Hospital celebrates National Nurses’ Week

Posted by | May 11, 2018 2:02 pm

From left to right, registered nurse Kathleen "Kathy" Keith and unit secretary Christy Taylor were named McLeod Health Clarendon Nurse of the Year and Support Person of the Year by their peers during celebrations for National Nurses' Week this week.
McLeod Health Clarendon celebrated this week its nursing teams’ compassion, dedication and service” for National Nurses’ Week, according to a release. Every year, National Nurses’ Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. In recognition of the nurses’ ability to influence the profession and all aspects of healthcare, the theme for National Nurses Week is “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.” McLeod Health Clarendon nurses were honored with a Nurses’ Week Luncheon and award recognition gathering. All staff nurses were asked to nominate a fellow… Read the rest

Trade Commission warns about fake Publishers’ Clearing House sweepstakes

Posted by | May 11, 2018 11:12 am

The Federal Trade Commission released this week a report warning all Americans about possible fake Publishers’ Clearing House sweepstakes. “Who wouldn’t love to be that winner you see on TV holding a great big sweepstakes check?” wrote Emma Fletcher with the division of Consumer and Business Education at the FTC. “That’s what con artists are counting on when they claim to be Publishers’ Clearing House. This trick is an oldie but goodie for scammers.” The scam starts with a call or letter saying you’ve won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. But to collect your prize, they say, you need to… Read the rest

LMA holds senior chapel

Posted by | May 11, 2018 7:53 am

Laurence Manning Academy senior Macey Wilson receives a Bible from sophomore Reilly Ray at senior chapel recently, marking the last chapel for the Class of 2018.

Scott signs off on CIA director nominee

Posted by | May 11, 2018 6:50 am

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) Friday announced his support for Gina Haspel to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. “There is no question Gina Haspel’s decades of service at the CIA have well prepared her to lead the agency forward. Her resume is second to none, and Ms. Haspel has my full support. The Senate should confirm her without delay.”

Nathan Conyers

Posted by | May 11, 2018 6:45 am

Nathan Conyers of Milwaukee departed this life Friday, April 27, 2018, at the age of 72. He was born on Nov. 15, 1945, in Paxville. He was a graduate of Sumter’s Lincoln High School Class of 1964. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Nathan was married for 35 years to his wife, Lynda Jackson Conyers. He was the father of Deloris Alexandra Conyers of Sumter and Morgan Ashley Conyers of Milwaukee. A public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2017, at Job’s Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May… Read the rest

Manning native inducted into CCU social service fraternity

Posted by | May 11, 2018 5:50 am

mCONWAY – Alexandria Nelson, a psychology major from Manning, was inducted into Coastal Carolina University’s chapter of Phi Sigma Pi, a social service fraternity on campus. This year’s ceremony inducted 48 new members who met the requirements to join. Phi Sigma Pi is a gender-inclusive fraternity that focuses on scholarship, leadership and fellowship. The organization was founded in 1916 and has more than 125 chapters in the United States.




Today in History: May 11

Posted by | May 11, 2018 12:00 am

330 – Byzantium is renamed Nova Roma during a dedication ceremony, but it is more popularly referred to as Constantinople. 868 – A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book. 912 – Alexander becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1310 – Philip IV of France has fifty-four members of the Knights Templar burned at the stake, ostensibly for heresy. 1502 – Christopher Columbus departs Cádiz on his fourth and final voyage to the Americas. 1647 – Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New… Read the rest

James Ray Morris

Posted by | May 10, 2018 4:11 pm

TURBEVILLE – James Ray Morris, 68, died May 8, 2018 in Columbia. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 132018, at Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at Floyd Funeral Home. Mr. Morris was born in Clarendon County, a son of the late Edward Beasley Morris and Willa Mozelle Baird Morris. He was a graduate of USC-Aiken and served in the South Carolina National Guard; he was a self-employed contractor and served as the zoning administrator and code enforcement officer for the Town of Turbeville, and… Read the rest

JV Lady Saints complete undefeated season

Posted by | May 10, 2018 12:47 pm

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity softball team completed an undefeated season of 13-0 earlier this week. From left to right on the bottom row are Macie McIntosh, Lacey Corbett, Colleen McIntosh, Ashley Timmons, Sidney Berry, Ashlynn Ewell and Melissa Tufts. From left to right on the top row are Coach Shannon Corbett, Hannah Johndrow, Olivia Wilson, Hadleigh McIntosh, McKenley Wells, Amberly Way, Wells James and Coach Ritchie Way.

Democrats to hold 3 candidate forums

Posted by | May 10, 2018 12:28 pm

The Clarendon County Democratic Party will be featuring three Clarendon County Democratic Candidates Forums. The Candidate Forums will be held as follows: 6:30 p.m. Thursday – Taw Caw Community Outreach Center, 1126 Granby Lane in Summerton (Specific for County Council District 1 and countywide candidates). 6:30 p.m. May 24 – Melinda Presbyterian Church All Purpose Building, 3539 Black River Road in Gable (Specific for County Council District 3 and Countywide Candidates). 6:30 p.m. May 31 — Clarendon County Courthouse, 3 W. Keitt St. in Manning (All Candidates). The time for all Forums are scheduled to take place from 6:30pm –… Read the rest

Malcolm Spates

Posted by | May 10, 2018 11:25 am

OLANTA – Malcolm Spates, 23, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence. Born Dec 16, 1994, in Florence, he was a son of John Spate and Alma Atkinson Spate. Funeral services for Mr. Spates will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at AFC Restoration And Deliverance, 297 W. Main St. in Olanta. Dr. Minnie P Johnson, pastor, will officiate; Elder Wilie Witherspoon will give eulogy; and Bishop K.L. Gibson will preside. Elder Calvin Burgess and Apostle Sylvia McFadden will assist. Burial wil follow in the Jordan Chapel cemetery in Olanta. The family will receive… Read the rest

Letter: Church members ask for road paving

Posted by | May 10, 2018 8:55 am

For the past 25-plus years, we, the members of Triumph Church at 1285 Pearson Road, have been pleading with Clarendon County to pave this muddy road. The county always has given many excuses why they were not going to pave our road. Some of the excuses from Clarendon County are “Do buses travel on this road?” or “You must be added to the list of those making a request to have your road paved” and “It may be next year before we can get to you.” There were given one reason/excuse after another while other roads were being paved. Wyboo… Read the rest

Little Old Lady … Unpacking

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:59 am

I am sitting here at my desk unpacking. I haven’t been anywhere, but I have a tote bag to unpack. You see, after 25 years, I have resigned as a volunteer at McLeod Health Clarendon hospital. Surprisingly, my tote is only filled with a surplus of pencils, some blue ink pens, a plaque of friendship and a stapler. Not much for all this time. After 25 years, I received a certificate at the Volunteer Annual Luncheon showing that I have given 9,500 hours of service. I decided to work that out mathematically and 9,500 hours, divided by a 40 hour… Read the rest


4 Clarendon residents graduate from CCU

Posted by | May 10, 2018 3:59 am

Four Clarendon natives were among the 1,183 students who walked in Coastal Carolina University’s graduation exercises held May 4-5. Those recognized included Manning natives Kevin Gist, receiving a bachelor of science in exercise and sport science Tiana James, receiving a bachelor of science in biology; and Grace Surette, receiving a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies. Summerton native Shaquelah Walters was also recognized, receiving a bachelor of science in psychology. Head football coach Joe Moglia was the commencement speaker, and 12 students were recognized with the President’s Award for earning a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average. Moglia, also chairman… Read the rest


Today in History: May 10

Posted by | May 10, 2018 12:00 am

28 BC – A sunspot is observed by Han dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China. AD 70 – Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, opens a full-scale assault on Jerusalem and attacks the city’s Third Wall to the northwest. 1291 – Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England pending the selection of a king. 1497 – Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World. 1503 – Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas… Read the rest

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