Monthly Archives: February 2018

Lawrence Boatwright

Posted on February 16, 2018 3:03 pm by Tommy Wampler

Lawrence Boatwright, 63, beloved husband of Janette Boatwright, died Tuesday, Feb. 13. The viewing will be held from 1pm-6pm on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Summerton Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 2pm Sunday at Laurel Hill A.M.E Church, 2032 M.W. Rickenbacker Road, in Manning. Reverend Marie Harvin will serve as Pastor. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home, LLC, 23 South Duke Street, Summerton. Phone (803) 485-3755

Clarendon School District 2 Board to meet Feb. 20

Posted on February 16, 2018 2:02 pm by Tommy Wampler

Clarendon District 2 meeting Agenda

Senator Kevin Johnson, Miss SC Suzi Roberts visit Dorn during Veteran Patients Week

Posted on February 16, 2018 2:02 pm by Tommy Wampler

The smiles, handshakes, selfies and even autographs continued to be rendered Feb. 13 and Feb. 15 to inpatients, outpatients and staff of the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., during the National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. Salutes from members of the state senatorial representatives came from Senator Kevin Johnson and Senator Thomas McElveen as they visited the medical center, Feb. 13. Both Johnson and McElveen told the Veterans whom they encountered how much they appreciated their personal fight and participation for upholding the freedom of our Nation and offered other words of encouragement as they… Read the rest

Posted on February 16, 2018 1:01 pm by Tommy Wampler

Family and Friends Day Feb. 25 at St. Mark AME in Summerton “Some of the most important things in life are your friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude towards life. If you have these then you are wealthy!” Greetings, in the name of our Risen Savior: In 1885, with a song, a prayer and the desire to serve God, St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized. Each year at this time, we look forward to all of our families and friends joining us for an afternoon of worship and fellowship, as we celebrate our church’s Family… Read the rest

Facebook ad targeting is incredible and scary

Posted on February 16, 2018 12:12 pm by Tommy Wampler

As Facebook continues to amass enough force and influence to rival a superpower, its ad targeting is not only the social giant’s biggest liability, but also its forte. Entire countries, global populations, legislators, and advertisers both seethe and marvel at its prowess. And Facebook finds itself caught in a conundrum created by its own success. One thing is clear: Digital advertising on Facebook is skyrocketing. Most advertisers haven’t been dissuaded by the company’s negative press—because the crisis has yet to directly hit them. However, history shows that brand safety isn’t a given on the internet. Facebook needs to rein in… Read the rest

Posted on February 16, 2018 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Posted on February 16, 2018 10:10 am by Reporter

Posted on February 16, 2018 9:09 am by Reporter

Scott’s Branch Ladies defeat Hannah Pamplico, advance in playoffs

Posted on February 16, 2018 8:08 am by Tommy Wampler

The Varsity Lady Eagles played host to Hannah Pamplico Thursday and earned a big win, 64 – 38 to advance to the round 3 of the playoffs. Taja Madison led the squad with 16 points. Cambria Parker added another 13 and Tonia Lawson ended the night with 12. Also contributing to the Eagles were Mary Wimberly and Chaniya Monroe with 8. Leading scorers for Hannah Pamplico were Imani Simmons with 16 and Hailey Rogers with 15. Scott’s Branch with continue its road through the playoffs with a 7 p.m. start February 19. The Lady Eagle Squad ended the year as

Mobile Library Schedule: Friday, Feb. 16

Posted on February 16, 2018 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 3-4:30 p.m. today at the Paxville Community Center, with book drop-offs picked-up from Lake Marion and Windsor Manor nursing facilities.

2 Clarendon residents named to USC Upstate Chancellor’s List

Posted on February 16, 2018 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

Two Clarendon County residents have been named to the Fall 2017 Chancellor’s List at the University of South Carolina Upstate. To be eligible for the Chancellor’s List, students must earn a 4.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours. Those named to the list include Da’Masha Ragin of Pinewood; and Hannah Yarborough of New Zion.

Today in History: Feb. 16

Posted on February 16, 2018 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

116 – Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia. 1249 – Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire. 1270 – Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Livonian Order in the Battle of Karuse. 1630 – Dutch forces led by Hendrick Lonck capture Olinda in what was to become part of Dutch Brazil. 1646 – Battle of Torrington, Devon: The last major battle of the first English Civil War. 1699 – First Leopoldine… Read the rest

Posted on February 15, 2018 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Posted on February 15, 2018 7:07 pm by Reporter

Sarah Wilson Rigby

Posted on February 15, 2018 6:06 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

ROCK HILL – Sarah Wilson Rigby, 69, wife of Muldrow Brockington “Mul” Rigby Jr., died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at the Wayne Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill. Born Oct. 30, 1948, in Sumter, she was a daughter of Thomas Reese Wilson Jr. and the late Margaret McFaddin Wilson. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill. She enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with her family. She truly adored her grandbabies and was their beloved “NeNe.” Her family will never forget her kindness, selflessness and her strength even when faced… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Jimmy

Posted on February 15, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

Jimmy is a 6-year-old male, black-and-tan German shepherd mix weighing about 80 pounds. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and has tested positive for heart worms. A Second Chance Animal Shelter of Clarendon County staff is currently treating him for the heart worms, but he must continue treatment after being adopted. He is a very sweet laid-back baby. He enjoys being petted and going for walks on his leash. A fenced yard is required, and the adoption fee is $125 with an approved application. You can get pre-approved by submitting an adoption application at

Silent Auction

Posted on February 15, 2018 4:04 pm by Reporter

Posted on February 15, 2018 2:02 pm by Reporter

Maggie “Mae” Lawson Ragin

Posted on February 15, 2018 2:02 pm by Tommy Wampler

Maggie “Mae” Lawson Ragin, 80, died Tuesday Feb. 13. The viewing was held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb.16 at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held 1pm Saturday at the Historic Liberty Hill A.M.E Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road, in Summerton. Rev. Robert L. China Jr. served as Pastor. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home, LLC, 23 South Duke Street, Summerton. Phone (803) 485-3755

Man wanted for break-in, assault caught

Posted on February 15, 2018 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

A Manning man previously wanted by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office for his alleged role in the break-in of a home and the assault of its residents has been found and charged. Franklin Dennis Mills, 52, was charged with second-degree assault and battery ad first-degree burglary this week. He is accused of forcing his way into the victim’s door in the early morning hours of Feb. 4 and then assaulting those inside. According to the Clarendon County Public Court Index, Mills posted a $15,000 surety bond on the burglary charge to gain his release Tuesday from the Clarendon County Detention… Read the rest

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