Day break-ins prompts police chief to ask residents to be vigilant

Posted by | January 17, 2018 2:36 am

Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer is asking city residents to be sure that their homes are secure when they leave them during the day. He has also asked that folks watch out for their neighbors’ properties. “We had a couple of home break-ins in broad daylight on Tuesday,” said Shaffer. “It is very uncommon for this type of incident to occur during the daylight hours. The homes were in the Gibbons Street and Woodside Drive area.” Shaffer said if residents see any suspicious behavior or individuals, they should call 911. “There will also be a more visible presence in all… Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 17

Posted by | January 17, 2018 12:00 am

38 BC – Octavian divorces his wife Scribonia and marries Livia Drusilla, ending the fragile peace between the Second Triumvirate and Sextus Pompey. 395 – Upon the death of Emperor Theodosius I, the Roman Empire is permanently divided into the Eastern Roman Empire under Arcadius, and the Western Roman Empire under Honorius. 1287 – King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Menorca. 1377 – Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon. 1524 – Giovanni da Verrazzano sets sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean. 1562 – France recognizes the Huguenots by… Read the rest

Inmate stabbed during fight at Turbeville prison

Posted by | January 16, 2018 8:28 pm

Officials with the state Department of Corrections have confirmed that an inmate was stabbed Tuesday during a fight at Turbeville Correctional Institution. Officials said an unidentified inmate stabbed the victim during an altercation. Department of Corrections Communications Director Jeff Taillon said the inmates were housed in a Level 2 unit which houses young adult male offenders sentenced through the Youthful Offender Act. He said the inmate received medical attention. He did not discuss the extent of the victim’s injuries.

Scott’s Branch Middle School Eagles defeat Timmonsville

Posted by | January 16, 2018 2:38 pm

The Scott’s Branch Middle School boys’ basketball team defeated Timmonsville at home in Summerton on Thursday by a final score of 58-10. Tariq Coard scored 21 points, while Randy Gipson scored 13 points. Tydarian Chandler scored seven points, while Zakee Rendell scored six. Terrense Pusher scored four points. Jimmy Weeks, Ladontae Frazier and Shaheem Ballard scored two points each, and Emorei Stephens scored one point. 3 points. Ty

Harvin named Rotary Cub Paul Harris Fellow

Posted by | January 16, 2018 11:02 am

Summerton Rotary Club member Thomas Harvi was named a Paul Harris Fellow Jan. 11 during the club’s regular meeting. Paul Harris fellows are those individuals who contribute, or who have had contributions made in their names, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The program was established in 1957.


JV Lady Swampcat clays team takes 1st place

Posted by | January 16, 2018 10:30 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity advanced girls got first place at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays on Saturday. Jamey Williamson, Carrie Rickenbaker, Isabella Harris and Cahki Fowler were the four shooters.

Laurence Manning Academy First Semester Headmaster’s List

Posted by | January 16, 2018 10:04 am

The following students were named to the Laurence Manning Academy Headmaster’s List for the First Semester of the 2017-18 school year. SECOND GRADE Terri Floyd – Elijah Saulsgiver, Sophia Timmons, and Lilyana Tutt. Anna Lynn Gamble – Daley Boykin, Zach Cornor, Willson Epps, Charleston Hodge, Logan Hudson, Landry Lee, Miranda Price, Logan Starnes, and Caroline Welch. Kristen Rembert – Alyssa Ardis, Summer Carey, Landon Duke, John Harper Livingston, Gavin Mathis, Caleb Poplin, Christian Stermock, Crosby Tisdale, Wilson Tisdale, and Eli Wilson. THIRD GRADE Meagan Glass – Aidan Floyd, Lucy McCarron, Robbie Robertson, Tyler Woodward, and Claire Wright. Courtney Johnson –… Read the rest

JV Eagles defeat Branchville

Posted by | January 16, 2018 9:04 am

The Scott’s Branch High School junior varsity boys’ basketbal team defeated Branchville in Branchville by a final score of 49-21 on Friday. Almont Rendell scored 12 points, Jalen Smith scored 11 points, Nyquan Lee scored 10 points and Savio Seaberry scored eight points. Xavier Bnnnett, DAnte JOnes, Tayri White and Marquis Reed each scored two points.

Library board to meet Monday

Posted by | January 16, 2018 8:17 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library Board of Trustees will meet 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Clarendon County Administration Building on Sunset Drive in Manning. The meeting agenda features a discussion of the library’s 2018-19 budget; an update on the library’s insurance policy and liability issues; the holiday closing schedule for 2018; and reports from both Executive Director Charlotte Johnston and the board chairman.

Foods that could be ruining your complexion

Posted by | January 16, 2018 5:44 am

Women of every age want to have clear and glowing skin. Your face is of the greatest concern because many blemishes seem to linger here. Keeping your hands away from your face and cleansing it with care may be your strict habits, but there are other influences to be concerned about. The foods that you eat are also factors that play into your complexion’s health. Learn more about the good-and-bad choices that make a difference for the skin. Juices Instead of Fruits Drinking 100-percent fruit juice should be the same as eating the item itself, but that’s not really the… Read the rest


Joseph named Summerton Rotary Paul Harris Fellow

Posted by | January 16, 2018 4:11 am

Summerton Rotary Club member Gloria Joseph was named a Paul Harris Fellow Jan. 11 during the club’s regular meeting. Paul Harris fellows are those individuals who contribute, or who have had contributions made in their names, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The program was established in 1957.

Today in History: Jan. 16

Posted by | January 16, 2018 12:00 am

27 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire. 378 – General Siyaj K’ak’ conquers Tikal, enlarging the domain of King Spearthrower Owl of Teotihuacán. 550 – Gothic War: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison. 929 – Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Córdoba. 1120 – The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. 1362 – A storm tide in the North Sea ravages the… Read the rest


Lady Eagles defeat Branchville

Posted by | January 15, 2018 8:44 pm

The Scott’s Branch High School Lady Eagles defeated Branchville in Branchvile on Thursday by a final score of 76-3. Cambria Parker led the team with 17 points, while Teja Madison had 13 points, and Mary Wimberly and Tonia Lawson each had 10 points. Jazlyn Bowman, Jahnya Brown, Mercedes Oliver and Tyleisha Gibso each scored three points. Kashawna Sinkler, Rosa Bennett and Tiauna Hunt each scored two points.

Varsity Eagles defeat Branchville

Posted by | January 15, 2018 3:35 pm

The Scott’s Branch High School varsity baskebtall team defeated Branchville in Branchvile on Thursday by a final score of 53-45. Terrence Yon had 15 points. Marquis Thomas had nine points. Amonte Brown had eight points. Daezhon Dingle had seven points. Levontae Fleming had five points. Frank Thompson had three points, and Daquan Brock, Treyshawn Moore and Antavious Stukes all had two points.

Scott releases statement on King’s legacy

Posted by | January 15, 2018 11:47 am

– U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Dr. King was undeniably an American hero. His passion, his blood, sweat, and tears, and his ultimate sacrifice are forever an integral part of our country’s history. “He taught us about the strength to love in the face of hate, saying ‘darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.’ He showed us resilience in the face of adversity and injustice by working every single day… Read the rest

Dream Walk at USC Sumter today

Posted by | January 15, 2018 6:06 am

The University of South Carolina Sumter will hold its 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Walk at 9:30 a.m. Monday, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Nettles Building. The Dream Walk is a community-led effort that acknowledges and celebrates the meaning and purpose of the day that honors the slain civil rights activist. The college will hold a program of celebration after the walk at 11 a.m. There will be a speaker and musical performances. T-shirts will be available for a $13 donation. There is no cost to walk. The Dream Walk is co-sponsored by USC… Read the rest

Foods you should eat when you’re tired

Posted by | January 15, 2018 5:39 am

If you are feeling tired during the day, then you may need to make a few changes in your diet. In many cases, diet is the cause of fatigue. There are many foods that can boost your energy. Oatmeal Whole-grain rich foods are one of the best foods that you can eat if you are low on energy. Oatmeal is a great source of whole grains. They are also rich in complex carbohydrates. Studies have shown that people who eat a breakfast that is high in complex carbohydrates are more alert than people who eat a diet that is high… Read the rest

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