Optimist Club to meet Thursday

Posted by | April 16, 2018 2:10 pm

The Optimist Club of Clarendon will meet 6 p.m. Thursday at Faye’s at the Lake. Former Circuit Court Judge Tommy Cooper will be the guest speaker. The club will be planning its fundraisers to sponsor a scholarship to send local kids to Camp Woodie over the summer.

Church will hold summit meeting

Posted by | April 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St., in Manning, will hold “The Black Male Summit” at 8:30 a.m. April 21. The speaker will be Rev. Richard Hayes II, Ph.D, M. Div..

County library will be closed this weekend

Posted by | April 16, 2018 1:55 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close for The Striped Bass Festival events Saturday and Sunday. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. The book drop will be available for return of unrestricted materials. For more information, please call the library at (803) 435-8633.

District 2 board meeting postponed

Posted by | April 16, 2018 1:15 pm

The Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed until a later date. No reason was provided for the change.


Jimmy Buffett and salvation in the parking lot

Posted by | April 16, 2018 9:30 am

I’ve written about Jimmy Buffett before. People love his music because he offers a chance at Salvation. The salvation is a life without work and fun, sand, sun, water and margaritas. At least that is what we think. If you go to one of his concerts, that is what you get. Good music and camaraderie with other like-minded parrots heads is the main serving at a concert. This year I turned the concert experience up a notch. I’m a big Buffett fan. I have been to more than ten concerts. They were all great events with lots of fun for… Read the rest

F.E. DuBose Top Student: Serita Clark

Posted by | April 16, 2018 7:48 am

Serita Clark was named the F.E. DuBose Top Student for the Early Childhood Education II program at the F.E. DuBose Career Center for the 3rd quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

Pet of the Day: Dutchess

Posted by | April 16, 2018 6:11 am

Dutchess is a 7-month-old female, white-with-gray-patches domestic long hair kitten. She is such a very loving baby that loves to to be petted but doesn’t like to be picked up. She is current on all of her shots, has been spayed and has tested negative for Feline Leukemia and AIDS. Please stop by A Second Chance Animal Shelter to see this beautiful girl and the rest of her siblings. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.



Today in History: April 16

Posted by | April 16, 2018 12:00 am

1457 BC – Likely date of the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail. AD 73 – Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Great Jewish Revolt. 1346 – Dušan the Mighty is proclaimed Emperor, with the Serbian Empire occupying much of the Balkans. 1520 – The Revolt of the Comuneros begins in Spain against the rule of Charles V. 1582 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds… Read the rest


33 homes without power in Claredon

Posted by | April 15, 2018 6:49 pm

Duke Energy and Santee Electric Cooperative are reporting about 33 homes without power between the two of them. Duke has 29 reported outages, while Santee Electric has the other three.

Evening Weather: Sunday, April 15

Posted by | April 15, 2018 5:45 pm

Showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. then a slight chance of showers between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Low around 49. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Clarendon

Posted by | April 15, 2018 4:03 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning effective through 5 p.m. for Clarendon County. At 3:45 p.m., severe thunderstorms extended from Lancaster County southward into Kershaw County. Storm movement was northeast near 50 mph and toward Chesterfield County. The storm could contain 60 mph wind gusts.

Tornado Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | April 15, 2018 3:38 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarendon County through 7 p.m. Sunday. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form. It does not mean one will form.

Citadel Cadet wins Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Posted by | April 15, 2018 2:09 pm

Citadel Cadet Matthew Miller was selected from among 756 candidates attending the school from throughout the country for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Miller, a junior cadet from Kalamazoo, Michigan, serves as an honor representative for the Corps of Cadets and is majoring in biology with a minor in American politics. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in urban and regional planning after graduation in 2019. The scholarship, “the premier graduate fellowship in the U.S. for those pursing careers as public service leaders,” represents President Harry S. Truman’s wish not for a bricks and mortar monument to his legacy… Read the rest


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