Congratulations!

Posted by | November 28, 2018 8:49 pm

Congratulations to the following Clarendon Hall Saints Seniors selected for the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) All Star Team: Bobby Ashba, Michael Boylston, Even Boyd, Carson Cumbee and Stephen Henning. The game will be held Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m. at Calhoun Academy.

OBITUARY: David LeGrande Hodge

Posted by | November 28, 2018 7:11 pm

David LeGrande Hodge, 76, husband of Carol Avis Dyson Hodge, died Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born December 29, 1941, in Florence, he was a son of the late Marion Covert Hodge and the late Lovie Harrington Hodge. He was a retired farmer and enjoyed driving tractors, and he attended Trinity United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of Manning; a son, Timothy Hodge of Sumter; a stepdaughter, Ginger Davis of Indiana; a grandson, Kyle Hodge; two step grandsons, Randall Davis and Bradley Davis; four brothers, Winston Hodge (Genie) of Manning, Gerald Hodge of New… Read the rest

Summerton children get new coats

Posted by | November 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Summerton Rotarians and Goody's store staff were on hand to assist families with outfitting their children. Pictured in front row: Manning Goody's Store Manager Deborah Lindsey, John Billups and Gloria Joseph. Back row: Brad Gerfin, Glenn Wells, Myra Dyson, Carole Summers and Rock Ouzts.
Once again, the Summerton Rotary Club has reached out to embrace the community through giving. Every year, the Summerton Rotary hosts fundraisers to support local residents with projects such as scholarships for students or sponsorships to send students to Palmetto Boys and Girls State. The Summerton Rotary Club was formed in 2006 and currently has 30 active members. The Club meets each Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. at St. Matthias Church in Summerton. According to Cleve Dowell, Summerton Rotary’s Secretary/Treasurer, the Club began a “Coats and Shoes” project about five years ago. The Club applies each year for a grant… Read the rest

FINAL: Scott’s Branch varsity boys basketball

Posted by | November 28, 2018 4:55 pm

The Varsity Boy’s basketball team travel to take on the Whirlwinds of Timmonsville. The Eagles put up a hard fight. However, it wasn’t enough. The boys fall short 66-73 on Tuesday night. Leading the Eagles were Antayuvis Stukes with 15 points and 10 boards, Nyquan Lee with 13 points and four steals, C.J. Hickman with 10 points and 10 boards and Joakeen Stevens with 9 points and 10 boards. The Eagles fall to 0-2 on this young season. The Eagles will be back in action Thursday at Home, Hosting The Saints of Clarendon Hall Tip-Off at 6 p.m.

OBITUARY: Norman Lee Corbett

Posted by | November 28, 2018 4:13 pm

Corbett, Norman Lee Obit Photo.jpgNorman Lee Corbett, 83, husband of Teresa Annette Duke Corbett, died Monday, November 26, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born August 25, 1935, in Manning, he was a son of the late Julian Furman Corbett and the late Barbara Broadway Corbett. He was a US Air Force veteran and a farmer. He is survived by his wife of Pinewood; two sons, Carl Travis Corbett (Keleigh) of Columbia and Brian Matthew Corbett of Pinewood; two daughters, Margaret Corbett Bartlette of Pinewood and Mary Corbett Carrigan (Lawrence) of Sumter; a sister, Clara Corbett Macfarlane of Paoli, Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren, Molly Corbett,… Read the rest

FINAL: LMA Varsity Girls Basketball

Posted by | November 28, 2018 3:59 pm

The LMA Varsity girls basketball team defeated Conway Christian 54-23 on Tuesday night at home. Leading the way for the Swampcats was Lexi Bennett with 17 points. Breanna Boykin scored 10, Katherine Burns 8, Audrey Bennett 6, Rollin Barwick 5, and Elizabeth Hicks, Laura Helen Johnson, Carrie Rickembaker and Vivian Bryant all added 2 points. The next game is on Thursday at Kings Academy.

LMA Athlete signs with Radford University

Posted by | November 28, 2018 3:30 pm

Andrew Boyd's parents, Ann and Mike, look on as he signs the final paperwork to accept a baseball scholarship from Radford University.
Laurence Manning Academy senior Andrew Boyd accepted a scholarship on November 14 to play baseball for Radford University in Virginia under Coach Joe Raccuia, signing the papers in front of friends and family. Although Boyd lives in Kingstree, the family chose Laurence Manning, as it’s a bigger school with a strong baseball program. During his time at Laurence Manning, Boyd has excelled not only in athletics but also in academics, and he is a member of the National Honors Society. Boyd began playing baseball at three years old, developing a deep love of the sport at an early age. His… Read the rest

OBITUARY: James Ernest “Ernie” Ard

Posted by | November 28, 2018 3:29 pm

James Ernest “Ernie” Ard age 76, passed away November 27, 2018 at his home, after an illness. He is survived by his wife of 55 years and high school sweetheart, Linda McGee Ard, of Olanta and one son, James E. Ard “J. E.” Jr., also of Olanta. He was the son of Ernest Adel Ard and Margaret Highsmith Ard. He was voted the “Most Athletic” by the Olanta High School Class of 1962 and also had an outstanding pitching record on the baseball team. This was followed further by playing for the Oakland “A” Farm Club later in life. He… Read the rest

ATTENTION: SCAM ALERT

Posted by | November 28, 2018 1:08 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has released the following: Clarendon County Citizens: We have received calls from Clarendon County citizens stating they are receiving calls from a person soliciting gifts, toys or money for Christmas on behalf of Sheriff Baxley and the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. Please be advised that the Clarendon County Sheriff’s nor Sheriff Baxley is soliciting nor will be receiving any gifts or donations for Christmas. If you should receive a call, please hang up and DO NOT participate. Please share and help us get this message to all.

2018 Clarendon County Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway

Posted by | November 28, 2018 11:30 am

A maximum of 4,000 tickets will be sold for 23 guns and 1 gun safe to be given away daily during the month of December. Tickets can be purchased from The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, Gibbons & Company, CPA, PA, or see any Junior Chamber member. 100% of the proceeds are invested right back into Clarendon County and the Junior Chamber’s community projects. Price per ticket: $10 Below is a list of the guns and the day that each will be drawn on: Beretta A300 12 Gauge Ruger LCP .380 Ruger SR556 AR-15 Henry Golden Boy .22 LR Taurus… Read the rest



2018 Clarendon County Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway

Posted by | November 27, 2018 11:30 am

A maximum of 4,000 tickets will be sold for 23 guns and 1 gun safe to be given away daily during the month of December. Tickets can be purchased from The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, Gibbons & Company, CPA, PA, or see any Junior Chamber member. 100% of the proceeds are invested right back into Clarendon County and the Junior Chamber’s community projects. Price per ticket: $10 Below is a list of the guns and the day that each will be drawn on: Beretta A300 12 Gauge Ruger LCP .380 Ruger SR556 AR-15 Henry Golden Boy .22 LR Taurus… Read the rest

Shelters for the shelter

Posted by | November 27, 2018 10:16 am

WHO? You probably already know about A Second Chance Animal Shelter, where since 2007 we’ve given a second chance to the homeless dogs and cats in Clarendon County. As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, we rely on the generosity of people like you to support our efforts. WHAT? This is the season of sharing & giving. Although you have many ways to do that, we ask that you include A Second Chance in your seasonal generosity. WHY?  At ASCAS, we always seek ways to make lives better for our dogs and cats, especially when it comes to protecting those in outside… Read the rest

FINAL: Scott’s Branch Varsity Boys

Posted by | November 26, 2018 11:24 pm

Scott’s Branch Varsity Boys’ basketball team dropped their season opener against North High School 63-66 late in the 4th quarter. Leading the Eagles was Savior Seberry with a Double Double 16 points and 10 rebounds. Next in scoring was Antayuvis Stukes with 10 points and 8 boards. The Eagles will travel to Timmonsville today; tip-off will be at 5 p.m.


FINAL: Manning Junior High Boys and Girls

Posted by | November 26, 2018 9:19 pm

The Manning Junior High girls and boys teams both won tonight over Ebenezer Middle. For the girls, Taylor Gourdine scored 17 points and Samiya Witherspoon scored 16 points, and the game ended with a winning score of 37-33. For the boys, Justin Daniels and Jeh’ Hilton both scored 11 points each, ending with a winning score of 63-30.


2018 Clarendon County Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway

Posted by | November 26, 2018 11:30 am

A maximum of 4,000 tickets will be sold for 23 guns and 1 gun safe to be given away daily during the month of December. Tickets can be purchased from The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, Gibbons & Company, CPA, PA, or see any Junior Chamber member. 100% of the proceeds are invested right back into Clarendon County and the Junior Chamber’s community projects. Price per ticket: $10 Below is a list of the guns and the day that each will be drawn on: Beretta A300 12 Gauge Ruger LCP .380 Ruger SR556 AR-15 Henry Golden Boy .22 LR Taurus… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Edna Margaret Eagerton

Posted by | November 26, 2018 10:50 am

Edna Margaret Eagerton, 62, died Friday, November 23, 2018, at Palmetto Health Richland. Born February 23, 1956, in Sumter, she was a daughter of Robert Samuel Eagerton and the late Edna Mae Brunson Eagerton. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, Clarendon County Historical Society, Summerton Fire Department and Summerton United Methodist Church. She is survived by her father of Summerton; three brothers, Dr. Robert S. Eagerton, Jr. (Bonnie) of Manning, Dr. David H. Eagerton (Susan) of Benson, North Carolina and Dr. Donald C. Eagerton (Jamie) of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Elizabeth… Read the rest

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