Today in History: Oct. 11

Posted by | October 11, 2017 12:00 am

1138 – A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo. 1142 – A peace treaty between the Jin dynasty and Southern Song dynasty is formally ratified when a Jin envoy visits the Song court during the Jin–Song wars. 1311 – The Ordinances of 1311 are published, imposing a series of regulations upon King Edward II of England by the peerage and clergy. 1531 – Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland. 1582 – Due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. 1614 –… Read the rest

Scott to Equifax execs: ‘I find it hard to believe’

Posted by | October 10, 2017 5:19 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott questioned former Equifax CEO Richard Smith Oct 4 regarding Equifax’s security breach that left the personal information of millions of Americans vulnerable, as well as the behavior of Equifax executives after the breach was found. Three Equifax executives sold $1.8 million of company stock in the days following the breach, while the American people were not told of the breach for six weeks, Scott said in a release. During his questioning, Scott outlined the following: * On July 29, suspicious activity was reported within Equifax. * On Aug. 1, three Equifax executives sold off stock totaling… Read the rest

CCTC inducts 47 into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Posted by | October 10, 2017 4:34 pm

Phi Theta Kappa Officer Lamonda Sweat initiates the candlelight portion of the Induction Ceremony held Oct. 5 by lighting inductee Adam Anderson’s candle.
Forty-seven Central Carolina Technical College students were inducted Thursday into the school’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society’s Beta Eta Pi Chapter. A ceremony for the inductees was held at the college’s main Sumter campus on Miller Road in Sumter. “Phi Theta Kappa seeks to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students,” said Phi Theta Kappa advisor Elizabeth Bastedo. According to the group’s international guidelines, Phi Theta Kappa “provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for the lively fellowship for scholars and for the stimulation of interest in… Read the rest



NC man receives 15 years for cousin’s death

Posted by | October 10, 2017 1:23 pm

Three years ago, an argument between cousins resulted in one man dead and the other charged with his murder. The Fourth of July holiday weekend tragedy culminated last week with the plea of Roosevelt Sabb Jr. to manslaughter. Third Circuit Judge George M. McFaddin Jr. then sentenced the 38-year-old North Carolina resident to 15 years in a South Carolina prison. Former Sheriff Randy Garrett Jr. said Sabb was charged July 6, 2014, in the death one day earlier of Keith Alexander Smith of West Palm Beach, Florida. According to reports, Sabb and Smith began arguing at a home on DuRant… Read the rest

Sumter man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted by | October 10, 2017 10:58 am

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Tuesday the arrest of Ricky Leroy Singer Jr., 34, of Sumter, on seven charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation. Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Singer. Investigators state Singer possessed and distributed multiple files of child pornography. Singer was arrested on Thursday.… Read the rest



Adult Ed resumes free WorkKeys tests

Posted by | October 10, 2017 4:20 am

Clarendon County Adult Education will continue to offer free WorkKeys testing for South Carolina residents through June 2018, according to Executive Director Lisa Justice. Justice announced Monday that the organization reached an agreement with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce and ACT WorkKeys to continue providing the testing. The free tests had expired as of Sept. 30, Justice said. “On Oct. 1, ACT launched a new battery of WorkKeys assessments that lead to the National Career Readiness Certificate, the credential most requested by employers in the area,” Justice said. “Workplace documents, graphic literacy and applied math replace previous… Read the rest

McLeod Orthopaedics welcome new physician’s assistant

Posted by | October 10, 2017 2:06 am

McLeod Health Clarendon welcomed a new physician’s assistant to its medical staff last week. John Carpenter has joined McLeod Orthopaedics Clarendon, and will serve patients guided by Dr. Lawrence Conley in the Manning office. “I grew up in a small town much like Manning and understand the importance of having access to healthcare in a rural community that people can feel confident in coming to,” said Carpenter. “My focus is to make sure our patients receive quality medical care and have a pleasant patient experience while they are here.” Carpenter comes to Manning from Frankfort, Kentucky. He holds a master… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 10

Posted by | October 10, 2017 12:00 am

680 – Battle of Karbala: Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, is decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Muslims as Aashurah. 732 – Battle of Tours: A force commanded by Charles Martel defeats an army of the Umayyad Caliphate between Poitiers and Tours in western France. 1471 – Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with the help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by King Christian I of Denmark. 1575 – Roman Catholic forces under Henry I, Duke of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among… Read the rest

Swampcats defeat Monarchs in Sumter

Posted by | October 9, 2017 7:30 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats defeated the Manning High School Monarchs at the Palmetto Tennis Center on Senior Appreciation Day on Wednesday. The Swampcats’ four seniors manned the Top 4 singles positions. Madison Ham (LMA) defeated Marie Joyner (MHS) by scores of 6-2 and 6-0. Eliza Davis (LMA) defeated Lorena Sanchez (MHS) by scores of 6-3 and 6-2. Carley Tsukalas (LMA) defeated Katie Feagin (MHS) by scores of 6-3 and 7-6. Kailyn Vicente (MHS) defeated Kayla Mack (LMA) by scores of 6-3 (L), 6-1 (W) and 10-7 (W). Carrie Rickenbaker (LMA) defeated Faith White by scores of 6-1 and 6-0.… Read the rest

Hazel G. Reynolds

Posted by | October 9, 2017 7:09 pm

TURBEVILLE – Hazel Dean Gibbons Reynolds, 86, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton, surrounded by her daughters. Born December 18, 1930, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late James Harrison Gibbons and the late Roxie Laney Morris Gibbons. She was a member of the South Carolina State Employees Association and Turbeville First Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Buddin (Chuck) and Gayle R. Hicks, both of Manning; a brother, Joseph Harrison Gibbons (Geneva) of Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Monty John Bryan Hicks II (Robin), Renny Buddin (Sarah), Abigayle Shuey (Preston), Cari… Read the rest

CCTC receives $1.3M grant to help veterans

Posted by | October 9, 2017 6:59 pm

Central Carolina Technical College will be able to serve 125 veterans per year for the next five years at its locations in four counties due to a recently acquired grant. The federal Veterans Upward Bound grant will provide $263,938 per year, for a total of $1,319,690 overall, “in order for the college to prepare, motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other skills necessary for acceptance into and success in a post-secondary education program,” according to a release. Central Carolina Technical College operates in four counties, including Clarendon, Sumter, Kershaw and Lee. According to a release from… Read the rest

JV Swampcats maintain perfect record, to start playoffs

Posted by | October 9, 2017 5:17 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity football team defeated Wilson Hall on Thursday at home by a final score of 27-8. A.J. Nelson helped the team finish the regular season with a 6-0 record by throwing four touchdown passes during Thursday’s game. Nickey Jordan caught two of those. Mark Lupori and Nolan Osteen each caught one. Dalton Huggins led the JV Swampcats’ defense, netting four tackles. Bryce Acord and Nelson each had one interception. The team begins playoffs this week.




Pinewood man killed in Kershaw County wreck

Posted by | October 9, 2017 12:13 pm

A Pinewood man was killed Saturday evening in Kershaw County after a driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the man’s Toyota pickup truck. Mack Bartlette III was reportedly ejected from the Toyota and died on the scene from his injuries, the South Carolina Highway Patrol reported. According to reports, the driver of a Pontiac GTO ran a stop sign off Lockhart Road in Kershaw County. That driver was airlifted to a local hospital.

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