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

Today in History: Wednesday, June 6

Posted by | June 6, 2018 12:00 am

913 – Emperor Alexander III dies of exhaustion while playing the game tzykanion (Byzantine name for polo). He is succeeded by his 8-year-old nephew Constantine VII. 1513 – Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored. 1523 – Gustav Vasa, the Swedish regent, is elected King of Sweden, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union. This is the Swedish national day. 1586 – Francis Drake’s forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida. 1644 – The Qing dynasty Manchu forces led… Read the rest

Wreck with injuries on S.C. 261, split at Kingstree, Greeleyville highways

Posted by | June 5, 2018 7:24 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries on S.C. 261 near the overpass that splits Greeleyville and Kingstree highways. Reports from the Highway Patrol state that the lane going toward Manning is completely blocked will have an update if injuries are severe or life-threatening.

2 arrested after shooting incident

Posted by | June 5, 2018 1:46 pm

Two Summerton men were taken to jail May 22 after deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office discovered the pair had been shooting at one another at a Davis Station convenience store. According to a report from Sheriff Tim Baxley, the incident happened about 8:30 p.m. May 22, and dispatch notified deputies of a shooting happening in the Davis Station area of Clarendon County. “Thereafter, during the investigation, two subjects involved were identified at David Bodger and Akeem Croslen,” Baxley said in his release. “Following (further) investigation, Bodger and Croslen were arrested without incident.” Bodger is charged with attempted murder;… Read the rest

Turbeville prison corrections officer charged with smuggling cell phone

Posted by | June 5, 2018 12:31 pm

A Columbia woman who had only been working with the South Carolina Department of Corrections for a couple months faces years in prison after allegedly trying to smuggle a cell phone into Turbeville Correctional Institution recently. Prison officials announced Monday that Kyontae Ty’ Tiauna Moni Stroman of 1340 Longcrek Drive, Apt. 1217, in Columbia was arrested Sunday and charged with furnishing or attempting to furnish a prisoner with contraband, violation of the state’s ethics law, and misconduct in office. Warrants allege that prison officials caught Stroman “trying to bring a cell phone and charger that wre hidden inside her state-issued… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch freshman, Jadia Riley, selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum in D.C.

Posted by | June 5, 2018 12:04 pm

Scott’s Branch Middle/High School Freshman Jadia Riley will attend the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Law & CSI event in Washington, D.C. this summer. Riley had no idea she had been nominated, so the nomination letter came as a complete surprise. “My mom gave it to me. She said, ‘I think you really need to read this.’ I read the letter, and being that I really want to pursue a career in law, I was ecstatic. I was so amazed. I thought, ‘I’m really about to do this. I’m really about to go to Washington and learn about law,’” said… Read the rest

Sumter deputies searching for missing girl

Posted by | June 5, 2018 12:00 pm

Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking aid throughout the state to find a 15-year-old girl who allegedly ran way from home Friday. Akasha Wilson-El was last seen about 10:30 p.m. Friday at her home on Lois Lane in Sumter. Deputies suspect she may be with her boyfriend, who is also 15. She is described at 5-feet-tall and weighing 140 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information as to Akasha Wilson-El’s whereabouts is asked to please call Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2000 or Crimestoppers at (803) 436-2718.

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