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Friday, September 25, 2009

Jeffery Mark Outlaw - September 24, 2009

Bishopville, S.C.

Funeral services for Jeffery Mark Outlaw age 46, who passed away Sept. 24, will be held Sunday at 4:00 pm from the Concord United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday 6-8 pm at the Funeral Home. more information

Cecil Clifton Corbett III - September 24, 2009

St. Petersburg, Florida

Cecil Clifton Corbett III. 52, formerly of Bishopville, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2009 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

A memorial service for Cliff Corbett will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend Ken Hicks officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Allen Corbett in Bishopville. more information 

Letters to the Editor

Many of you have come to know Rachael Bowman Bradbury through her website. Rachael Bowman Bradbury is Ruthie Stevenson Bowman's daughter.

Ruthie writes: 


I am trying to get some info on various girl scout troops through the years as I have a couple of pictures. What I specifically want is to get the names of as many troop leaders as possible. If it suits you, I wondered if you would consider posting something on your blog asking folks who were in the girl or boy scouts up to 1960 to post a comment or email me the years they were in the scouts and who their leaders were. Does that make sense? I will also post something on my sadly neglected blog....

I know, from my husband's experience, how annoying it can be to have people ask you to post things; I completely understand if it's something you'd rather not do.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Ralph John Beasley - September 20, 2009

Bishopville, S.C.

Graveside services for Ralph John Beasley, age 88, who passed away Sept. 20, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the Cypress Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Tues. 6-8 pm at the Funeral Home. Mr. Beasley was born in Lee County a son of the late Hurron & Mallie King Beasley. more information

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Henry 'Melvin' Walker - September 19, 2009

Bishopville, SC 

Henry 'Melvin' Walker, 66, husband of Sybil Christmas Walker , died Saturday, September 19. 2009 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

Born in Denmark, SC, he was a son of the late Edwin Lamar Walker, Sr., and the late Marjorie A. Walker. He was Director of the Lee County Public Works Department. more information

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lee County School Board to Meet

Bishopville, SC   
The Lee County School Board of Trustees will have its regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Lee Central High School. 

On the agenda for the meeting is Dr. Cleo Richardson, Lee County's new Superintendent, who is scheduled to present the Superintendent's report to the trustees.

The board will also receive a budget update from Kristi Stokes, Office of Finance, as well as information from Cheryl Stover, concerning the Office of Instruction and Professional Development Newsletter and Field trips.

Trustees are expected to enter into executive session to discuss personnel recommendations as well as contractual and student matters.  For more information contact the Lee County School District at  (803) 484-5327 ext. 314 

Special Meeting to Discuss Legal Matter Called by Bishopville City Council

Monday, September 21, 2009

Special Called City Council Meeting

12:00 p.m. noon

Colclough Building

For more information call 803-484-9418
  1. CALL TO ORDER…………………....……………..….Mayor Thomas H. Alexander
  2. INVOCATION……………………………….……………………..…..Mike Morrow

Allan Ganson Kelley - September 17, 2009


Graveside services for Allan Ganson Kelley age 50 will be held Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 from the Cypress CemeteryRev. William Taylor and Rev. Arlin Kirkland will officiate, directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. 

Visitation will be Friday at the the residences 3321 and 3351 Lee State Park Road in Bishopville.  Allan died September 17, 2009.  more

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Lee County Parks and Recreation's New Web Page

Lee County Parks and Recreation Department has joined the rest of us on the web with the placement  of a user friendly website on the internet. Hats off to Allen Watkins, Director; Assistant Director, George Warren and others who have made this possible. Click on the heading to this post to visit the site. 

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Catherine Branham Morgan - September 4, 2009

Bishopville, SC
Catherine Branham Morgan, 72, beloved wife of Clifton M. Morgan, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.

Born Feb. 12, 1937, in Kershaw County, she was a daughter of the late William "Alec" Alex and the late Eva Ray Branham. Catherine was the youngest of 12 children.

Before becoming a devoted wife and mother, Catherine was educated in the public schools of Lee County and graduated from Ashwood-Central High in 1955. She was an active member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church..... more

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Bishopville Council Adopts a Tough Stance on City's Debtors

Bishopville, SC

Tough economic times have forced the City of Bishopville to tighten the drawstrings on the city's purse.

During last evenings council meeting Mayor Tom Alexander read through a Debt Set-Off Resolution that will see the city start collection procedures against debtors who are on the delinquent lists with the city for services rendered.

According to Mayor Alexander these debtors created these debts when they moved from the city and failed to pay their water bill.

City Administrator, Gregg McCutchen said that the city has not been actively collecting these delinquent debts for a couple of years. McCutchen also said he has been talking with staff at the Municipal Association of South Carolina and has learned that the South Carolina Department of Revenue will assist the city in the collection of any delinquent account or debt owed to the city by setting off any refunds due the debtor from the Department of Revenue.

South Carolina state law provides for the collection of these debts through the "Setoff Debt Collection Act" under Title 12 – Chapter 56 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.

The resolution was unanimously approved by the full council..... So, if you owe the City of Bishopville for services rendered and you are expecting refunds from the State of South Carolina, you can also expect to receive a letter similar to this one:

According to our records, you owe the City of Bishopville a debt in the amount of (amount of the debt), plus interest and any collection fees, if applicable, for (city services rendered). You are hereby notified of the (City of Bishopville's) intention to submit this debt to the South Carolina Department of Revenue to be set off against your individual income tax refunds until the debt is paid in full. Pursuant to the Setoff Debt Collection Act, this amount, plus all costs, will be deducted from your South Carolina individual income tax refunds unless you file a written protest within thirty days of the date of this notice. If you file a joint return with your spouse, this amount will be deducted from the total joint refunds without regard to which spouse incurred the debt or actually withheld the taxes. 

Council also heard from City Administrator Gregg McCutchen who reported he is continuing talks with County Administrator, Bobby Boland concerning jail fees. Also, that he has been in talks with Wayne George, Senior Field Services Manager for the SC Municipal Association concerning annexation in preparation to the expected annexation of property on the St. Charles highway.

Mayor Tom Alexander said that any dwelling annexed into the city must be connected to the city's water system. An amendment 09-03 to section 34-63 of the Code of Ordinances received first reading, last evening, without any objections from council and will be on the agenda for second reading at the next council meeting, as required by law before it can be adopted.

Council also adopted a Safety Resolution that reiterates the city's safety in the workplace concerns. Mayor Alexander said that all city employees should report to their supervisors any safety concerns. This resolution satisfies a requirement of the city's insurance provider. The resolution was adopted unanimously by council.

Council voted to enter executive session to discuss a contractual matter the city has with Lee County concerning the Sumter – Lee Regional Detention Center.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Changes and Correction Alert

Editor's note: We have made some changes to Elvin Price's article. To see the changes go to search and type in "Elvin Price" or click on the heading above.

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