Monthly Archives: November 2017

Today in History: Nov. 8

Posted on November 8, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

960 – Battle of Andrassos: Byzantines under Leo Phokas the Younger score a crushing victory over the Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo, Sayf al-Dawla.
1278 – Trần Thánh Tông, the second emperor of the Trần dynasty, decides to pass the throne to his crown prince Trần Khâm and take up the post of Retired Emperor.
1519 – Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.
1520 – Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
1576 – Eighty Years’ War: Pacification of Ghent: The … Read the rest


Clarendon GOP to meet Thursday

Posted on November 7, 2017 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

After a weather cancelation in September and a conflict with the Silver Elephant Banquet in October, the Clarendon County GOP will hold its regular monthly meting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway, U.S. 521, in Manning. The doors will open at 6 p.m., with supper provided by the ladies of the church at 6:30 p.m. A nursery will be provided, if necessary. Bring a friend.


Mims re-elected to council, Smith defeated

Posted on November 7, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

After four terms and 16 years with Turbeville Town Council, Dr. Kate Smith will leave the public body.
Smith was one of two incumbents up for re-election Tuesday in the town’s election, the only election in Clarendon County. Overall, Smith’s and Herbert Mims’ seats were challenged by three political newcomers, including Tammy Hicks, Casey McElveen and Kathryn Turbeville.
Mims and Turbeville came away victorious. Both will serve four-year terms and will be sworn-in at the council’s January meeting.


Manning couple finds dog shot in face

Posted on November 7, 2017 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

When Travis and Whitley Carraway arrived at their Manning home on Monday afternoon, Travis whistled for their dog, Suki, as he always does.
“We saw a blood stain on the porch” said Whitley Carraway. “But we thought maybe she was in heat. He called and whistled for her like normal.”
Suki was not in heat. When the dog came out from under the porch, it was a clear her problems were much more serious.
“Her face was dripping blood,” Whitley said. “Her nose had a big hole. All he could think was, ‘Wait a minute. Someone shot my dog.'”
Whitley … Read the rest


Relay kick-off postponed, annual event in limbo

Posted on November 7, 2017 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Committee met Monday night for what members thought would be a discussion of the season’s kick-off, which was scheduled for Nov. 13 at First Baptist Church of Manning.
What members got, however, was a complete shock: A deputy director told committee members that the American Cancer Society had cut 65 positions, and that the organization had decided to offer “different options” for those events providing a “lower return on investment.”
According to a source on the committee who wished to remain anonymous, the group was given three options.
* Merge with Sumter County Relay … Read the rest


East Clarendon team takes third in fishing tournament

Posted on November 7, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted via Facebook

East Clarendon High School teammates Joseph Welch and Austin Morris weighed four fish Saturday at the Lake Wateree Tournament held at Clear Water Cove. Their overall total was eight pounts, 12 ounces. Overall, the school’s fishing teams did well in the tournament, with six out of seven teams weighed fish, with one team placing third out of 92 boats.


Ham elected to Independent Community Bankers of America Federal Delegate Board

Posted on November 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

The Independent Community Bankers of America recently announced that local community banker J. Barry Ham was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.
“I am honored to be elected to this position,” said Ham, who serves as president and chief operations officer of the $267 million Bank of Clarendon, which is headquartered in Manning. “It gives me a chance to work for community banks across the country that practice trusted, relationship-based lending and offer hands-on personal service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and small businesses.”
In addition to helping shape … Read the rest


MHS students attend Youth Conference

Posted on November 7, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Several Manning High School students visited the South Carolina State House recently for the Annual Youth Conference Hosted by the South Carolina Black Caucus.


Murray performs in CCU world music ensemble

Posted on November 7, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Manning native Tyrice Murray recently performed in concert as a member of the Coastal Carolina University CalypSamba world music percussion ensemble.
Murray, a music major at the college, performed Nov. 3 at Wheelwright Auditorium in Conway.
CalypSamba collaborated with steel pan virtuoso Aldwin Albino to present high-energy interpretations of music styles from around the world under the direction of Jesse Willis, associate professor of music. CaylpSamba was created 13 years ago and has since performed music styles from Africa, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, India, Cuba and Brazil.
The ensemble recently won the prestigious Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Ensemble Competition … Read the rest


Posted on November 7, 2017 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Man sentenced for jail escape

Posted on November 7, 2017 10:10 am by Staff Reports

A Pinewood man who escaped from the Clarendon County Detention Center in early September has pleaded guilty for the offense.
Third Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran sentenced Bobby Dean Childers Jr. of 2190 Corbett Road in Pinewood to five years in prison, suspended to four months in jail and two years’ probation on Nov. 2. Childers pleaded guilty that same day to escape, attempted escape or possessing tools to escape from prison and being recaptured in state.
According to the Manning Police Department, Childers was charged Sept. 6 with escape from prison or detention center after leaving the jail and … Read the rest


Optimist Club to meet Thursday

Posted on November 7, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Optimist Club will meet 6 p.m. Thursday at Shoney’s in Manning. Clarendon School District 2 Family Literacy Coordinator Ellen Hamilton will be the guest speaker. Meeting agenda items include the induction of new members; an update on the Optimist Outlet at Bonanza Flea Market; talk about Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 2 at Manning Restaurant; and a family to sponsor for Christmas.


James B. Benjamin

Posted on November 7, 2017 9:09 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

James B. Benjamin, 72, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at his home, 114 Nelson Circle in Manning.
Born Sept. 17, 1945, in Columbia, he was a son of the late Leroy Shannon and Sarah Ann Benjamin. He was raised by Sarah Gethers.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Clarendon 2 to hold special meeting Wednesday

Posted on November 7, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Clarendon School District 2’s board of trustees will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Mobile Library Schedule: Tuesday, Nov. 7

Posted on November 7, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today at the Turbeville IGA.


The sport of kings in Cedar Swamp

Posted on November 7, 2017 4:04 am by Bobby Jonté

Horse racing is called the Sport of Kings. That is an appropriate name. Supposedly only Kings can afford such a sport. It is a sport that takes time, effort, hard work and a great outlay of money. Horses need to be fed every day. They need special care. Housing for a horse costs a lot. It’s a full time endeavor caring and feeding a horse.
Like all hobbies, sometimes the rewards hardly make sense compared to the work required. One of my friends claims he just bought a $12,000 trailer to haul his $500 horse. His horse won a $2 … Read the rest


McMaster appoints interim commissioner on SC Public Service Commission

Posted on November 7, 2017 2:02 am by Staff Reports

Gove. Henry McMaster Monday announced Robert Bockman as interim commissioner on the South Carolina Public Service Commission . Bockman fills the 6th Congressional District seat, which was recently vacated when Nikiya Hall resigned from her position on the commission effective Oct. 31.
The governor’s appointment is effective immediately.
Bockman’s experience includes time in the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office as assistant attorney general, where he was assigned to the SCPSC as staff counsel. From 1977-81, Bockman served as general counsel of the SCPSC, providing advice and counsel to the commission and its members, and representing the commission and staff in … Read the rest


Today in History: Nov. 7

Posted on November 7, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

335 – Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented a grain fleet from sailing to Constantinople.
680 – The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople.
921 – Treaty of Bonn: The Frankish kings Charles the Simple and Henry the Fowler sign a peace treaty or ‘pact of friendship’ (amicitia), to recognize their borders along the Rhine.
1426 – Lam Sơn uprising: Lam Sơn rebels emerge victorious against the Ming army in the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động taking place in Đông Quan, in now Hanoi.
1492 – The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a … Read the rest


Routers stolen from Plowden Mill Road home

Posted on November 6, 2017 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

A man living in the 10600 block of Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 10:25 p.m. Oct. 1 that unknown persons entered his home and stole two Internet routers valued altogether at $400 sometime between 6 p.m. Sept. 29 and the time of his complaint.


Evening Weather: Monday, Nov. 6

Posted on November 6, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.


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