Summerton Southern Methodist to hold annual Barbecue Chicken Supper

Posted by | March 15, 2018 12:41 pm

Summerton Southern Methodist Church will hold its annual Barbecue Chicken Supper from 4-7 p.m. April 7 at the Vernon Way Fellowship Hall. For the convenience of people in the Manning area and those who purchased tickets and requested delivery to Manning, plates will be delivered at 5 p.m. to Walker Tire and Recapping on Mill Street in Manning. Anyone wishing a pate may call (803) 485-8237 before 3 p.m. Saturday. Plates are $8 each.

Finney announces bid for re-election to Solicitor’s Office

Posted by | March 15, 2018 12:10 pm

Third Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney announced Thursday his intention to seek a third term as the chief prosecutor for the region that includes Clarendon, Sumter, Lee and Williamsburg counties. Finney, 61, has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1981, and practiced law in the Midlands of South Carolina for 30 years before being elected to the Solicitor’s Office in 2011. Finney said in a release that he is focused on tackling the challenges of moving the criminal case roster in a more efficient manner and giving crime victims the best support available. Finney has started a… Read the rest

LMA students attend History Day competition, move on to state

Posted by | March 15, 2018 11:30 am

Laurence Manning Academy students attended and competed in the South Carolina Independent School Association Regional National History Day competition and will move on to the state competition to be held April 21. Students who competed included middle-schoolers Ava Ambroggio, Gray Barrineau, Davis Campbell, Jackson Campbell, Autumn Carey, Kenya Cogdill, Camryn Dunlap and Lowden Olsen; and high-schoolers William Barrineau, Katherine Burns, Abigail Glass, Alyssa Gottheiner, Madison Lew, Dylan Linginfelter, Carrie Rickenbaker, Shawn Schuessler and Freddy Segura.

JV Lady Saints makes record 4-0 with win over St. Johns

Posted by | March 15, 2018 11:06 am

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity softball team ran its record to 4-0 on the season at home in Summerton with a four-inning win over St. Johns Christia Academy by a score of 14-3. Amberly Way earned the win on the mound while striking out seven and allowing two hits. Way also led the offense with a 2-2 and one RBI. Colleen McIntosh was 1-1 and Sidney Berry was 1-2.

Freeman named MPS Teacher of the Year

Posted by | March 15, 2018 10:17 am

For Manning Primary School second- and third-grade teacher Susan Freeman, fostering a love of reading in young students “is the most rewarding part of (her) job.” Freeman, who has taught her entire 11.5 years in education with Clarendon School District 2, was recently named by her peers at Manning Primary School’s Teacher of the Year. Freeman has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of South Carolina Upstate and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in adolescent literacy from National University. She also holds a professional certificate in library media and information science from Valley City… Read the rest

Jessie’s Camp coming to McLeod Health

Posted by | March 15, 2018 5:59 am

A day camp for children who have suffered the loss of someone for whom they care deeply or for those who have someone in their family who is ill will come to McLeod Health Clarendon this spring. Camp Jessie’s Kids will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m April 28 and is open to such children ages 4 through 14. Parents or guardians are asked to accompany children who are 4-6 years old. Camp Jessie’s Kids is held to help children learn about grief and understand their feelings; to learn ways to cope with feelings of loss and concern… Read the rest



Freeze Warning in effect through 9 a.m. Thursday

Posted by | March 15, 2018 2:09 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Freeze Warning through 9 a.m. Thursday. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s late tonight and into Wednesday morning. dFreezing temperatures may damage sensitive vegetation. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring,… Read the rest

Today in History: March 15

Posted by | March 15, 2018 12:00 am

474 BC – Roman consul Gnaeus Manlius Vulso celebrates an ovation for concluding the war against Veii and securing a forty years’ truce. 44 BC – Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March. 220 – Cao Cao, Chinese warlord and penultimate Chancellor of the Han dynasty, passes away. 280 – Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin dynasty. 351 – Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts… Read the rest

B-Team Lady Swampcats defeat Carolina Academy in double-header

Posted by | March 14, 2018 10:55 pm

The B-Team Lady Swampcats brought out the sticks in their double header against the Carolina Academy Lady Bobcats Wednesday evening at Laurence Manning Academy. Hannah Kate Branham threw 12 strikeouts between the two games to secure the victory in both. Branham led the way on the other side of the ball as well, hitting 5-5 with two in-the-park home runs, one in-the-park grand slam, nine RBI and scoring five times through the two games. Lindsey Barwick was also strong at the plate, hitting 5-5 on the night, with two doubles and chalking up an additional seven RBI and crossing the… Read the rest

Gladys Watts Buddin

Posted by | March 14, 2018 10:36 pm

Gladys Watts Buddin, 90, beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, died Monday, March 12, 2018, peacefully at her home in Turbeville. Born May 20, 1927, in rural Clarendon County, she was one of 14 children of Edmond B.Watts and Annie Bell Robison Watts. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Turbeville, the Dicey Gibbons’ Circle, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 132 and was the former director of the WMU at her home church. She retired from Turbeville Sportswear after 16 years of employment. She passed away peacefully surrounded by countless family and friends under… Read the rest



SCDRO: 107 homes rebuilt, renovated after October 2015 flood

Posted by | March 14, 2018 3:17 pm

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office out of Columbia announced Wednesday the placement of more than 900 families in new or renovated homes after repairs and replacements to structures affected by the 1,000-year flood in October 2015. Overall, 945 families have been placed, and 1,128 award letters have been sent out to eligible residents. Families receiving housing assistance completed the application and award process through SCDRO. Their previous homes were severely damaged by the October 2015 storm. Award letters notify residents that they have been accepted into the program and list the next steps for them to move forward. It… Read the rest

Cummings named MJHS Teacher of the Year

Posted by | March 14, 2018 1:32 pm

Tyrone Cummings has just 4.5 years of teaching under his belt. All of those are with Clarendon School District 2, and he currently serves as a math interventionist with seventh and eighth-grade students at Manning Junior High School. This past week, Cummings was named his school’s Teacher of the Year. He will face off against five of his peers later in the year to see who will be the district Teacher of the Year. Cummings received both associate of arts and bachelor of arts degrees from the University of South Carolina. He is currently pursuing a master of education degree… Read the rest


Freeze Warning in effect through 9 a.m.

Posted by | March 14, 2018 1:01 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Freeze Warning through 9 a.m. Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s late tonight and into Wednesday morning. dFreezing temperatures may damage sensitive vegetation. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring,… Read the rest

This day in History: March 14

Posted by | March 14, 2018 12:20 am

March 14 1629 A Royal charter is granted to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1743 The first American town meeting is held at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. 1757 British Admiral John Byng is executed by a firing squad on board HMS Monarch for neglect of duty. 1794 Inventor Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin. 1900 The United States currency goes on the gold standard. 1903 The Senate ratifies the Hay-Herran Treaty, guaranteeing the United States the right to build a canal in Panama. 1912 An anarchist named Antonio Dalba unsuccessfully attempts to kill Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III in… Read the rest

Students make Dean’s List for Charleston Southern University

Posted by | March 13, 2018 11:38 pm

Charleston Southern University has named the following local students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester. Students from Clarendon honored included Jesse Renee Beasley of Turbeville. Students named to the Charleston Southern Dean’s List have earned a 3.5 GPA or better and earned 12 or more credit hours for the semester.

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