Lady Saints defeat Calhoun Academy

Posted by | August 23, 2017 5:57 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity volleyball team opened its season Tuesday with a 3-1 victory in St. Matthews against Calhoun Academy. Game scores were 25-19 (L), 25-11 (W), 25-19 (W) and 25-14 (W). Ava English led the Lady Saints with 37 total service points. Madison Kidd added 21 points while Sara James and Mallory McIntosh added 13 points each.


Rossetti Martin Blanding

Posted by | August 23, 2017 12:04 pm

FLORENCE – Rossetti Martin Blanding, widow of the late Augustus “Gus” Blanding Jr., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born July 7, 1927, in the Jordan community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Maggie Cain Martin Sr. The family shall receive relatives and friends from 4-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla Blanding Miller and Marvin Miller, 1102 Alcorn Lane in Manning. Funeral services will be announced by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.

City Council recognizes Ted Gardner

Posted by | August 23, 2017 8:59 am

Manning City Council and Mayor Julia Nelson recognized Ted Garnder Monday night for his service on the Zoning Board of Appeals from 1999 to 2017. He is pictured here with Nelson and his wife of 61 years, Peggy.


Senior Monarchs hope 2017 a ‘shining’ season

Posted by | August 23, 2017 5:01 am

Manning High School varsity linebacker Jullian Richardson is looking at teaching his younger teammates in the coming season. He’s hoping those lessons include how to win. “I know I have to make up for a lot,” he said. “Last year, we had other seniors that taught me, so now I’m teaching the younger guys. I have a bigger role this year as a senior player.” Fellow linebacker Brandon Thomas Burgess, who also plays as a defensive lineman, has been on the varsity team for two years. “Every year at Manning High, I aim for success,” he said. “Whether or not… Read the rest

Today in History: Wednesday, Aug. 23

Posted by | August 23, 2017 12:00 am

30 BC – After the successful invasion of Egypt, Octavian executes Marcus Antonius Antyllus, eldest son of Mark Antony, and Caesarion, the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and only child of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. 20 BC – Ludi Volcanalici are held within the temple precinct of Vulcan, and used by Augustus to mark the treaty with Parthia and the return of the legionary standards that had been lost at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC. AD 79 – Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. 406 –… Read the rest

County Council adds school resource officer for District 2

Posted by | August 22, 2017 5:41 pm

Clarendon School District 2 will soon have a fourth school resource officer after Clarendon County Council approved a request made last week by Sheriff Tim Baxley. “We need an additional position in the Sheriff’s Office that would allow for a fourth school resource officer for District 2,” said Baxley, who said a request came in late July from the district board about adding an officer to the three already on duty in the district’s five schools. With a newly formed Monarch Academy at the old Alcolu Elementary School, Baxley said such a measure is badly needed. “The district has appropriated… Read the rest

Summerton strives for health

Posted by | August 22, 2017 3:46 pm

Summerton was abuzz the last Saturday morning in July as about 150 local residents attended the Summerton Health Fair at the Clarendon School District 1’s Community Resource Center on Fourth Street. More than 20 organizations participated in the event, which was sponsored by the Lake Marion Artisans and presented free screenings, services and information to anyone interested in health and wellbeing. The Summerton Health Fair was the brainchild of two gallery members, Nancy Foster and Marlise Guillerault, who felt it was a service badly needed in the community. Both said they’d wanted to coordinate a health fair “for some time.”… Read the rest


WorkKeys testing free through Sept. 30

Posted by | August 22, 2017 10:20 am

The ACT WorkKeys tests are changing. Through Sept. 30, current WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information will be given at no charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the F.e. DuBose Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Beginning Oct. 1, a new battery of tests will be offered, and a fee is likely. So, free WorkKeys testing ends Sept. 30. Schedule your appointment today by calling (803) 473-2531.

Protests, protests and the time of year

Posted by | August 22, 2017 6:56 am

It’s all over the news. Protests, protests and more protests are seemingly all we are talking about. Now thousands of people are fussing with each other about freedom of speech. It is an incredible thing. We are arguing that we should all be able to say what we want. If you don’t like what I say, you can say what you want. That is the way it should be. Why fight about it? The crazies have come out and want to fight about this freedom. Don’t worry though. In a few weeks, we’ll begin to have the greatest show of… Read the rest

Brown looks at leadership role with Eagles

Posted by | August 22, 2017 5:48 am

Ty’Quarius Brown had to transition from linebacker to safety when he switched to the Scott’s Branch High School varsity Eagles two years ago after transferring from Lakewood High School. “I had to get better at the fundamentals,” he said. “This year, I had to step up a lot. I had to really become a leader this year Coach (Wayne) Farmer didn’t have anyone to depend on, so he’s really looking at me to be a leader this year.” Brown knows that he has to step up and be a team leader in this, his final year with the team. “I… Read the rest


Saints demolish Cathedral at first home game of season

Posted by | August 22, 2017 4:56 am

The Clarendon Hall varsity Saints defeated Cathedral Academy on Friday evening in Summerton by a final score of 60-12. The Saints scored on their first offensive play by Wells Robinson from 11 yards out. Tyrese Mitchum added the two-point conversion. On the next offensive series Robinson entered the end zone from three yards out to run the score to 14-0. After a turnover fumble by Cathedral, Saints quarterback Dylan Way raced 63 yards from line of scrimmage for a touchdown, and a two-point conversion was good by Bobby Ashba. With the score 22-0, Cathedral scored on touchdown pass to make… Read the rest

Today in History: Tuesday, Aug. 22

Posted by | August 22, 2017 12:00 am

392 – Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. 851 – Battle of Jengland: Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland. 1138 – Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England. 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet. 1559 – Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy. 1639 – Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers. 1642 – Charles I raises his standard in Nottingham, which marks… Read the rest

Company recalls girls’ dresses due to choking hazard

Posted by | August 21, 2017 8:29 pm

Laura Ashley London has recalled a girls’ floral clip dot dress sold in pink multicolor floral patterns, with or without a matching diaper cover, due to a possible choking hazard. The dresses have a set of three pink petal flowers at the waist and were sold online and in retail locations nationwide in newborn to girl’s sizes 0/3M through 6X. “Laura Ashley London” and the size are printed on a tag attached to the inside back of the dress. The choking hazard is due to the petals, which could come loose from the dress. Style numbers 17156300, 17156307, 17156344, 27156300,… Read the rest


Visitors call eclipse ‘majestic,’ say trip was worth it

Posted by | August 21, 2017 4:19 pm

Vehicles with license plates from states all up the eastern seaboard paraded through Manning early Monday as folks staked out spots to watch the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent in 99 years. Brothers Spencer Holmgren and Josh Holmgren were a long way away from their Salt Lake City, Utah, home. The pair had spent the summer in Tampa, Florida, and were on their way to Washington, D.C., when they decided stop stop in Manning. “It was right off Interstate 95 and right along the way in totality,” said Spencer. “We knew we would stop on… Read the rest


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