Monthly Archives: April 2017

Kerry Gibbons wins first career start at Sumter Speedway

Posted on April 30, 2017 11:11 pm by Submitted via iPhone

Kerry Gibbons parked his No. 7 Clarendon Auto Parts Chevrolet in victory Lane Saturday at Sumter Speedway. The son of the late Ed Gibbons, a local racing legend, Gibbons gained his first career start in a Dirt Lade Model division. He is pictured here with his brother, Gib Gibbons, left, and his grandfather, Slick Gibbons, right.

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Orangeburg Prep

Posted on April 30, 2017 11:11 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Orangeburg Prep on Friday by a score of 22-1. Eaddy Osteen went 2-1 with an RBI, while Carrie Rickenbaker went 2-1 with two RBI. Randi Lynn Holcombe went 3-2 with two RBI. Breanna HOdge went 3-2 with two RBI.

Lady Monarchs end season with playoff loss against Dillon

Posted on April 30, 2017 11:11 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Manning High School Lady Monarchs’ season came to an end Saturday afternoon as the team suffered a loss to Dillon High School by a score of 16-3 in an elimination game in the District 8 Tournament of the AAA State Playoffs at Dillon. The team finished the season with a 9-10 record.

Wreck with no injuries at First Water

Posted on April 30, 2017 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at first water on S.C. 260 near Lake Shore Drive.

Lake Wind Advisory issued for Clarendon County

Posted on April 30, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for Clarendon County from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. The advisory calls for southwest winds of 15 to 25 knots, with gusts up to 35 knots. Impacts could include strong winds and rough chop that will create hazardous conditions on area lakes.

Joyce Ann Jenkins Williams

Posted on April 30, 2017 12:12 pm by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home

Joyce Ann Jenkins Williams, 68, widow of Donald Williams, died Friday, April 28, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born June 10, 1948, in Duplin County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Willie Jenkins and the late Myrtie Horne Jenkins. She was employed by Levi, Wittenberg, Harritt, Hoefer, and Davis. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a granddaughter, Alexis Turner; and siblings, Chuck Jenkins (Clara), Gerry Domec (Henry), Ed Jenkins (Anne), and Al Jenkins (Sherry). In addition to her parents and husband, Don, she was preceded in death by her beloved son, Mike; and brothers, Sam… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats defeat Northwoods Academy

Posted on April 30, 2017 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated Northwoodws Academy on Thursday in North Charleston by 16-0 after three innings. Lundee Olsen pitched a no-hitter for the Lady Swampcats, striking out six players and walking one. Baylee Elms, Cora Lee Downer, Trinity Harrington, Olivia Coker and Maggie Josey each had two hits for LMA. Josey hit a home run and also had three RBI. Elms, Harrington and Ashton Rogers each hit doubles.

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on April 30, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons… Read the rest

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted on April 30, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email haybrton@gmail.com.

Posted on April 30, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email


Today in History: Sunday, April 30

Posted on April 30, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

311 – The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends. 313 – Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire. 642 – Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops. 1315 – Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon. 1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration. 1513 – Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII. 1517 – Evil May Day xenophobic riots in London begin 1557 – Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed… Read the rest

Corrie Richburg Shaw

Posted on April 29, 2017 6:06 pm by Job’s Mortuary Inc.

Corrie Richburg Shaw, 79, widow of Melvin Shaw Sr., died Friday, April 28, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Dec. 27, 1937, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Mendel Smith and Corrie Moss Richburg. The family will receive friends at the home, 245A W. Williams St. in Sumter. Job’s Mortuary Inc, 312 S. Main St. in Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Ray Holladay Spigner

Posted on April 29, 2017 5:05 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

COLUMBIA – Carolyn Ray Holladay Spigner, 80, wife of Ralph Gordon Spigner Sr., died Friday, April 28, 2017, at Providence Health. Born Feb. 17, 1937, in Charlotte, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Wayne Holladay and Nellie Ray Tobias Holladay. She was a member of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. Survivors besides her husband of Columbia include a daughter, Carol Doonan (Keith); a son, Ralph G. “Ral” Spigner, Jr. (Sandra), both of Columbia; a brother, Wayne Holladay (Edith); a sister, Joyce Hardy (George), both of Manning; five grandchildren, Will Gillespie (Lauren), Scott Gillespie, Catherine Gillespie, Macie… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch receives accolades after State Department visit

Posted on April 29, 2017 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Educators with the state Department of Education recently visited Scott’s Branch High School to observe that entity’s implementation of the latest project-based learning strategies. The group, which visited April 6, was the second of three teams that will visit the school this spring. “Scott’s Branch New Tech students and teachers continue to amaze visitors who visit classes to witness the 21st century learning environment,” said Clarendon School District 1 Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder. “This school’s program is a cutting-edge program that visitors are constantly coming to observe. They are discovering the secret of Scott’s Branch’s success.” Wilder said in a… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats defeat Orangeburg Prep

Posted on April 29, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated Orangeburg Prep on Friday night away from home by a final score of 15-1. Cora Lee Downer went 4-3, with one RBI, while Abbie Beard went 4-2 with two RBI. Brooke Ward also went 4-3 with 5 RBI. Trinity Harrington hit a home run. Liz Hussey picked up the win on the mound, pitching all five innings and allowing just one run on three hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.

CDC to hold Gigantic Yard Sale, iPad drawing

Posted on April 29, 2017 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a gigantic yard sale and iPad drawing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 next to the Clarendon County Council on Aging on South Church Street. Participants in the drawing do not have to be present to win. There will be men, women and children’s clothes, housewares and other items at the yard sale. If you would like to donate gently used items to the yard sale or make a donation, please call (803) 435-6639 to schedule a time to drop-off items and donations. The Clarendon County CDC is a non-profit… Read the rest

JV Lady Swapcats defeat Wilson Hall

Posted on April 29, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats softball team defeated Wilson Hall on Thursday night by a final score of 8-0 at home. Eaddy Osteen was 4-2 with one RBI, while Cakhi Fowler and Breanna Boykin were each 3-2. Fowler had three RBI as well. Randi Lynn Holcombe was 2-2, as was McKenzie Truett, with Truett having one RBI.

Louise J. Wilson

Posted on April 29, 2017 2:02 am by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel

NEPTUNE, New Jersey – Louise J. Wilson, widow of the late William J. Wilson, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at the Imperial Healthcare Center in Neptune. Born April 22, 1935, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Julian and Cannie (Amos) Wilson Sr. and the stepdaughter of the late Lillie Briggs Durant. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the family plot in the Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church cemetery, 7827 Paxville Highway, where the Rev. Arkus Frierson officiated. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.flemingdelaine.com or sent to flemingdelaine@aol.com. Fleming and DeLaine… Read the rest

Posted on April 29, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email


Keller, Shaffer crowned King, Queen at Clarendon Hall Prom

Posted on April 29, 2017 1:01 am by Submitted via Email

Will Keller, left, and Keri Shaffer, right, were named Clarendon Hall 2017 Prom King and Queen, respectively, recently.

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