Monthly Archives: February 2018

Statewide Debut of “Soul of Philanthropy” Exhibition

Posted on February 1, 2018 2:02 pm by Reporter

Statewide debut of “Soul of Philanthropy” exhibition, opening Feb. 10 in Columbia, S.C.

Come to see philanthropy differently: philanthropic experience and giving traditions of African Americans explored

Columbia, S.C. – After a nationwide tour, Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited will make its South Carolina debut in Columbia, S.C. on February 10, 2018 at Richland Library Main. A partnership between Central Carolina Community Foundation, Richland Library and Women Engaged, The Soul of Philanthropy is a multimedia exhibition dedicated to sharing the tradition of African-American philanthropy, presenting the long and unsung legacy of black philanthropy, from generous donors … Read the rest

McLeod Hosts Free Educational Events on Women and Heart Disease

Posted on February 1, 2018 1:01 pm by Reporter


McLeod Hosts Free Educational Events on Women & Heart Disease

In Recognition of Go Red Day


Friday, February 2, is National Wear Red Day, when the American Heart Association encourages everyone to Go Red for Women in order to raise awareness about heart health and encourage the positive lifestyle changes everyone can make to decrease their risk.

In recognition of Go Red Day, McLeod Health is hosting nine free educational events.  The first seven are Healthy Red Heart Luncheons on Friday, February 2, at 12:00 p.m.  In Florence at the McLeod Medical Plaza, the guest speaker on “Women &

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Mathis takes 2nd in Farm City Poster Contest

Posted on February 1, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Laurence Manning Academy student Lila Kate Mathis won second place in the 2017 Farm City Poster Contest.

Posted on February 1, 2018 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

10 Clarendon residents named to USC Sumter Fall Dean’s List

Posted on February 1, 2018 10:10 am by Manning Live

The University of South Carolina Sumter announced this week that 10 Clarendon residents have been namedto the school’s Fall 2017 Dean’s List. To be named to the Dean’s Honor List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher (3.25 or higher for freshmen) earned on a minimum of 12 credited semester hours at the end of the previous semester.
Honorees included Carson walker of Gable; James Brewer, Jalaina Brown, Brandy Del Rio, Jigesh Patel, Maitri Patel, Kerington Shaffer and Nicholas Skoler, all of Manning; and Rebekah Robinson and Caroline Stukes, both of Summerton.

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15 Clarendon residents make CCTC Full-Time Dean’s List

Posted on February 1, 2018 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota announced this week that 15 Clarendon residents were named to the school’s Fall 2017 Dean’s List. Central Carolina Technical College’s Full-Time Dean’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.
Clarendon residents named included Tabitha E. Beard, Candler L. DuBose, Robert A. Duke, Kacey L. Floyd, Maysey R. Floyd, William B. Gardner, Hannah G. Graham, Bryant T. Lawson, Cody Lynch, Jakob D. Nabholz, Louise E. Register, Sarah A. Tobias, Karwin A. Vasquez-Colman, Thomas A. Wallace, … Read the rest

One Step: A Long Journey of Procrastination

Posted on February 1, 2018 8:08 am by Reporter

One Step: A Long Journey of Procrastination
The Mt. Hope Scrolls
by Bobby Jonte

I know you have heard the statement about the longest journey beginning with a single step. What a mouthful! Every journey starts with that first step. What’s holding us back? Well, that first step. I’m like most people I know. We’re experts in the art of procrastination.

The one step part is hard to overcome. I know a guy that is an exercise nut. He claims that his exercise routine started with a single pushup. I find that hard to believe but he claims that it … Read the rest

New Zion man to serve 10 years after plea to sex with minor

Posted on February 1, 2018 7:07 am by Staff Reports

A 47-year-old New Zion man will serve 10 years in prison after pleading guilty recently two two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Isidro Beltran of 1058 Sunshine Acres in Turbeville pleaded guilty Jan. 18 before Circuit Court Judge D. Craig Brown at the Clarendon County Courthouse, specifically, to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, commit or attempt of lewd act with a victim younger than 16 years and older than 14 years.
Beltran was initially charged June 9, 2017, with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor younger than 11 … Read the rest

Keel to serve another term as SLED head

Posted on February 1, 2018 6:06 am by Staff Reports

The head law enforcement officer for the state of South Carolina is now set to serve another term after reappointment Wednesday by Gov. Henry McMaster.
State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel was first appointed to the No. 1 law enforcement officer’s position in June 2011 by Gov. Nikki Haley. He has more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement.
“Chief Keel has served our state with great honor, integrity, and leadership for many years, and there is no one more qualified or more fitting to lead one our state’s superior law enforcement agencies,” said McMaster. “I’m proud to … Read the rest

Claflin University Director of Bands works with Monarchs

Posted on February 1, 2018 6:06 am by Submitted via Facebook

Claflin University Director of Bands Dr. Margret Wetitzel came to Clarendon School District 2 to work with the Manning High Symphonic Band this week in preparation for the South Carolina Band Directors Association Concert Performance Assessment.

McMaster thanks Gowdy for service to state, nation

Posted on February 1, 2018 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Gov. Henry McMaster Wednesday released the following statement on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s decision to not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives:
“I have witnessed firsthand Rep. Gowdy’s dedication and commitment to justice from the courtroom to Congress. His leadership and service on behalf of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Fourth Congressional District, South Carolina, and America has been exemplary, and deserves the appreciation of all.”

Pet of the Day: Chico

Posted on February 1, 2018 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Chico is a 3 year old white and tan male Chihuahua Mix. He is a little timid at first but opens up very quickly! He loves attention and for his belly to be rubbed. Chico is current on all of his vaccinations, and has been neutered and tested negative for heartworms. You can get pre–approved for Chico by submitting your adoption application online at

5 Clarendonians named to USC Sumter President’s List

Posted on February 1, 2018 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Several local students were named to the Fall 2017 President’s List at the University of South Carolina Sumter this week. To be included, students must have maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking 12 or more credit hours.
Honorees included Mackenzie Ham of Manning; Alexis Guessregen, Brianna Hill and Ella Wray-Carnes, all of Summerton; and Malorie Berry of Turbeville.

JV Lady Swampcats continue winning streak

Posted on February 1, 2018 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning junior varsity girls’ basketball team continued their winning ways Wednesday at Thomas Sumter Academy, defeating the Generals by a score of 27-21.
The Swampcats were led in scoring by Audrey Bennett, who put up 12 points, followed by Carrie Rickenbaker with six points. Eaddy Gamble led the JV Lady Swampcats in rebounding. The Generals were led in scoring by Karleigh Young’s nine points and Lindsay Daniels six points.
The team plays Friday at Orangeburg Prep. The team’s record stands at 9-3.

Morning Weather: Thursday, Feb. 1

Posted on February 1, 2018 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Lady Swampcats fall to Thomas Sumter

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The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats fell 44-38 on Wednesay night to t/homas Sumter. Lexi Bennett was the lead scorer for the Lady Cats, with 11 points, followed by Brooke Bennett with 10 points, Olivia Coker with five, and Mason Ham, sarah Knight Nalley and Sarah Frazier with four points each.
The team will play Friday at Orangeburg Prep.

Letter: I am a ‘plate fixer’

Posted on February 1, 2018 3:03 am by Submitted via Facebook

Warning, this could be a feminists’ trigger: I am a plate fixer.
Not just for my child, but for my husband, even well before we were married. I’ve never understood women being so against the simple act of fixing a plate for their husbands. I’ve never felt degraded or undignified or less of a person by doing it. It’s certainly not about him being lazy. It’s just that I see a man that sacrifices daily, works more than he should, and deserves to sit down and be waited on sometimes.
It’s not every meal, because he often comes in to … Read the rest

SC Chamber thanks Gowdy for service to state, nation

Posted on February 1, 2018 12:12 am by Submitted via Email

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce issued the below statement regarding Congressman Trey Gowdy’s announcement that he will not seek re-election at the conclusion of his current term:kk
“The Palmetto State’s business community appreciates Congressman Gowdy’s dedication to improving the lives of his constituents through his leadership in the United States House. We have no doubt that he will be successful in his future endeavors and continue to serve the people of South Carolina, and our nation, with strength and dignity” said Ted Pitts, President & CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Lady Swampcats fall to Florence Christian

Posted on February 1, 2018 12:12 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity girls’ fell to Florence Christian on Tuesday night by a score of 49-36. Leading scorer for the Lady Cats was Lexi Bennett, who put up 14 points for the team.Katherine burns followed with nine points; Brooke Bennett had six points, Olivia Coker had four points, Sarah Frazier had two points and Mason Ham had one point.

Today in History: Feb. 1

Posted on February 1, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

481 – Vandal king Huneric organises a conference between Catholic and Arian bishops at Carthage.
1327 – The teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
1329 – King John of Bohemia captures Medvėgalis, an important fortress of the pagan Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and baptizes 6,000 of its defenders
1411 – The First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn (Toruń), Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
1662 – The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
1713 … Read the rest

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