Monthly Archives: February 2018

Royalty Autos Sales holds ribbon cutting Feb. 16

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

On Feb. 16, Royalty Auto Sales opened its doors for business in Manning. Family and friends, along with community leaders and prospective buyers came out to welcome Carl Beard and Mike Ogburn, longtime friends and partners at Royalty Auto Sales. Carl Beard said, “This is a dream come true. I have been in the car business for over 34 years and God blessed me with this opportunity. Mike and I worked hard to get here. He believed in my vision and my plan. He has helped me to see it come to fruition.” Carl Beard and Mike Ogburn have been… 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

Essay entries for Optimist Club due Feb. 23

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

The essay contest deadline is Feb. 23. The winner will receive a $50 cash prize, a medallion and certificate. Any essays and application forms must be submitted by this date. Please email them to or hand deliver them to Lisa Justice at the F.E. Dubose Career Center.

Nation History Day: LMA encourages historical awareness, hosts competition

Posted on February 23, 2018 10:10 am by Reporter

by Emily Wachter To bring historical awareness and urge middle school and high school students to become involved in researching historical events, Laurence Manning Academy (LMA) celebrated its annual National History Day (NHD) on Feb. 12. According to its website, the NHD organization seeks to educate students by offering a competitive outlet for creativity, scholarship, critical thinking skills and expression. While individual schools may have certain preferences, the NHD organization allows projects for the competition to take form in several different creative mediums. Students may enter original papers, websites, exhibits, performances or documentaries. Thousands of schools, both public and private,… Read the rest

LMA middle school dance soloist gets high scores at championship

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

LMA Middle school soloist Kinsey Hatchell had the highest scoring ballet dance at the SCISA Dance State Championship Thursday night. The Swampcat dance teams brought home championships for elementary and middle school level. The high school dance team finished 2nd overall.

Today in History: Feb. 23

Posted on February 23, 2018 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

303 – Roman emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution. 532 – Byzantine emperor Justinian I orders the building of a new Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople – the Hagia Sophia. 1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type. 1554 – Mapuche forces, under the leadership of Lautaro, score a victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Marihueñu in Chile. 1739 – At York Castle, the outlaw Dick Turpin is identified by his former schoolteacher. Turpin had been… Read the rest

The LMA high school dance team places 2nd overall in State Championship

Posted on February 22, 2018 11:11 pm by Tommy Wampler

The Swampcat High school dance team danced for the SCISA Dance State Championship Thursday night. They scored highest in the jazz dance and placed 2nd overall.

Posted on February 22, 2018 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

LMA middle school dance team takes top scores, wins championship

Posted on February 22, 2018 11:11 pm by Tommy Wampler

LMA’s Middle school dance team won Overall SCISA State Dance Champions and had the highest scoring jazz dance.

LMA Elementary dance team wins SCISA State Dance Championship

Posted on February 22, 2018 10:10 pm by Tommy Wampler

The Laurence Manning Elementary dance team had the highest score in the Jazz Dance at the SCISA State Dance Championship. The dance routine rocketed them to the top and guaranteed there place as champions. They were scored as overall winner of the SCISA Dance State Championship.

Pet of the Day: Charmin

Posted on February 22, 2018 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

Charmin is a 5 month old, female domestic long hair kitten. She is such a very loving baby that loves to cuddle and is most definitely a lap cat. She is current on all of her age appropriate shots, has been spayed and has tested negative for Feline Leukemia and AIDS. Please stop by the shelter to see this beautiful girl and the rest of her siblings! Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

LMA students inducted into Beta Club

Posted on February 22, 2018 6:06 pm by Reporter

The following students were inducted in the Laurence Manning Academy Beta Club. Evan Hunter Ardis, Christian Dennis Bachand, William T. H. Barrineau, Rollin Grace Barwick, Jadyn Rose Bell, Kinsey Leigh Bjork, Breanna Leigh Boykin, Katherine Helen Burns, Katelyn Rebecca Charnock, Laken Rachel Corbett, Ty Dalton Dangerfield, William Anderson Elmore, Bonham Van Gardner, Abigail Grace Glass, Alyssa Aryana Gottheiner, Christopher Michael Griffith, Jr., Isabella Renay Harris, Jordan Seth Hawkins, Christina Meree Henderson, Kyle Gregory Horton, Madisyn Leigh Anne Hudson, Hailey Elizabeth Isgett, Savannah Caroline Johnson, Leah Marian Johnson, Steve Lamar Johnson, IV, Walton Marion Jolly, Kaitlyn Marie Jordan, Ronald Maurice Joye,… Read the rest

Varsity Ladies from Scott’s Branch and East Clarendon to face off for Lower State Championship

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 pm by Reporter

Monday night, Clarendon County had two high school teams in playoff competition to earn the chance to play for the Lower State Championship at the Florence Civic Center this Friday. The East Clarendon Wolverines visited Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston and earned a big victory on the road, 73 to 37. The Wolverines went 14-6 this year with a 6-1 region record. This game was part of the 2018 SCHSL Girls State Basketball State Championships – Class A Girls Basketball tournament. The win has given the Lady Wolverines the chance to play for the Lower State Championship on Friday… Read the rest

Summerton United Methodist Church to host huge yard sale April 14

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 pm by Reporter

Mark your calendars April 14. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Summerton United Methodist Church is hosting a huge yard sale, as well as a plant and bake sale. There will be a trailer load of furniture, a variety of indoor and outdoor plants and a kitchen full of fresh homemade bakes goods, frozen goods, casseroles, soups, etc. There will be a room full of house hold items with a special corner for seasonal holiday items. Bring your friends and family. Came early to shop at Summerton United Methodist Church, located a 2 Briggs Street in Summerton. You will be… Read the rest

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