Monthly Archives: March 2018

Walker Gamble students visit DC

Posted on March 23, 2018 8:08 am by Staff Reports

The Walker Gamble Elementary School fifth-graders saw the sights and sounds in Washington, D.C., this week.


Celebrate National Puppy Day by visiting A Second Chance Animal Shelter

Posted on March 23, 2018 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

Today is National Puppy Day. What better way to celebrate than moseying on out to A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning and seeing what puppies are up for adoption.
Two such puppies are Owen and Scrappy. Both are male and were born Jan. 21. The mother was brought in by Animal Control and is now up for adoption as well. The pair has two other siblings, Sammy and Tank. All are males. They are a dachshund mix.
Their mother is also a dachshund mix as well. She weighs about 22 pounds.
All four puppies have … Read the rest


JV Lady Swampcats

Posted on March 22, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Lady Swampcats suffered their first loss of the season in Columbia last night, falling 10-1 to Cardinal Newman’s JV squad.
Lindsey Barwick went 3 for 3 with a double, two singles and knocked in the only RBI of the night for the Swampcats.
Mary Louise Kinlaw, Hannah Kate Branham and Macey Jans each had a hit.
Branham pitched four strikeouts.
The 5-1 Lady Swampcats travel to Calhoun Academy Thursday afternoon.


Colleton Prep vs LMA JV

Posted on March 22, 2018 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning pulled off the come-from-behind Win Tuesday afternoon in a time-shortened game at LMA against Colleton Prep. Grace Anne Lasseigne continues to swing a hot bat leading LMA in hitting with a 2/2 night with a triple and double tallying 3 more rbi’s. Abby Anderson, Bailey Moore, Mary Claire Lee all had multiple hits while Malorie Speigel scored 3 runs. LMA completed the comeback in the bottom of the 4th inning when Bailey Moore hit a double to score Laura Betts Brogdon to tie they game. After advancing to 3rd, Moore then scored on a passed ball to clinch


LMA B team Baseball

Posted on March 22, 2018 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

In a game played last night, Hayden Griffin recorded his first pitching win as a Swampcat. Jackson Campbell closed the final two innings on the mound. The two combined for a no hitter and a shut out.
Mickey Jordan was 2-3, TJ Hicks was 2-2, Clayton Lee was 1-2.
The final score was LMA 14 East Clarendon 0
The Swampcats improve their record to 8-1 and will face Hammond at 11am on Saturday at home.


Clarendon Hall JV Ladies

Posted on March 22, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via iPhone

Clarendon Hall JV softball ran its record to 5-0 on the season with a victory over Dorchester Academy in St. George by a score of 21-4. Amberly Way picked up the 3 inning win with 6 strikeouts. Way also went 1-1 at the plate with 2 rbi. Mckenley Wells was 2-3 with 2 rbi and Macie McIntosh was 1-2 with 2 rbi. Colleen McIntosh also picked up a rbi.


LMA JV LadyCats

Posted on March 22, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

In a home game played March 19th and called due to darkness, the JV Ladies won in a squeaker. After falling behind 9-0 after a disastrous 2nd inning, the LadyCats chipped away at the lead to come back and win after 6 completed innings. Grace Anne Lasseigne led the Swampcats at the plate going 3/3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Down by 2 entering the bottom of the 6th inning, LB Brogdon cleared the bases with a triple down the right field line for the final 3 of her 6 rbi’s on the night to take the lead 12-11. … Read the rest


Letter: Senator doesn’t choose school board members

Posted on March 22, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

I am happy to write this comment in reference to the letter to the editor that was written by Michael Anderson and replied to by Emmie Shoemaker. Although I do not know them, it is very obvious that they don’t know me either, otherwise there would be no need for them to distort the facts.
Here are the facts.
First of all, if they knew me they would know that I am always singing the praises of Clarendon School District 1, locally and all over the state. I could cite a number of examples, but let’s get to the bigger … Read the rest


LMA’s Girls JV Softball

Posted on March 22, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Laurence Manning’s JV Girls Softball Team tallied 16 hits and came from behind late in the game to beat Robert E. Lee with a final score of 11-9 in Bishopville March 14. Olivia Leviner pitched 6 1/3 & Malorie Speigel came in for the final 2 outs to seal the win. Speigel led the offense at the plate with a 5/5 afternoon including 3 doubles. Gracyn Nalley went 3/5 with 1 triple and 2 runs scored. Abby Anderson was 2/5 and scored twice. Laura Betts Brogdon was 2/3 with 1 rbi and 2 runs scored. Callie Thompson went 2/4 with


Dept. of Interior awards more than $4M in in boating infrastructure grants

Posted on March 22, 2018 7:07 am by Staff Reports

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced South Carolina will receive a Boating Infrastructure Grant of $2,314,657 to improve boating infrastructure and provide opportunities fo outdoor recreation.
State partners will provide $2,446,178 in additional non-federal matching funds, bringing the total project cost to $4,760,835.
The Marine Resources Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources proposes to work with City Marina Co. to construct two new dock “trees” which would provide a total of 32 dedicated 60-foot slips and two 130-feet-long side-tie “T” heads, restrooms, laundry and lounge space. The facility will provide dockside utilities for transient recreational boaters, … Read the rest


Today in History: March 22

Posted on March 22, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors.
871 – Æthelred of Wessex is defeated by a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton.
1508 – Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.
1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War.
1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
1638 … Read the rest


Evening Weather: Wednesday, March 21

Posted on March 21, 2018 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 36. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph.


MaryAnne Grayson Moore

Posted on March 21, 2018 4:04 pm by Stephens Funeral Home


Posted on March 21, 2018 11:11 am by Submitted via Facebook


Summerton Southern Methodist to hold annual Barbecue Chicken Supper

Posted on March 21, 2018 10:10 am by Submitted by Reader

Summerton Southern Methodist Church will hold its annual Barbecue Chicken Supper from 4-7 p.m. April 7 at the Vernon Way Fellowship Hall. For the convenience of people in the Manning area and those who purchased tickets and requested delivery to Manning, plates will be delivered at 5 p.m. to Walker Tire and Recapping on Mill Street in Manning. Anyone wishing a pate may call (803) 485-8237 before 3 p.m. Saturday. Plates are $8 each.


Clarendon Hall A-B Honor Roll

Posted on March 21, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

The following students were named to the Clarendon Hall A-B Honor Roll for the 3rd Quarter of the 2017-18 school year.


Swampcats defeat Carolina Academy

Posted on March 21, 2018 8:08 am by Submitted by Reader

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats defeated Carolina Academy 12-6 on Monday in Lake City. Keaton Wilds led the Swampcats on offense, putting up three hits. Kyle Horton put up two hits and Britton Morris had a home run. Hunter Reed was the winning pitcher.


Willie Lee Blackwell

Posted on March 21, 2018 8:08 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Willie Lee Blackwell, 83, husband of Lue Edna Dupree Blackwell, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter.
Born Jan. 7, 1935, in Manning, he was a son of the late Claude and Mamie Miller Blackwell.
The family will receive friends at the home of his wife, 1290 Blossom St. in Manning.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Jewel Smith Browder

Posted on March 21, 2018 8:08 am by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home

Jewel Smith Browder, 89, widow of Wallace C. Browder, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at her home.
Born March 24, 1928, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Danton and Mae Baker Smith. She was a member of Manning First Assembly of God.
Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Rutledge of Sumter; three sons, Ricky Browder Sr. (Vivian) and Randy Browder, both of Sumter, and Rollin Browder of Lexington; five grandchildren, Rick Browder Jr., Travis Browder, Robbie Browder and Tabatha Browder, all of Sumter, and Heath Browder of Lexington; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A … Read the rest


Trump’s new tariffs put job expansion of 60 to 80 jobs on hold at Kent International

Posted on March 21, 2018 7:07 am by Staff Reports

A jobs expansion proposal by Kent International in Manning is on hold after the Trump administration’s newly announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
Matt Wiebe with Bicycle Retailer magazine wrote this week that while the new tariffs ose no immediate impact to the company, CEO Arnold Kamler “is putting off a decision to purchase welding robots and start welding frames from imported pre-cut and shaped tubing at his South Carolina factory.
If Kamler were to move ahead by year’s end as he had planned, the move would have added between 60 and 80 jobs at his South Carolina facility.… Read the rest


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