Pet of the Day: Zeus

Posted by | February 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Zeus is a 4-year-old male, black and tan mix weighing about 61 pounds. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and has tested negative for heart worms. He loves snacks and walks well on a leash. He tends to get nervous with new people, but he warms up in no time. Zeus has lived his entire life at A Second Chance Animal Shelter, and he needs a nice family to welcome him into their home. His adoption fee has already been paid, and you can get pre-approved by submitting your application online at

Posted by | February 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Evening Weather: Monday, Feb. 12

Posted by | February 12, 2018 6:11 pm

Showers likely, mainly before 11 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Northeast wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

What’s happening at the State House this week

Posted by | February 12, 2018 5:48 pm

This week, the Senate will be debating S.954 (which was placed on special order last week). This joint resolution would prohibit the Public Service Commission from issuing a final ruling on the prudency of abandoning the V.C. Summer nuclear construction project. (Click here for our analysis.) Also on the energy topic, a bill goes to the House this week that would direct the Public Utilities Review Committee to resume their screening and nomination process for this year’s three open seats on the Public Service Commission. This screening process was suspended with little explanation last fall. A number of bills… Read the rest

SCDPS reports nine killed on S.C. roadways this weekend

Posted by | February 12, 2018 4:29 pm

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of nine persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, February 9, at 6 pm until Sunday, February 11, at 11:59 pm.   Interstates 1 US routes, SC roads and secondary roads 8 County roads 0 Seat belt used 0 Seat belt not used 6 Seat belt unknown 0 Seat belt not applicable 3 pedestrians As of February 11, 82 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 118 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017. Of the 65 motor vehicle occupants who have died… Read the rest

Posted by | February 12, 2018 4:14 pm

Free Ask-A-Lawyer Web Chat on Feb. 20

Posted by | February 12, 2018 3:16 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The SC Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, will host a statewide web chat on Tuesday, Feb. 20.   Between 5 and 7 p.m. the public is encouraged to visit to engage in a free one-on-one chat with a South Carolina attorney. Attorney volunteers include Sarah M. Austin, Gary I. Finklea, Justin M. Lovely and Jarrod M. McPherson.   The Ask-A-Lawyer program is made possible by the SC Bar Foundation. About the South Carolina Bar: The SC Bar, which has a membership of… Read the rest

SCDOT’s Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Posted by | February 12, 2018 3:15 pm

Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall released the following statement on the Infrastructure Plan on February 12, 2018:   “We applaud the President and his administration in recognizing the importance of infrastructure investment and rolling out this innovative approach to addressing critical issues for our state and the nation. We look forward to working with President’s administration to review the details of the proposal and determine how the South Carolina DOT can accelerate its current priority programs such as rural road safety, interstate widenings and bridge projects as well as advancing additional infrastructure in our state. We are pleased that investment… Read the rest

Posted by | February 12, 2018 2:54 pm

Students from Manning High attend band clinic

Posted by | February 12, 2018 2:15 pm

Michael Miller, Nastajia Hamilton, and Logan Mack represented Manning High School at the 40th Annual USC Symphonic Band Clinic.  They had an intensive four day musical experience filled with rehearsal, Master classes, and concert performances by some of the Top high school, collegiate and professional groups in South Carolina and Georgia.       “Submitted by Jordan D. Jefferson M.Ed, Director of Bands”    

Alan Wayne Goller

Posted by | February 12, 2018 11:52 am

SUMMERTON – Alan Wayne Goller, 65, husband of Penny Ann Goller, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at his home.   Born May 13, 1952, in Martinsburg, WV, he was a son of the late Loyal Augustus Goller and the late Vera June Fields Goller.   He is survived by his wife of Summerton; two daughters, Dawn Graham of St. George and Jessica Rombilus (Billy) of Summerton; a brother, Donald Goller (Deborah) of Hedgesville, WV; three grandchildren, Thomas Graham, William Rombilus and Cameron Rombilus; and one great grandson, Michael Alan Graham.   Services will be held at a later date.  … Read the rest

Martin-Veverica Engagement

Posted by | February 12, 2018 10:30 am

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lewis Martin of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Gamble Martin, to Jordan Scott Veverica, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Horace McClain of Elgin and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Michael Veverica of Winnsboro. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Gamble of Manning, the late Mr. and Mrs. Stamey Albert Martin of Lancaster, and Mrs. James Sieber Wellock and the late Mr. Wellock of Manning. Gamble is a 2011 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and… Read the rest

Last Week … Today

Posted by | February 12, 2018 7:21 am

A look back at the stories that made Clarendon County talk in the last seven days. 1. Manning man, 77, killed in two-vehicle wreck, other driver charged with felony DUI 2. Manning man charged with tax evasion 3. Deputies seek man who forced himself into home, assaulted owner 4. Deputies searching for Sumter suspect wanted in burglary 5. Manning varsity Monarchs take 2nd in region, begin playoff play Monday 6. East Clarendon crowns queens. Marietta Floyd was crowned Young Miss East Clarendon 2018. Evie Floyd was crowned Junior Miss East Clarendon 2018. Elly Floyd took top honors, earning the

Flu claims first child death in SC, outbreak expected to continue

Posted by | February 12, 2018 5:49 am

The 2017-18 flu season has claimed its first death in South Carolina. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control aid the pediatric fatality was reported late last week. And the Centers for Disease Control warn that more sickness – and fatalities – are likely as the dread illness has not even peaked for the season. Thus far, 68 children have reportedly been felled by the flu. CDC Acting Director Ann Schuchat said the agency doesn’t require national reporting of flu deaths in adults. “I wish there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad… Read the rest

Morning Weather: Feb. 12

Posted by | February 12, 2018 5:10 am

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Southwest wind around 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

SBMS Eagles take 2nd in Upper Pee Dee Conference

Posted by | February 12, 2018 4:22 am

The Scott’s Branch Middle School boys’ basketball team fell 46-42 on Saturday to Lee Central Middle School in Bishopville to secure its place as the runner-up in the Upper Pee Dee Conference. Tariq Coard ed the team with 22 points, while Randy Gibson followed with 12 points. Terrence Pusher had three points, while Jimmy Weeks and Tudarian Chandler each had two points. Shaheem Ballard had one point.

USC Sumter tennis team ranked 19th in country

Posted by | February 12, 2018 4:18 am

With the NJCAA Tennis season beginning shortly, ITA Tennis released its pre-season rankings, and the University of South carolina Sumter men’s team is ranked along the other top teams in the nation. The Fire Ants are ranked 19th in the country, sixth in the Southeast and first in the region. The team is the favorite to qualify for the national tournament. Team member Peter Kovats finished last semester as the No. 23 player in the country, and Jordan George finished 45th in the country in the fall. The Fire Ants open the season with an invitational tournament hosting Division I… Read the rest

Letter: Keep God in our daily lives

Posted by | February 12, 2018 3:04 am

Why (are) we as a people that are supposedly united a people of separation? We cannot agree on anything anymore. Do you think that maybe it just may stem from the example set before us by our politicians? The ones that we put in office to represent us? They cannot agree on anything. I do not believe they are concerned about us at all; however, this year, we get to vote again. Who are they, and what do they stand for? Do they believe and stand for the same values as we do? I like Mickey Mouse; however, he is… Read the rest

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