Lake Marion Artisans is more than just a museum

Posted by | May 4, 2018 8:32 am

  Lake Marion Artisans run a small museum on Main Street in Summerton, which shows and sells local artwork including paintings, sketches, jewelry and crafts. The items for sale are not consignments, however. All proceeds from sales go directly to the artists. Any monies the museum needs are garnered through donations and fundraising events, like the recent Summerton Super Saturday event. A small donation box also hangs on the wall in the Museum. They are creating a site on SmugMug, which allows artists to upload pictures of their sketches and paintings. These pictures can then be printed on mugs, T-shirts… Read the rest

Pancake supper to benefit charity

Posted by | May 4, 2018 6:52 am

St. Peters Masonic Lodge, 232 Boyce St. in Manning, will hold a pancake supper 5 p.m. until on May 4. Proceeds go to charity. Supper includes pancakes, sausage, coffee or tea. $6 per plate.

Today in History: May 4

Posted by | May 4, 2018 12:24 am

1256 – The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae. 1415 – Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance. 1436 – Assassination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson 1471 – Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales. 1493 – Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation. 1626 – Dutch explorer Peter… Read the rest

Swampcats sweep playoff series against Hammond

Posted by | May 3, 2018 10:51 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity baseball team defeated Hammond 4-1 on Tuesday in the second of a best-of-three series. The win ended the first round of the South Carolina Independent School Association 3A State Playoffs, the first item on the Swampcats’ checklist toward defending their state title for a second time. The win took LMA’s record to 17-4 on the season. The team will face Ben Lippen in the semifinal series starting Monday at home.

McLeod celebrates longtime volunteers

Posted by | May 3, 2018 5:54 pm

McLeod Health Clarendon celebrated “the very special volunteers who donate their time and talents to make a difference,” according to a release from the hospital. The luncheon was held in honor of National Volunteer Week. “In 2017, these dedicated volunteers together contributed 5,459 hours of their time to McLeod Health Clarendon,” said Volunteer Services Coordinator Stacy Mosier. “The Volunteer Services Department consists of more than 19 men and women who work in almost every facet of the organization, including the information desk, transportation, outpatient rehab, surgical waiting areas, radiology, clerical duties, conducting daily patient rounds and much more.” Mayor Julia… Read the rest

Lady Wolverines recognized at statehouse

Posted by | May 3, 2018 10:19 am

The East Clarendon High School varsity Lady Wolverines were recognized this week by the Clarendon County Legislative Delegation for their softball State Championship win last year. (Photo provided by Susan Powell Anderson)

District 1 recognizes Employees of the Month

Posted by | May 3, 2018 9:45 am

Clarendon School District 1 recognized Employees of the Month from various schools and district-wide on Tuesday night during a banquet. Those recognized included Francena Brown, Daisy Frank, Candace Frierson, Gloria House, Tiffany Housey, Dorothy James and Sylvia Wright.

Posted by | May 3, 2018 9:28 am

St. Peters Masonic Lodge, 232 Boyce St. in Manning, will hold a pancake supper 5 p.m. until on May 4. Proceeds go to charity. Supper includes pancakes, sausage, coffee or tea. $6 per plate.


District 1 recognizes Scott’s Branch girls’ varsity basketball team

Posted by | May 3, 2018 8:46 am

The Scott’s Branch High School girls varsity basketball team was recognized Tuesday evening during An Evening With The Stars hosted by Clarendon School District 1. The team included Chaniya Monroe, Mercedes liver, Jazlyn Bowman, Cambria Parker, Janyha Brown, Diondra Seaberry, Tyleiesha Gipson, Kashawna Sinkler, Tonia Lawson, Mary Wimberly and Teja Madison. Participants and helpers included Rosandra Bennett and Nyree Pugh.

Special Mother’s Day service to be held at Mt. Calvary FBH Church

Posted by | May 3, 2018 8:32 am

Mt. Calvary FBH Church Family, located at 426 W. Boyce St. in Manning, will be celebrating with a Mother’s Day Service at11:30 a.m. May 13. District Missionary President Rev. Ethel W. Sweat will hold her official visit and Evangelist Diane Haynes, Associate Minister of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. The public is cordially invited to attend.

District 1 recognizes Teachers of the Year

Posted by | May 3, 2018 2:26 am

Clarendon School District 1 recognized its teachers of the year Tuesday during a banquet. Those presented included Summerton Early Childhood Teacher of the Year Wanda House; St. Paul Elementary School Teacher of the Year Sharon Oliver; and Scott’s Branch Middle-High School Teacher of the Year Tommy Hall.

Today in History: May 3

Posted by | May 3, 2018 12:00 am

752 – Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico assumes the throne. 1294 – John II becomes Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg. 1481 – The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties. 1491 – Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I. 1616 – Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war. 1715 – A total solar eclipse was visible across northern Europe, and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within 4 minutes accuracy. 1791 – The Constitution… Read the rest

Albert Conyers

Posted by | May 2, 2018 10:23 pm

Albert “Pow Wow” Conyers, 63, husband of Faye Zeigler Conyers, died Monday, April 30, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning. Born Sept. 20, 1954, in Manning, he was a son of the late John Conyers and Elizabeth Richburg Conyers. The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. daily starting Wednesday at his home, 1260 Connor Road in Manning. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Thomas Tennant

Posted by | May 2, 2018 8:25 pm

SUMMERTON – Thomas Tennant, 80, husband of Earline Stephens Tennant, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at his home. Born April 6, 1938, in Manning, he was a son of the late Thomas Briggs Tennant and the late Sallie Mae Collins Tennant. He was the former owner and operator of Summerton Auto Service. He is survived by his wife of Summerton; a daughter, Angela Adams (Noel) of Greenville; two grandchildren, Louis Michael Adams and Colin Thomas Adams, both of Greenville; three brothers, Frank Larry Tennant, Ashton Tennant (Helen) and Charles Tennant (Wanda), all of Summerton; two sisters, Elizabeth Sims of Summerton… Read the rest

Lawrence Garris

Posted by | May 2, 2018 6:49 pm

SUMTER – Lawrence Garris, 74, died Tuesday, May 2, 2018, at Sumter Health and Rehab Center in Sumter. Born Jan. 12, 1944, in Manning, he was a son of the late James Garris and Suzanna Bowman GArris. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, CArrie Lee Garris, 929 Branchview Drive in Manning. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Christopher Robert “Chris” Mathis

Posted by | May 2, 2018 12:39 pm

Christopher Robert “Chris” Mathis, a loyal, loving, hardworking man, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born April 2, 1986, in Manning, he was a son of James Victor “Jimmy” Mathis and the late Gail Lamberth Mathis. Loved by many and liked by most, Chris lived a fruitful life in Manning, where he lived with his wife, Hope Witt Mathis, his 10-month-old son, Huxley “Hux” Mathis, and his dachshund, Kobe Jack Mathis. In addition to his wife and son, Chris is survived by his father; his brother, Jamie Mathis (Amanda); his niece, Lila Kate Mathis; his nephew, Gavin… Read the rest

2019 SC Teacher of the Year to be announced tonight

Posted by | May 2, 2018 11:30 am

The 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year will be announced tonight during the annual Teacher of the Year Ceremony at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year will be awarded $25,000 and is provided with a brand new BMW to use while serving for one year as a roving ambassador for over 50,000 educators. The finalists for South Carolina Teacher of the Year are: Jeffrey Maxey, Anderson School District Three Nicholas Snyder, Berkeley County School District Robert Harris, Richland County School District One Zachariah Lowe, Sumter County School District Susan Snyder, York School… Read the rest

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