Library closed for Easter holiday

Posted by | April 21, 2019 9:01 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed beginning April 19 and continuing through April 21 for the Easter holiday. The library will reopen for normal hours at 9 a.m. April 22.. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Today in History: April 21

Posted by | April 21, 2019 12:24 am

753 BC – Romulus founds Rome (traditional date).
43 BC – Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
900 – The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardons from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations.
1092 – The Diocese of Pisa is elevated to the rank of metropolitan archdiocese by Pope … Read the rest

MHS AFJROTC receives top marks during inspection

Posted by | April 20, 2019 12:39 pm

The Manning High School Air Force JROTC Unit SC-931 received an Exceeds Standards on its unit inspection held April 15. Cadets spent countless hours during school, after school and even on weekends to prepare for the inspection. Cadets had to perform an open ranks inspection and a 30-command drill routine, while group staff conducted a unit briefing and inspected the unit’s logistics program. All inspected areas received an Exceeds Standard rating.
Inspector Lt. Col. Warner White came from Air Force JROTC Headquarters, which are based at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. White said he was “very impressed with the … Read the rest

Lake Wind Advisory in effect through 8 p.m.

Posted by | April 20, 2019 10:42 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory effective through 8 p.m. Saturday. Winds will be from the southwest from 10 to 15 knots, with gusts of up to 25 knots. Strong winds and rough waves on area lakes will create hazardous conditions for small craft. A Lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop in area lakes. Small boats will be especially. prone to capsizing.

SEC: Tornado leaves 4K without power

Posted by | April 20, 2019 3:10 am

Santee Electric Cooperative crews worked throughout the night to reconnect power for more than 4,000 customers in the company’s territory, which includes part of Clarendon County. These pictures show damage near the dam.

Today in History: April 20

Posted by | April 20, 2019 12:56 am

1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.
1453 – Three Genoese galleys and a Byzantine blockade runner fight their way through an Ottoman blockading fleet a few weeks before the fall of Constantinople.
1534 – Jacques Cartier begins his first voyage to what is today the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador.
1535 – The sun dog phenomenon observed over Stockholm and depicted in the famous painting Vädersolstavlan.
1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
1657 – Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at the Battle of … Read the rest

Willie Edward Lloyd Sr.

Posted by | April 19, 2019 8:17 pm

Willie Edward Lloyd Sr., 65, husband of Shirley Peterson Lloyd, died on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1954, in Manning, a son of the late Willie Mood Lloyd and Rhunette Wells Lloyd.
Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church, 7827 Paxville Highway in Manning, with the Rev. Jeffery Jackson, pastor, presiding; the Rev. Dr. Major Lloyd as eulogist; and Ministers Ethel Lemon, Natasha M. Wilson and Cedric Anderson assisting. Burial will follow at the … Read the rest

Roads blocked !

Posted by | April 19, 2019 4:48 pm



Per Sheriff Tim Baxley of the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office-

It appears that a tornado has touched down in the Wyboo point area of Clarendon County. We have moderate damage in this area as well as Hwy 260 to Durant Lane. Unless you are a resident of this area, we ask that you please stay away. Law enforcement and other Emergency personnel  as well as the power company are working this area and will be throughout the night. Thank you!

Tornado causes damage in Clarendon County

Posted by | April 19, 2019 3:30 pm



A tornado has touched down on Beaver Drive in the Wyboo area of Manning.  Several houses have sustained damage.  First responders are reporting no injuries and all residents are accounted for.


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