POSTPONEMENT: Farm to Table event

Posted by | September 14, 2018 12:12 pm

The Farm to Table Committee has released the following information.   In view of the unpredictable weather ahead of us, [we] decided the safest and best plan is to go ahead and cancel the Farm to Table for this coming Tuesday [September 18] and reschedule it for the following Tuesday, September 25th. We hope that this will work for all of you. Please help to spread the word. Thank you.

Closings, cancellations

Posted by | September 14, 2018 9:02 am

The following entities have announced closures due to impending inclement weather from Hurricane Florence. To add your business, event or church, please email GOVERNMENT Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Board – Closed Friday City of Manning – Closed through Friday South Carolina Chamber of Commerce – Workforce Development Symposium postponed. State government offices are closed through Monday Santee-Wateree offices and services closed through Monday U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency – Closed through Friday The Town of Summerton is closed through Monday. The Harvin Clarendon County Library – Closed through Monday – Book signing planned for… Read the rest

Shoney’s open today

Posted by | September 14, 2018 8:30 am

Shoney’s of Manning will be open through 11 p.m. Friday, as long as the restaurant has power. There may be a limited menu due to short staff.

NHC updates on tropical weather

Posted by | September 14, 2018 8:13 am

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Florence, near the North Carolina coast, on Tropical Storm Helene, located over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, on Tropical Depression Isaac, located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and on Tropical Storm Joyce, located about 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Azores. Shower activity has changed little in organization in association with an elongated area of low pressure located over the western Gulf of Mexico. Although this system probably will not develop into a tropical depression before it moves onshore of Texas later today, it is likely to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds… Read the rest

Library closed through Monday

Posted by | September 14, 2018 7:58 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library is closed through Monday due to impending inclement weather from Hurricane Florence. A book-signing event scheduled for this weekend has been postponed.

Power repair work could be delayed by slow-moving storm

Posted by | September 14, 2018 3:00 am

The predicted slow movement of Hurricane Florence across South Carolina could delay the beginning of repairs, and that could mean extended power outages. Line crews cannot begin repair work until it is safe to work outside. “If this thing slow-walks across the state, the first consumers to lose power could be off for an extra time period while the storm passes—plus the time it takes to make repairs,” said Reed Cooper, manager of engineering at Horry Electric Cooperative in Conway. “It’s just one more headache for both consumers and utilities.” High winds — in excess of 35 miles per hour… Read the rest

Can my trees survive Hurricane Florence?

Posted by | September 14, 2018 2:10 am

Hurricane Florence will likely cause some damage to forests and community trees across large portions of Clarendon County and all of South Carolina. The  question right now is, just how much damage will she cause? Homeowners will face the dilemma of deciding whether a tree can be saved or whether it is damaged beyond repair. The information and links below will help guide you in assessing the impact of storm damage to your trees so you can better determine your treatment options. For expert help in making this determination, search the database of certified arborists at Don’t be… Read the rest

NWS: Florence could have ‘extensive impact’ on Carolinas, Midlands

Posted by | September 14, 2018 1:40 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia said in a storm update Thursday night that Hurricane Florence is likely to cause “extensive damages” throughout the Carolinas, including areas such as Clarendon County and the midlands. “Major flooding from rainfall may prompt evacuations and numerous rescues,” read the release. “Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Creeks and ditches will flood and may contain strong currents.” Likewise, NWS officials warned that flood waters may enter structures, rendering some uninhabitable. “Some road scours or complete road failures will be possible, along with the potential for sinkholes,” reads the… Read the rest

Today in History: Thursday, Sept. 14

Posted by | September 14, 2018 12:00 am

AD 81 – Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. 629 – Emperor Heraclius enters Constantinople in triumph after his victory over the Persian Empire. 786 – “Night of the three Caliphs”: Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi. Birth of Harun’s son al-Ma’mun. 919 – Battle of Islandbridge: High King Niall Glúndub is killed while leading an Irish coalition against the Vikings of Uí Ímair, led by King Sitric Cáech. 1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan. 1402 – Battle of Homildon Hill results in an… Read the rest

Tips to avoid flood waters

Posted by | September 13, 2018 9:51 pm

As Hurricane Florence may affect the Clarendon County area more in the way of torrential rains and flooding than wind gusts, the Department of Health and Environmental Control has provided the following tips for residents to remain safe when faced with a flood in their neighborhoods. Turn around, don’t drown: Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm-related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking… Read the rest

2 named to USC Upstate Chancellor’s List

Posted by | September 13, 2018 9:41 pm

Two Clarendon area residents were named recently to the 2018 spring Chancellor’s List at the University of South Carolina Upstate. To be eligible for the Chancellor’s List, students must earn a 4.0 and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours. Students from Clarendon County recognized included New Zion native Hannah Yarborough and Pinewood native Da’Masha Ragin.

Most hospital offices closed Friday

Posted by | September 13, 2018 6:46 pm

Due to the impending storm all McLeod physician associates practices will be closed Thursday and Friday, including those in Clarendon County.   McLEOD HEALTH CLAREDON OFFICES McLeod Health and Fitness Clarendon will be closed Friday and Saturday. McLeod Rehabilitation Clarendon will be closed Thursday and Friday. McLeod Health Clarendon cafeteria will be closing 7:15 p.m. Thursday and will be closed until further notice. All outpatient radiology procedures for Thursday and Friday at McLeod Health Clarendon are cancelled. OTHER McLEOD OFFICES McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates will be open until noon Thursday and will remain closed Friday. Palmetto Adult Medicine of… Read the rest

Tropical Storm Warning issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | September 13, 2018 6:19 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Clarendon County and surrounding areas through 6:15 a.m. Saturday. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours. Tropical storm force winds remain possible – Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph – The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or intensity. Remaining efforts… Read the rest

Good news update

Posted by | September 13, 2018 5:20 pm

Sandbags are here. Clarendon County Government is now providing sand bags at J.C. Britton Park in Manning. There is a limit of 5 sand bags per vehicle. First come, first served.

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