Monthly Archives: April 2016

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

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Scott’s Branch track teams take second at invitational

Posted on April 11, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

The Scott’s Branch High School track teams both took second Saturday in the Eagle Invitational Track Meet hosted by the school in Summerton. Edisto High School took first place for the boys, with 192.50 points, followed by Scott’s Branch in second with 152 points. For the girls, Colleton County took first place with 198 points, while Scott’s Branch had 126 points for second place. East Clarendon High School’s girls’ team finished fifth with 47 points, while C.E. Murray followed at sixth with 27 points. East Clarendon’s boys’ team came third with 70.5 points, while C.E. Murray came in fifth with … Read the rest


Gallery: Puddin’ Swamp Festivals from the Past

Posted on April 11, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Say hello to Wee Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 Nevaeh Iletha-Mae Pearson

Posted on April 11, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Nevaeh Iletha-Mae Pearson was crowned Wee Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. Anna Katherine Finley was the 1st runner up.


Lions Club fish fry on for two nights during Bass Festival

Posted on April 11, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted by Reader

The Manning Lions Club will hold its annual Fish Fry from 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 21-22 in conjunction with the Striped Bass Festival at the Manning Restaurant. This is the Lions Club’s major fundraiser, and proceeds provide vision services to those in need in Manning and Clarendon County as a whole. The goal this year is to provide vision servies to 55 individuals. The group will also provide free vision screening from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 during the Striped Bass Festival in the Clarendon County Courthouse parking lot.


Say hello to Petite Miss Puddin’ Swamp 2016 Macy Bellamy

Posted on April 11, 2016 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Macy Bellamy was crowned Petite Miss Puddin’ Swamp 2016 on Saturday night at East Clarendon High School. Ella Kate McKenzie was 1st runne rup, while Allie Keith Coker was 2nd runner up. Macy was given the awards for Best Hair and Best Dressed, while Allie was given the awards for Most Photogenic and Most Beautiful.


Posted on April 11, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

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Sheard named MJHS Teacher of the Year

Posted on April 11, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Lanesha S. Sheard has been named the Manning Junior High School Teacher of the Year.
Sheard has five years of teaching experience, all of them with Clarendon School District 2, and she currently teaches seventh and eighth grades at the junior high school.
“The most rewarding part of my career in education is being able to make a difference in the lives of adolescents and building positive relationships with them,” she said. “At such a critical time in their lives, learning about my students and what they feel is important allows me to become a better teacher for them.”
Sheard … Read the rest


Posted on April 11, 2016 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

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Today in History …

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

491 – Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine emperor, with the name of Anastasius I.
1079 – Bishop Stanislaus of Kraków is executed by order of Bolesław II of Poland.
1241 – Batu Khan defeats Béla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Mohi.
1512 – War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna.
1544 – French forces defeat a Spanish army at the Battle of Ceresole.
1689 – William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Great Britain.
1713 – War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne’s War): … Read the rest


Man charged with disorderly conduct after walking in traffic, threatening officer

Posted on April 10, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 40-year-old Manning man was charged with disorderly conduct April 1 after allegedly yelling at and threatening an officer with the Manning Police Department.
According to reports, the man was walking in and out of traffic about 6:20 p.m. in the area of North Brooks Street when he was spotted by a Clarendon County sheriff’s deputy who reported the man to police. Asked how much he’d had to drink, the man answered, “Plenty.” The man allegedly continued to yell at one police officer present and refused to talk. While placing the suspect in the patrol car, police heard the man … Read the rest


Posted on April 10, 2016 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

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Say hello to Little Miss Striped Bass Festival Ashley Rae Hodge

Posted on April 10, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Ashley Rae Hodge was crowned Little Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium. Tiylasia Aniya Samuel was the 1st runner up, while Mary-Esther Ward McCabe was the 2nd runner up.


Coker honored to be selected for Hall

Posted on April 10, 2016 3:03 pm by Ted E. Spencer

Jerry Coker propelled Manning High to soaring heights during his time as an athlete in high school. He went on to travel the roads as a minor league baseball player, and is now a Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Famer.
“I loved every minute of it,” he said. “I gained a lot more from the people around me than they could’ve ever gotten from me.”
During his time in Manning, Coker played under coaches John Thames, Shad Hall, Maxie Knowlton and J.C. Britton, all of whom he holds in high regards.
“They’re all in the hall of fame,” Coker said. … Read the rest


Gallery: Puddin’ Swamp Festivals of the Past

Posted on April 10, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Say hello to Junior Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival 2016 Glorianna Flinchum

Posted on April 10, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Glorianna Flinchum was crowned Junior Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival on Saturday night at East Clarendon High School. Charlie Floyd was the 1st runner-up, while Emily Anderson was the 2nd runner-up.


Say hello to Young Miss Striped Bass Festival Reagan Marie McElveen

Posted on April 10, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Reagan Marie McElveen was crowned Young Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium. Karley Denice Brown was named 1st runner up while Elizabeth Carrie Fleming was 2nd runner up. Emily Porter Davis was given the Most Photogenic Award.


Anderson takes second place for math in Regional Science Fair

Posted on April 10, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

East Clarendon Middle-High School student William Anderson received second place in the Mathematics category of the Junior Division of the Sand Hills Region IV Science Fair. He and other winners were honored Thursday during a program at Francis Marion University. More than 225 students from 14 area schools participated in the science fair.


Posted on April 10, 2016 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

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Say hello to Teen Miss Puddin’ Swamp 2016 Anna Creighton Smith

Posted on April 10, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Anna Creighton Smith was crowned Teen Miss Puddin’ Swamp 2016 on Saturday night at East Clarendon High School. Lilly Blakelyn Coker was named the 1st runner up, while Kyn Mills was named the 2nd runner up. Smith was also given the Most Beautiful Award, while Most Photogenic went to Coker and Best Smile went to Mills.


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