Ice cream social Saturday for boy with heart transplant

Posted by | September 28, 2016 5:02 am

A group of Wyboo residents are currently gearing up for an event that will raise funds for a special little boy who has fought heart problems in the past few years. An Ice Cream Social in honor of James Smith will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, and will feature a drawing for one-week vacation lodging at the Wyndham Vacation Resort of your choice. Tickets for the drawing are $25 each or five for $100. The vacation has been donated by a Wyboo resident and member of the Homeowners Association there who wanted to help out the family of James Smith,… Read the rest

Risher named state director for FLAG

Posted by | September 28, 2016 3:05 am

Summerton resident Cindyt Risher has been named the state director for the Palmetto State branch of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, or FLAG, “an educational not-for-profit organization dedicated to proclaiming the greatness of American and refuting the fallacy of anti-Americanism,” according to the group’s website. “FLAG trains youth to understand American greatness, value their liberty, defend their country and engage the culture, as well as exposing and neutralizing the propaganda arm of anti-Americanism: the global news media,” the group’s website states. Risher, a retired educator who worked in both Clarendon and Florence county schools, among others, currently serves… Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 28

Posted by | September 28, 2016 12:00 am

48 BC – Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. 235 – Pope Pontian resigns. He and Hippolytus, church leader of Rome, are exiled to the mines of Sardinia. 351 – Battle of Mursa Major: The Roman emperor Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius. 365 – Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor. 935 – Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia. 995 – Members of the Slavník dynasty: Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are… Read the rest


Get your ‘I Love Manning’ T-shirt and support Brian Mance!

Posted by | September 27, 2016 8:19 pm

The Manning High School Class of 1999 has partnered with Bella Neva to offer a special edition “I Love Manning” T-shirt, the proceeds of which will be donated to friend and classmate Brian Mance, to support him and his family throughout his journey of healing. The class is offering Bella Neva’s custom gold “I Love Manning” design printed on a choice of black or white long-sleeved T-shirts. Available sizes include youth small to XL and adult small to 5XL. See ordering instructions in the attached image, and get yours today. This is a limited-time offer!

Police seeking Summerton man missing from Sumter nursing facility

Posted by | September 27, 2016 6:53 pm

Sumter Police are currently looking for a 75-year-old man who was last seen on foot about 8 p.m. Monday night leaving the Carriage House at 31 N. Main St. in Sumter. Leroy Wilder, formerly of the Silver and Summerton areas, suffers from dementia and is known to associate with motorcycle riders. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, black shoes and a long camouflage jacket. He is described as a black male standing 5-feet-11 and weighing 142 pounds. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or dial 911 in case of an

F.E. DuBose campus to hold Open House Oct. 1

Posted by | September 27, 2016 5:00 pm

The F.E. DuBose campus of Central Carolina Technical College, 3351 Sumter Highway in Manning, will host an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1. This campus houses three educational opportunities under one roof, including Central Carolina Technical College, the F.E. DuBose Career Center and Clarendon County Adult Education. Guests will have an opportunity to meet faculty and learn more about programs, receive college admissions and financial aid assistance, apply for free college tuition through Central Carolina Scholars, tour the campus, attend program demonstrations, enjoy food prepared by culinary arts students, register for Adult Education classes, receive WorkKeys… Read the rest

Ridgeway-Pollard wedding

Posted by | September 27, 2016 4:32 pm

Dr. Margaret Victoria Anne Ridgeway and Mr. Richard Anthony Pollard were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Manning. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ridgeway III of Manning, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Nettie Ridgeway, the late Mr. Robert L. Ridgeway Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Martin, and the late Rev. Doc W. Collins. She graduated from Laurence Manning Academy, Furman University with a bachelor of science in biology, and Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a doctorate in osteopathic medicine. She completed an anesthesiology residency at Largo… Read the rest

Evening Weather: Tuesday, Sept. 27

Posted by | September 27, 2016 4:25 pm

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Job Opening: CNAs, in-home caregivers

Posted by | September 27, 2016 4:22 pm

Comfort Keepers is now hiring in-home caregivers or certified nursing assistants (CNAs) for Sumter, Dalzell, Bishopville, Camden, Lugoff, Manning, Summerton, Pinewood and Santee. Caregivers provide personal care, housekeeping, transportation and companionship. These positions are part- and full-time. Please apply online at www.comfortkeeperssc.com. Call (803) 773-0099 for more information. Resumes are accepted via fax at 1 (888) 316-2282.



St. James to celebrate 2nd Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Rommie L. Williams

Posted by | September 27, 2016 3:01 pm

You are cordially invited to attend “A Pastor with a Heart to Serve,” the 2nd pastoral anniversary celebration for the Rev. Rommie L. Williams and Cathy Williams, from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, at St. James AME Church, 4027 Greenall Road in Summerton. This event is being hosted by the Pastor’s Aide Committee, and will feature an evening of fellowship and elegant dining. Apostle Mack of Hendersonville, North Carolina, will be the guest speaker. Regina Gerow is the chairwoman and Emma Thomas is co-chairwoman.




Elgin man caught after manhunt

Posted by | September 27, 2016 11:42 am

An Elgin man wanted for alleged drug trafficking in Charleston and stolen car tags in Richland County is now in custody in Clarendon County after an early morning manhunt Tuesday. Sheriff Randy Garrett said Steven Lee Townsend, 28, of Silver Spoon Lane in Elgin, attempted to pass alleged counterfeit bills about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Alcolu Exxon station. He then fled in a vehicle after deputies were alerted. Deputies chased Townsend to the Pinecrest Acres area of Alcolu, where he fled on foot. “We caught him about 10 a.m.,” Garrett said. “He will be charged in Clarendon for failure… Read the rest


JV Lady Swampcats defeat Thomas Sumter

Posted by | September 27, 2016 11:14 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Thomas Sumter at home on Monday with scores of 25-18 and 25-7. Abby Haney led the team with 10 serve points and eight of those being aces. Trinity Harrington also added eight serve points, while Maggie Josey followed with seven serve points.


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