Scott’s Branch wins awards based on test scores

Posted by | November 20, 2014 3:46 am

clarendon1clarendon1Scott’s Branch Middle and High School Principal Gwendolyn Harris said Tuesday that the high school received a Palmetto Gold Award, while the middle school received a Palmetto Silver Award, both for student achievement based on test scores.  

Everlena Gamble Eaddy

Posted by | November 20, 2014 12:36 am

everlena eaddyeverlena eaddyEverlena Gamble Eaddy NEW ZION – Everlena Gamble Eaddy, 74, wife of John James Eaddy, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at her home, 9991 Black River Road in New Zion. Born Nov. 18, 1939, in the Cypress Fork section of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late James Walker Gamble and Etta Durant Gamble. She attended Clarendon County public schools. In her youth, she joined Cypress Fork AME Church, where she sang in the Youth Choir. In later life, she joined Lodebar AME Church, where she served as a youth Sunday School Teacher and a member of the… Read the rest

Missing Dog: Allison

Posted by | November 19, 2014 9:34 pm

allisonallisonAllison is 13 and got out earlier tonight from her home in the Shannon Greens Golf Club, the former Clarendon County Country Club. She is hard-of-hearing, but the family is hoping someone will see her and help get her home before she gets lost in the cold weather. Please hold her if found tonight and call (803) 435-8422 in the morning, and we will notify her owners.  

Edwina Powell Hodge Green

Posted by | November 19, 2014 9:31 pm

Edwina Powell Hodge GreenEdwina Powell Hodge GreenEdwina Powell Hodge Green SUMTER – Edwina Powell Hodge Green, 80, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital after an illness. Born April 30, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Charles Kirkland Powell and the late Alva McElveen Powell. She was a faithful member of Clarendon Baptist Church for over 50 years and was a retired administrative assistant at Sumter Printing. She is survived by a daughter, Maria Hodge Blackmon (Jim); a son, Roger Kirkland Hodge; a sister, Yvonne Powell Hodge (Jimmy), all of Sumter; six grandchildren, Grace, Faith, Hope, Jimmy, Curtis and Lance;… Read the rest

LMA hosting Battle of the Books at Weldon

Posted by | November 19, 2014 7:46 pm

LMA ShieldLMA ShieldLaurence Manning Academy will host the South Carolina Independent School Association Battle of the Books on Thursday at Weldon Auditorium on North Brooks Street in Manning. Third- through fifth-grade students will compete at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, while sixth- through eighth-grade students will compete at noon. The competition will be broadcast live on Ten schools in the region will be competition to advance to the State Competition. “It is a reading incentive program,” said Kim Jolly. “Students read books from a list and then answer questions about the books in the competition to test their knowledge of the books they… Read the rest

CCSO seeking help in finding missing teenager

Posted by | November 19, 2014 5:03 pm

chris shaddchris shaddChristopher Shadd The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in its search for a 15-year-old boy who ran away from home Saturday. According to reports, Christopher Shadd’s 34-year-old mother told deputies that her son left about noon Saturday while he was doing yard work. She said she received a Facebook message from her son’s juvenile neighborhood friend saying her son was “sorry and that he loved her.” The woman said she does not know where the boy could have gone. According to reports, he has run away on multiple occasions. Shadd is described as a white… Read the rest

Harvest Community School receives $500 grant

Posted by | November 19, 2014 3:08 pm

harvestharvestFarm Bureau Agent Wayne McKenzie presented a $500 check Wednesday morning to students, faculty and staff at Harvest Community School in Summerton. The school won the Dueling Dirt contest in mid-October through votes on Facebook. The $500 Garden Grant from Farm Bureau Insurance of South Carolina will go to help the students maintain their own garden. “We started one last year, but it was kind of a garden on a dime,” said Headmaster Angie Bruner. “The kids loved the concept of having a  garden. This will allow them to build bigger garden boxes, and some of the money will help… Read the rest

Manning Police warn of scam on elderly residents

Posted by | November 19, 2014 1:37 pm

SCAMSCAMThe Manning Police Department is warning elderly residents to be on the lookout for a financial scam within city limits. Inv. Rick Elms said Wednesday that a 79-year-old woman living on Calhoun Street in Manning was the first victim the city is aware of. According to reports, two unknown black women approached the woman Nov. 18, saying they had a box of cash. In this scam, the suspects offered the woman $20,000 – the alleged contents of the box – if she put up $400. The victim allowed one of the women to accompany her to First Palmetto Bank, where… Read the rest

McIntosh takes Little Miss Clarendon Hall 2014 crown

Posted by | November 19, 2014 1:37 pm

#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Congratulations to Macie Hunter McIntosh, who was crowned Little Miss Clarendon Hall 2014 last night in Summerton.

LMA semi-final victory over WH photo gallery 5

Posted by | November 19, 2014 12:44 pm

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Byrd crowned Wee Miss Clarendon Hall 2014

Posted by | November 19, 2014 12:18 pm

CH pageant 4CH pageant 4 Congratulations to Lillian Ruth Byrd, who was crowned Wee Miss last night in Summerton.                   CH pageant 1CH pageant 1left to right: Seraphina Joely McCoon, Macie Hunter McIntosh, Lacey Bella Corbett, Ava Dawn Higbe and Lilian Ruth Byrd vied for Wee Miss and Little Miss Clarendon Hall crowns.                     CH pageant 3CH pageant 3Wee Miss 2013 Sanaah Reed crowns her successor, Lillian Ruth Byrd.                   CH pageant 2CH pageant 2Last minute adjustments for Sanaah Reed.                   CH pageant 7CH pageant 7Lillian Ruth Byrd… Read the rest

Happy Birthday: Grace Beatson

Posted by | November 19, 2014 11:52 am

grace beatsongrace beatsonThis message was sent by Lynn Beatson for her daughter Grace Beatson. “Twenty years ago today, God blessed me with a beautiful little girl! Thank you, Grace Beatson, for being who you are. I couldn’t have asked for a better daughter! You have grown into a beautiful and smart girl. Love you with all my heart. Hope you have the best birthday yet!”

LMA stomps Wilson Hall Photo Gallery 4

Posted by | November 19, 2014 11:12 am

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Change, DVDs stolen from Summerton home

Posted by | November 19, 2014 10:16 am

Crime-ReportsCrime-ReportsA 46-year-old woman living in the 1400 block of Governor Richardson Highway in Summerton told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 2 p.m. Nov. 14 that an unknown person entered her home and stole about $20 worth of change and two DVDs with the TV show “Dallas” on them. She said she knew the home was broken into because her front door was open, and she had the front door nailed shut as she doesn’t use it.

Pretty darn cold out there

Posted by | November 19, 2014 8:45 am

IMG_8126_edited-1IMG_8126_edited-1According to the National Weather Service, it’s 25 degrees with 79 percent humidity with winds out of the north at 1 mph. Today should be sunny with a high near 49 as light and variable winds shift to the south at 5 to 7 mph. Tonight should be clear with a low around 26.      

LMA Juniors receive class rings

Posted by | November 19, 2014 7:27 am

These photos were provided by Laurence Manning Academy of several juniors at the school receiving class rings Tuesday morning. If you have photos with your children from the ceremony, and would like to see them posted, please send them (along with full names) to #gallery-4 { margin: auto; } #gallery-4 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-4 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-4 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

Pets of the Day: Mr. Biggs

Posted by | November 19, 2014 6:35 am

mrbiggs01mrbiggs01Mr. Biggs is a bulldog mix who is almost 2.5 years old. He gets along with other animals and really enjoys the company of others. We are not sure how he is with young kids. He is a very sweet boy who just wants some love. Visit him at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway. For more information, call (803) 473-7075.

Vince Pace joins First Citizens’ Agricultural banking team

Posted by | November 19, 2014 5:43 am

imageimageVince Pace MARION  – First Citizens announced Tuesday that Vince Pace has joined the company’s Agricultural Lending Group as Relationship Manager for Marion, Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg and Clarendon counties. In his role, Pace will be responsible for expanding relationships with agriculture-based businesses and developing customized lending solutions for agriculture customers’ equipment, crop production and land acquisition needs. Pace will be based at the company’s Kingstree and Marion branches, located at 200 West Main Street and 214 North Main Street respectively.

Manning man charged with burglary

Posted by | November 19, 2014 4:16 am

crime-reportcrime-reportAntonio Travis Pittman, 24, of 115 Breedin St. in Manning, was charged 3:20 a.m. Nov. 13 with burglary The 54-year-old owner of a home in the 300 block of South Barfield Street alerted the Manning Police Department about 2:33 a.m. Nov. 13 to a possible breaking and entering in-progress.

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