On to Washington with tongue in cheek

Posted by | January 22, 2019 4:00 pm

Two guys were riding in a car when a Highway Patrolman stopped them. The Patrolman walked to the driver’s window and asked for the man’s driver’s license. The man handed the Patrolman his wallet. The Patrolman hit the man with a nightstick. “I said I wanted to see your license, not your wallet.” The Patrolman got the license and wrote the driver a ticket. The Patrolman then walked around to the passenger side and hit the passenger with the nightstick. “What did you hit me for?” exclaimed the rider. “I was just fulfilling your wish. You would have gotten down… Read the rest

Harvin Clarendon County Library offers free student services

Posted by | January 22, 2019 9:30 am

School is back in session, and parents once again face the dilemma of how to help their children with difficult subjects. The Harvin Clarendon County Library can help. Using grant money, the library began a new program in October, providing access to an online tutoring service. All a student needs is an active library card. Tutor.com offers live homework help every evening from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. This can be accessed through the internet at home on a desktop, laptop or mobile device. According to Tutor.com’s web site, “The Tutor.com Learning Suite combines online tutoring, homework help, and test… Read the rest


Today in History: Jan. 22

Posted by | January 22, 2019 12:00 am

613 – Eight-month-old Constantine is crowned as co-emperor (Caesar) by his father Heraclius at Constantinople. 871 – Battle of Basing: The West Saxons led by king Æthelred I are defeated by the Danelaw Vikings at Basing. 1506 – The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican. 1517 – The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya. 1555 – The Ava Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now Burma. 1689 – The Convention Parliament convenes to determine whether James II and VII, the last… Read the rest

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity girls and boys

Posted by | January 21, 2019 7:52 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball ran its record to 18-0 on Saturday in Summerton with a 72-49 victory over Wardlaw Academy. The Saints were led by Traveon Davis with 23 points. Zyan Gilmore added 19 points, and Kylic Horton had 13 points. Clarendon Hall varsity girls fell to Wardlaw by a score of 34-20. Whitney Avins led the Lady Saints with eight points, and Amblery Way added five points.

OBITUARY: Betty Ruth Graham Hinson

Posted by | January 21, 2019 7:36 pm

Betty Ruth Graham Hinson, 87, died peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at her home surrounded by her children. Born May 26, 1931, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Robert Few Graham and the late Pauline Childers Graham. She was a member of Manning United Methodist. She is survived by a son, James Michael Hinson (Cyndi) of Jacksonville, Florida; a daughter, The Honorable Judge Paula Hinson Thomas (Don) of Pawleys Island; seven grandchildren, Nicole Hinson Norris (Bruce), James Austin Thomas (Caroline), Michelle Hinson Miller (Ryan), Kristen Lee Thomas, Kelly Ann Thomas, Leigh Anne Christine Hinson and Khala… Read the rest

Please put me on your do not call list

Posted by | January 21, 2019 6:00 pm

Telemarketers. Just the word sends shivers through many adults. In years past, the prime calling time was evening, when families were prepping for or eating dinner, helping the children with homework or having quality family time together. The caller, eager to get in as much as possible before being cut off, would jump into a spiel about a product, service or survey, speaking as rapidly as a professional auctioneer. During those years, people were far less likely to simply hang up on someone, so often they listened until the telemarketer took that first deep breath to jump in. “I’m sorry.… Read the rest

A fantastic year for a fantastic organization

Posted by | January 21, 2019 2:00 pm

By Jackson Padgett, Shelter Director for A Second Chance Animal Shelter What a good year 2018 was at A Second Chance Animal Shelter! Take a look at these facts and statistics, and we think you will agree. ASCAS is a self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit. This means that while all Clarendon County residents benefit from its work, there is no tax-payer funding. During the 2018 calendar year, ASCAS took in 422 new “residents”: 347 dogs and 75 cats (2017’s totals were 115 dogs and 33 cats for an increase of almost 300%), found local “forever” homes for 65 dogs and 35 cats… Read the rest

Local group of families seeking help to get road paved

Posted by | January 21, 2019 9:30 am

Gary Yarborough struggles each time he needs to leave his home to drive anywhere. The road he lives on has deep holes and ruts which have caused a great deal of damage to the road’s residents. Yarborough bought the property in 1995, putting a home for his family on the lot in the woods. Durant Road is directly across from Alex Harvin Landing on Highway 260. A short distance down Durant, a dirt road cuts back through the woods, leading to Yarborough’s and other residents’ homes. When he first moved there, only one other family lived there. As time went… Read the rest


Today in History: Jan. 21

Posted by | January 21, 2019 12:00 am

763 – The Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ends in a decisive Abbasid victory. 1525 – The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union. 1535 – Following the Affair of the Placards, French Protestants are burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris 1720 – Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm. 1749 – The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona is destroyed… Read the rest

Strength through diagnosis

Posted by | January 20, 2019 1:00 pm

By Sarah Middleton It was the summer of 2018, the summer before my senior year of high school. All I had in mind for that summer was to relax and enjoy it to the fullest. Nothing could have prepared me for the life-changing moment I would soon endure. On July 21, 2018, I was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease in which the immune system eats away at the nervous system. Although it is treatable, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis. Common symptoms include fatigue, tingling/numbness, vision problems and muscular difficulties. It wasn’t until late June that… Read the rest

Local MHS graduate to visit Africa

Posted by | January 20, 2019 9:00 am

Jabril Wilson, son of Marilyn and George Wilson of Manning, will visit West Africa again this summer. Wilson graduated from Manning High School in 2017 and became a David M. Rubenstein scholar. This scholarship pays for all of his expenses as he pursues a double major at Duke University. It also pays for his summer trips to perform research toward his degree path. Before Wilson arrived at Duke, he already knew he wanted to eventually practice international law, and he intended to pursue an undergraduate pre-law degree in International Public Policy. However, he wasn’t sure where this global career choice… Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 20

Posted by | January 20, 2019 12:00 am

250 – Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred. 649 – King Chindasuinth, at the urging of bishop Braulio of Zaragoza, crowns his son Recceswinth as co-ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom. 1265 – The first English parliament to include not only Lords but also representatives of the major towns holds its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the “Houses of Parliament”. 1320 – Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland. 1356 – Edward Balliol surrenders his claim to the Scottish throne to Edward III in exchange for an… Read the rest

A walk to honor sacrifice

Posted by | January 19, 2019 6:00 pm

People of all faiths and races are encouraged to join a commemorative walk on January 20. Marchers will meet at the Clarendon County Courthouse in Manning at 3:30 p.m., and the walk will start at 3:45 p.m. heading toward Trinity Church a block and a half away. During the walk, songs will be sung, and music will continue once everyone arrives at the church. An official program starts at 4 p.m. at the church. “We are hosting the walk to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement,” said Willie Briggs, a local officer within the NAACP. “When… Read the rest

FINAL: Scott’s Branch Lady Eagles

Posted by | January 19, 2019 2:44 pm

The Scott’s Branch Lady Eagles defeated Bethune Bowman on Friday with a final score of 79-21. Cambria Parker finished with 29 points, and three assists. Teja Madison had 15 points, 12 steals and five assists. Tonia Lawson had 14 points and five steals. Jazlyn Bowman had four rebounds and two blocks. Mary Wimberly had seven points, 10 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

FINAL: LMA JV girls

Posted by | January 19, 2019 2:41 pm

The LMA JV girls beat Northside Christian on Friday with a final score of 27-23. Bryce Erickson led the scoring with 11 points, followed by Paisley Anderson with seven points, Madison Truett with five points and Eaddy Gamble and LB Brogdon with two points each. LMA will host WH on Wednesday.  



OBITUARY: Esther Barwick Thomas

Posted by | January 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Esther Barwick Thomas, 81, widow of Henry Louis “H.L.” Thomas, Sr., died Friday, January 18, 2019, at her home. Born August 14, 1937, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Levi Barwick and the late Alice Logan Barwick. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Alcolu. She is survived by two daughters, Marie Bollinger of Longs and Marsha Carter (Bob) of Manning; a son, Tiger Thomas (Laura) of Alcolu; four grandchildren, Reece and Carson Thomas, R.H. Carter and Erin Carter Oliver (Patrick); a great grandson, Casen Carter; a special sister, Pat Powell of Florence; and many nieces… Read the rest

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