Flags to be flown at half-mast in memory of former first lady

Posted by | April 18, 2018 9:46 am

President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation ordering that the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of burial for former First Lady Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92. In conjunction with this order, Gov. Henry McMaster has also directed that flags atop the State Capitol Building be flown at half-staff immediately and until sunset on the day of burial.

Today in History: April 18

Posted by | April 18, 2018 12:00 am

796 – King Æthelred I of Northumbria is murdered in Corbridge by a group led by his ealdormen, Ealdred and Wada. The patrician Osbald is crowned, but abdicates within 27 days. 1025 – Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. 1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid. 1518 – Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland. 1521 – Trial of Martin Luther begins its second day during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. He refuses to recant his teachings despite the risk of excommunication. 1689 – Bostonians… Read the rest

DNR seeking comments on Aquatic Plant Management Plan

Posted by | April 17, 2018 5:19 pm

Water hyacinth is a free-floating plant that occurs sporadically throughout the state with the major concentrations in the coastal plain because of the more moderate climate.
The Draft 2018 Aquatic Plant Management Plan is now available for public review and comment. Comments and suggestions should be submitted in writing or by email, and they must be received by the state Department of Natural Resources by April 26 to ensure they are given proper consideration in the final plan. Anyone interested in providing input should contact SCDNR Aquatic Nuisance Species Program Leader Chris Page. No telephone messages will be considered. Comments on additional areas of problematic aquatic vegetation on the state’s public lakes and waterways should be addressed and sent to previously mentioned contacts. SCDNR, in conjunction… Read the rest

Clarendon Guardian ad Litem program looking for volunteers

Posted by | April 17, 2018 5:08 pm

The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program is, in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, issuing a call to action for residents of Clarendon County to stand against child abuse and support children who have suffered abuse or neglect. The Clarendon County GAL Program currently serves more than 50 children. “The needs of children served by GAL are more complicated than ever before,” said Coordinator Celestine Cooper. “Every child deserves the support of a caring, consistent adult trained to help them heal and thrive.” Throughout April, the GAL Program is seeking members of the community to help serve… Read the rest

CCSD1 April board meeting

Posted by | April 17, 2018 3:27 pm

  The monthly Clarendon County School Board District 1 meeting was held on April 10. After opening with a moment of silence, Chairman Tony Junious asked Board Member Wanda Smith to offer the thought for the day. Smith quoted Marva Collins, adding her own thoughts after. “There is a brilliant child locked inside every student. I truly believe that. I also believe it takes all of us working together. The board, the community, the faculty and staff, everyone has to play a key role in cultivating that brilliance.” After the remainder of the opening formalities, the board moved to swear… Read the rest

District 2 board meeting postponed

Posted by | April 17, 2018 1:15 pm

The Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed until a later date. No reason was provided for the change.

LMA senior signs with Florida college

Posted by | April 17, 2018 3:55 am

Jerell Kelly’s father first put a basketball in the young man’s hand when he was 3 years old. Since then, his mother has always dreamed that he could gain a scholarship to a good college through his sports and academics. That dream came true Friday as Kelly signed to play with Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. Kelly, a standout at Laurence Manning Academy who has played varsity basketball for four years, said he chose the campus because the people there were helpful and the environment was beautiful. “They supported me through everything I do with basketball,” he… Read the rest

Today in History: April 17

Posted by | April 17, 2018 12:00 am

1349 – The rule of the Bavand dynasty in Mazandaran is brought to an end by the murder of Hasan II. 1362 – Kaunas Castle falls to the Teutonic Order after a month-long siege. 1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells The Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as the start of the book’s pilgrimage to Canterbury. 1492 – Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices. 1521 – Trial of Martin Luther over his teachings begins… Read the rest

Posted by | April 16, 2018 8:00 pm

St. Peters Masonic Lodge, 232 Boyce St. in Manning, will hold a pancake supper 5 p.m. until on May 4. Proceeds go to charity. Supper includes pancakes, sausage, coffee or tea. $6 per plate.  

Optimist Club to meet Thursday

Posted by | April 16, 2018 2:10 pm

The Optimist Club of Clarendon will meet 6 p.m. Thursday at Faye’s at the Lake. Former Circuit Court Judge Tommy Cooper will be the guest speaker. The club will be planning its fundraisers to sponsor a scholarship to send local kids to Camp Woodie over the summer.

Church will hold summit meeting

Posted by | April 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St., in Manning, will hold “The Black Male Summit” at 8:30 a.m. April 21. The speaker will be Rev. Richard Hayes II, Ph.D, M. Div..

County library will be closed this weekend

Posted by | April 16, 2018 1:55 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close for The Striped Bass Festival events Saturday and Sunday. The library will reopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. The book drop will be available for return of unrestricted materials. For more information, please call the library at (803) 435-8633.

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