LMA JV LadyCats

Posted by | March 22, 2018 2:13 pm

In a home game played March 19th and called due to darkness, the JV Ladies won in a squeaker. After falling behind 9-0 after a disastrous 2nd inning, the LadyCats chipped away at the lead to come back and win after 6 completed innings. Grace Anne Lasseigne led the Swampcats at the plate going 3/3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Down by 2 entering the bottom of the 6th inning, LB Brogdon cleared the bases with a triple down the right field line for the final 3 of her 6 rbi’s on the night to take the lead 12-11.… Read the rest

Letter: Senator doesn’t choose school board members

Posted by | March 22, 2018 12:56 pm

I am happy to write this comment in reference to the letter to the editor that was written by Michael Anderson and replied to by Emmie Shoemaker. Although I do not know them, it is very obvious that they don’t know me either, otherwise there would be no need for them to distort the facts. Here are the facts. First of all, if they knew me they would know that I am always singing the praises of Clarendon School District 1, locally and all over the state. I could cite a number of examples, but let’s get to the bigger… Read the rest

LMA’s Girls JV Softball

Posted by | March 22, 2018 12:33 pm

Laurence Manning’s JV Girls Softball Team tallied 16 hits and came from behind late in the game to beat Robert E. Lee with a final score of 11-9 in Bishopville March 14. Olivia Leviner pitched 6 1/3 & Malorie Speigel came in for the final 2 outs to seal the win. Speigel led the offense at the plate with a 5/5 afternoon including 3 doubles. Gracyn Nalley went 3/5 with 1 triple and 2 runs scored. Abby Anderson was 2/5 and scored twice. Laura Betts Brogdon was 2/3 with 1 rbi and 2 runs scored. Callie Thompson went 2/4 with

Dept. of Interior awards more than $4M in in boating infrastructure grants

Posted by | March 22, 2018 7:35 am

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced South Carolina will receive a Boating Infrastructure Grant of $2,314,657 to improve boating infrastructure and provide opportunities fo outdoor recreation. State partners will provide $2,446,178 in additional non-federal matching funds, bringing the total project cost to $4,760,835. The Marine Resources Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources proposes to work with City Marina Co. to construct two new dock “trees” which would provide a total of 32 dedicated 60-foot slips and two 130-feet-long side-tie “T” heads, restrooms, laundry and lounge space. The facility will provide dockside utilities for transient recreational boaters,… Read the rest

Today in History: March 22

Posted by | March 22, 2018 12:00 am

238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors. 871 – Æthelred of Wessex is defeated by a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton. 1508 – Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire. 1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags. 1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War. 1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables. 1638… Read the rest




Summerton Southern Methodist to hold annual Barbecue Chicken Supper

Posted by | March 21, 2018 10:45 am

Summerton Southern Methodist Church will hold its annual Barbecue Chicken Supper from 4-7 p.m. April 7 at the Vernon Way Fellowship Hall. For the convenience of people in the Manning area and those who purchased tickets and requested delivery to Manning, plates will be delivered at 5 p.m. to Walker Tire and Recapping on Mill Street in Manning. Anyone wishing a pate may call (803) 485-8237 before 3 p.m. Saturday. Plates are $8 each.


Swampcats defeat Carolina Academy

Posted by | March 21, 2018 8:09 am

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats defeated Carolina Academy 12-6 on Monday in Lake City. Keaton Wilds led the Swampcats on offense, putting up three hits. Kyle Horton put up two hits and Britton Morris had a home run. Hunter Reed was the winning pitcher.

Willie Lee Blackwell

Posted by | March 21, 2018 8:06 am

Willie Lee Blackwell, 83, husband of Lue Edna Dupree Blackwell, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Jan. 7, 1935, in Manning, he was a son of the late Claude and Mamie Miller Blackwell. The family will receive friends at the home of his wife, 1290 Blossom St. in Manning. Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Jewel Smith Browder

Posted by | March 21, 2018 8:03 am

Jewel Smith Browder, 89, widow of Wallace C. Browder, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at her home. Born March 24, 1928, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Danton and Mae Baker Smith. She was a member of Manning First Assembly of God. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Rutledge of Sumter; three sons, Ricky Browder Sr. (Vivian) and Randy Browder, both of Sumter, and Rollin Browder of Lexington; five grandchildren, Rick Browder Jr., Travis Browder, Robbie Browder and Tabatha Browder, all of Sumter, and Heath Browder of Lexington; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A… Read the rest

Trump’s new tariffs put job expansion of 60 to 80 jobs on hold at Kent International

Posted by | March 21, 2018 7:09 am

A jobs expansion proposal by Kent International in Manning is on hold after the Trump administration’s newly announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Matt Wiebe with Bicycle Retailer magazine wrote this week that while the new tariffs ose no immediate impact to the company, CEO Arnold Kamler “is putting off a decision to purchase welding robots and start welding frames from imported pre-cut and shaped tubing at his South Carolina factory. If Kamler were to move ahead by year’s end as he had planned, the move would have added between 60 and 80 jobs at his South Carolina facility.… Read the rest


Lake Wind Advisory in effect through 8 p.m. Wednesday

Posted by | March 21, 2018 4:10 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory through 8 p.m. Wednesday. Winds on the lake could be as high as 15 to 25 knots, with gusts up to 35 knots. Winds will cause a rough chop on area lakes. Small craft will be especially prone to capsizing.

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on House Judiciary passing Sanctuary City Proposal

Posted by | March 21, 2018 1:19 am

Gov. Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the House Judiciary Committee passing his and Rep. Bruce Bannister’s proposal to ban sanctuary cities in South Carolina with a 13-9 vote: “Today, 13 members of the House Judiciary committee showed their commitment to law and order by passing my proposal to ensure there will never be a sanctuary city in South Carolina. This is the kind of forward-thinking leadership we need to expand on the recent success we’ve seen in our state, and this vote sends a message to the world that, in South Carolina, we don’t wait… Read the rest

Today in History: March 21

Posted by | March 21, 2018 12:00 am

537 – Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern city walls, but is repulsed at the Praenestine Gate, known as the Vivarium, by the defenders under the Byzantine generals Bessas and Peranius. 630 – Emperor Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem. 717 – Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid. 1152 – Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. 1188 – Emperor Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan. 1556 – In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is… Read the rest

Swampcats open season with win over Florence Christian

Posted by | March 20, 2018 11:22 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity baseball team opened its South Carolina Independent School Association Region 2, 3A schedule Friday with a 14-6 win over Florence Christian SChool. Taylor Lee was the winning pitcher and went 3-4 at the plate. Braydon Osteen, Morgan Morris and Riley Nettles each had two hits for the Swampcats.


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