Clarendon County GOP to hold monthly meeting March 8

Posted by | March 3, 2018 12:57 pm

The Clarendon County GOP will host its monthly meeting on Thurs. March 8. The meeting will be held at the Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church at 2116 Greeleyville Highway, Manning. Doors open at 6:00pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The ladies of the church will be preparing the meal. Donations will be accepted. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. The speakers in March will be Yancey McGill, Candidate for Governor and Gerhard Gressman, Candidate for the Sixth Congressional District of South Carolina. Moye Graham has lined up candidates and speakers for April and May. The… Read the rest

East Clarendon ladies dominate Timmonsville High, win 1A State Championship

Posted by | March 3, 2018 12:53 pm

The East Clarendon girls basketball team won the South Carolina High School League 1A state championship crown. EC took on Timmonsville High School at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia by a score of 55 to 31. This is East Clarendon’s first championship title. It was a total team effort that kept Timmonsville off balance to finish the season as number 1.


East Clarendon wins 1A lower state championship

Posted by | March 3, 2018 9:10 am

East Clarendon and Scott’s Branch High Schools are both located in Clarendon County. Neither of these two varsity girls basketball teams could have known they would face each other in an inter-county battle, where the winner would advance to play in the state championship. On Friday, Feb. 16 that day came. Both schools took the drive up from Clarendon County to the Florence Civic Center to battle for the Lower State title. Both teams practiced and prepared all year for the opportunity to compete for the South Carolina High School League 1A State Championship. Scott’s Branch began the game with… Read the rest

Local resident earns degree from Western Governor’s University

Posted by | March 3, 2018 9:05 am

The following local student have received their degree from Western Governors University. Adriane Gaff of Manning has received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. The university held its 64th commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on Feb. 10 to celebrate the graduation of about 15,000 graduates from across the country.

SC high school bass challenge

Posted by | March 3, 2018 7:06 am

Congratulations to the two teams who represented Clarendon Hall School last Saturday in the SC High School Bass Challenge! This is part of the SC Lower State BASS High School Tournament Trail. Coached by Robbie Richburg and Danny Shanz, our two teams did very well in their first tournament. Gage Richburg and Olivia Wilson placed fourth out of 95 boats and only missed third place by 4 ounces. Hunter Richburg and Christian Higbe also placed in the top 20. Their next tournament is scheduled for March 31st and will take place on Lake Murray.



This day in History: March 3

Posted by | March 3, 2018 12:05 am

1791 Congress passes a resolution authorizing the U.S. Mint; legislation creating the mint will be passed on Apr. 2, 1792. 1803 The first impeachment trial of a U.S. judge, John Pickering, begins. 1817 The first commercial steamboat route from Louisville to New Orleans is opened. 1845 Florida becomes the 27th U.S. state. 1857 Under pretexts, Britain and France declare war on China. 1861 The serfs of Russia are emancipated by Alexander II as part of a program of westernization. 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signs the conscription act compelling U.S. citizens to report for duty in the Civil War or pay… Read the rest

The Life of a Summerton Sharecropper

Posted by | March 2, 2018 9:12 pm

Jim McKnight, a Matoaca resident of six years who came to the area from South Carolina, began a quest years ago to map out his family tree. One of the biggest branches on that tree was his grandfather, Willie Holliday Sr., who died in 2004 at the age of 112, making him one of the oldest men in the country at the time. McKnight decided that the story of his grandfather warranted a book. With the help of a genealogist, McKnight eventually completed the story, titled “My Story of a Sharecropper’s Life”. “You can’t find another story like this,” said… Read the rest


Community participates in history

Posted by | March 2, 2018 8:03 pm

After enjoying the living history museum as a student at Scott’s Branch High School, Event Coordinator for Taw Caw Community Outreach Center Anita Benbow decided to bring the Black Heritage Expo Living Museum to her church. On Feb. 23, the outreach center was filled with Clarendon county residents eager to hear about the successes and influences of African Americans throughout the nation’s history. The event began at 6:00 p.m. in the outreach center’s gym, and Benbow organized several tours to take place throughout the evening. During each tour, attendees were invited to walk through the gym and learn information about… Read the rest


Guest Opinion: bipartisan sense on patent office bias

Posted by | March 2, 2018 7:34 pm

The Patent and Trademark Office, the federal agency charged with securing certain intellectual property, has become an enemy of America’s inventors. How is it that an office charged with protecting innovation is subverting it? In 2011, Congress passed the America Invents Act. This law included a number of provisions harmful to IP rights. Perhaps the worst was the establishment of new administrative procedures for challenging a patent’s validity. The abuse of this system has reached epidemic proportions. It’s time for Congress to restore integrity to the patent system. The new administrative process for challenges to existing patents, known as inter… Read the rest



#ChildrensHospitalWeek to encourage support for children’s hospitals

Posted by | March 2, 2018 4:45 pm

Awareness week encourages support for McLeod Children’s Hospital McLeod Children’s Hospital is pleased to participate in the second annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, scheduled for March 5 – 11. Events during the week are intended to bring awareness to children’s hospitals and how important donation are to help kids get the best care when they need it. The following activities encourage support for children’s hospitals, March 5 – 11: Tune in to a Facebook Live-athon 7:30 p.m. March 7. The live event will feature appearances by various celebrities, inspiring kids who represent the 10 million kids treated annually at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals… Read the rest

Clarendon Pride Basketball team finishes championship season

Posted by | March 2, 2018 4:32 pm

The Clarendon Pride Basketball Team of the Clarendon County Recreational Department (CCRD) concluded its championship season Feb. 16 at the Weldon Auditorium. The Pride finished with a 9-1 record to take this year’s championship. Team members are: JoQuarius Miller, Tristan Washington, Silvester Dozier, Deondre Hilton, Chi’Quan Giles, Jamari Wilson, James Dinkins, Jamon Brock and Lavonte James, Head Coach Marty Lemon and assistant coaches, Shawn Taylor and JoJo Miller. Head Coach Marty Lemon would like to thank the players for their hard work and dedication as well as the parents, family and community for all their support. Coach Lemon also would… Read the rest


Local Woman honored as a Woman of Distinction

Posted by | March 2, 2018 3:31 pm

Four Local Women honored as Women of Distinction by Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands honored four Midlands-area women at its Annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner on March 1, 2018 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The Women of Distinction Award recognizes local women of courage, confidence, and character, who exhibit exceptional professional and personal success, and have made a lasting impact in the community. The evening pays tribute to the honorees with a night of success stories, inspiration, and call to action. This year’s honorees are:… Read the rest

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