Today in History: May 1

Posted by | May 1, 2018 12:00 am

475 BC – Roman consul Publius Valerius Poplicola celebrates a Roman triumph for his victory over Veii and the Sabines. 305 – Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman emperor. 524 – King Sigismund of Burgundy is executed at Orléans after an 8-year reign and is succeeded by his brother Godomar. 880 – The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches. 1169 – Norman mercenaries land at Bannow Bay in Leinster, marking the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland. 1328 – Wars of Scottish Independence end: By the Treaty… Read the rest


Summerton Rotary Club welcomes newest member

Posted by | April 30, 2018 4:35 pm

Summerton Rotary Club welcomes their newest member, Al Truesdale (L) . George Summers, President (R) is Al’s sponsor and William Johnson (C), President-Elect presents Truesdale with his certificate of membership. Johnson is also past Assistant Governor for District 7770.

Little Old Lady…..Save the papers

Posted by | April 30, 2018 3:14 pm

Barbara Ardis
By the year 2020, if you plan to fly in a commercial airplane, you will have to have one of the new driver’s licenses. To get one, you have to provide the following: an original birth certificate or a valid U.S. passport; your social security card or a W-2 form with your name, number and employer; proof of any name change, such as a marriage license; two documents with your current address, like a driver’s license or a recent utility bill. WOW. It almost makes you want to drive your car everywhere. And if you don’t have these proofs handy,… Read the rest

Wolverines start playoffs

Posted by | April 30, 2018 12:54 pm

The East Clarendon High School Wolverines will begin the district tournament in the quest for a state playoff title today. East Clarendon received a first-round bye in the District VII tournament of the 1A Playoffs and will host St. John’s at 6:30 p.m. at Shad Hall Field.


Veteran’s day appreciation grand opening scheduled for May 27

Posted by | April 30, 2018 11:15 am

Late 1700s period exhibit at the Clarendon County Historical Society Museum
  Clarendon County Historical Society Museum is having a Veteran’s Day Appreciation Grand Opening for their newest exhibit. On May 27 at 2 p.m., they will open their doors to the public for this exhibit, which honors Clarendon County veterans of World War II. The exhibit will include uniforms, pictures, medals, flags, weapons and military memorabilia from the time period. More than 800 Clarendon County servicemen and women served in the armed forces during WWII, including 323 African Americans and nine ladies who were nurses. The Historical Society has gathered pictures from their own archives as well as obtaining pictures… Read the rest



American Legion Post 68 to hold baseball program meeting

Posted by | April 30, 2018 8:36 am

The Manning-Santee American Legion Post 68 baseball program will have an organizational meeting for both its junior and senior teams at 9:30 a.m. May 5 at the legion hut, 552 Sunset Drive in Manning. All young men interested in playing are asked to be at the meeting. For more information, call G.G. Cutter at (803) 225-2929.

Law enforcement officer’s appreciation luncheon held April 19

Posted by | April 30, 2018 8:33 am

Mayor Julia Nelson presented the Key to the City to Yolanda Junious. Junious is a Victim’s Advocate with the Sheriff’s office, winner of the Officer of the Year award.
On April 19, the F.E. DuBose Career Center Law Enforcement Services Class honored the Clarendon County Law Enforcement Officers with an appreciation luncheon. Mahogany Green, a student, stated the purpose of the event. “Law enforcement is a major component of the criminal justice system designed to serve and protect all members of society. Every year, our officers sacrifice their lives to protect the citizens of this country and state,” said Green. She went on to discuss the negative publicity we see without the balanced views of the good deeds and acts performed by law enforcement personnel annually. She dedicated the… Read the rest

Today in History: April 30

Posted by | April 30, 2018 12:00 am

311 – The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends. 313 – Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire. 642 – Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops. 1315 – Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged at the instigation of Charles, Count of Valois. 1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration. 1513 – Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII. 1557 – Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito… Read the rest

Samuel Dixson Tyson Jr.

Posted by | April 29, 2018 7:10 pm

GEORGETOWN – Samuel Dixson “Sammy” Tyson Jr., 52, died Friday, April 27, 2018, at Navicent Health Baldwin in Milledgeville, Georgia. Born Sept. 10, 1965, in Manning, he was a son of Samuel Dixson Tyson Sr. and Betty Ann O’Tuel Tyson. He was a graduate of Camden Military Academy and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Mechanized Calvary. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Conah, of Manning; his mother of Georgetown; his fiancé, Angie Johnson of Georgetown; a daughter, Samantha Letendre (Daniel) of Augusta, Maine; two grandchildren, Paige Letendre and Lacey Letendre; a step-granddaughter, Kayla Letendre;… Read the rest

LMA inducts students into National Junior Honor Society

Posted by | April 29, 2018 5:17 pm

The following seventh-. eighth-, and ninth-grade students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at Laurence Manning Academy: Jordan Baker, Karley Brown, Mary Grace Carraway, Cadence Coker, Savannah Coursey, Porter Davis, Madison Degasse, Kaitlin Driggers, Anna Kate Dubose, Henry DuRant, Eva Eaddy, Harper Epperson, Piper Ferris, Brianne Finney, Trystan Foht, Grace Ford, Hannah Fraser, Elliott Harris, Jayden Hunt, Emily Isgett, Meri Ellen Johnson,Ethan Lee, Hailey Lynch, Charlie McGraw, Tylor Mikula, Hannah Nave, Chandler Newman, Nathan Phan, Madison Phillips, Bella Plews. Emily Porter, Campbell Proctor, Brandt Reynolds, Cassandra Schuessler, Brody Secosky, Emily Stanley, Noah Tanner, Parker Tisdale, Ansley Welch, Ariyelle… Read the rest

McMaster orders flags half-staff for late Lexington deputy

Posted by | April 29, 2018 2:02 pm

Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered all flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Monday in tribute to Dep. James L. Kirk Jr. of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Kirk died April 25 after collapsing during a training event. McMaster also requests that flags over buildings of the political subdivisions of the state similarly be flown at half-staff for this purpose.


Manning native honored by Newberry

Posted by | April 29, 2018 6:55 am

Devin Blackwell of Manning has been honored by the city of Newberry for outstanding leadership and involvement on campus and in the community. During his four years, he has been a member of Scarlet Spirit Marching Band, served as executive board member of National Society of Leadership and Success, worked as a student ambassador and held position of resident adviser. He has also served as a member of the multicultural committee, vice president of Student Government Association, been a member of Campus Alliance of Respect and Diversity, was a Campus Disciplinary Board member, orientation leader and volunteer tutor at Newberry… Read the rest

Today in History: April 29

Posted by | April 29, 2018 12:00 am

1091 – Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos. 1386 – Battle of the Vikhra River: The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal. 1429 – Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orléans. 1483 – Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands, is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile. 1521 – Swedish War of Liberation: Swedish troops defeat a Danish force in the Battle of Västerås. 1770 – James Cook arrives in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names. 1781 –… Read the rest

Lady Wolverines win first game in defense of state title

Posted by | April 28, 2018 9:47 pm

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines made a case Saturday for their 1A State Championship title after a 24-2, three-inning victory over Cross High School in the District VII tournament. Gracen Watts went 4-for-4 and had seven RBI. Britni Anderson, Ellie Floyd and Caitlin Timmons each had three hits. Marleigh Floyd pitched two scoreless innings for the team.


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