Timmons selected for All-Star softball team

Posted by | May 19, 2018 2:43 am

East Clarendon High School senior Caitlin Timmons was named this week to the South Carolina All-Star Softball Team for the 2018 season. She and fellow Lady Wolverine Abby Reardon will play for the South 1A, 2A and 5A team.

Class of 2018: Robert Hinson

Posted by | May 19, 2018 2:21 am

Clarendon County resident Robert Hinson graduated summa cum laude this month from Charleston Southern University with a degree in wildlife biology. He is now employed with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Off-Shore Fisheries Division. Send your college graduates’ photos and all relevant information to editorial@manninglive.com.

Second for LMA’s Strickland in SCISA State Science Fair

Posted by | May 19, 2018 2:02 am

Laurence Manning Academy student Rylan Strickland displays the second-place trophy he won at the South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair. Strickland was one of five LMA students recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony held recently at the Sumter Civic Center. Strickland garnered the second position in the senior environmental science area. 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. 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

Reardon named to All-Star softball team

Posted by | May 19, 2018 1:18 am

East Clarendon High School senior Abby Reardon was named this week to the South Carolina All-Star Softball Team for the 2018 season. She and fellow Lady Wolverine Caitlin Timmons will play for the South 1A, 2A and 5A team.

Ard will not return to East Clarendon

Posted by | May 19, 2018 12:37 am

East Clarendon High School softball coach Lisa Ard said Friday that she will not be back for a 10th season with the Lady Wolverines. Ard, who led the team to two State Championship Titles in 2013 and 2017 and to five state finals appearances in six years, did not say where she will coach instead. The Lady Wolverines ended their hopes of a repeat of last year’s state win on Wednesday with a loss to Lewisville. Ard has coached nine seasons at East Clarendon and 30 seasons overall, according to the Florence Morning News’ Scott Chancey.

Today in History: May 19

Posted by | May 19, 2018 12:00 am

639 – Ashina Jiesheshuai and his tribesmen assaulted Emperor Taizong at Jiucheng Palace. 715 – Pope Gregory II is elected. 1051 – Henry I of France is married to Anne of Kiev. 1445 – John II of Castile defeats the Infantes of Aragon at the First Battle of Olmedo. 1499 – Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12. 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona’s two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during… Read the rest

LMA’s Stoia takes 2nd in State Science Fair

Posted by | May 18, 2018 8:57 pm

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

3 charged with Summerton man’s murder, another’s attempted murder

Posted by | May 18, 2018 6:46 pm

Officials with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday afternoon the arrest of three individuals connected with an alleged murder and attempted murder in late April. Clarendon County Interim Coroner Bucky Mock said that Jermaine Fitts was found dead at the scene of the incident, which happened on Bald Eagle Road in Summerton. Christopher Huggins was also injured in the incident, according to Sheriff Tim Baxley. Mock said that Fitts died from gunshot wounds, with the majority of fatal injuries to his chest area. Those arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder in the incident included Tyrell Shawndell Lawson,… Read the rest





Letter: World trying to keep God out of our lives

Posted by | May 18, 2018 4:51 pm

The world is trying to keep God out of all our lives. I thought we could use a little encouragement. Hope someone is blessed by this lyric. “I got grace and peace. I got a whole lot of love. Got blessings from Heaven coming down from above. My heart is full of joy, happiness and gladness My Lord Jesus loves me, ain’t got no sadness. My Lord provides, blesses me every day.. He forgives me of all my sin. He washes me clean. Works miracles in my life, like I ain’t never seen. If you are having trouble, don’t you… Read the rest


LMA’s Kaiser takes top honors at SCISA State Science Fair

Posted by | May 18, 2018 3:56 pm

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

Camp Happy Days will be first week in July

Posted by | May 18, 2018 3:39 pm

Camp Happy Days is held annually the first week in July, and preparation for this year’s event is underway. Camp Happy Days is a weeklong event helping hundreds of young cancer patients and their siblings spend time in an atmosphere of fun, laughter and fellowship. Donations of caps, T-shirts, sunscreen and funds are being collected. If you or your business can help, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666.

Woman found guilty in DUI fatality, will serve 15 years

Posted by | May 18, 2018 2:39 pm

A 49-year-old woman accused in 2014 of driving under the influence and causing a wreck that killed one man and sent another to a Florence hospital was found guilty Friday afternoon. A jury of Tammy Dianne Brown’s peers took less than an hour-and-a-half to decide the woman was guilty of felony DUI resulting in death and felony DUI resulting in serious bodily injury. Brown was sentenced to 15 years in prison on the felony DUI resulting in death charge and received a 12-year concurrent sentence on the felony DUI resulting in serious bodily injury charge. Brown was accused of causing… Read the rest


Letter: Dems should look more closely at candidates

Posted by | May 18, 2018 11:45 am

As a concerned citizen of Clarendon County, I don’t understand why the Clarendon County Democratic Party continues to keep an unqualified candidate on the ballot for coroner. I went online to check the candidate’s affidavit that was filled out when filing as a candidate. The box that is checked states they have a BA degree and one year of death investigation experience. I have checked with the South Carolina Corner’s Association and was told that being an administrative assistant does not constitute death investigation experience. During the forum at the Taw Caw Baptist Church, it was brought up that the… Read the rest

Robert Lawrence Vail

Posted by | May 18, 2018 10:37 am

MANNING – Robert Lawrence Vail, 75, formerly of Kingsley, Pennsylvania, husband of Helen Ann Whitney Vail, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born April 20, 1943, in Montdale, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Lawrence Sumner Vail and the late Mildred Whitehead Vail. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a retired Pennsylvania state trooper, a Mason and a member of Santee Baptist Church. Survivors besides his wife of Manning include his children, Robin Vail Smith (Jason) of Blythewood, Kelly Vail Floyd (James) of Lake City, Rhonda Smith (Steven) of Harford, Pennsylvania,… Read the rest

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