Monthly Archives: May 2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 5:05 pm by Cindy Risher


Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

Posted on May 25, 2018 3:03 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


Locals graduate from Clemson

Posted on May 25, 2018 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

Local residents graduated from Clemson University in spring 2018 commencement ceremonies, including Manning resident Mitchell R. Gardner III, with a bachelor of science in agricultural education; Summerton resident Aaron Bradley Crandall, with a bachelor of arts in English; and Turbeville residents John R. Byrd II, with a bachelor of science in agricultural mechanization and business, and Hanna Blake Driggers, with a bachelor of science in psychology.


Online shopping now available at Walmart in Manning

Posted on May 25, 2018 3:03 pm by Laura Stone

The Walmart Supercenter in Manning launched its online grocery pickup on May 9. With more than 30,000 items to choose from, grocery shopping can now be done from the comfort of your own home. Toiletry items such as shampoo or bath soap; consumable paper goods such as paper towels, toilet paper or paper plates; food items including frozen foods, fresh vegetables and meats; pet items and some over-the-counter pharmaceuticals are now available with the click of a mouse.

A team of eight designated shoppers will pick groceries for Manning customers. They have been extensively trained on product quality, availability and … Read the rest


Josh Pringle earns All-State honors

Posted on May 25, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Josh Pringle assists in Scott’s Branch’s state championship effort earning All-State honors in shot put and discus.


Royalty Auto Sales and Grace Cathedral Ministries team up

Posted on May 25, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

This past Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018, a local car dealership and church teamed up to share blessings to give a car to a member of the congregation who could offer more to her community than she already does, with a new set of wheels.

Royalty Auto Sales donated 2005 Buick Lacrosse, valued at $5,995, to Grace Cathedral Ministries for the giveaway, and Pastor Anthony Gibson selected a member of the congregation to receive the vehicle. “The church has given away cars in the past but the last time was about four years ago,” Gibson said. “Answering somebody’s prayer is … Read the rest


District 2 recognizes April Williams

Posted on May 25, 2018 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees Chairman Arthur Moyd and Superintendent John Tindal recognized student April Williams on Tuesday night for winning first place in the 2018 JAG Career Development Conference Poster Contest.


DNR conducting courtesy boat inspections for Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 25, 2018 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during Memorial Day weekend, SCDNR law enforcement will once again be conducting courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings around the state. Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest weekends on state waters, and officers want to do everything possible to keep boaters out of harm’s way during the holiday.
SCDNR officers will perform quick but thorough inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Those who are not in compliance with safety regulations or registration requirements will not be ticketed during the complimentary inspections. … Read the rest


USC Sumter closed for Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 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.


Bird Fest 2018: Bluegrass enthusiasts entertained on Pineland Farms

Posted on May 25, 2018 9:09 am by Laura Stone

It’s that time of year again. Bluegrass music enthusiasts descended on Pineland Farms in Panola for the annual Birdfest event to hear groups such as MacKinzie Butler Band, Whitt Burn & Steamroller, Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters and Cosmic Possum.

The event, named after Bird, a beloved mule who lived on the farm for 30 years, spans two days. Free tent sites and low-cost RV sites were provided to those who wished to spend the night on the farm’s property.

Saturday morning, a Yoga event was hosted in one of the tents, and after lunch, the music began again. … Read the rest


Scott’s Branch State Championship Team Member VaQuan Wilder

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

As an influential member of last year’s Scott’s Branch state championship team, VaQuan Wilder once again repeats as an All-State participant in the pole vault.


Pet of the Day: Alex

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

Alex is a 2-year-old male tri-color domestic shorthair cat. He is shy and timid at first but will come out of his shell once he knows you. He loves to be petted but is not a lap cat. He is current on his shots, has been neutered and tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. His siblings have all been adopted, but he is still waiting on his perfect home. Come visit this sweet boy and see if he is right for your family. A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, is open from 9 a.m. … Read the rest


Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2018 5:05 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.


Today in History: May 25

Posted on May 25, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

567 BC – Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.
240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
1085 – Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors.
1420 – Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
1521 – The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China … Read the rest


Local female funeral director honored as “2018 Professional of the Year”

Posted on May 24, 2018 11:11 pm by Submitted via Email

Local Female Funeral Director Honored as “2018 Professional of the Year”

By (SCMA) South Carolina Morticians Association, Incorporated

Mrs. Felicia Robinson Smith-Charles was honored by South Carolina Morticians Association, Incorporation (SCMA) on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 as “2018 Professional of the Year” at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport Convention Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. Mrs. Smith-Charles a Licensed Funeral Director and Owner of Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC located at 307 South Johns Street, Florence, South Carolina was thrust into the role of Funeral Director upon the accidental death of her former husband, the late Mr. James Lawrence … Read the rest


Scott’s Branch All-State athlete, Keondre Tappin

Posted on May 24, 2018 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

Member of the State Championship team from Scott’s Branch High School and All-State athlete, Keondre Tappin, wins the 400 Meter Dash and is a 3-time winner in the 4X400 relay event.


Church spotlight: Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church

Posted on May 24, 2018 4:04 pm by Laura Stone

Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dalzell, South Carolina, and entered Morris College in Sumter. He took one course per semester until graduating with a Bachelor’s in Theology in 1995. However, he began serving God and the community as a minister in 1979. Called to service in January, Johnson was ordained by Sumter Baptist Missionary and Education Association in September 1979, making him the first teenager to ever be ordained. In 1982, he was called to serve as the senior pastor of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church and has served in that position for 36 … Read the rest


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Memorial Day service in Turbeville

Posted on May 24, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

A Memorial Day service will be held at The Veterans’ Memorial on Main Street in Turbeville at 11 a.m. May 28. The Roll of Honor, for those East Clarendon veterans who gave their lives in service to our country, will be read and a wreath will be placed at the memorial in their honor.

The Ruritan Club and American Legion Post 132 of Turbeville and Post 149 of New Zion are sponsoring the program. We urge all citizens to attend to express their appreciation for the sacrifice of these veterans.

Col. (Ret) Larry W. Coker


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