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.

Tornado Warning in effect through 3:45 p.m.

Posted by | April 19, 2019 3:17 pm

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Tornado Warning effective through 3:45 p.m. Friday.
At 2:55 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Woods Bay Stte Park, 13 miles west of Lake City, moving north at 60 mph.

Clarendon District 2 school early dismissal

Posted by | April 19, 2019 11:34 am

Due to possible inclement weather, all Clarendon School District Two schools will dismiss today, Friday, April 19, at approximately 1:15pm.  Buses will be departing at that time to take students home.

Library closed for Easter holiday

Posted by | April 19, 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.

Local racer participates in first national race

Posted by | April 19, 2019 6:35 am

The Grand National Cross Country Series is known for being some of the toughest racing in the country.
Racers from all over the country come for two-plus hours to race through some of the most difficult terrain that is forever changing.
Several local riders participated April 13-14, taking on the best in the county at Camp Coker in Society Hill.
Dusty Hutchinson, a 4-by-4 Lites racer, was one local participant.
Hutchinson made his debut Saturday in the GMCC series. He was able to claim the 2017 Mideast Harescramble 4-by-4 Championship and finished second overall in 2018.
He had all of … Read the rest

Jacob Thames

Posted by | April 19, 2019 2:37 am

Jacob Thames, 61, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at High Point Regional Hospital in High Point, North Carolina
He was born Oct. 30, 1957 in Manning, a son of the late David Roosevelt Thames and Easter Dingle
Funeral services for Mr. Thames will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019, at Hayes F. Samuelsl Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 North Church St in Manning.
The family is receiving friends at the home of his niece, Lakeasha Startton, 214 Alfred Henry Drive in Manning.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Today in History: April 19

Posted by | April 19, 2019 12:36 am

AD 65 – The freedman Milichus betrays Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested.
531 – Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persians at Raqqa (northern Syria).
797 – Empress Irene organizes a conspiracy against her son, the Byzantine emperor Constantine VI. He is deposed and blinded. Shortly after, Constantine dies of his wounds; Irene proclaims herself basileus.
1012 – Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, England.
1506 – The Lisbon Massacre begins, in which accused Jews are being slaughtered by Portuguese Catholics.
1529 – Beginning of the Protestant … Read the rest

East Clarendon Wolverines Varsity Softball Slides Into A Blow-Out Win Over Lamar

Posted by | April 18, 2019 4:56 pm


The Wolverines softball team cruised to an easy victory over Lamar 11-1 on Wednesday

East Clarendon opened up scoring in the first inning. They scored one run when Kinsley Driggers doubled.

The Wolverines notched four runs in the fourth inning. Maddie Newsome, Zoe McElveen, and Elly Floyd all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Newsome led things off in the pitcher’s circle for East Clarendon. She went five innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out two and walking one.

Maggie Driggers was on the rubber for Lamar. She allowed 14 hits and 11 … Read the rest


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