Lake Killman to represent Clarendon in Forestry pageant

Posted by | May 15, 2014 9:40 am

lake killmanlake killmanLake Killman Little Miss Clarendon County Forestry Commission 2014 Addison Lake Killman, 9, will compete June 7 in the state Forestry Commission Pageant in Hartsville. Born in Manning, she is the 9-year-old daughter of Steven and Andrea Killman-Filyaw and John Coker, and lives in Coward where she is a fourth-grade student at J.C. Lynch Elementary School. she enjoys pageants and gymnastics, and is also Supreme Queen Down on the Farm.    

Manning High FFA officers chosen

Posted by | May 15, 2014 8:25 am

Taylor Falls and Sarah Farmer will serve as president and first vice-president of the Manning High School FFA for the 2014-15 school year. Ariana Ruiz will serve as vice president of community development; Trevon Andrews will be vice-president of chapter development; Sabrina Dingle will be vice-president of student development; Leigh Fleming will be recording secretary; Sarah Darby will be corresponding secretary; Jake Pack will be treasurer; Andrea Liddell will be reporter; Laura Weir will be sentinel; Andrea Liddell was member of the year; and Jake Pack was Academic Star of the Year. ffaffa

Sadie Grace Richburg Browder

Posted by | May 14, 2014 6:05 pm

AZLE, Texas – Sadie Grace Richburg Browder, 82, widow of Garland V. Browder Jr., died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home in Texas. Born Nov. 15, 1931, in Foreston, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Walter Richburg and Sara Grace Lowder Richburg. She was a retired seamstress. Survivors include two sons, Jessie (Linda) Browder of Alcolu and Theodore Browder of Charleston; three daughters, Melissa (Walter Sutton) Hodge of Azle, Debbie (Larry) Slice of West Columbia and Cynthia Rigdon of Manning; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by  a son, James Browder.… Read the rest

Grady Aders donates to Animal Shelter for 7th birthday

Posted by | May 14, 2014 5:54 pm

Grady Aders asked for gifts for the animals at A Second Chance Animal Shelter for his seventh birthday, instead of presents for himself. Grady and his father, Chris Aders, brought in the items May 10. The items included dog collars, treats, dog and cat food, rawhide bones and stuffed animals. “It was so much that the grateful staff could barely fit it all in the picture for our bulletin board,” said shelter manager Sherree Meyer. “A Second Chance Animal Shelter is thrilled with the generosity of a young boy who unselfishly shared his special day with our dogs and cats.”

Surveillance video released for Ram Bay robbery

Posted by | May 14, 2014 5:32 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the man in this video surveillance still. The suspect is accused of the strong arm robbery of the Moore Food Store in Ram Bay about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday.surveillance-imagesurveillance-imageThe 36-year-old female store clerk the suspect handed her a $5 bill for a pack of Seneca 100s, and when the opened the cash drawer to complete the transaction, he reached over the counter and snatched an undetermined amount of money and ran out the store. A regular customer told deputies the getaway vehicle was a green four-door Oldsmobile with a license plate ending… Read the rest

Economic forecast good for Clarendon County

Posted by | May 14, 2014 4:44 pm

SUMTER – There was good news Tuesday for Clarendon County at the 14th Annual Regional Economic Forecast sponsored by the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments. The event was held at the Central-Carolina Health & Sciences Building in Sumter. Bruce YandleBruce YandleBruce Yandle Keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus for Clemson University’s College of Business who served on the White House staff during both the Ford and Carter administrations, said when he looked at economic data on the four-county region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Sumter and Lee counties, he noticed something happening. “I dug into data on Clarendon County to see what was going… Read the rest

Teena Wilder wins 6th District art contest

Posted by | May 14, 2014 4:36 pm

COLUMBIA – A senior from Scott’s Branch High School has nabbed the top spot in the 6th District Artistic Discovery art competition. TEENA WILDERTEENA WILDERCongressman James E. Clyburn announced Tuesday that Teena Wilder’s oil painting and self-portrait set her apart from the other candidates.  “We are extremely proud of Teena Wilder and her artistic accomplishments,” said Clarendon 1 Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder during Monday’s meeting of Clarendon County Council. “Her portrait will hang in the Rayburn House in Washington, D.C., for a year, and she will get four roundtrip airfare tickets to D.C. for a reception.”  The competition is held annually by… Read the rest

Resident seeks donations for Camp Happy Days

Posted by | May 14, 2014 2:08 pm

Camp-Happy-DaysCamp-Happy-DaysLocal resident Bill Ellis is looking for donations of hats, T-shirts, toothpaste, sunscreen and other items for children for the upcoming Camp Happy Days, which will be held the first week of July at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. Cash donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666. For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit

Sheriff’s Office investigating Ram Bay robbery

Posted by | May 14, 2014 11:55 am

investigationsinvestigationsThe Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a strong arm robbery that happened about 11:10 p.m Tuesday at the Moore Food Store on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. The 36-year-old female store clerk told deputies that an unknown black male with dreadlocks attempted to enter the store from its back entrance, but the door was locked. She gestured for the man to come to the front entrance, and he inquired about purchasing cigarettes. The woman said the suspect handed her a $5 bill for a pack of Seneca 100s, and when the opened the cash drawer to complete the transaction,… Read the rest

Swampcats lose in extra innings

Posted by | May 14, 2014 12:11 am

The Laurence Manning Academy baseball team’s season ended Tuesday night after a twelve inning duel against Wilson Hall. The Barons came out on top 5-4 after a walk off hit by pitch.

LMA in extra innings

Posted by | May 13, 2014 10:57 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy baseball team is tied with Wilson Hall in the tenth inning. If LMA wins they will force a game three Thursday to decide the SCISA 3A state championship. Check back with for updates.

LMA softball team earns another game

Posted by | May 13, 2014 9:05 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy softball team beat Wilson Hall 4-2 today to force a third game in the State Championship series. The two teams play 6 p.m. Wednesday at the University of South Carolina’s softball stadium in Columbia.CourtneyCourtney

Gwendolyn Faye Clark Holladay

Posted by | May 13, 2014 8:54 pm

Gwen-HolladayGwen-HolladayGwendolyn Faye Clark Holladay, 61, wife of Lionel Marion “Buddy” Holladay, Jr., died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home. Born Aug. 4, 1952, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Henry Richard Clark and Eunice Clair Spigner Clark. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church and the Ladies Circle. Survivors besides her husband of Manning include a son, Trey (Courtney) Holladay of Alcolu; two grandchildren, Tracie and Emily Holladay; a  brother, Ricky (Beth) Clark of Florence; a sister, Jennie Lynn (Thomas) Welch of Manning; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11… Read the rest

Gardner receives DEKALB award

Posted by | May 13, 2014 6:06 pm

Manning High School senior Mitchell R. “Trey” Gardner III received the 2014 DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, according to information released Tuesday by MHS FFA advisor and instructor Coach Michael Haynes. Gardner received the award because of “excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience,” according to Haynes. Gardner is ranked No. 5 in his class and serves as sentinel and student advisor for his local FFA chapter. trey-matthews-FFAtrey-matthews-FFA

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