Interstate work to extend into Clarendon County

Posted by | March 19, 2018 10:10 am

Road work on Interstate 95 underway since October in Dillon and Florence counties will soon move into Clarendon County, according to a spokesman from the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Robert Kudelka said Monday morning that the agency “continues work on an interstate preservation project on Interstate 95 in Dillon, Florence and Clarendon counties.” “The preservation project has been under way since October 2017 along a 21-mile stretch of Southbound I-95 from mile marker 192 near Dillon to mile marker 171 near Florence,” Kudelka said. “Currently the contractor, Chester Bross Construction Company, is working near southbound mile marker 190 up… Read the rest

FCCLA member win top state award, office

Posted by | March 19, 2018 8:55 am

Eight members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America from F.E. DuBose Career Center attended the state leadership conference held March 9-10 in North Charleston, and half of them came home with state honors. Faith Lawson, Tania Lawson, and Latia Davis became state champions in entrepreneurship through developing and presenting a plan for a small business. They designed a restaurant, and competed against students from 25 different state chapters. All three students are juniors at Scott’s Branch High School. Jordon Shaw, a junior at Manning High School, was elected as the state vice-president for community service. Shaw had… Read the rest

Monarch golfers defeat Sumter High

Posted by | March 19, 2018 8:44 am

The Manning High School varsity golf team came away with a win against Sumter 188-214 on Thursday at Beech Creek Golf Club. Jacob Richurg led the Monarchs with a 40, and Robert Dykes a 45.

Today in History: March 19

Posted by | March 19, 2018 12:00 am

1229 – The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy. 1268 – The Livonian Order is defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere. 1332 – Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces. 1478 – George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London. 1637 – Eighty Years’ War: Off the coast of Cornwall, England, a… Read the rest

Summerton Southern Methodist to hold annual Barbecue Chicken Supper

Posted by | March 18, 2018 10:45 am

Summerton Southern Methodist Church will hold its annual Barbecue Chicken Supper from 4-7 p.m. April 7 at the Vernon Way Fellowship Hall. For the convenience of people in the Manning area and those who purchased tickets and requested delivery to Manning, plates will be delivered at 5 p.m. to Walker Tire and Recapping on Mill Street in Manning. Anyone wishing a pate may call (803) 485-8237 before 3 p.m. Saturday. Plates are $8 each.

Lila Sue Jackson Thompson

Posted by | March 17, 2018 8:03 pm

ALCOLU – Lila Sue Jackson Thompson, 89, widow of Hugh Raymond Thompson Sr., died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born March 2, 1929, in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Tommy Henry Jackson and the late Gussie Pierce Jackson. She was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Hugh Ray Thompson Jr. (Dianne) of Alcolu and Jerry R. Thompson (Marilyn) of Eutawville; a daughter, Gayle Thompson Byers (Arthur) of Blythewood; a brother, Tommy Jackson of Sumter; three grandchildren, Joy Thompson of Eutawville, Laci Thompson and Hugh Ray Thompson III, both… Read the rest

Come out to Burger Night at Corner Diner

Posted by | March 17, 2018 5:57 pm

The Corner Diner is hosting a special Burger Night from 5-8 p.m. today as a fundraiser for the Summerton Rotary Club. Burger baskets are $6 each, and proceeds and tips go toward Palmetto Boys and Girls State.

Clarendon Elite football camp coming in June

Posted by | March 17, 2018 12:28 pm

Clarendon Elite will host its 2nd annual Youth Football Camp on June 15 and 16. This year, the camp will be an overnight event. The event will be held at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium and John F. Thames Gymnasium. All participants can be dropped off at 4 p.m. June 15 at Ramsey Stadium and will begin the first part of the camp. Athletes will then transition to the gymnasium for team building exercises and leisure time. “We are ready to get the camp started, and the only piece missing is you,” said founder Marquez Lemon and Daishawn McFadden. All… Read the rest

Students receive degrees from Western Governors University

Posted by | March 17, 2018 9:00 am

Craig Stevens and Stacey Pack both received bachelor degrees recently from Western Governors University at its 64th Commencement Ceremony held Feb. 10 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. Stevens received a bachelor of science in information technology and security, while Pack received a bachelor of science in nursing.

Amazon recalls portable power banks

Posted by | March 17, 2018 6:30 am

Amazon announced Thursday that it is recalling certain portable power banks due to fire and chemical burn hazards. The items were sold under the AmazonBasics brand, and allegedly can overheat and ignite. The company is issuing refunds for those who turn the items back in. About 260,000 units were sold nationwide, including in South Carolina. For more information, call 1 (855) 215-5134 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or visit

today in History: March 17

Posted by | March 17, 2018 1:32 am

1766 Britain repeals the Stamp Act. 1776 British forces evacuate the city of Boston after a prolonged siege. Under the orders of General George Washington, Boston was besieged for nearly a year by artillery fire. [From MHQ—The Quarterly Journal of Military History] 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte and his army reach the Mediterranean seaport of St. Jean d’Acra, only to find British warships ready to break his siege of the town. 1868 The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued. 1884 John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight in Otay, Calif. 1886 Twenty African-Americans are killed in the Carrollton Massacre… Read the rest

Boil Water Advisory in effect for Summerton residents through Saturday morning

Posted by | March 16, 2018 3:34 pm

Officials with the Town of Summerton have issued a boil water advisory for residents through Saturday morning. A Boil Water Advisory was issued Friday morning for 24 hours, according to an email from a town employee. The advisory is due to a water main bursting under the intersection of U.S. 301 (Church Street) ad U.S. 15 (Main Street and Larry King Highway). The main was fixed Thursday afternoon. According to posted documents, the advisory affects Summerton Water customers only.

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