Helping to keep Manning beautiful

Posted by | May 17, 2018 9:45 am

The Col. Henry Laurens Benbow Camp No. 859 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans continued their Adopt-A-Highway program by cleaning two miles of their designated section on U.S. 301 and Sunset Boulevard in Manning recently. They removed more than 375 pounds of trash and debris. The SCV, a historic honor society, has been participating in the SCDOT Adopt-A-Highway program for many years as their contribution back to the community. Then on May 1 in Columbia at the SCDOT/Palmetto Pride Adopt-A-Highway Awards Luncheon, the SCV received the award for excellence in Clarendon County. Those pictured, from left to right on the… Read the rest

Ruth Yvonne McFadden Howard

Posted by | May 17, 2018 9:30 am

LARGO, Maryland – Ruth Yvonne McFadden Howard, 80, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Doctor Hospital in Lanham, Maryland. Born May 18, 1937, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late John Wheller and Virginia Leck McFadden Fulton. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Morning Weather: Thursday, May 17

Posted by | May 17, 2018 5:08 am

Showers before 2 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 3 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3 p.m. High near 83. South wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Today in History: May 17

Posted by | May 17, 2018 12:00 am

1395 – Battle of Rovine: The Wallachians defeat an invading Ottoman army. 1521 – Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason. 1536 – George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford and four other men are executed for treason. 1536 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage is annulled. 1590 – Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland. 1642 – Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve (1612–1676) founds the Ville Marie de Montréal. 1673 – Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River. 1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is formed under the Buttonwood Agreement. 1805… Read the rest

Hammond, Secretary of State’s Office win international award for customer service

Posted by | May 16, 2018 2:33 pm

The South Carolina Secretary of State is pleased to announce that the SOS has won the 2018 International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Merit Award for its Online Business Entities The IACA Merit Award recognizes jurisdictions that have developed innovation through the implementation of a new or improved product or service. Each submission is scored on effectiveness; originality; significance; transferability and lessons learned. South Carolina uses the Business Entities, Filing,Search and Document Retrieval System in the Secretary of State’s Office. Launched to the public in January 2017, the system was used in 64 percent of business filings last year. “Now… Read the rest

Mt. Nebo MBC to hold Four Gospel Program

Posted by | May 16, 2018 1:55 pm

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 10331 Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu will hold a Four Gospel Program at 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring Deacon Timothy Blackwell, Deacon Barney Dozier, Brother David Brown and the Rev. Ricky White. The Rev. Hazel Charles is the host pastor.

In Memory: Mamie Ruth Brown

Posted by | May 16, 2018 12:16 pm

Pamela Brown submitted the following in memory of Mamie Ruth Brown: The hardest thing in life to bear Is to want your mom and she is not there So forgive us Lord if we still weep For a mom we love and long to keep The sorrow we feel we cannot explain The ache in our hearts will long remain Please Jesus, please tell our mom in a special way That we love her and will be thinking of her Each and every day We Love You! W.T., Kenneth, Kevin, Keith and family

16 arrested as part of protest against poverty

Posted by | May 16, 2018 10:45 am

Sixteen people were arrested Monday at the state capitol, kicking off a nationwide, six-week season of nonviolent direct action by the Poor People’s Campaign. The protest in South Carolina was one of more than 30 across the country Monday demanding new programs to fight systemic poverty and racism, immediate attention to ecological devastation and measures to curb militarism and the war economy. Nationwide, thousands were arrested— from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Jefferson City, Missouri, to Sacramento, California— the most expansive wave of nonviolent civil disobedience in U.S. history. Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival co-chairs the Revs.… Read the rest

Library to close for Memorial Day

Posted by | May 16, 2018 9:22 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed May 28 for the Memorial Day Holiday. It will resume regular hours from 9 a.m. –  7 p.m. May 29. The book drop will be available for return of unrestricted materials. For more information, please call (803) 435-8633.

New addition to Comanche artificial reef

Posted by | May 16, 2018 7:23 am

CHARLESTON – After months of unforgiving weather, recent calms seas finally allowed the addition of a new structure to an artificial reef 30 miles off the coast of Charleston. “The seas were so calm you hardly realized you were on a boat,” said South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) artificial reef coordinator Robert Martore, who watched in early May as the Gen. Oglethorpe, a decommissioned tugboat, was towed out and sunk in 105 feet of water. The Oglethorpe joined numerous other structures already at Comanche Reef – a retired Coast Guard cutter for which the reef was named, a… Read the rest

SCHP graduates 38 new troopers

Posted by | May 16, 2018 3:27 am

South Carolina Highway Patrol Basic Class 103 graduated from training on Monday. The class includes former Manning police officer Earnest Miller.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol held graduation ceremonies Monday for 38 troopers from its Highway Patrol Basic Classes 103 and 104. These are the first classes to graduate under the new training program, which began in December 2017. The new training process “has enhanced the application process and offers more frequent, ongoing opportunities for applicants to begin their training to become a South Carolina state trooper,” according to a release from the agency. Gov. Henry McMaster thanked the graduates for choosing this career path and for their willingness to serve and protect the state. “It is with great appreciation and… Read the rest

Today in History: May 16

Posted by | May 16, 2018 12:00 am

946 – Emperor Suzaku abdicates the throne in favor of his brother Murakami who becomes the 62nd emperor of Japan. 1204 – Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. 1527 – The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic. 1532 – Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England. 1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England. 1584 – Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines. 1770 – A 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste… Read the rest

New grocery store and truck stop/travel center

Posted by | May 15, 2018 3:37 pm

Summerton Mayor Mac Bagnal recently started his second four-year term. His primary goal for this term? As is shown on his hat, he wants to “Make Summerton Great Again.” While Bagnal didn’t come from a political background, he has always been involved in the community. He’s been a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce for 17 years, is on the board of Clarendon Hall, is director of South Carolina Waterfowl Association and, with his wife, ran the Summerton Athletic Club for more than six years, getting kids ages 3-12 involved in sports. When Bagnal became mayor, he wanted to… Read the rest

CCTC pins 8 pharmacy technicians

Posted by | May 15, 2018 9:54 am

Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Sciences Division pinned eight pharmacy technicians on May 9 in the Iris Room of CCTC’s Health Sciences Center in Sumter. Pharmacy technicians are allied health professionals who assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical services directly and indirectly to patients. Members of this year’s Pharmacy Technician Program graduating class included Clarendon residents Khalieya Brown, Destiny Jones and Jamie Nahooikaika; and Sumter residents Lanikqua Buchanan, Tashae Cobia, Ingrid Daney, Tanisha Nelson and Kristina Richburg.

Flags flown at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Posted by | May 15, 2018 9:45 am

President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation directing the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is being observed Tuesday. Accordingly, Gov. Henry McMaster directs that flags atop the State Capitol Building be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Pet of the Day: Roscoe

Posted by | May 15, 2018 3:27 am

Roscoe is a 1.5-year-old male, black and white, great Dane-lab mix. He is current on his shots and has been neutered. He will be tested for heartworms before he is adopted. He a very sweet baby who loves attention. He knows his commands, is good on a leash and is good with cats and dogs. If you are interested in adopting Roscoe, fill out an adoption application at, and get preapproved.

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