Jay Godwin selected to attend Boys State

Posted by | June 14, 2018 8:14 am

Based on outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, and loyalty and service to his school and community, Jay Godwin was selected to attend Boys State this week at Anderson University in the upstate.

McLeod Clarendon offers a growing hospice program for the community

Posted by | June 14, 2018 7:19 am

(L to R): Hospice Administrator Denise Melton, Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Mosier, Chaplain Esta Gilley, Shannon Mims, RN, Patient Care Coordinator Cynthia Barnett, RN, Social Worker Barry Dean, Associate Medical Director Dr. Robert S. Eagerton, and Departmental Secretary Perri Brown Not pictured: Rebecca Allday, RN, Cynthia Fulton, CNA, and Rosa Shaw, CNA
Clarendon County’s hospice program is growing. Begun in November, the program has been accepted into the community with open arms. When McLeod Health merged with Clarendon Health Systems, McLeod soon realized a hospice program was needed in Clarendon County. With an already-established program in Florence, it was simply a matter of finding the right people to lead the program in Clarendon County. Dr. Robert Egerton has been practicing medicine in Clarendon County since 1986. As he had been involved with an outside hospice program for seven years, McLeod asked Egerton to become the Associate Medical Director for the Clarendon County… Read the rest

Jack Owens selected for Boys State

Posted by | June 14, 2018 6:02 am

Based on outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, and loyalty and service to his school and community, Jack Owens was selected to attend Boys State this week at Anderson University in the upstate.

Today’s Weather: Thursday, June 14

Posted by | June 14, 2018 4:39 am

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Today in History: June 14

Posted by | June 14, 2018 12:00 am

158 – Munich is founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar. 1216 – First Barons’ War: Prince Louis of France captures the city of Winchester and soon conquers over half of the Kingdom of England. 1276 – While taking exile in Fuzhou, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for Emperor Duanzong. 1285 – Second Mongol invasion of Vietnam: Forces led by Prince Trần Quang Khải of the Trần dynasty destroy most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong. 1287… Read the rest

Sumter plant to invest $150M, create 125 new jobs

Posted by | June 13, 2018 12:30 pm

Officials with BD – Becton, Dickinson an Company – announced Wednesday a $150 million investment in its existing Sumter County manufacturing facility, a move that is projeted to reate an additional 125 new jobs over the next several years Employing more than 65,000 associates worldwide, BD is one of the world’s largest medical technology companies and supports health care providers in more than 190 countries. BD’s Sumter County facility has been in operation since 1970, manufacturing blood collection devices that are critical to the health care industry. “For nearly 50 years, BD’s Sumter facility has consistently delivered superior quality products,… Read the rest


Today’s Weather: Wednesday, June 13

Posted by | June 13, 2018 4:14 am

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Unofficial Vote Totals for Clarendon County

Posted by | June 13, 2018 12:02 am

The following are unofficial voting totals for the Democratic and Republican Party Primaries. CLARENDON COUNTY CORONER LaNette Samuels-Cooper – 2,123 – 57.07 percent Bucky Mock – 1,597 – 42.93 percent COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 Billy Richardson 628 – 65.83 percent Robert A. McFadden Sr. – 326 – 34.17 percent COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 Benton Blakely – 497 – 54.86 percent Charlton watts – 409 – 45.14 percent GOVERNOR DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY James Smith – 2,349 – 67.71 percent Marguerite Willis – 736 – 21.22 percent Phil Noble – 384 votes – 11.07 percent GOVERNOR REPUBLICAN PRIMARY Henry McMaster – 808 –… Read the rest

Today in History: June 13

Posted by | June 13, 2018 12:00 am

June 13 in recent years 2018 (Wednesday) 2017 (Tuesday) 2016 (Monday) 2015 (Saturday) 2014 (Friday) 2013 (Thursday) 2012 (Wednesday) 2011 (Monday) 2010 (Sunday) 2009 (Saturday) June 13 is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of the year. Contents 1 Events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 Holidays and observances 5 References 6 External links Events 313 – The Edict of Milan, signed by Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius granting religious freedom throughout the Roman Empire, is posted in Nicomedia. 1381 – The Peasants’… Read the rest

McKnight wins another term for House District 101

Posted by | June 12, 2018 10:19 pm

Though Rep. Cezar McKnight lost in the five precincts for Clarendon County that make up a portion of House District 101, he won handily in his native Williamsburg County. Overall, McKnight took 70.46 percent of the total votes, a whopping 4,089 to challenger Alfred Darby’s 1,714.

Unofficial Results: Republican ticket questions

Posted by | June 12, 2018 9:55 pm

With 26 or 26 precincts reporting, voters decided heavily in favor of both questions. Do you believe that voters should have the option to choose to affiliate with a political party when they register to vote or change their voter registration in South Carolina?  Yes = 1,187 to No = 237 Do you believe that South Carolina’s tax code should be brought into conformity with the new Trump tax cuts in the federal tax code for maximum simplification and to lower the overall tax burden on South Carolina taxpayers and businesses?   Yes = 1,367 to No = 66

Unofficial Results: Democrat ticket questions

Posted by | June 12, 2018 9:52 pm

With 26 of 26 precincts reporting, voters overwhelmingly supported both questions on the ballot. Question One: Do you support passing a state law allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients? Yes = 2,534  to No = 1,190 Question Two: Do you support passing a state law requiring the governor of South Carolina to accept all federal revenues offered to support Medicaid and Medicaid expansion efforts in the state? Yes = 2,994 to No = 645




Unofficial Results: House District 101

Posted by | June 12, 2018 9:22 pm

With all five of the House District 101 precincts reporting, incumbent Rep. Cezar McKnight came up three votes short to challenger Alfred Darby’s 102 overall votes. McKnight had 99 votes.



Update: Coroner

Posted by | June 12, 2018 9:13 pm

With 15 of 26 precincts reporting, challenger LaNette Samuels-Cooper has 1,282 votes to incumbent Bucky Mock’s 994 votes.

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