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.

January meeting of Clarendon County Council

Posted by | January 23, 2019 10:00 am

Monday night, four service awards were awarded to Clarendon County employees.

Kenneth Clark received a certificate and a 10-year pin for 10 years of service as a Captain with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.

Andrew C. English received a certificate and a 10-year pin for 10 years of service as a Clarendon County Council member.

Rosa Kind received a paperweight with the Clarendon County emblem and a certificate for 20 years of service as a Sergeant with the Clarendon County Corrections Department.

Benton Blakely received a paperweight with the Clarendon County emblem and a certificate for 20 years of service … Read the rest

Shaffer to have pre-trial conference

Posted by | January 23, 2019 8:52 am

A pre-trial conference in the Gary Blair Shaffer case is sceduled this morning at 10 a.m. in courtroom 2 at the U.S. District Courthouse in Charleston. Shaffer’ case has been assigned to a U.S.District Judge, the Honorable Bruce H.Hendricks.

To ensure no speedy trial rights are infringed upon, a pre-trial conference is being held to move things forward.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Today in History: Jan. 23

Posted by | January 23, 2019 12:00 am

393 – Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his eight-year-old son Honorius co-emperor.
971 – Using crossbows, Song dynasty troops soundly defeat a war elephant corps of the Southern Han at Shao.
1264 – In the conflict between King Henry III of England and his rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, King Louis IX of France issues the Mise of Amiens, a one-sided decision in favour of Henry that later leads to the Second Barons’ War.
1368 – In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming dynasty rule over China that … Read the rest

Be on the lookout for stolen golf car

Posted by | January 22, 2019 6:11 pm

Please be on the lookout for this Golf Car. It was stolen from 1174 Hodge Circle (Home Branch Area) in Clarendon County last night. If you have any information, please contact the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414.

Four Richland residents arrested for Shoplifting in Manning

Posted by | January 22, 2019 6:07 pm

Shanta Hendrix, Saqwan Zorn, Kasaun Simons and Donald Ward

Three Richland County men and one woman were arrested on January 15 for Shoplifting a value of over $2,000.

On that date, alleged perpetrators, later identified as Donald Ward, Kasuan Simons and Shanta Hendrix, entered the Manning Walmart and went to the electronics department. The three allegedly stated they wished to purchase three cell phones. After being provided with the prices, the three stated they needed to go get more money, and they left the store.

10-15 minutes later, Ward and Simons returned and asked to look at iPhones. The sales associate opened the display case to let them see … Read the rest

Two Manning men arrested for stealing dog food

Posted by | January 22, 2019 5:59 pm

Kenderick Howard and Rasheedrick Domentrez Tindal

Two men have been arrested on charges of Burglary/Breaking & Entering and Vandalism of Property at the Manning Feed Mill.

On January 14, Manning Police Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering at Manning Feed Mill on Dinkins Street. When a worker arrived at the feed mill that morning, he noticed the feed mill’s back door was open. He then discovered dog food bags were missing off of a pallet in the storage room.

Another employee arrived in the newer section of the buildings to find a front window broken, and the panel box to the power on … Read the rest

On to Washington with tongue in cheek

Posted by | January 22, 2019 4:00 pm

Two guys were riding in a car when a Highway Patrolman stopped them. The Patrolman walked to the driver’s window and asked for the man’s driver’s license. The man handed the Patrolman his wallet. The Patrolman hit the man with a nightstick.

“I said I wanted to see your license, not your wallet.” The Patrolman got the license and wrote the driver a ticket. The Patrolman then walked around to the passenger side and hit the passenger with the nightstick.

“What did you hit me for?” exclaimed the rider.

“I was just fulfilling your wish. You would have gotten down … Read the rest

Harvin Clarendon County Library offers free student services

Posted by | January 22, 2019 9:30 am

School is back in session, and parents once again face the dilemma of how to help their children with difficult subjects. The Harvin Clarendon County Library can help.

Using grant money, the library began a new program in October, providing access to an online tutoring service. All a student needs is an active library card. offers live homework help every evening from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. This can be accessed through the internet at home on a desktop, laptop or mobile device.

According to’s web site, “The Learning Suite combines online tutoring, homework help, and test … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 22

Posted by | January 22, 2019 12:00 am

613 – Eight-month-old Constantine is crowned as co-emperor (Caesar) by his father Heraclius at Constantinople.
871 – Battle of Basing: The West Saxons led by king Æthelred I are defeated by the Danelaw Vikings at Basing.
1506 – The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.
1517 – The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.
1555 – The Ava Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now Burma.
1689 – The Convention Parliament convenes to determine whether James II and VII, the last … Read the rest

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity girls and boys

Posted by | January 21, 2019 7:52 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball ran its record to 18-0 on Saturday in Summerton with a 72-49 victory over Wardlaw Academy. The Saints were led by Traveon Davis with 23 points. Zyan Gilmore added 19 points, and Kylic Horton had 13 points.

Clarendon Hall varsity girls fell to Wardlaw by a score of 34-20. Whitney Avins led the Lady Saints with eight points, and Amblery Way added five points.

OBITUARY: Betty Ruth Graham Hinson

Posted by | January 21, 2019 7:36 pm

Betty Ruth Graham Hinson, 87, died peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at her home surrounded by her children.

Born May 26, 1931, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Robert Few Graham and the late Pauline Childers Graham. She was a member of Manning United Methodist.

She is survived by a son, James Michael Hinson (Cyndi) of Jacksonville, Florida; a daughter, The Honorable Judge Paula Hinson Thomas (Don) of Pawleys Island; seven grandchildren, Nicole Hinson Norris (Bruce), James Austin Thomas (Caroline), Michelle Hinson Miller (Ryan), Kristen Lee Thomas, Kelly Ann Thomas, Leigh Anne Christine Hinson and Khala Read the rest

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