Monthly Archives: April 2018

National Day of Prayer is May 3

Posted on April 24, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted by Reader

The annual National day of Prayer service will be held May 3, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Clarendon County Courthouse in Manning. Do you know that in Great Britain and Europe generally, and in Australia, that the percentage of truly born-again, evangelical Christians is 5% or less? Our nation is not far behind these, as surveys are showing that the United States is becoming less and less Christian every day. While this trend is likely to continue, we must not let this happen to the body of Christ where we live without a fight! Therefore, will you come… Read the rest

Ground breaking ceremony Wednesday at Clarendon Hall

Posted on April 24, 2018 2:02 pm by Laura Stone

Clarendon Hall plans to break ground on April 25 for its new Wellness Center. Having received a grant from Bank of Clarendon in the amount of $2,500, the monies donated from private donations and grants now total approximately $51,000. While short of their $90,000 goal, this amount will allow the Phase 1 building shell to be erected, and Ritchie Way, Clarendon Hall Athletic Director, hopes the remaining Phase 1 money will be donated by the end of the summer break. The initial phase will be a 40 x 50-foot building, broken up into one large room with three smaller rooms… Read the rest

Levy family thanks supporters

Posted on April 24, 2018 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

While words cannot fully express our gratitude, we sincerely thank you for your friendship, kindness, and prayers during our time of bereavement. Your love and support has not only provided a beacon of light during darkness, but also comfort in the midst of pain. The generosity shown to our family has touched us deeply, and will forever be remembered with love. The Family of Samuel “Sam” Levy (Dorothy, Terrance, Kevin, & Samantha)

Send us your prom pictures!

Posted on April 24, 2018 11:11 am by Staff Reports

Send us pictures of your young ones heading off to prom. Remember to include their full names, grade and what school they go to. Email

Posted on April 24, 2018 9:09 am by Cindy Risher

McLeod honors hospital employees

Posted on April 24, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

McLeod Health Clarendon officials recognized employees April 19 for their years of service during the Employee Service Awards Luncheon. “The values of McLeod Health are demonstrated through the dedication and commitment of our employees,” said McLeod Health Clarendon Administrator Rachel Gainey. “The Value of Caring, the Value of the Person, the Value of Quality, the Value of Integrity and our mission of providing patients with medical excellence are the foundation of our daily focus.” Fifty-six McLeod Health Clarendon employees were honored during the service for their contributions to the organization. Each employee was recognized for their cumulative years of dedicated… Read the rest

Concert aims to bring Nashville to Sumter, surrounding areas

Posted on April 24, 2018 8:08 am by Staff Reports

A little bit of Nashville is coming to the Tri-county area At least, that is the hope of Vicki Lea and Jay Parnell, who will host “The Power of the Song – A Storytelling Evening with Singers and Songwriters” from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at The Sumter Opera House. “This evening is about bringing singer-songwriters together to talk about their songs, particularly what inspired them to write these songs,” said Vicki Lea Parnell. “It is also a time for these same singer-songwriters to talk about their own processes when they write music, lyrics and melodies and harmonies. “If you… Read the rest

Posted on April 24, 2018 8:08 am by Cindy Risher

Today in History: April 24

Posted on April 24, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty). 1184 BC – Traditional date of the fall of Troy. 1547 – Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League. 1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris. 1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published. 1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established… Read the rest

Berry receives $1K scholarship from SAFE

Posted on April 23, 2018 10:10 pm by Submitted by Reader

Harrison William Berry of Laurence Manning who plans to attend Charleston Southern.

Kidd receives $1K scholarship from SAFE

Posted on April 23, 2018 8:08 pm by Cindy Risher

Madison M. Kidd from Clarendon Hall will attend Florence Darlington Tech.

Smith receives $1K scholarship from SAFE

Posted on April 23, 2018 6:06 pm by Submitted by Reader

Jailah Smith from East Clarendon High plans to attend USC.

Footman receives $1K scholarship from SAFE

Posted on April 23, 2018 4:04 pm by Cindy Risher

Deborah Lorraine Footman from Manning High will be attending Claflin University.

LMA wins big in SCISA science fair

Posted on April 23, 2018 4:04 pm by Laura Stone

The South Carolina Independent School Association hosted the 2017-2018 SCISA State Science Fair April 10 at the Sumter County Civic Center in Sumter. Each independent school was allowed to enter up to seven group or individual projects. Laurence Manning Academy came home with five awards. Third-grade student Howard Moore won third place in the Elementary Invention/Engineering division with his Bristlebots invention. Moore built robots using toothbrush heads, which raced along a track. His experiment tested the effects of the bristles’ vibrations on the ground as it pertained to the speed of the bristlebots. Ninth-grade student James Kaiser won first place… Read the rest

Pringle receives $1,000 scholarship

Posted on April 23, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted by Reader

Joshua Clayton Pringle, Jr. from Scott’s Branch High plans to attend SC State.

Deacon Isaac “Jimmy” Johnson Sr.

Posted on April 23, 2018 2:02 pm by Dyson’s Home for Funerals

Deacon Isaac “Jimmy” Johnson Sr., 72, died Friday, April 13, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon Born in Clarendonlll County, he was a son of the late Douglas and Ella Sampson Johnson. He was the husband of Evangelist Betty M. Johnson. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church in Summerton, with the Rev. Dr. William T. Johnson, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held through 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Dyson’s Home for Funerals. Johnson will be placed in the church one hour… Read the rest

Posted on April 23, 2018 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Charles Daniel Nelson Jr.

Posted on April 23, 2018 1:01 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

TURBEVILLE – Charles Daniel Nelson Jr., 61, husband of Marsha Jean Van Etten Nelson, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born Feb. 6, 1957, in Rochester, New York, he was a son of the late Charles Daniel Nelson Sr. and the late Arlene Helen Lacey Nelson. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served during the Vietnam War; a 32nd Degree Mason; a motorcycle enthusiast; an addiction counselor; a retired lieutenant with the state Department of Corrections. He was a member of Mayesville Presbyterian Church. Survivors besides his wife of Turbevill einclude a son,… Read the rest

Manning BBQ for more than 70 years

Posted on April 23, 2018 1:01 pm by Laura Stone

In 1947, the Denny and the Haley families opened a small barbeque restaurant in Manning, D&H Barbeque. With a need to replace their management in the mid-80s, they offered the position to Henry Brailsford. Henry was already in restaurant work. He had completed Hamburger University and had just become store manager at a McDonald’s in Santee. “At first, I wasn’t interested, but they kept making offers until I couldn’t refuse.” In the late 90s, the owners wished to retire, and they sold Henry the business. Henry is involved in community services and supports Clarendon County where he can. However, a… Read the rest

Clarendon County adult education graduation ceremony May 17

Posted on April 23, 2018 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

Students, faculty and staff of Clarendon County Adult Education will celebrate graduation at 6 p.m. May 17 in the auditorium at the F.E. DuBose campus of Central Carolina Technical College, U.S. 521 in Manning. Clarendon County Council Vice-Chairman W.J. Frierson will deliver the keynote address.

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