South Carolina Bankers Association awards $1,000 scholarship to Lauren Lucas

Posted by | May 31, 2018 10:31 am

One of South Carolina Bankers Association’s Annual Scholarship winners is Lauren Lucas, daughter of Bank of Clarendon employee Desi and Roger Lucas. This program is designed to award college scholarships to the children of South Carolina bank employees who are in their sophomore year and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Lauren Lucas received a $1,000 scholarship. She is completing her sophomore year at the University of South Carolina and majoring in nursing. She continues to be on the President’s List at USC, maintaining a 4.0 GPA during her first two years. She was one of about 50 students… Read the rest

Clarendon residents named to CCTC Part-Time President’s List

Posted by | May 31, 2018 8:13 am

Thirty Clarendon residents were recognized by Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota as recipients of the school’s Spring 2018 Part-Time Presidents List. The Part-Time President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in 6-11 credit hours and achieved a 4.0 GPA for the term. Those honored included Summer G. Barrett, Collyn C. Bates, Mary E. Beard, Domenique Blanding, Kimberly Bonner, Jeffrey Bowman, Devin D. Brown, Jordan D. Brown, Sherrie B. Bryant, Paul J. Christensen, Kiren L. Dingle, Thomas L. Epley, Anajah L. Gamble, James D. Gobeyn, John G. Hetcel, Elizabeth K. Hicks, Marion S. Johnson, Brice A. Laney, Robin… Read the rest

15 Clarendon residents named to CCTC Full-Time President’s List

Posted by | May 31, 2018 3:35 am

Fifteen Clarendon County residents were named to the Central Carolina Technical College Spring 2018 Full-Time President’s List. They were among 406 students named to the college’s various honors’ lists. The Full-Time President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieied a 4.0 GPA for the term. Those honored included Gracelyn D. Coker, Kinsley R. Driggers, Rebeca Fleitas, Kacey L. Floyd, Maysey R. Floyd, Gavin C. Gibbons, Damien L. Gist, Grace M. Joyner, Corey J. McElveen, Harmoni J. Parker, Sarah A. Tobias, Heather L. Varn, Thomas A. Wallace, Derek D. White and Danielle A.

Today in History: May 31

Posted by | May 31, 2018 12:00 am

455 – Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome. 1223 – Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River: Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus’ and Cumans. 1578 – King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris, France. 1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary. 1775 – American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolves are adopted in the Province of North Carolina. 1790 – Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan… Read the rest

Clarendon CDC accepting apps for Emergency Home Repair Program

Posted by | May 30, 2018 2:17 pm

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation is currently accepting applications for its Emergency Home Repair Program in Clarendon, Sumter and Lee counties. The South Carolina Housing Authority has issued an update that the Clarendon County CDC may now accept applications for mobile homes for the year 1989 and previous year models. To qualify for the mobile home help, the client must own the property and have access to the title. For more information, call (803) 435-6639 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wedneday to speak with Pamela Clavon-Brunson.

Manning-Santee falls to Sumter

Posted by | May 30, 2018 1:20 pm

The Manning-Santee American Legion baseball team fell 9-4 on Tuesday to th Sumter legion team. Although Manning-Santee got off to a great start with an early 2-0 lead by the top of th second inning, Sumter rallied back to score four in the bottom of the third to take a 4-2 lead and never gave that lead up.

Harvest Community School is a private, non-profit school located in Summerton

Posted by | May 30, 2018 11:53 am

Harvest Community School in Summerton has completed its fifth year as a private, non-profit Charlotte Mason curriculum based school. Mason was a classical English educator in England at the turn of the twentieth century. She formed an approach to teaching that educated the whole person, not just the mind. In her words, “Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life.” Harvest has created a community centered, habit centered atmosphere where students work at individual-appropriate paces, striving for independent learning. As a Charlotte Mason school, Harvest focuses more on living books rather than dry textbooks to teach literature, history and the… Read the rest

St. Matthias to hold VBS June 3-7

Posted by | May 30, 2018 10:06 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

Today’s Weather: Wednesday, May 30

Posted by | May 30, 2018 5:44 am

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Morris College’s summer school begins June 4

Posted by | May 30, 2018 4:04 am

Morris College’s 2018 Summer School will begin June 4 and end July 17. The six-week session is designed to give students an opportunity to earn up to nine credit hours in their program of study. Pell grants are available for eligible students. New students need to apply for admission to Morris College. Returning students must complete the Morris College Financial Aid Application and preregister for classes to receive an award letter. First-semester freshmen who have qualified after taking the placement tests are welcome to attend summer school 2018 under the Fast Track Program. The Fast Track Program covers tuition, books… Read the rest

Parimuha recognized by District 2 board

Posted by | May 30, 2018 2:52 am

Clarendon School District 2 Board Chairman Arthur Moyd, left, and Superintendent John Tindal, right, recognized student James Parimuha, center, during the board’s regular meeting held May 22 for participating in the Manning Junior High School Talent Identification Program.

Today in History: May 30

Posted by | May 30, 2018 12:00 am

AD 70 – Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres. 1381 – Beginning of the Peasants’ Revolt in England. 1416 – The Council of Constance, called by Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy. 1431 – Hundred Years’ War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as… Read the rest

Tonight’s Weather: Tuesday, May 29

Posted by | May 29, 2018 7:44 pm

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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