Griffith named Manning Rotarian of the Year

Posted by | June 29, 2016 1:33 am

Louis Griffith came to Clarendon County about 16 years ago from Orangeburg, but he quickly made his mark on the community. The Manning Rotary Club recognized Griffith’s contributions to the city and county last week by naming him Rotarian of the Year. “He has been instrumental in our fundraising throughout the years, and you can always count on Louis to be there to serve the community,” said outgoing Manning Rotary President Dickey Williamson. Griffith, who is executive vice-president and chief financial officer for the Bank of Clarendon, said in a file story that he’d never been encouraged by his prior… Read the rest

Manning High School 4th Quarter All A Honor Roll

Posted by | June 29, 2016 1:18 am

The following students were named to the All A Honor Roll for Manning High School’s fourth quarter. NINTH GRADE Anna Bench, Matthew Burgess, Shanyia Gamble, Micahaela Hyatt, Marion Johnson, Grace Joyner, Mattie Mahoney, Jacob Owens, Madison Sexton and Heather Varn. 10TH GRADE Xavier Brown, Brice Laney, Ashley Lawson, Tyasejah Lemon, Justin Leonard, Hannah Ridgeway and Brianne Trotter. 11TH GRADE Quadri Bell, Lucy Lopez, Kacee Bensoussan, Corey McElveen, Kayohna Butler, Megan Mellerson, DeTremis Dow, Kareem Nelson, Cameron Friday, Jesse Surette, Bailee Garneau, Laura Thigpen, Kayla Goldsmith, James Thompson, Ryan Hinson, Jared Thompson, Christopher Homan, Jabril Wilson and Devonte Keels. 12TH GRADE… Read the rest

Chamber hires New Zion native to be tourism director

Posted by | June 29, 2016 12:35 am

There is a new face at the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. New Zion resident Tiffany Myers is joining chamber Executive Director Ericka Sexton Floyd as the new director of tourism for Clarendon County, a position under the auspices of the chamber. Clarendon County Council members approved funding for the chamber to operate a de facto county tourism department during their regular monthly meeting in June. “The county is providing the chamber with funding to house a tourism department at the chamber, but they are not giving us funding for the tourism director position,” said chamber President Pro Prothro. Clarendon… Read the rest

Voters oust incumbent SC senators

Posted by | June 29, 2016 12:15 am

By SEANNA ADCOX The Associated Press COLUMBIA (AP) — Voters ousted all four incumbent South Carolina senators in Tuesday’s primary runoffs, including the chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee. The contests end a 38-year legislative career for Republican Sen. Larry Martin, who’s led the Judiciary Committee since 2012. Senate Corrections Committee Chairman Mike Fair also lost his bid after 32 years in the Legislature. The most controversial of the unseated senators, Republican Lee Bright of Roebuck, was sent home after two terms. Just 13 legislative races were on Tuesday’s ballots. There were no statewide contests, contributing to low voter turnout.… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted by | June 29, 2016 12:00 am

226 – Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei. 1149 – Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi. 1194 – Sverre is crowned King of Norway. 1444 – Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll. 1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island. 1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground. 1644 – Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge. 1659 – At… Read the rest

King Team to hold annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale July 2

Posted by | June 28, 2016 8:03 pm

The King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life will hold its annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 2 at the home of Thomas and Paulette King, 7917 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. The fish fry will start at 9 a.m., and golden fried fish sandwiches are $4 each, while the best lemonade in Wilson is $1. The yard sale will feature furniture; men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; odds and ends; sweet treats; and much more. Participate in a drawing for a delicious homemade red velvet cake and a pair of original Kozy Kase… Read the rest

Shaw searching for missing airman

Posted by | June 28, 2016 5:59 pm

Shaw Air Force Base officials are looking for the public’s help in locating an airman not seen in more than a week. Airman 1st Class Taylor Phinney was last seen June 18, according to his squadron commander, Lt. Col. Joshua Close. “Everyone was surprised by his failure to show up for work, and, honestly, we’re doing everything we can to make sure he’s OK,” said Close, who said Phinney did not report for duty June 21. Officials said that Phinney’s 1997 red Kia Sephia had been spotted at a Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Holiday Inn on June 23. Close described Phinney… Read the rest







Charleston Southern announces Dean’s List

Posted by | June 28, 2016 11:30 am

Seventeen students from Clarendon County and surrounding communities were named to the Charleston Southern Univeristy Spring Dean’s List recently. Manning residents named to the list included Robert Hinson, a junior majoring in biology with a wildlife emphasis; Sarah Farmer, a sophomore majoring in management; Nancy Fleming, a sophomore majoring in pre-nursing; and Emily Richburg, a sophomore majoring in psychology. Jordan Evans of New Zion, a senior majoring in kinesiology, was also named, along with Michael Burgess of Greeleyville, a sophomore also majoring in kinesiology. St. Stephens residents named to the list included Lauren Mitchum, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry, and… Read the rest

Heavy rains expected off and on Tuesday

Posted by | June 28, 2016 9:33 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the midlands of South Carolina, including Clarendon County, calling for scattered heavy thunderstorms throughout the day Tuesday. The outlook calls for heavy rainfall throughout the Clarendon County area periodically throughout the day.

King Team to hold annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale July 2

Posted by | June 28, 2016 8:03 am

The King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life will hold its annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 2 at the home of Thomas and Paulette King, 7917 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. The fish fry will start at 9 a.m., and golden fried fish sandwiches are $4 each, while the best lemonade in Wilson is $1. The yard sale will feature furniture; men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; odds and ends; sweet treats; and much more. Participate in a drawing for a delicious homemade red velvet cake and a pair of original Kozy Kase… Read the rest

Suit takes aim at Turbeville’s Traffic Ordinance

Posted by | June 28, 2016 4:31 am

A class-action lawsuit filed in Clarendon County is asking the local Common Pleas Court to nullify Turbeville’s Town Traffic Ordinance and also return “millions of dollars to the tens of thousands of drivers” who have received tickets under the local law since its passage in 2003. Plaintiffs Rebecca Robbins and Marie Babayan claim they were both fined during separate stops in the small town with a population of a little more than 800 in excess of what state law allows. The suit cites two separate state Attorney General’s opinions that the town’s ordinance – first passed in 2003 and updated… Read the rest


Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer supply

Posted by | June 28, 2016 2:17 am

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer. Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially around summer holidays when donors are less available to give. The need for blood doesn’t decrease though – every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood or platelets. In fact, a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showed that nearly half knew someone who needed blood or they needed blood themselves. “Donating blood helps save lives… Read the rest

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