B-Team Lady Saints defeat Dorchester

Posted by | January 21, 2018 3:59 am

The Clarendon Hall girls’ basketball B-team ran its record to 6-0 with a 14-4 win over Dorchester Academy in St. George on Saturday. Amberly Way led the B-Team Lady Saints wth 10 points. Sidney Berry and AShlynn Ewell had two points each.


Today in History: Jan. 21

Posted by | January 21, 2018 12:00 am

763 – The Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ends in a decisive Abbasid victory. 1525 – The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union. 1535 – Following the Affair of the Placards, French Protestants are burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris 1720 – Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm. 1749 – The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona is destroyed… Read the rest


Bennie Jones

Posted by | January 20, 2018 10:12 pm

Bennie Jones died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born April 24, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York, he was a son of the late Russell an Lucretia Green Jones. Funeral services are incomplete and will announced by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and chapel.

John Elliott Dingle

Posted by | January 20, 2018 9:32 pm

FLORENCE – John Elliott Dingle, husband of Ruth Davis Dingle, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Carolina Hospital System in Florence. Born on Sept. 14, 1949, in Davis Station, he was a son of Susie Hilton Dingle and the late Washington Dingle Sr. The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-7 p.m at The Marion House, 1079 Capital Way in Manning. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning.

District 2 honors Abigail Cottone for perfect math score

Posted by | January 20, 2018 5:10 pm

Abigail Cottone 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 Abigail with a certificate.

LMA JV Lady Swampcats win close game over Wilson Hall

Posted by | January 20, 2018 12:32 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity girls’ basketball team eked out a win over the previously undefeated Wilson Hall junior varsity girls’ basketball team on Friday evening. The final score was 25-24 from the hard-fought game played at wilson Hall in Sumter. The JV Lady Swampcats jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in the game. Breanna Boykin led the JV Lady Swampcats with 14 points, followed by Peyton DAais with six points. The team is now 6-2 on the season and 1-1 in region play. Wilson Hall went to 13-1 in season play and 2-1 in region… Read the rest

District 2 honors David Benton for perfect math test score

Posted by | January 20, 2018 12:10 pm

David Benton 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 David with a certificate.

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.


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