Canty named Monarch Academy Teacher of the Year

Posted by | March 19, 2018 4:03 pm

Angela D. Canty currently works with sixth- through 12th-graders at Monarch Academy, relying on her 14 years of teaching experience to mold young minds. Canty was recently named by her peers as the school’s Teacher of the Year. “The most rewarding part of my career in education is teaching students,” Canty said. “I work hard to see that spark of confidence in my students when they understand and achieve success. It is a privilege and an honor to help students.” Canty has a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of South Carolina Upstate; a master’s of education… Read the rest

Letter: Political retaliation once again in Clarendon 1

Posted by | March 19, 2018 3:49 pm

I’m a parent that has two grandchildren in Clarendon School District 1, one at Summerton Early Childhood Center and one St. Paul Elementary. I’ve seen the changes that took place in the district that some may agree with and some may not. I for one, in the beginning, some things were questionable, but I’ve learned that sometimes change is good. Even though we may not always agree. Give it time and it’ll work itself out. I’m very pleased with Clarendon School District 1 leadership. I’ve seen at a few board meetings that I attended the board seems to be working… Read the rest

Jose Sandoval

Posted by | March 19, 2018 1:53 pm

Jose Sandoval, 63, husband of Nancy Colwell Sandoval, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Born October 21, 1954, in Harlingen, TX, he was a son of the late Antonio Sandoval and the late Guadalupe Yabarras Falcon. He was a member of Santee Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of Manning; two sons, Jose Sandoval, Jr. (Angela) and Johnny Sandoval; three daughters, Yvonne Salcido (Steve), Joslyn Sandoval and Magdalena Sandoval, all of Texas; a stepson, Shaun Featherstone of Indiana; a stepdaughter, Sheronna Malone (Pre) of Colorado; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Tony Sandoval of Texas, Frank… Read the rest


Posted by | March 19, 2018 11:07 am

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Please send me your family pictures of the Easters of yesteryear. I am particularly interested in pictures that highlight the fashions that included Easter bonnets and corsages on the ladies and gentlemen in their Easter finest which may or may not include the leisure suit statement. To be included in this week’s edition, I will need them by noon Tuesday. Please submit to Thank you!

Polly’s Catfish Tournament

Posted by | March 19, 2018 10:44 am

The Polly’s 2nd annual Catfish Tournament will be held April 28. The format is two-man teams for a fee of $100. Big Fish entry is $25 and is optional. There is a 100 percent payback for the latter. You do not have to launch that day from Polly’s, but you must check back in at Polly’s. First and second places will be awarded based on a maximum weight of four live catfish. Rod and reel only, no trout or bush lines. Fish will be checked. The first boat will be out at 6 a.m. All teams must be back by… Read the rest

Sanchez named MECC Teacher of the Year

Posted by | March 19, 2018 10:32 am

Gloria Sanchez loves watching her students succeed. “For me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the smiles on my children’s faces when they have accomplished a goal that they have been working on for quite some time,” said Sanchez, who was recently voted by her peers as the Manning Early Childhood Center Teacher of the Year. “For this reason, the children in my classroom are not allowed to use the words ‘I can’t’ in relation to activities and lessons. To me, this is a sign of defeat, which I refuse to encourage.” The MECC kindergarten teacher has four years… Read the rest

Interstate work to extend into Clarendon County

Posted by | March 19, 2018 10:10 am

Road work on Interstate 95 underway since October in Dillon and Florence counties will soon move into Clarendon County, according to a spokesman from the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Robert Kudelka said Monday morning that the agency “continues work on an interstate preservation project on Interstate 95 in Dillon, Florence and Clarendon counties.” “The preservation project has been under way since October 2017 along a 21-mile stretch of Southbound I-95 from mile marker 192 near Dillon to mile marker 171 near Florence,” Kudelka said. “Currently the contractor, Chester Bross Construction Company, is working near southbound mile marker 190 up… Read the rest

FCCLA member win top state award, office

Posted by | March 19, 2018 8:55 am

Eight members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America from F.E. DuBose Career Center attended the state leadership conference held March 9-10 in North Charleston, and half of them came home with state honors. Faith Lawson, Tania Lawson, and Latia Davis became state champions in entrepreneurship through developing and presenting a plan for a small business. They designed a restaurant, and competed against students from 25 different state chapters. All three students are juniors at Scott’s Branch High School. Jordon Shaw, a junior at Manning High School, was elected as the state vice-president for community service. Shaw had… Read the rest

Monarch golfers defeat Sumter High

Posted by | March 19, 2018 8:44 am

The Manning High School varsity golf team came away with a win against Sumter 188-214 on Thursday at Beech Creek Golf Club. Jacob Richurg led the Monarchs with a 40, and Robert Dykes a 45.

Today in History: March 19

Posted by | March 19, 2018 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

Price named MES Teacher of the Year

Posted by | March 18, 2018 4:15 pm

Manning Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Jordan Price has 10 years of teaching experience, seven of them with Clarendon School District 2. The Manning High School Class of 2003 graduate was recently named by her peers as her school’s Teacher of the Year. “The most rewarding part of my career is watching my students grow as learners,” said Price in a release. “I love to see students grow to love math and become confident in their problem-solving skills.” Price has a bachelor of science in elementary education from Francis Marion University. She has a master of education degree in instructional accommodation… Read the rest

Summerton Southern Methodist to hold annual Barbecue Chicken Supper

Posted by | March 18, 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.

Lila Sue Jackson Thompson

Posted by | March 17, 2018 8:03 pm

ALCOLU – Lila Sue Jackson Thompson, 89, widow of Hugh Raymond Thompson Sr., died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born March 2, 1929, in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Tommy Henry Jackson and the late Gussie Pierce Jackson. She was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Hugh Ray Thompson Jr. (Dianne) of Alcolu and Jerry R. Thompson (Marilyn) of Eutawville; a daughter, Gayle Thompson Byers (Arthur) of Blythewood; a brother, Tommy Jackson of Sumter; three grandchildren, Joy Thompson of Eutawville, Laci Thompson and Hugh Ray Thompson III, both… Read the rest

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