Dancing With the Stars contestant, Brandon Shaw

Posted by | July 30, 2018 8:38 pm

Brandon Shaw is the son of Levy and Rosa Shaw. A native of Turbeville, Brandon attended Walker Gamble Elementary and East Clarendon high. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University and currently teaches 3rd grade at Walker Gamble Elementary. Brandon also coaches football at ECHS.

Kuzbary completes SCISA Teacher Institute program

Posted by | July 30, 2018 4:28 pm

Kaylee Kuzbary, center, a faculty member at Clarendon Hall, receives her certificate of completion at the conclusion of the South Carolina Independent School Association Teacher Insitute from Meghan James, left, a SCISA Master Teacher and institute instructor, and Dr. Spencer A. Jordan, right, SCISA executive director. SCISA photo.
Teachers from The South Carolina Independent School Association member institutions from across the state and adjacent areas in Georgia spent part of their summer availing themselves of an opportunity to improve their teaching skills during the SCISA Teacher Institute. SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer A. Jordan said Kaylee Kuzbary from Clarendon Hall, took part in the two-day event. “The Teacher Institute is designed to train teachers in a multitude of areas that will help enhance student instruction and individual classroom management skills,” Jordan said. “We also recommend TI for teachers coming back into the teaching profession and/or those coming to… Read the rest

Victim identified in pedestrian versus vehicle accident

Posted by | July 30, 2018 3:45 pm

MANNING – A 51-year old Georgetown man was killed shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday in a pedestrian versus vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. 301 near June Burn Road. Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock identified the deceased as Raynell Carraway. “Mr. Carraway’s identification card listed him as a resident of Georgetown County,” Mock said Monday morning. “Mr. Carraway was living with a relative in the Alcolu area when the accident occurred.” Mock said that Carraway was transported to McLeod Clarendon Hospital where he died from injuries that he sustained in the accident. “An autopsy will be performed on Carraway on… Read the rest

Boykin and Horton successfully complete Heads Institute

Posted by | July 30, 2018 2:29 pm

Tripp Boykin, left, headmaster at Laurence Manning Academy, and DeeDee Horton, right, assistant head at LMA, receive their certificates of completion following the South Carolina Independent Schools Association Heads’ Institute from Dr. Spencer Jordan, center, SCISA executive director. SCISA photo.
Staff members from Laurence Manning Academy recently took the opportunity to expand their educational competency by completing a workshop offered by The South Carolina Independent School Association. Tripp Boykin, headmaster at Laurence Manning Academy, and DeeDee Horton, assistant head at LMA, completed the Heads’ Institute, according to SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer A. Jordan. “The Heads’ Institute offered training in a variety of tasks performed by heads of school on a daily basis,” Jordan said. “Additionally, the personal qualities associated with outstanding administrators were examined.” Topics for the two-day event included leadership, time management, development, curriculum, athletics, enrollment, legal requirements,… Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Brandon Feagin

Posted by | July 30, 2018 2:00 pm

Brandon Feagin has lived an amazing 29 years in a little town call Alcolu. He graduated from Manning High in the class of 2006 and now works at Sparrow & Kennedy Tractor Co. in Manning as an Integrated Solution Consultant. He has two amazing parents, Randy and Peggy Feagin and an older sister named Tammy Feagin. He chose to participate in DWTS because he can’t think of a better way to raise money for charity while bringing the community together for laughter and entertainment.

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Susanna Beard

Posted by | July 30, 2018 11:06 am

Susanna Louise Beard is the 19-year-old daughter of Mackie and Tiffani Beard and Susan and Sammy Coe. She is a lifetime resident of the Barrineau community located in Clarendon County. She has a love for modeling and pageantry and holds many local titles. She graduated from East Clarendon High School in 2017 while also achieving a license in cosmetology from F.E. Dubose Career Center. Susanna is the owner and operator of SAFE HAVEN SALON AND BOUTIQUE, located in Turbeville.


Posted by | July 30, 2018 8:30 am

The Town of Summerton 4 MAIN in partnership with the Carolina Fly Fishing Club will sponsor a two-day fly fishing workshop which will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 12-13, at Taw Caw Park during Duckfest. The workshops will be led by instructors from the Charlotte, North Carolina based Carolina Fly Fishing Club. Dick Handshaw and Gary Jones will be your instructors. Mr. Handshaw is the President of the Southeast Council of Fly Fishers International and past President of CFFC. Mr. Jones is Vice President of Membership for Southeast Council of International Fly Fishers and also a past President… Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Brantley Galloway

Posted by | July 29, 2018 6:25 pm

Brantley Galloway is a 17 year-old student at East Clarendon Middle High School.  This was his first year attending ECMHS and it was a fantastic year! He traveled with his class on a cruise to the Bahamas this past April.   He is an athlete with Special Olympics,  playing several sports including soccer, basketball, bowling, and swimming.   He also played on the East Clarendon Unified Volleyball Team this year and attended the Special Olympic State Games in Greenville, SC, where they won the gold medal!  Now, he is very excited to be a part of this year’s “Dancing with the Stars”!

Smith starts charity to honor late husband

Posted by | July 29, 2018 2:12 pm

Beginning of watch for Holmes Nathaniel Smith Jr. started the day he was born in 1969. Smith spent almost 20 years in law enforcement. He began his service as a police officer for the City of Manning under former Chief Joey. After spending most of his career here, he moved on to be a game warden for Sumter County Department of National Services and lastly made a home at the Clarendon County Sherriff’s office as an investigator. Tragically Smith’s end of watch came on the afternoon of November 5, 2014. Smith was returning to Clarendon County from a meeting with… Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Janet Hicks

Posted by | July 29, 2018 7:19 am

Janet Godwin Hicks, CPA, is proud to be representing the Lake City Community Theatre in this year’s Dancing With The Stars. She is a Certified Public Accountant with 34 years of experience. A native of Lake City, she is the owner of Hicks Guerry Group, PA located in historic downtown Lake City. HGG is honored to have served the financial needs of businesses and individuals of Florence, Williamsburg, Clarendon, Sumter, and Georgetown counties and beyond for over 25 years. Janet has also served on numerous civic/professional boards, such as Lake City Community Theater, Lake City Community Museum Society, Habitat for… Read the rest

Buck Rogers and Rocket man costumes

Posted by | July 28, 2018 5:27 pm

The science fiction channel had a Buck Rodgers marathon on the other day. Buck Rodgers was a spaceman and hero. He could travel the galaxy and right wrongs. His enemies might call him “Earth Man” but by the end of the show they said it with respect. Buck Rodgers was filmed in the 1930’s. It would play in movie theatres as an episodic short film with another chapter the next week. I first started watching the shows on television in the 50’s. I used to be amazed at the spaceship and the ray gun that Flash carried. Now I’m more… Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Dr. David Rodriguez

Posted by | July 28, 2018 2:14 pm

Dr. David C. Rodriguez is a native of Albany Georgia. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from The Medical College of Georgia. After completing his family medicine residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center, he served as staff physician in the United States Air Force. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for valorous service while deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been serving Lake City and the surrounding communities since 2006. He currently practices in his private office, Lake City Medical Associates, 130 South Acline Street in Lake City and serves as the Hospitalist for Lake… Read the rest

A new KOA in town

Posted by | July 28, 2018 11:00 am

Santee Lakes Campground in Summerton got a new facelift. Early in July, Santee Lakes became Santee Lakes KOA. Meg Malanuk, the owner’s daughter-in-law, came on board to assist with the transition and manage the technology and marketing side of the business. “We wanted to do some upgrades, and we wanted to have more overnight business. We wanted to turn it into a more family-oriented campground, so families would spend time here,” said Malanuk. The campground had become a primarily long-term resident campground, and the Malanuks wished to take it in a new direction, hoping to appeal to more of the… Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Brandon Burgess

Posted by | July 28, 2018 6:02 am

  Brandon Burgess lives in Sumter. He is a graduate of Manning High School and Central Carolina Technical College. He completed the early college program with an Associate of Arts Degree. In the Fall of 2018, he will attend the College of Charleston to study biology. His passion is serving the community and aiming to make the world a better place. This event was brought to his attention by his dance partner and he has enjoyed the hard work and effort it has taken to get ready for the Dancing With the Stars competition . 

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Dr. Don Miller

Posted by | July 27, 2018 6:15 pm

Dr. Don Miller was born and raised near Akron OH, educated at Western Reserve University in Cleveland and at University of Iowa Medical School. He came to Greenville, SC for residency, opened a solo family practice office, and met his wife, Shirley. He switched to Emergency Medicine in 1993, and after 20 years in Virginia, they moved in 2014 from Radford, VA to Manning SC, where he is currently working at McLeod Health Clarendon Emergency Department. He has been a doctor for 40 years, a drummer for 60 years, and a dancer for…??? The Miller’s have five children, eight grandchildren,… Read the rest

Mock vs. Samuels-Cooper is still undecided

Posted by | July 27, 2018 4:54 pm

The case Coroner Bucky Mock brought against LaNette Samuels-Cooper, the state and county Democratic parties, and the state and county election boards resumed this morning. Judge Cothran opened the session with partially granting the motion of Ronnie Sabb, who represents Samuels-Cooper, which was made last Friday. Sabb had requested the case be dismissed because Mock had not exhausted all available means to protest the issue with the Democratic Party. Cothran stated he agreed precedent had been set which warranted his dismissal of the question of the date Samuels-Cooper filed. However, he stated he felt the issue of her qualifications to… Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Garrett Clark Gibbs

Posted by | July 27, 2018 11:10 am

Garrett is from the Lynchburg, SC area. This is the first time he has participated in Dancing WithThe Stars, but is looking forward to dancing with his sister, Amelia Gibbs Coker. He is the son of Clark Gibbs and the former Candace Atkinson Gibbs (deceased). Garrett attended Hudgens Academy before becoming a student at Walker Gamble Elementary and then East Clarendon Middle and High School. He graduated ECHS in the year 2014. He is now in his third year of employment at Nucor Vulcraft Corporation in Florence. He enjoys all sports and especially enjoys hunting, fishing and boating. He has… Read the rest

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