JV Lady Saints defeat St. Johns Christian Academy

Posted by | April 9, 2017 12:24 pm

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity Lady Saints defeated St. Johns Christian Academy 16-1 on Friday in Summerton. Amberly Way picked up the win on the mound by pitching a no-hitter while striking out 10 batters and going 4-4 at the plate with a home run. McKenley Wells was 3-3, and Hadleigh McIntosh was 2-3 with two RBI. The JV Lady Saints are now 12-1 on the season.

SC health officials say 6 more have died from flu

Posted by | April 9, 2017 9:32 am

State health officials say six more people died of flu in South Carolina during the last flu season. The Greenville News reports that figures from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control show that brings the total numbers of deaths from the virus this season to 53. Most of those – 42 – were ages 65 and older. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says between 3,000 and 49,000 people die from flu each year, depending on the severity of the season. Flu season typically runs from October to May, peaking in February.

Drought continues in mountains of South Carolina

Posted by | April 9, 2017 6:30 am

While parts of South Carolina are cleaning up from severe storms and flooding this week, most of the northern part of the state continues to deal with drought. A few weeks of rain haven’t been enough to make up for months of dry weather, according to the state Drought Response Committee, which met Thursday. The worst problems are in the mountains, where the committee has Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties in a severe drought . “You have to understand that we have been very dry for a very long time, and wet for a short period of time,” committee member… Read the rest

Today in History: Sunday, April 9

Posted by | April 9, 2017 12:00 am

190 – Dong Zhuo has his troops evacuate the capital Luoyang and burn it to the ground. 475 – Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position. 537 – Siege of Rome: The Byzantine general Belisarius receives his promised reinforcements, 1,600 cavalry, mostly of Hunnic or Slavic origin and expert bowmen. He starts, despite shortages, raids against the Gothic camps and Vitiges is forced into a stalemate. 1241 – Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeat the Polish and German armies. 1288 – Mongol invasions of Vietnam: Yuan forces are… Read the rest

Myers wins Miss Swamp Bottom

Posted by | April 8, 2017 5:50 pm

Jimmy “Anita Cocktail” Myers was crowned Miss Swamp Bottom 2017 on Saturday during the Puddin’ Swamp Festival. The womanless pageant is a fundraiser for the local Shriners.

Two SC inmates charged in deaths of four other prisoners

Posted by | April 8, 2017 2:03 pm

Two South Carolina inmates have been charged with felony murder in the death of four fellow inmates at a maximum-security prison, authorities said. The inmates are John Tely King, 52, of Greenville; Jason Howard Kelley, 35, of Gaffney; Jimmy Ham, 56, of Hartsville; and William Bradley Scruggs, 44, of Anderson.
Two South Carolina inmates have been charged with felony murder in the death of four fellow inmates at a maximum-security prison, authorities said. Denver Simmons, 35, and Jacob Philip, 25, were each charged with four counts of murder late Friday, after four inmates were found dead in a dorm at Kirkland Correctional Institution earlier in the day, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sommer Sharpe identified the four inmates at the Columbia facility in a news release as: John King, 52; Jason Kelley, 35; Jimmy Ham, 56; and William Scruggs, 44. King was serving… Read the rest

Amazon to hire 5K at-home, part-time workers

Posted by | April 8, 2017 9:11 am

Amazon announced Thursday plans to add 30,000 part-time positions in the U.S. over the next year, part of a massive hiring binge by the online retailing giant. The part-time hiring includes 5,000 jobs in Virtual Customer Service, which would allow employees to work as a customer service agent from home. The remaining 25,000 would be at Amazon warehouses. Any part-time employees who work 20 hours or more a week are also eligible for benefits. “There are lots of people who want or need a flexible job — whether they’re a military spouse, a college student, or a parent — and… Read the rest

Today in History: Saturday, April 8

Posted by | April 8, 2017 12:00 am

217 – Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated. He is succeeded by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus. 632 – King Charibert II is assassinated at Blaye (Gironde), along with his infant son Chilperic. 876 – The Battle of Dayr al-‘Aqul saves Baghdad from the Saffarids. 1093 – The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin. 1139 – Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated. 1149 – Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum. 1232 – Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty. 1271 – In Syria,… Read the rest

Manning man facing domestic violence, vandalism charges in Sumter

Posted by | April 7, 2017 2:46 pm

A Manning man is currently awaiting a bond hearing in a Sumter jail on various charges. Jawan Montel Mack, 20, of 1867 Patriot Road in Manning, is charged with third-degree domestic violence and malicious injury to personal property related to an incident that happened Feb. 7 in Sumter. Sumter Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ken Bell said that Mack allegedly punched an unidentified victim in the head and face at a home in the 5500 block of Edghill Road in Sumter County. Mack then allegedly threw a cement bloc through the front windshield and driver’s side window, causing about $440 in damages,… Read the rest

4 inmates found dead in SC prison

Posted by | April 7, 2017 1:17 pm

Four inmates were found dead Friday morning in a dorm at one of South Carolina’s maximum-security men’s prisons, authorities said. The inmates were found at Kirkland Correctional Institution in the capital city of Columbia, Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling told The Associated Press. Stirling did not say how they died or release any further information. Stirling said he asked the State Law Enforcement Division to assist Corrections police with their investigation. Coroner Gary Watts confirmed he was investigating four deaths at the facility, but wouldn’t give any details about how the inmates died. Kirkland operates a specialized housing unit… Read the rest

4 ways to help raise kids’ grades

Posted by | April 7, 2017 4:20 am

School can be tough, but parents can help by making sure students have all the tools and study habits they need to succeed. Here are four ways to help raise children’s grades. MAKE SPACE It may be tempting for kids to stretch out in front of the television while they do their homework, but a dedicated study space will be more effective and help students stay organized. Place a desk or study table in a well-lit area of the home and ensure it has all the supplies your student will need to be successful. MAKE MUSIC Studies show that learning… Read the rest

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