Baxley: 3 arrested for Turbeville vehicle break-ins, investigation ongoing

Posted by | October 13, 2017 4:22 pm

Three suspects have been arrested in response to vehicle break-ins in the Turbeville area. Sheriff Tim Baxley said the suspects were apprehended on Thursday. He declined to give further detail, saying the investigation is ongoing and could lead to further charges. “We have an ongoing investigation, and this could be connected to several other counties,” he said. “I don’t want to jeopardize our investigation, but I do want people to know that we have apprehended these suspects who have been breaking into (residents’ properties).” will have a follow-up story when one is available.

‘Equipment failure’ outs power to 6,440 Clarendon homes

Posted by | October 13, 2017 9:18 am

Residents living near various locations around Lake Marion, rural Manning and parts of Summerton awoke Friday morning to find they had no power. Santee Electric spokeswoman Adrel Langley said that the outage was the result of an equipment failure. “I’m happy to report that everything is back to normal now,” she said. Residents began posting on Facebook about 4:45 a.m. about the lack of electricity in their homes. Several reported having power back by 6 a.m., with some reporting getting it back between 6:30 and 7 a.m. It was the second power outage in Clarendon in as many days. Duke… Read the rest

Man who broke into more than 20 vehicles sentenced

Posted by | October 13, 2017 7:05 am

A 20-year-old Wedgefield man charged in August with various crimes related to vehicle break-ins of more than 20 vehicles in the Clarendon County area. Matthew Ryan Proctor of 6630 Gulledge Road in Wedgefield pleaded guilty to last week before 3rd Circuit Court Judge George M. McFadden to non-violent, second-degree burglary; two counts of grand larceny of a value more than $2,000, but less than $10,000; and eight counts of breaking into motor vehicles or tanks or pumps where fuel and lubricants are stored. He received concurrent sentences under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed three years in prison. The… Read the rest

Guilty Pleas: Oct. 2-6

Posted by | October 13, 2017 3:01 am

The following pleas were heard during a session of General Sessions in the 3rd Circuit Court of Clarendon County before Judge George M. McFaddin Jr. Jasper Terrel Anderson of 1015 Crawford Drive in Manning pleaded guilty Oct. 6, 2017, to possession of other controlled substance in Schedule IV, first offense, receiving a $50 fine. Cannon Mitchell Bonar of 450 Al Henderson Blvd in Savannah, Georgia, pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to hit and run, duties of driver involved in accident with property damage, receiving a sentence of a $100 fine. Robin Denise Booth of 1205 Coker St. in Turbeville pleaded guilty… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 13

Posted by | October 13, 2017 12:00 am

AD 54 – Emperor Claudius dies from poisoning under mysterious circumstances; his 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him. 409 – Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania. 1269 – The present church building at Westminster Abbey is consecrated. 1307 – Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy. 1332 – Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan, becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty, reigning for only 53 days. 1582 – Because of the adoption of the Gregorian… Read the rest

Alcolu man charged with attempted murder

Posted by | October 12, 2017 6:38 pm

An 18-year-old Alcolu man has been charged by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a stolen weapon. Spokesman Ken Bell said that Norris Ja’Vonta Wilson III, 18, of 1824 Grasshopper Lane in Alcolu, was arrested Wednesday on warrants issued Tuesday. Deputies allege that Wilson intentionally shot a victim a number of times in the roadway along Commander Lane in Sumter County and then fled the scene. The victim, who was unidentified by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, reportedly told deputies the identity of the man who shot… Read the rest

Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | October 12, 2017 6:20 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents. Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call… Read the rest

LMA, Clarendon Hall students attend Fall Conference at State House

Posted by | October 11, 2017 2:57 pm

Elected student body leaders from members of the South Carolina Independent Schools Student Association recently held their Fall Conference in the House of Representatives Chambers at the State House in Columbia. The students attend schools from across South Carolina and Georgia, including Laurence Manning Academy and Clarendon Hall. While in session at the State House, the students held their general meeting, which included discussions on the Student Exchange program, the Student Council of the Year, the Honor Society of the Year and the 2018 Spring Convention. Additionally, during a development session, students introduced resolutions, which will be debated during the… Read the rest

Monarchs earn No. 2 spot in tennis playoffs

Posted by | October 11, 2017 2:50 pm

The Manning High School girls’ tennis team traveled Tuesday to Hanahan High School to decided seeding in AAA Region 7. The two teams split wins in their first two meetings, which forced a third match to determine second and third place behind Bishop England. The Manning Monarchs were victorious after coming back from being down 3-2 after the top five singles matches. Singles winners included Marie Joyner, 6-4 (L), 6-2 (W) and 10-2 (W); Lorena Sanchez, 7-6 (L), 6-4 (W) and 10-3 (W). Doubles winners included Shanyia Gamble and Marie Joyner, 7-5 (W) and 6-4 (W); and Kailyn Vicente and… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 11

Posted by | October 11, 2017 12:00 am

1138 – A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo. 1142 – A peace treaty between the Jin dynasty and Southern Song dynasty is formally ratified when a Jin envoy visits the Song court during the Jin–Song wars. 1311 – The Ordinances of 1311 are published, imposing a series of regulations upon King Edward II of England by the peerage and clergy. 1531 – Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland. 1582 – Due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. 1614 –… Read the rest

Scott to Equifax execs: ‘I find it hard to believe’

Posted by | October 10, 2017 5:19 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott questioned former Equifax CEO Richard Smith Oct 4 regarding Equifax’s security breach that left the personal information of millions of Americans vulnerable, as well as the behavior of Equifax executives after the breach was found. Three Equifax executives sold $1.8 million of company stock in the days following the breach, while the American people were not told of the breach for six weeks, Scott said in a release. During his questioning, Scott outlined the following: * On July 29, suspicious activity was reported within Equifax. * On Aug. 1, three Equifax executives sold off stock totaling… Read the rest

CCTC inducts 47 into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Posted by | October 10, 2017 4:34 pm

Phi Theta Kappa Officer Lamonda Sweat initiates the candlelight portion of the Induction Ceremony held Oct. 5 by lighting inductee Adam Anderson’s candle.
Forty-seven Central Carolina Technical College students were inducted Thursday into the school’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society’s Beta Eta Pi Chapter. A ceremony for the inductees was held at the college’s main Sumter campus on Miller Road in Sumter. “Phi Theta Kappa seeks to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students,” said Phi Theta Kappa advisor Elizabeth Bastedo. According to the group’s international guidelines, Phi Theta Kappa “provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for the lively fellowship for scholars and for the stimulation of interest in… Read the rest

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