Monthly Archives: May 2016

Gallery: Swampcats fall to Wilson Hall

Posted on May 17, 2016 8:08 am by Breanna Bradham

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats lost to Wilson Hall 6-2 on Monday in the first round of the state championships. The team plays again today.

Mobile Library Schedule: Tuesday, May 17

Posted on May 17, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today at the Turbeville IGA.

Santee Summer Ministry back for 47th year

Posted on May 17, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Edwin Boyle Santee Summer Ministry, colloquially known as “boat church,” will be back for its 47th year starting 9:30 a.m. May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend) and continuing at the same time through Sept. 9 (Labor Day weekend). The meetings will be held at 1098 Lemon Ave. in Manning, across from Camp Bob Cooper.

Today in History …

Posted on May 17, 2016 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1395 – Battle of Rovine, Wallachians defeat an invading Ottoman army.
1521 – Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason.
1536 – George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford and four other men are executed for treason.
1536 – The annulment of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage.
1590 – Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
1642 – Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve (1612–1676) founds the Ville Marie de Montréal.
1673 – Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Quebec.
1792 – The New … Read the rest

Lady Wolverines fall to Dixie in first round of state

Posted on May 16, 2016 8:08 pm by Submitted via Facebook

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines lost 3-0 on Monday night to Dixie in the first game of the state championship finals, but will have another chance Wednesday at home against the same team.

Lady Swampcats fall to Thomas Sumter

Posted on May 16, 2016 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats fell 5-2 on Monday night to Thomas Sumter Academy away from home. This was the first game for the team in the state finals. They will play Thomas Sumter at 5 p.m. Tuesday at home.

Local farmer urges others to support House, Senate overrides of Haley’s farm bill veto

Posted on May 16, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Calling $40 million in farm aid approved by state legislators earlier in the spring “an unprecedented bailout for a single industry affected by last year’s flooding,” Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed the bill Monday.
State legislators overwhelmingly agreed to send the aid to farmers whose crops were damaged in October’s historic rainfall and flooding.
Haley had previously vowed to veto the proposed spending for farmers. She said it is unfair to other industries that suffered from the flood. The bill, however, passed both the state Senate and House with veto-proof majorities, meaning lawmakers can override Haley’s veto.
New Zion farmer Jeremy … Read the rest

Woman reports $1,000 misuse of credit card at Columbia dentist’s office

Posted on May 16, 2016 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

A 34-year-old Manning woman told the Manning Police Department about 4 p.m. April 1 that an unknown individual charged about $1,000 to her credit card for orthodontic services in Columbia about Feb. 16, 2016.
Ultimately, the office was able to identify the person using the card as a 25-year-old Vance woman.
The victim was advised to seek a warrant.

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Elizabeth Levitt

Posted on May 16, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Elizabeth Levitt said her favorite style of music is jazz.
“I love singing jazzy tones more than anything as well,” she said. “Norah Jones would have to be one of my favorite jazz singers. I listen to her Pandora station every day.”

Grady Lee Quinn II

Posted on May 16, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Grady Lee Quinn II, 60, died earlier this month in Goose Creek.
He was a son of the late Jacqueline Touchberry Prescott and the late James David Quinn.
He is survived by a brother, David Quinn (Kelly) of Six Mile; two sisters, Deborah Quinn Mathis (Doug) and Traci Quinn, both of Sumter; a niece, Sarah McKenzie Quinn-Barnett; a nephew, Stephen Douglas Mathis; a stepsister, Pam Thompson (Larry) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and two half-siblings, Tony and Sharon Quinn, both of Florida.
Lee was born May 25, 1955, in Rock Hill. He graduated from Sumter High School and attended Clemson University. … Read the rest

Voter Registration now taking in-person absentee votes

Posted on May 16, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Voter Registration Office, 411 Sunset Drive in Manning, is now open for in-person absentee voting. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Voters may vote absentee in-person until 5 p.m. June 13, the day before the June primaries.

MHS releases parking diagram for June 4 commencement

Posted on May 16, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Administrators at Manning High School have announced the school’s parking plan for 2016 commencement ceremonies, which will be held 8:30 a.m. June 4 in the school’s Ramsey Stadium.
“There will be designated parking spaces for graduates and guests,” said Coach Franklin D. Ladson. “Graduates only will be allowed to park in the back of the school behind the gymnasium.”
Ladson said each graduate will have one parking pass and must present that pass to park behind the gym.
“Parents, friends and guests of graduates will park in the student parking lot next to the tennis courts,” Ladson noted. “Overflow parking … Read the rest

Tolerance or choice

Posted on May 16, 2016 12:12 pm by Lynn Welch

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with deep compassion and sorrow that I make the following announcement. To all, male and female adult readers, if you have ever used a public restroom designed for more than one occupant at a time, you have likely already shared this restroom with a transgender person. Yes, really. But should it be an accepted daily occurrence?
We, as human beings, share so many traits in common. What we put in our bodies, and the wasteful part of what must come back out of our bodies. We cannot control the whens and the whats. At best, … Read the rest

Prayer House Mission to install elder May 28

Posted on May 16, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Prayer House Mission Church, 1076 Bald Eagle Road in Summerton, invisted you to join them for worship and the official ordination service of Minister Michael Bennett to the call of edler at 6 p.m. May 28. Eartha B. Carter is the host pastor.

Scott’s Branch senior awarded David and Shirley Manley Memorial Art Scholarship

Posted on May 16, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Scott’s Branch High School senior Kwaneisha Walton was named recently as the 2016 recipient of the David and Shirley Manley Memorial Art Scholarship, which is given each spring by the Lake Marion Artisans group.
Walton is a student of Tarleton Blackwell’s advanced art class at Scott’s Branch High School.
The scholarship is competitive and is awarded to an area senior in high school who shows exceptional talent in art and who will be attending college upon graduation.
David and Shirley Manley were artists and faithful members of Lake Marion Artisans.
Artisans President Judy Latham made the presentation Saturday at a … Read the rest

Manning resident joins hog genetics firm

Posted on May 16, 2016 10:10 am by Staff

Manning resident Jamie Williams has joined the genetic sales and technical group for Genesus, a world-leader in the science of the genetics of hog cultivation.
Williams will be responsible for the southeast region for the company. He joins Genesus from a previous position as sales representative on the East Coast with Merck/Harris vaccines. He has also served as overall production manager of Bethany Swine Management in Illinois, which has a Genesus multiplier for their 26,000 sow system. He also had senior production responsibilities with Prestige Farms, Professional Swine Management and Orangeburg Foods.
“After years of working with numerous types of … Read the rest

Clarendon 1 to hold Evening with the Superintendent

Posted on May 16, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Clarendon School District 1 invites you to attend an Evening with the Superintendent, Dr. Rose H. Wilder, at 6 p.m. today at the Clarendon 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton.

South Carolina NAACP hosts celebration to promote education equity

Posted on May 16, 2016 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following ran Sunday on

The South Carolina NAACP played a large role in advocating for the removal of the Confederate flag off South Carolina State House grounds last July. The group now is shifting its priorities to shoring up inequalities in education across the state.

“Last year, we ended a protracted campaign, which addressed a symbol that divided South Carolinians and diminished our capacity to work together for the common good of society,” said Lonnie Randolph Jr., president of the South Carolina State Conference NAACP. “That victory has allowed us to place additional focus on … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Monday, May 16

Posted on May 16, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 1-3 p.m. today at Wee Academy Daycare in Manning.

Area students graduate from Coastal Carolina

Posted on May 16, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Several area students were part of graduation ceremonies at Coastal Carolina University’s spring commencement, which saw more than 1,100 students receive degrees.
April Floyd from Manning graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in elementary education, while Jecquea Brown of Olanta graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology. Nearby Sumter residents receiving degrees included Bruce Dawson, bachelor of science in business administration in accounting; Ja Keon Green, bachelor of science in business administration in accounting; Armonte Harvin, bachelor of arts in psychology; Julius Hinton, bachelor of arts in political science; and Devin Johnson, bachelor of science in … Read the rest


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