Letter to the citizens of District 64

Posted by | June 7, 2018 1:31 pm

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been asked by a number of people why they can’t vote “split ticket” in the primaries. Hopefully this explanation will help. “Split ticket” or voting for the candidate of your choice is only possible in the election that will occur in November. June 12 is the primary election which will determine who will be on the November ticket. The Democratic primary will determine who the Democrat candidate will be in November and the Republican primary will do the same. Actually the primaries are two separate tickets and we can’t vote on both.… Read the rest

Bank of Clarendon offers a variety of services to clients

Posted by | June 7, 2018 11:46 am

Bank of Clarendon (BOC) has been in Clarendon County since 1932, begun as a cash depository after the Great depression. After 85 years of service, BOC has earned the business of more than half of Clarendon County residents, according to BOC Community Development Officer Kim Johnson. BOC offers multiple types of checking accounts, including Regular Checking, Direct Checking for direct deposit accounts, Economy Checking for those seeking a flat monthly fee, Student Checking, Hometown 50 Checking for members 50 years old and older and Platinum Checking which comes with a full array of financial services. BOC also offers mobile and… Read the rest

Harvin Clarendon County library children’s program begins today

Posted by | June 7, 2018 11:39 am

The Science Tellers presents “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano” at 3:00 pm this afternoon. Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!

Tribute paid to local World War II veterans

Posted by | June 7, 2018 8:50 am

World War II veterans in attendance included, from left to right: Will Baird, William H. McNair, Willie White and Robert Martin.
On May 27 more than 100 citizens gathered at the Clarendon County Museum and History Center to honor our county’s World War II veterans. The county’s Historical Society prepared an extensive exhibit to highlight the occasion. The afternoon began with Clarendon County Historical Society President Judge Peggi Sorrell, welcoming the entire group while glancing at the threatening skies. Reverend Kem Thomas, a veteran, gave the invocation, followed by Ms. Brenda Clarks’ magnificent presentation of The Star Spangled Banner and Retired Air Force Colonel George Summers leading the entire group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The World War II veterans in… Read the rest

Man arrested after pulling fire alarm during C.E. Murray Class Night

Posted by | June 7, 2018 8:09 am

An Andrews man turned himself into the Greelyville Police Department on May 18, the agency reports, after being accused of allegedly pulling a fire alarm at a C.E. Murray High School event and causing those present to evacuate. Interim Police Chief Lt. Tyrone York said Rodney McCullough, 60, is shown on surveillance video pulling the alarm in the school’s gymnasium during Class Night, which was held May 16. EMS and other first responders came to the school while students, faculty and guests evacuated. York said that the alarm could have triggered a seizure in one student who is not allowed… Read the rest

Happy 50th Anniversary to Rev. Dr. Eugene Mosier and Virginia Mosier

Posted by | June 7, 2018 7:01 am

The children of Reverend Dr. Eugene Mosier and Virginia Mosier are happy to announce their parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Gene and Jenny were married in Sumter on June 7, 1968. Jenny is the former Virginia Oliver. Both were born and raised in Sumter. Their children are Stacy Mosier of Manning and Rod Mosier (Lesa) of Summerton. They have been blessed with eight grandchildren: McKinzie McGuire (Reggie); Hailey-Louise Windham (Zeb); Mason Miles; Will, Addison, Drake, BellaGrey, and Gauge Mosier. They are further blessed with five great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Adalyn, Emma-Louise, Jaden and Reid. The family has planned a “Mosier” vacation with the… Read the rest

Today’s Weather: Thursday, June 7

Posted by | June 7, 2018 4:52 am

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Today in History: June 7

Posted by | June 7, 2018 12:00 am

421 – Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia. The wedding was celebrated at Constantinople (Byzantine Empire). 879 – Pope John VIII recognizes the Duchy of Croatia under Duke Branimir as an independent state. 1002 – Henry II, a cousin of Emperor Otto III, is elected and crowned King of Germany. 1099 – First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins. 1420 – Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patria del Friuli. 1494 – Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries. 1628 – The Petition… Read the rest

Stephen King-based TV series to film in Manning, seeks more than 300 local extras

Posted by | June 6, 2018 12:45 pm

A TV show whose second season won’t even premier til Aug. 22 is already filming is season finale in Manning. Production associates with the Stephen King-based series “Mr. Mercedes” are seeking 300 local extras for the episode, which will film in Manning June 12-14. “Mr. Mercedes is an American mystery thriller television series based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King that premiered on Aug. 9, 2017, on Audience,” reads a release from the company in charge of the production. “David E. Kelley is the showrunner and it stars Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway. On Oct. 10,… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall property vandalized

Posted by | June 6, 2018 12:05 pm

In the early morning hours on June 3, Clarendon Hall was vandalized. The perpetrator(s) gained unauthorized access to one of their buses and used the bus to vandalize the property, causing thousands of dollars in damage. They are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible person(s). Those with information can call the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414 or #CrimeStoppers at (888)CRIME-SC ((888) 274-6372)

Temporary change for Manning #5 voters/Saturday office hours

Posted by | June 6, 2018 10:45 am

The Manning #5 precinct located at Manning United Methodist Church, 17 Rigby Street, Manning, SC will temporarily change to Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple Street, Manning, SC for the upcoming Democratic and Republican Primaries-June 12, 2018 and Runoffs-June 26, 2018. Voters of this precinct will return to their original location after these dates. The Clarendon County Voter Registration Office will be open on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00am-1:00pm to accommodate all citizens of this county that qualifies to vote absentee. Please contact the Clarendon County Voter Registration & Elections office at 803-435-8215 if you have any questions.

Mr. Mercedes Season 2 filming in Manning June 12-14

Posted by | June 6, 2018 10:29 am

Mr. Mercedes -Season Finale -Manning, SC. NEEDING HUNDREDS OF EXTRAS FOR FILMING. MR. MERCEDES SEASON 2 FILMING IN MANNING, SC! Help Spread The Word! Approximately 300 Extras Needed Each Day! ALL EXTRAS ARE PAID. Mr. Mercedes, an Original AT&T Series based on the Stephen King Novel, airs on Audience Direct TV. Adult Males and Females (20’s -Seniors) of all races and types needed for filming. Dates Needed: Tuesday 6/12, Wednesday 6/13 and Thursday 6/14. Many extras will be needed multiple days. Must be 100% available on filming dates. (Able to arrive as early as needed even if that 5:30 am… Read the rest

SC Emergency Management Division releases free mobile app for natural disaster prep, recovery

Posted by | June 6, 2018 8:52 am

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division released  a free mobile app last week to help citizens stay safe during natural disasters, including hurricanes and tornadoes. The app features the latest information on South Carolina state office closings and delays;  helps users find their evacuation zone; includes information on planning for and recovering from emergencies; allows users to send their location to emergency contacts; and includes an SOS flashlight. Users can also set up their own emergency plan including a pet checklist, meeting places and emergency contact numbers. The app is free to download in the iTunes app store or Google Read the rest

8 Clarendon residents named to CCU Spring Dean’s List

Posted by | June 6, 2018 3:05 am

Eight Clarendon residents were among more than 2,000 students named to the Coastal Carolina University Spring 2018 Dean’s List or the 2017-18 school year. Students who make the Dean’s List have achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher during the semester. CCU has a student population of 10,600. Those honored included: Avery Gardner, an elementary education major from Manning; Cory Leonard, an exercise and sport science major from Manning; Monica Stukes, a management major of Manning; Grace Surette, an interdisciplinary studies major from Manning; Trevor Bird, a history major of Summerton; Christavis Johnson, an exercise and sport science major of Summerton;… Read the rest

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