Monthly Archives: October 2017

Adult Ed cancels Monday evening classes

Posted on October 23, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

Clarendon County Adult Education has canceled evening classes due to inclement weather.


Saints destroy Newberry Eagles

Posted on October 23, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon Hall varsity Saints traveled Friday to Newberry Academy and defeated the Eagles by a score of 80-34.
Wells Robinson led the offense with touchdown runs of seven, 30 and 29 yards and three two-point conversions. Tyrese Mitchum scored on touchdown runs of 25 and 55 yards.
Bobby Ashba scored one touchdown and three two-point conversions. Josh Black scored two touchdowns on runs of 80 and 23 yards.
Zyan Gilmore caught two touchdown passes from Quarterback Dylan Way from 56 and 45 yards, and Kylic Horton caught a two-point conversion.
Mitchum had 11 rushes for 151 on the night; … Read the rest


NWS declares Tornado Watch through 9 p.m.

Posted on October 23, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has declared a Tornado Watch for all of Clarendon County through 9 p.m. Monday. This means that conditions are favorable for tornado activity to develop.


Posted on October 23, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports


Tornado Warning declared for Clarendon County

Posted on October 23, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Warning for west Central Clarendon County through 2 p.m..
At 1:12 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing tornado activity was located over Elloree, or 14 miles east of Brookdale, moving north at 30 mph. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.


Clarendon Hall 1st Quarter Headmaster’s List

Posted on October 23, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following students were named to Clarendon Hall’s 1st Quarter Headmaster’s List. Names are printed exactly as they were provided by the school.

Brynne Baxley, Ashlee Berry, Olivia Brunson, Joey Carlisle, Gabriel Collier, Hayden Collins, Anderson Cooper, Ben Corbett, Hannah Corbett, Kade Elliott, Thomas Hamilton, Lilly Grace Harris, Sara James, Hannah Johndrow, Emily Josey, Savanna Lane, Henik Matarwala, Jacob Morris, Sera McCoon, Dawson McIntosh, Griffin McIntosh, Mallory McIntosh, Keels Oswald, Nathan Parker, Devam Patel, Dhara Patel, Niti Patel, Cali Philipscheck, Grace Richburg, Cruz Romay, Addison Scott, Ella Stukes, Kelly Venning, Dylan Way and McKenley Wells.


Do it anyway

Posted on October 23, 2017 9:09 am by Bobby Jonté

I know a guy that has a school.
It is a special school. He has four sessions a year. Each session is for two weeks. His students come from all over the country. His only advertisement is in a trade magazine and word of mouth. That is all the advertising that he does. His father is a partner in the business. His father is in semi-retirement and only teaches at the school.
The school got the chance to make a television commercial. The cost of the commercial was substantial. The benefits of the commercial were not clear. Even though the … Read the rest


Posted on October 23, 2017 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Today in History: Oct. 23

Posted on October 23, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

42 BC – Liberators’ civil war: Second Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus’s army. Brutus commits suicide.
425 – Valentinian III is elevated as Roman emperor at the age of six.
501 – The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theoderic the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
1086 – At the Battle of Sagrajas, the army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI.
1157 – The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed … Read the rest


Posted on October 22, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted via Facebook


Snake oil and anonymous emails

Posted on October 22, 2017 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

I have never been the nicest person. As I’ve said many times before, I’m one of those people you have to get to know. Before that point, I’m generally stand-offish and skeptical of other people’s intentions.
Funny that I’ve had a job for more than 16 years which requires me to deal with the public on a daily basis. Here lately, I find random messages from folks bother me more than they used to.
It’s like I had a tank filled with some type of “able to handle random people running their mouths” fuel, and now I am slap out.… Read the rest


Posted on October 22, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email


Sheriff’s Office recognizes Junious during Breast Cancer banquet

Posted on October 22, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Yolonda Conyers Junious has served as a victim’s advocate for the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office for about four years, said Sheriff Tim Baxley.
He said she’s been dedicated, efficient and joyous in accomplishing her work.
She has taken that same spirit into her fight against cancer, with which she was diagnosed in early February.
“She’s a great person,” Baxley said. “That’s the first thing I could say about her. You see a lot of people who claim to be Christian, but you can look at her life and tell. You can see the way she walks with her faith. That’s … Read the rest


Dykes talks about Palmetto Boys State

Posted on October 22, 2017 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 10th of several small profiles about students who attended the 71st Palmetto Girls State and Boys state sessions. The students, all seniors from various Clarendon County Schools, were sponsored by various American Legion posts and their auxiliaries. The students spoke to their sponsors on Oct. 3 during a reception at First Baptist Church of Manning.

Robert Earl Dykes was one of more than a dozen students who talked Oct. 3 about his experiences at the 71st Palmetto Boys State session, which was held June 11-17.
Dykes was sponsored by the American Legion Post No. … Read the rest


Posted on October 22, 2017 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Posted on October 22, 2017 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Today in History: Oct. 22

Posted on October 22, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

4004 BC – The world was created at approximately six o’clock in the evening, according to the Ussher chronology.
362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.
451 – The Council of Chalcedon adopts the Chalcedonian Creed regarding the divine and human nature of Jesus Christ.
794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heian-kyō (now Kyoto).
906 – Ahmad ibn Kayghalagh leads a raid against the Byzantine Empire from Tarsus. He reaches the Halys River and takes 4,000–5,000 captives.[1]
1383 – The 1383–85 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando dies without … Read the rest


Unemployment rate drops in Clarendon, across state

Posted on October 21, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

A report released Friday by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce shows both a decrease in the unemployment rate for Clarendon County and the state at-large.
The South Carolina unemployment rate now stands at 3.9 percent across the state, the lowest percentage since February 2001. This is down from 4 percent in August.
In Clarendon County, the unemployment rate now stands at 5.4 percent, down from 6 percent in August. The rate was also 6 percent this time last year.
“This is just another example of the tremendous potential of our state and our people,” said Gov. Henry … Read the rest


Injured Monarch player sent home with sprained neck

Posted on October 21, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A Manning High School football player injured during Friday’s game against Bishop England has been released from a Charleston area hospital.
Monarch Coach Keith West said that Brandon Burgess was diagnosed with a sprained neck and released about 6 a.m. Saturday. He is now at home.
“I talked with his mother, Tiffany, this morning,” said West. “He’s fine and he’s back home. Them releasing him so soon tells me that, while it’s a sprained neck, it’s not a serious, serious injury.”
West said that he has not even thought about Burgess’ ability to play the rest of the season, which … Read the rest


Monarchs let lead slip to Bishop England

Posted on October 21, 2017 6:06 pm by Drew Tripp

DANIEL ISLAND – Manning let a late lead slip away Friday against Region 7-AAA rival Bishop England, falling 45-36 in gut-wrenching fashion.
Ahead 436-32 with 45 seconds to play, the Monarchs (6-3, 0-3) gave up a touchdown pass by the Bishops’ Leo Albano, who’s desperate 44-yard heave barely made it over the fingertips of a leaping Manning defender, and into the hands of Will Bastian for the game-winning score.
The Bishops (6-2, 3-0) forced a fumble on Manning’s ensuing drive, and Daniel Hollister recovered the ball in the end zone to account for the final score.
The loss came after … Read the rest


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