Monthly Archives: January 2016

A note from Sen. Kevin Johnson

Posted on January 14, 2016 9:09 am by Sen. Kevin Johnson

As you may be aware, Tuesday, January 12th was the first day of the second year of this legislative session. This session should end on the first Thursday in June.
When we return tomorrow, many challenging issues await us. Perhaps the most challenging issue will be trying to agree on a funding source for our crumbling and dismal highway infrastructure. In my opinion, 2016 must be the year that we begin to repair and replace, in some cases, our highways, roads and bridges. Also, because of the Abbeville Court Case, we must also address the inequities in funding for our … Read the rest


Hardee family thanks Whitney’s supporters for prayers, messages

Posted on January 14, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

EDITOR’S NOTE: Stacy Hardee wrote this to thank supporters for his daughter, Whitney Hardee Cox, a mother of two young children who died Sunday night after a year-long battle with four different types of Stage IV cancer.

Our family would like to thank you all for your constant prayers, love and support over the last year for Whitney Hardee Cox.
Not only did you share in the light of her faith and courage, but you shared the burden of her darkest days. So many times when she would retire to her room – our best efforts at lifting her up … Read the rest


DNR forums show boater education a top public concern

Posted on January 14, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Six forums held by the state Department of Natural Resources late last summer show that boater education is a top public concern in South Carolina.
According to a report from DNR, both forum and online respondents agreed resoundingly with the statement, “Boating education should be required for an individual to operate a boat.”
One such meeting – held July 28, 2015, in Manning – featured Melissa Grice, who is pushing legislation with the help from Sen. Kevin Johnson to make Breathalyzers mandatory for watercraft operators for all incidents on South Carolina lakes.
That forum was the first of six that … Read the rest


Epperson: Permanent road repairs should start soon

Posted on January 14, 2016 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson said Tuesday that three separate contractors should begin work in the next few weeks on nearly 450 county-maintained roads that were damaged during October’s historic flood.
“Some of those are driveable now, but they still have some problems,” said Epperson. “There are about 18 of them that are still impassable due to the water damage.”
Epperson told Clarendon County Council on Monday night – and during that body’s November meeting – that the road repairs would cost about $1.5 million. The state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency could cover about 75 percent of that … Read the rest


Lady Saints fall to Patrick Henry Academy

Posted on January 14, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon Hall varsity Lady Saints fell 60-47 to Patrick Henry Academy on Tuesday night. Sydney Wells led the Lady Saints with a double-double of 11 points and rebounds. Holly Carlisle added 10 points, while Shannon Corbett and Mallory McIntosh added nine points each. The team’s record is now 5-4 on the season.


Today in History …

Posted on January 14, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1784 – American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States – Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
1943 – World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke, the successful operation to evacuate its forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
1953 – Josip Broz Tito is inaugurated as the first President of Yugoslavia.
1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
1975 – Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka “the Black Panther.”
1993 – In Poland’s worst peacetime maritime disaster, ferry MS Jan Heweliusz sinks off the … Read the rest


JV Saints fall to Patrick Henry

Posted on January 13, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall JV boys team lost to Patrick Henry Tuesday 48-35. Wells Robinson led the JV Saints with eight points. Thomas Stukes added seven points, while Josh Black finished with six points. The JV Saints are now 4-5 on the season.


Saints fall to 0-9 on the season

Posted on January 13, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

Despite 16 points each from Dylan Way and Matthew Corbett, the Clarendon Hall varsity Saints ended up on the losing side, 51-39, to Patrick Henry Academy on Tuesday night. The team’s record is now 0-9 on the season. They will return to action 4 p.m. Thursday at Clarendon Hall.


B-team Lady Saints defeat Patrick Henry

Posted on January 13, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall girls’ B-team picked up a victory Tuesday in Summerton by 20-2 over Patrick Henry Academy to run its record to 3-1 on the season. Bailey Corbett led the Lady Saints with eight points, while Amberly Way had six points and seven rebounds. The team will play again 6 p.m. Tuesday at Clarendon Hall.


NAACP to hold annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance Sunday

Posted on January 13, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Please join the Manning Branch of the NAACP at 4 p.m. Sunday for its monthly meeting and annual observance of the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bank of Clarendon Community Development Officer Kimberly Johnson will be the guest speaker. The event will be held at Triumph the Church and God in Kingdom and Christ in Davis Station, where Prince Sampson Pearson is the host pastor. Robert M. Fleming is the branch president.


Gov. Haley’s address to the nation from the State of the Union

Posted on January 13, 2016 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

COLUMBIA – This is the full Republican Address to the Nation by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, as prepared for delivery:

“Good evening.

“I’m Nikki Haley, Governor of the great state of South Carolina.

“I’m speaking tonight from Columbia, our state’s capital city. Much like America as a whole, ours is a state with a rich and complicated history, one that proves the idea that each day can be better than the last.

“In just a minute, I’m going to talk about a vision of a brighter American future. But first I want to say a few words about President … Read the rest


The Faith Center to celebrate 5th anniversary Jan. 24

Posted on January 13, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Faith Center Church Family and the Rev. Major Lloyd, pastor, will hold its 5th anniversary starting 10:45 a.m. Jan. 24, with Lloyd as speaker. This service will be held at The Faith Center’s new location, 2935 Raccoon Road in Manning. Your presence at this occasion will be greatly appreciated.


2 Clarendon natives receive Clemson degrees

Posted on January 13, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Two Clarendon County natives received degrees Dec. 17 during commencement exercise at Clemson University in Clemson.
They included Stephen Lewis Patrick of Gable, who graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in biochemistry; and Annabelle Dawn Bennett of Summerton, who graduated with a bachelor of science in biological sciences.
Ranked No. 21 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive


3 Clarendon students named to USC Sumter President’s List

Posted on January 13, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Three Clarendon County students were named to the USC Sumter President’s List for the Fall 2015 semester.
For inclusion on the President’s List, students must maintain a GPA of 3.95-4 on a minimum of 12 credited semester hours for the previous semester.
Those named to the President’s List from Clarendon County include Garrett fuller and Ami Patel, both of Manning, and Taylor Morehouse of Summerton.


Spring Hill AME Church Helping Hands Program

Posted on January 13, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Women’s Missionary Society of Spring Hill AME Church in Summerton will hold its Helping Hands Program at 4 p.m. Jan. 16. Brother Antonio Green of Laurel Hil AME Church will be the guest speaker for this occasion.


Stukes-Douglas engagement

Posted on January 13, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Lionel Chalmers Stukes III and Pamela Jackson Stukes, both of Summerton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lillian Guerry Stukes of Summerton, to Jordan Russell Douglas of Johnsonville, the son of Ronald Dale Douglas of Johnsonville and Dr. Gaye Moore Douglas of Hemingway.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Guerry Stukes of Summerton, the late Mr. Frank Jackson of Mayesville and Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Lee Payne of Panama City, Florida. She graduated from Clarendon Hall, and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She … Read the rest


Lady Swampcats defeat Cardinal Newman

Posted on January 13, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated Cardinal Newman on Tuesday night 33-28. Brooke Bennett was the leader for the team in points, scoring 11. Kaela Johnson followed up with nine, while Olivia Wilson had four and Cora Lee Downer and Courtney Beatson each had three. Sarah Fraser had two points while Taylor Lea had one.


JV Lady Swampats defeat Cardinal Newman

Posted on January 13, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy JV Lady Swampcats defeated Cardinal Newman Tuesday night 28-24. Sara Knight Nalley had 12 points, while Abbie Patrick had eight.


Wreck with no injuries on Paxville Highway

Posted on January 13, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Local authorities are responding to a wreck on Paxville HIghway near Auto Zone. According to reports, the brake’s on a vehicle went out and a driver has run into a ditch and can’t get out of the vehicle. No injuries are reported.


Local woman fighting rare cervical cancer

Posted on January 13, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is the first in a series on those affected by cancer, including survivors and those the Clarendon County community have lost to its various forms. The stories will be featured weekly leading up to Clarendon County Relay for Life 2016, which will be held 6 p.m. to midnight May 6 at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium. Kick-off for Relay will be held 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Cypress Center.

Kerrie Cribb spends each day “getting from minute to minute, sometimes second to second.”
“I try to just focus on the moment, and try to … Read the rest


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