Monthly Archives: May 2018

Harry Allard Courtney Jr.

Posted on May 27, 2018 11:11 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – Harry Allard Courtney Jr., 73, husband of Ila Marie Davis Courtney, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at his home.
Born July 7, 1944, in Lake City, he was a son of the late Harry Allard Courtney Sr. and the late Ellen Virginia Osborne McElveen. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a Mason, a Shriner and a member of Restoration Ministries in Manning.
He is survived by his wife of Summerton; a daughter, Mylinda Woodward (Joel) of Cecilia, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Tyler and Courtney Woodward; a sister, Gertrude Avant of Florence; and an aunt, … Read the rest


Justin Eugene Shorter

Posted on May 27, 2018 3:03 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Justin Eugene Shorter, 38, husband of Caroline Richardson Shorter, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Manning.
Born Feb. 21, 1980, in Sumter, he was a son of Michael Eugene Shorter and Lydia Elkins Shorter. He was a member of the Clarendon County Junior Chamber of Commerce, a racing enthusiast and a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning.
He is survived by his wife and parents of Manning; two children, Thomas and Will Shorter; a brother, Jason Shorter (Lauren) of Wadmalaw Island; two sisters, Kayla Berger (Seth) of Summerville and Kristin Crisanti (Steve) of Manning; paternal grandmother, Frances Shorter; maternal … Read the rest


Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted on May 27, 2018 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Book drop-off will be available during the closing.


USC Sumter closed for Memorial Day

Posted on May 27, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The University of South Carolina Sumter will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The campus will reopen May 29.


Murray student to attend leadership forum at Yale

Posted on May 27, 2018 6:06 am by Submitted by Reader

C.E. Murray High School junior Jimmy Wilson has been selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYFL): Business Innovation – 6 Days to Startup. The forum is an Envision program hosted at Yale University.
According to a news release from the Williamsburg County School District, participants of the program receive hands-on experience and valuable insight from accomplished professionals and enhance their academic skills while discovering how to become life-long leaders.
Through the program’s interactive curriculum and simulation exercises, participants can discover their passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, the release said.
“This is a good opportunity to get the feel … Read the rest


Happy Birthday: Linda B. Parker

Posted on May 27, 2018 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

We would like to wish our mother and grandmother, Linda B. Parker, a very happy 60th birthday. We pray God bless you with 60 more. We love you.
– Your six children and 21-plus grandchildren


Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted on May 27, 2018 2:02 am by Staff Reports

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Book drop-off will be available during the closing.l


Today in History: May 27

Posted on May 27, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1096 – Count Emicho and his Crusader Army entered Mainz and massacred Jews.
1120 – Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
1153 – Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
1199 – John is crowned King of England.
1644 – Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.
1703 – Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
1798 – The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, … Read the rest


Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

Posted on May 26, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

The family of Hattie Prince Gibson acknowledges with grateful appreciation your expression of sympathy. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

The Prince & Gibson Family


Clarendon Hall awarded Monsanto grant from county farmer

Posted on May 26, 2018 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

Leslie B. McIntosh of McIntosh Brothers Farm directed a $2,500 grant to Clarendon Hall as part of the program, sponsored by the MOnsanto Fund.
McIntosh is a Clarendon Hall graduate, former board trustee, and current land trust board member. “I have always supported Clarendon Hall and its mission of academic excellence in a Christian Environment,” said McIntosh. “I am grateful Monsanto offers these grants to support local communities and am happy to direct this donation to the school where my wife and I, along with our two sons, graduated, and where all our grandchildren now attend.”
As part of its … Read the rest


USC Sumter closed for Memorial Day

Posted on May 26, 2018 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

The University of South Carolina Sumter will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The campus will reopen May 29.


Money laundering made easier

Posted on May 26, 2018 10:10 am by Jay Bender

Money laundering had its origins with crime syndicates. Former SLED chief Robert Stewart said that one of the dangers of South Carolina’s legalization of video poker was that it provided a state-wide network of money laundromats.
A video poker operator would report receipts for a poker machine, pay the taxes on the money received, and the money would be cleansed of any taint related to the source of funds. Stewart said in some instances the receipts reported for a machine would have required feeding large denomination bills into the machine around the clock every day.
Where did the money being … Read the rest


Legion team defeats Dalzell

Posted on May 26, 2018 7:07 am by Staff Reports

The Manning-Santee Legion baseball team went 8-5 against Dalzell on Friday, with Braydon Osteen leading the team at 2-5 with two RBI. Gavin Melton led Dalzell, going 3-4 with a double and three RBI.


Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted on May 26, 2018 6:06 am by Staff Reports

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Book drop-off will be available during the closing.


Posted on May 26, 2018 6:06 am by Submitted by Reader


MECC dedicates their garden to Marie Land

Posted on May 26, 2018 1:01 am by Laura Stone

Manning Early Childhood Center hosted the MECC Garden Celebration on Monday. Principal Otis Reed welcomed elected officials, board members and special guests, as well as students and attendees.

Reed spoke of the garden, which was created using grants and began with only four raised beds, where vegetables and herbs are planted, tended and harvested by the students. Today, the garden has grown to nearly 20 beds, full of vegetables including squash, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, kale, cabbage, cauliflower and a variety of herbs.

The Manning High School FFA has helped build the raised garden beds and recently helped the MECC program … Read the rest


Today in History: May 26

Posted on May 26, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

47 BC – Julius Caesar visits Tarsus on his way to Pontus, where he meets enthusiastic support, but where, according to Cicero, Cassius is planning to kill him at this point.
AD 17 – Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti and other German tribes west of the Elbe.
451 – Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sasanian Empire takes place. The Sasanids defeat the Armenians militarily but guarantee them freedom to openly practice Christianity.
946 – King Edmund I of England is murdered by a … Read the rest


Summerton resident receives master’s from Clemson

Posted on May 25, 2018 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

Kristina R. Poston of Summerton received her master’s of science in historic preservation from Clemson University during May commencement exercises.


Posted on May 25, 2018 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email


Matterson repeats as an All-Star team member

Posted on May 25, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

Robert Matterson is one of multiple Scott’s Branch athletes to repeat as a member of the All-State team. Matterson once again earned the honors as a participant of the 110 hurdles. He added first-time All-State honors in the 4X400 relay event.


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