Clarendon School District Two *Update*

Posted by | September 2, 2019 12:58 pm

CSD2 Famliy: All Clarendon School District Two Schools  will be open on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The District Administration is working with the Emergency Management Division on the State and County levels to monitor the weather situation. We will keep you updated through our Media outlets when updates occur and decisions are made.


Briefing from Gov. Henry McMaster regarding Hurricane Dorian

Posted by | September 2, 2019 12:37 pm

Gov. Henry McMaster, State Officials to Hold Briefing on Hurricane Dorian

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster will hold a media briefing with state emergency response officials today, Monday, September 2 at 2:00 PM. The governor will update the public on Hurricane Dorian’s potential impact to South Carolina.

WHO: Gov. Henry McMaster, state officials

WHAT: Media briefing regarding Hurricane Dorian and its potential impact to South Carolina

WHEN: Today, Monday, September 2 at 2:00 PM

WHERE: South Carolina Emergency Operations Center, 2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia, S.C.

Note: The press conference will be streamed live on SCETV’s website

State Marshal urges South Carolinians to be prepared & Fire Safe

Posted by | September 2, 2019 10:52 am

Photo credit: South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Division of Fire and Life Safety

For Immediate Release:

SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Division  of Fire and Life Safety

State Fire Marshal Urges South Carolinians to be Prepared and Fire Safe During Hurricane

With South Carolina in the potential path of Hurricane Dorian, State Fire Marshal Jonathan Jones is urging citizens to be fire safe.

The first priority is to be prepared by having a basic disaster supply kit,” Jones said. “A supply kit should include several items. These include bottled water (one gallon per person per day for three days), a three-day supply of food along with a Read the rest

SCEMD Hurricane Guide provides important information

Posted by | September 1, 2019 8:23 pm

Photo credit: SCEMD

According to South Carolina Emergency Management Division:  The SCEMD Hurricane Guide provides information on what to do before, during and after an evacuation. The hurricane guide is available for download at

Haven of Rest Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Posted by | September 1, 2019 5:50 pm

The tournament fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at The Players Curse in Wyboo, Manning S.C.

Registration is at 9:00 am            Shotgun Start at 10:00 am

Sponsors are welcome.


Duke Energy urges Carolinas to prepare for Powerful Hurricane Dorian

Posted by | September 1, 2019 3:14 pm

Photo credit: Duke Energy

News release: Duke Energy news release — Duke Energy urges Carolinas customers to prepare for powerful Hurricane Dorian

Sept. 1, 2019

Duke Energy urges Carolinas customers to prepare for powerful Hurricane Dorian

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Duke Energy today urged North Carolina and South Carolina customers to monitor and prepare for Hurricane Dorian – now a category 5 storm currently expected to impact the region Wednesday through Friday.

Hurricane Dorian is bringing strong winds and heavy rains that could result in downed power lines and significant outages,” said Jason Hollifield, Duke Energy’s incident Read the rest

Powell retires after 32 years of service

Posted by | September 1, 2019 11:50 am

By JAKe McElveen

Deputy Executive Director Kathy Elliott Powell has retired after serving the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Government for 32 years. A beloved member of the community, Powell now reflects on her time with Santee-Lynches as she enters retirement.


Powell grew up in Rimini,  and recently moved back there. She is married and has a daughter, Starr, as well as two stepdaughters, April and Andrea. She went to high school at Clarendon Hall. She began her job at Santee-Lynches in 1986 as the Director of Finance. Over the years, Powell would be promoted to Deputy Executive Director. … Read the rest


Posted by | September 1, 2019 9:30 am

Little Brown Box

We did not have grandchildren until after we moved to South Carolina. Our eldest granddaughter graduated from high school in 2001, and I wanted to treat her to a trip to my nativity. Shortly after her graduation, my sister, Andrea and I embarked on a journey west. I wanted to introduce her to the Mother’s side of the family. I wanted her to see first hand what it looked like to stand in one spot and see purple mountains 360 degrees surrounding you. I was 21 before I realized that it only happens in the Rocky Mountains.… Read the rest

Clarendon County Water & Sewer Dept Job Opportunity

Posted by | September 1, 2019 7:00 am

Water & Sewer Technician

The successful candidate will be responsible for installing, locating, inspecting, meter reading, maintaining, and repairing water and sewer line to ensure quality service to customers. The person hired for the position will also be responsible for performing work in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations while maintaining excellent quality. A class C Water Treatment License or a Class C Water Distribution License is required for this position within 3 years. A high school diploma or GED and valid SC Driver’s License is also required. Pick up application at 411 Sunset Drive or mail resume … Read the rest

Horses are in our blood

Posted by | September 1, 2019 1:00 am

Logan Starnes On Certainly Flatlined “Peter”. 2019 AQHA Level 1 East Championship Champion 13 and Under Western Pleasure.

By Leigh Ann Maynard

Both Kristy and her husband Jay Starnes began riding and working with horses at a very young age with local horse shows and back yard riding. Now, Starnes Quarter horses is home to many show horses for breeding, training and boarding.

Jay and Kristy met when they were teenagers in high school while attending the same horse shows. “My parents were showing horses before I was born,” said Kristy. “We both grew up with it. Jay’s father … Read the rest

(EDITORIAL) Mt. Hope Scrolls

Posted by | August 31, 2019 6:21 pm

Super Karate Dreams

It all started with the first James Bond movies. 007 would hit you with a Judo Chop. He could hit you with a chop and kill a man or with a little twist only knock you out for 24 hours. Of course, you could fight for five minutes trading these Judo Chops and never knock your hat off. Ah, the things you can do with a movie. As a kid I had to learn how to do judo. Some of my friends had the same idea. We managed to get a book about judo and started trying … Read the rest

Local Heroes for Heaven’s Causes

Posted by | August 31, 2019 1:30 pm

Saturday, August 17, will be a day that Larue Coker and his wife, Barbara, will not forget. When they awoke and began to prepare for the day, they soon found out that their day would be far from ordinary.

That morning at 7am, one of them looked out of the window and noticed an unfamiliar truck parked in their yard. The truck was a newer model Chevrolet Z-71 quad cab. Larue went outside to investigate and determine if the owner was asleep inside the truck. Seeing no one, he turned to go back inside. That was when he saw a … Read the rest

Gov. McMaster Declares State of Emergency

Posted by | August 31, 2019 1:01 pm

Gov. Henry McMaster Declares State of Emergency to Prepare for Potential Impact from Hurricane Dorian

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and urges South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Dorian impacting the state. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources and sets into effect the State Emergency Operations Plan.

The declaration by the governor also authorizes state and local emergency management agencies to begin mobilizing assets and resources to be staged along the coast ahead of any potential impact from Hurricane Dorian.

“Given … Read the rest

Wilson travels to Africa

Posted by | August 31, 2019 8:30 am

Wilson in Farendé, Togo.


For Manning resident Jabril Wilson, hard work, maintaining focus, and always doing his best has been his driving forces in life. Early in life, he knew that he wanted to attend Duke University when he graduated from high school. Years later, that dream came true. 

Wilson is currently a student with a full merit scholarship at Duke University in Durham, NC. He is pursuing a double major, which consists of his Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, and his Bachelors in African Studies. His minor will focus on cultural anthropology. He wants to become an international … Read the rest


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