GOP to hold Christmas Party on Dec. 14

Posted by | December 10, 2017 1:16 pm

The Clarendon County Republican Party will hold its annual Christmas Party at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Dinner, prepared by ladies of the church, will be provided at 6:30 p.m. Donations are welcome. Mary Alice Hoyt will be the special guest for the evening, providing musical selections on her harp. There will also be door prizes.



JV Saints fall to Jefferson Davis Academy

Posted by | December 10, 2017 10:23 am

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity boys’ basketball team fell to 1-3 on the season Friday night with a 42-18 loss to Jefferson Davis Academy. Josh Black led the JV Saints with 13 points. Brantley Hodge and Trey Bagnal added two points each.

Swampcats defeat Carolina Academy in Baron Classic

Posted by | December 10, 2017 9:25 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Swampcats defeated Carolina Academy on Saturday by a final score of 61-41 in the Baron Classic held at Wilson Hall’s Nash Student Center. With the win, the Swampcats’ record improved to 5-2 on the season. Taylor Lee led the Swampcats with 13 points. Grayson Dennis scored 11 points. Dawson Hatfield and Braydon Osteen each scored nine points.

Lady Wolverines defeat Lamar in overtime

Posted by | December 10, 2017 8:43 am

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines defeated Lamar High School in regulation overtime by a final score of 44-39. Talaysia Cooper scored 22 points for the Lady Wolverines, while Valincia Garris put up seven points and 12 rebounds for the team. Gracen Watts and Britni Anderson had five points each, while Caitlin Timmons had three points and Rhamey Floyd had two points. The team’s record is now 3-1.



Lady Saints defeat Jefferson Davis

Posted by | December 10, 2017 3:23 am

The Clarendon Hall varsity Lady Saints picked up their first win of the season by defeating Jefferson Davis Academy 45-36 on Friday night. Mallory McIntosh led the Lady Saints with 16 points, six rebounds and eight steals. Whitney Avins added 15 points, while Sydney Wells chipped in seven points.


Today in History: Sunday, Dec. 10

Posted by | December 10, 2017 12:00 am

1041 – The son of Empress Zoë of Byzantium succeeds to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V. 1317 – The “Nyköping Banquet” – King Birger of Sweden treacherously seizes his two brothers Valdemar, Duke of Finland and Eric, Duke of Södermanland, who were subsequently starved to death in the dungeon of Nyköping Castle. 1508 – The League of Cambrai is formed by Pope Julius II, Louis XII of France, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Ferdinand II of Aragon as an alliance against Venice. 1510 – Portuguese conquest of Goa: Portuguese naval forces under the command… Read the rest

Saints defeat Jefferson Davis Academy

Posted by | December 9, 2017 9:44 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity boys’ basketball team defeated Jefferson Davis Academy Friday night by a score of 83-57 to run the region record to 2-0 on the season. The Saints were led by Tyrese Mitchum, who scored 22 points, and Zyan Gilmore, who scored 17 points. Kylic Horton added 13 points, and Dylan Way led the Saints in rebounding with 10 to go along with his nine points. The Saints are now 3-1 on the season.

GOP to hold Christmas Party on Dec. 14

Posted by | December 9, 2017 7:16 pm

The Clarendon County Republican Party will hold its annual Christmas Party at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Dinner, prepared by ladies of the church, will be provided at 6:30 p.m. Donations are welcome. Mary Alice Hoyt will be the special guest for the evening, providing musical selections on her harp. There will also be door prizes.

Betty Ridgeway Spigner

Posted by | December 9, 2017 7:15 pm

Betty Ridgeway Spigner, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born Dec. 31, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Charles Nettles Ridgeway and the late Naomi Bryant Ridgeway. She was a member of Manning Second Baptist Church and was a retired bookkeeper. Survivors include a son, James C. “Jim” Spigner Jr. (Jennifer) of Manning; and a daughter, Kim S. Parkman (Jule) of Sumter. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert Ridgeway, Charles Ridgeway and William Ridgeway; and four sisters, Esther Taylor, Oneita Montjoy, Lorea Campbell and Willowese Campbell. A funeral service will be… Read the rest

I-95 wreck victim identified

Posted by | December 9, 2017 1:07 pm

The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a Rhode Island woman killed early Friday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95. Ivette Figuroa, 32, died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries received in the wreck, which happened about 3 a.m. Friday. Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol said that the victim was driving a 2013 Honda SUV northbound near the 113 mile-marker on I-95 when the vehicle left the roadway, struck and tree and overturned. Six passengers in the vehicle were taken to McLeod Regional Medical Center for various, non-life threatening injuries. Figuroa… Read the rest

Turbeville resident inducted into Newberry College Who’s Who

Posted by | December 9, 2017 6:26 am

Turbeville’s Emily McElveen has been inducted into the Newberry College Who’s Who. A physical education major, McElveen has been on the Dean’s List every semester during her time at Newberry College. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Newberry Education Society, along with serving as a student success mentor. She is the head volleyball coach and assistant girls’ basketball coach at Mid-Carolina Middle School. After graduation, McElveen plans to teach physical education and coach, along with pursing a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of South Carolina.


Harvest Community School students pack 108 boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Posted by | December 9, 2017 4:05 am

Harvest Community School set a goal last month to pack 100 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. This worked out to two boxes per student, and the teachers worked with their classes in choosing what to put in the boxes. Students in the middle-school class came up with the idea to write verses on the inside of the boxes. They realized that the children receiving the boxes might not speak English, and they decided to focus on the two most common languages besides English – Spanish and Chinese. To make the boxes more personalized, they chose to hand write the… Read the rest

Man brought meth to court while being tried for possession of meth

Posted by | December 9, 2017 2:06 am

Authorities say a man on trial in South Carolina for possessing methamphetamine came to the courthouse with more of the drug in his pocket. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said deputies found the drugs in 31-year-old Franklin Hayes’ pocket Wednesday after ordering him to stay in jail after the first day of his trial. Foster says Hayes’ trial continued and the jury was not told of his arrest. Jurors found him guilty Thursday and he was sentenced to nine years in prison. The sheriff said in a statement that Hayes has been charged again with possession of methamphetamine after the… Read the rest

Aiken County man charged with exploitation of a minor

Posted by | December 9, 2017 2:04 am

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Friday the arrest of Sean Lewis Zustak, 20, of North Augusta, on twenty-two charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest. Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Zustak. Investigators allege that Zustak distributed files of child pornography.… Read the rest

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