Clarendon Hall sends student goverment to spring convention

Posted by | March 7, 2018 10:31 am

High School members of Clarendon Hall’s Student Government recently attended the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Student Government Spring Convention held at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. SCISA was organized for the purpose of promoting and encouraging fellowship, activities, and interest on a state-wide basis among students in member schools of SCISA. SCISA sponsors student activities throughout the year such as a summer leadership workshop, a fall conference at the State Capitol, student exchange week, Student Council of the Year and Honor Society of the Year Awards, and also a spring convention held in Myrtle Beach in March.… Read the rest

Guzman wins fourth state duck calling title

Posted by | March 7, 2018 8:45 am

History was made Sunday afternoon in downtown Georgetown as Steven Guzman won his fourth state duck calling championship. Guzman, from Alcolu, bested nine other competitors, including last year’s winner, to take home the 2018 South Carolina State Open Duck Calling Championship. Guzman, who won three straight titles from 2004-2006, was allowed to compete this year following a rule change. Previously, three-time state champions weren’t allowed to compete anymore in the South Carolina contest. But Marc Ackerman, one of the event’s organizers, told the crowd at Francis Marion Park that the rule was removed this year, opening the door for Guzman… Read the rest

Recommendations for crafting wind ordinances

Posted by | March 7, 2018 8:11 am

by Lu Nelson, lucasn@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Wind turbines are multiplying across the U.S., and most are installed in rural areas overlooking crops, cattle, timber, and lakes. Rural communities receive several benefits from the development of wind energy, but the growth of the industry has also presented a challenge in the form of local regulations that may be insufficient or out-of-date. We suggest residents and local officials take the following steps when drafting new zoning regulations or ordinances. Consult experts on key issue areas in a proposed ordinance, for example, measuring the potential impacts of a wind energy system… Read the rest

Scott leads bipartisan effort to curb children’s identity theft

Posted by | March 7, 2018 5:21 am

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and a bipartisan group of cosponsors introduced the Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act, legislation that will help prevent children’s identity being stolen by a type of theft known as “synthetic ID fraud.” A recent study found that one in every ten children had their Social Security Number (SSN) used by someone else to fraudulently open bank accounts or credit card accounts, negatively impacting a child’s credit before they even become adults. Original cosponsors of the bill include Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Gary Peters (D-MI). “It is simply inconceivable that a… Read the rest



This day in History: March 7

Posted by | March 7, 2018 12:13 am

March 7 322 BC The Greek philosopher Aristotle dies. 161 On the death of Antoninus at Lorium, Marcus Aurelius becomes emperor. 1774 The British close the port of Boston to all commerce. 1799 In Palestine, Napoleon captures Jaffa and his men massacre more than 2,000 Albanian prisoners. 1809 Aeronaut Jean Pierre Blanchard — the first person to make an aerial voyage in the New World — dies at the age of 56. 1838 Soprano Jenny Lind (“The Swedish Nightingale”) makes her debut in Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Der Freischuetz. 1847 U.S. General Winfield Scott occupies Vera Cruz, Mexico. 1849… Read the rest

Superintendent Spearman announces Mayewood Middle’s Zachariah Lowe as teacher of the year finalist

Posted by | March 6, 2018 7:51 pm

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman surprised Mayewood Middle School teacher, Zachariah Lowe, at his school with news that he has been selected as one of five finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. “Zachariah is an exceptional educator whose driving force is the belief that his student’s success will transcend into the success of our state and nation,” said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. “The leadership Zachariah exhibits in his classroom and in the Sumter community is what we strive to instill in every South Carolina graduate.” Zachariah Lowe is a 6th- 8th grade Social… Read the rest

Future Business Leaders of America from Scott’s Branch High honored as champions

Posted by | March 6, 2018 5:33 pm

The students of the Scott’s Branch High School’s Future Business Leaders of America team memebers were honored by the Clarendon School District 1 Board of Trustees. Students honored that night, from left to right, are Kierra Bowman, Letia Davis, Kadryian Johnson, Faith Lawson, Sarah Middleton, and Keion Stukes. Kierra Bowman competed in Computer Problem Solving Letia Davis competed in Public Speaking. Kadryian Johnson placed fourth in Hospitality Management. Faith Lawson placed second in Advertising. Sarah Middleton placed second in Client Services. Keion Stukes placed fourth in Hospitality Management. Devin Brown, not pictured, placed second in Business Communication. These students are… Read the rest

Clarendon County DSS to hold open house for new building

Posted by | March 6, 2018 4:31 pm

The Clarendon County Department of Social Services will hold an open house at its new location from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thurs. March 8. The new building is located at 236 Commerce Street, Suite 2 in Manning. The public is invited to drop in and view the new facility from which will allow them to provide better services to the residents of Clarendon County.

Sheriff Tim Baxley visits Clarendon School District 1 Board meeting

Posted by | March 6, 2018 3:14 pm

Sheriff Tim Baxley visited the CSD1 board of trustees scheduled meeting on Mon. March 5. He took pictures with the Scott’s Branch track teams, the Varsity girls basketball team and the Future Business Leaders of America team champions. Baxley came to Scott’s Branch with SC Attorney General Alan Wilson as he discussed human trafficing. Baxley said, “I was so impressed at Scott’s Branch because those kids listened to every word and were engaged with the conversation. Scott’s Branch has every educational opportunity you could ever want. I just wanted to tell the parents and the faculty how impressed I was.… Read the rest





Manning boxer wins main event at Hollywood’s Birthday Bash

Posted by | March 6, 2018 9:22 am

On Sat. March 3, 180 Boxing & Fitness, located at 31 N. Brooks Street in Manning, was invited to participate in Hollywood’s Birthday Bash in Charleston. The event was sponsored by Charleston Boxing Club and was held at the Arthur Christopher Community Center. There were 4 matches and Summerton native Deshawn Sinkler, fought in the main event. This was his first career bout. Coach Gabe Blackwell said, “Sinkler has only been training for six months and is advancing very well. Most people are amazed at how good he is.” He took on John Ford from Excel Boxing in a three… Read the rest

Sen. Kevin Johnson visits Clarendon School District 1 board meeting

Posted by | March 6, 2018 7:51 am

Sen. Kevin Johnson was invited by the Board of Trustees to speak with students, parents, faculty and staff of CSD1 Mon. March 5 at the Cultural Arts Center in Summerton. Topics that he discussed included housing for teachers, consolidation of school districts and whether school board members should be elected or appointed. Concerning legislation on these topics, Johnson said, “I believe in our hearts we have what’s best for our community.” (Referring to the legislators and lawmakers working in Columbia for Clarendon County.)

Exile ‘Buddy’ King

Posted by | March 6, 2018 7:12 am

Exile “Buddy” King, 85, widower of Deloris Noble King, died Thurs. March 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born on Dec. 21, 1932 in Clarendon County. He was a son of the late Bernie and Maggie Sumter. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Mon. March 12 at St. Mark AME Church on 21st Street in Summerton. Rev. Williette Canty will be the pastor and eulogist. Rev. J. C. Lane will be presiding and Minister Tamekia Hunter Ross will be assisting. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of his… Read the rest

This day in History: March 6

Posted by | March 6, 2018 12:32 am

March 6 1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam. 1820 The Missouri Compromise is enacted by Congress and signed by President James Monroe, providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibiting slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory. 1836 After 13 days of fighting, the Alamo falls. 1853 Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La traviata premieres in Venice. 1857 The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision holds that blacks cannot be citizens. 1860 While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike. 1862 The USS Monitor leaves New York… Read the rest


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