Florence not the only threat in the Atlantic

Posted by | September 13, 2018 1:17 pm

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Florence, located over the western Atlantic Ocean, on Hurricane Helene, located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean, on Tropical Storm Isaac, located near the Lesser Antilles, and on Subtropical Storm Joyce, located a little less than a 1000 miles west-southwest of the Azores. A trough of low pressure located over the western Gulf of Mexico is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. While upper-level winds are generally conducive for the development of a tropical depression, the system only has about a day before it reaches the western Gulf coast. An Air Force Reserve… Read the rest

Delay on sand

Posted by | September 13, 2018 12:27 pm

There has been a major delay on getting sand to county residents. More information will be posted as soon as we are aware.

CLOSINGS: Anderson Pharmacy

Posted by | September 13, 2018 12:03 pm

Anderson Pharmacy has announced it will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 and will remain closed on Friday, September 14. The management team will announce whether it will be closed on Saturday or beyond at a later time.

CLOSINGS: Bank of Clarendon

Posted by | September 13, 2018 11:55 am

The Bank of Clarendon has released the following information. Due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Florence, we have tentatively modified our banking hours. We will close at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th and reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 17th. Thank you for your understanding during this time and for your continued support. We appreciate your business.

Lexington man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted by | September 13, 2018 11:11 am

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Thursday the arrest of Steven Ray Joyner, 47. of West Columbia on one charge connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation. Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Joyner. Investigators state Joyner possessed multiple files of child pornography. Joyner was arrested on Sept. 5. He… Read the rest

Delay on Sandbags

Posted by | September 13, 2018 11:09 am

UPDATE: There is a delay on the sandbags for the county. The truck may arrive by noon.

Available now

Posted by | September 13, 2018 10:02 am

Clarendon County is providing sand bags for residents at J C Britton Park. There is a limit of five bags per vehicle and it is on a first come first serve basis.

80 in residence at Clarendon shelters

Posted by | September 13, 2018 9:09 am

Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson said Thursday morning that the three shelters in Clarendon County currently have 80 occupants. Manning High School has 43, while East Clarendon has 13 and the Clarendon School District 1 Resource Center has 24.



Farm Bureau: Adjusters ready for storm response

Posted by | September 13, 2018 8:44 am

As the state braces for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, officials with South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Palmetto Casualty Insurance Company, are prepared to handle the claims that may result, according to a release from the company. “Our adjusters have the tools, equipment and experience to assess the damage and issue a check to help policyholders with recovery efforts,” said Vice-President of Operations Mike Hooks. “We will continue to monitor the storm, evaluate the damage Florence leaves in its wake, and we will quickly deliver on our promise to policyholders.” Since South Carolina Farm… Read the rest

HopeHealth offices to close at noon

Posted by | September 13, 2018 8:39 am

In preparation for the safety of patients, staff and visitors, all HopeHealth sites will close at noon today and remain closed through Friday. The company will make an announcement Thursday afternoon about Saturday hours in the Florence office.


SAFE branch to close at noon

Posted by | September 13, 2018 6:46 am

SAFE Federal Credit Union will close all but one branch at noon Thursday, including the one located in Manning, in preparation for impending inclement weather from Hurricane Florence. The one exception is the Florence branch, which will be closed all day Thursday.

McMaster: Prisonsers ‘safe, no need to evacuate’

Posted by | September 13, 2018 6:32 am

The Charleston Post and Courier and The State newspaper both reported Wednesday that Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials have decided not to move inmates from a medium-security prison in the South Carolina evacuation zone in preparation of Hurricane Florence. McMaster said that it’s safer for prisoners to stay put. MacDougall Correctional Institution in rural Dorchester County is the only state prison inside the area that McMaster ordered to flee Hurricane Florence, though barely, by just 700 yards, said Brian Symmes, the governor’s spokesman. “That’s the safest place for those people to be at this time,” McMaster said Wednesday… Read the rest

Tropical Storm Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | September 13, 2018 2:13 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia, along with the National Hurricane Center, has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Clarendon County, along with Chesterfield, Lee and Sumter counties. As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Florence was about 410 miles east-southeast of Sumter, according to a release from the weather service. The storm was pac king 110 mph winds and was moving northwest at 17 mph. “The latest forecast brings the center of Florence close to the southeast North Carolina coast on Friday, then Florence is expected to drift slowly southwest to west over the weekend.” reads a release from… Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 13

Posted by | September 13, 2018 12:00 am

585 BC – Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia. 509 BC – The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September. 379 – Yax Nuun Ayiin I is crowned as 15 Ajaw of Tikal 533 – Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimum, near Carthage, North Africa. 1229 – Ögedei Khan is proclaimed Khagan of the Mongol Empire in Kodoe Aral, Khentii: Mongolia. 1437 – Battle of Tangier: a… Read the rest

York man arrested o child pornography charges

Posted by | September 12, 2018 11:38 pm

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest Wednesday of David Wayne Faulkenberry, 49, of Rock Hill, on nine charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators with the York County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation. Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Faulkenberry. Investigators state Faulkenberry allegedly possessed multiple files of child pornography. Faulkenberry was arrested on Tuesday. He… Read the rest

3 shelters open in Clarendon County

Posted by | September 12, 2018 6:38 pm

Three shelters are currently taking in evacuees in Clarendon County from Hurricane Florence. They include: East Clarendon Middle-High School, 1171 Pope St. in Turbeville; Manning High School, 2155 Paxville Highway in Manning; Clarendon 1 Resource Center, Fourth Street in Summerton.

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