Captain F.B. Jones receives award

Posted by | August 18, 2019 1:00 pm

At the Clarendon County Council monthly meeting held Monday night, employees of Clarendon County were recognized for their years of service. Dwight Stewart, Chairman of the Board presented the employees with their individual awards with the help of David Epperson, County Administrator.

Frank Jones received his appreciation certificate and his 10 year pin. Jones is a Captain with the Clarendon County Fire Department.

Sergeant Pearson receives award

Posted by | August 18, 2019 11:00 am

At the Clarendon County Council monthly meeting held Monday night, employees of Clarendon County were recognized for their years of service. Dwight Stewart, Chairman of the Board presented the employees with their individual awards with the help of David Epperson, County Administrator.

Dashaun Pearson was awarded a certificate of appreciation along with his five year pin. Pearson is a Sergeant at the county detention center.

Editorial: Lost in the Parking Lot- Part 2

Posted by | August 18, 2019 9:04 am

The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Day two with the rental car starts out okay. The car is parked right in front of the hotel and is easy to find. There is a slight inconvenience, though. When you push the key fob, (The thingamagigy) a horn does not blow. The lights flash. That’s okay but the lights are not bright. Also, we can’t decide if the car is white or grey. The color is like a lot of other cars in the parking lot but you can’t really decide what it really is.

We leave the parking lot and Read the rest

Sabrina Mellerson receives award

Posted by | August 17, 2019 7:00 pm

At the Clarendon County Council monthly meeting held Monday night, employees of Clarendon County were recognized for their years of service. Dwight Stewart, Chairman of the Board presented the employees with their individual awards with the help of David Epperson, County Administrator.

Sabrina Mellerson was recognized for five years of service with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. She received a certificate and a five year pin.


Clarendon GOP party holds monthly meeting

Posted by | August 17, 2019 5:00 pm

The monthly scheduled meeting of Clarendon GOP in Manning was held August 8th. According to the Chairman, Moye Graham, a total of forty people were in attendance to celebrate the end of Summer by having a cookout. People from Williamsburg, Florence, Charleston and Sumter counties attended. Grilled foods such as hot dogs, burgers and chicken were prepared by Pastor John Matthews. A multitude of desserts were also served, as well as potato salad and other side dishes were enjoyed.

Our Grace was given by Sumter Graham of Greeleyville. Pastor John Matthews of Summerton gave the opening prayer. Former Read the rest

Service that you can trust

Posted by | August 17, 2019 3:00 pm

Defining the true meaning of what it means to be a family-owned business, Bob’s Body Shop opens at 8 a.m. daily. Bob Spigner founded the business in 1963 with one truck. Fifty-five years and nine new trucks later, and having employed seven family members, past and present, Bob’s is still going strong.

Bob and his wife, Lois, maintained the daily operations alongside one another until 1973, when their son Robbie Spigner joined them. Their grandson, Lin Mahoney, joined them in 2001. Lois passed away in 2011. Their other grandson, Lee Mahoney, has worked with them part-time in the business for Read the rest

Victim of Fatal Crash identified

Posted by | August 17, 2019 2:20 pm

A traffic collision resulting in a fatality occurred yesterday in Clarendon County. According to a press release by SC Highway Patrol, the collision happened at 5:20 pm on US 301 at the intersection with Salem Road.

Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock identified the driver as Beatrice Fulton Singletary of Olanta, who died at the scene. Ms. Singletary was driving a 2008 jaguar on US 301 North. The coronor’s report also indicated that Singletary was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 2018 Volkswagon, disregarded the stop sign at the intersection. The … Read the rest

Local Club donates to Students in need

Posted by | August 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Many children of Clarendon County were recently presented with new book bags and supplies for the upcoming school year. Many bike/car clubs throughout Clarendon, Sumter, Williamsburg and Charleston County were able to organize and pool their resources together to provide essential items to the students.

Latinya Ortiz is the founder and president of Limited Edition Bike/Car Club. She and Marshall Jacobs, founder and president of O’so Smooth Ryderz, collaborated on ways to help others. They wanted to give back to the community and discussed many ideas that were possible. The duo decided to go with the idea of organizing a … Read the rest

The Road to Retirement for Jerry Joyner

Posted by | August 17, 2019 11:00 am

Retirement is a goal that most people strive for at some point in their lives. The dream of retiring to a tropical island may be what they envision, or simply staying home, enjoying life and doing yard work. The years required to officially retire from a job seem to last forever. For many, the thought of retiring from a career seems like an impossible goal. But with perseverance and dedication, they can hopefully achieve their goals in the future. Sparrow & Kennedy service manager Jerry Joyner has arrived at the time in his life that he chooses to retire. The … Read the rest

S.C. archaeology project receives Grant

Posted by | August 17, 2019 10:30 am

A collaborative project between SCDNR Heritage Trust program archaeologists and University of South Carolina computer scientists has enormous potential to help researchers better understand the artifacts left by Native American civilizations in South Carolina and elsewhere.

Columbia, S.C. (Aug. 16, 2019) — The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded a $320,000, two-year grant to support a collaborative project between the South Carolina Heritage Trust Program and the University of South Carolina. The project, “SnowVision: A Machine Learning-Based Image Processing Tool for the Study of Cultural Heritage Collections,” will facilitate the expansion and extension of a set of tools designed to assist scholars with identifying and classifying design motifs on artifacts.

“This is an incredibly impressive grant,” said Ken Rentiers, deputy director for the Land, Water and Conservation Division of the South Carolina Department

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Local Church helps those in need

Posted by | August 17, 2019 9:00 am

At the ARC-The Pentecostals of Manning, members of the congregation had a vision to raise funds to supply critical supplies for children in the community. They were moved to react after one of the children who attended their youth events received a zero at school due to the fact that he did not have a pencil that day. The teacher was contacted concerning the matter, and it was revealed that she sent numerous notes home with the child to be given to his mother who simply could not afford to buy pencils. Another member of the congregation, a teacher, also Read the rest


Posted by | August 17, 2019 7:00 am

Chapter Five: A New County – Part Two


New and improved businesses were the order of the day. S.A. Rigby and A.L. Jacobs opened new businesses. The Hotel of Manning was purchased by Mr. Stukes and Mr. Clark, who immediately advertised it as The Clarendon House and stated in the ad that transactions would be CASH ONLY. Mayor G. A. Huggins and H. H. Huggins, both physicians, operated Clarendon Drug Store selling drugs, toilet articles, window glass, paints, and putty. Other doctors in Manning were John I. Ingram and S. C. C. Richardson. The Manning and Clarendon Read the rest

Editorial: Triggers

Posted by | August 16, 2019 7:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how specific sounds or fragrances trigger memories, some good, some not so good? They can affect our moods for minutes and sometimes days. The sound of a mourning dove cooing for its mate in the morning reminds me of lying in my bed at home by a window when I was a child. There was a big Salt Cedar tree near where she chose to construct her nest. She would wake me every morning to her song.

There’s nothing like the air when it is ripe with the pleasant dewy fragrances of the post-rain afternoon. We Read the rest

Presidential Hopeful visits Clarendon County

Posted by | August 16, 2019 5:00 pm

Presidential candidate Michael Bennet with Willie Briggs

Presidential Candidate Michael recently stopped in Clarendon County on his journey through the state. Bennet is traveling across the country to various cities, meeting with the local officials and citizens to promote his campaign to be elected as President of the United States in the upcoming election. His campaign trail includes many smaller towns so that he can meet the residents and hear their views on what needs to be addressed locally as well as nationally.

Bennet visited South Carolina’s “Corridor of Shame” recently, a stretch of poor, rural school districts along I-95, which includes Clarendon County. His goal was Read the rest

Keeping Children Safe in School Zones

Posted by | August 16, 2019 4:25 pm

According to South Carolina Department of Public Safety: 

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reminds motorists that children have begun returning to school all over the state and cautions drivers to operate with extra care in and around school zones and bus routes.

The Highway Patrol is urging parents, guardians and teachers to talk with their children about getting on and off the bus safely as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety. Parents are reminded to closely supervise their children around bus stops and in school zones.

Historically, the majority of collisions around schools occur during the … Read the rest


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