Monthly Archives: March 2017

Blackwell receives Most Photogenic, Best Dressed in Teen Puddin’ Swamp Pageant

Posted on March 28, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Sullivan Blackwell received awards Saturday for being the Most Photogenic and Best Dressed in the Teen Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Pageant held at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. More winners will be posted throughout the week, along with galleries of contestants. We ask that parents remain patient while we get everyone up.


Ford-Lee named MECC Teacher of the Year

Posted on March 28, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Colonda Ford-Lee has worked with Clarendon School District 2 for about nine years altogether.
She began her time with the district as a first-grade teacher at Manning Early Childhood Center in January 2004. After a four-year stint in Spartanburg School District 7 as a first-grade teacher after her husband, a minister, was transferred to the upstate, Ford-Lee returned to Clarendon School District 2 and Manning Early Childhood Center.
Last week, her school recognized her as its Teacher of the Year.
“I was in utter disbelief,” said Ford-Lee. “I was overwhelmed and excited at the same time when they came and … Read the rest


LMA softball B-team defeats Colleton Prep

Posted on March 28, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy girls’ B-team defeated Colleton Prep on Monday at home by a score of 18-7. Malorie Spiegel had three hits, including an inside-the-park Grand Slam. She had six RBI Laura Betts Brogdon had three hits, and Lindsey Barwick had two hits. Both had one RBI. Callie Thompson and Payton Davis each had a hit with two RBI. Gracyn Nalley had a sacrifice with an RBI. Malorie Spiegel was the winning pitcher, having five strike outs. The team’s record is now 2-3-1. The team will play Tuesday against Hammond in a double-header.


Say hello to Petite Miss Puddin’ Swamp 2nd Runner-up Maggie Jones

Posted on March 28, 2017 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Maggie Jones was named 2nd runner-up on Saturday in the Petite Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Pageant held at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. She was also voted Best Smile. More winners will be posted throughout the week, along with galleries of contestants. We ask that parents remain patient while we get everyone up.


Posted on March 28, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email


Floyd completes FBI National Academy program

Posted on March 28, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Facebook

S.C. Highway Patrol Lt. B.K. Floyd Jr., a Turbeville resident, completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy program March 17 in Quantico, Virginia. It is a 10-week training program for police executives from all over the world, and encompasses a rigorous academic and physical fitness program. Floyd is now “a member of an elite law enforcement fraternity nationwide,” according to the program. Only 1 percent of law enforcement officers are selected for the program.


Limited edition Final Four bobblehead unveiled

Posted on March 28, 2017 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled today a limited edition bobblehead to commemorate the 2017 Final Four, which will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Each bobblehead features the classic vintage basketball design with the official Final Four logo and is limited to 144 pieces. The bobbleheads are only available in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store.
The Final Four is being played in the Phoenix area for the first time, and will feature the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, the Gonzaga Bulldogs, the Oregon Ducks and … Read the rest


Gallery: Mini Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Contestants

Posted on March 28, 2017 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Paisley Weatherford was crowned Mini Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival 2017 on Saturday afternoon at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. Charleston Hodge was named 1st runner-up, and was also voted Best Hair and Most Photogenic. Willow Bateman was the 2nd runner-up, and Alana Howard was voted 3rd runner-up. Most Beautiful, Best Smile and Best Dressed went to Paisley Weatherford. Princess Awards were presented to Hannah Gardner, Brynleigh Brasington, Raven Crawford, Camilla Gardner and Katheryn Cox. More winners will be posted throughout the week, along with galleries of contestants. We ask that parents remain patient while we get everyone up.


News from Summerton Early Childhood Center

Posted on March 28, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Summerton Early Childhood Center held its first St. Patrick’s Day “Sock Hop” on March 17. The students were given a lesson on the history of St. Patrick’s Day. Faculty, staff and students wore green, as well as “sock hop” attire.
Report card pickup/parent visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. A light dinner will be served for those who attend.Awards Day will be held Friday, with kindergarten at 12:30 p.m. and first and second grades at 1:30 p.m.
– Beverly Spry


OK Food Inc. recalls breaded chicken products due to possible foreign matter contamination

Posted on March 28, 2017 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

OK Food Inc. announced Monday the recall of about 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products that officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service believe could be contaminated with extraneous materials.
The ready-to-eat breaded chicken items were produced on various dates between Dec. 19, 2016, through March 7. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7092” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
OK Foods received five consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in ready-to-eat chicken products by the FSIS inspection personnel during verification activities before … Read the rest


Say hello to Baby Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival 1st Runner-up Kinglsey Conroy

Posted on March 28, 2017 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Kingsley Conroy was named 1st runner-up on Saturday afternoon in the Baby Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Pageant held at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. More winners will be posted throughout the week.


Graduation application date looms for CCTC students

Posted on March 28, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Graduation applications for May and August graduates are due by April 3. The application can be submitted online through myCCTC or a paper copy can be downloaded from the Forms Library on www.cctech.edu and turned in to the Student Records Office. Detailed graduation information will be mailed to upcoming graduates in April. For more information, contact Carmen Davis at (803) 778-7871.


Say hello to Petite Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival 3rd Runner-up Ella Kate McKenzie

Posted on March 28, 2017 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Ella Kate McKenzie was named 3rd runner-up on Saturday in the Petite Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Pageant held at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. More winners will be posted throughout the week, along with galleries of contestants. We ask that parents remain patient while we get everyone up.


Say hello to Junior Miss Puddin’ Swamp 2nd Runner-up Merrietta Floyd

Posted on March 28, 2017 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Merrietta Floyd was named 2nd runner-up on Saturday in the Junior Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Pageant held at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. More winners will be posted throughout the week, along with galleries of contestants. We ask that parents remain patient while we get everyone up.


Today in History: Tuesday, March 28

Posted on March 28, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

AD 37 – Roman emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
193 – Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
364 – Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
1566 – The foundation stone of Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is laid by Jean Parisot de Valette, Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
1776 – Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
1794 – Allies under Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld … Read the rest


Say hello to Precious Miss Puddin’ Swamp 1st Runner-up Paislee Bevell

Posted on March 27, 2017 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Paislee Bevell was named 1st runner-up on Saturday in the Precious Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Pageant held at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. She was also voted Best Hair. More winners will be posted throughout the week, along with galleries of contestants. We ask that parents remain patient while we get everyone up.


Gallery: Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Pageant Contestants

Posted on March 27, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Madelyn Heathcott was crowned Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival 2017 on Saturday night at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. Anna Logan Hicks was 1st runner-up, while Delaney Cranshaw was 2nd runner-up and Kimmie McCall was 3rd runner-up. Heathcott was also voted Most Beautiful. Hicks was voted Best Hair. Cranshaw received three awards, including Best Smile, Most Photogenic and Best Dressed.


Say hello to Mini Miss Puddin’ Swamp 1st Runner-up Charleston Hodge

Posted on March 27, 2017 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Charleston Hodge was named 1st runner-up in the Mini Miss Puddin’ Swamp Pageant held Saturday at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. She was also voted Best Hair and Most Photogenic. More winners will be posted throughout the week, along with galleries of contestants. We ask that parents remain patient while we get everyone up.


Say hello to Teen Miss Striped Bass Festival 3rd Runner-up Emily Holmes

Posted on March 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Emily Holmes was named 3rd runner-up on Saturday in the Teen Miss Striped Bass Festival Pageant held at East Clarendon High School. More winners will be posted throughout the week.


Evening Weather: Monday, March 27

Posted on March 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low of about 58. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


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