Lewis Brice to perform at Puddin’ Swamp Festival

Posted by | April 3, 2017 10:54 am

Nashville recording artist Lewis Brice, a Sumter native, will be the featured entertainment for the second night of the Puddin’ Swamp Festival, performing at 8 p.m. April 7 on the main stage on Village Square. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and dancing shoes.

Lake Wind Advisory issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | April 3, 2017 10:49 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory in effect from noon today through 4 a.m. Tuesday. Southeast to south winds 15 to 25 knots, with gusts up to 30 knots, this afternoon. Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots, with gusts up to 30 knots tonight. Higher gusts near thunderstorms.

10 stories to know for Monday

Posted by | April 3, 2017 5:30 am

Here are some of the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. THE LADY GAMECOCKS DEFEAT MISSISSIPPI STATE FOR THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL TITLE. 2. U.N. AMBASSADOR: NO COMPLAINTS FROM TRUMP IN DEALINGS WITH RUSSIA Nikki Haley contends there is no contradiction between her tough stance and the president’s repeated public statements seeking to minimize the Kremlin’s role in America’s presidential election. 3. DESPERATION IN COLOMBIA AMID SEARCH FOR FLOOD SURVIVORS People in a small city in the south searched for loved ones after heavy rains sent floodwaters, mud and debris surging through homes, killing more than 200. 4. WHEN Read the rest

Bill makes ‘dismemberment’ abortion a felony in S Carolina

Posted by | April 3, 2017 5:13 am

The South Carolina House has approved legislation banning what anti-abortion activists call a “dismemberment abortion.” An 83-17 vote Thursday sent the bill to the Senate. The bill makes it a felony for doctors to use forceps or similar instruments on a live fetus to remove it from the womb in pieces. The medical term is dilation and evacuation. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights says that’s the safest and most common way of terminating a second-trimester pregnancy. According to the state’s public health agency, 19 to 34 such procedures were performed annually in South Carolina from 2010 to 2015.… Read the rest

McMaster names next chairman of state Board of Economic Advisors

Posted by | April 3, 2017 4:36 am

Gov. Henry McMaster announced Tuesday that Edward Grimball will be the next Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors. The BEA is responsible for overseeing the operations of the South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, which provides fiscal and statistical analysis, services, and reports for the governor, General Assembly, state and local government entities and the private sector. Grimball, 72, is a resident of Edisto Island. “In order to govern effectively with an accurate idea of what to expect in the future, the executive and legislative branches must be able to depend on the information given by… Read the rest

Morning Weather: Monday, April 3

Posted by | April 3, 2017 4:18 am

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 79. Light southeast wind becoming south 13 to 18 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Gallery: Judge Dingle wins 1st Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant

Posted by | April 3, 2017 3:12 am

Judge James “Judge Jingle” Dingle was the “winner” on Saturday of the 1st Clarendon Cover Girls Pageant held by Clarendon County Habitat for Humanity. Manninglive.com will be posting galleries of all the “lovely ladies” who competed throughout the week. Photos are courtesy of Star5 Photography owner Kedrick Johnson.

Graduation application deadline today for CCTC students

Posted by | April 3, 2017 3:09 am

Graduation applications for May and August graduates are due by April 3. The application can be submitted online through myCCTC or a paper copy can be downloaded from the Forms Library on www.cctech.edu and turned in to the Student Records Office. Detailed graduation information will be mailed to upcoming graduates in April. For more information, contact Carmen Davis at (803) 778-7871.

Tropical storms could come sooner and stronger in South Carolina

Posted by | April 3, 2017 2:13 am

More tropical cyclones could stir off South Carolina’s coast in the spring and early summer if the warmer-than-usual ocean waters follow their expected course, forecasters say. The waters offshore, and in the Gulf of Mexico, could spur stronger storms during the heart of the summer hurricane season as well. That’s the unsettling reality for coastal residents and the entire state a year after Hurricane Matthew killed at least five people in South Carolina and caused more than $100 million in damage here. Meanwhile, the Grand Strand and the Lowcountry stand about an even chance of being wracked by one, partially… Read the rest

Today in History: Monday, April 3

Posted by | April 3, 2017 12:00 am

503 BC – According to the Fasti Triumphales, Roman consul Publius Postumius Tubertus celebrated an ovation for a military victory over the Sabines. 686 – Maya king Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’ assumes the crown of Calakmul. 801 – King Louis the Pious captures Barcelona from the Moors after a siege of several months. 1043 – Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. 1077 – The first Parliament of Friuli is created. 1559 – The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars. 1834 – The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason. 1860 –… Read the rest

Lady Gamecocks win National title

Posted by | April 2, 2017 10:50 pm

DALLAS — Dawn Staley finally could raise an NCAA championship trophy. A’ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night. Staley made the Final Four three times as a player at Virginia but never won. She also led the Gamecocks to the national semifinals two years ago before losing to Notre Dame. Once the final buzzer sounded, Staley grabbed the trophy and paraded it around the court high over her head. “You have to give tribute to the former players,” Staley said.… Read the rest

Gallery 1: Clarendon Cover Girl Contestants

Posted by | April 2, 2017 9:16 pm

Sixteen contestants vied Saturday night for the title of Clarendon County Cover Girl in the 1st such pageant held by Clarendon Habitat for Humanity. Judge James Dingle was the ultimate “winner,” with Ceth Land being named 1st runner-up.

Office of Health and Nutrition looking for Summer Food Program sponsors

Posted by | April 2, 2017 8:31 pm

The state Department of Education’s Office of Health and Nutrition is seeking sponsors for Summer Food Service programs in Clarendon and 26 other South Carolina counties. “(This) is an excellent opportunity for local government agencies, school districts, faith-based and private non-profit organizations to provide summer meals to children by becoming a sponsor for our Summer Food Service Program,” states a release from the Office of Health and Nutrition. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the state Department of Education to serve healthy meals to children during the summer months when school is not… Read the rest

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