Final: Lady Swampcats

Posted by | May 16, 2017 6:49 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats fell 4-1 on Tuesday night to Wilson Hall in Sumter in Game 2 of the South Carolina Independent School Association AAA State Championship Series.

Update: Lady Swampcats

Posted by | May 16, 2017 6:38 pm

Still in the sixth inning, Wilson Hall has pulled slightly away from the Lady Swampcats to bring the score to 4-1.


Update: Lady Swampcats

Posted by | May 16, 2017 5:59 pm

In the fourth inning, the Lady Swampcats are tied 0-0 against Wilson Hall in the second game of the SCISA AAA State Championship Series.


Dixie Romain Smith Dingle

Posted by | May 16, 2017 4:40 pm

MANNING – Dixie Romain Smith Dingle, 63, wife of James Edward Dingle, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at her home. Born Nov. 22, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York, she was a daughter of the late Marion Smith Sr. and Marcella Lewis Smith. The family will receive friends at the home, 12195 Raccoon Road in Manning. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Summerton man serving as Montana deputy killed in line of duty

Posted by | May 16, 2017 3:31 pm

UPDATE: Local law enforcement officers remember slain deputy A Summerton native was shot and killed Tuesday morning near Three Forks, Montana, where he was serving as a deputy with the local Sheriff’s Office. Dep. Mason Moore had been with the Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office for three years. The Galltin County Sheriff’s Office said two suspects, Marshall Barrus, 38, of Gallatin County, and Lloyd Barrus, 62, of Bakersfield, California, are in custody. Moore reportedly stopped the father and son duo about 3 a.m. Tuesday near Three Forks. Moore had called the incident into dispatchers, but then never called back in. A… Read the rest

James Riley Jr.

Posted by | May 16, 2017 1:40 pm

James “Jap” Riley Jr., 68, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 106 E. Huggins St. in Manning. Born May 8, 1949, in the Silver community of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late James Riley Sr. and Everlina Witherspoon Riley. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Lizzie Riley Johnson, 805 Murray St. in Sumter. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Lady Swampcats working on defending state title

Posted by | May 16, 2017 12:15 pm

Though it’s a win, the Lady Swampcats’ victory in Game 1 of the South Carolina Independent School Association AAA State Championship Series on Monday night against longtime rival Wilson Hall “doesn’t mean anything in the long run,” according to Coach Maria Rowland. “I can go down the line of different times when someone else has won, and when we have, and then we didn’t win Game 2,” said Rowland. “Right now, our focus just has to be on Game 2 on Tuesday. We have to come out ready to hit every single inning.” Rowland said though her players defeated Wilson… Read the rest

Saints visit Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Posted by | May 16, 2017 12:09 pm

On a recent trip to Washington, D.C. Clarendon Hall seventh- and eighth-grade students had the privilege of visiting and placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Christopher Joseph Williams Jr.

Posted by | May 16, 2017 11:59 am

ROCK HILL – Infant Christopher Joseph Williams Jr., son of Christopher J. Williams Sr. and Lillian McDowell Williams, was born and died May 11, 2017, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Survivors include his parents of Rock Hill; his maternal grandparents, Sallie McDowell and Dwight Kennedy, both of Sumter; and his paternal grandparents, Frank and Kathy Williams of Kingstree. Graveside services were held Monday, May 15, 2017, at St. John AME Church in the Workman community of Williamsburg County, with Pastor Fredrick Johnson officiating. Services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Mildred Williams Bryant

Posted by | May 16, 2017 11:48 am

GREELEYVILLE – Mildred Williams Bryant, 65, wife of Edward Bryant, died Friday, May 12, 2017. She was the daughter of Cleo Gamble Williams and the late Jack Williams. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, C.E. Murray Boulevard in Greeleyville. The Rev. Dr. Lewis Walker Jr., pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Rocky Ford Cemetery in Salters. The family will receive friends at her home, 1221 McMillan Road in Greeleyville. Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Lady Wolverines win 1st game of State Championship series

Posted by | May 16, 2017 10:33 am

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines’ win over Dixie in Game 1 of the State Championship finals on Monday night was the team’s first at that school. “We have never won a game there,” said Coach Lisa Ard. “So, it was a great feeling to get the first game, especially there.” With a final score of 3-1, the Lady Wolverines kept it close in their attempt to regain the State Championship title won in 2014. The team did well in its bid for the Lower State Championship, Ard said. “Defending a title carries with it a lot more pressure… Read the rest


MHS Honor Society holds MHS 5K Rescue Run

Posted by | May 16, 2017 10:05 am

The Manning High School National Honor Society joined with the Sumter Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals May 6 on school grounds to hold the MHS 5K Rescue Run. Pet owners were invited to register for $10 before the event or $12 on the day of the event to walk or run their leashed dogs. The Sumter SPCA received 30 percent of the proceeds, with the rest going to the school’s National Honor Society.

Man denied bond on kidnapping, CSC charges

Posted by | May 16, 2017 9:15 am

A 24-year-old Sumter County man who turned himself into Clarendon County authorities midday Monday will remain in custody at the Clarendon County Detention Center. Officials at the jail said that Roscoe Wade Brown, 24, was denied bond on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a weapon by a felon. Sheriff Tim Baxley said the incident which led to the charges involved a female held against her will May 3 in Clarendon County. The Sheriff’s Office released information about Brown last week in an effort to find him, and… Read the rest

Gallery 2: Swampcats defeat Cardinal Newman

Posted by | May 16, 2017 7:25 am

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats kept it close in the early innings of Monday night’s game against Cardinal Newman, the first of three in the South Carolina Independent School Association AAA State Championship Title Series. Ultimately, the Swampcats came away with the win by a score of 7-4.

Special Olympics looking for players, volunteers

Posted by | May 16, 2017 4:55 am

The Special Olympics is coming to Manning, and Cherie Hale will be heading up the program. “We need this for the opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities to participate in sports; build friendships; and be involved with their peers, as well as bringing together local people with those intellectual disabilities,” said Hale. “This is also a way to help the families meet and network to find and utilize other resources and outlets.” Founded in 1968, the Special Olympics is designed for people with intellectual and other disabilities. Anyone 8 years of age and older is welcome to participate. Hale is… Read the rest

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