Monthly Archives: March 2019

Posted on March 26, 2019 6:06 am by Submitted via Email

Tuition-free online public school offers flexible option for K-12 students

Posted on March 26, 2019 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free, state-wide, online public school, announces open enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. The school, which served nearly 5,000 students in grades K-12 across the state during the 2018-19 school year, offers a flexible learning option to accommodate the needs of the modern student and grants families the ability to personalize and monitor their student’s education.
“We’re excited to welcome our new and returning students to the 2019-20 school year, empowering them to reach their full potential academically and personally,” said Amanda Ebel, executive director at South Carolina Connections Academy. “We look forward to leading … Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Cardinal Newman

Posted on March 26, 2019 3:03 am by Submitted

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity softball team defeated Cardinal Newman 4-3 on Friday night. Laura Betts Brogdon led the way with two RBI, while Abby Anderson and Callie Thompson each had one RBI as well. Malorie Spiegel picked up the win in the circle.

Today in History: March 26

Posted on March 26, 2019 12:12 am by Staff

590 – Emperor Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
908 – Emperor Zhu Wen of Later Liang has Li Zhu, the last Tang Dynasty emperor, poisoned.
1027 – Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
1169 – Saladin becomes the emir of Egypt.
1344 – The Siege of Algeciras, one of the first European military engagements where gunpowder was used, comes to an end.
1351 – Combat of the Thirty: Thirty Breton knights call out and defeat thirty English knights.
1484 – William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop’s Fables.
1552 – … Read the rest

McLeod to observe Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Posted on March 25, 2019 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

In observance of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, McLeod Health Clarendon is raising awareness of colorectal cancer.
Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society Estimates the number of new colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2019 to be about 101,420.
Colorectal cancer symptoms experienced by most people inclde a change in bowel habits, abdominal pain, blood in the stool and weight loss. Yet, most of the time there are no symptoms until the cancer is present. If symptoms exist, the … Read the rest

Pets of The Week

Posted on March 25, 2019 3:03 pm by Blake

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“Salem” is a 2 … Read the rest

MHS senior receives Optimist Club scholarship

Posted on March 25, 2019 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

William Shaw, a senior at Manning High School, recently won the Optimist Club of Clarendon’s essay contest based on a theme of “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?”
He was recognized for his first-place achievement by club President Brittany Tindal at the club’s meeting on March 14 at Porter Jacks Restaurant.
Shaw was awarded a medallion and certificate for the honor. He received a $100 scholarship prize, given toward any educational costs Shaw may incur as he enrolls at Winthrop University this fall. In addition, Shaw’s essay will be sent to the district level to … Read the rest

Posted on March 25, 2019 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Simpson earns top honors from alma mater

Posted on March 25, 2019 11:11 am by Staff Reports

W.R. “Cody” Simpson III was awarded the Benjamin Wall Ingram III Young Alumnus Award by Francis Marion University at its annual Alumni Awards Gala at the FMU Performing Arts Center held Feb. 28.
Simpson, who is special assistant to Gov. Henry McMaster, graduated from FMU in 2013 and 2017, receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in business administration. He grew up on his family farm in the Home Branch Community of Clarendon County and graduated from Clarendon Hall in 2009.
While at FMU, Simpson was elected to two terms as student body president and was … Read the rest

Clemson extension agents warn of invasive species

Posted on March 25, 2019 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Her beauty belies her motives. Fig buttercup’s bright, shiny yellow petals poke upward from heart-shaped, dark green leaves that carpet several Carolina riverbanks. At the same time, the invasive species also smothers out the native plants that once called the bottomlands home.
Surveys conducted by the Department of Plant Industry (DPI) at Clemson University, a state regulatory agency charged with protecting South Carolina from foreign plant predators, show that colonies of fig buttercup have established themselves along tributaries of the Reedy River in Greenville and the Catawba River in Rock Hill.
Also known by its scientific name Ficaria verna as … Read the rest

Tractor trailer clips light pole, causes outages

Posted on March 25, 2019 7:07 am by Submitted

A tractor trailer has clipped a light pole at the intersection if Boyce and Church streets. Traffic is being detoured. There are also power outages due to the wreck.

LMA alumna’s family finds justice in MD courtroom

Posted on March 25, 2019 7:07 am by Staff Reports

A Virginia man who claimed the life of a Laurence Manning Academy graduate was found guilty Friday in a Maryland courtroom of criminally negligent homicide with a vehicle.
Yobani Hernandez-Sierra, 30, of Danvillee, Virginia, was not found guilty of the more serious charge of negligent manslaughter by automobile, a felony in Maryland.
Troopers responded about 3:09 p.m. to Route 235 at Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park after a report of a head-on collision. Hernandez-Sierra had been driving a GMC Terrain northbound when he tried to pass multiple vehicles at once and struck the Ford Ranger operated by Rhiannon Marie … Read the rest

Students win big at state music competition

Posted on March 25, 2019 4:04 am by Staff Reports

Nine students from fourth through 12th represented Clarendon Hall at the SCISA Music Festival held March 12 at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
According to SCISA, more than 800 students competed at the annual event. Clnarendon Hall received seven gold medals and two silver medals.
“Our Saints family has been blessed with very talented students who share their gifts with us in school programs and during our weekly chapel programs,” Music teacher Candy Ashba said,“I am proud to see them recognized on a state level.”
Headmaster Phillip Rizzo Jr. echoed Ashba’s sentiments, saying, “Having our students compete … Read the rest

Today in History: March 25

Posted on March 25, 2019 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

S708 – Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.
717 – Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.
919 – Romanos Lekapenos seizes the Boukoleon Palace in Constantinople and becomes regent of the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII.
1000 – Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah assassinates the eunuch chief minister Barjawan and assumes control of the government.
1199 – Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
1306 – Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scots (Scotland).
1409 – The Council of Pisa … Read the rest

Clarendon Hall honored for teaching code, AP computer science

Posted on March 24, 2019 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Hall and Advanced Placement Computer Science Teacher Amy Magaw were honored recently by for being on the cutting edge of technology by teaching their students code.
A letter was sent in recognition of the 2017-18 academic year in which the school had four students pass the AP Computer Science Principles Course. Clarendon Hall first implemented “Coding” in its curriculum in the that same school year, and AP Computer Science Principles and AP Testing are course requirements.
In the letter to Clarendon Hall,’s Hadi Partovi said, “This year, more than 135,000 students took the AP Computer Science exam…This … Read the rest

Lady Saints defeat Holly Hill

Posted on March 24, 2019 6:06 am by Susan Rowell

The Clarendon Hall varsity softball team picked up a region victory over Holly Hill Academy by a score of 13-8 on Friday. Amberly Way picked up the win on the mound with 13 strikeouts. The Lady Saints were led at the plate by Bailey Corbett and Hadleigh McIntosh, who went 3-4. Hannah Johndrow, Olivia Wilson and Amberly Way went 2-4. Johndrow finished with 3 RBI while McIntosh had 2 RBI, Wilson had 2 RBI and Way and Mckenley Wells had an RBI. Wilson picked up her first homerun of the season. The Saints are now 4-2 on the season.

Today in History: March 24

Posted on March 24, 2019 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1387 – English victory over a Franco-Castilian-Flemish fleet in the Battle of Margate off the coast of Margate.
1401 – Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
1550 – France, Scotland, and England sign the Peace of Boulogne to end hostilities in the War of the Rough Wooing.
1603 – James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I.
1603 – Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shōgun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan.
1663 – The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor … Read the rest

Posted on March 23, 2019 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

Miriam Elizabeth Clark Reed

Posted on March 23, 2019 5:05 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

GABLE – Miriam Elizabeth Clark Reed, 90, wife of Dr. Gordon Kenworthy Reed, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in
Born Feb. 25, 1929, in Syracuse, New York, she was a daughter of the late Robert Newton Clark and the late Ruth Mahood Clark. She was a member of Sardinia Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband of Gable; two sons, Robert Theodore Reed and John Kenworthy Reed (Diana), both of Birmingham, Alabama; three daughters, Elizabeth Lee McNutt (Clark) of Birmingham, Alabama, Nancy Zoeller (Fred) of Everett, Washington and Virginia Ann Akin (Mark) of … Read the rest

Robert Cantey Martin

Posted on March 23, 2019 3:03 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Robert Cantey “Bobby” Martin, 92, widower of Doris Evelyn Avant Martin, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his home.
Born August 24, 1926, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Charles Norman Martin and the late Helen Cantey Martin. He was the fifth of nine children. He graduated from Summerton High School in 1945 and entered the U.S. Army in June 1945 and was honorably discharged in November 1946. He returned to Summerton and worked in the logging business with his father at C.N. Martin & Sons Logging. In 1949, he married Doris Avant of Florence. He and … Read the rest

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