Holiday closing

Posted by | February 6, 2019 10:16 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close for President’s Day on Monday, February 18, 2019, and reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. For more information, please call the library at (803) 435-8633.

FINAL: Clarendon Hall

Posted by | February 6, 2019 10:10 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball ran their record to 24-0 Tuesday night in Holly Hill by defeating the Raiders by a score of 81-40. The Saints were led by Traveon Davis with 28 points. Jordan  Boyd finished with 20 points, and Quavion Miller finished with 13 points. Tyrese Mitchum grabbed 13 rebounds to go along with his eight points. Kade Elliott finished with eight blocked shots.
With one region game remaining in the regular season this Friday at home, the Saints have secured the region championship with a 13-0 record.
Clarendon Hall junior varsity boys also defeated Holly Hill Academy … Read the rest

Upcoming Democratic Party meeting

Posted by | February 6, 2019 9:59 pm

Important Democratic Party “February 2019” Monthly Meeting Reminder:

Just a reminder that our Clarendon County Democratic Party Monthly Meeting for February will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:00pm at Bassard Pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road, Summerton, SC.

Rev. Darrell James, CEO and Founder of Clarendon County Neighborhood Network, a Community base non-profit media organization will be our guest speaker to give us much needed information on Media relations issues and provide insight into types of opportunities his services provides.

Please plan to attend. Together we can make a difference.

Thank you,
Patricia Pringle
Clarendon Democratic

The cure for mid-winter blues

Posted by | February 6, 2019 8:30 pm

By Jim Wieszczyk

So, here it is, the end of January, and you’re feeling guilty about those unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions, right? Like the one to stop sitting home and getting out more? Or to be more supportive of local good causes? Or maybe the one about doing something nice for your spouse?

Well, A Second Chance Animal Shelter (ASCAS) has the cure for your guilty conscience. Mark your calendar for 6 p.m. on March 2, and start getting your appetite and high spirits ready for their 7th Annual Lasagna Dinner & Silent Auction. It’s not just dinner, but a … Read the rest

Pizza microwave

Posted by | February 6, 2019 6:00 pm

Who doesn’t like pizza? It’s a great food. It looks like the food triangle. It tastes great. You can put all sorts of extras on it. You can eat it any time of the day. Pizza even tastes good when it is cold. It is almost a perfect food.

What to do about that cold pizza though? I had a friend who claimed he stayed in upscale hotels when he traveled. If his room didn’t have a microwave in it, there was a hair dryer he could use to heat up the pizza the next morning.

One of his friends … Read the rest


Posted by | February 6, 2019 4:04 pm

Thursday  February 14, 2019
Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church
2116 Greeleyville Highway (US Hwy. 521 & State Hwy. 261 East)
Manning, SC 29102
6:00pm Doors Open
6:30pm Supper, furnished by the ladies of the church. No fee,
           donations  accepted.
7:00pm Program
Come join us for a night of good food at a reasonable price,
door prizes and fellowship. Best deal in Clarendon County for
you and your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. Everyone is always
For additional information/directions please contact:
June Brailsford, Secretary/Treasurer
Moye Graham, Chairman

Winners of the Mr. ComingHome competition declared

Posted by | February 6, 2019 3:00 pm

ComingHome Princes Chris Livingston and Aaron Smith stand with Mr. ComingHome Antonio Pearson.

By Evelyn McDonald

Mr. ComingHome is a fundraiser set up by the Manning High School Student Council to help students make trips to events such as the South Carolina Association of Student Councils (SCASC) State Convention and the SCASC Summer Leadership Camp. Student Council Advisor Elizabeth McDonald revived the Mr. ComingHome event last year.

To enter the contest, a student must have a passing grade in all classes and to have notes from their teachers. During the competition, the students do not campaign. Instead, they accept donations from friends and family, as well as from other students.

The student with … Read the rest

Manning resident offers heart advice to women

Posted by | February 6, 2019 11:00 am

By Carrie Anna Strange

Shirley Simon of Manning knew something was wrong that morning. Simon was experiencing intense chest pain and shortness of breath as she arrived at the nursing home where she serves as the administrator.

During past chest pain episodes, Simon would rest for a few minutes until the pain subsided, but this time was different.

“The trip down the hall to my office felt like it was getting further away as opposed to me getting closer to it,” said Simon. “I dropped everything on the floor and immediately called 911.”

Simon was able to get the attention … Read the rest

Road blocked for downed and sagging lines

Posted by | February 6, 2019 10:55 am

An 18-wheeler pulled down cable and phone lines and caused the power lines to drop in the intersection of Keitt Street and S Mill Street a little after 9 a.m. According to Manning Fire Chief Mitch McElveen, the power lines are low enough, another 18-wheeler could snag them again, severing the remaining lines.

Keitt Street has been blocked off has been blocked off from behind the fire station to the post office, according to McElveen, while repairs can be made. The power company is present at this time, working on the sagging power lines.

Please watch for work trucks and … Read the rest

Manning receives copy of award during January meeting of the City Council

Posted by | February 6, 2019 7:30 am

Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments Executive Director Chris McKinney presents Mayor Julia Nelson with a copy of an award they received from the National Association of Development Organizations.

City of Manning Finance Director Mary Prince offered a financial report to start the Manning City Council Meeting in January. At 50 percent through the fiscal year, all numbers are on schedule to meet expected annual budgets.

Following her report, Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (RCOG) Executive Director Chris McKinney informed the Council the RCOG had received an award from the National Association of Development Organizations with regard to Manning and how the City moved forward with their comprehensive plan.

“Working with Mr. Tanner and his staff, we were able to bring creativity to the plate and create a living … Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 6

Posted by | February 6, 2019 12:00 am

AD 60 – The earliest date for which the day of the week is known. A graffito in Pompeii identifies this day as a dies Solis (Sunday). In modern reckoning, this date would have been a Wednesday. However, according to the system of astrological hours that was originally used to designate the days of the week, a day that was dies Solis according to its sunset hour would have been dies Mercurii (Wednesday) according to its sunrise hour, the convention that finally won out. Accordingly, we know that the currently used cycle of weeks has extended unbroken since at least … Read the rest

Playing in the dirt

Posted by | February 5, 2019 8:30 pm

Many little girls used to make mudpies and play house. Dirt was moistened so it would stay together in the “pie” shape, pretending to cook and serve to real or imaginary friends. However, playing with dirt and water was a bit different for me.

I grew up in a gardening family. No, we didn’t flower garden very much. However, we grew enough vegetables to feed a small army. Corn, okra, tomatoes, yellow crookneck squash, zucchini squash, strawberries, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, string beans, snow peas, cayenne peppers, bell peppers, banana peppers, jalapenos, onions and garlic.

My mother called it playing in … Read the rest

Immigration: to be or not to be

Posted by | February 5, 2019 6:30 pm

By Rabbi Josef Germaine

Immigration, as a policy and a subject, has been an ongoing debate for some time. Those who are living here “illegally” have to, from day to day, live under the threat of expulsion. Those who clamor at our gates seeking refuge have to suffer the dismal prospect of being forced to return to a life of utter deprivation where basic sustenance is unavailable as well as exposure to life threatening conditions under an oppressive political system.

Would it surprise you that most of the above, if not all, confronted our founding fathers, seeking new horizons, a … Read the rest

Sumter National Enduro

Posted by | February 5, 2019 4:43 pm

Local boy from Turbeville, SC Slate Green (pictured left) was able to claim a sixth place finish in 200B and 282 overall at the First Round of the National Enduro Series.

Laurence Manning Academy beauty contest winners

Posted by | February 5, 2019 2:15 pm

Miss LMA 2019 – Ansley Wright

Miss Senior – Elizabeth McInnis

Miss Junior – Reilly Ray

Miss Sophomore – Kaylene Frias

Miss Freshman – Carleigh Moore

People’s Choice – Laken Corbett

Miss Congeniality – Kelli DuRant


Junior Miss LMA – Kinsey Hatchell

1st Runner Up – Emily Porter

2nd Runner Up – Lakin Reaves

People’s Choice – Mary Catherine Buyck


Young Miss LMA – Ashley Rae Hodge

1st Runner Up – Alyssa Walton

2nd Runner Up – Brynli Brewer

People’s Choice – Mary Madilyn Way


Little Miss LMA – Charleston Hodge

1st Runner Up – Ansli Barnes… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch middle school boys win conference championship           

Posted by | February 5, 2019 12:50 pm

The Scott’s Branch middle school boys basketball team won the Upper Pee Dee Conference championship against Lee Central Middle School in Bishopville on Monday night, with a final score of 52-35. The seven-member team, coached by Reginal Davis, brought home the first Upper Pee Dee championship won by any school in this area in six years.

Leading the scoring for Scott’s Branch was Randy Gibson with 23 points. Torry Ragin added nine points, Tyler Kind added eight, Jordan Kind brought in six points and Jimmy Weeks and Juan Dozier put up three points each. Javier Hill brought down three rebounds.… Read the rest

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