Local racer participates in first national race

Posted on April 19, 2019 6:06 am by Blake

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The Grand National Cross Country Series is known for being some of the toughest racing in the country.
Racers from all over the country come for two-plus hours to race through some of the most difficult terrain that is forever changing.
Several local riders participated April 13-14, takin on the best in the countey at Camp Coker in Society Hill.
Dusty Hutchinson, a 4-by-4 Lites racer, was one local participant.
Hutchinson made his debut Saturday i the GMCC series. He was able to claim the 2017 Mideast Harescramble 4-by-4 Championship and finished second overall in 2018.
He had all of … Read the rest

Today in History: April 19

Posted on April 19, 2019 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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AD 65 – The freedman Milichus betrays Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested.
531 – Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persians at Raqqa (northern Syria).
797 – Empress Irene organizes a conspiracy against her son, the Byzantine emperor Constantine VI. He is deposed and blinded. Shortly after, Constantine dies of his wounds; Irene proclaims herself basileus.
1012 – Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, England.
1506 – The Lisbon Massacre begins, in which accused Jews are being slaughtered by Portuguese Catholics.
1529 – Beginning of the Protestant … Read the rest

East Clarendon Wolverines Varsity Softball Slides Into A Blow-Out Win Over Lamar

Posted on April 18, 2019 4:04 pm by Blake

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The Wolverines softball team cruised to an easy victory over Lamar 11-1 on Wednesday

East Clarendon opened up scoring in the first inning. They scored one run when Kinsley Driggers doubled.

The Wolverines notched four runs in the fourth inning. Maddie Newsome, Zoe McElveen, and Elly Floyd all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Newsome led things off in the pitcher’s circle for East Clarendon. She went five innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out two and walking one.

Maggie Driggers was on the rubber for Lamar. She allowed 14 hits and 11 … Read the rest

Community Health Fair Announcement

Posted on April 18, 2019 2:02 pm by Blake

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This free event will be attended by the Manning Health Department, Manning City Police Department, Hope Health, and others. The health team from the Wildwood Lifestyle Center (Wildwood, GA) and Dr. Simms (Columbus, GA) are a caring group with a treasure trove of information. Our entire community would be greatly benefited by seeing some of the images from the health emphasis weekend and reading a summary of the overall message.

Preventing unplanned pregnancy

Posted on April 18, 2019 1:01 pm by RoseMary Davis-Gordon

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kPregnancy can be a wonderful but stressful time in a couple’s life even when planned. An unintended pregnancy can add further stress. Unintended pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy that was mistimed, unplanned, or unwanted at the time of conception. It is one of the most prevalent issues in health care today. It is a result of non-use, mis-use or inconsistent use of contraceptive methods.
Unintended pregnancies can have significant negative consequences for all individuals. It can compromise the health, development, and economic stability of not just the mother and baby but society as a whole. In fact, unintended pregnancies … Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Colleton Prep

Posted on April 18, 2019 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity softball team defeated Colleton Prep by a final score of 16-9 on Wednesday, with Gracyn Nalley going 3-5 with four RBIs. L.B. Brogdon was 3-5, as was Malorie Spiegel, the latter of whom picked up the win i the circle going the distance and striking out eight players This brings the JV Lady Swampcats record to 9-1-1 on the season.


Library to close for Easter

Posted on April 18, 2019 9:09 am by Staff Reports

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The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed beginning April 19 and continuing through April 21 for the Easter holiday. The library will reopen for normal hours at 9 a.m. April 22.. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Charles Martin Cramer

Posted on April 18, 2019 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Charles Martin Cramer, 85, husband of Sharon Lee Meeker Cramer, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Kingstree Nursing Facility.
Born Sept. 23, 1933, in Ohio City, Ohio, he was a son of the late John E. Cramer and the late Ruby Lucille Hoffman Cramer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of Manning United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Manning; three sons, Michael John Cramer (Mary Anne) of Ridgeville, Stephen Charles Cramer (Kim) of Charleston and Larry Dean Cramer (Kathy) of Manning; seven grandchildren, Erin Cramer Sumersett (Ryan), Katherine Cramer … Read the rest

Clarendon Elite Football to host summer camp

Posted on April 18, 2019 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Clarendon Elite Youth Football has partnered with Mom2Mom and All Aboard for Justice to present its 3rd annual Camp to include a mentoring side to the organization.
Signups have started and are available and online. Camp will be overnight. Organizers are teaming up with local football coaches and former players to provide campers with on-field instruction on form, technique, and positioning.
Special guest speaker (Elmer Bench) will also speak with campers and parents his personal message on the drive, focus,discipline and health it has taken to play at the next level
Register at ccelites.myfreesites.net/ or MES/MPS,Read the rest

Posted on April 18, 2019 6:06 am by Staff Reports

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Today’s Weather: Thursday, April 18

Posted on April 18, 2019 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming south 9 to 14 mph in the morning.

Today in History: April 18

Posted on April 18, 2019 12:12 am by Staff Reports

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796 – King Æthelred I of Northumbria is murdered in Corbridge by a group led by his ealdormen, Ealdred and Wada. The patrician Osbald is crowned, but abdicates within 27 days.
1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.
1518 – Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
1521 – Trial of Martin Luther begins its second day during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. He refuses to recant his teachings despite the risk of excommunication.
1689 – Bostonians rise up in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.
1738 – Real Academia de la … Read the rest

My uncle and his drunk dog

Posted on April 17, 2019 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Have you ever seen a drunk dog?
A drunk rottweiler, to be specific? I have. First, I have to tell you about my late Uncle Myron.
He was my dad’s brother, and he never met a drop of alcohol that he didn’t like. Myron Baker was the fun type of alcoholic: He wanted everyone to have a good time and be happy with life, and he never said a cross word about anyone. Sober Myron Baker was not someone you really wanted to be around. He was quiet and moody and when he did speak was short and quick like … Read the rest

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