Sardinia, SC

Salem Road closure

A tree has fallen across Salem Road, at the end of McIntosh Road in New Zion. The road has been closed until the tree can be removed.
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Coroner identifies young woman killed in drive-by shooting near Salters

A female teenager from Manning was shot fatally earlier in September in a drive-by shooting on Manning Highway in the Salters area. Several people were injured in the shooting, according to the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s office. The deceased was Armony Lamb, 19, Williamsburg County Coroner Ivori Henryhand said Wednesday.

Manning remembers a town staple

Almost every morning driving in or out of the city of Manning on the side of 260, you are sure to see the smiling face of George Douglas Nelson, Jr, more affectionately known to the citizens of Manning as “The Shrimp Man.”. George started dating the love of his...

Star-studded play comes to Manning

A new play will be coming to Manning at the Weldon Auditorium November 12 at 7PM. Sutton Glory Ministries Productions presents, A Love Story, a play about love, choices, relationships, and family. A woman is in love with the wrong man, and her family and friends are trying to make her see he is not the right person for her. Will she come to realize that her real love has been there the whole time?

Haselden Drive closed

A tree has fallen across Haselden Drive, off Hwy 260 in Manning. Please plan to take an alternate route.

Clarendon County Emergency Management flood warning

FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7:15 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected. * WHERE...A portion of central South Carolina, including the. following areas, Bamberg, Calhoun, Clarendon, Lee, Orangeburg and. Sumter. * WHEN...Until 7:15 PM EDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage...

Sumter Co. Sheriff asks people to avoid unnecessary travel during storm

SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis is asking that people avoid unnecessary travel as Hurricane Ian’s impact is felt through the region. Dennis said emergency personnel are already responding to calls for downed trees, power lines and inoperable traffic lights. The sheriff’s office says it will...
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Deidra Epps crowned queen at Kingstree’s homecoming

Senior Deidra Epps was crowned the queen on Sept. 23 at halftime of Kingstree High School’s stirring 22-18 victory over Lamar. How did she plan to celebrate? A trip to Disney World?. “I’m going to watch the rest of the game,” she said, “and then I’m going to go...

SCP: 24 year-old arrested for several bomb threats to local business

SUMTER, SC (WOLO)— Sumter County Police arrested and charged Antwan Cleveland Alexander, 24, of Bethune after authorities say he called in several bomb threats to a local business. Alexander is being charged with six counts of making bomb threats for calls he made this month and one call made...

New Information Released For Florence County Fatal Hit And Run

We have an update on the investigation of a Florence County hit and run that we’ve been following. A second person has been arrested in connection to the deadly hit and run that occurred nearly a week ago. On Tuesday Quandelin Washington was arrested and is facing charges that include criminal conspiracy and accessory after the fact to a felony. The charges follow the hit and run in Florence that resulted in Kentery White-Long’s death. Zae’Kwon Washington was previously arrested in connection to the crime. Officials have reason to believe that Quandelin conspired with Zae’Kwon to throw off the investigation by paying him off to claim that he was guilty of the crime. Police have also obtained an arrest warrant for David Burgess for criminal conspiracy and accessory after the fact as well. This is an on going investigation and no further information has been released at this time.

Coroner identifies man shot in Sumter deputy-involved shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker announced the identity of a man shot Monday during a deputy-involved incident. Raymond Twork, II, 42, of Rembert, was pronounced dead at the scene on Leslie Dr. SLED was requested to investigate after reports of an armed man being shot during an encounter with a deputy from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Power outages due to Hurricane Ian experienced in the state

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)—More than 180,000 customers are without power across South Carolina. According to, the majority of those outages are near the coast as Hurricane Ian moves across the state. Here in the Midlands the site reports more than 7,000 outages with the majority in Sumter and Clarendon...

Local woman gets a kidney

The following is a story from The Manning Times on April 11th, 2013, followed by an update on Mary Ashley Barbot. At age 10, some little girls want a new doll. Mary Ashley is in third grade, but at the moment she is home-bound and unable to attend her school. Though Mary Ashley knows she is sick, her mother isn’t sure if she really grasps the sensitivity of the situation.

No credible threat to Sumter County schools, says sheriff’s office

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office wants to let the public know that a potential threat to Sumter schools is not credible. Investigators have been investigating some photos that contained firearms with captions that related to threats toward schools. According to investigators, the photos were...

New WGE building will be safer

In about two years, your child could be learning in a brand new, much deserved facility. Walker Gamble Elementary is getting a brand new building, and in a more secure location. One thing that is planned to remain the same, however, is the name. The school is named after the...

Government offices closure notice

Clarendon County Government offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Setpember 30 due to the threat of severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Ian. Law enforcement and other essential services will be uninterrupted. Clarendon County Administration will continue to monitor weather updates. For more details or further information, updates will be...

Offices of County Government closed on Friday, Sept. 30 - 10 a.m. weather update

| Offices of County Government closed on Friday, Sept. 30 - 10 a.m. weather update. Ten a.m. on Friday and it’s 55 degrees in Sumter County with 100 percent humidity and winds out of the north at 24 mph, gusting to 32 mph. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, a Flood Watch, a Hurricane Local Statement and a Tropical Storm Warning. Winds today are forecast to range from 25-35 mph, gusting to 50 mph. A Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected with flash flooding possible and Tropical Storm force winds are possible as well this afternoon. The high today is around 61 and the low tonight is near 58. Saturday’s forecast calls for sunshine and a high around 75 and a low near 58. Sunday’s forecast calls for a high around 74 and low near 57. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain Sunday night. We will keep you updated as the storm develops.

Lake City opens Dansing Street after 5 years

LAKE CITY, S.C. – After more than five years, the section of Dansing Street at the Rodgers Avenue intersection has reopened. The section of road had been closed after aged storm water pipes deteriorated and undermined patches of the road surface. The road was closed around March 2016 after...