Clarendon County Council Meeting Agenda

Posted by | August 9, 2019 3:09 pm

Monday, August 12, 2019- 6:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 411 Sunset Drive, Manning, SC


  1. Introductory Remarks
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Approval of Minutes – Minutes for the Regular Council Meeting, which was held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  6. Service Awards Recognition – Linda Lemon
  7. Board Re-Appointments: Authorization to reappoint the following members to the Disabilities and Special Needs Board to serve another 4-year term: Gina G. Wilson, Ralston Wright Turbeville, Deloris Israel, and Debbie M. Lee

8. Clarendon County Transportation Committee- Request to purchase road signage and road signage material in an amount not to exceed $30,000

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DUKE Energy New Release

Posted by | August 9, 2019 2:56 pm

Duke Energy names new South Carolina state president

Michael Callahan will manage state and local regulatory and government relations, and community affairs 

Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe will become executive vice president, chief legal officer for the company

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Duke Energy today announced a change in its executive leadership in South Carolina that will continue the company’s long-standing commitment to its 760,000 electric and 162,000 gas customers in the Palmetto State. Michael Callahan – currently vice president of investor relations – will succeed Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe as South Carolina state president. 

Callahan, 44, will manage state and local regulatory and government relations … Read the rest

‘Dancing with the Stars’ raises more than $107,000 for charity

Posted by | August 9, 2019 2:00 pm




On the evening of August 3rd, Clarendon came together once more to celebrate Clarendon County Dancing with the stars and a record was set. By the time the last dancer graced the stage, over 107,000.00 had been donated to Clarendon County Habitat for Humanity and several other local charities making this the most successful year for the event.

Hosted by Manning native Jeffrey Black, this was the tenth year for the fundraising event. The people’s choice award went to Lillie Blakelyn Coker and Brayden Smith. Together, the couple raised over twenty three thousand dollars. Lillie Coker is … Read the rest

Father and Son murdered at Bingo Hall

Posted by | August 9, 2019 12:00 pm

Two men face murder charges in connection to a shooting at a Myrtle Beach bingo hall last week that left a father and son dead. Steve Johnson Sr. and Steve Johnson Jr. were shot at Waccamaw Bingo in Belle Terre Plaza, off U.S. Highway 501, around 9:45 p.m. on July 26. According to police reports, the two were owners of the bingo hall and were killed during an attempted armed robbery. A witness of the crime reported to law enforcement that a man with a bandana covering his face came storming through the back door and demanded money. As the Read the rest

Dreams can become Reality

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:41 am

Shawn Bilton performing at The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach

Children everywhere have dreams and fantasies about what they want to be when they “grow up”. Some aspire to be firefighters, police officers, doctors, and nurses. Others may want to be astronauts, soldiers, or veterinarians. For some, their dreams vary widely from the norm, and want to be performers on stage. Shawn Bilton was one of those kids.

Shawn grew up in Manning with his younger sister, Shannon, and raised by their parents, Kenny and Anna Bilton. Shawn credits his father’s job at the local radio station as being the catalyst for his love of music.

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REV. KENYA BROCK (updated funeral arrangements)

Posted by | August 8, 2019 1:24 pm

On Thursday, August 1, 2019, Rev. Kenya Brock, pastor of the Bethel AME Church, exchanged his rugged cross for his precious crown at McLeod Health Clarendon.
Born on November 19, 1969 in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Lonell Felder and the late Betty Brock Walker and stepson of the late Albert Walker.
A service celebrating his life will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 11:00am from the William McKinley Parker Gymnasium, located on the campus of the Manning Elementary School, 311 West Boyce St., Manning, where the Rev. Eddie L. Gaston, Jr., Presiding Elder
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Clarendon County Republican Party Meeting

Posted by | August 7, 2019 5:35 pm

Clarendon County Republican Party Meeting
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church
2116 Greeleyville Highway (US Highway 521 and State Highway 261 East)
Manning, SC 29102
Doors open at 6:00pm
Supper at 6:30pm served by the ladies of the church, donations accepted
Program at 7:00pm
Everyone is welcome.
For additional information/directions please contact:
Moye Graham, Chairman  803-478-7277
June Brailsford, Secretary/Treasurer  803-478-8716


Posted by | August 7, 2019 11:57 am

Rose Coker Ham, 79, passed away Sunday, August 4th in Virginia Beach, VA surrounded by her family. Rose was born April 2, 1940 to Tiller Jackson Coker Sr. and Corinne Hook Coker in Turbeville, S.C. She was a graduate of East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. Rose met and married the love of her life, Eugene (Sonny) Douglas Ham, Jr. and they married August 19, 1962. Their journey together started in Sumter S.C. where they met while both working at Carolina Power and Light Co. From there they started their family in Florence S.C. with their two sons Ed and … Read the rest

Missing Child Search shifts to Recovery

Posted by | August 6, 2019 7:26 pm

The search for a missing 5-year-old, whose mother was found slain, has shifted to a recovery effort based on information provided Monday night by the suspect.

According to a press release from Sumter Police Department Chief Russell Roark, officers, assisted by area law enforcement agencies and other resources, have been searching throughout the night into this morning and will continue until the body of Nevaeh (correct spelling) Lashy Adams is located.

The search for Adams began immediately after police were called after 6 p.m. Monday to Lantana Apartments when the body of her mother, Sharee Bradley, 29, was found inside … Read the rest


Posted by | August 6, 2019 1:51 pm

Robert Earl “Bob” Jennings, Jr., husband of Grace Elizabeth Hardy Driggers “Libby” Jennings, died Saturday, August 3, 2019, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. Born September 11, 1951, in Columbia, he was a son of the late Robert Earl Jennings, Sr. and the late Katherine Elizabeth Ballentine Jennings. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife of Weston, West Virginia; a son, Robert Earl Jennings Rich (Angie) of Junction, Texas; a half-brother, Leonard Jennings of Columbia; a sister, Diane Vanhorn of Casper, Wyoming; three stepchildren, Stephen Walter Driggers … Read the rest


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