GOP to hold Christmas Party on Dec. 14

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The Clarendon County Republican Party will hold its annual Christmas Party at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Dinner, prepared by ladies of the church, will be provided at 6:30 p.m. Donations are welcome. Mary Alice Hoyt will be the special guest for the evening, providing musical selections on her harp. There will also be door prizes.

Poll: Tax Code Overhaul

Posted on December 11, 2017 6:06 am by Manning Live

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Republicans are rushing to pass the biggest revamp of the US tax code in decades. What makes it into a final compromise between the House bill and the Senate bill remains to be seen. A slight majority of Americans are skeptical of the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with 53 percent predicting they will not see a reduction in their taxes and the same majority saying the reform will not help dramatically help the economy, according to a USA Today poll. Also, just 32 percent of the registered voters polled support the Republican tax plans, while 48 percent oppose… Read the rest


The best healthy late-night snacks

Posted on December 11, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

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We have all been guilty of caving into our late night cravings. We’ve been taught for years that we should avoid eating during the night, there seems to be nothing wrong with having a healthy midnight snack, right? While eating at night doesn’t seem to have such an awful impact on your weight as you think, that doesn’t imply that all snacks are equally healthy. The best late-night snacks are anything but difficult to process. Here are a few advantageous alternatives for you. Make these low-calorie alternatives early for fast eating when you feel the munchies arriving; CEREAL Even in… Read the rest

Last Week … Today

Posted on December 11, 2017 4:04 am by Staff Reports

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A look back at the stories that made Clarendon County talk in the last seven days. 1) A Rhode Island woman headed back from a sporting event in Florida is killed in a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95, while six passengers are injured. 2) New Zion pharmacist wins prestigious Cup of Hygeia. 3) SC’s first black Supreme Court chief justice dead at 86 4) State Treasurer launches tax-free savings program for disabled residents State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced last week the launch of the South Carolina Achieving a Better Life Experience Savings Program, which will provide tax-advantaged savings accounts for… Read the rest

Henry De Leon Brown

Posted on December 11, 2017 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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KINGSTREE – Henry De Leon Brown, 80, widower of Willa Mae Miles Brown, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence. Born Aug. 17, 1937, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Henry Oliver Brown and Linnie M. McKenzie Brown. He was a longtime member of Terrell’s Church of God of Prophecy. Mr. Brown was a retired refrigeration mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing and playing his guitar. Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Gene) Dennis of Scranton; a graddaughter, Rebecca (Kelly) Church; two grandsons, Robert H. and Edward tuten; two… Read the rest

Today in History: Monday, Dec. 11

Posted on December 11, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

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361 – Julian enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire. 861 – Assassination of the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil by the Turkish guard, who raise al-Muntasir to the throne. Start of the “Anarchy at Samarra”. 969 – Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas is assassinated by his wife Theophano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes. 1282 – Battle of Orewin Bridge: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, in mid-Wales. 1602 – A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and… Read the rest

Governor names chef ambassadors for 2018

Posted on December 10, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster named Friday the 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors. Each year, chefs from across South Carolina are nominated to serve as the state’s culinary ambassadors, and the governor chooses four to participate. Those selected to serve for 2018 include: * Sarah McClure, executive chef at Southside Smokehouse in Landrum * Kiki Cyrus, owner and executive chef of Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles in Columbia * Heidi Vukov, owner and executive chef of Croissants Bistro & Bakery and Hook & Barrel in Myrtle Beach * Michelle Weaver, executive chef of Charleston Grill in Charleston “These four women are… Read the rest

Martha Lou Brailsford

Posted on December 10, 2017 6:06 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

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PINEWOOD – Martha Lou Brailsford, 70, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at her home, 8572 Old River Road in Pinewood. Born Dec. 24, 1946, in Rimini, she was a daughter of Richard Brailsford and Lorena Richardson Brailsford. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at St. Phillips UME Church in Pinewood, with the Rev. Patrice Dow, pastor, officiating. The Revs. Denzel Hampton, Mary Lou Brailsford, Robert China and James Lee Clark assisted. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the home of her sister, Mae Richardson, 1267 Festival Drive in Summerton. Services have been entrusted

Viola Bennett Banks

Posted on December 10, 2017 5:05 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

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Viola Bennett Banks, 85, wife of Joe Banks, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born May 4, 1932, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Archie Bennett and Lillie Carter Bennett Funeral services for Mrs. Banks will be held 1 pm. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Pine Grove AME Church in Greeleyville, with the Rev. Harvey Doctor, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 8644 S. Brewington Road in Manning. Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Ida Mae Davis Knowles

Posted on December 10, 2017 4:04 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

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nORWALK, Connecticut – Ida Mae Davis Knowles, 72, wife of Robert Knowles Sr., died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Regency Hospital in Florence. Born Dec. 18, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Robert Blanding and Anna Burns. The family will receive friends at 1215 Tearcoat Road in Alcolu. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Kenneth Richburg

Posted on December 10, 2017 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Kenneth Richburg, 59, of Summerton, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Clarendon County. Born Aug. 13, 1958, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Douglas and Rachel Richburg. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2928 St. John Church Road in Manning. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A public viewing will be held from 1-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in the chapel of King-Fields Mortuary. The casket will be placed in the church at noon Tuesday, for viewing until the hour of service.… Read the rest

JV Lady Saints pick up first win after defeating Jefferson Davis

Posted on December 10, 2017 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Clarendon Hall junior varsity girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season Friday by defeating Jefferson Davis by a score of 36-9. Amberly Way led the JV Lady Saints with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Hadleigh McIntosh added 10 points, while Bailey Corbett added four points. The JV Lady Saints next play 4 p.m. Monday against Patrick Henry.


GOP to hold Christmas Party on Dec. 14

Posted on December 10, 2017 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

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The Clarendon County Republican Party will hold its annual Christmas Party at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Dinner, prepared by ladies of the church, will be provided at 6:30 p.m. Donations are welcome. Mary Alice Hoyt will be the special guest for the evening, providing musical selections on her harp. There will also be door prizes.

Posted on December 10, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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County Council to meet Monday

Posted on December 10, 2017 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Clarendon County Council will meet 6 p.m. Monday in chambers at the Clarendon County Administration Building on Sunset Drive in Manning.

JV Saints fall to Jefferson Davis Academy

Posted on December 10, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

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The Clarendon Hall junior varsity boys’ basketball team fell to 1-3 on the season Friday night with a 42-18 loss to Jefferson Davis Academy. Josh Black led the JV Saints with 13 points. Brantley Hodge and Trey Bagnal added two points each.

Swampcats defeat Carolina Academy in Baron Classic

Posted on December 10, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

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The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Swampcats defeated Carolina Academy on Saturday by a final score of 61-41 in the Baron Classic held at Wilson Hall’s Nash Student Center. With the win, the Swampcats’ record improved to 5-2 on the season. Taylor Lee led the Swampcats with 13 points. Grayson Dennis scored 11 points. Dawson Hatfield and Braydon Osteen each scored nine points.

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