrosse given to Parker on Mother's Day.
This past Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018, a local car dealership and church teamed up to share blessings to give a car to a member of the congregation who could offer more to her community than she already does, with a new set of wheels. Royalty Auto Sales donated 2005 Buick Lacrosse, valued at $5,995, to Grace Cathedral Ministries for the giveaway, and Pastor Anthony Gibson selected a member of the congregation to receive the vehicle. “The church has given away cars in the past but the last time was about four years ago,” Gibson said. “Answering somebody’s prayer is… Read the rest

District 2 recognizes April Williams

Posted by | May 25, 2018 1:22 pm

Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees Chairman Arthur Moyd and Superintendent John Tindal recognized student April Williams on Tuesday night for winning first place in the 2018 JAG Career Development Conference Poster Contest.

DNR conducting courtesy boat inspections for Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by | May 25, 2018 1:16 pm

In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during Memorial Day weekend, SCDNR law enforcement will once again be conducting courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings around the state. Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest weekends on state waters, and officers want to do everything possible to keep boaters out of harm’s way during the holiday. SCDNR officers will perform quick but thorough inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Those who are not in compliance with safety regulations or registration requirements will not be ticketed during the complimentary inspections.… Read the rest


Bird Fest 2018: Bluegrass enthusiasts entertained on Pineland Farms

Posted by | May 25, 2018 9:43 am

Brody Pricklemyer
It’s that time of year again. Bluegrass music enthusiasts descended on Pineland Farms in Panola for the annual Birdfest event to hear groups such as MacKinzie Butler Band, Whitt Burn & Steamroller, Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters and Cosmic Possum. The event, named after Bird, a beloved mule who lived on the farm for 30 years, spans two days. Free tent sites and low-cost RV sites were provided to those who wished to spend the night on the farm’s property. Saturday morning, a Yoga event was hosted in one of the tents, and after lunch, the music began again.… Read the rest


Pet of the Day: Alex

Posted by | May 25, 2018 5:52 am

Alex is a 2-year-old male tri-color domestic shorthair cat. He is shy and timid at first but will come out of his shell once he knows you. He loves to be petted but is not a lap cat. He is current on his shots, has been neutered and tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. His siblings have all been adopted, but he is still waiting on his perfect home. Come visit this sweet boy and see if he is right for your family. A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, is open from 9 a.m.… Read the rest

Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted by | May 25, 2018 5:51 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.

Today in History: May 25

Posted by | May 25, 2018 12:00 am

567 BC – Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans. 240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet. 1085 – Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors. 1420 – Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ. 1521 – The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw. 1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China… Read the rest

Local female funeral director honored as “2018 Professional of the Year”

Posted by | May 24, 2018 11:33 pm

Local Female Funeral Director Honored as “2018 Professional of the Year” By (SCMA) South Carolina Morticians Association, Incorporated Mrs. Felicia Robinson Smith-Charles was honored by South Carolina Morticians Association, Incorporation (SCMA) on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 as “2018 Professional of the Year” at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport Convention Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. Mrs. Smith-Charles a Licensed Funeral Director and Owner of Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC located at 307 South Johns Street, Florence, South Carolina was thrust into the role of Funeral Director upon the accidental death of her former husband, the late Mr. James Lawrence… Read the rest


Church spotlight: Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church

Posted by | May 24, 2018 4:36 pm

Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dalzell, South Carolina, and entered Morris College in Sumter. He took one course per semester until graduating with a Bachelor’s in Theology in 1995. However, he began serving God and the community as a minister in 1979. Called to service in January, Johnson was ordained by Sumter Baptist Missionary and Education Association in September 1979, making him the first teenager to ever be ordained. In 1982, he was called to serve as the senior pastor of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church and has served in that position for 36… Read the rest



Memorial Day service in Turbeville

Posted by | May 24, 2018 2:18 pm

A Memorial Day service will be held at The Veterans’ Memorial on Main Street in Turbeville at 11 a.m. May 28. The Roll of Honor, for those East Clarendon veterans who gave their lives in service to our country, will be read and a wreath will be placed at the memorial in their honor. The Ruritan Club and American Legion Post 132 of Turbeville and Post 149 of New Zion are sponsoring the program. We urge all citizens to attend to express their appreciation for the sacrifice of these veterans. Col. (Ret) Larry W. Coker


David Julian Lane

Posted by | May 24, 2018 11:33 am

SUMMERTON – David Julian Lane, 70, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born Sept. 3, 1947, in Raleigh, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Roy Henry Lane and the late Lillian Pergerson Lane. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and he was the former owner and operator of L&S Marine in Alcolu. He attended Seacoast Church in Manning. He is survived by his son, Robert Kenneth “Robby” Lane (Dana) of Manning; a grandson, Austin Lane of Manning; a sister, Susan Madeline Lane of Manning; a brother, James Robert Lane of Vero… Read the rest

Gibson recognized for 2nd place finish at JAG conference

Posted by | May 24, 2018 11:25 am

Clarendon School District 2 Board Chairman Arthur Moyd, left, and Superintendent John Tindal, right, recognized Xavier Gibson on Tuesday night during the board’s regular meeting for his second place finish in the Overall Team Challenge at the 2018 JAG Career Development Conference.

Clarendon County Community Development Corporation is accepting applications

Posted by | May 24, 2018 10:33 am

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation is currently accepting applications for its Emergency Home Repair Program in Clarendon, Sumter and Lee counties. Also, the South Carolina State Housing Authority has issued an update that The Clarendon County CDC can now accept applications for mobile homes for the year 1989 and above. For the mobile homes, the client must own the property and have access to the title. Please call the CDC office at(803) 435.6639 and speak to Pamela Clavon-Brunson for additional information from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

CCTC pins 42 new nurses

Posted by | May 24, 2018 9:54 am

Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Sciences Division pinned May 10 42 nurses, awarding an associate degree in nursing. The Health Sciences Division offers an associate degree in nursing, diplomas in medical assisting and surgical technology; and certificates in massage therapy, medical record coding, patient care technology and pharmacy technology. Health sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the health care industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges. Graduates of the nursing program are prepared for careers as technical nurses in acute care, long-term care or home health settings. Upon completion of the program, students… Read the rest

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