Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 11:47 pmClarendon School District 1, 12 S. Church St. in Summerton, will hold a public meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday seeking public input about the use of Title II and VI federal funds for the 2014-15 school year, in accordance with requirements set forth in Title 1 of the No Child Left Behind Act. Discussion will include Title 1 issues related to schoolwide programs; academic curriculum, assessment and achievement; federal and state school and district report cards; community collaborations; parent involvement activities; the Parent Involvement Policy; the School-Parent Compact; and parental rights guaranteed by Title 1 law.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 5:16 pmThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to an accident on Rev. J.W. Carter Road in Clarendon County, reportedly with minor injuries. The accident happened about 4:04 p.m. Thursday, according to real-time traffic information from the Department of Public Safety.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 5:14 pmTurbeville’s Home for Children is closing down. The state Free Will Baptist Association voted at its annual meeting Feb. 28 in Spartanburg to close the home after months of prayer. The state association commissioned a feasibility study for various possibilities of utilizing the Children’s Home property to enhance the ministries of Free Will Baptists in South Carolina. The recent Foreston Field Trials and Auction to benefit the Free Will Baptist Home for Children raised more than $14,000 to go toward remaining debt.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 2:38 pmThe Clarendon County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. March 13 at Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyvile Highway in Manning. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., and donations are encouraged. The Rev. Leon Winn, candidate for U.S. Congress in the 6th District, will speak. Other speakers will include NAACP President Robert McFadden and state GOP Regional Field Director Martha Gravlee.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 10:12 amClarendon Hall Varsity Softball team defeated Holly Hill Academy 15-0 in four innings in Summerton on Tuesday. Gracyn Royce picked up the win in the circle, giving up only three hits with a strike out and no walks. Brittany Bays was 4-4 with four RBI and two doubles, Aubrey Johnson was 3-3 with three RBIs and a triple, Shannon Corbett was 3-4 with two RBIs, Gracyn Royce was 2-3 and Jordan Carter also had a triple. Abby Dara, Brittany Pack and Kaela Phillips each got a hit. The Lady Saints play Patrick Henry Thursday in Estill to open up conference… Read the rest
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 6:17 amThe King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life has planned two fundraisers for the 2014 season. The team is frequently one of the top fundraisers for the county, which raised more than $110,000 altogether last year. This year’s goal is $120,000. The King Team will first hold its annual Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15, featuring men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; toys; furniture; appliances; knick-knacks; and more. They welcome donated items from Clarendon residents. They will be selling fried fish sandwiches for $4 and lemonade for $1. The Celebration of Life Gala will be held… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 5, 2014 10:34 pmThe Turbeville Ruritan Club will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pine Grove United Methodist Church gymnasium in Turbeville. Persons in good health and 18 and older are invited to come out and give the gift of life. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (843) 659-4661. Walk-in donors are also welcome.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 5, 2014 7:58 pmThe Taste of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 15, with tickets for $15 per person. Children 6 and younger are free. For more information, or tickets, call (803) 473-3677.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 5, 2014 5:22 pmLucy A. “Miss Lucy” Ramey Barnes died Monday, March 4, 2014. Born June 9, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Betty Ramey and Gilmer H. Pippin. She grew up in Castlewood in Russell County, Va., to which she lovingly referred as “Down Home.” After the death of her husband of 50 years, Edgar G. Barnes, she spent the past nine years with her daughter, Mary, and son-in-law, Jim, in Maryland. Upon their retirement, she came to South Carolina. “Miss Lucy” was known for her love of the farm, her gardening prowess and her love of children. She believed… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 5, 2014 2:26 pmTommy Lee, right, and Mary Lynn Lee, center, both of Thomas Elam Lee Farms in Alcolu, stand with James Bookhart of Monsanto on Wednesday morning at Laurence Manning Academy. The Lees filed for a $2,500 grant for LMA to received funds from Monsanto to upgrade technology in the Lower School, according to Lower School Principal Linda Broadway. The Lee’s have three children at the school.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 5, 2014 2:22 pmCourtesy of sciway.net Hemingway resident Vernon Tanner – known as Mingo Vernon Tanner – will be the guest speaker at the First Baptist Church of Manning’s Senior Luncheon, which will be held March 18 in the church’s fellowship hall, 49 W. Boyce St. Tanner is the first American Indian to be appointed by the governor and approved by the State Senate to represent all Native Americans in South Carolina since Colonial times. He presents Native American Educational Programs across the state to civic groups, churches, scout troops, YMCA groups and libraries. He is also a lay speaker and elder of… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 5, 2014 1:33 pmThe South Carolina Highway Patrol is responding to a collision with no injuries at the 101 mile-marker on Interstate 95 northbound near Summerton at the moment. Traffic could slow, so drivers should be careful.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 5, 2014 6:48 amThe Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stops through the end of March. Call (803) 435-8633 for more information. DAVIS STATION March 13, 27 2:30-4:30 p.m., J&E Superette LAKE MARION March 13, 27 1-2 p.m., Lane’s Shopping Center. MANNING March 6, 20 3:30-5 p.m., Shake Store on Kingstree Highway. March 12, 16 3:45-5:15 p.m., Tanner’s, U.S. 301 South. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Scott’s Fast Break PAXVILLE March 15 3-4 :30 p.m., Paxville Community Center SUMMERTON March 7, 21 … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 5, 2014 4:02 amTemperatures will creep toward the upper 40s on Wednesday, with a high of 47 degrees. There will be a 60 percent chance of rain, and weather.com says the day will be “overcast with rain showers” throughout daylight hours. Winds will be from the NNE at 6 mph.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 4, 2014 10:41 pmThe Mite Celtics of the Clarendon County Recreation Department finished the 2013-14 basketball season undefeated with a 12-0 record. They were coached by John Fulton, standing left; Annette Calvin, standing right; and James Green and Maurice Lloyd, not pictured. The team included, back row, left to right, Traevon Stukes, 12; Traevion York, 12; Xavier Hicks, 12; Melijah Frazier, 11; Dymonte Daney, 12; and Daniel Gamble, 11. Also pictures are, front row, left to right, Savannah Roberts, 12; Madisen Winn-Dennis, 11; Stanley Dozier, 11; and Eric Jones, 11. The coaches also helped the Junior Cavaliers, a team of players ages 13-16,… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 4, 2014 8:24 pmTraffic could be slower tonight at the intersection of Raccoon Road and U.S. 301, Alex Harvin Highway, as the South Carolina Highway Patrol responds to a vehicle hitting an animal. Reports do not indicate what type of animal or its condition at this time.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 4, 2014 7:20 pmJeff Lee accompanied his 4-year-old daughter, Stormi, to New Covenant Presbyterian Church’s Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday night.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 4, 2014 4:40 pmClarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal will make himself available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the district office, 15 Major Drive in Manning, to discuss any issues, ideas, concerns or good news with residents or parents. For more information, call the district office at (803) 435-4435.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 4, 2014 1:31 pmTheresa Helen Emerson Terrell, 73, wife of Thomas Aubry Terrell, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1940, in North Hornell, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Howard John Emerson and Margery May Perkins Emerson. She was a member of the board of directors for A Second Chance Animal Shelter and the Basset Rescue Crew of the Southeast. Survivors besides her husband of Manning include seven children; a stepson; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janet Goodwin of Manning. The family would like to thank Tuomey Hospice and the staff of… Read the rest