Monthly Archives: February 2018

Catherine Templeton to kick off campaign for Governor Feb.26

Posted on February 24, 2018 7:07 am by Tommy Wampler

Conservative Outsider and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Catherine Templeton will officially kickoff her campaign for governor of South Carolina on Monday, February 26, 2018. She will begin the day in Greenville with the first of four stops and end in Charleston. Along the way she will officially open campaign headquarters and meet with supporters. That evening Templeton will host a statewide tele-town hall where she will share her vision of restoring conservative values to state government with thousands of South Carolinians. “For months, Catherine Templeton has been talking about the need to end public corruption in Columbia and make state government… Read the rest

Fog Advisory through 10 a.m.

Posted on February 24, 2018 7:07 am by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia reports a Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday. A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Gospel extravaganza March 3 at Weldon Auditorium

Posted on February 24, 2018 7:07 am by Tommy Wampler


Sheriff Tim Baxley warns county residents about phone scam

Posted on February 24, 2018 4:04 am by Tommy Wampler

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley said this wee that residents are getting fraudulent phone calls from the Internal Revenue Service. “Alleged scammers are requesting a call back due to a debt owed to the IRS, advising a warrant will be issued for your arrest, and local Law enforcement will be serving you a warrant,” Baxley said. “The IRS will not make contact with you by phone; they will contact you through U.S. mail. Please, hang up and under no circumstances should you give your personal information,such as your Social Security number, bank account information, etc.”

Today in in History: Feb. 24

Posted on February 24, 2018 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

303 – Galerius publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Roman Empire. 484 – King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians. 1303 – Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence. 1386 – King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda. 1525 – A Spanish-Austrian army defeats a French army at the Battle of Pavia. 1538 –… Read the rest

Posted on February 23, 2018 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


East Clarendon beats Scott’s Branch, crowned Lower State champs

Posted on February 23, 2018 9:09 pm by Reporter

East Clarendon finished off Scott’s Branch in the SCHSL Lower State Basketball Championship game. The Wolverines beat the Eagles 64 – 47. They will travel to Columbia to face Timmonsville High School for the State Championship at 10:30 March 3.

Black River Electric offers free trips for high school juniors

Posted on February 23, 2018 8:08 pm by Tommy Wampler


Lady Wolverines defeat Scott’s Branch in Lower State Finals

Posted on February 23, 2018 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines came out on top Friday night against Scott’s Branch High School to win the Lower State Championship. The final score was 60-48.

Clarendon County CDC accepting home repair applications

Posted on February 23, 2018 8:08 pm by Tommy Wampler

The Clarendon County CDC is accepting applications for home repairs from resident that live in the county. The qualifications to get work done are set by the South Carolina state housing authority. If you have mobile home, it cannot be over 20 years old. You must own the land and your name much be on the title. Please call to make an appointment for further details and ask for Pamela Clavon-Brunson before coming into the office at 803-435-6639. Please take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you CLARENDON COUNTY CDC PAMELA C. BRUNSON “Submitted via email”

Artistic Director Edward Arron bids farewell Columbia Museum of Art with last concert March 6

Posted on February 23, 2018 7:07 pm by Tommy Wampler

The Columbia Museum of Art presents the finale concert of the 16th season of CMA Chamber Music on Main on Tuesday, March 6. The evening marks the farewell performance of Edward Arron as artistic director of the renowned concert series, a post he held for nine seasons. “It’s somewhat bittersweet to be returning to my musical home away from home for this season finale,” says Arron. “As many of you know by now, this is my farewell as the artistic director of CMA Chamber Music on Main, and it’s just been a thrill all of the way through. Please know… Read the rest

Little old lady…says read the notes

Posted on February 23, 2018 6:06 pm by Reporter

by Barbara Ardis In my younger years I suffered from frequent bouts of depression, only in those days we didn’t call it that…just felt like the moody blues, or before that I think they called it the “vapours.” When I took a psychology course in college, one of our experiments was to chart our moody days. And I found that every Sunday afternoon was my period of depression. No one ever told me what that meant, so what was the purpose, right? For no explainable reason, I suddenly just wanted to be alone, and not engage with anyone. I felt… Read the rest

Royalty Autos Sales holds ribbon cutting

Posted on February 23, 2018 5:05 pm by Reporter

Royalty Auto Sales opened its doors for business this past Friday. Family and friends, along with community leaders and prospective buyers all showed up to welcome the dealership and its employees to Manning. For longtime car salesman, Carl Beard, it was a dream come true. He said, “I’ve been in the car business for 34 years and God blessed me with the opportunity. Mike and I worked hard to get here. He believed in my vision and my plan and has helped me to see it come to fruition.” Carl Beard and Mike Opburn have been friends for over 9… Read the rest

East Clarendon battles Scott’s Branch for Lower State crown

Posted on February 23, 2018 4:04 pm by Reporter

The Lady Wolverines of East Clarendon and the Scott’s Branch Eagles travelled to Florence to play for the Lower State Championship. At the end of the first half, East Clarendon let the Eagles 29-23.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. investing in Cherokee County

Posted on February 23, 2018 3:03 pm by Tommy Wampler

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper and packaging products, is investing $6 million in new equipment at its Cherokee County facility. Formed in 2005 and headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., KapStone’s paper mills produce a wide spectrum of kraft and recycled products. The mills’ product portfolio contains several top brands, including Kraftpak®, DuraSorb®, TEA-Kraft® and FibreShield®, as well as extensible kraft paper grades and high-performance, lightweight linerboard. Employing approximately 6,000 workers, KapStone also provides industrial and retail corrugated packaging solutions for a variety of customers. Opened in 1992, KapStone’s Cowpens, S.C. facility includes… Read the rest

Optimist Club has big plans to help kids go to Camp Woodie and Leopold

Posted on February 23, 2018 2:02 pm by Reporter

The Clarendon County Optimist Club met Feb. 22 at Faye’s at the Lake to discuss plans for recognizing the local winner of the essay contest. The Optimist Club supports local children with events and fundraisers. The club is in talks with Ed Paul from the S.C. Waterfowl Association and representative for Camp Woodie and Camp Leopold. These camps are designed to get children outdoors and away from technology so that they can develop a love and respect for the natural world. It teaches children about hunting and fishing but more importantly, about conservation and communication. The Optimist Club is interested… Read the rest

LMA Golf team opens season with first place finish

Posted on February 23, 2018 1:01 pm by Tommy Wampler

Laurence Manning Academy hosted Calhoun Academy and Cardinal Newman Academy’s Varsity Men’s golf teams at The Players Course at Wyboo in Manning for a non-conference match. LMA finished in first place. Grant Kinlaw and Lexi Bennett ended the match with 43 strokes. Van Gardner shot a 44 and Harper Epperson ended the day at 45 for a final total team score of 175. Calhoun Academy finished second in this event with low scores from John Michael Flintom with 39, Clay Crenshaw with 40, Pressley Smith and Garrett Phillips had 50 for a total team score of 179. Flintom had the… Read the rest

Posted on February 23, 2018 1:01 pm by Tommy Wampler


Posted on February 23, 2018 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Clarendon Elite hosts annual youth football camp June 15, 16

Posted on February 23, 2018 11:11 am by Reporter

Clarendon Elite will host it’s 2nd Annual Youth Football Camp on June 15 and 16. This year the camp will be an overnight event. The event will be held at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium and John F. Thames Gymnasium. All participants can be dropped off at 4:00 p.m. June 15 at Ramsey Stadium and will begin the first part of the camp. Athletes will then transition to the gymnasium for team building exercises and leisure time. All participants will sleep on cots under the supervision of the Camp Directors and their staff in the gymnasium. Parents will have to… Read the rest

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