Monthly Archives: August 2017

5 easy ways families can go green when packing school lunches

Posted on August 18, 2017 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

While packing lunch for the kids can seem like a daily grind, you can use the task as an opportunity to help kids form great lifelong habits.

Here are five small ways changing your lunch-making routine can have large, positive impacts on the environment, your wallet and your kids’ health.

1. Pack with reusables. On average, a school-age child with a lunch packed in single-serve disposable materials like plastic snack bags or juice boxes generates 67 pounds of waste per school year, which equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for an average-size elementary school, according to the estimates of … Read the rest

First Day of School: Ariel Blackwell

Posted on August 18, 2017 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Ariel Blackwell attended her first day of senior year Thursday at Manning High School.

Celebrate Life with Clarendon Relay for Life

Posted on August 18, 2017 6:06 am by Staff Reports

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Planning Committee of Clarendon County invites all cancer survivors to a Celebrate Life Social at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at Manning United Methodist Church, 17 E. Rigby St.
Cancer survivors plus one guest or caregiver are encouraged to enjoy sweet treats and fellowship with others from throughout the county. Guests will also meet their new staff partner from the American Cancer Society. Survivors will be honored during a brief ceremony. Please RSVP by emailing or by calling or texting (803) 460-1725.

First Day of School: Rashad A. Frierson

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Rashad A. Frierson, son of Angie Frierson, attended his first day of sixth grade Thursday at Manning Elementary School.

Adult Education to begin fall classes Aug. 22

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Facebook

Clarendon County Adult Education will begin day program offerings for the 2017-18 school year on Aug. 22. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. at the F.E. DuBose Career Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Student orientation will be held 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23. Both sessions are required of all students. Each session lasts about three hours. For more information, call (803) 473-2531.

Farmer: Eagles could be in Top 5 this year

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 am by Jesse Surette

Scott’s Branch High School varsity football Coach Wayne Farmer is entering his fourth year with the Eagles.
His first year, the team was 1-9; the second, they were 4-7.
“We got to 5-6 last year,” he said. “There were a couple of games that we let go that we shouldn’t have, but I had a good group of seniors who graduated.”
But Farmer is excited about the seniors he has this year.
“They’ve been in this system for almost four years now, and they work hard,” he said. “So, I’m really excited about their passion and their leadership and the … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Friday, Aug. 18

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will have book drop-offs from 3-4:30 p.m. at Lake Marion and Windsor Manor nursing facilities, along with the Paxville Community Center.
For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Berkeley County man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted on August 18, 2017 4:04 am by Staff Reports

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Jason Richard Orton, 21, of Goose Creek, on 16 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor.
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest.
Investigators allege that Orton distributed multiple files of child pornography.
Orton was arrested on Aug. 16. He is charged with 16 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable … Read the rest

23 residents named to CCTC Part-time President’s List

Posted on August 18, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Twenty-three Clarendon County residents were named to the Central Carolina Technical College Part-Time President’s List for the 2017 summer semester.
The Part-Time President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in 6-11 credit hours and achieved a 4.0 GPA for the term.
Honorees included Cory M. Barrineau, Robert O. Blakely, Grace E. Briggs, Sherri R. Bush, Veronica S. Canty, Zachary L. Davis, Kiren L. Dingle, Robert A. Duke, Renee I. Elidieu, Thomas L. Epley, Ashley L. Estus, Rebeca Fleitas, Connor E. Floyd, Maysey R. Floyd, Christian M. Gulledge, Anthony T. Johnson, Destiny N. Jones, Joshua C. Jordan, Tiffany L. O’Neal, Melissa … Read the rest

3 LMA students attend National Youth Leadership Forum

Posted on August 18, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Three Laurence Manning Academy students attended the National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM program this summer. It was a six-day experience for students to learn by doing as they participated in hands-on simulations, workshops, and competitions. It is the hope of the program that these students will become the next generations of innovators, engineers, doctors, software developers, mathematicians, and physicists.
Seventh-grader Karley Brown and eighth-graders Autumn Carey and Vivian Bryant were able to meet students from all over the country and talk about travel to Mars with an astronaut from NASA. Each student had her leadership potential assessed and strengths … Read the rest

First Day of School: Jerrell Pringle and Jaevien Akinmola

Posted on August 18, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Facebook

Jerrell Pringle and Jaevien Akinmola attended their first days of ninth grade and 12th grade, respectively, at Manning High School on Thursday.

Clarendon native, SCSU prof attends Oxford Round Table

Posted on August 18, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Facebook

Dr. Rosetta Evans Dingle, an associate professor of music at South Carolina State University and a Clarendon County native, represented South Carolina as the only music education delegate for the Oxford Round Table, an international educational organization whose purpose is to promote interdisciplinary studies through a series of symposiums.
Dingle was invited to present at the invitation-only International Round Table Symposiums, which comprised the 26th Education and Childhood Issues Symposium. The symposium convened July 17-20 at Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.
Dingle was among the 24 delegates of scholars, who represented countries including Africa, … Read the rest

Boat Club thanks supporters for successful Poker Run

Posted on August 18, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

On Saturday, June 10, the Goat Island Boat Club held its 2nd annual Poker Run to support the club’s scholarship program, as well as worthwhile lake related activities for the Santee Cooper lakes.
This year’s $2,000 scholarship recipient was Cora Lee Downer of Manning. Cora, a recent graduate of Laurence Manning Academy, will be attending Clemson University, where she will major in wildlife biology.
The Goat Island Boat Club wishes to thank and recognize our sponsors, companies and individuals, and offer our heartfelt appreciation to them in support of our club.
Our 2017 sponsors included Key Largo Restaurant; Cliff and … Read the rest

First Day of School: Dravon Sampson

Posted on August 18, 2017 1:01 am by Submitted via Email

Dravon Sampson started his first day of eighth grade Thursday at Scott’s Branch Middle School.

First Day of School: Jahvick Brown

Posted on August 18, 2017 1:01 am by Submitted via Email

Jahvick Brown attended his first day of first grade Thursday at Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion.

Mitchell Carodine Cottingham

Posted on August 18, 2017 12:12 am by Submitted by Reader

Mitchell Carodine Cottingham, 99, widower of Virginia Lee DuBose Cottingham, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Covenant Place in Sumter.
Born Sept. 16, 1917, in Kingstree, he was a son of the late Mitchell Carodine Cottingham Sr. and Mary Guess Cottingham. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, a past post commander of the American Legion and a Mason. He was the owner and operator of Cottingham Insurance Agency, and he served on the board of directors of SCANA Investors. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning, where he served as a … Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, Aug. 18

Posted on August 18, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

684 – Battle of Marj Rahit: Umayyad partisans defeat the supporters of Ibn al-Zubayr and cement Umayyad control of Syria.
1304 – The Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle is fought to a draw between the French army and the Flemish militias.
1487 – The Siege of Málaga ends with the taking of the city by Castilian and Aragonese forces.
1572 – Marriage in Paris, France, of the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre to Margaret of Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.
1587 – Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the … Read the rest

McLeod offers tips for a healthy start to school

Posted on August 17, 2017 11:11 pm by Submitted via Email

Transitioning from summer months to the school year can be challenging for both children and parents. However, taking a few simple steps can ensure a healthy and productive start to your child’s school year.

Schedule your child’s annual checkup with the pediatrician before school starts to make sure your child’s vaccinations are up to date. It’s also a good idea to ask the pediatrician to check your child’s vision before they return to the classroom. If your child plans to participate in sports, remember to schedule a pre-participation physical exam, or PPE.

It’s easy to keep up … Read the rest

Posted on August 17, 2017 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

Senior Wolverines looking for winning season

Posted on August 17, 2017 10:10 pm by Jesse Surette

East Clarendon High School senior Bryson McKenzie has been a starter on the Wolverines varsity football team since his sophomore year.
The offensive lineman has been with the program overall since his seventh-grade year and has been on the varsity team for four.
“I’ve started ever since my 10th-grade year,” he said. “I just keep trying to push the guys and make them better to get them a starting position. This is my last ride, my one last shot.”
Michael Webb, a defensive end and tight end who has played with the Wolverines for the past three years after moving … Read the rest


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