Vendors apps ready for 2015 Puddin’ Swamp Festival

Posted on October 25, 2014 7:24 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Arts and crafts vendor applications for the 2015 Puddin’ Swamp Festival are now available at www.puddinswamp.com. Organizers would love for you to spend a fun Saturday with them in April sharing your crafts and products. Spaces will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.


Fernandez wins at U.S. Open National Karate and Kung Fu tournament

Posted on October 25, 2014 6:14 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Anthony Fernandez, right, stands with his instructor, George Wilson, recently after winning at the 2014 U.S. Open National Karate and Kung Fu Olympia Games. The Manning resident took first in kata, along with the Grand Championship in kata and third in sparring. He has never lost in kata in the three years he has been competing.  



Wolverines run over Eagles

Posted on October 25, 2014 2:25 pm by Joe Perry

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East Clarendon’s Wolverines notched a strong win against the Scott’s Branch Eagles Friday night at Spann Field, 44-20. “Well I feel good,” said EC Head Coach Dwayne Howell after the game. “We made a lot of mistakes in the second half but anytime you get a win you’ve got to feel good.” The Wolverines’ defense struggled with containing fullback Kevin Johnson at times, he said, but once they solved that problem, quarterback Shimari Junious stepped up his game. “You can’t use excuses in football,” he said. “When you use your pads, then excuses don’t matter.” Scott’s Branch Head Coach Jesse

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Paxville native asking for your new, used shoes

Posted on October 25, 2014 2:16 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Paxville native Tiffany Johnson is partnering with friends in her home community to get donations of shoes during October for Soles4Souls. We posted this piece for her Sept. 22. Collection will run through Oct. 31, and the goal is 30,000 pairs. They take all kinds of shoes, including high heels, sandals, boots and athletic shoes. New and used. Shoes can be dropped off in Clarendon County at Manning Early Childhood Center on Raccoon Road. To donate money, visit soles4souls.org/donate.



Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority food drive

Posted on October 25, 2014 12:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Phi Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority is holding a food drive to provide a box of kid-friendly and kid-preparable food to be used over the Christmas holidays, when kids do not have access to school meals. Members are partnering with schools, local business, food pantries, churches, agencies, neighbors and friends to request food donations, monetary donations, time, space or simply your voice.



VIDEO: Ebola Community Forum 4

Posted on October 25, 2014 9:47 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Clarendon Memorial Hospital held a Ebola community forum on Thursday night. These are the final videos from that session.      


William Ervin Ridgeway Jr.

Posted on October 25, 2014 7:29 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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William Ervin “Billy” Ridgeway, Jr., 57, died Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Tuomey Healthcare System. Born July 22, 1957, in Manning, he was a son of Adela Virginia Gladden Ridgeway and the late William Ervin Ridgeway, Sr. He was a painter and he was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his mother of Manning; four sisters, June Ard, Sandra Ridgeway, Pinky Justice (Ken), all of Manning and Linda Thames (Sparky) of Sumter; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2014, in

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Hannah Henshaw takes final walk as Miss Clarendon

Posted on October 25, 2014 5:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Hannah Henshaw took her final walk Oct. 18 as Miss Clarendon 2014 at Weldon Auditorium, shortly before crowning Miss Clarendon 2015 Ariana Ruiz. She was joined by Palmetto Princesses Kendall Sexton, Madison Sexton and Emma Henshaw.  


Video: Ebola Community Forum 3

Posted on October 25, 2014 2:43 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Clarendon Memorial Hospital held an Ebola community forum on Thursday. Here are some more videos from that meeting.    






Wolverines score again

Posted on October 24, 2014 9:45 pm by Joe Perry

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The East Clarendon High School Wolverines have brought the score to 44-20, with 2:57 left in the game, against Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton.  


Scott’s Branch scores again

Posted on October 24, 2014 9:38 pm by Joe Perry

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Kevin Johnson has scored again for the Eagles, bringing the score to 38-20, with East Clarendon ahead, with 8:43 left in the fourth quarter.