Monthly Archives: February 2017

Pinewood student named to Piedmont Merit List

Posted on February 20, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

GREENWOOD – Pinewood resident Johnny L. Porter was named to the Piedmont Technical College Fall 2016 Merit List. The list recognizes students who are registered for six to 11 credit hours and have earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

Shamara Brunson win’s St. Paul Spelling Bee

Posted on February 20, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

St. Paul Elementary School is proud to recognize Shamara Brunson as the school’s spelling bee winner. She represented the school at the Pee Dee Regional Spelling Bee on Feb. 6.

CCU names Dean’s List

Posted on February 20, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Six Clarendon residents were among more than 2,250 students who made the Coastal Carolina University Fall 2016 Dean’s List.
To qualify for the Dean’s List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 GPA, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA. All students must be enrolled full time.
The Dean’s List includes Kishona Avant, Jordan Carter, Cory Leonard and Grace Surette, all of Manning; Trevor Bird of Summerton; and Brandon Shaw of Turbeville.

Local student qualifies for Duke gifted program

Posted on February 20, 2017 4:04 am by Sharon Hall

Sixth-grader Mac McCabe is on the path to success and looking forward to furthering his achievements.
McCabe was invited to join the fourth- to sixth-grade talent search for gifted students, which was sponsored by Duke University’s Talent Identification Program.
After taking pre-qualification testing for the award, McCabe qualified in the areas of science and two areas in mathematics.
McCabe received a letter from the program stating that, due to his excellent performance in his school’s standardized testing, he qualified to participate in the talent search through Duke University. The program designed to challenge and inspire gifted students was a welcome … Read the rest

Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

Posted on February 20, 2017 3:03 am by Staff Reports

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.
Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need firsthand. His wife required 12 units of blood during emergency surgery following the birth of their son.
“If … Read the rest

Relay for Life Kickoff scheduled for Feb. 28

Posted on February 20, 2017 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Committee will hold its annual Relay for Life Kickoff at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Manning United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Cure!” The event is open to the public, and survivors are encouraged to attend and register with the American Cancer Society.

Today in History: Monday, Feb. 20

Posted on February 20, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1339 – The Milanese army and the St. George’s (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago.
1472 – Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
1547 – Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
1685 – René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas.
1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by United States President George Washington.
1798 – Louis-Alexandre Berthier … Read the rest

Lady Swampcats end season with loss to Pinewood Prep

Posted on February 19, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Lady Swampcats ended their season on Friday night with a 57-35 loss against Pinewood Prep. Lexi Bennett led the team with 11 points, while Cora Lee Downer had nine points. Katherine Burns and Brooke Bennett each scored four points. Sarah Knight Nalley had three points, and Brooke Ward and Mason Ham both scored one point each.

Dorothy Long Wilson

Posted on February 19, 2017 8:08 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Dorothy “Dot” Long Wilson, 94, widow of Robert “Ears” Ernest Wilson, Jr. died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Morningside Assisted Living.
Born Oct. 6, 1922, in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Otimas Long and Ola Culbertson Long. She was a member of Manning United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Manning Women’s Tennis Team.
Survivors include a son, Robert E. Wilson III (Kelly) of McClellanville; a daughter, Dorothy Victoria “Vicki” Wilson of Anderson; two grandchildren, Robert E. Wilson IV and Erica Salek Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Jack Salek and Wilson Salek.
A memorial service … Read the rest

Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science

Posted on February 19, 2017 8:08 pm by Sharon Hall

Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S.
The scientists, some dressed in white lab coats, called on President Donald Trump’s administration to recognize evidence of climate change and take action on various environmental issues.
Geoffrey Supran, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who studies renewable energy solutions to climate change, said scientists are responding to the Trump administration’s “anti-science rhetoric.”
“We’re really trying to send a message today to Mr. Trump … Read the rest

Posted on February 19, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Library to close for Presidents Day

Posted on February 19, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close Feb. 20 for Presidents Day, and will reopen from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 21. The library’s book-drop will be available for the return of unrestricted materials. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Today in History: Sunday, Feb. 19

Posted on February 19, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

197 – Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
356 – Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
1594 – Having already inherited the throne of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagiellon of Poland in 1587, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592.
1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
1649 – The … Read the rest

Evening Weather: Saturday, Feb. 18

Posted on February 18, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

A chance of showers, mainly before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Sargento recalls select cheese products

Posted on February 18, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

Sargento Foods Inc. has recalled a specialty cheese due to potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have yet been reported.
The company reported Friday that its supplier, Deutsch Kase Hause LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, notified it that a Longhorn Colby cheese supplied to the national chain could be contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria, which is responsible for an estimated 1,600 illnesses and 260 deaths in the United States each year.
The affected retail products include 6.84-ounce packages of Sargento ultra thin sliced Longhorn Colby cheese with “sell by” dates of April 12, 2017, and May 10, 2017; and eight-ounce … Read the rest

Library to close for Presidents Day

Posted on February 18, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close Feb. 20 for Presidents Day, and will reopen from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 21. The library’s book-drop will be available for the return of unrestricted materials. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Red Cross volunteers deploy to California to help compromised spillway

Posted on February 18, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

The American Red Cross continues to feed and shelter people in California where authorities have lifted the mandatory evacuation order for almost 200,000 people near the Oroville Dam spillway. Three Red Cross volunteers from South Carolina are deploying to California to assist as even though the risk has been reduced, the region is expected to see several inches of rain in the next few days. Red Cross workers will remain in place in the event that anyone has to evacuate their homes again.
The Red Cross volunteers deploying from South Carolina will be providing families a safe, dry place to … Read the rest

Morning Weather: Saturday, Feb. 18

Posted on February 18, 2017 3:03 am by Staff Reports

Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph.

FBI: White supremacist talked of Dylann Roof-type attack

Posted on February 18, 2017 1:01 am by Jeffrey Collins

A white supremacist with felony convictions in South Carolina bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent, telling the agent he planned an attack in “the spirit of Dylann Roof,” authorities said Thursday.

Benjamin McDowell, 29, was arrested in Myrtle Beach shortly after buying the .40-caliber Glock and ammunition for $109 from the agent who picked him up at his mother’s house, then took him to his grandfather’s house to get the money, FBI agent Grant Lowe wrote in an affidavit.

McDowell didn’t have a specific target in mind, once telling the undercover agent he might just shoot at a … Read the rest

Today in History: Saturday, Feb. 18

Posted on February 18, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

3102 BC – Death of Krishna & the beginning of Kali Yuga.
1229 – The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.
1268 – The Livonian Order is defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere.
1332 – Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
1478 – George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.… Read the rest


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