Monthly Archives: March 2016

Spring turkey season forecast fair: New seasons and bag limit in place

Posted on March 12, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for South Carolina’s economy.
Legislation passed by the General Assembly last year sets new season dates and bag limits on private lands. Season dates for private lands are now March 20 to May 5 statewide. For all Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) where turkey hunting is allowed the season will continue to open on April 1 as it traditionally has, but will close on May 5. The statewide bag limit is now three gobblers per hunter with no more … Read the rest


Posted on March 12, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Wreck with tow truck kills driver on I-95

Posted on March 12, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is still investigating a fatal wreck that happened about 10:07 p.m. Friday at the 102 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.
Sgt. Bob Beres said the driver of a 2009 Honda Accord was killed in the wreck, which occurred when the Accord ran into the back of a 1997 International tow truck as the latter slowed down near the 102 mile-marker.
He said both drivers involved in the wreck were wearing seatbelts. He said the 63-year-old tow truck driver was not injured.
He said the Highway Patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the … Read the rest


Brunson-Matthews engagement

Posted on March 12, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted by Reader

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wentworth Brunson III of Alcolu announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Brooks Brunson, to Kenneth Graison Matthews, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Legrand Matthews of Alcolu.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lois Ann Hardy of Alcolu and the late James Theron Hardy, formerly of Turbeville, and Mrs. Clarence Wentworth Brunson Jr. of Alcolu and the late Mr. Clarence Wentworth Brunson Jr., formerly of Alcolu. She graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and received a bachelor of arts in speech pathology from Columbia College, along with a master’s degree in speech and language from … Read the rest


Posted on March 12, 2016 7:07 am by Ted E. Spencer

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JV Lady Swampcats fall to Greys Academy

Posted on March 12, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats fell 5-2 on Thursday to Greys Academy away from home. Caroline Robinson and Maggie Josey each scored one point.


Getting to Know Miss Clarendcon 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on March 12, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Columbia resident Sara Levitt was crowned Feb. 6 as Miss Clarendon Teen 2016, and will represent Clarendon County in June in the Miss South Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant. She is a junior at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, and manninglive.com will feature several snippets with her throughout the coming weeks so we can get to know her a little better.
Sara is no stranger to pageants, having been both Miss Sophomore and Miss Junior at her high school.
She said she competed in Miss Clarendon “to put (herself) out of her comfort zone and make a difference by sharing … Read the rest


David Felder

Posted on March 12, 2016 3:03 am by Summerton Funeral Service

David “Rat” Felder, 69, died Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born June 22, 1946, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late John Thomas Felder and Heddie Robinson Felder.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, formerly Scott’s Branch Middle School, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton. Dr. William T. Johnson will bring words of consolation.
A viewing was held Friday at the funeral home.
The famiy will receive friends at the home, 1092 Wilson Road in Summerton.
Online condolences may be left at www.summertonfuneralhome.com.… Read the rest


Word of God Ministry to hold special service

Posted on March 12, 2016 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

The Word of God Ministry, 133 Old Forreston Road in Gre3eleyville, will hold the Seven Last Words of Christ Evangelistic Serivce at 7 p.m. March 25. Dr. Willie L. McClary is the pastor and Evangelist Esther Williams is the host.


Today in History …

Posted on March 12, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

538 – Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius.
1550 – Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile.
1622 – Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church.
1689 – The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
1811 – Peninsular War: A day after a successful rearguard action, … Read the rest


Posted on March 11, 2016 10:10 pm by Ted E. Spencer

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Swampcats defeat Monarchs, Wolverines on golf course

Posted on March 11, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy golf team defeated both Manning High and East Clarendon high schools on Thursday at Wyboo Golf Club in Manning.
The Swampcats’ final score was 171, with Burke Mishoe and Van Gardner each scoring 42, Grant Kinlaw scoring 43 and Rutledge Durant scoring 44.
Manning High, who hosted the match, came in second with a final score of 173. Jacob Richburg scored 39, while McArthur Bennett scored 40, Hunter White scored 46 and Robert Dykes scored 48.
East Clarendon came in third with a total score of 190. Reilly Goff scored 41, Joeseph Coker scored 45, Josh … Read the rest


Wreck on Paxville Highway at truck stop

Posted on March 11, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck on Paxville Highway in front of the truck stop. Traffic may be slower during this time.


LMA falls to Hammond at Shannon Green’s

Posted on March 11, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy golf team fell Tuesday to Hammond at Shannon Green’s Golf Club in Manning.
LMA hosted the game, with scores from Burke Mishoe (38), Van Gardner (40), Rutledge Durant (42) and Grant Kinlaw (44).
Freshman golfer Bronson Myers of Hammond had the low round of the match and was named medalist for the event, posting a nine-hole score of 3 under 33. Of special note, lady golfers may now play on the men’s team, but they are required to play the same tees as the male golfers.
The final score was 2 over 146 for Hammond, and


Liquid cocaine valued at $500K found during traffic stop

Posted on March 11, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office seized eight bottles – 19.5 pounds – of clear liquid cocaine during a traffic stop on Feb. 28.
Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said deputies made a traffic stop on a commercial bus on Interstate 95, and obtained consent to deploy K-9 Ruin on the luggage compartment area.
“Ruin was deployed and gave positive alert on a suitcase,” said Garrett said.
He said the street value of the liquid cocaine is about $500,000.
“The owner of the suitcase, Patricio Arguello of New York, was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine,” Garrett said.


Darby resigns from Chamber

Posted on March 11, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Christina Darby handed in her resignation Thursday to the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.
Darby, a Summerton native, had served as executive director since winter 2015, and had previously served as assistant to former director Dawn Griffith since spring 2014.
“All of you have become my friends and I will always treasure your friendship and support,” Darby said. “From my heart, I have tried to tell the story of our wonderful way of life in Clarendon County. Thank you for the opportunity to be of service.”
Chamber President Pro Prothro said that the board met Thursday when Darby turned in … Read the rest


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on March 11, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

New Zion native Drue Floyd is now in her second month as Miss Clarendon 2016.
Manninglive.com will be posting these little blurbs throughout the next few weeks and months so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June.
Floyd said if she could choose to have lunch with one celebrity, it would be American Idol Season 4 winner and country music star Carrie Underwood.
“She has managed to carry herself with grace throughout her years of being famous, and that is an important, but hard quality to keep,” said Floyd. “My teen queen, … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on March 11, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

222 – Emperor Elagabalus is assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a revolt. Their mutilated bodies are dragged through the streets of Rome before being thrown into the Tiber.
1387 – Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
1641 – Guaraní forces living in the Jesuit reductions defeat bandeirantes loyal to the Portuguese Empire at the Battle of Mbororé in present-day Panambí, Argentina.
1649 – The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
1702 – The Daily Courant, England’s first national … Read the rest


10 pounds marijuana, $120K in cash seized during traffic stop

Posted on March 10, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Sheriff said a traffic stop made by deputies on Wednesday led to one arrest and the seizure of 10 pounds of marijuana.
Garrett said Tonal Patricio Sanhez Olmedo was charged with trafficking in marijuana. About $120,982 in cash was also seized.


Wreck at Racoon Road, J.C. Britton Park

Posted on March 10, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck in the 3000 block of Raccoon Road at J.C. Britton Park in Manning. There are no reported injuries.


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