A new director for the shelter

Posted by | December 9, 2018 2:30 pm

There’s a new shelter director in town, and he’s already making strides at A Second Chance Animal Shelter.

Jackson Padgett was raised in Charleston, although he’s been in Florida for some time. With a background as a hotelier for 30 years, Padgett helped build the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, staying in Florida to run those for many years. Eventually he acquired sports bars and restaurants of his own.

Padgett retired a few years ago and sold his businesses. His mother had moved to the Elloree area, and he visited her there.

“I came to hang out with my … Read the rest

Turbeville Parade replaced by drive-through donation event and visit with Santa

Posted by | December 9, 2018 10:30 am

The Joy of Giving Christmas parade, scheduled for December 8 in Turbeville, has been cancelled due to forecast rain.

“We had a great parade planned,” said Jenna Windham, the chairman of the Christmas Committee and a member of the Turbeville Business Association.

Though the parade cannot take place, the Town of Turbeville has made alternate plans, with the assistance of the Turbeville Business Association. The event was planned as a charity event, which would take food and monetary donations to help with the Walker-Gamble holiday food project, and the Town doesn’t want the project to lose out because of rain.… Read the rest

Manning gets grant to demolish condemned buildings

Posted by | December 8, 2018 7:00 pm

The City of Manning has received a Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Commerce (DoC) Community Enrichment Program. Governor Henry McMaster approved the grant, and the city was notified on November 28.

The grant awards $308,880 to the City, and the funds are to be used to demolish 23 condemned structures in the Dickson/Durant area. The City will match the funds by 10 percent.

According to Manning City Administrator Scott Tanner, the City began working toward this grant this past spring, beginning discussions during budget meetings.

“For these grants to be competitive, they have to be in low-to-moderate … Read the rest

Murdered man’s family seeks answers

Posted by | December 8, 2018 2:00 pm

Charles Lee Cummings Jr.’s family still has questions—a lot of them—and no one seems to be able to give them any answers.

On November 6, Cummings was shot to death in a residence where he lived at 8804 Paxville Highway. Cummings was hit twice in the chest and shoulder and subsequently died from these injuries. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating, and the person who murdered Cummings is still at large.

“I know the Sheriff’s investigator is doing his part. He’s working on the case,” said Sylvia Vaughn, Cummings’ sister. “But personally, we knew him, and we know there’s not … Read the rest

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity basketball

Posted by | December 8, 2018 1:15 pm

Clarendon Hall Varsity Boys traveled to Moncks Corner Friday and came away with a region win over St. John’s Christian Academy by a score of  64-49. The Saints were led by Zyan Gilmore with 24 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Tyrese Mitchum finished with a double double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Kade Elliott added nine points and collected five rebounds while Kylic Horton added eight points.

With the win, the Saints are 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in region play. The Saints will travel to North Charleston on Monday to take on Cathedral Academy.

Clarendon Hall … Read the rest


Posted by | December 8, 2018 12:32 pm

Dog still lost from Mitchum Road area. Please call (803) 460-7827 if seen or found.


Posted by | December 7, 2018 6:06 pm

Missing off Mitchum Road. Please call (803) 460-7827 if found.

A word from Capt. Danny Graham

Posted by | December 6, 2018 7:49 pm

Capt. Danny Graham, of the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, has released the following.

Today’s topic is on an issue we have encountered a few times, and thankfully, we were able to find a solution here at the Sheriff’s Office. Extensive research, questions and conversations have been conducted to find a resolution to this formally frustrating and confusing issue. The issue is called a No Adverse Contact Order (NACO).

This is more of a provision than an order, but it is most commonly seen in separation and divorce decrees. This issue was brought to my attention earlier this year. The Sheriff’s … Read the rest

OBITUARY: Carolyn Elizabeth Ives Brown

Posted by | December 6, 2018 12:00 pm

Carolyn Elizabeth Ives Brown, 66, wife of James C. Brown, died Monday, December 4, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. Brown was born April 18, 1952, in Greeleyville, SC, a daughter of the late Muret and Melva Ard Ives. She was a graduate of Williamsburg High School and was a home maker. Carolyn enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, coloring and looking at pictures.

Surviving Mrs. Brown, in addition to her husband James, of the home, are: her first husband, Allen Bryant; her daughter, Vicky Bryant, of Manning; her son, Allen Bryant, Jr., of Myrtle Beach; 3 grandchildren, Kevin (Janie Espinoza) Robinson, Brittany … Read the rest

OBITUARY: Wayne Allen Haselden

Posted by | December 6, 2018 10:00 am

Wayne Allen Haselden, 65, husband of Annette Clark Haselden, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born February 23, 1953, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Austin O’Neil Haselden and the late Mae Dee Tilton Haselden.

He is survived by his wife of Manning; special caregiver and companion, Nell Wright; a daughter, Jeanette Hawkins (Alphonse); three sisters, Vera Randolph (Dallas), Diane Hodge (Donald) and Ardell Lane (James); four grandchildren, Cameron, Nicole, McKinze and Richard; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Audrey Broadway … Read the rest

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity boys and girls

Posted by | December 6, 2018 6:58 am

On Tuesday in Summerton, Clarendon Hall ran its varsity boys basketball record to 3-0 on the season with a region victory over Andrew Jackson Academy by a score of 78-66. Kylic Horton paced the Saints with 27 points and five rebounds. Traveon Davis finished with 20 points and Tyrese Mitchum finished with 15 points. Zyan Gilmore led the Saints in rebounding with eight. The Saints will travel to Moncks Corner on Friday to take on St. John’s Christian.

Box Score: Horton 27, Miller three, Gilmore nine, Davis 20, Mitchum 15, Elliott four.

Clarendon Hall varsity girls fell to Andrew Jackson … Read the rest


Posted by | December 6, 2018 6:51 am

The Laurence Manning JV boys beat Carolina Academy on Monday night with a final score of 37-26. Top scorers for LMA were Mickey Jordan with 12 points, Jaden Sanders with nine points, Austin Geddings with eight points and Kaden Nivens with five points. Top scorers for Carolina Academy were Adam Evans with 11 points adn Breannan Smith with eight points.

The LMA JV boys beat First Baptist on Tuesday night with a final score of 39-36. Top scorers for LMA were Mickey Jordan with 13 points, Bryce Acord with 12 points, Davis Campbell with seven points, Jaden Sanders with four … Read the rest

Posted by | December 5, 2018 8:30 pm

Congratulations to Taylor Tanner, F.E. DuBose top student for 1st quarter in Health Science III.

Posted by | December 5, 2018 7:00 pm

Congratulations to Syderial Wilson, F.E. DuBose top student for 1st quarter in Culinary Arts I.

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