Louise J. Wilson

Posted by | April 24, 2017 1:31 am

NEPTUNE, N.J. – Louise J. Wilson, widow of William J. Wilson, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Imperial Healthcare Center in Neptune. Born April 22, 1935, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Julian and Cannie (Amos Sr.) Wilson and stepdaughter of the late Lillie Briggs Durant. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the family plot in Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church cemetery, 7827 Paxville Highway in Manning, where the Rev. Arkus Frierson officiated. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.flemingdelaine.com or sent to flemingdelaine@aol.com. Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel… Read the rest

Memorial service held for 2016 fatal wreck victims

Posted by | April 24, 2017 12:44 am

More than a dozen people killed within the bounds of Clarendon County during the calendar year of 2016 were honored Saturday at a memorial service held by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety in Columbia. The service, which was held at Bible Way Church on Atlas Road in Columbia, drew hundreds of family members and friends of the more than 1,000 people killed in 2016 vehicle wrecks on South Carolina roadways. Overall, seventeen individuals died on Clarendon roadways in 2016, the majority of them perishing on the 30-mile section of Interstate 95 that passes through the county. Those honored… Read the rest

Ada Mae Brunson Moylan

Posted by | April 24, 2017 12:08 am

Ada Mae Brunson Moylan, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was a daughter of the late Jesse Sr. and Frances Brown Brunson. She was a retired real estate agent. Ms. Moylan was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include seven children, Timothy Moylan (Ann) of Grimes, Iowa, Teresa Shaw (Morrie) of Birmingham, Iowa, Thomas Moylan, Ted Moylan and Tamara Moylan, all of Dalzell, Tracy Larkins (Glenn) of Sumter and Todd Moylan of Las Vegas; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Jesse Brunson Jr. (Janice) of Sumter; and a sister, Ruth Brunson of… Read the rest

Today in History: Monday, April 24

Posted by | April 24, 2017 12:00 am

1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty). 1184 BC – Traditional date of the fall of Troy. 1547 – Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League. 1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris. 1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published. 1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established… Read the rest

Director says state prisons ‘clearly need more officers’

Posted by | April 23, 2017 10:45 pm

South Carolina’s prisons “clearly need more officers,” but keeping jobs filled is a struggle, the state’s Corrections director told senators Thursday after the deaths of four inmates at one prison and three officers injured at another. Director Bryan Stirling said a single officer sometimes must monitor more than 200 inmates, depending on the prison and shift. State prisons are nowhere close to the national standard of four officers for every 30 inmates, he said. Stirling said his agency is hiring more officers and making changes to comply with last year’s agreement to improve treatment of mentally ill inmates. But he… Read the rest

Speaker: Inaction costing S.C. more than $1B

Posted by | April 23, 2017 10:22 pm

House Speaker Jay Lucas said Tuesday the Senate’s inability to pass a long-term road-funding plan has already put South Carolinians “on the hook” for an additional $1 billion, and the tab continues to climb. Surrounded by most of the chambers’ members, Lucas and other House leaders called on the Senate to act. “Each year the cost of doing nothing continues to rise,” said Lucas, R-Hartsville. “Our system is continuing to decline. It won’t be long before we’re going to lose the system. We have to act, and we have to act now.” The added cost is due to the rate… Read the rest

Shirley McCray

Posted by | April 23, 2017 4:31 pm

Shirley McCray, 53, wife of Jimmy McCray, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning. Born June 10, 1963, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Steady Edward Gordon and Margaret Felder Gordon. The family will receive friends at the home of her aunt, Julia Singleton, 10350 S.C. 261 South in Pinewood. Services will be announced by Samuels Funearl Home LLC of Manning.

Flash Flood Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | April 23, 2017 1:11 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarendon County and surroundingn areas from 8 p.m. Sunday through 8 p.m. Monday. Rainfall associated with a developing low pressure system will become widespread and heavy tonight, and persist into early Tuesday. Periods of very heavy rain will contribute to total rainfall of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated higher amounts possible. Grounds will become saturated as periods of heavy rainfall move across the area. This has the potential to lead to flash flooding, especially in locations with poor drainage such as urban areas or in… Read the rest

Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for heavy rain, hail

Posted by | April 23, 2017 9:03 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Sunday and Monday, calling for isolated thunderstorms throughout both days as a cold front pushes into the region. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible.

Today in History …

Posted by | April 23, 2017 12:05 am

1348 – The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St. George’s Day. 1516 – The Bayerische Reinheitsgebot (regarding the ingredients of beer) is signed in Ingolstadt. 1661 – King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey. 1910 – American President Theodore Roosevelt makes his “The Man in the Arena” speech.

Today in History: Sunday, April 23

Posted by | April 23, 2017 12:00 am

215 BC – A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene. 599 – Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik’nal and sacking the city. 711 – Dagobert III is crowned King of the Franks. 1014 – Battle of Clontarf: High King of Ireland Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle. 1016 – Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England. 1343 – St. George’s Night Uprising commences in the Duchy of… Read the rest

Franklin McCants Sr.

Posted by | April 22, 2017 7:35 pm

SUMMERTON – The Rev. Franklin McCants Sr., 74, husband of Dorothy Mae McBride McCants, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born April 16, 1943, in the Cypress Fork section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Arnold McCants and Isabella Samuel McCants. The family will receive friends at his home, 1946 Oliver James Road in Summerton. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC in Manning.

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