Monthly Archives: February 2018

Clarendon County Recreation Department is looking for more girls for softball teams.

Posted on February 22, 2018 4:04 pm by Reporter

10 more girls are needed for the Dixie Angels 8 – 10yr. old softball group to fill the 4 teams in Manning. If interested, come register ASAP or call the Recreation Department at 803-473-3543.

Jr. Chamber Oyster Roast on Feb. 24

Posted on February 22, 2018 4:04 pm by Reporter

Camden announces plans to open African American Cultural Center

Posted on February 22, 2018 4:04 pm by Tommy Wampler

The City of Camden announces plans to open the African American Cultural Center of​ ​Camden ​on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018​.

According to City Manager Mel Pearson, the new tourist attraction will be located in the two-room, turn-of-the century house relocated in 2007 to its current location at 517 York Street​ in Camden​.

The new African American Cultural Center will operate under the auspices of the Camden Archives& Museum system, and exhibits and programming will be curated and operated by the City’s archives and museum staff.

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford said the new museum will open as part of a … Read the rest

Pat Conroy at the Citadel Symposium

Posted on February 22, 2018 2:02 pm by Tommy Wampler

The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting a free public event to explore the life and legacy of celebrated American author Pat Conroy, entitled, “Pat Conroy at The Citadel Symposium.” The symposium takes place from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the college’s Holliday Alumni Center. The daylong gathering will feature presentations and panels with guests ranging from literary experts to Conroy’s friends and loved ones.

Conroy earned more than a dozen literary awards as the author of 12 books. All of his books, including The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and … Read the rest

Guest Opinion: Getting beyond the ‘perfect life’

Posted on February 22, 2018 1:01 pm by Reporter

In June 2017, life was pretty much perfect. I graduated from high school, worked for a great local company in town for the summer, and was excited to start college in just a few months with the help of some gracious scholarship organizations. Little did I know, things were about to take a turn.
Unexpectedly, we were hit with a sudden and brief illness that would take the life of the most important piece of our Bell family. Every single day for the past three-plus months, I have been constantly asking the good Lord for strength and understanding through this … Read the rest

How the average citizen can help bring about friendlier politics

Posted on February 22, 2018 12:12 pm by Tommy Wampler

At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics.

Experts suggest that it starts with finding common ground among those whose opinions differ from you. Ira Shapiro, a former ambassador who has held senior positions in the U.S. Senate, recently authored “Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?” in order to explore the state of U.S. politics and its future.

Of the U.S. Senate, his area of expertise, he says, “America is deeply divided. But the men and women of the Senate should not mirror — … Read the rest

Clarendon Hall Silent Auction start time changed to 6 p.m.

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

Burger Night to benefit Summerton Rotary’s boys and girls state scholarships

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

Summerton Dolls of the World Exhibition

Posted on February 22, 2018 9:09 am by Reporter

An Evening of Inspiration Benefit Concert

Posted on February 22, 2018 8:08 am by Reporter

LMA’s b team softball earn win with hot bats

Posted on February 22, 2018 8:08 am by Tommy Wampler

The Lady Swampcats defeated the Carolina Academy Lady Bobcats, 17 – 2, Wednesday night.

Hannah Kate Branham was the winning pitcher for the Swampcats. She had 16 strikeouts and 5 walks through 5 innings.

Lindsey Barwick led the Lady Swampcats at the plate. She reached the bases safely 3 out of 4 at-bats with a double, 2 singles and 5 RBIs, Anna Marie Beard went 3 for 4 with a walk, three singles and two RBIs. Branham went 2 for 3 with 2 walks, a single and an in-the-park homerun. She also had an RBI.

Mary Louise Kinlaw went two … Read the rest

Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center to hold monthly public meeting

Posted on February 22, 2018 7:07 am by Tommy Wampler

Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center-Haven of Rest will hold it’s monthly public meeting 10:00 A.M. Wed. March 7 at New Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Parking is available in the lot nearest the entrance to the fellowship hall.

For more information
call Ann Driggers at 803-460-5572.

Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, Feb. 22

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make three stops today, including from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Turbeville IGA; from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Barrineau Pentecostal Church; and from 4-5 p.m. at Lodebar Church on S.C. 527.

Today in History: Feb. 22

Posted on February 22, 2018 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

705 – Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang dynasty.
1316 – Battle of Picotin between Ferdinand of Majorca and the forces of Matilda of Hainaut
1371 – Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
1495 – King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city’s throne.
1632 – Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
1651 – St. Peter’s Flood: A storm surge floods the Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people.
1744 – War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon causes several Royal Navy captains to be court-martialed, … Read the rest

Posted on February 21, 2018 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Transform S.C. spring conference: Transformation through data

Posted on February 21, 2018 9:09 pm by Tommy Wampler

Several hundred guests, including business leaders, policymakers and teams of educators representing many of the state’s school districts will converge in Columbia for the annual TransformSC Spring Conference. This year’s agenda boasts internationally acclaimed data usage experts, Dr. John Johnson and Dr. Ellen Mandinach, who will be available for interview. Speakers will highlight the importance of understanding and applying data to impact and improve South Carolina schools and classrooms. In addition to keynote speakers Dr. Johnson and Dr. Mandinach, other presenters include representatives from school districts around North and South Carolina, local business leaders and representatives of the SC Department … Read the rest

Posted on February 21, 2018 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Pet of the Day: Queenie

Posted on February 21, 2018 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

Queenie is a 2-year-old, female, black-and-whit,e Pug mix. She loves to give kisses and walks well on a leash. She is current on all vaccinations, and has been spayed and tested positive for heartworms. She will need to continue heartworm treatments once adopted. You can get pre-approved by submitting your adoption application online at

Bill Would Ban Saggy Pants in S.C

Posted on February 21, 2018 6:06 pm by Tommy Wampler

Pull them up! South Carolina lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill to ban saggy pants throughout the state. The proposed bill would make it illegal to wear your pants below your hips.

House Bill 4957 would make it illegal for a person to expose their skin or underwear by wearing their pants “three inches below the crest of his ileum” —the top of the hips.

Violation fines equal just enough to buy that much needed belt: $25 for a first offense; $50 or three hours of community service for a second offense; and $75 or six hours of community … Read the rest

Clarendon County Development Board to meet Feb.22

Posted on February 21, 2018 5:05 pm by Tommy Wampler

The Clarendon County Development Board will meet at the Clarendon County Administrative Building, 411 Sunset Dr. in the Executive Chambers, Manning, South Carolina, immediately following the Business Development Corporation of Clarendon County meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thurs. Feb. 22





The Clarendon County Development Board meeting will be held immediately following the Business Development Corporation meeting.


Call to Order

I.         Welcome

II.       Approval of Minutes (January 24, 2018)


III.      Expense Report



Economic Development: Paxville, Track, Canopy, Dusty #1, Dusty #2 Fruit Basket,  Merriment, Lake, Cobalt 2, Clover, Ginger Bread



 IV.    New Business:

  • Opportunity Zones

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