Bomb threat at MJHS

Posted by | March 7, 2014 12:14 pm

The Manning Fire Department is currently on standby after a bomb threat was called into Manning Junior High School just minutes after noon today, according to our police scanner. We will let you know more as this develops.

Clarendon 1 to hold public meeting for discussion of federal funds

Posted by | March 6, 2014 11:47 pm

clarendon1Clarendon School District 1, 12 S. Church St. in Summerton, will hold a public meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday seeking public input about the use of Title II and VI federal funds for the 2014-15 school year, in accordance with requirements set forth in Title 1 of the No Child Left Behind Act. Discussion will include Title 1 issues related to schoolwide programs; academic curriculum, assessment and achievement; federal and state school and district report cards; community collaborations; parent involvement activities; the Parent Involvement Policy; the School-Parent Compact; and parental rights guaranteed by Title 1 law.

Home for Children closing

Posted by | March 6, 2014 5:14 pm

Turbeville’s Home for Children is closing down. The state Free Will Baptist Association voted at its annual meeting Feb. 28 in Spartanburg to close the home after months of prayer. The state association commissioned a feasibility study for various possibilities of utilizing the Children’s Home property to enhance the ministries of Free Will Baptists in South Carolina. The recent Foreston Field Trials and Auction to benefit the Free Will Baptist Home for Children raised more than $14,000 to go toward remaining debt.  

Clarendon GOP to meet

Posted by | March 6, 2014 2:38 pm

clarendon GOPThe Clarendon County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. March 13 at Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyvile Highway in Manning. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., and donations are encouraged. The Rev. Leon Winn, candidate for U.S. Congress in the 6th District, will speak. Other speakers will include NAACP President Robert McFadden and state GOP Regional Field Director Martha Gravlee.

Lady Saints defeat Holly Hill Academy at home

Posted by | March 6, 2014 10:12 am

fleur-de-lis-red-mdClarendon Hall Varsity Softball team defeated Holly Hill Academy 15-0 in four innings in Summerton on Tuesday. Gracyn Royce picked up the win in the circle, giving up only three hits with a strike out and no walks. Brittany Bays was 4-4 with four RBI and two doubles, Aubrey Johnson was 3-3 with three RBIs and a triple, Shannon Corbett was 3-4 with two RBIs, Gracyn Royce was 2-3 and Jordan Carter also had a triple. Abby Dara, Brittany Pack and Kaela Phillips each got a hit. The Lady Saints play Patrick Henry Thursday in Estill to open up conference… Read the rest

King Relay Team to hold Yard Sale

Posted by | March 6, 2014 6:17 am

American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeThe King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life has planned two fundraisers for the 2014 season. The team is frequently one of the top fundraisers for the county, which raised more than $110,000 altogether last year. This year’s goal is $120,000. The King Team will first hold its annual Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15, featuring men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; toys; furniture; appliances; knick-knacks; and more. They welcome donated items from Clarendon residents. They will be selling fried fish sandwiches for $4 and lemonade for $1. The Celebration of Life Gala will be held… Read the rest

Ruritan Club Blood Drive

Posted by | March 5, 2014 10:34 pm

The Turbeville Ruritan Club will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pine Grove United Methodist Church gymnasium in Turbeville. Persons in good health and 18 and older are invited to come out and give the gift of life. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (843) 659-4661. Walk-in donors are also welcome.

Taste of New Covenant

Posted by | March 5, 2014 7:58 pm

taste_of_new_covenantThe Taste of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 15, with tickets for $15 per person. Children 6 and younger are free. For more information, or tickets, call (803) 473-3677.  

Lucy A. “Miss Lucy” Ramey Barnes

Posted by | March 5, 2014 5:22 pm

Lucy-Barnes-2Lucy A. “Miss Lucy” Ramey Barnes died Monday, March 4, 2014. Born June 9, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Betty Ramey and Gilmer H. Pippin. She grew up in Castlewood in Russell County, Va., to which she lovingly referred as “Down Home.” After the death of her husband of 50 years, Edgar G. Barnes, she spent the past nine years with her daughter, Mary, and son-in-law, Jim, in Maryland. Upon their retirement, she came to South Carolina. “Miss Lucy” was known for her love of the farm, her gardening prowess and her love of children. She believed… Read the rest

Monsanto, Alcolu farm give LMA $2.5K

Posted by | March 5, 2014 2:26 pm

monsanto1Tommy Lee, right, and Mary Lynn Lee, center, both of Thomas Elam Lee Farms in Alcolu, stand with James Bookhart of Monsanto on Wednesday morning at Laurence Manning Academy. The Lees filed for a $2,500 grant for LMA to received funds from Monsanto to upgrade technology in the Lower School, according to Lower School Principal Linda Broadway. The Lee’s have three children at the school.    

Mingo Tanner featured speaker at First Baptist luncheon

Posted by | March 5, 2014 2:22 pm

Hemingway resident Vernon Tanner – known as Mingo Vernon Tanner – will be the guest speaker at the First Baptist Church of Manning’s Senior Luncheon, which will be held March 18 in the church’s fellowship hall, 49 W. Boyce St. Tanner is the first American Indian to be appointed by the governor and approved by the State Senate to represent all Native Americans in South Carolina since Colonial times. He presents Native American Educational Programs across the state to civic groups, churches, scout troops, YMCA groups and libraries. He is also a lay speaker and elder of Indiantown Presbyterian Church,… Read the rest

March Mobile Library schedule

Posted by | March 5, 2014 6:48 am

harvin_clarendon_county_libraryThe Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stops through the end of March. Call (803) 435-8633 for more information.   DAVIS STATION    March 13, 27   2:30-4:30 p.m., J&E Superette   LAKE MARION   March 13, 27   1-2 p.m., Lane’s Shopping Center.       MANNING March 6, 20 3:30-5 p.m., Shake Store on Kingstree Highway.   March 12, 16   3:45-5:15 p.m., Tanner’s, U.S. 301 South.   5:30-6:30 p.m., Scott’s Fast Break     PAXVILLE     March 15   3-4 :30 p.m., Paxville Community Center       SUMMERTON     March 7, 21  … Read the rest

Rain, cold in Wednesday’s forecast

Posted by | March 5, 2014 4:02 am

march5_weatherTemperatures will creep toward the upper 40s on Wednesday, with a high of 47 degrees. There will be a 60 percent chance of rain, and says the day will be “overcast with rain showers” throughout daylight hours. Winds will be from the NNE at 6 mph.

UPDATE: Mite Celtics finish season 12-0

Posted by | March 4, 2014 10:41 pm

clarendon_celticsThe Mite Celtics of the Clarendon County Recreation Department finished the 2013-14 basketball season undefeated with a 12-0 record. They were coached by John Fulton, standing left; Annette Calvin, standing right; and James Green and Maurice Lloyd, not pictured. The team included, back row, left to right, Traevon Stukes, 12; Traevion York, 12; Xavier Hicks, 12; Melijah Frazier, 11; Dymonte Daney, 12; and Daniel Gamble, 11. Also pictures are, front row, left to right, Savannah Roberts, 12; Madisen Winn-Dennis, 11; Stanley Dozier, 11; and Eric Jones, 11. The coaches also helped the Junior Cavaliers, a team of players ages 13-16,… Read the rest

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