Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, Aug. 24

Posted by | August 24, 2017 5:14 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make three stops today, including from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Turbeville IGA, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church and from 4-5 p.m. at Lodebar Church on S.C. 527. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


Today in History: Thursday, Aug. 24

Posted by | August 24, 2017 12:00 am

49 BC – Julius Caesar’s general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Battle of the Bagradas (49 BC) by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture. 79 AD – Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash (note: this traditional date has been challenged, and many scholars believe that the event occurred on October 24). 394 – The Graffito of Esmet-Akhom, the latest known inscription in Egyptian hieroglyphs, was written. 410 – The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.… Read the rest

Special Weather Statement calls for strong thunderstorms

Posted by | August 23, 2017 8:46 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement through 9:30 p.m. Wednesday for Clarendon County. The statement calls for a strong thunderstorm will affect southwestern Clarendon and east central Orangeburg counties. Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with this storm.

Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | August 23, 2017 6:20 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents. Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call… Read the rest

Letter: A message of thanks to Rimini

Posted by | August 23, 2017 6:02 pm

Thank you, residents of Rimini, for sharing the solar eclipse with us in your community park. We drove four hours from North Carolina looking for the perfect spot. You were it! And we weren’t the only ones. Cars with plates from Texas, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania somehow managed to find their way to Rimini, too. Together, with the delightful young families already there, this made for a most enjoyable group of sky-gazers. Best wishes to you, Rimini, and long may you enjoy eclipses! MILDRED HARRIS North Carolina

Lady Saints defeat Calhoun Academy

Posted by | August 23, 2017 5:57 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity volleyball team opened its season Tuesday with a 3-1 victory in St. Matthews against Calhoun Academy. Game scores were 25-19 (L), 25-11 (W), 25-19 (W) and 25-14 (W). Ava English led the Lady Saints with 37 total service points. Madison Kidd added 21 points while Sara James and Mallory McIntosh added 13 points each.


Rossetti Martin Blanding

Posted by | August 23, 2017 12:04 pm

FLORENCE – Rossetti Martin Blanding, widow of the late Augustus “Gus” Blanding Jr., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born July 7, 1927, in the Jordan community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Maggie Cain Martin Sr. The family shall receive relatives and friends from 4-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla Blanding Miller and Marvin Miller, 1102 Alcorn Lane in Manning. Funeral services will be announced by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.

City Council recognizes Ted Gardner

Posted by | August 23, 2017 8:59 am

Manning City Council and Mayor Julia Nelson recognized Ted Garnder Monday night for his service on the Zoning Board of Appeals from 1999 to 2017. He is pictured here with Nelson and his wife of 61 years, Peggy.


Senior Monarchs hope 2017 a ‘shining’ season

Posted by | August 23, 2017 5:01 am

Manning High School varsity linebacker Jullian Richardson is looking at teaching his younger teammates in the coming season. He’s hoping those lessons include how to win. “I know I have to make up for a lot,” he said. “Last year, we had other seniors that taught me, so now I’m teaching the younger guys. I have a bigger role this year as a senior player.” Fellow linebacker Brandon Thomas Burgess, who also plays as a defensive lineman, has been on the varsity team for two years. “Every year at Manning High, I aim for success,” he said. “Whether or not… Read the rest

Today in History: Wednesday, Aug. 23

Posted by | August 23, 2017 12:00 am

30 BC – After the successful invasion of Egypt, Octavian executes Marcus Antonius Antyllus, eldest son of Mark Antony, and Caesarion, the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and only child of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. 20 BC – Ludi Volcanalici are held within the temple precinct of Vulcan, and used by Augustus to mark the treaty with Parthia and the return of the legionary standards that had been lost at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC. AD 79 – Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. 406 –… Read the rest

County Council adds school resource officer for District 2

Posted by | August 22, 2017 5:41 pm

Clarendon School District 2 will soon have a fourth school resource officer after Clarendon County Council approved a request made last week by Sheriff Tim Baxley. “We need an additional position in the Sheriff’s Office that would allow for a fourth school resource officer for District 2,” said Baxley, who said a request came in late July from the district board about adding an officer to the three already on duty in the district’s five schools. With a newly formed Monarch Academy at the old Alcolu Elementary School, Baxley said such a measure is badly needed. “The district has appropriated… Read the rest

Summerton strives for health

Posted by | August 22, 2017 3:46 pm

Summerton was abuzz the last Saturday morning in July as about 150 local residents attended the Summerton Health Fair at the Clarendon School District 1’s Community Resource Center on Fourth Street. More than 20 organizations participated in the event, which was sponsored by the Lake Marion Artisans and presented free screenings, services and information to anyone interested in health and wellbeing. The Summerton Health Fair was the brainchild of two gallery members, Nancy Foster and Marlise Guillerault, who felt it was a service badly needed in the community. Both said they’d wanted to coordinate a health fair “for some time.”… Read the rest


WorkKeys testing free through Sept. 30

Posted by | August 22, 2017 10:20 am

The ACT WorkKeys tests are changing. Through Sept. 30, current WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information will be given at no charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the F.e. DuBose Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Beginning Oct. 1, a new battery of tests will be offered, and a fee is likely. So, free WorkKeys testing ends Sept. 30. Schedule your appointment today by calling (803) 473-2531.

Protests, protests and the time of year

Posted by | August 22, 2017 6:56 am

It’s all over the news. Protests, protests and more protests are seemingly all we are talking about. Now thousands of people are fussing with each other about freedom of speech. It is an incredible thing. We are arguing that we should all be able to say what we want. If you don’t like what I say, you can say what you want. That is the way it should be. Why fight about it? The crazies have come out and want to fight about this freedom. Don’t worry though. In a few weeks, we’ll begin to have the greatest show of… Read the rest

Brown looks at leadership role with Eagles

Posted by | August 22, 2017 5:48 am

Ty’Quarius Brown had to transition from linebacker to safety when he switched to the Scott’s Branch High School varsity Eagles two years ago after transferring from Lakewood High School. “I had to get better at the fundamentals,” he said. “This year, I had to step up a lot. I had to really become a leader this year Coach (Wayne) Farmer didn’t have anyone to depend on, so he’s really looking at me to be a leader this year.” Brown knows that he has to step up and be a team leader in this, his final year with the team. “I… Read the rest


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