Monthly Archives: June 2018

Posted on June 30, 2018 3:03 pm by Cindy Risher


LMA students compete in the Boogie Fever Dance Competition circuit

Posted on June 30, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Ashley Rae, along with three other LMA students, Charleston Hodge, Katie Clark, and Hailey Quintanilla, were selected as semi-finalists in April through the Boogie Fever Dance Competition circuit.

Troy Lynn Baker

Posted on June 30, 2018 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Troy Lynn Baker, 64, husband of Deborah P. Baker, died Thursday, June 28, 2018, at his home. Born March 12, 1954, he was a son of Alma Jones Baker and the late Charles Raymond “Ray” Baker. He was a born salesman and enjoyed his time in sales with Textilease, Schwann’s, Tom’s and several insurance companies. He was an avid Gamecock fan, loved his family and his wife and kept Jesus Christ first in his life. He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church, and was previously a deacon at Paxville Baptist Church. He enjoyed life to the fullest and enjoyed… Read the rest

Custom Golf Cars in Manning

Posted on June 30, 2018 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

Looking for a custom-built golf cart? Colt’s Golf Cars on Raccoon Road may be just the place for you. Born and raised in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, Colt Stewart joined the Marine Corps in 1980 after he graduated high school. When he left active duty with the Corps 12 years later, he went to work for the Department of Corrections in Pennsylvania. Stewart stayed with the Department of Corrections until he retired in 2015. Throughout the years, Stewart and his wife, Margie, often vacationed in Florida. As they drove to Florida and back, they admired Lake Marion. A few years ago, as… Read the rest

Posted on June 30, 2018 8:08 am by Cindy Risher


Posted on June 30, 2018 7:07 am by Submitted by Reader


Coroner Bucky Mock files suit

Posted on June 29, 2018 8:08 pm by Laura Stone

Coroner Bucky Mock brought suit against LaNette Samuels-Cooper, as well as Clarendon County Board of Voter Registration & Elections, Clarendon County Democratic Party, South Carolina Democratic Party and South Carolina Election Commission. The suit was filed on June 14, just days after Samuels-Cooper won the popular vote for Coroner candidacy in the Clarendon County primary held on June 12. Samuels-Cooper is unprepared to offer a statement at this time. Mock states he filed suit to follow the law. “The law states the qualifications. Somewhere along the line, it has to be addressed what the law states,” said Mock. According to… Read the rest

Gas prices in Manning too high

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

It is time for Manning to do something about the gas prices. Manning is 30 cents a gallon higher than surrounding towns, including Turbeville. It can’t be blamed on suppliers, as Murphy at Walmart has their own, so this leads for people to think we are being gouged. Enough is enough. KEN THAMES New Zion

Fall gardening program at the library

Posted on June 29, 2018 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

Mr. Anthony Melton of Clemson Extension will present a Fall Gardening Program at The Harvin Clarendon County at 6 p.m. on July 9.  The program is free and open to the public. No registration required. For more information, please call the library at 803-435-8633.

McLeod Safe Kids: Top Four Tips for Fireworks Safety

Posted on June 29, 2018 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Safe Kids Worldwide reports that more than 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room each year in the United States because of fireworks. Sparklers, which are typically viewed by parents as relatively harmless fireworks for children, account for one-third of the injuries to children under five. As the July 4th holiday quickly approaches, McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution with these safety tips: Leave fireworks to professionals: The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the… Read the rest

Camp Happy Days scheduled for July 1-7

Posted on June 29, 2018 10:10 am by Submitted by Reader

Camp Happy Days is here again and donations of hats, T-shirts, sunscreen, toothpaste and other toiletries are sought. Cash donations are especially needed as the camp is funded solely from donations. Camp Happy Days gives children with cancer and their siblings a chance to leave worries of hospitals and painful treatments far behind as they plunge into six days of ore head-spinning, heart-pounding fun than a child could ever imagine.  For more information, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666.

Ashley Rae Hodge named National Petite Miss Dance USA

Posted on June 29, 2018 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Ashley Rae Hodge was recently awarded the title of “National Petite Miss Dance USA”.  Ashley Rae is a rising fifth grader at Laurence Manning Academy.  She is a member of the Laurence Manning Dance Team and is on the competition team at Carolina Dance Academy where she takes multiple genres of dance, including, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and baton. Ashley Rae, along with three other LMA students, Charleston Hodge, Katie Clark, and Hailey Quintanilla, were selected as semi-finalists in April through the Boogie Fever Dance Competition circuit.  The girls attended Nationals in Rock Hill, South Carolina where they participated… Read the rest

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 am by Cindy Risher


Manning Rotary holds annual dinner

Posted on June 29, 2018 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

At the recent Manning Rotary annual dinner, outgoing President Ryan Way presented Paul Floyd a plaque acknowledging him as Rotarian of the year. Floyd is the longest-serving Rotarian in Manning with 58 years of service.

Posted on June 29, 2018 2:02 am by Cindy Risher


Manning Rotary Club holds annual dinner

Posted on June 28, 2018 8:08 pm by Submitted by Reader

At their recent annual dinner, Manning’s Rotary Club outgoing President Ryan Way passed the gavel to incoming President GG Cutter.

Posted on June 28, 2018 8:08 pm by Cindy Risher


The 10th Annual A Ride to Remember is just around the corner

Posted on June 28, 2018 3:03 pm by Laura Stone

The 10th Annual A Ride to Remember is just around the corner. The event, held this year from July 13-15, raises both awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Clarendon County residents Pete Surrette and George “Trip” Hussey will join the 350+ other riders for the 252-mile trip from Simpsonville to Mount Pleasant. On July 13, riders will travel 69 miles to Newberry, followed by 89 miles to Orangeburg on July 14. As they reach Orangeburg, Surrette and Hussey say friends and family from Clarendon County have shown up in the past to encourage them and support them. The final… Read the rest

The graduation section is in this week’s paper

Posted on June 28, 2018 12:12 pm by Staff (Office)

The annual graduation section is in this week’s paper and is being placed in racks in Manning. Get your copy before they all disappear.

Posted on June 28, 2018 12:12 pm by Cindy Risher


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