It’s cool

Posted by | October 16, 2014 8:39 am

IMG_0815_edited-1We’re currently seeing temperatures in the mid to upper 50s with 86 percent humidity and winds out of the southwest at 3 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Today should be sunny with a high near 75. Tonight’s low is around 48.    

Man gets six years for drug distribution charges, probation violation

Posted by | October 16, 2014 5:56 am

A Manning man was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to drug distribution charges and probation violation. The Clarendon County Narcotics Task Force made four controlled cocaine purchases from John Quentin Hilton, 38, at his Mallett Road home between April 24 and June 14, 2013, Assistant Solicitor Warren Anderson told Circuit Court Judge Ferrell Cothran. Using a confidential informant, the buys were recorded on audio and video, Anderson said. Public Defender King Cutter told Cothran that Hilton is a single father of three children, dropped out of Manning High School in the 10th grade and had… Read the rest

JV Swampcats defeat OP

Posted by | October 16, 2014 1:23 am

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Swampcats volleyball team defeated Orangeburg Prep at home, 2-0, with scores of 25-23 and 25-21. Brooke Ward had 12 kills and seven serve points. Haleigh Lewis had 12 serve points.

Swampcats headed to state finals

Posted by | October 15, 2014 10:23 pm

LMA ShieldThe LMA varsity volleyball team earned a berth into the state finals Wednesday night, winning against Orangeburg Prep, with scores of 25-19 (W), 25-23 (L), 25-22 (W) and 26-24 (W). Maia Grams had six kills and 15 serve points. Courtney Beatson had 11 kills and 13 blocks and eight serve points. Sara Herbert had 16 kills and eight blocks. Megan Grams had 17 serve points. The team plays 4:45 p.m. Friday against Hammond at the Sumter Exhibition Center.

Kent celebrates grand opening

Posted by | October 15, 2014 8:22 pm

Kent Industries Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its Clarendon County facility Wednesday with local officials and a special guest from state government, Gov. Nikki Haley. “We are not only building things in South Carolina, but we build them well and Kent International is a great example of that,” Haley said. “The company’s decision to establish their first U.S. bike assembly facility in South Carolina, investing $4.3 million and creating 175 new jobs, is a huge deal for the local community of Manning and all the hardworking people who live there. (This is) one more example of Team South Carolina… Read the rest

Remembering James Jones

Posted by | October 15, 2014 8:00 pm

Clarendon 1 Superintendent Rose Wilder first met late board member James Jones when she moved to Clarendon County in 1987. “I’ve always known him to be a fair and decent man,” she said. “Whenever he told you he would do something, he did it. He was a man of his word. I’m honored to consider myself as one of his friends.” Clarendon County Board of Education Chairman George Wilson agreed. “He always told you what he was going to do, and then he did it,” Wilson said. James “Jim” Jones 76, husband of Hortense E. “Bay” Oliver Jones, died Thursday,… Read the rest

Woman charged for improper use of 911

Posted by | October 15, 2014 6:01 pm

annacrimeA 45-year-old Manning woman was charged Oct. 7 with improper use of 911 and interfering with law enforcement officers after allegedly reporting a nonexistent house fire to dispatchers. Janice Darlene Tilton of 110 Allendale St. was charged about 10:40 p.m. after allegedly dialing 911 with another man’s phone and claiming a neighbor’s home was on fire. The man told police that he and the woman were frustrated with an ongoing feud with the neighbor. Private 1st Class W.B. Secrist II told the woman that “the use of 911 is not a joke or a game,” saying that an abundance of… Read the rest

Video: Gov. Haley talks about Kent International

Posted by | October 15, 2014 3:43 pm

Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday morning that she has “no doubt” that Clarendon County is going to “wrap its arms” around Kent International Inc., which celebrated its grand opening at its new facility on Greeleyville Highway on Wednesday morning.

Coroner: Suicide cause of woman’s death at local motel

Posted by | October 15, 2014 2:28 pm

Crime_scene1Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels said Wednesday afternoon that a woman whose body was found Monday morning at a local motel on Paxville Highway in Manning took her own life. “We have ruled no foul play and that it was self-inflicted,” he said. The 46-year-old woman checked into the motel about 3:15 a.m. She was found by two employees attempting to clean the room. The woman was from Virginia.  

LMA goes to the pumpkin patch

Posted by | October 15, 2014 1:54 pm

LMA pumpkin patch 2Manning United Methodist Church this morning hosted a group of Laurence Manning Academy K-3 students from Mrs. Bradley and Mrs. Padgett’s classes. Pumpkins were decorated, cupcakes were enjoyed and “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was screened. A good time was had by all.           LMA pumpkin patch 1               LMA pumpkin patch 3               LMA pumpkin patch 6               LMA pumpkin patch 7           LMA pumpkin patch 4    

Please go vote for Harvest Community School

Posted by | October 15, 2014 1:30 pm

deuling dirtStudents, faculty and staff of Harvest Community School in Summerton are asking for your help on Facebook in voting for the school to receive a $500 Garden Grant from Farm Bureau Insurance of South Carolina. Voting ends Oct. 15, and individuals may vote once per day. Visit this link, like the Facebook page and scroll down and find Harvest Community School’s box. Then click and vote. The school was in first place until this morning, and has now dropped to second. Please go vote and support our local school.  

Here comes the sun

Posted by | October 15, 2014 11:48 am

IMG_0811_edited-1It was a dark and stormy night. But today is pretty nice. We’re seeing temps in the mid 60s with 64 percent humidity and winds out of the southwest at 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s high is expected to be 77. Tonight’s low should be 53.

Varsity Swampcats fall to Generals

Posted by | October 15, 2014 10:52 am

The LMA varsity volleyball team lost Tuesday at home to Thomas Sumter Academy. The scores were 20-25 (L), 25-14 (W), 25-18 (W) and 25-18 (L). Maggie Eppley had six assists and 11 serve points. Mai Grams had four kills and six points.

JV Swampcats go 2-0 against Generals

Posted by | October 15, 2014 10:50 am

The LMA junior varsity Swampcats were victorious Tuesday against the Thomas Sumter JV Generals. The scores were 25-23 (W) and 25-15(W). Brooke Ward had right kills. Tolley Horton had seven serve points.

Stage set for Kent announcement

Posted by | October 15, 2014 10:45 am

imageThe stage at Kent Internationl Inc. is set for Gov. Nikki Haley to welcome the company to Clarendon County, South Carolina and it’s first full day of operations making bicycles for nationwide retailers. will have a full update after the ceremony, which begins about 11:15 a.m.    

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