Monthly Archives: January 2016

Today in History …

Posted on January 8, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

871 – Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
1297 – François Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco.
1697 – Last execution for blasphemy in Britain; of Thomas Aikenhead, student, at Edinburgh.
1811 – An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
1877 – Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
1918 – … Read the rest

LMA boys’ B-team falls to Cardinal Newman

Posted on January 7, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy boys’ basketball B-team fell 29-17 on Wednesday night to Cardinal Newman. Gabe Harris led the Swampcats with six points, while Aaron Carlton made three points. The team hosts Thomas Sumter Academy on Monday.

MJHS Lady Monarchs defeat Mayewood Middle

Posted on January 7, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Junior High School girls basketball team defeated Mayewood Middle 44-21 on Thursday night, improving their record to 7-1. Measha Jones and Taja Dow were the leading scorers for the Lady Monarchs, adding 12 points each to the team total. Dow had three assists, while Jones had two. Sequio Juniois led the Lady Monarchs with 14 rebounds. T. Thomas had 15 points for Mayewood. The Lady Monarchs travel Monday to Chestnut Oaks.

LMA girls’ B-team defeats Cardinal Newman

Posted on January 7, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy girls’ basketball B-team defeated Cardinal Newman on Wednesday night, 31-29. Lexi Bennett was the team’s high-scorer, getting 15 points for her team. Jami Michelle Newman scored six points. The team’s record is now 2-0 on the season. The team will host Thomas Sumter on Monday.

Please say a prayer for Whitney Hardee Cox

Posted on January 7, 2016 4:04 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

I have been at a loss for words for the last two or three weeks over Whitney Hardee Cox, a young woman and friend who has been battling cancer for a little more than a year now.
Several months back, I began to follow this young lady on Facebook.
Her story of her cancer and her unwavering faith in God really caught my attention. She is happily married with two small children and was unfairly given a diagnosis of cancer. The doctors at first were not sure exactly what type of cancer, but it was bad. Really bad.
Whitney’s faith … Read the rest

Dalton Mobley Allen

Posted on January 7, 2016 3:03 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Dalton Mobley Allen, 80, widower of Nellie Ruth Fields Allen, slipped away peacefully to meet his wife on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 9, 1935, in Scranton, he was a son of the late Thomas Woodrow Allen and Lena Belle McKnight Allen. He was a member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include two stepsons, Joey Kelsey and Johnny Kelsey, both of Blountstown, Florida; six daughters, Becky Bryant (Douglas), Dora Pierson and Julia Sizemore, all of Manning, Elizabeth Ann Morrison of Perry, Florida, Vickie V. Riley (Bill) and Tonie Clark (David), both of Atlanta, … Read the rest

Officials rededicate courthouse on 106th anniversary

Posted on January 7, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Local officials joined the relatives of the late state Supreme Court Chief Justice and Manning native Taylor Hudnall Stukes on Tuesday afternoon to rededicate the Clarendon County Courthouse after more than 2.5 years of renovations.
Though the courthouse technically reopened in 2015, local historians and county officials wished to hold the actual dedication and ribbon cutting on the building’s 106th anniversary, which was Tuesday.
“Today, we come together to honor this grand facility for what it stands for now and for what it stood for 100 years ago: Justice and Equality for all in Clarendon County,” said County Administrator David … Read the rest

Pleicones being sworn in to lead South Carolina’s top court

Posted on January 7, 2016 6:06 am by Staff Reports

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina’s top court is getting its first new leader in more than a decade.

Costa Pleicones (Pluh-KOH-Nus) is being sworn in Thursday as the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court. He has been an associate justice on the high court since 2000.

Pleicones replaces Jean Toal, who turned 72 last year and took mandatory retirement because of her age.

Pleicones himself turns 72 next month and therefore can only spend a year as South Carolina’s top judge. He has said he would like to make the bar exam two days instead of three and continue … Read the rest

King family to hold 2016 Celebration of Life Gala

Posted on January 7, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Craig Q. King annual Celebration of Life Gala will be held from 7:30-10 p.m. May 7 at “the beautiful and elegant Stone River,” said Paulette King.
Stone River is located at 121 Alexander Road in West Columbia.
“It has a one-of-a-kind venue and has a one-of-a-kind view of the Congaree River and Columbia’s skyline,” King said. “Proceeds from this much-anticipated event will be divided between two organizations that do so much for cancer patients, survivors and their families.”
Those organizations include Clarendon County Relay for Life and Camp Kemo, who “have both contributed to the continuous financial support needed … Read the rest

Cabela’s King Kat returning in 2016

Posted on January 7, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit lakes Marion and Moultrie from Feb. 20-21.
This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat North and South Championship. This year’s North Championship will be held Sept. 23-24 on the Ohio River in Henderson, Kentucky. The South Championship will be held Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 on Lake Cumberland at Gallatin, Tennessee.
Be sure to check out and like the Cabela’s King Kat Facebook page.
Both sites contain new and exciting information about the trail’s events, … Read the rest

Saints fall to Jefferson Davis Academy

Posted on January 7, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall Saints lost 62-51 on Tuesday to Jefferson Davis Academy. Matthew Corbett led the Saints with 15 points. Al Hobbs added six points and six rebounds. Dylan Way had four points. The Saints will travel Friday to St. George.

Santee Electric provides tips for helping electric bill during cold times

Posted on January 7, 2016 1:01 am by Staff Reports

It’s cold outside. Because 40-60 percent of your electric bill comes from heating your home, here are tips from Santee Electric Cooperative you can do to keep your bill as low as possible.

• Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower.
• Only run ceiling paddle fans on low, blowing up in winter when someone is in the room.
• Change HVAC filters monthly. When installing new air filters, make sure they are facing in the correct direction. (Look for arrow on side of filter.)
• When heating or cooling, keep windows locked. And storm windows completely closed.
• … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on January 7, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
1927 – The first transatlantic telephone service is established from New York, New York to London, United Kingdom.
1931 – Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand’s west coast.
1959 – The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
1985 – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan’s first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United … Read the rest

Lady Saints defeat Jefferson Davis

Posted on January 6, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall Lady Saints picked up a region win over Jefferson Davis on Tuesday night 47-39. Shannon Corbett and Mallory McIntosh led the Lady Saints with 12 points each. Corbett also had 11 bounds. Summer Barnes ended the night with nine points, while ?Sydney Wells had four points with her 10 rebounds. The Lady Saints are now 5-2 on the season.

JV Saints defeat Jefferson Davis

Posted on January 6, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall JV boys picked up a conference win over Jefferson Davis 32-16 on Tuesday night. Wells Robinson led the JV Saints with 10 points. Josh Black finished the game with six points. Drew Hill and Michael Bolyston had four points each. The team’s record is now 4-3 on the season.

St. James to hold ‘Holy Ghost Fire’ Revival

Posted on January 6, 2016 6:06 pm by Submitted by Reader

St. James AME Church in the Potato Creek section of Davis Station will hold “A Holy Ghost Fire” for New Year’s Revival at 7 p.m. Jan. 13-15. Come enjoy three nights of renewing, refreshing restoration.

JV Lady Saints defeat Jefferson Davis Academy

Posted on January 6, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall JV Lady Saints defeated Jefferson Davis Academy 24-16 on Tuesday in Blackville. Brynne Baxley and Sara James led the JV Lady Saints with six points each. Baxley also had eight rebounds. The record is now 3-4 on the season.

CCFD responding to fire on Winters Hill Road

Posted on January 6, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently responding to a call of an out-of-control fire on Winters Hill Road off Paxville Highway in Manning. According to reports, the caller said a fire in the home’s fireplace had gotten out of control. Firefighters are now on scene and report that the fire is out, but there is a lot of smoke in the home.

MHS player nominated to play in 2016 McDonald’s All-American Games

Posted on January 6, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning High School’s Rayvon Witherspoon has been nominated to play in the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Games, a “prestigious high school basketball event to be held later this year in Chicago,” according to a release from the organization in charge of the games.
Witherspoon is one of 760 high school seniors throughout the nation who have been nominated to play in the All-American Games. This year’s list includes players from 49 states and Washington, D.C., who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All-American Games Selection Committee. Witherspoon is one of four players … Read the rest

Civil disturbance 911 call at Bojangles

Posted on January 6, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Authorities are currently responding to a 911 call at the Manning Bojangles due to a complaint of a civil disturbance. A suspect is allegedly causing a scene and being loud in the restaurant. No one is hurt.


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