Group gathers for 3rd rally in support of burned 6 year old

Posted by | March 18, 2017 4:46 pm

Six-year-old Alcolu boy Emery McCray wears a sign that says on one side, "Why did you set me on fire?" The boy and his mother, Leslie L. Brown, allege that a 13-year-old boy set Emery on fire Oct. 16 after dousing the child in lighter fluid.
They marched with signs that read “No justice, no peace,” and “Justice for Emery.” Emery McCray claims that an older neighbor child doused him in lighter fluid and then set him on fire on Oct. 16 while the two were outside near his Alcolu home. He and his mother, Leslie L. Brown, were joined Saturday at the Clarendon County Courthouse by more than 30 people, including family and leaders from the South Carolina chapter of the National Action Network in holding a Justice for Emery Rally. “Emery needs justice,” said Brown. “Emery needs peace. We don’t know what really went… Read the rest

Cecil Gunter Scott Sr.

Posted by | March 18, 2017 2:52 pm

PAXVILLE – Cecil Gunter “Lucky” Scott Sr., 74, husband of Linda Mae Davis Scott, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home. Born Nov. 20, 1942, in Paxville, he was son of the late Willie Gunter Scott and Mary Esther Hair Scott. He was a U.S. Army veteran, owner and operator of Lucky’s Bait Center and he was a member of Paxville Baptist Church. Survivors besides his wife of 49 years include a son, William Hampton Scott (April) of Camden; a daughter, Mary Michelle Cantey (Steve) of Blythewood; a daughter-in-law, Rachel Lynn Scott Thompson (Dave) of Sumter; a sister, Vickie… Read the rest

JV Lady Saints defeat Dorchester, bring record to 6-0

Posted by | March 18, 2017 1:22 pm

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity softball team picked up a three-inning win over Dorchester Academy on Thursday in Summerton with a final score of 15-0. Amberly Way led the team, going 1-1 and having two RBI. She also got the win on the mound with five strikeouts. McKenley Wells was also 1-1. The Saints are now 6-0 on the season.

Today in History: Saturday, March 18

Posted by | March 18, 2017 12:00 am

AD 37 – The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’s will and proclaims Caligula emperor. 633 – Ridda wars: The Arabian Peninsula is united under the central authority of Caliph Abu Bakr. 1068 – An earthquake affects the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula, leaving up to 20,000 dead. 1229 – Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, declares himself King of Jerusalem in the Sixth Crusade. 1241 – First Mongol invasion of Poland: Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city. 1314 – Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar,… Read the rest

Morrison scores hole-in-one at Wyboo

Posted by | March 17, 2017 5:43 pm

Manning resident Sam R. Morrison scored a hole-in-one March 10 on Hole No. 8 at the Wyboo Golf Course in Manning. He is now a member in the Santee Cooper Country Hole in One Award Program and will receive a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Henry McMaster. For more information, contact Santee Cooper Country by writing P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, SC 29142, or by calling (8030 854-2131.

Atkinson makes USC Fall Dean’s List

Posted by | March 17, 2017 10:45 am

Summerton native Emily Dianne Atkinson, a Laurence Manning Academy graduate, made the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at the University of South Carolina. She is a senior there majoring in elementary education.

Today in History: Friday, March 17

Posted by | March 17, 2017 12:00 am

45 BC – In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda. 180 – Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire. 455 – Petronius Maximus becomes, with support of the Roman Senate, emperor of the Western Roman Empire. 1001 – The King of Butuan in the Philippines sends a tributary mission to the Song dynasty of China. 1337 – Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England. 1452 – The Battle of Los Alporchones is fought… Read the rest

Freeze Warning issued through 10 a.m. Friday

Posted by | March 16, 2017 11:57 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol has issued a Freeze Warning effective from 12 a.m. through 10 a.m. Friday. Temperatures will be in the mid-20s to low-30s for eight to 10 hours overnight into Friday morning. Freezing temperatures can harm outside pets and kill sensitive vegetation and damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Liberty University student killed in I-95 wreck

Posted by | March 16, 2017 7:25 am

The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a 22-year-old woman killed Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95. Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said Shinjae Park, originally of South Korea, was declared dead at the scene of the wreck, which happened at 106 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of I-95. S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said Virginia man Basol Tyo was the driver of a 2009 Honda four-door vehicle which left the left side of the roadway and struck several trees. Two other passengers were taken to McLeod Health Clarendon with undisclosed injuries. Mock… Read the rest

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