Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive on Sunday at Turbeville IGA

Posted by | August 30, 2017 11:25 am

There will be a Hurricane Harvey Relief Supply Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Turbeville IGA. Items being collected include water, pet food, pet carriers, socks, underwear, blankets, pillows, toiletries, non-perishable food items, diapers, cleaning supplies, insect repellent and box fans.

Mooing Elephant putting 10 percent of all sales to Harvey victims

Posted by | August 30, 2017 10:44 am

The Mooing Elephant, formerly CJ’s Creations on Rigby Street in Manning, is currently putting 10 percent of all proceeds on this week’s sales to Mercy Chefs, who aided Clarendon County during the 2015 flood. Mercy Chefs is now aiding Hurriane Harvy victims in central and southern Texas. Melissa Mahoney, one of the store’s owners, is pictured here in her makeshift “driveway” after the 2015 flood. “Because of some amazing volunteers, it was fixed as quickly as possible,” she said “Our hearts and prayers go out to the state of Texas during this tough time. Y’all come support them.”

Woman claims man broke home furnishings, assaulted her

Posted by | August 30, 2017 9:57 am

A 52-year-old woman living in the 100 block of Dickson Street in Manning told officers with the Manning Police Department about 7:30 a.m. Aug. 19 that a 47-year-old man assaulted her before breaking two of the home’s windows, causing about $50 in damages, and also putting a dent in the floor, causing about $150 in damages, during an argument over a cell phone she claimed to have never had. The woman said the man also broke her glass coffee table valued at $100. The man told police that the argument was not about a cell phone, but that the woman… Read the rest

Today in History: Wednesday, Aug. 30

Posted by | August 30, 2017 12:00 am

526 – King Theoderic the Great dies of dysentery at Ravenna; his daughter Amalasuntha takes power as regent for her 10-year-old son Athalaric. 1282 – Peter III of Aragon lands at Trapani to intervene in the War of the Sicilian Vespers. 1363 – The five-week Battle of Lake Poyang begins, in which the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders (Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang) meet to decide who will supplant the Yuan dynasty. 1464 – Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope. 1574 – Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master. 1590 – Tokugawa Ieyasu… Read the rest

SCDNR to conduct courtesy boat inspections for Labor Day weekend

Posted by | August 29, 2017 6:04 pm

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will conduct courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings during Labor Day weekend. Officials say that this holiday is among the busiest times of the year for South Carolina lakes and waterways, and boating safety is highly encouraged in the hopes of keeping everyone’s weekend fun and safe. Inspections will be underway from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Alex Harvin Landing off S.C. 260 in Manning, specifically. SCDNR boating safety and enforcement officers will perform quick but thorough inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor… Read the rest

Smunk-Holladay engagement

Posted by | August 29, 2017 5:28 pm

Mr. and Mrs. William Louis Smunk announce the engagement of their daughter, Louise Alsbrook Smunk, to Kenneth Hunter Holladay ,son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thomas Holladay. Louise is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. She is employed with McLeod Regional Medical Center. Hunter is a graduate of Wofford College and is self-employed. The wedding is planned for Sept. 30, 2017, at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in Kingstree.


JV Lady Saints defeat Calhoun Academy

Posted by | August 29, 2017 2:19 pm

Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball defeated Calhoun Academy on Monday night to bring the JV Lady Saints’ record to 4-0 on the season. The final score was 2-0 with game scores of 25-14 and 25-7. Whitney Avins led the JV Lady Saints with 14 service points and six aces. Amberly Way and Aubrey Edwards totaled 10 points each, with Way having two aces.

Lady Saints defeat Calhoun Academy

Posted by | August 29, 2017 1:59 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity Lady Saints defeated Calhoun Academy 3-1 on Monday with game scores of 25-23 (W), 25-19 (L), 25-20 (W) and 25-23 (W). Madison Kidd led the Lady Saints with 20 service points and five aces. Mallory McIntosh added 18 service points with six aces, and Brynne Baxley had 15 points. The Lady Saints are now 2-2 on the season.

Lady Swampcats fall to Thomas Sumter

Posted by | August 29, 2017 1:08 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats fell 3-0 to Thomas Sumter on Monday night by game scores of 25-14, 25-14 and 25-12. Kayla Acord had three serve points and three digs. Trinity Harrington had three serve points and one ace. Maggie Josey had four serve points and one ace and two kills and two blocks. Abby Haney had three serve points and two aces. madilyn Richburg had three kills and two blocks. Madisyn Hudson had one serve point. Bailey Moore had two serve points. Perry Lee Love Hicks had five serve points and one ace and six assists. Mary Claire… Read the rest

JV Lady Swampats fall to Thomas Sumter

Posted by | August 29, 2017 12:07 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats fell 2-0 on Monday night to Thomas Sumter with game scores of 28-26 and 25-17. Kinsey Bjork had three serve points, while Abby Anderson had five serve points. Kelsie Austin had 11 serve points and five aces. Brooke Thompson had three serve points and two kills.

Martha Ann Morgan Wright

Posted by | August 29, 2017 10:41 am

Martha Ann Morgan Wright, 76, wife of Jimmie Leith Wright, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at National Health Care of Sumter. Born Dec. 21, 1940, in Amarillo, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Audie Lee Morgan and Clementine Stringer Morgan. She taught elementary school and eventually became vice principal of a French Immersion Magnet School. She was a master gardener, a member of Wyboo Women’s Club and she was a member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband of 49 years of Manning; two daughters, Elizabeth Ridley (Marty) of Kennesaw, Georgia, and Rebecca Wright… Read the rest

WorkKeys testing free through Sept. 30

Posted by | August 29, 2017 10:19 am

The ACT WorkKeys tests are changing. Through Sept. 30, current WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information will be given at no charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the F.E. DuBose Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Beginning Oct. 1, a new battery of tests will be offered, and a fee is likely. So, free WorkKeys testing ends Sept. 30. Schedule your appointment today by calling (803) 473-2531.

Saints defeat Beaufort Academy

Posted by | August 29, 2017 9:51 am

The Clarendon Hall varsity Saints ran their record to 2-0 on the season Friday night with a 46-28 victory away from home at Beaufort Academy. Beaufort scored on its first possession to go up 8-0. The Saints answered on their first possession, with Tyrese Mitchum rushing for a six-yard touchdown. Bobby Ashba made the two-point conversion. Beaufort answered right back with a 47-yard completion for a touchdown to go up 14-8. After a Beaufort recovery on an onside kick, Beaufort scored to go up 20-8. Clarendon Hall quickly answered with Dylan Way 61-yard completion to Zyan Gilmore for a touchdown… Read the rest

Today in History: Tuesday, Aug. 29

Posted by | August 29, 2017 12:00 am

708 – Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708). 1261 – Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope. 1315 – Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered. 1350 – Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships. 1475 – The Treaty of Picquigny… Read the rest

Dollie Gwendolyn Teal Logan

Posted by | August 28, 2017 9:34 pm

ALCOLU – Dollie Gwendolyn Teal Logan, 82, widow of Bobby Lee Logan, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Joann Logan. Born Jan. 22, 1935, in Florence, she was a daughter of the late Eugene Teal and Althea Godwin Teal.She was the retired owner and operator of Logan’s Upholstery and she was a member of Little Star Pentecostal Holiness Church. She is survived by four sons, Rocky Owens (Renee) of Barnwell, Albert Owens (Miriam) of Lake City, Robby Logan (Joann) of Sumter and Bobby Logan (Angie) of Alcolu; a daughter, Sheila Helms… Read the rest

Wreck at 125NB on 95

Posted by | August 28, 2017 8:25 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 125 northbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.

Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | August 28, 2017 6:20 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents. Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call… Read the rest


Lake Wind Advisory in effect through Tuesday morning

Posted by | August 28, 2017 4:49 pm

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory, which is in effect through 8 a.m. Tuesday. Northeast wind could gust to around 25 knots. Winds will cause rough chop on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing. A Lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.

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