U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on worker freedom on Feb. 25

Posted by | February 24, 2018 2:54 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME on Feb. 25. The significance of this case cannot be overstated; the decision could potentially restore the freedom of public employees to choose how they want their hard-earned paychecks spent, and might put decisions about voluntary union membership back into the hands of the employees themselves. According to the Manhattan Institute, the decision can affect 5 million public workers across 22 states including California, Illinois, and New York. The case results will also have implications for the quality of education is delivered to our children. The teachers unions… Read the rest

LMA B team softball players bring out thr sticks, defeat Colleton Prep

Posted by | February 24, 2018 12:27 pm

It was a battle of the bats in the Swamp as the Laurence Manning Lady Swampcats played host to the Lady Warhawks of Colleton Prep Academy Feb. 23. The Swampcats came out on top, winning the game 15-12 and improving to 2-0 on the season. Hannah Kate Branham secured the win on the mound for the Swampcats. Branham also led the Swampcats at the plate, going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, a base-clearing triple and four RBI’s. Lindsey Barwick was 2 for 4 on the night with a single, a triple and 3 RBI’s. Campbell Proctor was two for… Read the rest

Arena Hodge Holladay Perry

Posted by | February 24, 2018 12:01 pm

Arena Hodge Holladay Perry, 86, widow of Walter Holladay and William Perry, died Friday, February 23, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. Born September 22, 1931, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Albert Cunningham Hodge and the late Nannie Lee Witherspoon Hodge Lowder. She was a retired administrative assistant for the South Carolina Department of Transportation with 26 years of service and she was a member of Manning First Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Walter Holladay, Jr. (Deborah) of Neeses, James Albert “Bert” Holladay (Nancy) of Sumter and Stanley Holladay (Carol) of… Read the rest


Recognizing the importance of SNAP in rural America

Posted by | February 24, 2018 11:26 am

“By Jordan Rasmussen,Center for Rural Affairs” In the nation’s rural communities, where the food that feeds the world is grown, food insecurity is endured by millions of children, seniors, and hardworking Americans. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps stave off hunger in one in six rural households. Yet, the president’s budget for 2019 outlines a nearly $214 million budget cut to SNAP over the next decade. A cut of this magnitude would undoubtedly impact rural Americans. Formerly known as the nation’s food stamp program, from 2010 to 2015, rural America’s SNAP participation rate rose from 12.5 percent to 16… Read the rest

Catherine Templeton to kick off campaign for Governor Feb.26

Posted by | February 24, 2018 7:53 am

Conservative Outsider and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Catherine Templeton will officially kickoff her campaign for governor of South Carolina on Monday, February 26, 2018. She will begin the day in Greenville with the first of four stops and end in Charleston. Along the way she will officially open campaign headquarters and meet with supporters. That evening Templeton will host a statewide tele-town hall where she will share her vision of restoring conservative values to state government with thousands of South Carolinians. “For months, Catherine Templeton has been talking about the need to end public corruption in Columbia and make state government… Read the rest

Fog Advisory through 10 a.m.

Posted by | February 24, 2018 7:10 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia reports a Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday. A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.


Sheriff Tim Baxley warns county residents about phone scam

Posted by | February 24, 2018 4:38 am

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley said this wee that residents are getting fraudulent phone calls from the Internal Revenue Service. “Alleged scammers are requesting a call back due to a debt owed to the IRS, advising a warrant will be issued for your arrest, and local Law enforcement will be serving you a warrant,” Baxley said. “The IRS will not make contact with you by phone; they will contact you through U.S. mail. Please, hang up and under no circumstances should you give your personal information,such as your Social Security number, bank account information, etc.”

Today in in History: Feb. 24

Posted by | February 24, 2018 12:00 am

303 – Galerius publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Roman Empire. 484 – King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians. 1303 – Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence. 1386 – King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda. 1525 – A Spanish-Austrian army defeats a French army at the Battle of Pavia. 1538 –… Read the rest


East Clarendon beats Scott’s Branch, crowned Lower State champs

Posted by | February 23, 2018 9:55 pm

East Clarendon swarms the court after defeating Scott'so Branch 60 - 47.
East Clarendon finished off Scott’s Branch in the SCHSL Lower State Basketball Championship game. The Wolverines beat the Eagles 64 – 47. They will travel to Columbia to face Timmonsville High School for the State Championship at 10:30 March 3.



Clarendon County CDC accepting home repair applications

Posted by | February 23, 2018 8:02 pm

The Clarendon County CDC is accepting applications for home repairs from resident that live in the county. The qualifications to get work done are set by the South Carolina state housing authority. If you have mobile home, it cannot be over 20 years old. You must own the land and your name much be on the title. Please call to make an appointment for further details and ask for Pamela Clavon-Brunson before coming into the office at 803-435-6639. Please take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you CLARENDON COUNTY CDC PAMELA C. BRUNSON “Submitted via email”

Artistic Director Edward Arron bids farewell Columbia Museum of Art with last concert March 6

Posted by | February 23, 2018 7:03 pm

The Columbia Museum of Art presents the finale concert of the 16th season of CMA Chamber Music on Main on Tuesday, March 6. The evening marks the farewell performance of Edward Arron as artistic director of the renowned concert series, a post he held for nine seasons. “It’s somewhat bittersweet to be returning to my musical home away from home for this season finale,” says Arron. “As many of you know by now, this is my farewell as the artistic director of CMA Chamber Music on Main, and it’s just been a thrill all of the way through. Please know… Read the rest

Little old lady…says read the notes

Posted by | February 23, 2018 6:46 pm

by Barbara Ardis In my younger years I suffered from frequent bouts of depression, only in those days we didn’t call it that…just felt like the moody blues, or before that I think they called it the “vapours.” When I took a psychology course in college, one of our experiments was to chart our moody days. And I found that every Sunday afternoon was my period of depression. No one ever told me what that meant, so what was the purpose, right? For no explainable reason, I suddenly just wanted to be alone, and not engage with anyone. I felt… Read the rest

Royalty Autos Sales holds ribbon cutting

Posted by | February 23, 2018 5:18 pm

Royalty Auto owners Mike Ogburn and wife, along with Carl Beard
Royalty Auto Sales opened its doors for business this past Friday. Family and friends, along with community leaders and prospective buyers all showed up to welcome the dealership and its employees to Manning. For longtime car salesman, Carl Beard, it was a dream come true. He said, “I’ve been in the car business for 34 years and God blessed me with the opportunity. Mike and I worked hard to get here. He believed in my vision and my plan and has helped me to see it come to fruition.” Carl Beard and Mike Opburn have been friends for over 9… Read the rest

East Clarendon battles Scott’s Branch for Lower State crown

Posted by | February 23, 2018 4:57 pm

E.C. and S.B. girls battling for ball control during the first half of play.
The Lady Wolverines of East Clarendon and the Scott’s Branch Eagles travelled to Florence to play for the Lower State Championship. At the end of the first half, East Clarendon let the Eagles 29-23.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. investing in Cherokee County

Posted by | February 23, 2018 3:06 pm

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper and packaging products, is investing $6 million in new equipment at its Cherokee County facility. Formed in 2005 and headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., KapStone’s paper mills produce a wide spectrum of kraft and recycled products. The mills’ product portfolio contains several top brands, including Kraftpak®, DuraSorb®, TEA-Kraft® and FibreShield®, as well as extensible kraft paper grades and high-performance, lightweight linerboard. Employing approximately 6,000 workers, KapStone also provides industrial and retail corrugated packaging solutions for a variety of customers. Opened in 1992, KapStone’s Cowpens, S.C. facility includes… Read the rest

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