Monthly Archives: March 2018

SCDRO: 107 homes rebuilt, renovated after October 2015 flood

Posted on March 14, 2018 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office out of Columbia announced Wednesday the placement of more than 900 families in new or renovated homes after repairs and replacements to structures affected by the 1,000-year flood in October 2015.
Overall, 945 families have been placed, and 1,128 award letters have been sent out to eligible residents.
Families receiving housing assistance completed the application and award process through SCDRO. Their previous homes were severely damaged by the October 2015 storm. Award letters notify residents that they have been accepted into the program and list the next steps for them to move forward. It … Read the rest


Cummings named MJHS Teacher of the Year

Posted on March 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Tyrone Cummings has just 4.5 years of teaching under his belt.
All of those are with Clarendon School District 2, and he currently serves as a math interventionist with seventh and eighth-grade students at Manning Junior High School.
This past week, Cummings was named his school’s Teacher of the Year. He will face off against five of his peers later in the year to see who will be the district Teacher of the Year.
Cummings received both associate of arts and bachelor of arts degrees from the University of South Carolina. He is currently pursuing a master of education degree … Read the rest


Ken-Co

Posted on March 14, 2018 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Freeze Warning in effect through 9 a.m.

Posted on March 14, 2018 1:01 am by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Freeze Warning through 9 a.m. Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s late tonight and into Wednesday morning. dFreezing temperatures may damage sensitive vegetation. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, … Read the rest


This day in History: March 14

Posted on March 14, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

March 14

1629 A Royal charter is granted to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1743 The first American town meeting is held at Boston’s Faneuil Hall.
1757 British Admiral John Byng is executed by a firing squad on board HMS Monarch for neglect of duty.
1794 Inventor Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin.
1900 The United States currency goes on the gold standard.
1903 The Senate ratifies the Hay-Herran Treaty, guaranteeing the United States the right to build a canal in Panama.
1912 An anarchist named Antonio Dalba unsuccessfully attempts to kill Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III in … Read the rest


Students make Dean’s List for Charleston Southern University

Posted on March 13, 2018 11:11 pm by Staff Reports

Charleston Southern University has named the following local students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester.
Students from Clarendon honored included Jesse Renee Beasley of Turbeville. Students named to the Charleston Southern Dean’s List have earned a 3.5 GPA or better and earned 12 or more credit hours for the semester.


The importance of a colonoscopy

Posted on March 13, 2018 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates the number of new colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2018 to be around 97,220.

Colorectal cancer symptoms that most people feel are a change in bowel habits, abdominal pain, blood in the stool, and weight loss. Yet, most of the time there are no symptoms until it’s too late. If you have the symptoms, the disease may already have advanced. So the important thing is to be checked before the symptoms … Read the rest


Posted on March 13, 2018 4:04 pm by Staff Reports


How to spend your money with companies that share your values

Posted on March 13, 2018 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

From small one-time purchases to monthly service fees, you may not think much about what happens to your money after spending it.

But beyond the typical considerations, such as price and product features, many savvy shoppers are starting to pick their brands and services based on new criteria like ethics. An ethical company treats both its employees and customers fairly and practices environmental sustainability. Luckily, there is some guidance out there for those consumers who want to spend their money with companies that share their values.

Your Wardrobe

Patagonia’s mission statement is to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary … Read the rest


Senator Scott Statement on Secretary of State and CIA Announcements

Posted on March 13, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statements below regarding today’s announcements by President Trump regarding a new Secretary of State and CIA Director.

On former Secretary Rex Tillerson – “I want to thank Mr. Tillerson for his service to our nation. Secretary of State is a particularly demanding position, and he represented our nation well both abroad and in his efforts to modernize the department here at home. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

On Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo – “I served with Mike in Congress, and I know how committed he is … Read the rest


Posted on March 13, 2018 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email


Manning native serves aboard Navy warship in Norfolk

Posted on March 13, 2018 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

A Manning, South Carolina, native and Manning High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Trayon Dupree is a culinary specialist aboard the destroyer operating out of the Navy’s largest base. A Navy culinary specialist is responsible for the inventory, storage, and preparation of food on the ship.

“I learned growing up how to mange different situations with all types of people,” Dupree said. “That trait really helps me on the ship.”

More than 300 sailors serve aboard the ship, and their jobs are highly specialized. The jobs range … Read the rest


Breaking News

Posted on March 13, 2018 11:11 am by Staff

Scott’s Branch High School has garnered numerous state awards this year for their art program. Congratulations to Mr. Tarleton Blackwell.


Ken-Co

Posted on March 13, 2018 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Manning Elementary students to perform the Wizard of Oz at Weldon Auditorium

Posted on March 13, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

The students of Manning Elementary will be performing The Wizard of Oz musical March 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Weldon Auditorium. The students have been practicing and have been busy with rehearsals and are now preparing to perform for their peers and residents of Clarendon County.


This day in History: March 13

Posted on March 13, 2018 4:04 am by Staff Reports

March 13

483 St. Felix begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
607 The 12th recorded passage of Halley’s Comet occurs.
1519 Hernando Cortez lands in what will become Mexico.
1660 A statute is passed limiting the sale of slaves in the colony of Virginia.
1777 Congress orders its European envoys to appeal to high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American army.
1781 Astronomer William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus, names it ‘Georgium Sidus,’ in honor of King George III.
1793 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin.
1861 Jefferson Davis signs a bill authorizing slaves to be used … Read the rest


Summerton Town Council to hold monthly meeting

Posted on March 12, 2018 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

The Summerton Town Council will hold its monthly meeting st 6:00 p.m. on Tues. March 13. It will be held at the Summerton Town Hall on 10 Main Street, Summerton.

Business planned for discussion includes an update on the Briggs v. Elliot event, acceptance of planning commssion resignation and consideration of new candidate for appointment to commission, along with declaration of surplus items to be be included in auction. Status reports by Mayor Mac Bagnal are also scheduled to be given.


JV Saint’s baseball continues to win

Posted on March 12, 2018 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

Clarendon Hall’s Junior Varsity baseball team ran it’s record to 4-0 on the season. The Saints defeated Andrew Jackson Academy on Friday March 9 by a score 18-1.

Josh Kennard threw a complete game no hitter and struck out 12. Hunter Richbourg led the Saints offensively going 3-3 with 3 RBIs. Brantley
Hodge was 3-5 and Kylic Horton was 2-3 with 3 RBI. The Saints play again on Tuesday at home against St. Johns Christian.


‘Walk 4 All Shifts’ commemorates Women’s History Month at Dorn VA

Posted on March 12, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

The public is invited to come out and recognize March 2018 Women’s History Month with staff and employees of the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., by demonstrating perseverance, strength, and persistence as they walk, run or stroll during either one or all four walks planned by the medical center’s Federal Women’s Program.

The 2018 theme in Veterans Affairs, “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women”, takes on the challenge of saluting women Veterans for their strength and persistence.

There are four scheduled walks that will occur during the month … Read the rest


Turbeville Town Council to hold meeting

Posted on March 12, 2018 4:04 pm by Tommy Wampler

Turbeville Town Council will hold its monthly meeting on March 13, 2018 at the East Clarendon District Office located at 1177 Atkinson Street in Turbeville due to the School Board Election being held at the Town Hall. Items on the Agenda for the meeting include adoption of minutes, review of new code ordinances, changes to new committee member list, proposed recognition of the E.C. Varsity Ladies State Championship basketball team, increase in sewer rates for the Turbeville Correctional Institute, along with Committee and Administrative reports. There will be an Executive Session following the reports.


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