Today in History: April 27

Posted by | April 27, 2018 12:00 am

33 BC – Lucius Marcius Philippus, step-brother to the future emperor Augustus, celebrates a triumph for his victories while serving as governor in one of the provinces of Hispania. 395 – Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity. 629 – Shahrbaraz is crowned as king of the Sasanian Empire. 711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus). 1296 – First War of Scottish Independence: John Balliol’s… Read the rest

Lady Monarchs take third in Region track meet, qualify more than a dozen for Lower State Championships

Posted by | April 26, 2018 1:31 pm

The Manning High School Lady Monarchs’ track team placed third out of five teams this week with a final score of 85. Hanahan placed first with 118 points, while Bishop England came in second with 112. Timberland came in fourth with 34 points, while Lake Marion came up last with 25 points. Those who qualified for the Lower State Championships, which will be held May 5, included: 4×11 Relay – Second Place in Region – Sequoia Junious, Sulajah Stukes, Shantea Fulmore, Measha Jones. 4×400 Relay – Fourth Place in Region – Anasia Felder, Jada Hilton, Ashley Ellis, Syderial Wilson. 4×400… Read the rest

Goody’s, Rotary clubs partner for charities

Posted by | April 26, 2018 12:14 pm

As part of the Stage Stores Community Cares Project called 30 Days of Giving, Goody’s is partnering with the Summerton Rotary Club for the month of April. Donations raised during April at Goody’s in downtown Manning will help with the Rotary projects of Coats & Shoes for children and the Boys & Girls State Scholarships.

April is national child abuse prevention month

Posted by | April 26, 2018 10:15 am

  To many, children represent the future of our communities, states, countries and the world. Their potential and promise spur parents and teachers alike to educate and encourage them, applauding their successes. However, there’s a darker side to some homes. In these places, children struggle to feed and take care of themselves, at times struggling with being ignored and neglected and at other times, fearing for their safety and well-being. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to, this observance “recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the… Read the rest

Body found on Lake Marion

Posted by | April 26, 2018 9:08 am

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Natural Resources are currently working a scene on Lake Marion in which a body was found late Wednesday afternoon. SCDNR Capt. Robert McCullough confirmed to the Times and Democrat of Orangeburg that his agency is assisting local law enforcement with the recovery of a body found near Indian Bluff Park outside of Eutawville. Details of the investigation, such as how the body was found, were not released. The identity of the victim has not been released.

McLeod Hospice offers training for volunteers

Posted by | April 26, 2018 8:56 am

McLeod Hospice is offering a new Hospice Volunteering 101″ class for persons interested in helping Hospice patients and/or assisting the Hospice support staff in Clarendon and Sumter Counties. “Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice,” said Volunteer Services Director Stacey Mosier. “They may make deliveries to patients’ homes or provide companionship by visiting patients in their homes. Volunteers may also read a book, sing, or provide additional support for the patient’s caregiver(s).” A life-limiting illness can be devastating and have far-reaching effects. Patients and their families need a solid support system during this time of crisis,Mosier added. “McLeod Hospice… Read the rest

Online fundraiser for Haven of Rest

Posted by | April 26, 2018 8:41 am

From L to R, the picture shows Sylvia Whorton, Cheryl Coggins, Mary Shelton and Ann Driggers as they prepared to mail out postcards to donors regarding the online fundraising event.
  In May 2008, Ann Driggers founded the Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center Haven of Rest, a nonprofit domestic violence crisis center for women and children. With South Carolina ranked high in domestic violence incidents and ranked 5th for the number of women murdered by men in domestic violence situations, Driggers responded to the need for a safe place for battered women. Located in an undisclosed location in Clarendon County, Haven of Rest is that escape path for women and children. For the first few years, Driggers paid the mortgage and all operating expenses, with the help of a few generous… Read the rest

Winthrop senior awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Grant

Posted by | April 26, 2018 2:43 am

ROCK HILL – Winthrop University senior LaRaven Temoney has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program grant and will pursue her doctoral degree in public policy at the University of Florida. She was one of only five students selected in the public policy area and is the first from the Winthrop University College of Business Administration awarded this type of grant. Temoney, an economics major and a McNair Scholar, has worked with faculty mentor Laura Ullrich on research that focuses on the inadequacy and inequity of school funding across districts in South Carolina. The plight of… Read the rest

Today in History: April 26

Posted by | April 26, 2018 12:00 am

1336 – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux. 1478 – The Pazzi family attack Lorenzo de’ Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in Florence Cathedral. 1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown). 1607 – English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia. 1721 – A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz. 1777 – Sybil Ludington, aged 16, rode 40 miles to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British regular forces 1794 – Battle of Beaumont during the Flanders Campaign of the War… Read the rest

B-Team Swampcats finish season 14-1

Posted by | April 25, 2018 1:52 pm

The B-Team Swampcats completed their season on Saturday by sweeping PAC out of Columbia in a double header. Game 1 – LMA 12 PAC 0 Cam Branham pitched a complete game in game 1 and was 1-3 at the plate. He finishes the year 5-0 as a starting pitcher. Connor Smith was 3-3 with a triple and had 4 RBIs. Smith finished the year with the second highest average on the time at .565. Bryce Accord was 2-3 at the plate in game 1 as well. Game 2 T.J. Hicks earned the win in game 2 on the mound and… Read the rest

DNR offers classes for novice boaters, experienced instructors

Posted by | April 25, 2018 11:22 am

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Boater Education Program teaches the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. This is necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage while increasing boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts. Who needs Boater Education? Boaters under 16 years of age are required by law to pass an approved boater education course before operating, without supervision, a personal watercraft (jet ski) or a boat powered by 15 hp motor or more. Taking a boater education course will allow you to comply with the boating law and may also make you eligible for a… Read the rest

Black birds, red birds, blue birds and other signs

Posted by | April 25, 2018 10:02 am

Bobby Jonte'
A red bird showed up in my yard today. It danced around the yard a little bit. Seemingly, like magic the bird disappeared and a black bird had taken the red bird’s place. This had to be some kind of sign. It is too bad that I’m not sure what the sign means. I did know what it meant if the red bird has been replaced by a blue bird. I don’t remember what that was though. A sign is a fun thing. Don’t you love it when you get a sign that means wealth, health, or good fun is… Read the rest

CCTC announces 2018 awards

Posted by | April 25, 2018 9:23 am

SUMTER – Central Carolina Technical College hosted its 38th annual Awards Convocation at the Sumter Opera House on Aril 20. CCTC President Dr. Michael Mikota recognized the significant accomplishments of the college’s students, club presidents, cub advisors, student ambassadors and the All-State Academic Team. Clarendon County residents who received recognition included DayQuan Harrison, Debra Hosford, April Lumoski, Corey McElveen, Lamonda Sweat and Derek White .

JV Lady Saints finish region undefeated

Posted by | April 25, 2018 8:20 am

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity softball team upped its record to 11-0 on the season with a 6-0 win over Andrew Jackson Academy on Tuesday night Amberly Way pitched a 13 strike out,no walks no hitter for the win. The JV Saints were led offensively by Wells James, who went 1-2 with 1 RBI and Ashley Timmons going 1-1 with 1 RBI. Sidney Berry was also 1-2. Hadleigh McIntosh and Olivia Wilson were both 1-3, The JV Lady Saints finish their region schedule undefeated at 9-0. They will play out of region on Monday in Summerton against Orangeburg Prep.

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