Monthly Archives: June 2018

The history behind Memorial Day

Posted on June 1, 2018 2:02 pm by Laura Stone

Unofficially representing the start of summer, Memorial Day has come to mean barbeques, family gatherings, parties and vacations. However, the true meaning of the holiday has nothing to do with these things.
The Civil War claimed more soldiers’ lives than any other war in U.S. history. It seemed no town was left untouched by either war damage or loss of the lives of citizens of that town. Americans wishing to honor the fallen dead began honoring the fallen soldiers in various townships and cities across the U.S. by the late 1860s.
Although many areas held memorial gatherings, Waterloo, New York, … Read the rest


Meet county council, district 1 challenger, Robert McFadden

Posted on June 1, 2018 1:01 pm by Laura Stone

Raised in Clarendon County, County Council District 1 Candidate Robert A. McFadden grew up on his grandparents’ farm in Silver. By the time he was in grade school, he was helping run his grandparents’ grocery store.
After graduating from high school, McFadden went to Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He transferred at the start of his sophomore year to South Carolina State in Orangeburg, earning a degree in foreign language with a minor in political science.
During his junior year, McFadden joined the ROTC program, and after graduation, he entered the United States Army as a second lieutenant. … Read the rest


Sheriff’s Office presents roses to seniors

Posted on June 1, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, with the support of Manning Walmart, presented roses to various Clarendon senior citizens at Windsor Manor and Lake Marion nursing facilities, along with other adult centers in the county.


St. Matthias to hold VBS June 3-7

Posted on June 1, 2018 10:10 am by Submitted by Reader

St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Summerton will hold “Shipwrecked VBS: Rescued by Jesus” from 6-8 p.m. daily June 3-7, inviting children to discover that Jesus rescued them. Kids in K4 through fifth grades will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities; sing catchy songs; play teamwork-building games; make and devour yummy treats; experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures; collect Bible memory buddies to remind them of God’s love; and test out science gizmos they’l take home and play with all summer long. For more information, call (803) 485-2504 or visit StMatthiasAnglican.org.


Royalty Auto Sales and Grace Cathedral Ministries team up

Posted on June 1, 2018 10:10 am by Laura Stone

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


Aged Inventory Sale On New John Deere Commercial 2920 Mowers

Posted on June 1, 2018 9:09 am by Manning Live


LMA students celebrate Living History Day

Posted on June 1, 2018 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

Students in eighth, ninth, and tenth grades brought history to life during Living History Day at Laurence Manning Academy in late April. They researched historical events and recreated them through drama, costumes and props. Younger students were invited to step back in time as they watched the portrayals.


Tappin, Wilder sign with Allen University

Posted on June 1, 2018 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Keondre Tappin and VaQuan Wilder signed Wednesday to run track for Allen University in the 2018-19 school year.


Today in History: June 1

Posted on June 1, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

193 – The Roman emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
1215 – Zhongdu (now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu.
1252 – Alfonso X is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
1298 – Residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida.
1495 – A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.
1533 – Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.
1535 – Combined forces loyal to Charles V … Read the rest


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