First Day of School: Madison, Stephen Ard

Posted by | August 18, 2017 1:19 pm

Thursday was Madison Ard’s last first day of high school and Stephen Ard’s first day of junior high school. Madison is a senior at Manning High School, while Stephen is a student at Manning Junior High School.

DOT to restrict lane closures for solar eclipse travel period

Posted by | August 18, 2017 1:00 pm

The South Carolina Department of Transportation plans to restrict upcoming highway work on interstates and primary routes to avoid lane closures due to anticipated heavy traffic expected for the solar eclipse. SCDOT will not allow any non-emergency lane closures on interstates from 8 a.m. Saturday through 8 p.m. Tuesday. No lane closures will be allowed on primary routes from Aug. 20 through Aug. 22. SCDOT will have increased SHEP Patrols on interstates and primary routes assisting motorists this weekend through Monday. SCDOT SHEP responders make minor repairs to disabled vehicles and assist with traffic control and traffic incident management. On… Read the rest



5 Clarendon residents named to CCTC Full-Time Dean’s List

Posted by | August 18, 2017 10:53 am

Clarendon residents Benjamin J. Dukes, Shawnteille L. Felder, Mason Ham, Evan Whitlock and Jackson C. Wynne were named to the Central Carolina Technical College Summer 2017 Full-Time Dean’s List. Central Carolina Technical College’s Dean’s List recognizes students who were enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours and achieved at least a 3.5 GPA for the term.


McLeod Safe Kids raises awareness of heatstroke dangers

Posted by | August 18, 2017 9:44 am

Since Jan. 1, 32 children have lost their lives due to heatstroke. In an effort to keep children safe, McLeod Safe Kids raises awareness on the dangers of heatstroke and offers tips on how to prevent hyperthermia. WHAT IS HYPERTHERMIA Hyperthermia, commonly referred to as heatstroke, is the most serious form of heat injury and is a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures in combination with dehydration. The medical definition of heatstroke is a core body temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit with complications involving the nervous system that develop after prolonged heat exposure. SYMPTOMS Symptoms of heatstroke include fainting;… Read the rest


5 easy ways families can go green when packing school lunches

Posted by | August 18, 2017 8:00 am

While packing lunch for the kids can seem like a daily grind, you can use the task as an opportunity to help kids form great lifelong habits. Here are five small ways changing your lunch-making routine can have large, positive impacts on the environment, your wallet and your kids’ health. 1. Pack with reusables. On average, a school-age child with a lunch packed in single-serve disposable materials like plastic snack bags or juice boxes generates 67 pounds of waste per school year, which equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for an average-size elementary school, according to the estimates of… Read the rest


Celebrate Life with Clarendon Relay for Life

Posted by | August 18, 2017 6:42 am

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Planning Committee of Clarendon County invites all cancer survivors to a Celebrate Life Social at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at Manning United Methodist Church, 17 E. Rigby St. Cancer survivors plus one guest or caregiver are encouraged to enjoy sweet treats and fellowship with others from throughout the county. Guests will also meet their new staff partner from the American Cancer Society. Survivors will be honored during a brief ceremony. Please RSVP by emailing relayforlifeclarendon@gmail.com or by calling or texting (803) 460-1725.


Adult Education to begin fall classes Aug. 22

Posted by | August 18, 2017 5:11 am

Clarendon County Adult Education will begin day program offerings for the 2017-18 school year on Aug. 22. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. at the F.E. DuBose Career Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Student orientation will be held 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23. Both sessions are required of all students. Each session lasts about three hours. For more information, call (803) 473-2531.

Farmer: Eagles could be in Top 5 this year

Posted by | August 18, 2017 5:09 am

Scott’s Branch High School varsity football Coach Wayne Farmer is entering his fourth year with the Eagles. His first year, the team was 1-9; the second, they were 4-7. “We got to 5-6 last year,” he said. “There were a couple of games that we let go that we shouldn’t have, but I had a good group of seniors who graduated.” But Farmer is excited about the seniors he has this year. “They’ve been in this system for almost four years now, and they work hard,” he said. “So, I’m really excited about their passion and their leadership and the… Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Friday, Aug. 18

Posted by | August 18, 2017 5:05 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will have book drop-offs from 3-4:30 p.m. at Lake Marion and Windsor Manor nursing facilities, along with the Paxville Community Center. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Berkeley County man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted by | August 18, 2017 4:56 am

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Jason Richard Orton, 21, of Goose Creek, on 16 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest. Investigators allege that Orton distributed multiple files of child pornography. Orton was arrested on Aug. 16. He is charged with 16 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable… Read the rest

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