Lady Wolverines look past playoffs for 2017-18 season

Posted by | November 17, 2017 8:41 am

The East Clarendon High School varsity girls’ basketball team won the region championship in the 2016-17 season, ultimately falling in the first round of the state playoffs. The Lady Wolverines finished the season with a respectable 15-8 record. “We only lost one senior from last year,” said head coach Mike Lowder. “Everyone else is back. In addition to that, we’ve also added two girls off the junior varsity team who will help us this year.” He said the 11 players on the team recently had their first scrimmage. “It was good to see the girls play,” he said. “You don’t… Read the rest

Sen. Scott releases statement on Tax Reform

Posted by | November 17, 2017 8:20 am

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the U.S. House passing their version of tax reform. Scott sits on the Senate Finance Committee, which continues their markup on the Senate tax reform plan today. “I want to congratulate my colleagues in the House for taking another step towards tax relief for hardworking American families,” Scott said. “The tax burden on working and middle class families has been too high for too long, and I look forward to continuing our work in the Senate and producing results for the American people before the end of the year.”… Read the rest

Manning Rotarians hold trash pick-up

Posted by | November 17, 2017 7:31 am

The Manning Rotary Club held its annual trash pickup along S.C. 260 on Nov. 4, with members Leigh Ann Maynard, Joe Coffey, Louis Griffith, Amy Land and President Ryan Way joined by other community volunteers.


Manning Christmas parade takes new name, new route

Posted by | November 17, 2017 5:53 am

The Manning Christmas Parade will not only take a different name and different time in 2017, but it will have a slightly different route. Manning Mayor Julia Nelson said the 2017 Parade of Lights, as it’s being called, will begin 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26 on the corner of Sumter and Brooks streets in front of the former Maxway. The parade will continue on Brooks Street, make a right onto Boyce Street and then make a final right turn onto Mill Street. “We will assemble on Sumter Street at Manning Primary School,” Nelson said. Those wishing to enter the parade are… Read the rest




Guilty Pleas: Nov. 6-10

Posted by | November 17, 2017 4:43 am

The following guilty pleas were heard Nov. 6-10 during a term of General Sessions Court in Clarendon County before Circuit Court Judge Michael G. Nettles. John Billups of 205 East Huggins St. in Manning pleaded guilty Nov. 9 to one count of financial transaction card fraud of a value of $500 or less in a six-month period, receiving a sentence of one year in prison, suspended to one year’s probation. Two other similar charges were dropped during the plea agreement. Frederick Devon Butler of 1032 Leon McFaddin Road in Galbe pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to possession of less than one… Read the rest


Be someone’s angel this holiday season

Posted by | November 17, 2017 4:22 am

Members of the newly developed Laurence Manning Academy 4H Club has decided their winter community project will be a partnership with the Turbeville Children’s Home. To this end, the students created an Angel Tree for the home’s resident children. The Harvin Clarendon County Library has agreed to allow the Angel Tree to be placed there for the next month. Students and advisors placed the tree in the library on Nov. 15. It will remain there until Dec. 15. “With our community’s support, we know this project will be a huge success for the children, as well as for the home… Read the rest

Saints look for an improved basketball season

Posted by | November 17, 2017 2:36 am

In 2016, the Clarendon Hall varsity boys’ basketball team “barely knew the game at all,” said Coach Anthony Reitenour. It was a rough year to say the least, the head coach said. “This time last year, they didn’t have any clue about the game of basketball,” he said. “But they’ve spent a lot of time in the off-season and working in summer camps. Last year, I said we were changing the whole program, and I think we’ve seen a huge improvement with the boys.” Ultimately, the team finished a dismal 0-17 for the 2016-17 season. “We went to a University… Read the rest


Martin makes perfect score on Biology I test

Posted by | November 17, 2017 2:14 am

Clarendon School District 2’s Board of Trustees recognized students Tuesday night for various academic achievements. One of those recognitions included Kierstan Martin, who made a perfect score on the Biology I end-of-course test.

Fleming-Felder Headstart holds Muffins for Moms

Posted by | November 17, 2017 1:55 am

Fleming-Felder Headstart in Alcolu held Muffins for Moms on Tuesday morning, featuring Anya Martin, wife of USC basketball coach Frank Martin, as the guest speaker. Manning Mayor Julia Nelson welcomed Martin with a gift basket from the city of Manning and by wearing a University of South Carolina Gamecock shirt.

Summerton Rotarians participate in coat, shoe drive

Posted by | November 17, 2017 1:27 am

The Summerton Rotary Club, in conjunction with Rotary International, sponsored Project Happy Feet and Warm Bodies over the weekend at Goody’s in Manning. This was the sixth year for the program, in which Summerton Rotary members provide coats and shoes for disadvantaged children in the Clarendon School District 1 area. Pictured are, back row, Carole and George Summers, and front row, Cindy Risher, Bea Rivers, Gloria Joseph, Cleve Dowell and Diane Georgia. Not pictured are John Billups, Jim Darby, Alfred Kelley, Mamie Mellerson, Rock Ouzts and Rose Wilder.

Today in History: Nov. 17

Posted by | November 17, 2017 12:00 am

474 – Emperor Leo II dies after a reign of ten months. He is succeeded by his father Zeno, who becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire. 794 – Japanese Emperor Kanmu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto. 887 – Emperor Charles the Fat is deposed by the Frankish magnates in an assembly at Frankfurt. His nephew Arnulf of Carinthia is elected as king of the East Frankish Kingdom. 1183 – The Battle of Mizushima takes place. 1292 – John Balliol becomes King of Scotland. 1405 – Sharif ul-Hāshim establishes the Sultanate of Sulu. 1511 – Henry VIII of… Read the rest

43 inducted into LMA National Honor Society

Posted by | November 16, 2017 11:14 pm

Laurence Manning Academy inducted 43 students this week into the National Honor Society. Inductees included Evan Hunter Ardis, Christian Dennis Bachand, William T.H. Barrineau, Rollin Grace Barwick, Jadyn Rose Bell, Breanna Leigh Boykin, Katherine Helen Burns, Savana-Grace Carney, Katelyn Rebecca Charnock, Bonham Van Gardner, Jordan Rushing Gardner, Abigail Grace Glass, Alyssa A. Gottheiner, Christopher Michael Griffith, Madisyn L. Hudson, Walton Marion Jolly, Kaitlyn Marie Jordan, Asia Courtney King, Grace Anne Lasseigne, Caitlyn McKenzie Truett, Thomas Chase Lee, John Ray Lee IV, Lindsay Madison Lew, Dylan Smith Linginfelter, Faith Sydney Litchfield, Cameron Alexander Molina, Eaddy Grace Osteen, Nilu Raj Patel, Viral… Read the rest

Starling makes perfect score on Biology I test

Posted by | November 16, 2017 10:13 pm

Clarendon School District 2’s Board of Trustees recognized students Tuesday night for various academic achievements. One of those recognitions included Tamia Starling, who made a perfect score on the Biology I end-of-course test.


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