Today in History: April 15

Posted by | April 15, 2018 12:00 am

769 – The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic rulings. 1071 – Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard. 1395 – Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde at the Battle of the Terek River. The Golden Horde capital city, Sarai, is razed to the ground and Timur installs a puppet ruler on the throne. 1450 – Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France. 1632 – Battle of Rain: Swedes under… Read the rest

District 2 board meeting postponed

Posted by | April 14, 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.

CCTC to host Scholars Signing Day on April 21

Posted by | April 14, 2018 11:49 am

Central Carolina Technical College will hod Scholars Signing Day at 10 a.m. April in Room M401 of Building 400 of the main cmpus, 506 N. Guignrd Drive in Sumter. All incoming Central Carolina Scholars are invited to participate in CCTC’s Annual Scholars Signing Day.

JV Wolverines fall to Sumter on golf course

Posted by | April 14, 2018 11:11 am

The East Clarendon junior varsity golf team fell Thursday to the Sumter High School junior varsity team at Beech Greek Golf Club in Sumter. The final score was 176 for Sumter and 183 for East Clarendon. Ryle Goff led the JV Wolverines with 37 points.

JV Lady Saints continue undefeated season

Posted by | April 14, 2018 6:54 am

The Clarendon Hal junior varsity softball team ran its record to 9-0 on the season Friday with a victory at home against Holly Hill Academy. The final score was 16-1. Amberly Way picked up the win on the mound, pitching one inning with three strike outs. Colleeen McIntosh pitched the final three innings, with four strike outs overall. Way also led on offense, going 4-4 with doubles and six RBI. Wells James, Colleen McIntosh and McKenley Wells were 1-2 with James having an RBI. Sidney Berry was 1-3. and Olivia Wilson had an RBI. The JV Lady Saints will play… Read the rest

SCAG joins 11-state coalition supporting Alabama’s Voter ID law

Posted by | April 14, 2018 3:50 am

Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson has joined an amicus brief supporting an Alabama law requiring voters to show personal identification at the polls. Attorneys general from 10 other states signed onto the filing. Several civil rights groups have sued Alabama, claiming minorities are discouraged from casting ballots when they must produce IDs. Attorney General Wilson said IDs are easy to obtain and create no undue hardships for minority voters. A U.S. district court already has upheld Alabama’s law as a constitutional safeguard against fraud and abuse, but plaintiffs now have taken their arguments to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.… Read the rest

Today in History: April 14

Posted by | April 14, 2018 12:00 am

43 BC – Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Caesar’s assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Aulus Hirtius. AD 69 – Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne. AD 70 – Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions. 193 – Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans). 966 – After his marriage to the… Read the rest

Lost Dog: Bamba, Reward now offered

Posted by | April 13, 2018 9:56 pm

We are now offering a reward! Please help us find our lost girl. She went missing Monday from the Woodside Drive Area off of Gibbons Street. Her name is Bamba, She is 7 years old and very friendly. Our family is broken-hearted if you have seen her or think that you have seen her please call (803) 460-3860 or (803) 460-8833.

MPD officers observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Posted by | April 13, 2018 9:18 pm

Officers with the Manning Police Department observed April 8-14 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with the display of purple ribbons. Pictured here are, from left to right, Angel Reed with the Clarendon branch of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice; MPD Patrolman Dakota Stephen; Clarendon branch of the Department of Juvenile Justice Director Melissa DeVane and Cynthia Beaufort-Cubit, also with the Clarendon branch of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

CCSO victim’s advocates observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Posted by | April 13, 2018 6:12 pm

Victim’s advocates with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week from April 8-14. Pictured here are, from left to right, Cynthia Beaufort and Angel Reed with the Clarendon branch of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice; Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Victim’s Advocate Kim Hill; and Clarendon branch of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Director Melissa DeVane.


Yard sale in Alcolu

Posted by | April 13, 2018 4:57 pm

8 a.m.  –  until.  April 14   4008 Alderman Camp Road, Alcolu. Clothing, toys, household electronics, car parts.

Deputies searching for man wanted for breaking into vehicle, possession of stolen property

Posted by | April 13, 2018 3:58 pm

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley announced Friday that deputies are searching for a man wanted for breaking into a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property of a value less than $2,000. Baxley said in a statement on social media that Harry Stewart has a known address of 1537 Jackson Road in Clarendon County, but that he is also known to stay at 1468 Kenwood Road in Clarendon County. Those with any information as to his whereabouts are asked to call (803) 435-4414. Callers may remain anonymous.


Scott’s Branch track team takes 5th in Sumter meet

Posted by | April 13, 2018 2:18 pm

The Scott’s Branch High School varsity track and field team finished fifth Tuesday in a six-team track meet held at Memorial Stadium in Sumter. Other area teams in the tournament included Sumter High, which finished third, and Lakewood, which finished fourth. In individual events, Paulette Wimberly won first place in the 100 with a time of 12.70. Mary Wimberly came up No. 1 in the 600 with a time of 6:23, while Amber Johnson did the same in the 100 hurdles with a time of 19.73. The Lady Eagles also took the 4×400 Relay with a time of 4:38:09. Rounding… Read the rest

SCDJJ Clarendon observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Posted by | April 13, 2018 2:11 pm

Employees with the Clarendon County office of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 8-14 by displaying purple ribbons in honor of crime victims. Pictured here are, left to right, Angel Reed, Cynthia Beaufort-Cubit and Melissa DeVane.




Elizabeth Jane Griffith Williams

Posted by | April 13, 2018 1:07 pm

FLEMING ISLAND, Florida – Elizabeth Jane Griffith Williams, 89, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida. Born June 3, 1928, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Charles William Griffith and the late Lynne DuRant Griffith. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning. She is survived by her daughter, Lynne Elizabeth Blackman (Larry) of Fleming Island, Florida; two sisters, Charlen Cathcart (Jim) of Tuxedo Park, New York, and Frankie Geddings (Billy) of Manning; and two grandchildren, Nickolas Robert Blackman and Robert Austin Williams. In addition to her parents,… Read the rest

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