Community says goodbye to ‘Mr. East Clarendon’

Posted by | August 20, 2017 5:08 pm

Former Clarendon County Fire Chief Carter Jones first met Van Green in the early 1970s, when the latter began instructing others in the ways of the fire service. “He was the assistant chief in Turbeville over there,” said Jones. “Over the years our friendship grew, and as discussions took place about starting a county-wide fire system, I went to Mr. Van for advice and some direction about who to contact over there to gain support.” Green, Jones said, was instrumental in garnering support from those in the eastern portion of Clarendon County in getting the county-wide system started. That system… Read the rest



WorkKeys testing free through Sept. 30

Posted by | August 20, 2017 10:20 am

The ACT WorkKeys tests are changing. Through Sept. 30, current WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information will be given at no charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the F.e. DuBose Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Beginning Oct. 1, a new battery of tests will be offered, and a fee is likely. So, free WorkKeys testing ends Sept. 30. Schedule your appointment today by calling (803) 473-2531.

WorkKeys testing free through Sept. 30

Posted by | August 20, 2017 10:20 am

The ACT WorkKeys tests are changing. Through Sept. 30, current WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information will be given at no charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the F.E. DuBose Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Beginning Oct. 1, a new battery of tests will be offered, and a fee is likely. So, free WorkKeys testing ends Sept. 30. Schedule your appointment today by calling (803) 473-2531.

Monarch players relish new team roles

Posted by | August 20, 2017 7:20 am

Jake Owens has been a Monarch for the past three years, but he will take on a new role on the football team in 2017. Owens will be the team’s starting quarterback and plans to be one of the team’s top leaders. “I plan to set the example and win some games,” he said. “I like to try to be the positive example, lead and keep these boys on the right track. I just try to keep them on the right track because, without that, who knows where we’d be.” Like Owens, Chris Livingston will also be extending his role… Read the rest

4-wheeler valued at $5,000 stolen from Stukes Drive home

Posted by | August 20, 2017 3:14 am

a 2006 Artic Cat 500 4-by-4 four-wheeler valued at $5,000 an and an attached PYLE sound system valued at $1,000 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 1400 block of Stukes Drive in Manning between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. July 20, according to reports from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.

Win the battle against back-to-school germs

Posted by | August 20, 2017 3:06 am

Did you know that, on average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This school year, follow some healthy habits to avoid the back-to-school plague. First, wash hands and other items that you touch, like cell phones or desks, frequently. Cell phones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats; and school desks have been found to hold 400 times more bacteria than toilets. Next, pick up school supplies that help fight germs, such as Easy Liner brand shelf liner with… Read the rest

Today in History: Sunday, Aug. 20

Posted by | August 20, 2017 12:00 am

AD 14 – Agrippa Postumus, adopted son of the late Roman emperor Augustus, is executed by his guards while in exile under mysterious circumstances. 636 – Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia. 917 – Battle of Acheloos: Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria decisively defeats a Byzantine army. 1000 – The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen, celebrated as a National Day in Hungary. 1083 – Canonization of… Read the rest

Lawnmower stolen from Dyson Street home

Posted by | August 19, 2017 8:18 pm

A 59-year-old man living in the 300 block of Dyson Street in Manning told the Manning Police Departmet about 8 a.m. Aug. 1 that a 58-year-old man had taken his push lawn mower, which was valued at $159, and would not return it to him.


CCTC announces Summer Part-Time President’s List

Posted by | August 19, 2017 1:03 pm

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota announced Thursday the college’s summer 2017 Part-Time President’s List, while recognizes students who were enrolled between six and 11 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 GPA for the term. CLARENDON COUNTY Cory M. Barrineau, Robert O. Blakely, Grace E. Briggs, Sherri R. Bush, Veronica S. Canty, Zachary L. Davis, Kiren L. Dingle, Robert A. Duke, Renee I. Elidieu, Thomas L. Epley, Ashley L. Estus, Rebeca Fleitas, Connor E. Floyd, Maysey R. Floyd, Christian M. Gulledge, Anthony T. Johnson, Destiny N. Jones, Joshua C. Jordan, Tiffany L. O’Neal, Melissa Pendergrass, Thomas C.… Read the rest

Bobbie Jo Carter Reaves

Posted by | August 19, 2017 12:55 pm

ALCOLU – Bobbie Jo Carter Reaves, 78, wife of Lee Edmondson Reaves Sr., died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born June 17, 1939, in Pamplico, she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah Hill Carter and the late Tyra Parvenu Lee Carter. She was a retired law partner with Land, Parker and Reaves Law Firm and a retired Clarendon County Drug Court Justice. She was a Rotarian, a Civitan and a member of the Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, the Clarendon Christian Learning Center Board, Sumter Women’s Forum and the Back Porch Players.… Read the rest


Clarendon Hall’s new coach looking for players to fight on the field

Posted by | August 19, 2017 9:20 am

Clarendon Hall varsity football Coach Mike Corbett is no stranger to the Saints. He served as the junior varsity football coach from 2014-15 before taking a year off in 2016. “When Coach Ronnie Way decided he wasn’t going to coach this year, the athletic director came to me and asked if I would be willing to coach this year,” he said. “After though and prayer, I told him I would.” The Orangeburg native has lived in Clarendon County since 1998, having coached his two sons all the way through junior varsity football. He said an advantage in this coming season… Read the rest

West: Monarchs working to be ‘best show in town’

Posted by | August 19, 2017 9:01 am

Manning High School had a heartbreaking loss by one point to Timberland last year in the Region Championship game. Ultimately, the Monarchs ended 2016 with a 7-4 record and second in the region, and Coach Keith West is looking in 2017 to improve on those results. “Overall, it was a successful season,” West said of 2016. “At one point, we were 7-2. We went on a couple winning streaks here and there, and we had a chance to win the region championship. So, I think it was a successful season.” West defined 2016 as a “winning season.” “We made the… Read the rest


CCTC releases Summer Full-Time President’s List

Posted by | August 19, 2017 5:00 am

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Michael Mikota announced Thursday the college’s summer 2017 Full-Time President’s List, while recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved a 4.0 GPA for the term. CLARENDON COUNTY Sigmon Bryant and Debra P. Hosford FLORENCE COUNTY Jonathan K. Britt KERSHAW COUNTY Cindy S. Kersey and Kristen E. Nygaard SUMTER COUNTY Daniel O. Barwick, Jeannine S. Brooks, Tonyea L. Daley, Daniel T. Gibson, Aiyande D. McGill, Ioana M. Noje-Rowe, Nathanael Ray, Allison L. Tuxford and Paula Vaden.

Today in History: Saturday, Aug. 19

Posted by | August 19, 2017 12:00 am

295 BC – The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, is dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges during the Third Samnite War. 43 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. 1153 – Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, and also captures Ascalon. 1504 – In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe. 1561 – Mary, Queen of Scots, who was 18 years old, returns to Scotland… Read the rest


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