Posted on May 31, 2017 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph BakerMaria Rowland has eight State Championship titles under her belt as the head softball coach at Laurence Manning Academy. But she doesn’t think about the past when she’s working on the current season. In fact, she said shortly before the Lady Swampcats won their second state title in two years in mid-May that she prefers to look forward when facing down opponents. “Last year, we were only 18-10 going into those state finals,” she said. “And we played our absolute best in those final games to get that title. We couldn’t think about the rest of the season. It was… Read the rest
Posted on May 31, 2017 10:10 pm by Submitted via EmailManning First Baptist Church will hold Galactic Surveyors for ages 3 to 5 and first- through sixth-grade students from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 12-16. A light supper will be served nightly.
Posted on May 31, 2017 10:10 pm by Job’s Mortuary Inc.Willie “Mann” Smythe, husband of 23 years to Tonya L. Dennis-Smythe, died Thursday May 25, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born Jan. 26 1975, in Manning, he was a son of Catherine Smythe and the late Willie Filmore. He worked tirelessly to take care of his family with Kimco Services for many years. He was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. All who knew him knew a man who was never ashamed to speak of his love for the Lord. Survivors besides his wife and his mother of Summerton include a daughter, Kenyatta G. Dennis-Smythe of the home;… Read the rest
Posted on May 31, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff ReportsThe S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries that is currently blocking the left lane of the southbound portion of Interstate 95 near the 100 mile-marker, which is specifically the middle of the Lake Marion Bridge that connects Clarendon and Orangeburg counties. Traffic may move more slowly during this time.
Posted on May 31, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff ReportsThe S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 102 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95. Traffic may move more slowly during this time.
Posted on May 31, 2017 9:09 pm by Submitted via EmailLaurence Manning Academy has released its A-B HONOR ROLL for the 2016-17 school year. Student names were provided by the school, and the list has only been edited for display purposes. Any errors should be addressed to the school. SECOND GRADE Terri Floyd – Thomas Busques, Skylar Dill, Barrett Haas, Jackson Heil, Jill Patel, Carson Shepard, Hunter Stanfield, Halle Tisdale, Noah Tucker, Ryan Vandenheuvel, A.J. Wells. Anna Lynn Gamble – Brynli Brewer, Peyton Collins, Sophie Lee, Bryce Phan, Cooper Reynolds, Cole Richburg, Luke Rodgers. Kristen Rembert – Taylor Brown, Liam Flaherty, Ridge Gardner, Bryson Hodge, Stormi Lee, Tristan Luiz, Adam… Read the rest
Posted on May 31, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph BakerThe S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at Barrineau and Salem roads in eastern Clarendon County. Traffic may be slower during this time.
Posted on May 31, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted via EmailLaurence Manning Academy has released its Headmaster’s List for the 2016-17 school year. Student names were provided by the school, and the list has only been edited for display purposes. Any errors should be addressed to the school.
Posted on May 31, 2017 11:11 am by Staff ReportsThe following Clarendon County residents pleaded guilty in terms of General Sessions Court held in May in Sumter, Orangeburg and Florence counties. Dion Demone Coolidge of 1355 Boise Lewis Road in Gable pleaded guilty May 16 in Sumter to the throwing of bodily fluids by a prisoner, detainee on state corrections or local law enforcement officer, corrections employee or visitor. Third Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran sentenced Clay to time-served. Coolidge had been held by the state Department of Corrections since being charged May 20, 2016. Cedric Demetrius Simmons of 4053 Moses Dingle Road in Summerton pleaded guilty May 18… Read the rest
Posted on May 31, 2017 7:07 am by Staff ReportsSouth Carolina has for decades been touted as one of America’s top whitetail states, but harvest numbers continue to decline in the Palmetto State, with 11 percent fewer animals collected in 2016 than in 2015. This decline has been ongoing for nearly 15 years, dating back to 2002. The 2016 harvest was down 11 percent from 2015, to 172,315. State Department of Natural Resources deer project leader Charles Ruth said hunters took 99,678 bucks and 72,637 does, continuing the decline. The state Department of Natural Resources released last week the results of its 2016 Deer Hunter Survey, noting the statistics… Read the rest
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Posted on May 31, 2017 5:05 am by Jeffrey CollinsSouth Carolina’s top law enforcement officer spotted an alarming trend while reviewing shootings by police in the state: Increasingly, the suspect’s only weapon was the vehicle he or she was driving. Shooting at a driver is risky. It’s hard to hit a moving target. Passengers or bystanders can be struck. And if the driver is seriously wounded, the car can become an uncontrollable missile. As stressful as these situations can be for an officer, such shootings are usually avoidable. Because they’re so dangerous, a growing number of law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, either deeply discourage or… Read the rest
Posted on May 31, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted by ReaderU.S. Rep. James Clyburn, who represents Clarendon County in the the 6th Congressional District, will have a town hall meeting with the theme “The Fight for American Values: A Must Win,” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 at Black River Electric Cooperative, 1121 N. Pike West in Sumter. This meeting will focus on accessible, affordable quality health care; reforming the tax code; infrastructure development; energy costs; and what we must do to address these and other challenges facing our country. For more information, call Brianna Simmons at (803) 799-7798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on May 31, 2017 3:03 am by Bobby JontéWe just wrapped up the 35th Flag Day celebration in Greeleyville. What a wild ride it has been. Festivals usually fall into a familiar routine, and I guess Flag Day is no exception. We have bingo, street dances, rides, vendors, good food and the fellowship of a community. I seem to look at Flag Day from a different perspective than most people. I live in town and have been to most of the Flag Days. This year, I met some out-of-towners who just happened onto the festival because of the Flag Day Parade. Some tourists were headed to the Beach… Read the rest
Posted on May 31, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via EmailThe Wateree AIDS Task Force will hold a support group for those with HIV and AIDS at 11:30 a.m. June 16 at 508 W. Liberty St. in Sumter. For more information, call Kevin Johnson at (803) 778-0303.
Posted on May 31, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via EmailThe King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life will hold its annual yard sale and fish fry from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of Thomas and Paulette King, 7917 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. They will have great deals on clothing, housewares and other items. The team will also sell fish and grits for $5, fish sandwiches for $4, lemonade for $1 and Loretta’s famous dip and chips for $2.50.
Posted on May 31, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via EmailTonka is a 13-week-old male, domestic, short-hair, gray tabby cat currently looking for his forever home at A Second Chance Animal Shetler of Clarendon County, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. He is neutered, current on all vaccinations and has tested negative for feline leukemia. He is affectionate and loves to play. If you are interested, come visit him and his siblings, Armani, Bangs and Badger, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and help them find a home. To drop off an animal, call (803) 473-7075 for an appointment. If you’ve lost a pet, visit www.ccanimalcontrol.webs.com and… Read the rest
Posted on May 31, 2017 1:01 am by Sharon HallMost teens these days want to get a tattoo the minute they feel they are able. I guess it’s a coming-of-age thing. When we choose to get a tattoo at an older age, it tends to be more of a sentimental thing. We know that teens usually think only of the present day; there is no tomorrow. Feeling socially accepted or “fitting in” adds an incentive for the teen to desire a tattoo at some point in his or her experience. Is it because we used to put a quarter in those little machines outside the grocery stores to get… Read the rest
Posted on May 31, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports455 – Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome. 1223 – Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River: Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus’ and Cumans. 1578 – King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris, France. 1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary. 1775 – American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolves are adopted in the Province of North Carolina. 1790 – Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan… Read the rest
Posted on May 30, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff ReportsA slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
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