Today in History: Friday, June 8

Posted by | June 8, 2018 12:00 am

913 – Emperor Alexander III dies of exhaustion while playing the game tzykanion (Byzantine name for polo). He is succeeded by his 8-year-old nephew Constantine VII. 1513 – Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored. 1523 – Gustav Vasa, the Swedish regent, is elected King of Sweden, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union. This is the Swedish national day. 1586 – Francis Drake’s forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida. 1644 – The Qing dynasty Manchu forces led… Read the rest

New catch limit for red drum to address overfishing

Posted by | June 7, 2018 8:26 pm

Red drum, redfish, spottail, channel bass – South Carolina’s most popular saltwater gamefish goes by many names and plays a key role in the coastal economy and ecosystems. In recent years, state biologists have documented a declining trend in the state’s red drum population, which has been underscored by reports from longtime local anglers. These concerns prompted the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to take a closer look at the species last year, culminating in an assessment that found South Carolina’s red drum population was experiencing overfishing. The South Carolina General Assembly responded by passing a new law… Read the rest

Murray student to attend special Yale program on scholarship

Posted by | June 7, 2018 3:20 pm

C.E. Murray High School junior Jimmy Wilson has been selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum: Business Innovation – 6 Days to Startup. The forum is an Envision program hosted at Yale University. According to the Williamsburg County School District, participants of the program receive hands-on experience and valuable insight from accomplished professionals and enhance their academic skills while discovering how to become lifelong leaders. Through the program’s interactive curriculum and simulation exercises, participants can discover their passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, the announcement said. “This is a good opportunity to get the feel of college, to network and… Read the rest

Letter: Political Idiocy

Posted by | June 7, 2018 2:13 pm

Our country is embroiled in many difficult situations, yet our delegates in Washington care more about the collusion of our election from Russia. Of course they interfered, as they do with most of our beliefs and systems, and they always will, until we put a stop to it. People in Washington, the election is over, move on and run the country the way we expect you to, or at least this is why we elected you, and many times I wonder why. These politicians are in it for the money and status only, and of course generous benefits for life.… Read the rest

Meet county council district 3 challenger Charlton Watts

Posted by | June 7, 2018 1:47 pm

Turbeville native Charlton Watts, candidate for County Council District 3, is no stranger to hard work. As a young child, he helped his father on the family farm. He attended East Clarendon High School, where he gained his first exposure to politics. Between his junior and senior year, he attended Boys’ State, although he didn’t develop the desire to go into politics until much later in life. After graduation, his father offered to help him rent farm land of his own to try his hand at the business side of farming, not just the day to day labor. Watts jumped… Read the rest

Letter to the citizens of District 64

Posted by | June 7, 2018 1:31 pm

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been asked by a number of people why they can’t vote “split ticket” in the primaries. Hopefully this explanation will help. “Split ticket” or voting for the candidate of your choice is only possible in the election that will occur in November. June 12 is the primary election which will determine who will be on the November ticket. The Democratic primary will determine who the Democrat candidate will be in November and the Republican primary will do the same. Actually the primaries are two separate tickets and we can’t vote on both.… Read the rest

Bank of Clarendon offers a variety of services to clients

Posted by | June 7, 2018 11:46 am

Bank of Clarendon (BOC) has been in Clarendon County since 1932, begun as a cash depository after the Great depression. After 85 years of service, BOC has earned the business of more than half of Clarendon County residents, according to BOC Community Development Officer Kim Johnson. BOC offers multiple types of checking accounts, including Regular Checking, Direct Checking for direct deposit accounts, Economy Checking for those seeking a flat monthly fee, Student Checking, Hometown 50 Checking for members 50 years old and older and Platinum Checking which comes with a full array of financial services. BOC also offers mobile and… Read the rest

Harvin Clarendon County library children’s program begins today

Posted by | June 7, 2018 11:39 am

The Science Tellers presents “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano” at 3:00 pm this afternoon. Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!

Tribute paid to local World War II veterans

Posted by | June 7, 2018 8:50 am

World War II veterans in attendance included, from left to right: Will Baird, William H. McNair, Willie White and Robert Martin.
On May 27 more than 100 citizens gathered at the Clarendon County Museum and History Center to honor our county’s World War II veterans. The county’s Historical Society prepared an extensive exhibit to highlight the occasion. The afternoon began with Clarendon County Historical Society President Judge Peggi Sorrell, welcoming the entire group while glancing at the threatening skies. Reverend Kem Thomas, a veteran, gave the invocation, followed by Ms. Brenda Clarks’ magnificent presentation of The Star Spangled Banner and Retired Air Force Colonel George Summers leading the entire group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The World War II veterans in… Read the rest

Man arrested after pulling fire alarm during C.E. Murray Class Night

Posted by | June 7, 2018 8:09 am

An Andrews man turned himself into the Greelyville Police Department on May 18, the agency reports, after being accused of allegedly pulling a fire alarm at a C.E. Murray High School event and causing those present to evacuate. Interim Police Chief Lt. Tyrone York said Rodney McCullough, 60, is shown on surveillance video pulling the alarm in the school’s gymnasium during Class Night, which was held May 16. EMS and other first responders came to the school while students, faculty and guests evacuated. York said that the alarm could have triggered a seizure in one student who is not allowed… Read the rest

Happy 50th Anniversary to Rev. Dr. Eugene Mosier and Virginia Mosier

Posted by | June 7, 2018 7:01 am

The children of Reverend Dr. Eugene Mosier and Virginia Mosier are happy to announce their parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Gene and Jenny were married in Sumter on June 7, 1968. Jenny is the former Virginia Oliver. Both were born and raised in Sumter. Their children are Stacy Mosier of Manning and Rod Mosier (Lesa) of Summerton. They have been blessed with eight grandchildren: McKinzie McGuire (Reggie); Hailey-Louise Windham (Zeb); Mason Miles; Will, Addison, Drake, BellaGrey, and Gauge Mosier. They are further blessed with five great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Adalyn, Emma-Louise, Jaden and Reid. The family has planned a “Mosier” vacation with the… Read the rest

Today’s Weather: Thursday, June 7

Posted by | June 7, 2018 4:52 am

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Today in History: June 7

Posted by | June 7, 2018 12:00 am

421 – Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia. The wedding was celebrated at Constantinople (Byzantine Empire). 879 – Pope John VIII recognizes the Duchy of Croatia under Duke Branimir as an independent state. 1002 – Henry II, a cousin of Emperor Otto III, is elected and crowned King of Germany. 1099 – First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins. 1420 – Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patria del Friuli. 1494 – Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries. 1628 – The Petition… Read the rest

Stephen King-based TV series to film in Manning, seeks more than 300 local extras

Posted by | June 6, 2018 12:45 pm

A TV show whose second season won’t even premier til Aug. 22 is already filming is season finale in Manning. Production associates with the Stephen King-based series “Mr. Mercedes” are seeking 300 local extras for the episode, which will film in Manning June 12-14. “Mr. Mercedes is an American mystery thriller television series based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King that premiered on Aug. 9, 2017, on Audience,” reads a release from the company in charge of the production. “David E. Kelley is the showrunner and it stars Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway. On Oct. 10,… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall property vandalized

Posted by | June 6, 2018 12:05 pm

In the early morning hours on June 3, Clarendon Hall was vandalized. The perpetrator(s) gained unauthorized access to one of their buses and used the bus to vandalize the property, causing thousands of dollars in damage. They are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible person(s). Those with information can call the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414 or #CrimeStoppers at (888)CRIME-SC ((888) 274-6372)

Temporary change for Manning #5 voters/Saturday office hours

Posted by | June 6, 2018 10:45 am

The Manning #5 precinct located at Manning United Methodist Church, 17 Rigby Street, Manning, SC will temporarily change to Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple Street, Manning, SC for the upcoming Democratic and Republican Primaries-June 12, 2018 and Runoffs-June 26, 2018. Voters of this precinct will return to their original location after these dates. The Clarendon County Voter Registration Office will be open on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00am-1:00pm to accommodate all citizens of this county that qualifies to vote absentee. Please contact the Clarendon County Voter Registration & Elections office at 803-435-8215 if you have any questions.

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