Richland man arrested in Manning

Posted by | January 26, 2019 1:31 pm

Michael Cornelius Gamble, 37, of Richland County, was arrested in Manning on Friday in connection with the death of his five-year-old son in North Columbia.

After the child’s death, an autopsy was performed, showing significant bruising and injuries which led to his death. The child had been in the custody of Gamble, his biological father, when the incident occurred.

Gamble was arrested in Manning without incident by State Law Enforcement. He was transported back to Richland County for booking.

Pets of the week

Posted by | January 26, 2019 7:00 am

Taurus is a two-year-old, tan, female Lab Mix. She currently weighs around 60 pounds, is current on all of her age-appropriate vaccinations, is heartworm negative and has been spayed. Taurus loves to cuddle and tries to be a lap dog. She gets along well with other dogs and does not mind riding in a car. Taurus is an absolute sweetheart and loves having her belly rubbed. If you are interested in this sweet and loveable dog, you can get pre-approved to adopt by submitting your adoption application online at

Pepper is a one-and-a-half-year-old, dilute calico, female Domestic Medium … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 26

Posted by | January 26, 2019 12:00 am

1500 – Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
1531 – The Lisbon earthquake kills about thirty thousand people.
1564 – The Council of Trent establishes an official distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
1564 – The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Tsardom of Russia in the Battle of Ula during the Livonian War.
1565 – Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Deccan sultanates, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.… Read the rest


Posted by | January 25, 2019 9:07 pm

The LMA JV girls beat Trinity Byrnes on Friday night. The team is now 1-4 in conference on season. Scoring for LMA were LB Brogdon with 11 points, Paisley Anderson with eight points and Callie Thompson with one point.

The win was last minute. LMA was losing in the fourth quarter, with a tight score of 19-18. With 10.2 seconds to go in the game, Anderson was fouled. She hit both her free throws to put LMA ahead, cinching the win with a final score of 20-19.

LMA JV girls play their next game at Florence Christian on Tuesday.

OBITUARY: Helen Thelma Bodenheimer Clark

Posted by | January 25, 2019 8:57 pm

Helen Thelma Bodenheimer Clark passed away in Newport News, Virginia, on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

A native of Manning and a graduate of Anderson College, Mrs. Clark retired from the Air Force Civil Service at Langley AFB, being held in exemplary regard after decades of service. She was a devoted member of Hilton Baptist Church where she actively participated in its ministry. She was a loving and generous wife, sister, aunt, and friend.

She is held in loving memory by her sister-in-law, Kay Felder Bodenheimer (John) of Aiken; nieces, Beth Bodenheimer Dworjanyn and Melissa Bodenheimer McInnis (Jonathan); grandnephews, Jack Dworjanyn, … Read the rest

I-95 fatality

Posted by | January 25, 2019 8:31 pm

A 58-year old Pamplico man was killed this afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on I-95 between Summerton and North Santee, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.

Around 2:15 p.m. on Friday, the driver of a 2015 Chevrolet van was traveling northbound on I-95.

“Near mile marker 106, the van struck the rear of a 2018 Freightliner tractor trailer, which was also traveling north,” said South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins.

“Richard McCormick died around 2:15 p.m. from multiple trauma,” Mock said. “McCormick who was wearing a seatbelt had to be extricated from his vehicle.”

The accident remains under … Read the rest

MHS band participates in MLK parade

Posted by | January 25, 2019 8:20 pm

On Monday January the 21st The Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band was selected to participate in the Martin Luther King Day Parade in Charleston, South Carolina sponsored by the YWCA of Charleston.  The Golden Pride was honored to be selected among so many other bands to help celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.

Harvin Clarendon County Library Board Meeting

Posted by | January 25, 2019 11:57 am

January 28, 20184:30 pm

Clarendon County Administration Building


I.  Call to Order and Moment of Silence

II. Approval of Minutes from November 2018 Meeting

III. FY 2017/2018 Audit Report – Vicki Laroche from McGregor & Co.

IV. FY 2018/2019 Financial Update

V. Old Business

a) Library Mission Statement/Tagline

VI. New Business

a) Friends of the Library – Leadership & Membership Recruitment

VII. Librarian Report

VIII. Adjournment

Next Meeting: March 18, 2019 at 4:30pm at the Clarendon County Administration Building

Today in History: Jan. 25

Posted by | January 25, 2019 12:00 am

AD 41 – After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
750 – In the Battle of the Zab, the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty.
1348 – A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
1494 – Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
1515 – Coronation of Francis I of France.
1533 – Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
1554 – Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.… Read the rest

Local high school hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Posted by | January 24, 2019 5:30 pm

Dr. Holness Samuels encourages young students not to take the easy path.

Scott’s Branch Middle/High School, in partnership with St. Paul Elementary, held a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 1 p.m. on January 17 in the gym at Scott’s Branch.

“On behalf of the Scott’s Branch faculty, staff and students, it is my honor to welcome you here today,” opened Student Government Association President Faith Lawson.

Amonte Brown, Secretary to the Senior Class, spoke of the solemn occasion which brought the schools, parents, elected officials and local residents together.

“Today we are gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of…Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Brown. He went on to extoll … Read the rest


Posted by | January 24, 2019 1:08 pm

LMA JV boys defeated Wilson Hall 31-28 on Wednesday. Scoring for LMA were Jaden Sanders with 16 points, Denzell Sigler with five points, Mickey Jordan and Bryce Acord with three points each and Coleman Yates and Davis Campbell with two points each.

Scoring for Wilson Hall were Tate Sistare with seven points and Jackson Duvall with six points.

LMA moves to 10-3 on the year. Their next game is Friday at Trinity Byrnes.

FINAL: Clarendon hall varsity boys and girls and JV girls

Posted by | January 24, 2019 1:03 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball picked up a region win over St. Johns Christian Academy on Tuesday in Summerton by a score of 77-59. The Saints were led by Traveon Davis with 27 points. Zyan Gilmore added 23 points, and Kylic Horton picked up 11 points to go along with his eight rebounds. Kade Elliott added eight points. The Saints are now 20-0 on the season and 9-0 in region play. The Saints will travel to Patrick Henry Academy on Thursday.

Clarendon Hall varsity girls picked up their third region victory of the season with a 43-28 win over St. … Read the rest

OBITUARY: James Lawrence “Lance” Gibson

Posted by | January 24, 2019 12:33 pm

James Lawrence “Lance” Gibson, 66, husband of Jane Adams Gibson, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River.

Born October 17, 1952, in Laurinburg, North Carolina, he was a son of the late James Allen Gibson and the late Dorothy Wilson Gibson. He was a sales manager in the industrial automation and robotics industry. He was a faithful member of Seacoast Manning Church and regular visitor of Barefoot Church while seasonally residing in Cherry Grove.

He is survived by his wife of Summerton; a son, James Lawrence Gibson, Jr. (Malina) of Hanahan; two daughters, Andrea Gibson … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 24

Posted by | January 24, 2019 12:00 am

AD 41 – Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and sadistic despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula’s uncle Claudius as Emperor
1438 – The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
1458 – Matthias Corvinus becomes king of Hungary.
1624 – Afonso Mendes, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
1679 – King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
1739 – Peshva warrior Chimnaji Appa defeats Portuguese forces and captures Tarapur Fort, India.
1742 – Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.… Read the rest

Optimist Club holds first meeting of 2019

Posted by | January 23, 2019 4:00 pm

Optimist Club of Clarendon President Brittany Tindal with new members Dale Griffin and Claudette Elliott.

By Brittany Tindal

The Optimist Club of Clarendon met on Thursday at Fayz at the Lake for their first meeting of 2019. During the meeting, Mary Dale Griffin and Claudette Elliott were inducted as new members.

Sharmane Anderson, of the 1865 Reading Academy, spoke to the Club. According to their Facebook page, the mission of the 1865 Reading Academy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to access our children’s reading needs, provide tools and resources that parents can utilize at home, strengthen parent-child relationships to garner success and provide students with the knowledge and assistance to read on their … Read the rest

Shaffer is awarded a continuance

Posted by | January 23, 2019 2:46 pm

Blair Shaffer was not present this morning for a brief pre-trial hearing at the U.S. District Courthouse in Charleston. During the hearing, Shaffer’s attorney confirmed they had received discovery. He then asked for a continuance to review the material and prepare a full defense. Judge Bruce Hendricks awarded the continuance.

The case could be heard as early as March, but no firm dates have been set at this time.

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