Monthly Archives: March 2018

Clarendon Pride Basketball team finishes championship season

Posted on March 2, 2018 4:04 pm by Reporter

The Clarendon Pride Basketball Team of the Clarendon County Recreational Department (CCRD) concluded its championship season Feb. 16 at the Weldon Auditorium. The Pride finished with a 9-1 record to take this year’s championship. Team members are: JoQuarius Miller, Tristan Washington, Silvester Dozier, Deondre Hilton, Chi’Quan Giles, Jamari Wilson, James Dinkins, Jamon Brock and Lavonte James, Head Coach Marty Lemon and assistant coaches, Shawn Taylor and JoJo Miller.

Head Coach Marty Lemon would like to thank the players for their hard work and dedication as well as the parents, family and community for all their support. Coach Lemon also would … Read the rest


Posted on March 2, 2018 3:03 pm by Tommy Wampler


Local Woman honored as a Woman of Distinction

Posted on March 2, 2018 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

Four Local Women honored as Women of Distinction by Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands

Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands honored four Midlands-area women at its Annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner on March 1, 2018 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The Women of Distinction Award recognizes local women of courage, confidence, and character, who exhibit exceptional professional and personal success, and have made a lasting impact in the community. The evening pays tribute to the honorees with a night of success stories, inspiration, and call to action.

This year’s honorees are: … Read the rest


Eagle Solar Group launching solar project in Orangeburg

Posted on March 2, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

Eagle Solar Group today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art solar farm in Orangeburg County. “Orangeburg County is pleased to continue to establish reliable, clean energy solutions for our residents. We are grateful for the investment of Eagle Solar Group in our county and certainly appreciate the opportunity to share in the benefits of clean, solar power,” Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr stated.

The company is investing $87.9 million in the new operations. “We are excited to be part of the growing solar energy industry in this region, and we appreciate the welcoming and pro-business environment here … Read the rest


Giving Coloring Books to Students for Read Across America Day

Posted on March 2, 2018 2:02 pm by State Treasurer Curtis Loftis

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and noted S.C. cartoonist Robert Ariail took part in Read Across America Day Friday, with Treasurer Loftis handing out more than 100 Future Scholar coloring books to Columbia preschool students.

“I am always excited to help promote the importance and love of reading,” Treasurer Loftis said. “I hope as these children enjoy the coloring book, they will begin to ask questions about a college education. I also hope their parents will view today as the perfect opportunity to begin saving for their child’s college expenses with Future Scholar.”

Treasurer Loftis and Mr. Ariail, a two-time finalist … Read the rest


Announcing the winners of the Protect Your Valentine raffle

Posted on March 2, 2018 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

The recent Winners of the Protect Your Valentine Raffle are Randy McKee and Kim Johnson. Both winners have received their new Glock handguns and gift certificates for a SLED approved Concealed Weapons Training Course.

Proceeds will go towards funding programs for the families of Fallen Officers. This year I partnered with the South Carolina Waterfowl Association (SCWA) to make this raffle a reality. A portion of the proceeds will allow children to attend camps at the SCWA Wildlife Education Center. These slots will be awarded to Carolina C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), which will select the children to attend. C.O.P.S. … Read the rest


Common Pleas Court cancelled, Jurors need not appear

Posted on March 2, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

To Jurors summoned for the March 12, 2018 term of court:

The term of Common Pleas Jury Court scheduled for the week of March 12, 2018 is cancelled. Jurors receiving a summons for jury duty for Mon. March 12, 2018 will not need to appear for jury service. The term of court his cancelled.

Please contact the Clerk of Court office at (803) 435-5120 if you have any questions.


Nebraska Edward ‘Butch’ Moore II

Posted on March 2, 2018 11:11 am by Stephens Funeral Home

Nebraska Edward “Butch” Moore II, 80, husband of MaryAnne Grayson Moore, died Thurs. March 1, 2018, at his home in Summerton.

He was born Dec. 3, 1937, in Florence. He was a son of the late Ned Palmer Moore and the late Kathleen Wilson Moore. He was a US Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 35 in Summerton. He was a retired farmer and a member of Summerton Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of Summerton; a son, Nebraska Edward “Brac” Moore III (Stephanie) of Brunswick, GA; a daughter-in-law, Jodi Woods Moore of Three Forks, … Read the rest


Fire destroys Manning home, residents make it out safely

Posted on March 2, 2018 10:10 am by Tommy Wampler

Around 2:09 a.m. Friday morning, the Manning Fire Department responded to a call from Eric Morris of 263 Manchester Road in Manning. “I was woken up by a loud popping sound and I thought someone was trying to break in so I got up to investigate. Our 6 month old grandchild had been staying the night so I had to make sure my family was safe.” It’s then that he saw the flames above his head. He woke up his family to get them out as quickly as he could while the blaze continued to spread above their heads.

All … Read the rest


LMA b team baseball shuts out Wilson Hall

Posted on March 2, 2018 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

Laurence Manning’s B team baseball squad defeated Wilson Hall, 4-0 Wed. March 1. Jackson Clemmons and Henry DuRant took the mound for LMA, keeping Wilson Hall scoreless through 7 innings. Clemmons picked up his first win of the year while DuRant struck out 8 over the final 5 innings.

Connor Smith was 2-3 with a triple and Austin Geddings was 1-1 with a walk.

The Swampcats will host East Clarendon at 4:30 p.m. March 7.


Mobile Library Schedule: Fri. March 2

Posted on March 2, 2018 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

Fri. March 2, MarchThe Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make stops at Lake Marion Nursing Facility, 1527 Urbana Road, Summerton, and at the Windsor Manor Nursing Facility, 5583 Summerton Hwy, Manning, for book drop offs only.

The Mobile Library will also be at the Paxville Community Center from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.


Posted on March 2, 2018 1:01 am by Tommy Wampler


This day in history: March 2

Posted on March 2, 2018 12:12 am by Submitted by Reader

1776 Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston.
1781 Maryland ratifies the Articles of Confederation. It is the last state to sign.
1797 The Directory of Great Britain authorizes vessels of war to board and seize neutral vessels, particularly if the ships are American.
1815 To put an end to robberies by the Barbary pirates, the United States declares war on Algiers.
1836 Texas declares independence from Mexico on Sam Houston’s 43rd birthday.
1853 The Territory of Washington is organized.
1865 President Abraham Lincoln rejects Confederate General Robert E. Lee‘s plea for peace talks, demanding unconditional surrender.
1867 The first … Read the rest


Posted on March 1, 2018 11:11 pm by Tommy Wampler


Sincerely, Cindy

Posted on March 1, 2018 9:09 pm by Cindy Risher

GEN 11

You can’t change the past but you can reshape the future by making changes in the present. Just a thought.

On another note, on a recent Thursday night, while flipping through the DirectTV guide, I stumbled across a childhood memory on AMCHD entitled Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the memories came flooding back in torrential fashion.

The movie came out in December of 1968. This movie was loosely based on an Ian Fleming novel about a magical car. Ian Fleming gave her the license plate GEN 11 which is the Latin spelling for genii which interpreted means a … Read the rest


This day in history March 1

Posted on March 1, 2018 7:07 pm by Submitted by Reader

1642 York, Maine becomes the first incorporated American city.
1692 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are arrested for the supposed practice of witchcraft in Salem, Mass.
1776 French minister Charles Gravier advises his Spanish counterpart to support the American rebels against the English.
1780 Pennsylvania becomes the first U.S. state to abolish slavery.
1803 Ohio becomes the 17th state to join the Union.
1808 In France, Napoleon creates an imperial nobility.
1815 Napoleon lands at Cannes, France, returning from exile on Elba, with a force of 1,500 men and marches on Paris.
1871 German troops enter Paris, France, during … Read the rest


Pres. Trump directs flag to be flown at half staff for Rev. Billy Graham

Posted on March 1, 2018 6:06 pm by Reporter

As a mark of respect for the memory of Rev. Billy Graham, President Trump has issued a proclamation directing the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on Fri. March 2, 2018, the date of his internment.

Accordingly, Governor McMaster directs that flags atop the State Capitol Building be flown at half staff from sunrise until sunset on Fri. March 2, 2018.


Summerton welcomes poet laureate, celebrates heritage

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 pm by Emily Wachter

On Feb. 23, lovers of poetry and politics met in Summerton’s Cultural Arts Center to enjoy a reading from Poet Laureate of the U.S. Tracy K. Smith and a speech from Congressman Jim Clyburn.

After Scott’s Branch High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps members led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, the conversation began with a brief welcome from U.S. Sen. Devin Brown. Brown gave a short history of the rural South’s role in the Civil Rights Movement by discussing Summerton’s participation in desegregation through the influential “Brown v. Board of Education” court case, and he reminded attendees … Read the rest


Lisa Justice named as new director of F.E. Dubose Career Center

Posted on March 1, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Central Carolina Technical College has named Lisa Justice to serve as the new Director of the F.E. Dubose Career Center effective March 1, 2018.

CCTC President Dr. Michael Mikota said, “I am confident Ms. Justice will make the college proud in her key role as Director of the F.E. DuBose Career Center. For the last two and a half years, she has excelled as the Director of Clarendon County Adult Education. Her experience and impeccable character will undoubtedly advance the college further in Clarendon County.”

Justice is a school administrator with over 25 years in classroom and leadership experience in … Read the rest


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


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