Manning Santee lose second game in series

Posted by | May 29, 2014 2:51 pm

SUMTER— The Manning-Santee American Legion baseball team lost 5-4 to the Sumter P-15’s Wednesday.

Manning was down 4-2 when J.T. Eppeley brought in two runs to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning.

The P-15’s countered quickly. With one out Phillip Watcher reached base on four balls. After a Jacob Watcher base hit to right field P. Watcher advanced to third base. A fielder’s choice took J. Watcher off the bases and put Charlie Barnes on first. The P-15’s then deployed a double steal to score the go ahead run.

The two teams will meet at 7:30 … Read the rest


Sheriff’s Office seeks double shooting suspect

Posted by | May 29, 2014 1:40 pm

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The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking a Summerton man deputies believe shot two men at a Davis Station nightclub late Wednesday night.

Marco Javon Johnson is wanted on two warrants of attempted murder. Maj. Kipp Coker with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that deputies entered Damien’s Club in Davis Station about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and found the club’s bartender slumped over with blood coming from his mouth and his chest.

“He was shot in the chest and face, and he was flown to McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence,” Coker said. “He is … Read the rest


Clarendon 2 holds athletic banquet

Posted by | May 29, 2014 12:41 pm

Clarendon School District 2 held its 2013-14 Spring Athletic Awards Banquet on Tuesday night at Manning Junior High School.

The banquet honored student athletes from track; junior high JV and varsity cheerleading; JV and varsity softball; golf; tennis; soccer; JV and varsity baseball; and junior high, JV and varsity basketball. Every athlete was recognized for participation, while individual awards were given in each sport for academics, sportsmanship, leadership and play. More than 550 people attended, including coaches, volunteers, school administrators, the athletes and their families.

Lorena and Kenny Powers prepared the food, and the event was funded by the Manning … Read the rest



James DeBerry Snyder Sr.

Posted by | May 29, 2014 8:00 am

JamesSnyderJames DeBerry Snyder, Sr., 92, widower of Iro Kirby Snyder, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at his home.

Born May 15, 1922, in Manning, he was a son of the late William Thomas Snyder and Dora DeBerry Snyder.He served in World War II in the 35th Infantry as a personnel record clerk for officers and enlisted men.His rank was technical sergeant.He was a retired parts manager for Santee Motor Company, and was a member of Manning United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James D. (Donna) Snyder Jr. of Kingstree and Thomas Pickett Snyder of Manning; three daughters, Katherine … Read the rest


Prothro dealership wins awards

Posted by | May 28, 2014 8:45 pm

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A local dealership has just been singled out for their high marks.

Prothro Chevrolet-Buick-GMC recently received the GMC and Chevrolet Mark of Excellence Awards for 2013.

“We’re humbled by it,” said Pro Prothro, used car manager. “It’s an honor. We’re very proud to receive it. We work very hard in customer retention and customer loyalty, and that’s the hardest part — the hardest part is keeping the customer happy and that’s what these signify.”

Prothro’s father Lannes and uncle William own the dealership, which has been in business since 1926.

“We’ve been here for 88 years and we’ve never charged … Read the rest


Clarendon County deputies earn several awards

Posted by | May 28, 2014 3:58 pm

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left to right: Deputies First Class Brandon Braxton, Matthew Stone and Andrew Beasley show the awards the team recently brought home for their hard work in stemming the flow of drugs along Interstate 95.

What do three Romanian nationals, $16,000 in cash and some questionable electronic equipment have in common?

Deputy First Class Brandon Braxton and a trip to jail.

Braxton, who has been with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office for five years, was recently awarded the 2013 Highway Interdiction Officer for his cumulative work for the year in stemming the flow of criminals, drugs and weapons into and through … Read the rest


CCTC releases 2014 Part-Time Dean’s List

Posted by | May 28, 2014 12:27 pm

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee announced Tuesday multiple Clarendon residents as honorees on the Spring 2014 Part-Time Dean’s List.

They included Ashton E. Anderson; Taylor G. Bradley; Stephen D. Carlson; Mitchell R. Gardner; Kenneth C. Gray; Job E. Greenall; Tracey D. Hilton; Lauren O. Hodge; TyQuasha S. Kennedy; Mary J. Lambert; Davis G. Martin; Stacy L. McCarter; Monique B. McElveen; Lakeshia D. Montgomery; Kiyanna A. Murray; John T. Murray; Brittany J. Nelson; Anna M. Osteen; Lindsay K. Payne; Terence A. Pendergrass; Nickolas R. Perkins; Dustin B. Player; Stacy L. Pressley; Sherlyn R. Riley; Suzanne M. Rivera; Shanika … Read the rest


DNR: Men who died on Lake Marion ‘just swimming’

Posted by | May 28, 2014 11:10 am

DNR4cState Department of Natural Resources Capt. Robert McCullough said Wednesday morning that two men who died of an apparent drowning on Tuesday afternoon near the 102 exit on Interstate 95 near Summerton were “simply swimming.”

Josh Owens, 19, of Eastover, and Timothy Leon Dixon, 21, of Sumter, died at the scene.

“All we know is that they were swimming in that little area off the sandbar,” McCullough said.

Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said Wednesday morning that he saw “no evidence of any alcohol in use,” but said that a toxicology report was being completed along with the autopsy … Read the rest


Three CSD2 seats for reappointment

Posted by | May 28, 2014 10:12 am

Clarendon County Board of Education Chairman Mitchell Adger said three seats on the Clarendon School District 2 board are up for reappointment. He said Board member Stanley Nickell has resigned, and will not seek reappointment. He said board Chairman Matthew Prince and member Robert “Bobby” Fleming must seek reappointment for their seats if they wish.

Filing opened noon Tuesday and will end noon June 9. Applications can be picked up at the Clarendon County Clerk of Court’s Office, 102 S. Mill St. in Manning.

 



CCTC names 12 on Full-Time Dean’s List

Posted by | May 28, 2014 8:54 am

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee announced Tuesday 12 Clarendon residents as honorees on the Spring 2014 Full-time Dean’s List.

They included Dina J. Browne; Jasmine R. Chen; Ramona Dow; Hanna B. Driggers; Jerquane N. McDowell-Fulmore; Kelly D. Miller; Brittany J. Riley; Marie Rivera; Hanna E. Seitz; Sarah L. Singleton; Maci L. Tisdale; and Edith Y. Weaver.

Central Carolina’s Dean’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term. More than 700 students were honored this term on the school’s President’s or … Read the rest



Manning-Santee falls to the P-15’s

Posted by | May 27, 2014 11:17 pm

The Manning-Santee American Legion baseball team lost to the Sumter P-15’s 14-12 Tuesday.

Manning-Santee held an 11-6 lead after seven innings, but faced 11 P-15 batters that produced six runs in the top of the eighth inning.

The P-15’s tacked on two more runs in the ninth inning, while Manning-Santee produced one run before striking out three times to end the game.

The two teams will play again Wednesday 7 p.m. at Riley Park in Sumter, and Thursday 7:30 p.m. in Manning.


CCTC announces Part-Time President’s List

Posted by | May 27, 2014 9:31 pm

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee announced Tuesday multiple Clarendon residents as honorees on the Spring 2014 Part-Time President’s List.

They included Teresa M. Alvarez; Jesse R. Beasley; Trent G. Coker; Ebony S. Conyers; Amber Jesna Driggers; Ashley L. Estus; Janet B. Evans; Jordan K. Evans; Carl M. Evans; Cassandra P. Felder; Angela G. Frierson; Gabrielle F. Galbreath; Brice D. Helms; Robert L. Hinson; Shelby L. Holliday; Gloria S. House; Timothy M. Hughes; Dakota N. Jackson; Michael A. Johnson; Destiny M. Johnson; Joshua C. Jordan; Kristan B. McElveen; Taylor A. Morehouse; Harold W. Morrow; Faithe E. Oliver; Ami … Read the rest


Eastover, Sumter men die in apparent drowning

Posted by | May 27, 2014 8:27 pm

DNR4cTeenagers from Eastover and Sumter man died late Tuesday afternoon in an apparent drowning, according to Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock.

Josh Owens, 19, of Eastover and Timothy Leon Dixon, 21, of Sumter, were reportedly swimming near the overpass at Exit 102 on the northbound side of Interstate 95 about 4 p.m. Tuesday when the incident happened. Mock said a third swimmer and others on shore made the call to 911.

He said the bodies will be sent for an autopsy in Charleston. The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident.

 



Three Clarendon students named to CCTC full-time President’s List

Posted by | May 27, 2014 5:48 pm

Three Clarendon County natives were recognized Tuesday in an announcement by Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee as honorees on the Spring 2014 Full-Time President’s List.

To be eligible for the list, Thomas L. Epley, Charles R. Gordon and Chasity Rodgers had to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours while maintaining a 4.0 GPA for the term. More than 700 students were honored this term on the school’s President’s or Dean’s lists. Manninglive.com will be listing other Clarendon students named throughout the evening.

 



ETV to host live debate for Republican superintendent candidates

Posted by | May 27, 2014 2:37 pm

debate.cropCOLUMBIA (AP) – The eight Republican candidates for state schools superintendent will meet for a televised debate 7 p.m. today on ETV.

 

 

The candidates include South Carolina Association of School Administrators director Molly Spearman, special needs teacher Sally Atwater, former deputy superintendent Meka Childs, anti-Common Core activist Sheri Few, attorney Amy Cofield, Charleston School Board member Elizabeth Moffly, Anderson County School Board member Gary Burgess and University of South Carolina math professor Don Jordan.

 

The primary is June 10.

 


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