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.

Today in History: Saturday, April 22

Posted by | April 22, 2017 12:00 am

238 – Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne. 1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil. 1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico. 1529 – Treaty of Zaragoza divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas. 1622 – The Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island. 1809 – The second day… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted by | April 22, 2017 12:00 am

1876 – The first ever National League baseball game is played in Philadelphia. 1906 – The 1906 Summer Olympics, also known as the Interclated Games, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens. 1930 – The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding. 1945 – After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse. 1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated.

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