PHOTOS: Manning High School’s Black History Program

Posted by | February 14, 2019 5:13 pm

(left to right -back row- Coach Tony Felder, Mr. Preston Threatt-principal, Mr. Jordan Jefferson- Band/choral Director (bottom row- Mrs. Jessica Cato-career development facilitator & varsity Cheerleading Coach, Mr.Cecil Williams- American photographer, publisher, author, & inventor known for photography documenting the civil rights movement of SC beginning in the 1950’s, and Ms. Jay Morgan – coach and sports trainer.

Pictures from Manning High School’s Black History Program this morning. Check out these images.

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GOP hosts leading Jewish comedian for Valentine’s Day

Posted by | February 14, 2019 2:35 pm

The Clarendon County GOP will host New York City Comedian Eric Golub. A leading Jewish comedian, he has also published five books. Golub has spoken in all fifty states and at the White House.

Join the CCGOP tonight for good food, door prizes and chocolates for the ladies.

Thursday  February 14, 2019

Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church

2116 Greeleyville Highway (US Hwy. 521 & State Hwy. 261 East), Manning, SC 29102


6:00pm Doors Open

6:30pm Supper, furnished by the ladies of the church. No fee, donations  accepted.

7:00pm Program

PLAYOFF FINAL: Scott’s Branch

Posted by | February 14, 2019 8:12 am

The Eagles of Scott’s Branch took on the Eagles of Military Magnet Tuesday Night in the First Round of the State Playoff, winning with a final score of 71-47. The Boys of Scott’s Branch Played a Great Game of Team Basketball. Leading The Eagles in Scoring was Joakeem Stevens with 22 points and six steals. Randy Gibson Scored 15 points and added two assist. Deashone Dingle Dropped 12 points, and Zakee Rendell Scored six points. The Whole Team Played a Major role in moving on to the Second Round Friday Night facing Hemingway High School. Tipoff to be announced. 

Today in History: Feb. 14

Posted by | February 14, 2019 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

New Nurse Practitioner in Manning

Posted by | February 13, 2019 9:06 pm

Nurse Practitioner Amber Newman announces she will now be seeing patients at Santee Cooper Primary Care in Manning on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and she is accepting new patients.

She will continue to see patients at Colonial Family Practice in Sumter on Wednesdays and Fridays.

To schedule an appointment, call (803) 433-7444.

Local teams in 2019 SCISA basketball tournament

Posted by | February 13, 2019 8:21 pm

Clarendon Hall Varsity Girls play Laurens Academy at 6:30 p.m. on Friday @ Heathwood Hall, Gym B.

Clarendon Hall Varsity Boys play at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday @ Wilson Hall against Low Country Prep in Gym B. They are the number 1 seed.

Laurence Manning Boys play against Augusta Christian at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday @ Heathwood Hall. The game will take place in the main gym.

Batting cages get new concrete

Posted by | February 13, 2019 1:28 pm

Concrete is being poured at the new batting cages at the JC Britton ball field. The Clarendon County Jr. Chamber funded roughly $10,000 for the improvement, and they partnered with Clarendon County to make this happen. The improvement was made in honor of Justin Shorter. The Jr. Chamber would like to extend a special thank you to C&A Carpet and Rob Morris Construction.

50th running of the Sumter Enduro

Posted by | February 13, 2019 11:00 am

(SERMA – Sumter Enduro Riders Motorcycle Association) puts on this race in Wedgefield every year. This is the 50th year anniversary of this race. We take a lot of pride and time putting this race together. Months ahead we are there cutting trails and preparing for the end of January for the only race of the year. The week before the Enduro, we have a harescramble. This race is 8 miles long and goes for 2 hours. There is a junior race before the harescramble that includes 50cc mini bikes up to 85cc. There were local kids and some … Read the rest

2019 Sumter Enduro

Posted by | February 13, 2019 10:53 am

Jack Welborn 7th grader at LMA won 3rd place in the C class last weekend. He has also been racing since he was 4 years old.

2019 Sumter Enduro

Posted by | February 13, 2019 10:52 am

Local LMA student Nolan Osteen is a 9th grader and has been racing since he was 4 years old. He lives in Sumter and finished first in the B200 class in the Enduro.


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New lacrosse team joins Laurence Manning Academy

Posted by | February 13, 2019 10:30 am

Laurence Manning Academy athletes practice for their first lacrosse match.

By Leah London

After nearly a year of preparation, a new lacrosse team, coached by Dan Tamburello and Mike Davey, has joined Laurence Manning Academy. The sport, originally played by the Native Americans thousands of years ago as the oldest sport on North America, has come to Manning as one of the few private school lacrosse teams in South Carolina. 

The history of the game is old. When French settlers arrived in North America, Native Americans taught French settlers how to play one of their games, which they called “Little Brother of War.” The French, upon seeing the shape of Read the rest

FINAL: LMA varsity boys

Posted by | February 13, 2019 9:06 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity boys lost to Trinity Byrnes with a final score of 76-56 in the SCISA 3A Conference Tournament. LMA finishes second overall in the tournament.

Today in History: Feb. 13

Posted by | February 13, 2019 12:00 am

951 – Guo Wei, a court official, leads a military coup and declares himself emperor of the new Later Zhou.
962 – Emperor Otto I and Pope John XII co-sign the Diploma Ottonianum, recognizing John as ruler of Rome.
1322 – The central tower of Ely Cathedral falls on the night of 12th–13th.
1462 – The Treaty of Westminster is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.
1503 – Challenge of Barletta: Tournament between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, … Read the rest

4 MAIN receives arts grant

Posted by | February 12, 2019 6:30 pm

by Cedric Lequeur

The Town of Summerton 4 MAIN has been awarded a $750 grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2019 fiscal year. This award helps bring together Summerton’s 4 MAIN and the arts programs at Scott’s Branch Middle/High School, Harvest Community School and Manning High School to paint four ceramic street murals for downtown Summerton.

The painting of the street murals was scheduled as a community event in October 2018, but due to inclement weather conditions, then and now, the murals are being painted indoors on exterior ceramic tiles. These tiles will be installed on private … Read the rest

Clarendon County Fire Dept. seeking volunteers

Posted by | February 12, 2019 5:00 pm

Clarendon County Fire Dept is gearing up for their next recruit class. Volunteers are in high demand.

Volunteer Applications can be picked up from Station 1. See Lieutenant Paul Shipp.


Visit the website at

Recruit Class Orientation will be Thursday, February 21. First Day of class is Monday, March 4. Ongoing classes will be on Monday and Thursday nights.

New Chair appointed for non-profit serving Manning Jr. High students

Posted by | February 12, 2019 4:00 pm

The Original Six (O6) Foundation has announced that the organization’s founder, Ambassador Nikki R. Haley, will return to Chair the foundation’s board. In addition to Haley, The O6 Foundation elected a new Board of Trustees including civic, business and industry leaders from across South Carolina.

Board members include Major Michael Haley of Ikor Systems, LLC, and the South Carolina Army National Guard, Mike Sisk of Infrastructure Services Group, LLC, Mikee Johnson of Koppers Utility and Industrial Products, Kimberli Scott of Collum’s Lumber Products, LLC, Bob Edwards of Bicycle Corporation of America, Will Johnson of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., and Audrey … Read the rest

House of Representatives approves legislation

Posted by | February 12, 2019 3:09 pm

By Representative Cezar McKnight

The House of Representatives approved and sent the Senate H.3420, legislation PREVENTING YOUTH ACCESS TO VAPING, CIGARETTES, AND OTHER TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS. The bill updates the “Youth Access to Tobacco Prevention Act of 2006” to prohibit minors under the age of eighteen from entering retail establishments that primarily sell tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or both, unless the minor is actively supervised and accompanied by an adult.

The legislation provides for a more expansive definition of “alternative nicotine product” that specifically includes vaping. The legislation revises the restrictions governing Internet commerce and other remote sales … Read the rest

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