Official opening ceremony held August 6

Posted by | September 9, 2018 5:30 am

Mr. Tindal is flanked by the Honorable Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America and the Honorable Richard W. Riley, former US Secretary of Education and Governor of South Carolina.

Clarendon County School District Two Superintendent John Tindal recently attended a private reception as a prelude to the opening ceremony of the Richard W. Riley Collection.


Today in History: Sept. 9

Posted by | September 9, 2018 12:00 am

9 – Arminius’ alliance of six Germanic tribes ambushes and annihilates three Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.
337 – Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans succeed their father Constantine I as co-emperors. The Roman Empire is divided between the three Augusti.
533 – A Byzantine army of 15,000 men under Belisarius lands at Caput Vada (modern Tunisia) and marches to Carthage.
1000 – Battle of Svolder, Viking Age.
1087 – William Rufus becomes King of England, taking the title William II, (reigned until 1100).
1141 – Yelü Dashi, the Liao dynasty general … Read the rest


Neighborhood fun with PersonaliTrees

Posted by | September 8, 2018 8:17 pm

When a neighborhood comes together to do something that is meant to build a sense of community and camaraderie, this is generally accepted as a good thing. The Neighborhood Crime Watch Zone is an example of a program that encourages neighbors to look out for one another. When people look out for one another this builds up and unifies neighbors and encourages a sense of well-being and a safe environment in which to live.

There is one such community located in North Santee called Princess Pond. This community met with the late former sheriff, Randy Garrett, a few years ago … Read the rest



LMA teacher is a winner

Posted by | September 8, 2018 12:07 pm

Pictured from left to right are Dan Palumbo, Lauren Lee, 5K assistant, and Wendie Harrington with Mrs. Harrington’s class in between. 

Mrs. Wendie Harrington, a 5K teacher at Laurence Manning Academy, was nominated by Adley Wilfong to receive the Kona Ice Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation basket. She won! Mr. Dan Palumbo, from Kona Ice of Sumter, presented Mrs. Harrington with her goodie basket today. Her kids even got a snow cone!


Ah, Labor Day!

Posted by | September 8, 2018 5:59 am

Ah, Labor Day! That wonderful holiday that celebrates workers, work and time off. Labor Day is the official start of fall as far as I’m concerned. It is also a day that throws off school schedules, football games and still confuses us about whether it is summer or fall.

My dad first told me about Labor Day when I was a little fellow. He told me that we had this holiday to celebrate workers and their jobs. I had no idea what that all meant. I didn’t have a job, I didn’t go to school and everyday was just about Read the rest


Today in History: Friday, Sept. 8

Posted by | September 8, 2018 12:00 am

617 – Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang’an and the eventual establishment of the Tang dynasty.
1100 – Election of Antipope Theodoric.
1253 – Pope Innocent IV canonised Stanislaus of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II.
1264 – The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
1276 – Pope John XXI is chosen.
1331 – Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
1380 – Battle … Read the rest



FINAL: East Clarendon

Posted by | September 7, 2018 10:32 pm

The East Clarendon Wolverines suffered a loss at home with a score of 38-30 in favor of Aynor.





FINAL: Clarendon Hall

Posted by | September 7, 2018 9:38 pm

Clarendon Hall has beaten Patrick Henry in a shut-out game with a final score of 60-0.




THIRD QUARTER: Clarendon Hall

Posted by | September 7, 2018 8:59 pm

As the third quarter draws to a close, Clarendon Hall is ahead of Patrick Henry by a wide margin with a score of 60-0.


Planning Commission considers goals and objectives for 10-year plan

Posted by | September 7, 2018 6:42 pm

The Clarendon County Planning Commission held a workshop on August 23 at the County Administration Building. Planning Commission Director Maria Rose and Susan Landfried from Santee Lynches provided a detailed and comprehensive 10-year plan to the board for consideration to take effect in January 2019.

Rose and Landfried prefaced their plan with an in-depth report that included statistics outlining and defining the following: Negligible Population Growth, Aging Population, Affordable Housing Challenges, Income and Wages, Lack of Residential Development, Educational Status, Economic Landscape, Natural Resources, Transportation and Land Use.

They also shared the results of their public engagement survey that opened … Read the rest


Back-to-school bash sponsored by CCSD1

Posted by | September 7, 2018 3:08 pm

Summerton Literacy Council/ Save the Children sponsored a successful Back to School Bash at the Clarendon School District One Resource Center on August 25 with nearly 300 parents and children in attendance. Also on site was approximately 20 vendors from various parts of the state. Additionally, the program included shout outs from Summerton’s Mayor Mac Bagnel, County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart, Sheriff Tim Baxley, Pastors Billy Carlisle, Summerton Baptist Church, Robert L. China, Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, Willie Chandler, St. Mark Baptist Church, along with many other support groups from our community. This event was presided by motivational speaker Read the rest


Clarendon County Think Pink will support Clarendon County Cancer Overcomers

Posted by | September 7, 2018 12:32 pm

For seven years, Deputy First Class Annett Smith has spearheaded the Think Pink efforts in Clarendon County. Each fall she has hosted a banquet with the Relay for Life held in the spring. All proceeds have historically gone to breast cancer research through a group in Columbia.

Having lost both her mother-in-law and an aunt to breast cancer, this project has been near and dear to her heart for a long time. Recently, she’s been pulled to support other types of cancer as well.

““I have so many close friends with not only breast cancer but all types of cancer,” … Read the rest



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