Monthly Archives: April 2018

Clarendon pilot club attends district spring convention

Posted on April 30, 2018 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

Clarendon Pilot Club Members attend the District Spring Convention at River Walk Inn in Myrtle Beach on April 22,22,23. 2018
Pictured are Donna Thames, Kathy Geddings, Peggy Benton, Margaret Robertson and Camille Daniel.

Summerton Rotary Club welcomes newest member

Posted on April 30, 2018 4:04 pm by Cindy Risher

Summerton Rotary Club welcomes their newest member, Al Truesdale (L) . George Summers, President (R) is Al’s sponsor and William Johnson (C), President-Elect presents Truesdale with his certificate of membership. Johnson is also past Assistant Governor for District 7770.

Little Old Lady…..Save the papers

Posted on April 30, 2018 3:03 pm by Barbara Ardis

By the year 2020, if you plan to fly in a commercial airplane, you will have to have one of the new driver’s licenses. To get one, you have to provide the following: an original birth certificate or a valid U.S. passport; your social security card or a W-2 form with your name, number and employer; proof of any name change, such as a marriage license; two documents with your current address, like a driver’s license or a recent utility bill.

WOW. It almost makes you want to drive your car everywhere. And if you don’t have these proofs handy, … Read the rest

Wolverines start playoffs

Posted on April 30, 2018 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

The East Clarendon High School Wolverines will begin the district tournament in the quest for a state playoff title today.
East Clarendon received a first-round bye in the District VII tournament of the 1A Playoffs and will host St. John’s at 6:30 p.m. at Shad Hall Field.

Prom 2018: McInnis, Reaves

Posted on April 30, 2018 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

Juniors Elizabeth McInnis and Kotie Reaves before the Laurence Manning Academy prom on April 13.

Veteran’s day appreciation grand opening scheduled for May 27

Posted on April 30, 2018 11:11 am by Laura Stone


Clarendon County Historical Society Museum is having a Veteran’s Day Appreciation Grand Opening for their newest exhibit. On May 27 at 2 p.m., they will open their doors to the public for this exhibit, which honors Clarendon County veterans of World War II. The exhibit will include uniforms, pictures, medals, flags, weapons and military memorabilia from the time period.

More than 800 Clarendon County servicemen and women served in the armed forces during WWII, including 323 African Americans and nine ladies who were nurses. The Historical Society has gathered pictures from their own archives as well as obtaining pictures … Read the rest

Posted on April 30, 2018 10:10 am by Staff Reports

CHBS to hold regular board meeting May 15

Posted on April 30, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

Clarendon Behavioral Health Services will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at 14 N. Church St. in Manning.

American Legion Post 68 to hold baseball program meeting

Posted on April 30, 2018 8:08 am by Staff Reports

The Manning-Santee American Legion Post 68 baseball program will have an organizational meeting for both its junior and senior teams at 9:30 a.m. May 5 at the legion hut, 552 Sunset Drive in Manning.
All young men interested in playing are asked to be at the meeting. For more information, call G.G. Cutter at (803) 225-2929.

Law enforcement officer’s appreciation luncheon held April 19

Posted on April 30, 2018 8:08 am by Laura Stone

On April 19, the F.E. DuBose Career Center Law Enforcement Services Class honored the Clarendon County Law Enforcement Officers with an appreciation luncheon. Mahogany Green, a student, stated the purpose of the event.

“Law enforcement is a major component of the criminal justice system designed to serve and protect all members of society. Every year, our officers sacrifice their lives to protect the citizens of this country and state,” said Green. She went on to discuss the negative publicity we see without the balanced views of the good deeds and acts performed by law enforcement personnel annually.

She dedicated the … Read the rest

Today in History: April 30

Posted on April 30, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

311 – The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
313 – Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.
642 – Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops.
1315 – Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged at the instigation of Charles, Count of Valois.
1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
1513 – Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
1557 – Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito … Read the rest

Samuel Dixson Tyson Jr.

Posted on April 29, 2018 7:07 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

GEORGETOWN – Samuel Dixson “Sammy” Tyson Jr., 52, died Friday, April 27, 2018, at Navicent Health Baldwin in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Born Sept. 10, 1965, in Manning, he was a son of Samuel Dixson Tyson Sr. and Betty Ann O’Tuel Tyson. He was a graduate of Camden Military Academy and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Mechanized Calvary.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Conah, of Manning; his mother of Georgetown; his fiancé, Angie Johnson of Georgetown; a daughter, Samantha Letendre (Daniel) of Augusta, Maine; two grandchildren, Paige Letendre and Lacey Letendre; a step-granddaughter, Kayla Letendre; … Read the rest

LMA inducts students into National Junior Honor Society

Posted on April 29, 2018 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

The following seventh-. eighth-, and ninth-grade students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at Laurence Manning Academy: Jordan Baker, Karley Brown, Mary Grace Carraway, Cadence Coker, Savannah Coursey, Porter Davis, Madison Degasse, Kaitlin Driggers, Anna Kate Dubose, Henry DuRant, Eva Eaddy, Harper Epperson, Piper Ferris, Brianne Finney, Trystan Foht, Grace Ford, Hannah Fraser, Elliott Harris, Jayden Hunt, Emily Isgett, Meri Ellen Johnson,Ethan Lee, Hailey Lynch, Charlie McGraw, Tylor Mikula, Hannah Nave, Chandler Newman, Nathan Phan, Madison Phillips, Bella Plews. Emily Porter, Campbell Proctor, Brandt Reynolds, Cassandra Schuessler, Brody Secosky, Emily Stanley, Noah Tanner, Parker Tisdale, Ansley Welch, Ariyelle … Read the rest

McMaster orders flags half-staff for late Lexington deputy

Posted on April 29, 2018 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered all flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Monday in tribute to Dep. James L. Kirk Jr. of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Kirk died April 25 after collapsing during a training event. McMaster also requests that flags over buildings of the political subdivisions of the state similarly be flown at half-staff for this purpose.

Posted on April 29, 2018 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Manning native honored by Newberry

Posted on April 29, 2018 6:06 am by Staff Reports

Devin Blackwell of Manning has been honored by the city of Newberry for outstanding leadership and involvement on campus and in the community.
During his four years, he has been a member of Scarlet Spirit Marching Band, served as executive board member of National Society of Leadership and Success, worked as a student ambassador and held position of resident adviser.
He has also served as a member of the multicultural committee, vice president of Student Government Association, been a member of Campus Alliance of Respect and Diversity, was a Campus Disciplinary Board member, orientation leader and volunteer tutor at Newberry … Read the rest

Today in History: April 29

Posted on April 29, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1091 – Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos.
1386 – Battle of the Vikhra River: The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal.
1429 – Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orléans.
1483 – Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands, is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile.
1521 – Swedish War of Liberation: Swedish troops defeat a Danish force in the Battle of Västerås.
1770 – James Cook arrives in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names.
1781 – … Read the rest

Lady Wolverines win first game in defense of state title

Posted on April 28, 2018 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines made a case Saturday for their 1A State Championship title after a 24-2, three-inning victory over Cross High School in the District VII tournament.
Gracen Watts went 4-for-4 and had seven RBI. Britni Anderson, Ellie Floyd and Caitlin Timmons each had three hits. Marleigh Floyd pitched two scoreless innings for the team.

Posted on April 28, 2018 4:04 pm by Cindy Risher

Scott’s Branch’s Brown signs with Allen University

Posted on April 28, 2018 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Scott’s Branch senior Tyqarius Brown signed Friday to play football with Allen University. He is expected to be a starting player for the school in the fall. During the 2017 season, No. 3 Brown had 40 solo tackles, five sacks and 478 all-purpose yards.


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