Today’s Weather: Wednesday, May 30

Posted by | May 30, 2018 5:44 am

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Morris College’s summer school begins June 4

Posted by | May 30, 2018 4:04 am

Morris College’s 2018 Summer School will begin June 4 and end July 17. The six-week session is designed to give students an opportunity to earn up to nine credit hours in their program of study. Pell grants are available for eligible students. New students need to apply for admission to Morris College. Returning students must complete the Morris College Financial Aid Application and preregister for classes to receive an award letter. First-semester freshmen who have qualified after taking the placement tests are welcome to attend summer school 2018 under the Fast Track Program. The Fast Track Program covers tuition, books… Read the rest

Parimuha recognized by District 2 board

Posted by | May 30, 2018 2:52 am

Clarendon School District 2 Board Chairman Arthur Moyd, left, and Superintendent John Tindal, right, recognized student James Parimuha, center, during the board’s regular meeting held May 22 for participating in the Manning Junior High School Talent Identification Program.

Today in History: May 30

Posted by | May 30, 2018 12:00 am

AD 70 – Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres. 1381 – Beginning of the Peasants’ Revolt in England. 1416 – The Council of Constance, called by Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy. 1431 – Hundred Years’ War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as… Read the rest


Tonight’s Weather: Tuesday, May 29

Posted by | May 29, 2018 7:44 pm

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Lamar Johnson

Posted by | May 29, 2018 2:50 pm

Pinewood – O. Lamar Johnson, 86, husband of Iris Hall Johnson, affectionately known as “Bubba” has gone to be with his heavenly father on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital. Born in Sumter, June 25, 1931, he was a son of the late Ollie Lester “Rooster” Johnson and May Bell Johnson Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a longtime deacon for many years and served his church, Pinewood Baptist Church, where he also served as a trustee, taught The Forever Young Sunday School class and was awarded Deacon Emeritus and Young at Heart member forever. He was faithful to… Read the rest


CCTC planning Back-to-School Bash already

Posted by | May 29, 2018 11:03 am

Central Carolina Technical College will host its first Back to School Bash from 9 a.m. to noon July 21 on the college’s Main Campus in Sumter. The event aims to promote education to local students and families in a fun way. Students attending the event will receive free school supplies, learn about CCTC and tour the campus. The event will provide free entertainment, unique food vendors, community resource agencies and safety and kids zones. This year’s theme is “Snap Back to School.” The first 10 students to Snapchat the event will receive a prize. For more information or to become… Read the rest

District 2 board recognizes Morales for winning music awards

Posted by | May 29, 2018 9:33 am

Clarendon School District 2 Board Chairman Arthur Moyd, left, and Superintendent John Tindal, right, recognized student Feliz Morales, center, during the board’s regular meeting held May 22 for receiving a South Carolina Band Directors Association Junior Master Music Theory Superior Award with Medal of Honor and the SCBDA Excellent Rating on Mixed Quartet and Duet, as well as earning first chair in the SCBDA Region 5 Junior Band.

Elizabeth Ann Jenkinson “Betty Ann” Keels

Posted by | May 29, 2018 9:03 am

Elizabeth Ann Jenkinson “Betty Ann” Keels, 88, widow of Joseph Alexander Keels, Sr., Isaac W. Brunson and Glenn Kauffman, died Monday, May 28, 2018, at her home. Born May 20, 1930, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Marion Delmar Jenkinson, Sr. and the late Mattie Broughton Jenkinson. She was a member of Pinewood Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday school class and the Bessie Ruth Circle. She is survived by three daughters, Kay Keels Oswald (Bill) of Manning, Judy Keels Bennett (Bruce) of Summerton and Cindy Keels Thompson (Harold) of Alcolu; a son, Ricky Keels (Ruby) of… Read the rest


Today’s Weather: Tuesday, May 29

Posted by | May 29, 2018 5:44 am

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

East GA State student transfers to Morris for athletic program

Posted by | May 29, 2018 2:04 am

East Georgia State College student Alex Moss has decided to continue his academic and athletic career under head Coach Clarence Houck at Morris College. Averaging 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks per game, the 6-foot-6 student-athlete is a welcomed addition to the Men’s Hornets basketball team, Houck said. “When I went, the coach made it seem like home and everyone welcomed me in with loving arms,” Moss said. “I just felt like it was the best option for me. I felt like the school was good for me to further my education and also being able to play at… Read the rest


McElveen recognized by District 2 board

Posted by | May 28, 2018 9:41 pm

Clarendon School District 2 Board Chairman Arthur Moyd, left, and Superintendent John Tindal, right, recognized student Reagan McElveen, center, during the board’s regular meeting held May 22 for being a Manning Junior High School Talent Identification Participant.


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