THIRD QUARTER: East Clarendon

Posted by | February 18, 2019 8:43 pm

The East Clarendon girls are widening thier lead, ending the third quarter if the third round game against Grey Collegiate with a score of 41-17.

MFD Awards: Top Dog Award

Posted by | February 18, 2019 8:35 pm

Congratulations to Larry Williamson for receiving the 2019 Top Dog Award from the Manning Fire Department.

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:14 pm

(Head Coach Verner H. Tindal to the far right in the red blouse along with her assistant coach, Jessica Hare third person to her left with the red blouse, with a portion of the Lady Junior Varsity Monarchs)

A big thank you to CSD2 and parents for allowing me to be the head Junior Varsity Manning High School coach for such awesome and talented group of young ladies. We had a successful season(14-2) as we learned the game of basketball and each other. A bond that will last for eternity. A daughter or daughters of my own was not what God blessed me to have because he saw things in my life before I did. But thank him for the ten beautiful ladies that came into my life that I took as my own daughters. I love all … Read the rest

Farm Bureau Insurance contracts with new agent in Sumter

Posted by | February 18, 2019 2:00 pm

South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (SCFBMIC) recently contracted with McKenzie Knight to serve as an agent in the Sumter office located at 90 W. Wesmark Blvd.

Knight graduated from Laurence Manning Academy in Manning. He earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of South Carolina.

“Experiencing the need for life insurance when my dad passed away led me to want to help others in my community be sure that they are covered in the event the uncertain happens,” Knight said.

Knight resides in Sumter, where he enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking with friends.

Pets of the week

Posted by | February 18, 2019 8:30 am

Peanut is a 13-year-old, black and white, male Chihuahua mix. He currently weighs around five pounds, is current on all of his age-appropriate vaccinations and has been neutered. Peanut loves to cuddle and will be content just sitting in your lap. He gets along with other dogs and does well around children. If you are interested in this adorable little guy, you can get pre-approved to adopt by submitting your adoption application online at


Scrappy is a two-year-old, brown and tan, male Chihuahua mix. He is a very sweet, loveable dog. Scrappy currently weighs around five pounds, … Read the rest

Lady Wolverines to play at Allen University

Posted by | February 18, 2019 8:12 am

The East Clarendon Lady Wolverines will play against Grey Collegiate at 7:30 p.m. at Allen University on Monday, February 18. Fans please be advised gates for the game will open at 7 p.m. Allen will have their own game prior to the EC game. Paying to enter the Allen game before 7 p.m. will result in fans paying an additional entry fee to see the Wolverine game.

Today in History: Feb. 18

Posted by | February 18, 2019 12:00 am

1229 – The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.
1268 – The Livonian Order is defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere.
1332 – Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
1478 – George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.
1637 – Eighty Years’ War: Off the coast of Cornwall, England, a … Read the rest

2019 Petite Miss Valentine

Posted by | February 17, 2019 10:59 pm

Six-year-old Annalise Lambert of Summerton, daughter of Randy Lynn and Drew Lambert, was named 2019 Petite Miss Valentine. She was also awarded most photogenic and best eyes.

Congratulations, Annalise!

2019 Miss Valentine 0-6 Ultimate Grand Supreme

Posted by | February 17, 2019 10:47 pm

Four-year-old Paisley Faith Bevell of Manning, daughter of Ronnie and Michelle Bevell, was selected as 2019 Miss Valentine 0-6 Ultimate Grand Supreme. She was also awarded  best hair, best dress and most photogenic.

Way to go, Paisley!


Summerton Strikes Back!

Posted by | February 17, 2019 5:10 pm

By Cedric Liqueur

The Force is with the Town of Summerton 4 MAIN…or at least it will be on Saturday, March 2, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. when Clarendon County Star Wars fans of all ages will welcome the 501st Legion for a Star Wars theme event.

This fanbased costuming organization of 12,600 Star Wars devotees from around the globe began—no, not on planet Mustafar or Naboo—but right here in South Carolina. It is the preferred costuming organization of Lucasfilm Ltd./Disney representing characters trademarked by George Lucas’ universe.

Summerton Strikes Back will unleash The Force and unite 4 MAIN, … Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 17

Posted by | February 17, 2019 12:00 am

364 – Roman Emperor Jovian dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to Constantinople in suspicious circumstances.
1370 – Northern Crusades: Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.
1411 – Following the successful campaigns during the Ottoman Interregnum, Musa Çelebi, one of the sons of Bayezid I, becomes Sultan with the support of Mircea I of Wallachia.
1500 – Duke Friedrich and Duke Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.
1600 – … Read the rest

SCISA playoffs

Posted by | February 16, 2019 7:43 pm

Clarendon Hall will face Newberry Academy at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, at Wilson Hall in the second round of the SCISA playoffs.

FINAL: CC Suns vs. CC Knicks

Posted by | February 16, 2019 2:08 pm

Shout out to nine-year-old Lawrence Johnson, 4th-grade student of Manning Elementary School. On Monday, February 11 at 6 p.m. at the Weldon Auditorium’s gymnasium, the recreational teams the CC Suns and the CC Knicks played a friendly game of basketball on the courts. The CC Suns took the victory with a final score of 14-4 over the CC Knicks. Lawrence Johnson led his team to victory scoring all 14 points with collaboration of teamwork.

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