Today in History: April 20

Posted by | April 20, 2018 12:00 am

1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. 1453 – Three Genoese galleys and a Byzantine blockade runner fight their way through an Ottoman blockading fleet a few weeks before the fall of Constantinople. 1534 – Jacques Cartier begins his first voyage to what is today the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador. 1535 – The sun dog phenomenon observed over Stockholm and depicted in the famous painting Vädersolstavlan. 1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament. 1657 – Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at the Battle of… Read the rest

Junious recognized for being named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Posted by | April 19, 2018 4:36 pm

Yolanda Conyers Junious, a victim’s advocate with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, was recognized Monday night by Manning City Council. A video was played and she was given the Key to the City by Manning Mayor Julia Nelson. The video of The Key to the City will be posted at a later time.

CCFD fighting fire at Edward Wood Products

Posted by | April 19, 2018 4:13 pm

The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently fighting a fire at Edward Wood Products in Alcolu. According to a source, mulch piles at the company have caught fire. It is unknown if any structures are being threatened. (Photo provided by Kelly Weeter Lambert)

Virginia Griffin Ardis

Posted by | April 19, 2018 1:38 pm

SUMMERTON – Virginia Griffin Ardis, 85, widow of Thomas David Ardis Sr., died Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the home of her daughter. Born June 2, 1932, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Ervin Theodore Griffin and the late Marie Wells Griffin. She was the retired owner and operator of Ginger’s Flowers and Gifts and she was a member of Summerton Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Ellen Ardis and Laura Ardis, both of Summerton; a son, Thomas David Ardis, Jr. (Myra) of Elloree; two granddaughters, Mary Virginia Ardis and Sara Marie Ardis; two sisters,… Read the rest

Joe Peters is the newest member of the hole-in-one club

Posted by | April 19, 2018 1:36 pm

Manning resident Joe Peters is the newest member of the Santee Cooper Country Hole in One Award Program. Peters scored a hole-in-one April 6 on Hole No. 7 at The Players Course at Wyboo in Manning. He will receive a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Henry McMaster.

Posted by | April 19, 2018 10:00 am

On April 17, Bank of Clarendon presented a $2,500 grant to Clarendon Hall for construction of the Saints Wellness Center. The center will promote strength training and wellness for all students. Pictured left to right are: Clarendon Hall (CH) Board Members Whitney Phillips, Emily Robinson-Bair, and Bridget Wells; CH Athletic Director Ritchie Way; Bank of Clarendon (BOC) Summerton and Santee Banking Officer Carla G. Corbett; CH Head Football Coach Mike Corbett; CH Board Chairman Tripp James; and BOC Marketing and Community Development Officer Kimberly O. Johnson, Board Chairman Rose Buyck Newton, and President and Chief Operating Officer J. Barry Ham.

B-Team Swampcats defeat Robert E. Lee Academy

Posted by | April 19, 2018 9:04 am

Hayden Griffin improved to 2-0 as starring pitcher on the year for the B-team Swampcats as the team defeated Robert E. Lee Academy by a final score of 14-4 on Tuesday. Jackson Clemmons recorded his fifth save of the year during the game, while Mickey Jordan recorded his sixth game in a row with two or more hits. Lowden Olsen went 2-2, and Brandt Reynolds went 2-3.

Optimist Club meeting moved

Posted by | April 19, 2018 8:51 am

The regular meeting of the Optimist Club of Clarendon County scheduled for Thursday evening has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. May 10 at Faye’s on the Lake.

Lake Wind Advisory in effect through 7 p.m.

Posted by | April 19, 2018 4:52 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for Clarendon County and the Santee Cooper lake area through 7 p.m. Thursday. Winds will be from the West at 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Winds will produce rough chop on area lakes. Small craft will be especially prone to capsizing.

Today in History: April 19

Posted by | April 19, 2018 12:00 am

AD 65 – The freedman Milichus betrays Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested. 531 – Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persians at Raqqa (northern Syria). 797 – Empress Irene organizes a conspiracy against her son, the Byzantine emperor Constantine VI. He is deposed and blinded. Shortly after, Constantine dies of his wounds; Irene proclaims herself basileus. 1012 – Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, England. 1506 – The Lisbon Massacre begins, in which accused Jews are being slaughtered by Portuguese Catholics. 1529 – Beginning of the Protestant… Read the rest

Lampkin, FMU choir perform on Good Morning America

Posted by | April 18, 2018 2:11 pm

The award-winning Francis Marion University YGB Gospel Choir, led by Director Jeffrey Lampkin, returned to the Good Morning America stage yesterday with debut performance of their new single “AnyDay Now.” After going viral a few weeks ago when GMA anchor Robin Roberts posted their performance on her Facebook page, the choir’s performance generated over 1 million organic views in 5 days ( 1.6+ million views to date) on her social media page – thus making it the most watched video ever posted by Roberts on any of her social media platforms. Written by Lampkin and produced by producer/engineer Roosevelt McLamore… Read the rest

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