Clarendon County Adult Education Staff Honored at State-Wide Awards Banquet

Posted by | January 31, 2018 1:47 pm

PICTURED ABOVE: Ann Cutter, Marian Evans, Jennie Simmons, Lisa Justice, Beverly Felder MANNING, SC – Clarendon County Adult Education was honored by the Office of Adult Education at the recent awards banquet held at the Columbia Convention Center on Friday, January 26.  The program, represented by Director Lisa Justice, was recognized for exceeding all six performance measures set by state and national standards.  Only fifteen of the fifty-six adult education programs in South Carolina received this distinction.     Submitted by Lisa Justice

Local Teacher Inducted into Teacher’s Hall of Fame

Posted by | January 31, 2018 1:09 pm

Beverly Felder, a teacher with Adult Education staff at F.E. Dubose Career Center, was inducted into the Teacher’s Hall of Fame for her 30 years of service in the field of adult education. She was honored at the recent awards banquet held at the Columbia Convention Center on Jan. 26 by the Office of Adult Education. Clarendon County Adult Education Executive Director Lisa Justice said Beverly had “dedication, hard work and continued service in helping students to realize their dreams.”

Senator Scott Releases Statement on Trump’s State of the Union

Posted by | January 31, 2018 1:09 pm

Tonight, the President shared how America is open for business. We were able to pass a once-in-a-generation opportunity – tax reform. As the President mentioned during his speech tonight, this monumental accomplishment has produced amazing results. Over 3 million workers are receiving increased benefits, and 90 percent of Americans will see bigger paychecks. This is great news for single mothers, young entrepreneurs and hardworking Americans who want to simply provide for their families. As we look for more ways to strengthen our economy, it was great to hear the President also talk about workforce development and trade policy tonight. I… Read the rest

Josephine Pack McCarthy

Posted by | January 31, 2018 11:29 am

PAXVILLE – Josephine Pack McCarthy, 95, widow of Webster Owen McCarthy, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at her home. Born October 1, 1922, in Paxville, she was a daughter of the late William Claudius Pack and the late Annie Bagnal Pack. She was a member of Paxville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Auxiliary. She is survived by four children, Mary Jo Mitchum (Leonard), Robert McCarthy (Barbara), Raymond McCarthy (Kathy) and Ellen Hamilton (Mark), all of Paxville; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she… Read the rest

LMA JV Girls defeat Florence Christian

Posted by | January 31, 2018 11:23 am

MANNING, SC – The Laurence Manning JV girls defeated Florence Christian in Manning by a score of 37-33 on January 30th. Audrey Bennett led the way for the Swampcats with 23 points. Madison Truett added 6 points. The victory avenged a 43-20 defeat two weeks ago in Florence. The Swampcats now have 8 wins and 3 losses this season and are 2-2 in conference play. The Swampcats play at Thomas Sumter tomorrow at 4:00. Submitted by Jack Gibson


Sheriff: Man charged with 3 counts’ armed robbery

Posted by | January 31, 2018 9:32 am

The clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has charged a suspect for at least three armed robberies dating back to October 2017. Sheriff Tim Baxley said in a release Wednesday that the Marathon gas station at 5236 Dingle Pond Road in Summerton was the location of the latest incident on Tuesday night. “(Deputies) responded to (the station) in reference to a black male, with a mask and black hoodie, (who) went into the store and presented what was believed to be a handgun wrapped in plastic at the clerk, demanding cigarettes and money,” said Baxley in a release. “The suspect then fled… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Stewie

Posted by | January 31, 2018 5:38 am

Stewie is a 10 week old Male Domestic Shorthair Kitten. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. Stewie enjoys playing with shoe strings and brooms and loves lots of attention. Stop by the shelter today to see Stewie and his other four siblings! Our adoption fee for all of our cats and kittens are $50.

Today in History: Jan. 31

Posted by | January 31, 2018 12:00 am

314 – Pope Sylvester I succeeds Pope Miltiades. 1504 – Treaty of Lyon: France cedes Naples to Ferdinand II of Aragon. 1578 – The Battle of Gembloux takes place. 1606 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is executed for plotting against Parliament and King James. 1747 – The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital. 1801 – John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States. 1814 – Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present-day Argentina). 1846 – After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown… Read the rest

South Carolina announces 2017 Industry Recruitment results

Posted by | January 30, 2018 9:35 pm

South Carolina announces 2017 industry recruitment results More than $5 billion in capital investment recruited for the fourth time in seven years COLUMBIA, SC – The S.C. Department of Commerce today released its 2017 industry recruitment results. In total, the state won 157 economic development projects last year, accounting for $5.24 billion in capital investment and 18,445 new jobs. “South Carolina has become an industrial powerhouse,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “To recruit more than $5 billion in capital investment – a feat which had never occurred prior to 2011 – takes a remarkable amount of collaboration and teamwork… Read the rest

Central Carolina Technical College receives $252,000 Rural Utilities Service Grant

Posted by | January 30, 2018 9:10 pm

SUMTER, SC — Central Carolina Technical College was awarded a $252,165 grant under the 2017 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program administered by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Through this grant, the college will implement Central Carolina Connect ( C3 ) – a project that will use videoconference technology to connect its Clarendon, Kershaw and Lee campuses to Central Carolina’s Main Campus in Sumter. This innovative project will use the educational effectiveness of technology for distance learning to expand access to education, technology and health-related services in its service communities. The C3 project will expand access to higher education for… Read the rest

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis Sets New Record in Returning Unclaimed Property

Posted by | January 30, 2018 8:09 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and the Unclaimed Property Program returned nearly $33 million in 2017, bringing the total amount of money returned during his administration to $137 million, more than all previous state treasurers combined.   “My Unclaimed Property team has done an outstanding job helping identify individuals who have money waiting for them,” Treasurer Loftis said. “This is money that can change people’s lives, and we want to reunite them with funds that are rightfully theirs.”   As immediate-past president of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, Treasurer Loftis is dedicated to returning unclaimed money to its… Read the rest

CCTC announces President’s and Dean’s List Honorees from Fall 2017

Posted by | January 30, 2018 6:49 pm

SUMTER, S.C. – Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota has announced the Fall 2017 student honors lists. This term, 424 students have been honored. The President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term. The Part-Time President’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in 6-11 credit hours and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the term. Central Carolina Technical College’s Dean’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved at least a 3.5 grade point… Read the rest


Retaining South Carolina Teachers Through National Board Certification

Posted by | January 30, 2018 5:43 pm

  ROCK HILL, SC – The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) recently released its South Carolina Annual Educator Supply and Demand Report for the 2017-18 school year. The report concluded that more public school teachers are leaving their classrooms, resulting in more vacancies and a need for more teachers to fill those vacancies. South Carolina’s colleges and universities also are producing fewer teachers. With more teachers leaving their positions each year and fewer entering the profession, teacher retention is an important consideration for the state.   CERRA also has released a study on the retention of National… Read the rest

Williamsburg Academy takes First Place in annual Math Contest

Posted by | January 30, 2018 5:00 pm

KINGSTREE, S.C. – Williamsburg Academy finished in first place at the 20th Annual Williamsburg Technical College Math Contest Friday. This is the first time Williamsburg Academy has won the contest in nearly 10 years, according to a news release from Williamsburg Technical College. The winning team consisted of Lane Brown, Adam Moore, Jacob Mouzon, Lauren Williamson and Trevor Moore. Chuck Montgomery is the team’s instructor. As the winning team, Williamsburg Academy will have its name engraved on the “Ein-stein” trophy that features the team names of all past math contest winners. The trophy will be displayed at Williamsburg Academy for… Read the rest

Adopt a Pet of the Week

Posted by | January 30, 2018 4:16 pm

“Samson” is a 5 month old Male Domestic Long Hair Kitten.  He is such a very loving baby!  He loves to have his belly rubbed and is most definitely a lap cat!  He is current on all of his age appropriate shots, been neutered and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and AIDS.  Please stop by the shelter to see this beautiful boy and the rest of his siblings! Our office hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Kayla Powell, Adoption Coordinator A Second Chance Animal Shelter Office:  (803) 473-7075  E-mail:  asheltermgr@ftc-i.net Website: http://www.ASecondChanceAnimalShelter.com Facebook:  ASCAS Manning… Read the rest

Sen. Scott’s Investing in Opportunity Act included in Tax Bill

Posted by | January 30, 2018 3:30 pm

ICYMI: NYT: Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America Senator Scott’s Investing in Opportunity Act was included as a provision in the tax bill. Washington – U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act was included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as a key provision that will help economically distressed communities. It incentivizes investment in economically distressed areas by allowing trillions of dollars in private capital to be used to encourage small businesses, support entrepreneurs, and to develop dilapidated properties in zip codes most in need of a resurgence. The New York… Read the rest

Announcing Engagement of Erica Suzanne Peterson to Cameron Aude Ford

Posted by | January 30, 2018 2:59 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie D. Peterson announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Suzanne Peterson, to Cameron Aude Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley A. Ford. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Brewer Sr. of Manning and Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Peterson Sr. of Sumter. Erica is a graduate of Laurence Manning High School, Manning and Coastal Carolina University in Conway, with a bachelor of science in exercise science/sports medicine. Erica is employed with Wellmore of Daniel Island. The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Starkey of Fairmont, West Virginia,… Read the rest

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