Lake Marion Artisans to provide class

Posted by | June 3, 2018 2:02 pm

Clarendon County students in grades ninth through 12th are invited to take a new student class at the Lake Marion Artisans Gallery from 10 a.m. to noon daily from June 8-9 and 11-12. Ceramics instructor Judy Latham will lead the class, which is free. Materials will be provided, but students must commit to attending every class. The class is limited to the first 10 students to sign-up with name, phone number and email address at lakemarionartisans3@gmail.com. Classes will be held at Lake Marion Artisans Gallery, 108 Main St. in Summerton.

Clarendon Hall 2017-18 Headmaster’s All-A Honor Roll List

Posted by | June 3, 2018 12:54 pm

The following students were named to the Headmaster’s All-A Honor Roll at Clarendon Hall for the 2017-18 school year. Charlie Bascom, Hayden Collins, Lily Grace Harris, Nathan Parker, Cruz Romay, Emily Josey, Devam Patel, Dhara Patel, Dawson McIntosh, Henik Matarwala, Joey Carlisle, Hannah Corbett, Brynne Baxley, Olivia Brunson, Sara James and Mallory McIntosh.

St. Matthias to hold VBS June 3-7

Posted by | June 3, 2018 10:40 am

St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Summerton will hold “Shipwrecked VBS: Rescued by Jesus” from 6-8 p.m. daily June 3-7, inviting children to discover that Jesus rescued them. Kids in K4 through fifth grades will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities; sing catchy songs; play teamwork-building games; make and devour yummy treats; experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures; collect Bible memory buddies to remind them of God’s love; and test out science gizmos they’l take home and play with all summer long. For more information, call (803) 485-2504 or visit StMatthiasAnglican.org.

LMA 2017-18 School Year A-B Honor Roll

Posted by | June 3, 2018 8:29 am

The following students were named to the Laurence Manning Academy 2017-18 school year A-B Honor Roll. SECOND GRADE Terri Floyd – Logan Finkbeiner, Aubree Holmes, Aiden Pack, Krisha Patel, Johonna Patterson, Anna Gail Prescott, Sadie Robinson, Hunter Rogers, Kiley Scott and Bryson Turner. Anna Lynn Gamble – Brock Bryant, Colton Geddings, Brady Irick, Ava Lowery and Tripp Sweet. Kristen Rembert – Dean Crosby, Mary Margaret Fraser, John William Gainey, Andrew Gamble, Calvin Grade, Caleb Poplin, Wyatt Simpson, Crosby Tisdale, Wilson Tisdale, Coleman Ward and Eli Wilson. THIRD GRADE Meagan Glass – Brynli Brewer, Finley Anne Coffey, Aislin Lea, Marlana Lynn… Read the rest

Manning-Santee falls to Hartsville, brings record to 2-4

Posted by | June 3, 2018 7:02 am

The Manning-Santee American Legion baseball team moved to 2-4 on the season with a 8-7, 12-inning loss to Hartsville Post 53 on Friday in Kellytown Stadium. Sandy Johnson pitched five innings in relief for Manning-Santee Post 68. Although Johnson took the loss, he struck out eight and walked two batters while only giving up two hits. Chandler Evans pitched two shutout innings as well in relief of Manning-Santee starter Braydon Osteen. Post 68 scored three runs in the seventh inning to tie the game and force extra innings. Taylor Lee, Jake Jordan, Morgan Morris, Luke Stokes, Braydon Osteen, Sandy Johnson… Read the rest

Today in History: June 3

Posted by | June 3, 2018 12:00 am

350 – The Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators. 713 – The Byzantine emperor Philippicus is blinded, deposed and sent into exile by conspirators of the Opsikion army in Thrace. He is succeeded by Anastasios II, who begins the reorganization of the Byzantine army. 1140 – The French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy. 1326 – The Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark. 1539 – Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain. 1608 – Samuel de Champlain completes… Read the rest


7 warning signs of diabetes to heed

Posted by | June 2, 2018 12:29 pm

An estimated 86 million of Americans may be prediabetic, or at increased risk of developing deadly diabetes. Currently more than 30.3 million Americans suffer from the disease, and everyday living can be a challenge. Diabetes remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and costs our nation $245 billion annually, according the American Diabetes Association. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the incidence of diabetes cases has quadrupled in just over three decades. “This is a potentially fatal disease that is becoming epidemic but whose risks can be managed through lifestyle measures,” Daniel Lorber,… Read the rest

St. Matthias to hold VBS June 3-7

Posted by | June 2, 2018 10:40 am

St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Summerton will hold “Shipwrecked VBS: Rescued by Jesus” from 6-8 p.m. daily June 3-7, inviting children to discover that Jesus rescued them. Kids in K4 through fifth grades will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities; sing catchy songs; play teamwork-building games; make and devour yummy treats; experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures; collect Bible memory buddies to remind them of God’s love; and test out science gizmos they’l take home and play with all summer long. For more information, call (803) 485-2504 or visit StMatthiasAnglican.org.

EF0 tornado confirmed near Cameron, Calhoun County

Posted by | June 2, 2018 10:15 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has confirmed that an EF0 tornado touched down near Cameron in Calhoun County on May 28. That same day, Subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall near Laguna Beach, Florida, during thel ate afternoon and continued moving slowly northward toward the Tennessee Valley, ushering warm and moist air into the southeastern United States. The Midlands and Central Savannah River Area were located in the front-right quadrant of the storm. It is an historically favorable area for tropical tornadoes.

Morris criminal justice program ranked No. 8 by schools.com

Posted by | June 2, 2018 6:48 am

The Morris College Criminal Justice program was named recently to the Top 10 Law Enforcement Degree Programs 2017-18 by Schools.com. Specifically, the college ranked at No. 8, coming up in a Top 10 with the likes of Central University of New York John Jay Colege of Criminal Justice, Columbia College and fellow South Carolina school, The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. Morris College earned its No. 8 spot in the rankings based on its admissions policy, low 15:1 student-faculty ratio, and total number of law enforcement degrees conferred to students in 2015. In that same year, Morris College’s… Read the rest

Today in History: June 2

Posted by | June 2, 2018 12:00 am

1615 – The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France. 1676 – Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo. 1692 – Bridget Bishop is the first person to be tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and later hanged. 1763 – Pontiac’s Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison’s attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort. 1774 – Intolerable Acts: The Quartering… Read the rest

Letter: Keep our seniority in the House

Posted by | June 1, 2018 9:24 pm

To the voters of District 64: The upcoming election on June 12 is a very important one for the residents of (South Carolina House) District 64. We have the opportunity to re-elect a state representative and maintain our seniority within the House. Robert Ridgeway has served all the people of District 64 well for several years. He has an impeccable attendance record and is one of the hardest-working, honest persons I have every known. He will continue to serve us well if we re-elect him. Keep in mind this year that if you vote in the Republican Primary, you cannot… Read the rest

Doggie quilt fundraiser for A Second Chance Animal Shelter

Posted by | June 1, 2018 4:37 pm

Come see this beautiful “Doggie Quilt,” which is currently on display at TheMonkeyGrinder. For a donation of $10, you will receive a chance to win this whimsical lap quilt. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to spay and neuter program at A Second Chance Animal Shelter. The drawing will be held June 30, and the winner will be notified by phone.

Manning High officials release parking diagram for graduation

Posted by | June 1, 2018 4:33 pm

Manning High School has released its parking diagram for its annual graduation exercises, which will be held 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ramsey Stadium, which is located behind the school. Clarendon School District 2 administrative staff, guests and physically disabled guests with proper parking decals and license plates will have designated parking spaces, as will the Class of 2018k and District 2 Board of Trustees members. According to a release from the school, graduates will park on the band’s grass practicing area on the side of the school. Each graduate will have one parking pass; he or she must present this… Read the rest

Laurence Mannig Academy 2017-18 Headmaster’s List

Posted by | June 1, 2018 4:03 pm

The following students were named to the Headmaster’s List at Laurence Manning Academy for the 2017-18 school year. SECOND GRADE Terri Floyd – Andrew Beard, Cade Hodge, Elijah Saulsgiver, Sophia Timmons, and Lilyana Tutt. Anna Lynn Gamble – Daley Boykin, Meredith Coffey, Zach Cornor, Willson Epps, Charleston Hodge, Logan Hudson, Allen Johnson, Landry Lee, Anson McCabe, Miranda Price, Logan Starnes, and Caroline Welch. ear. Kristen Rembert – Alyssa Ardis, Summer Carey, Landon Duke, John Harper Livingston, Gavin Mathis, and Christian Stermock. THIRD GRADE Meagan Glass – Aiden Floyd, Lucy McCarron, Tyler Woodward, and Claire Wright. Courtney Johnson – Wini Eades,… Read the rest


The history behind Memorial Day

Posted by | June 1, 2018 2:35 pm

Unofficially representing the start of summer, Memorial Day has come to mean barbeques, family gatherings, parties and vacations. However, the true meaning of the holiday has nothing to do with these things. The Civil War claimed more soldiers’ lives than any other war in U.S. history. It seemed no town was left untouched by either war damage or loss of the lives of citizens of that town. Americans wishing to honor the fallen dead began honoring the fallen soldiers in various townships and cities across the U.S. by the late 1860s. Although many areas held memorial gatherings, Waterloo, New York,… Read the rest

Meet county council, district 1 challenger, Robert McFadden

Posted by | June 1, 2018 1:57 pm

Raised in Clarendon County, County Council District 1 Candidate Robert A. McFadden grew up on his grandparents’ farm in Silver. By the time he was in grade school, he was helping run his grandparents’ grocery store. After graduating from high school, McFadden went to Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He transferred at the start of his sophomore year to South Carolina State in Orangeburg, earning a degree in foreign language with a minor in political science. During his junior year, McFadden joined the ROTC program, and after graduation, he entered the United States Army as a second lieutenant.… Read the rest

Sheriff’s Office presents roses to seniors

Posted by | June 1, 2018 12:30 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, with the support of Manning Walmart, presented roses to various Clarendon senior citizens at Windsor Manor and Lake Marion nursing facilities, along with other adult centers in the county.

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