Monthly Archives: January 2016

MJHS Lady Monarchs defeat Ebenezer

Posted on January 28, 2016 8:08 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Manning Junior High School Lady Monarchs improved to 9-3 on the season, after defeating Ebenezer 44-34 on Thursday night. Sequio Juniois led the Lady Monarchs with 19 points. Mya Smiling added 2. The Lady Monarchs return to action MOnday with the first round of the playoffs. Manning will host the game at 5 p.m.


Happy Birthday: Brianna

Posted on January 28, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

Happy 17th birthday to Brianna from her family! We love you!


Come out for the Relay kick-off tonight

Posted on January 28, 2016 10:10 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

It may be cold and wet outside but it will be warm and dry in the Cypress Center tonight for the 2016 Clarendon County Relay for Life Kick-off, which will be held 6-8 p.m. at the Cypress Center. The event is open to the public. We encourage all cancer survivors to come and take part and see what the American Cancer Society can do for you.

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47 named to CCTC Part-Time President’s List

Posted on January 28, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted by Reader

Forty-seven Clarendon County residents were named to the Central Carolina Technical College Fall 2015 Part-time President’s List this week. The part-time list recognizes students who were enrolled in six to 11 credit hours while achieving a 4.0 GPA for the term.
Students from Clarendon County included Cory M. Barrineau; Kacee A. Bensoussan; April J. Benton; Malorie A. Berry; Jeffrey Bowman; Breanna T. Bradham; Sara N. Briggs; Kathryn J. Bryant; Daisy M. Burgess; Amber L. Butler; Deloris M. Conyers; Sara E. Culclasure; Adrianna N. Dingle; Cloria D. Durant; Ashley L. Estus; Shelby A. Evans; Tonya G. Evans; Brooklyn L. Fort; Norman … Read the rest


Huggins-Lowder engagement

Posted on January 28, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

Brenda Huggins and Marion Huggins, both of Lynchburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Michelle Huggins of Lynchburg to Michael Raleigh Lowder of Turbeville, son of Patti Lowder and the Rev. Michael B. Lowder, both of Turbeville.
The bride-elect graduated from East Clarendon High School and is a senior at Liberty University majoring in special education. She is a full-time student.
The groom-elect graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and is employed with Huggins Family Farm.
A wedding is planned for Sept. 10, 2016, at Tanglewood Plantation of Lynchburg.


Pilot Club takes lunch to Windsor Manor Nursing Facility

Posted on January 28, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon Pilot Club took lunch to the 40 caregivers Jan. 22 at Windsor Manor Nursing Facility in Summerton. It was a gratifying day for the caregivers and Pilot Club members, said member Margaret Robertson. She and other members hope they felt the appreciation from the club for the work they do.


Today in History …

Posted on January 28, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

814 – Charlemagne dies of pleurisy in Aachen as the first Holy Roman Emperor. He is succeeded by his son Louis the Pious as king of the Frankish Empire.
1724 – The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
1871 – Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
1878 – Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates … Read the rest


Paula Lynn Skipper

Posted on January 27, 2016 7:07 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Paula Lynn Skipper, 65, widow of Terry James Shepard, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at her home.
Born February 28, 1950, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Dolphus Leon Skipper and the late Frances Capell Skipper. She was retired from the Piggly Wiggly in Manning, she enjoyed watching detective shows, westerns, old movies and especially John Wayne. She was considered an angel on earth by her family, friends and all who knew her.
She is survived by a son, Jay Shepard (Teresa) of Gable; a daughter, Lynn Shepard (Mike) of Sumter; a brother, Bubba Skipper (Gayle) of … Read the rest


Monarchs fall to Darlington

Posted on January 27, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning High School Monarchs fell Tuesday night 76-68 against Darlington at home.


Tickets still available for Cypress After 5

Posted on January 27, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning native Carrie Anna Strange has been executive director of the Cypress Foundation since Sept. 1, and while she’s headed up several events thus far, her largest starts Friday and continues monthly through April.
Cypress After 5 has been one of the Cypress Foundation’s most popular fundraising events for the last decade, and Strange says this year’s entertainment and food will not disappoint.
“This will be our Sweet 16, because it’s 2016,” she said. “We have new groups and new food features.”
Hospital Director of Public Relations and Cypress After 5 Producer Jeffrey Black agreed.
“This year’s line-up is very … Read the rest


19 named to CCTC full-time President’s List

Posted on January 27, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

Nineteen Clarendon County students were named to the Central Carolina Technical College Fall 2015 Full-time President’s List. For the full-time list, students must achieve a 4.0 GPA in at least 12 semester credit hours.
The students from Clarendon County included Quadri J. Bell; Thomas C. Bryant; Madison L. Coker; Anthony B. Cusaac; Hannah J. Davis; Zachary L. Davis; Amber N. Doughty; Terry Dupre; Cameron C. Friday; Kaylynne A. Green; Matthew C. Harrington; Ryan L. Hinson; Megan L. Mellerson; Jesse A. Surette; Laura E. Thigpen; Jared C. Thompson; Trevor G. Tollison; Flury O. Wilson; and Jabril E. Wilson.


Vote for Forgotten Tails Animal Rescue to win 5,000 meals for its dogs

Posted on January 27, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

Rick and Ginny Turcott are asking the public to visit this link and vote for Forgotten Tails Animal Rescue, a local 501-C(3).
“Voting ends Jan. 31, and you can vote once a day every day until it ends,” said Rick Turcotte. “The winner gets 5,000 free meals for their dogs. Please support our local dog rescue by clicking on the link, scrolling down and clicking vote. You don’t have to fill anything out that’s already done: The rescues are in alphabetical order. Simply scroll down, find Forgotten Tails, and vote.”
Click here to visit the link.


Happy Birthday: Erica and Lauren Peterson

Posted on January 27, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Ronnie and Paulette Peterson would like to wish their two girls very happy birthdays! Lauren Peterson was born Jan. 16, 1990, and Erica was born Jan. 30, 1992. “We are so thankful for you both, so proud and love how God is working through your lives so beautifully. Y’all are so loved!”


Wreck with no injuries at 122NB on I-95

Posted on January 27, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 122 northbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.


New Zion resident keeps fighting after two bouts of breast cancer

Posted on January 27, 2016 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is the second 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. Thursday at the Cypress Center.

Despite battling breast cancer two separate times in the last four years, New Zion resident Mary Howard always keeps a sunny disposition.
“You can either let … Read the rest


Lady Monarchs defeat Darlington

Posted on January 27, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

The Manning High School Lady Monarchs defeated Darlington on Tuesday night, with a score of 40-37.


Today in History …

Posted on January 27, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1302 – Dante Alighieri, the poet and politician, is exiled from Florence, Italy, where he served as one of six priors governing the city.
1825 – The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears”.
1927 – Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
1951 – Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.
1973 – The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming … Read the rest


Woman throws tea at restaurant employee

Posted on January 26, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 28-year-old woman working at a restaurant on Sunset Drive in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 10:43 a.m. Jan. 11 that a 53-year-old Manning woman threw a cup of tea at her about 10:30 a.m. that day.
The employee said the woman had purchased a water cup and began filling the cup with tea, and when the employee approached her about it, the woman “threw the cup at (the employee) and tried to hit (the employee) with her bag.”
The suspect was put on trespass notice for the restaurant.


Local group holds meeting at Weldon

Posted on January 26, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Beta Alpha chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held its November meeting at Weldon Auditorium, where members heard the background information on the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America.
The exhibit also showcased Clarendon County sports with a documentary and exhibits produced by students in Clarendon County.
DKG members and guests were treated to a docent led tour of the exhibit and learned how they can book time slots to bring their classes to view the exhibits. Several of our members also served as docents for the weekly hours the exhibit is open to the public.
Members … Read the rest


Posted on January 26, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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