This day in History: March 7

Posted by | March 7, 2018 12:13 am

March 7 322 BC The Greek philosopher Aristotle dies. 161 On the death of Antoninus at Lorium, Marcus Aurelius becomes emperor. 1774 The British close the port of Boston to all commerce. 1799 In Palestine, Napoleon captures Jaffa and his men massacre more than 2,000 Albanian prisoners. 1809 Aeronaut Jean Pierre Blanchard — the first person to make an aerial voyage in the New World — dies at the age of 56. 1838 Soprano Jenny Lind (“The Swedish Nightingale”) makes her debut in Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Der Freischuetz. 1847 U.S. General Winfield Scott occupies Vera Cruz, Mexico. 1849… Read the rest

Superintendent Spearman announces Mayewood Middle’s Zachariah Lowe as teacher of the year finalist

Posted by | March 6, 2018 7:51 pm

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman surprised Mayewood Middle School teacher, Zachariah Lowe, at his school with news that he has been selected as one of five finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. “Zachariah is an exceptional educator whose driving force is the belief that his student’s success will transcend into the success of our state and nation,” said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. “The leadership Zachariah exhibits in his classroom and in the Sumter community is what we strive to instill in every South Carolina graduate.” Zachariah Lowe is a 6th- 8th grade Social… Read the rest

Future Business Leaders of America from Scott’s Branch High honored as champions

Posted by | March 6, 2018 5:33 pm

The students of the Scott’s Branch High School’s Future Business Leaders of America team memebers were honored by the Clarendon School District 1 Board of Trustees. Students honored that night, from left to right, are Kierra Bowman, Letia Davis, Kadryian Johnson, Faith Lawson, Sarah Middleton, and Keion Stukes. Kierra Bowman competed in Computer Problem Solving Letia Davis competed in Public Speaking. Kadryian Johnson placed fourth in Hospitality Management. Faith Lawson placed second in Advertising. Sarah Middleton placed second in Client Services. Keion Stukes placed fourth in Hospitality Management. Devin Brown, not pictured, placed second in Business Communication. These students are… Read the rest

Clarendon County DSS to hold open house for new building

Posted by | March 6, 2018 4:31 pm

The Clarendon County Department of Social Services will hold an open house at its new location from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thurs. March 8. The new building is located at 236 Commerce Street, Suite 2 in Manning. The public is invited to drop in and view the new facility from which will allow them to provide better services to the residents of Clarendon County.

Sheriff Tim Baxley visits Clarendon School District 1 Board meeting

Posted by | March 6, 2018 3:14 pm

Sheriff Tim Baxley visited the CSD1 board of trustees scheduled meeting on Mon. March 5. He took pictures with the Scott’s Branch track teams, the Varsity girls basketball team and the Future Business Leaders of America team champions. Baxley came to Scott’s Branch with SC Attorney General Alan Wilson as he discussed human trafficing. Baxley said, “I was so impressed at Scott’s Branch because those kids listened to every word and were engaged with the conversation. Scott’s Branch has every educational opportunity you could ever want. I just wanted to tell the parents and the faculty how impressed I was.… Read the rest

Manning boxer wins main event at Hollywood’s Birthday Bash

Posted by | March 6, 2018 9:22 am

On Sat. March 3, 180 Boxing & Fitness, located at 31 N. Brooks Street in Manning, was invited to participate in Hollywood’s Birthday Bash in Charleston. The event was sponsored by Charleston Boxing Club and was held at the Arthur Christopher Community Center. There were 4 matches and Summerton native Deshawn Sinkler, fought in the main event. This was his first career bout. Coach Gabe Blackwell said, “Sinkler has only been training for six months and is advancing very well. Most people are amazed at how good he is.” He took on John Ford from Excel Boxing in a three… Read the rest

Sen. Kevin Johnson visits Clarendon School District 1 board meeting

Posted by | March 6, 2018 7:51 am

Sen. Kevin Johnson was invited by the Board of Trustees to speak with students, parents, faculty and staff of CSD1 Mon. March 5 at the Cultural Arts Center in Summerton. Topics that he discussed included housing for teachers, consolidation of school districts and whether school board members should be elected or appointed. Concerning legislation on these topics, Johnson said, “I believe in our hearts we have what’s best for our community.” (Referring to the legislators and lawmakers working in Columbia for Clarendon County.)

Exile ‘Buddy’ King

Posted by | March 6, 2018 7:12 am

Exile “Buddy” King, 85, widower of Deloris Noble King, died Thurs. March 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born on Dec. 21, 1932 in Clarendon County. He was a son of the late Bernie and Maggie Sumter. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Mon. March 12 at St. Mark AME Church on 21st Street in Summerton. Rev. Williette Canty will be the pastor and eulogist. Rev. J. C. Lane will be presiding and Minister Tamekia Hunter Ross will be assisting. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of his… Read the rest

This day in History: March 6

Posted by | March 6, 2018 12:32 am

March 6 1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam. 1820 The Missouri Compromise is enacted by Congress and signed by President James Monroe, providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibiting slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory. 1836 After 13 days of fighting, the Alamo falls. 1853 Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La traviata premieres in Venice. 1857 The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision holds that blacks cannot be citizens. 1860 While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike. 1862 The USS Monitor leaves New York… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall JV baseball picks up win over Dorchester

Posted by | March 5, 2018 5:31 pm

Clarendon Hall Junior Varsity baseball team ran it’s record to 2-0 on the season Fri. March 2. They defeated conference opponent Dorchester Academy at home by a score of 5-2. Blane Kennard picked up the win on the mound, pitching 4 innings with 6 strike outs and 1 walk. TJ Curlee pitched 2 innings in relief with 1 strikeout. Brantley Hodge led the Saints offensively by going 3-4. Blane Kennard went 2-4 with 2 RBIs and Christian Higbe was 2-3 at the plate.

Clarendon and Sumter County Little Miss & Teen Miss pageant winners

Posted by | March 5, 2018 4:49 pm

Winners of the Little Miss Teen Miss Sumter Clarendon County have been announced. Emersyn Smith won the Wee Miss Tiny TOT crown for Clarendon County. Andi Coker won the Wee Miss Tiny TOT for Sumter County. Lillian Elizabeth Bryant is the Little Miss Tiny TOT winner for Clarendon County. Zoey Rivers won Wee Miss Clarendon County. Milton ‘Mills’ Sanders was the Wee Miss Sumter County winner. Margaret Elizabeth Mooneyham won Little Miss Sumter. Charleston Hodge was the Little Miss Clarendon County winner. Virginia Katherine ‘Katie’ Clark won Young Miss Clarendon County. Margaret Watson was crowned Young Miss Sumter County. Emma… Read the rest

Family friendly ideas for getting out and about this spring

Posted by | March 5, 2018 12:46 pm

Spring is the best time of year to get outdoors and spend some quality time with the family. Here are three ideas to shake off winter’s cabin fever and the most of the season. Take a Hike Visit a state or national park and hit the hiking trails. Most parks have a variety of trails of varying difficulty and length. From Glacier National Park in the west to Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area in the east, check out options that offer nature and wildlife areas, hiking trails, parks and family fun. If hiking, do your research and select a route… Read the rest

They met. They fell in love. Then Alex Guerrero’s cancer came back

Posted by | March 5, 2018 10:45 am

They met on the first of July, another sultry summer day when the air feels like a warm blanket that melts into your skin. It was the day before the campers arrived at the lakefront campground in Summerton, an hour’s drive north of Charleston. They were both counselors, charged with wrangling children half their age. A mutual friend introduced them. Morgan Gaile Krohn was 21, blond and petite. Alex Guerrero was 19, with a sleeve of tattoos on his left arm and a prosthetic leg where his right one used to be. “So you’re a cancer survivor, too?” he asked… Read the rest

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