US govt shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Posted by | January 20, 2018 10:24 am

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century. Behind the scenes, however, leading Republicans and Democrats were trying to work out a compromise to avert a lengthy shutdown. Congress scheduled an unusual Saturday session to begin considering a three-week version of the short-term spending measure –… Read the rest

JV Eagles defeat JV War Eagles

Posted by | January 20, 2018 10:05 am

The Scott’s Branch High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team defeated the C.E. Murray High School junior varsity boys’ team by a final score of 17-10. Nyquan Lee led the junior varsity Eagles with seven points, while Almont Rendell followed with three points. Damonte Fludd, Savior Seaberry and Brandon Noble scored two points each. Gabriel Oliver followed up with one point. Reeco Tisdale led the C.E. Murray junior varsity War Eagles with six points. Deitrie Izzarel and Decarius Gibson each scored two points.

Library board to meet Monday

Posted by | January 20, 2018 8:18 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library Board of Trustees will meet 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Clarendon County Administration Building on Sunset Drive in Manning. The meeting agenda features a discussion of the library’s 2018-19 budget; an update on the library’s insurance policy and liability issues; the holiday closing schedule for 2018; and reports from both Executive Director Charlotte Johnston and the board chairman.


Parole denied for Manson family member Van Houten

Posted by | January 20, 2018 6:44 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Gov. Jerry Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still lays too much of the blame on Manson, who died two months ago at 83. Brown acknowledged that Van Houten’s youth at the time of the crime, her more than four decades as a model prisoner and her abuse at the hands of Manson make it worth considering her release.… Read the rest

JV Swampcats defeat rival Wilson Hall

Posted by | January 20, 2018 5:16 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity boys’ basketball team defeated Wilson Hall 38-32 on Friday in Sumter. Gabe Harris led the JV Swampcats with 15 points, while Austin Deppa scored nine points, Kyle Horton and Denzell Sigler scored six points each and A.J. Nelson. Wise Segars led the Wilson Hall junior varsity team with 14 points, while Evan Hoffman followed with 10 points and Nathan Harris with seven points. The JV Swampcats now stand at 4-3 on the season and will play Monday at home against Pinewood Prep.

JV Lady Eagles fall to JV Lady War Eagles

Posted by | January 20, 2018 5:04 am

The Scott’s Branch High School junior varsity girls’ basketball team fell 16-7 on Friday night in Greeleyville to the C.E. Murray junior varsity Lady War Eagles. Tierra Parson scored three points, while Rosandra Bennett and Tiana Hunt each scored two points for the team. For C.E. Murray, T. Major and R. Thompson led with scoring, putting up four points each. T. Capers and T. Dorsey followed with three points each. R. Brown scored two points.

District 2 honors student for win in Santee Electric Cooperative Chistmas Card Contest

Posted by | January 20, 2018 4:48 am

The Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees honored Skylar Dymond Jan. 16 during the board’s regular monthly meeting for her win in the Sante Electric Cooperative’s Christmas Card Contest. The Manning Elementary School fifth-grader was chosen with a small number of students from fourth and fifth grades throughout 50 schools in South Carolina to have her design serve as the official Christmas card for the utility.

St. Matthias Oyster Roast to be held today

Posted by | January 20, 2018 4:45 am

The annual St. Matthias Episcopal Church Oyster Roast to raise funds for Montessori Preschool will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Roger Flowers’ Tomato Shed on K.W. Hodge Road off U.S. 301 South between Summerton and Ram Bay. For those not big on oysters, the event will also feature barbecue and catfish stew, along with various sides. Tickets are $40 each For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (803) 435-4032. =

District 1 board retains officers for 2018

Posted by | January 20, 2018 4:01 am

The Clarendon School District 1 Board of Trustees voted Jan. 8 at its first meeting of the calendar year to retain officers elected in 2017 to allow all officers to serve another year and complete the traditional two-year term of office Risher. Those elected to serve another term included Chairman Tony Junious, Vice-chairwoman Bessie Leonard, Secretary John Bonaparte, Parliamentarian Keith Bowman and Legislative Liaison Cindy Risher.


Lady Eagles defeat Lady War Eagles

Posted by | January 20, 2018 2:49 am

The Scott’s Branch High School varsity girls’ basketball team defeated C.E. Murray by a final score of 61-45 on Friday in Greeleyville. Mary Wimberly led the Lady Eagles with 19 points. Chaniya Monroe scored 14 points, while Tonia Lawson scored nine points and Cambria Parker scored eight points. Jazlyn Bowman scored five points and Teja Madison and Diondra Seaberry both scored two points.


Baxley: Newest cell phone scam targets AT&T customers, calls show victim’s own number

Posted by | January 20, 2018 1:23 am

Local law enforcement is warning residents about a new phone scam in which the victim gets a call from themselves. Sheriff Tim Baxley said Friday evening that certain AT&T wireless customers have been getting calls from an “automated system that shows up on the caller ID as their own number.” An automated message claims to be from AT&T, with a notice that the wireless account has been flagged for security purposes. The message asks the selected victim to enter the last four digits of the primary account holder’s Social Security Number. “AT&t has confirmed this is a scam,” said Baxley.… Read the rest

Dora Lee Dupree Frazier

Posted by | January 20, 2018 1:18 am

Dora Lee Dupree Frazier, 95, widow of Herbert Frazier Sr., died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 923 Branchview Drive in Manning. Born Feb. 23, 1922 ,in the Wilson community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Howard Dupree and Florene Felder Dupree. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Jannett Hamett, 925 Branchview Drive in Manning. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Today in History: Jan. 20

Posted by | January 20, 2018 12:00 am

250 – Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred. 649 – King Chindasuinth, at the urging of bishop Braulio of Zaragoza, crowns his son Recceswinth as co-ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom. 1265 – The first English parliament to include not only Lords but also representatives of the major towns holds its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the “Houses of Parliament”. 1320 – Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland. 1356 – Edward Balliol surrenders his claim to the Scottish throne to Edward III in exchange for an… Read the rest

District 2 honors Amber Tindal for maximum math test score

Posted by | January 19, 2018 11:28 pm

Amber Tindal was one of six students honored Jan. 16 by the Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees for achieving the maximum sore on the spring 2017 SCReady math test. Board Chairman Arthur Moyd and Clarendon 2 Superintendent John Tindal presented Amber with a certificate.

Ella Mae Ham McFadden

Posted by | January 19, 2018 9:57 pm

GABLE – Ella Mae McFadden, 82, widow of John L. McFadden Sr., died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the home of her son, John McFadden Jr. Born April 1, 1935, in Florence, she was a daughter of the late Bill Easton and Ella Ham Easton. The family will receive friends at the home of her son, 4367 Black River Road in Gable. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

District 2 honors Waveland McCabe for test score

Posted by | January 19, 2018 9:25 pm

Waveland McCabe was one of six students honored Jan. 16 by the Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees for achieving the maximum sore on the spring 2017 SCReady math test. Board Chairman Arthur Moyd and Clarendon 2 Superintendent John Tindal presented McCabe with a certificate.

Is a nap good for you?

Posted by | January 19, 2018 8:40 pm

Do you find yourself always on the go and wishing that you had a pause button? Does your afternoon bring in less energy and more struggle to carry on with all the hustle and bustle. Nowadays, a lot of people try to do too much yet sleep too little. A lot of people are living in a continuous state of sleep deprivation, racking up sleep debt. Nevertheless, many individuals make power naps as part of their regular routine to combat fatigue and help them stay on top of things at home or work despite the lack of sleep, but does… Read the rest

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