Coroner Bucky Mock files suit

Posted by | June 29, 2018 8:39 pm

Coroner Bucky Mock brought suit against LaNette Samuels-Cooper, as well as Clarendon County Board of Voter Registration & Elections, Clarendon County Democratic Party, South Carolina Democratic Party and South Carolina Election Commission. The suit was filed on June 14, just days after Samuels-Cooper won the popular vote for Coroner candidacy in the Clarendon County primary held on June 12. Samuels-Cooper is unprepared to offer a statement at this time. Mock states he filed suit to follow the law. “The law states the qualifications. Somewhere along the line, it has to be addressed what the law states,” said Mock. According to… Read the rest

Gas prices in Manning too high

Posted by | June 29, 2018 5:15 pm

It is time for Manning to do something about the gas prices. Manning is 30 cents a gallon higher than surrounding towns, including Turbeville. It can’t be blamed on suppliers, as Murphy at Walmart has their own, so this leads for people to think we are being gouged. Enough is enough. KEN THAMES New Zion

Fall gardening program at the library

Posted by | June 29, 2018 1:13 pm

Mr. Anthony Melton of Clemson Extension will present a Fall Gardening Program at The Harvin Clarendon County at 6 p.m. on July 9.  The program is free and open to the public. No registration required. For more information, please call the library at 803-435-8633.

McLeod Safe Kids: Top Four Tips for Fireworks Safety

Posted by | June 29, 2018 11:47 am

Safe Kids Worldwide reports that more than 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room each year in the United States because of fireworks. Sparklers, which are typically viewed by parents as relatively harmless fireworks for children, account for one-third of the injuries to children under five. As the July 4th holiday quickly approaches, McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution with these safety tips: Leave fireworks to professionals: The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the… Read the rest

Camp Happy Days scheduled for July 1-7

Posted by | June 29, 2018 10:58 am

Camp Happy Days is here again and donations of hats, T-shirts, sunscreen, toothpaste and other toiletries are sought. Cash donations are especially needed as the camp is funded solely from donations. Camp Happy Days gives children with cancer and their siblings a chance to leave worries of hospitals and painful treatments far behind as they plunge into six days of ore head-spinning, heart-pounding fun than a child could ever imagine.  For more information, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666.

Ashley Rae Hodge named National Petite Miss Dance USA

Posted by | June 29, 2018 9:15 am

Ashley Rae Hodge with Dixie Elliott
Ashley Rae Hodge was recently awarded the title of “National Petite Miss Dance USA”.  Ashley Rae is a rising fifth grader at Laurence Manning Academy.  She is a member of the Laurence Manning Dance Team and is on the competition team at Carolina Dance Academy where she takes multiple genres of dance, including, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and baton. Ashley Rae, along with three other LMA students, Charleston Hodge, Katie Clark, and Hailey Quintanilla, were selected as semi-finalists in April through the Boogie Fever Dance Competition circuit.  The girls attended Nationals in Rock Hill, South Carolina where they participated… Read the rest


Manning Rotary holds annual dinner

Posted by | June 29, 2018 4:08 am

At the recent Manning Rotary annual dinner, outgoing President Ryan Way presented Paul Floyd a plaque acknowledging him as Rotarian of the year. Floyd is the longest-serving Rotarian in Manning with 58 years of service.




The 10th Annual A Ride to Remember is just around the corner

Posted by | June 28, 2018 3:19 pm

L-R Pete Surrette and George Hussey
The 10th Annual A Ride to Remember is just around the corner. The event, held this year from July 13-15, raises both awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Clarendon County residents Pete Surrette and George “Trip” Hussey will join the 350+ other riders for the 252-mile trip from Simpsonville to Mount Pleasant. On July 13, riders will travel 69 miles to Newberry, followed by 89 miles to Orangeburg on July 14. As they reach Orangeburg, Surrette and Hussey say friends and family from Clarendon County have shown up in the past to encourage them and support them. The final… Read the rest



Annual July 4 parade will kick off at 10 a.m.

Posted by | June 28, 2018 11:22 am

The annual Eagle Point Parade on July 4 th will begin at Eagle Point and end at the Gazebo. Line up is 9:45 a.m. and the parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Free food, snacks and water w There willea horsebustor iifaill be available and awards will be given for the best-decorated golf carts and floats.

Clyde William Gould

Posted by | June 28, 2018 10:05 am

Clyde William Gould, 88, husband of Judith Marie Green Powell Cleary Gould, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born Nov. 24, 1929, in Manchester, New Hampshire, he was a son of the late William Clyde Gould and the late Doris Arlene Whitney Gould. He was a US Army veteran, a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He is survived by his wife of Manning; four step-children, Robert Cleary of Manning, Shawn Powell (Carmen) of Leominster, Massachusetts, Todd Powell (Lorri) of Greenfield, New Hampshire… Read the rest

Cleon Ellis Morehouse

Posted by | June 28, 2018 9:51 am

SUMMERTON – Cleon Ellis Morehouse, 86, husband of Janet Lillian Meeker Morehouse, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at his home. Born Dec. 7, 1931, in Erie, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Cleon Ivan Morehouse and the late Dorothy Ellis Morehouse. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and he was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, David Morehouse (Dina) of Bridgeport, West Virginia, Jonathan Morehouse (Karen) of Orlando, Florida, and Daniel Morehouse (Yvette) and Timothy Morehouse (Michelle), both of Summerton; a daughter,… Read the rest

Marie Gibbons is awarded the SCASA Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by | June 28, 2018 8:47 am

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) Lifetime Achievement Award has been in existence for 40 years. Each year SCASA awards this to two or three people who meet the qualification standards as outlined on their website. Nominees must have a minimum of 10 full years in a school district or educational agency and be currently serving in an administrative capacity, or retired within the past year, and also must be an active SCASA member. Any administrator may nominate himself/herself or be nominated by an affiliate of SCASA or anyone else who chooses to do so. However, those nominating… Read the rest

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