Today in History: May 21

Posted by | May 21, 2018 12:00 am

293 – Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Galerius as Caesar to Diocletian, beginning the period of four rulers known as the Tetrarchy. 878 – Syracuse, Sicily, is captured by the Muslim Aghlabids after a nine-month siege. 879 – Pope John VIII gives blessings to Branimir of Croatia and to the Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state. 996 – Sixteen-year-old Otto III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. 1349 – Dušan’s Code, the constitution of the Serbian Empire, is enacted by Dušan the Mighty. 1403 – Henry III of Castile sends Ruy González de Clavijo as… Read the rest


Joye recognized for 20 years as Recreation director

Posted by | May 20, 2018 7:11 pm

Clarendon County Council recognized Clarendon County Recreation Department Director LeBon Joye for 20 years of service to the county on Monday night. Joye was unable to be present for the recognition, but will be presented with a certificate acknowledging his service to the county, along with a clock.

Morris College student travels to DC for program

Posted by | May 20, 2018 3:39 pm

Morris College sophomore Kenton Kelley is an alumnus of the Communities in Schools program, who recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the program. A native of Charleston, Kenton was first introduced to Communities in Schools in eighth grade and really began to understand the value of the program upon entering high school. Kenton credits Communities in Schools-Charleston for not only helping him get into college but for making him realize he could go and thrive in college. During his time in Washington, D.C., Kelley met with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Rep. Jim Clyburn… Read the rest

County Council recognizes Peace Officers, hears from local agencies

Posted by | May 20, 2018 9:26 am

Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight L. Stewart Jr. and fellow council members declared May 15 at Police Officers’ Memorial Day during the body’s regular monthly meeting held Monday in Manning. “Now, therefore, be it resolved that the County Council of Clarendon County directs that all flags on county buildings be flown at half-staff on May 15, 2018, in recognition of Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and in memory of those law enforcement officers who, through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty, and to honor those… Read the rest

Ellerbee recognized for 5 years with county

Posted by | May 20, 2018 7:25 am

Clarendon County Council recognized Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office court bailiff Leroy Ellerbee on Monday night for five years of service with the county. Ellerbee was unable to be present for the recognition, but will be presented with a certificate acknowledging his service to the county, along with a five-year pin.

Common Pleas jury duty canceled

Posted by | May 20, 2018 7:11 am

The Common Pleas Jury term of court scheduled for Clarendon County the week of May 21 has been canceled. Jurors summoned for that term will not have to appear for Jury duty on Monday.

Pet of the Day: Xena

Posted by | May 20, 2018 4:22 am

Xena is a 3-year-old female, brown-and-black, boxer-mastiff mix. She is 77 pounds of pure love. She doesn’t do well in a kennel but is a sweetheart when given attention. She is current on her vaccinations, has been spayed and is heart worm negative. Her adoption fee is $125. Stop by and meet this sweet girl today. A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit www.ASecondChanceAnimalShelter.com.

2 Clarendon natives graduate from Citadel

Posted by | May 20, 2018 2:52 am

Two Clarendon residents were among about 500 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets who accepted diplomas May 5 during commencement ceremonies at The Citadel. Drew Edwards of Summerton and Charles Walker of Manning both received bachelor of science in business administration degrees. The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 25 graduate certificate programs and 10 evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule with many courses now available online. The Citadel was named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years, and #1 Best Public… Read the rest

Demery named District 1 Employee of the Month

Posted by | May 19, 2018 6:30 pm

Clarendon School District 1 school resource officer Shante Demary, center, was recognized as the district’s Employee of the Month during the District 1 Board of Trustees’ regular meeting this month. He is shown here with Superintendent Barbara Ragin-Champagne, left, and Sheriff Tim Baxley, right.

Governor lauds Trump’s new Title X rule

Posted by | May 19, 2018 4:50 pm

Gov. Henry McMaster Friday released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s new rule on Title X regarding funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. “President Trump’s executive action today reaffirms our belief that taxpayer dollars must not directly or indirectly subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. That’s why, last year, I directed state agencies to stop providing state or local funds to abortion clinics. There are a variety of agencies, clinics, and medical entities in South Carolina that receive taxpayer funding to offer important women’s health and family planning services without performing abortions.”… Read the rest

Council considers 2018-19 fiscal year budget, still unbalanced

Posted by | May 19, 2018 2:24 pm

Clarendon County Council members continued their review of the 2018-19 fiscal year budget Monday night during their regular meeting held in Manning. Clarendon County Controller Lynden Anthony said before second reading Monday evening that the budget contains a requested budget increase by the Sheriff’s Office and a 7 percent increase in employee health insurance and retiree premiums. He said that expenses had been reduced by $230,000, and revenue had increased by $10,000 since first reading in April. However, Anthony stressed that the budget remained unbalanced as of second reading. As is traditional for second reading of the budget, council members… Read the rest

Send us your Birdfest pictures

Posted by | May 19, 2018 12:37 pm

Birdfest is going on this weekend, and we want you to send us your selfies and other pictures from the annual event. Send to editorial@manninglive.com with all relevant information (full names of those pictured and where y’all are from). Pictures will be posted on a first-come, first-served basis.

LMA’s Moore takes 3rd in State Science Fair

Posted by | May 19, 2018 12:13 pm

Laurence Manning Academy student Heyward Moore displays the third-place trophy he won at the South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair. Heyward was one of five LMA students recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony held recently at the Sumter Civic Center. Moore took third place in the invention/engineering section for elementary students. James Kaiser captured top-honors in the environmental science section for seniors Trey Sharpe’s exhibit was named best in the senior computer/math category. Rylan Strickland garnered the second position in the senior environmental science area. Thomas Stoia netted second place in the computer/math category for juniors.… Read the rest

Tobias, Sawyer united in marriage

Posted by | May 19, 2018 9:28 am

Jennifer Ashley Tobias of Manning and David J.B. Sawyer of Portland, Maine, were united in marriage 5:30 p.m. May 5, 2018, at Springdale House and Gardens in West Columbia. The bride is the daughter of Mr. James Franklin Tobias Jr. of Manning and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Doster of Lexington, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. McNally of Manning. The bride graduated from College of Charleston and is currently employed with Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina Pediatric Endocrinology. The groom is the son of Mr. John Sawyer and Mrs. Pamela Stanton of New Haven, Connecticut,… Read the rest

LMA’s Sharpe takes top honors at State Science Fair

Posted by | May 19, 2018 8:44 am

Laurence Manning Academy student Trey Sharpe displays the first-place trophy he won at the South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair. Sharpe was one of five LMA students recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony held recently at the Sumter Civic Center. Sharpe’s exhibit was named best in the senior computer/math category. Ryland Strickland garnered the second position in the senior environmental science area. James Kaiser captured top-honors in the environmental science section for seniors. Thomas Stoia netted second place in the computer/math category for juniors. Heyward Moore took third place in the invention/engineering section for elementary students.Read the rest

Class of 2018: Shantae Alexandra Brown

Posted by | May 19, 2018 7:57 am

Shantae Alexandra Brown, daughter of Bertha Logan and the late Claude A. Brown Jr., graduates Sunday from Notre Dame with a degree in architecture. The Summerton native was the valedictorian of the Class of 2013 from Scott’s Branch High School. Send pictures of your college graduates to editorial@manninglive.com, along with all relevant information (major, degree, school, class rank, etc.).

Happy Birthday, Bessie Parker!

Posted by | May 19, 2018 7:00 am

Happy 60th Birthday, Mom. We love you very much and wish you many more peaceful years on earth. Love, Windell, Michelle, Sandra, Jeffrey, Abony, Torrey, Arica and all the grandchildren

Turbeville’s oldest business thriving after 64 years

Posted by | May 19, 2018 6:56 am

A patio with shaded tables and flower boxes sits outside Chat ’n’ Chew, Turbeville’s oldest business. Inside, members of the Clarendon County Fire Department and EMS as well as Turbeville residents chat and laugh over country-style food. Had Bernard Blackman and his wife, Willodene, not bought the restaurant nearly a decade ago, this scene could not exist. The Chat ’n’ Chew opened its doors in 1952, serving breakfast and lunch to the residents of Turbeville. Over the last 64 years, the business has changed hands a few times, but not before going down in history as the starting place for… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Emmy

Posted by | May 19, 2018 4:25 am

Emmy is a female brown tabby domestic shorthair cat who is 2 years old. She is shy at times, and all she needs is the right home with one-on-one attention. She is current on all of her shots, has been spayed and has tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit www.ASecondChanceAnimalShelter.com.

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