600 SC residents to get GED after scores lowered

Posted by | February 8, 2016 3:12 am

COLUMBIA (AP) — Almost 600 South Carolinians will get their high school diplomas without having to again take the GED test. The South Carolina Education Department has announced that the GED Testing Service has lowered the passing score for the General Educational Development Tests from 150 to 145. That means about 600 people in the state who have taken the test since Jan. 1 of 2014 and didn’t make a passing grade under the old scoring system now have passed. The scores were recalibrated based on research comparing how GED program graduates do compared to how high school graduates have… Read the rest

Gallery: Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant

Posted by | February 8, 2016 2:27 am

Four women vied for the title of Miss Clarendon 2016 on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium, with Drue Floyd crowned the ultimate winner. Briana Davidson was the 1st runner-up. Miss Clarendon Teen 2015 Addison Hicks was also a contestant on Saturday night, as was Kendra Black.

JV Lady Swampcats defeat OP

Posted by | February 8, 2016 1:15 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Orangeburg Prep 39-36 on Friday. Olivia Coker and Trinity Harrington both had nine points.

Today in History …

Posted by | February 8, 2016 12:00 am

457 – Leo I the Thracian becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1074 – Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio. 1301 – Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales. 1497 – The Bonfire of the Vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy. 1783 – American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar. 1795 – The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.… Read the rest




Gallery: Miss Clarendon Teen Contestants

Posted by | February 7, 2016 2:31 pm

Nine ladies vied for the crown of Miss Clarendon Teen on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium. Ultimately, Sara Levitt was crowned the winner. She will represent Clarendon in the Miss South Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant in June.


Larsen Fralix takes Teen Talent Award

Posted by | February 7, 2016 7:05 am

Larsen Fralix took the Preliminary Talent Award for the Teen Division on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium in the 4th annual Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant. She was also the 1st runner-up to Miss Clarendon Teen Sara Levitt.

Register a team for Clarendon Relay for Life!

Posted by | February 7, 2016 6:30 am

It only takes raising $100 to have a team for Clarendon Relay for Life! You can raise more, and for every $100 you raise, each of your team members receives a T-shirt for the event. Come join us 6 to midnight May 6 at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium. Help us celebrate more birthdays and raise funds for cancer research and for services in the Clarendon County area. Visit this link by placing your cursor over it and clicking it to go and register your team. You will need to click the sign up button, and then it will lead… Read the rest


Today in History

Posted by | February 7, 2016 12:00 am

457 – Leo I the Thracian becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1074 – Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio. 1301 – Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales. 1497 – The Bonfire of the Vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy. 1783 – American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar. 1795 – The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.… Read the rest







‘Fastest data speeds ever’ come to Clarendon

Posted by | February 6, 2016 5:39 am

Clarendon County residents may have noticed new letters on their mobile devices where 4G used to be. “LTE,” which stands for Long Term Evolution, is now providing “faster-than-ever data speeds for wireless devices,” according to FTC Director of Communications Chip Chase. He said the company recently made the conversion to LTE, which is the fastest data speed available at 10 times faster than 3G networks. The new, upgraded network consists of 137 towers that are part of the AT&T Global Network, and will improve data coverage, “enhancing the overall performance of the entire network,” Chase said. “We are excited about… Read the rest

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