Pet of the Day: Alfie

Posted by | October 16, 2017 6:25 am

Alfie is a 1-year-old male mixed-breed puppy weighting about 26.6 pounds. He is current on all of his shots, has been neutered and has tested negative for heartworms. He has lots of energy that he needs to let out, so he is perfect for kids. He loves toys and going on walks. Visit the shelter from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and help animals like Alfie find a good home. You can get pre-approved for adoption by submitting your application online at www.ASecondChanceAnimalShelter.com. The adoption fee for all dogs at the shelter is $125.

LMA crowns Homecoming queen

Posted by | October 16, 2017 4:25 am

Macey Wilson, center was crowned 2017 Laurence Manning Academy Homecoming Queen on Friday. She is pictured here with 1st runner-up Carly Prebish, left, and 2nd runner-up Brooke Bennett, right.


HopeHealth welcomes new employees

Posted by | October 16, 2017 12:25 am

HopeHealth welcomed several new employees earlier this month. From left to right, back row, are HopeHealth Medical Plaza Multimedia Specialist Grayson Markle; HopeHealth in Orangeburg Staff Nurse Austin Kinard; HopeHealth Medical Plaza Customer Service Specialist Richard Clowney; HopeHealth Medical Plaza Dental Hygienist Merritt Bryant; HopeHealth in Manning Medical Assistant Shanese Carter. From left to right, front row, are HopeHealth in Kingstree Clinical Support Specialist Deondria Wagner; Hope Health Medical Plaza Payroll Clerk Dana Sawyer; Per Diem Staff Nurse Sophie Cook; HopeHealth Medical Plaza Care Coordinator Katherine Fannin.

Today in History: Oct. 16

Posted by | October 16, 2017 12:00 am

456 – Magister militum Ricimer defeats Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire. 690 – Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire. 955 – Battle on the Raxa: King Otto I defeats the Obotrite federation led by Nako and his brother Stoigniew near Mecklenburg. 1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman. 1590 – Carlo Gesualdo, composer, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, murders his wife, Donna Maria d’Avalos, and her lover Fabrizio Carafa, the Duke of… Read the rest


McFadden nails hole-in-one at Lake Marion Golf Course

Posted by | October 15, 2017 7:37 pm

Manning resident Robert A. McFadden scored a hole-in-one Aug. 19 on Hole No. 8 at the Lake Marion Golf Course in Santee. McFadden is now a member of the Santee Cooper Country Hole-in-One Award Program and will receive a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Henry McMaster. For more information on the Hole in One Award Program, write Santee Cooper Country at P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, SC 29142, or call (803) 854-2131 or 1 (800) 227-8510 outside of South Carolina.

White talks about attending Boys State

Posted by | October 15, 2017 6:35 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of several small profiles about students who attended the 71st Palmetto Girls State and Boys state sessions. The students, all seniors from various Clarendon County Schools, were sponsored by various American Legion posts and their auxiliaries. The students spoke to their sponsors on Oct. 3 during a reception at First Baptist Church of Manning. Hunter White was one of more than a dozen students who talked Oct. 3 about his experiences at the 71st Palmetto Boys State session, which was held June 11-17. White was sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 68 of… Read the rest

Lady Saints end season with 8-7 record

Posted by | October 15, 2017 5:34 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity volleyball team lots its final regular season game to Holly Hill Academy on Thursday by a final score of 3-0. Game scores were 25-10, 25-18 and 25-15. Brynn Baxley led the Lady Saints with 10 service points. Mallory McIntosh and Madison Kidd had nine points each. The Lady Saints finished the season at 8-7 and 6-6 in region play.


Lady Swampcats end season at 0-13

Posted by | October 15, 2017 3:40 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Lady Swampcats fell 3-0 to Florence Christian on Thursday to end their season at 0-13. Game scores were 25-8, 25-12 and 25-10. Kayla Acord had six digs and six serve points. Maggie Josey had 10 blocks and two kills. Madelyn Richburg had two blocks and one kill and one serve point. Madisyn Hudson had two kills and two serve points Bailey Moore had two kills. Perry Lee Love Hicks had eight assists and three serve points. Mary Claire Lee had five serve points.

JV Lady Swampcats end season at 2-11

Posted by | October 15, 2017 2:35 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats fell Thursday night to Florence Christian by a final score of 2-1. Game score were 25-16 (L), 25-22 (W) and 25-17 (L). Kinsey Bjork had three serve points. Abby Anderson had six assists, 10 serve points and three aces. Kelsie Austin had six assists, five serve points and two aces. Callie Thompson had 11 kills, four serve points and three aces. Calorie Spiegel had three serve points and two aces. The team’s record is now 2-11.

McLeod Occupational Health to host workers’ compensation seminar

Posted by | October 15, 2017 2:24 pm

McLeod Occupational Health is teaming up with McAngus, Goudelock and Courie Law Firm to host a Workers’ Compensation Seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Nov. 3 at McLeod Health Clarendon, 50 Hospital St. in Manning. “This free seminar will include topics like ‘An Overview of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation System,’ ‘What Employers Should Know from a Commisioner’s Perspective,’ ‘What Employers Should Know from a Physician’s Perspective,’ ‘How to Prepare for a Deposition,’ and ‘How Onsite Health Clinics Impact the Bottomline,” said McLeod Health Workplace Health and Safety Vice-President Octavia Williams-Blake. “Special presenters will include attorneys Walt Barefoot and… Read the rest

B-team Swampcats defeat Porter Guad

Posted by | October 15, 2017 12:06 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats defeated Porter Gaud on Thursday in the first round of the B-Team Conference Playoffs. Brandon King rushed for 162 yards and four rushing touchdowns. He also threw for a score and recorded a rushing two-point conversion. Jackson Brown had 32 receiving yards and a two-point conversion reception. Brandt Reynolds and Hunter Reed led the team with four tackles each. Noah Tanner recorded a four-yard touchdown reception, while Henry DuRant recorded four tackles. The B-team Swampcas will play 5 p.m. Thursday at home for the Conference Championship.



Pet of the Day: Timmy

Posted by | October 15, 2017 6:20 am

Timmy is a 1.5-year-old Maine coon cat weighting about 10 pounds. He is current on all of his shots, has been neutered and has tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. He loves to just lie around, and he seems to hide around children. He isn’t the type to let you pick him up, so he isn’t a lap cat for sure. He is a sweet and laid-back cat. Visit the shelter from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and help animals like Timmy find a good home. You can get pre-approved for adoption by submitting your application… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats fall to Orangeburg Prep

Posted by | October 15, 2017 4:32 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Lady Swampcats Swampcats fell 3-0 to Orangeburg Prep on Oct. 5, with final game scores of 25-9, 25-6 and 25-16. The final score was 3-0. Kayla Acord had one kill and two digs. Trinity Harrington had four kills and five serve point. Maggie Josey had three blocks and one kill. Madelyn Richburg had one kill and one serve point. Bailey Moore had three kills, four digs and three serve points. Perry Lee Love Hicks had 10 assists. Mary Claire Lee had one serve point. The team’s record was 0-12 after the game against Orangeburg Prep.

Gallery 2: Pilot Club Walk for Brain Health

Posted by | October 15, 2017 4:14 am

The Clarendon County Pilot Club held its annual Walk for Brain Health on Saturday morning at Manning High School, with members and visitors walking a mile on the Ramsey Stadium track. Through fundraisers and donations in the past year, the club was able to provide various checks to the Rotary Club’s Alzheimer’s Research Program; Camp Burnt Gin; the Wounded Warriors; the Special Olympics; United Ministries; the Council on Aging; and the Laurence Manning Academy Anchor Club. Funds have also been used to purchase bike helmets for Kids’ Day of Clarendon County. All of these charities are in line with the… Read the rest

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