Monthly Archives: May 2017

Monarchs headed to State Championships

Posted on May 10, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Facebook

Hunter White, McArthur Bennett, Jacob Richburg and Bryce Laney. The team will plan in the upcoming AAA State Championships.


Today in History: Wednesday, May 10

Posted on May 10, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

28 BC – A sunspot is observed by Han dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China.
1768 – John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
1908 – Mother’s Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
1922 – The United States annexes the Kingman Reef.
1924 – J. Edgar Hoover is appointed first Director of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and remains … Read the rest


Manning Primary School 3rd Nine Weeks A-B Honor Roll

Posted on May 9, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following students were all named to the A-B Honor Roll for the 3rd Quarter of the 2016-17 school year at Manning Primary School.

SECOND GRADE
Amaurion Anderson, Torren Andrews-Lawson, Rashard Billups, Acie Boatwright, Ni’lah Brown, Savanna Brunson, Bryson Brunson, Gage Bryant, Laneesha Calhoun, Lexus Coard, Kenyon Cooper, Zulay Cruz, Jasius Davis, Mekenzie English, Isley Epps, Preston Evans, Ja’veal Felder and Amouree Flores.
Promise Francis, Briana Gamble, Takiyah Gordon, Joseph Green, Kaleb Haight, Amilleon Hallback, Isaiah Hamilton, Cameron Hawkins, Zaria Haywood and Brianna Hicks.
J’Quan Hilton, Jorden Hilton-Kelly, TeJa Holmes, Tyasia Jackson, Ta’Niya Johnson, Kenadi Kelley, Romiyah Lee, … Read the rest


Samuels, Driggers and Schumacher to be honored at annual Chamber dinner

Posted on May 9, 2017 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce will honor three local standout residents later this month when members gather for the chamber’s annual dinner.
The dinner will be held May 25 and will feature Samuels Funeral Home owner Hayes Samuels named Business Person of the Year; Ann Driggers named Citizen of the Year; and Paul Schumacher named Ambassador of the Year.
Along with the chamber, the awards are sponsored, respectively, by the Bank of Clarendon; FTC; and George and Carole Summers.
During the dinner, 2016-17 President Pro Prothro will pass the gavel to 2017-18 President Kimberly O. Johnson.
For more information, … Read the rest


Posted on May 9, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email


Optimist Club looking for Clarendon members

Posted on May 9, 2017 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

Optimist International and the Sumter Evening Optimist Club are helping a group of community members organize a chapter in the Manning and Clarendon County areas. Known as Friends of Youth, Optimist Club members volunteer their time for a variety of causes and events, all of which are aimed at supporting local kids.
Members can be very active or participate as their time allows, and dues are budget friendly.
Each chapter also chooses its own projects, so we can make a difference right here at home.
If you are interested, visit with the club 6 p.m. Thursday at Shoney’s in Manning.… Read the rest


Senate looks to end of session

Posted on May 9, 2017 4:04 pm by Sen. Kevin Johnson

The last day of the session for this year is May 18.
As we hasten toward a close, here are some of the bills that were passed by the Senate during the month of April.
The Senate finalized our version of the state budget for the next fiscal year. Some of the highlights of the bill as approved by the Senate includes $145 million set aside to help shore up the state’s retirement system; $69 million in additional money for K-12 schools; $46 million in additional money for building upgrades at schools; and $16 million in new money for higher … Read the rest


LMA students help at Relay for Life

Posted on May 9, 2017 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

Laurence Manning Academy students braved the cold Friday to support 2017 Clarendon County Relay for Life. Several students from LMA danced with The Dancer’s Workshop to entertain the crowd and honor cancer survivors and those who have lost their battles with various forms of the disease. From left to right are Ashley Baker, Elizabeth McInnis, Faith Bethea, Cheyenne Rose, Campbell McInnis, Anna Mueller, Carly Prebish, Abbie Patrick and Kristen Wixey.


Summerton gallery hosts author book signing

Posted on May 9, 2017 1:01 pm by Sharon Hall

The Lake Marion Artisans Gallery hosted a book signing and reception Saturday for local author Vicki Wilkerson, who signed copies of “Sweet Tea and Time” and “Bikers and Pearls,” two of the books in her Summerbrook Series.
The Summerbrook novels are wholesome, inspirational stories about a group of girlfriends who navigate the changing landscape of life, love and family in Summerbrook, a fictitious small town in the south.
“I was born in the Lowcountry and have always been enamored with stories that convey the Southern experience,” said Wilkerson. “I hope my novels paint verbal pictures of the south and engender … Read the rest


Dr. John Boyd Tennant Jr.

Posted on May 9, 2017 12:12 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

ALCOLU – Dr. John Boyd Tennant Jr., 82, husband of Ann Campbell Tennant, died at his home Monday, May 8, 2017, with family by his side.
Born Jan. 30, 1935, in Rock Hill, he was a son of the late John Boyd Tennant Sr. and Mildred Graves Tennant. He graduated from Winthrop Training School in 1953. He furthered his education on a baseball scholarship at Presbyterian College and received his doctorate degree from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry. After completing his military service at Ft. Jackson, he opened his practice in Walterboro where he practiced for 50 years. … Read the rest


East Clarendon eighth-graders take 1st in National History Day competition

Posted on May 9, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

East Clarendon Middle-High School eighth-grade students Christine Fleming, Noel Freeman and Jinal Patel competed April 29 in the South Carolina History Day competition. The students previously qualified at the regional National History Day competition. Fleming, Freeman and Patel were awarded first place in the Junior Group Exhibit Division. Their project focused on the life and contributions of women’s voting rights activist Alice Paul. The students will now compete at the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland in June.


Celebrating Mother’s Day when mom is not home

Posted on May 9, 2017 11:11 am by Sharon Hall

Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom is celebrated in March on the fourth Sunday of Lent. In the United States it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.
I celebrate Mum’s Day twice each year. The first as a Facebook celebration in March with my family back home. The second celebration is in May when America celebrates Mom’s Day.
Wherever we celebrate this day, if mom/mum is no longer with us, she will forever remain in a cozy nook in our hearts.
When my mum passed, I struggled with finding a way to keep her memory alive. I wanted … Read the rest


Posted on May 9, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email


Council of Garden Clubs decorates for Sparkle Ball

Posted on May 9, 2017 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Council of Garden Clubs donated flowers and their time decorating for the McLeod Health Sparkle Ball held Friday at the Cypress Center in Manning.


Lady Wolverines defeat Branchville

Posted on May 8, 2017 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines defeated Branchville 27-0 on Monday night in Branchville to win the second game of the Lower State Playoffs. The team plays Friday at home against a team to be named at a later time this week.


Update: East Clarendon Lady Wolverines

Posted on May 8, 2017 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

At the top of the 5th inning, the East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines are demolishing Branchville by a score of 20-0 in the second round of the Lower State Playoffs.


Woman remains on life support after being submerged in vehicle in late April

Posted on May 8, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

A local woman is still on life support in a nearby hospital after she was saved April 30 by first responders from a vehicle submerged in Lake Marion off S.C. 260 near Manning.
Sheriff Tim Baxley said that a passing motorist observed a submerged vehicle in the evening hours of April 30 near the intersection of S.C. 260 and Herring Drive and immediately called 911.
“Deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters from the Clarendon County Fire Department, Clarendon County EMS and first responders responded to the scene,” Baxley said.
Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Kevin Wilson, Sgt. Clay … Read the rest


Betty Turbeville Hurst

Posted on May 8, 2017 3:03 pm by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home

Betty Turbeville Hurst, 89, widow of Craig Miller Hurst, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Mike and Mattie Turbeville.
Mrs. Hurst was of the Presbyterian faith and was an active supporter of the Sumter group of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Survivors include four sons, Patrick M. Hurst, Jack T. Hurst and Jerry C. Hurst, all of Manning, and George M. Hurst; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Sizemore.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, … Read the rest


Y’all never heard of a trash can?

Posted on May 8, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

For as long as we’ve been close, I’ve had this little game that I play with one of my environmentalist friends every year on my birthday.
I share a birthday with Earth Day, and although Earth Day technically came first, I’ve always felt slighted that it was on my birthday.
I’m not known by those close to me as a conservationist by any means. I don’t recycle. But I don’t trash the outside either.
So, every year, on Earth Day, I send my friend, Bryan, a message detailing some Super Fund-level environmental catastrophe that I’ve caused.
One year, I told … Read the rest


Gallery 5: MPS Spring Fling

Posted on May 8, 2017 7:07 am by Sharon Hall

Manning Primary School held its annual Spring Fling on Saturday. This is a combined gallery of all pictures showing children having fun at the fling.


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