SC Tractor Supply stores hosting FFA fundraiser

Posted by | February 14, 2018 1:58 pm

This month, Tractor Supply Company stores in SC will collect donations during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week (Feb. 17-24), Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at checkout Feb. 16-25 while shopping in-store, online at www.tractorsupply.com or by calling Customer Solutions at (877) 718-6750. Donations will fund the national Grants for Growing program, supporting FFA chapters in SC that are making a difference in their communities through unique and sustainable agricultural projects. The program is coordinated through a partnership with the National FFA Foundation and Tractor Supply,… Read the rest



JV Lady Swampcats fall to Wilson Hall JV Lady Barons

Posted by | February 14, 2018 7:16 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity girls’ basketball team fell 32-29 on Tuesday night to Wilso Hall in the finals of the Conference Championships played at Sumter Civic Center. The team ends the season with an 11-6 record. Breanna Boykin led the JV Lady Swampcats with 12 points.


4 cravings that are a sign you may have a health problem

Posted by | February 14, 2018 4:55 am

It’s normal to have junk food cravings on occasion, but if your cravings for a particular food feel constant or out of control, it might be an indicator of a health problem. Here are four cravings people often experience as a result of a health issue: SALT Your body needs salt to maintain a balance in your bodily fluids, so if you don’t have enough salt in your diet, you will likely experience cravings. However, most people easily get enough salt in their diets, so salt cravings may also indicate Addison’s disease. Addison’s disease occurs when the adrenal glands cannot… Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 14

Posted by | February 14, 2018 12:00 am

748 – Abbasid Revolution: The Hashimi rebels under Abu Muslim Khorasani take Merv, capital of the Umayyad province Khorasan, marking the consolidation of the Abbasid revolt. 842 – Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages. 1014 – Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor. 1076 – Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor. 1130 – Pope Innocent II is elected. 1349 – Several hundred Jews are burned to death by mobs while the remaining Jews are forcibly… Read the rest


There’s more to black history than slavery

Posted by | February 13, 2018 8:14 pm

By Dr. Marilyn M. Singleton Black history month is a time to celebrate Americans whose accomplishments are sometimes overshadowed by the eye-catching negative news stories.   It was discomfiting to watch the State of the Union address while black congresspersons churlishly sat with their arms crossed even as President Trump announced that black unemployment was at its lowest recorded rate. This sort of behavior does nothing except promote the notion that rudeness and incivility is accepted congressional protocol.   The employment news could have been a great segue into Black History Month. These “resisters” could have transformed a statistic into… Read the rest


Eastern Star Ladies donate school supplies to kids of Summerton

Posted by | February 13, 2018 5:36 pm

The ladies of Silver Leaf Chapter 333 Order of the Eastern Star visited Summerton Early Childhood Center on February 8. The organization’s membership is comprised of Ladies from the local communities in Clarendon and Sumter County. They share within the communities that they live in and around. The ladies of OES 333 came together Thursday to share in worship, fellowship and giving by donating a great deal of school supplies and cleaning supplies that are priceless for teachers of all ages. The women of this Chapter 333 have adopted the SECC to reach out to and help the local students… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Bryce

Posted by | February 13, 2018 5:24 pm

Bryce is a 2-year-old white-and-tan male Jack Russell terrier mix. He is very shy and will need some one-on-one attention. He is a very sweet boy that has lived a rough life and he needs you to give him the best life he is hoping for. Bryce needs to go to a home with no children. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and has tested negative for heart worms. Shelter hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Clarendon County mobile library stops cancelled for week

Posted by | February 13, 2018 4:33 pm

The Clarendon County library has reported that the remainder of this week’s stops for the Bookmobile have had to be cancelled. It is currently in the shop undergoing repairs. Updates will be posted as they are submitted.   “Submitted via email”

Music organizations press Congress to consolidate widely backed music licensing reforms

Posted by | February 13, 2018 2:46 pm

Historic Coalition of 213 Musical Artists Calls on Congress to Pass CLASSICS Act, Fix the “Pre-1972” Loophole for Legacy Artists   WASHINGTON, February 13, 2018 – An unprecedented coalition of 213 musical artists, supported by eight leading music organizations, called upon the U.S. Congress to pass the CLASSICS Act, bipartisan legislation pending in both the House and Senate to address one of copyright law’s most glaring loopholes. In a two-page advertisement that will appear in Wednesday’s Politico, the artists state: Digital radio makes billions of dollars a year from airplay of music made before Feb. 15, 1972. Yet, because of… Read the rest


Attorney General Alan Wilson announces South Carolinians to get $800,000 in lawsuit settlement

Posted by | February 13, 2018 1:33 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 13, 2018 — In South Carolina, 868 residents will be receiving checks as part of a lawsuit settlement, Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today. The money is going to people who used the brand-name drug Provigil or its generic equivalent modafinil from June 24, 2006 to March 31, 2012.   Provigil, which includes the active ingredient modafinil, is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work disorder.   In August 2016, Attorney General Wilson and 47 other… Read the rest

Dorn VA patients week begins with SC Philharmonic, fire chief visits

Posted by | February 13, 2018 12:38 pm

  Story and photos by Jennifer Scales       The National Salute to Veteran Patients Week began with soothing sounds from members of the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra followed by Valentine card distributions by Columbia Fire Chief, Aubrey Jenkins, Feb. 12, at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C. Inpatient and outpatient Veterans, along with staff members were treated to an hour-long serenade of music as they listened to the instruments of a clarinet, drum, piano, trumpet and violin. Songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “We Shall Overcome”, along with other selections of… Read the rest

Posted by | February 13, 2018 11:20 am


Horace Laffaye Browder

Posted by | February 13, 2018 10:17 am

MANNING – Horace Laffaye Browder, 82, husband of Annette Fryar Browder, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at McLeod Hospice House.   Born May 28, 1935, in Johnsonville, he was a son of the late Audry Morant Browder and the late Essie Powell Browder. He was a US Army veteran and a member of Manning United Methodist Church. In addition to his career of 43 years with CSX Railroad, he was active for many years with the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. He greatly enjoyed these volunteer opportunities.   He is survived by his wife of Manning; a daughter,… Read the rest

Green scores 1,000 points

Posted by | February 13, 2018 9:25 am

Manning High School varsity Lady Moarch Mahogay Green was recognized Monday night for scoring more than 1,000 career points during the first round of the playoffs.

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