Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hospital District to meet Tuesday

Posted on April 2, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email


Lewis Brice to perform at Puddin’ Swamp Festival

Posted on April 2, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Nashville recording artist Lewis Brice, a Sumter native, will be the featured entertainment for the second night of the Puddin’ Swamp Festival, performing at 8 p.m. April 7 on the main stage on Village Square. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and dancing shoes.


Video: Judge Dingle crowned Clarendon Cover Girls winner

Posted on April 2, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Manning Chief Magistrate Judge James “Judge Jingle” Dingle was crowned Saturday night as the 1st Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant winner. The event was a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.


Lady Swampcats defeat Florence Christin

Posted on April 2, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated Florence Christian on Friday away from home by a score of 12-5. Baylee Elms, Cora Lee Downer and Maggie Josey were each 4-2, while Trinity Harrington was 3-2, with three RBI. Ashton Rogers and Taylor Lea had two RBI, and Abbie Beard, Olivia Coker and Maggie Josey had one RBI each.


Posted on April 2, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email


Graduation application deadline looms for CCTC students

Posted on April 2, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

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.


Summerton resident named to Clemson President’s List

Posted on April 2, 2017 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Summerton resident Rachel Marie Carlton was named to the Clemson University Fall 2016 President’s List. She is majoring in biological sciences.
To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) GPA.


Today in History: Sunday, April 2

Posted on April 2, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

670 – The second Shia Imam Hassan ibn Ali passes away after being poisoned
1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now the United States state of Florida.
1755 – Commodore William James captures the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
1800 – Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
1801 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen: The British capture the Danish fleet.
1851 – Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.
1863 … Read the rest


Ceth Land named 1st runner-up in Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant

Posted on April 1, 2017 11:11 pm by Kedrick Johnson

Land, Parker and Welch attorney Ceth Land, left became “MaryLand MonRoe” on Saturday night on the way to being named 1st runner-up in the 1st Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant held as a fundraiser for Clarendon Habitat for Humanity. He is shown here with winner Judge James “Judge Jingle” Dingle, right, and host Jeffrey Black, center. Photography was provided by Star5 Photography owner Kedrick Johnson.


Judge Dingle wins 1st Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant

Posted on April 1, 2017 10:10 pm by Kedrick Johnson

Judge James “Judge Jingle” Dingle was crowned the winner of the Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant held Saturday night at Palmetto Air Plantation as a fundraiser for Clarendon Habitat for Humanity. Dingle and 16 other contestants helped raise more than $18,000 through sponsorships and votes for the pageant. Photography was provided by Star5 Photography owner Kedrick Johnson. Check back throughout the rest of the weekend for more photos of our “beauties.”


Posted on April 1, 2017 9:09 pm by Holly McCabe


SAFE re-elects 2, adds new member to board

Posted on April 1, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

SAFE Federal Credit Union members returned two incumbent members to the board of directors and added one new member in its annual board election.
Paul Holder and Kay Oldhouser Davis were re-elected, and Melinda Carr was newly elected to the board.
Holder has been a board of directors member since 2005. He is a retired public relations representative for Farmers Telephone Co-op. and is active in local civic organizations.
Davis has been on the board since 1998 and has served as chairwoman for several terms during that tenure. She is a retired University of South Carolina Sumter academic administrator and … Read the rest


Not too late to see the Cover Girls

Posted on April 1, 2017 7:07 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The stage is set and our “beauties” are almost ready. It’s not too late to come out and see who will wear the crown at Habitat for Humanity’s Clarendon Cover Girls. The event is at the Palmetto Air Plantation off Alex Harvin Highway. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple.


New Zion man makes bond on attempted murder, robbery charges

Posted on April 1, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

A New Zion man charged in Orangeburg County with attempted murder and robbery was released Friday from jail there after posting bond.
An Orangeburg County magistrate judge granted Lance Michael Miller, 46, of 4773 Newman Branch Road in New Zion, a $10,000 cash or surety bond on the attempted murder charge and a $5,000 cash or surety bond on the robbery charge Friday morning.
Miller was arrested Thursday, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office, for his alleged role in shooting three or four shots at a male victim March 20 at a home in the 1300 block of Pear … Read the rest


Posted on April 1, 2017 4:04 pm by Submitted by Reader


JV Lady Saints defeat Dorchester Academy

Posted on April 1, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity Lady Saints traveled Friday to Dorchester Academy and came away with a two-inning win by 27-3 to run its record to 10-1 on the season. May Rogan led the offense by going 4-4. Amberly Way and McKenley Wells were 2-2 with three RBI each, and Bailey Corbett and Hadleigh McIntosh were 3-4 each. Way also got her 10th win of the season on the mound with three strike outs. The JV Lady Saints will travel Monday to Holly Hill, where they will play at 5 p.m.


Hospital District to meet Tuesday

Posted on April 1, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email


Lewis Brice to perform at Puddin’ Swamp Festival

Posted on April 1, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Facebook

Nashville recording artist Lewis Brice, a Sumter native, will be the featured entertainment for the second night of the Puddin’ Swamp Festival, performing at 8 p.m. April 7 on the main stage on Village Square. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and dancing shoes.


And then there was GPS

Posted on April 1, 2017 4:04 am by Sharon Hall

We all now have global positioning systems on our smart phones. For a person like me, who has zero sense of direction, this was a godsend.
This is thanks to three men: Roger L. Easton, Ivan A. Getting and Bradford Parkinson of the Applied Physics Labs at the Department of Defense.
I don’t understand it. How does a person who learned how to drive in three countries by the age of 22 have an irrational fear of getting lost? Well, over the years I did manage to figure it out. I don’t like the feeling of not knowing where I’m … Read the rest


Posted on April 1, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email


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