Greeleyville High Class of 1968 attends reunion at Wyboo

Posted by | May 23, 2017 6:37 am

More than 150 former students and faculty of Greeleyville High School attended a reunion for all of the school’s graduating classes held Saturday at the Wyboo Meeting Center. The reunion was catered by Browns Barbecue of Kingstree. Alumni came from Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and other states. Classes from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970 attended. Sponsors for the event included the Bank of Greeleyville; Palmetto Printing of Lake City; World Net Auctions of Greeleyville; Wilder Brothers Williamsburg House Furniture of Greeleyville; and Safe Harbor of Florence. Those pictured from the Class of 1968 include, from left to right,… Read the rest


Clarendon GOP delegates attend state GOP Convention

Posted by | May 23, 2017 2:51 am

Several delegates from the Clarendon County Republican Party attended the South Carolina GOP Convention held May 13 in Columbia. Standing with South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center are, from left to right, Bobby Lambert, June Brailsford, Clarendon GOP Chairman Moye Graham, the Rev. John Matthews, Debbie Royer, Alfred Risher and Cindy Risher.

Election commission tabs Norman winner for open House seat

Posted by | May 23, 2017 12:24 am

Conservative Ralph Norman has beaten the more centrist, establishment candidate for the Republican nomination for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina and now faces the task of keeping the seat in GOP hands. The State Election Commission certified the results of this week’s runoff election after a recount Friday. Not a single vote changed from Tuesday’s count. Norman finished with a 221-vote win out of more than 35,000 ballots cast. Norman defeated Tommy Pope, the second-ranking Republican in the state House and a prosecutor who received national fame for prosecuting child killer Susan Smith nearly 23 years ago.… Read the rest

Today in History: Tuesday, May 23

Posted by | May 23, 2017 12:00 am

844 – Battle of Clavijo: The Apostle Saint James the Greater is said to have miraculously appeared to a force of outnumbered Asturians and aided them against the forces of the Emir of Cordoba. 1430 – Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to raise the Siege of Compiègne. 1498 – Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy. 1533 – The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void. 1568 – Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, defeat Jean de Ligne, Duke of Arenberg, and… Read the rest


Evening Weather: Monday, May 22

Posted by | May 22, 2017 4:59 pm

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Prayer Quilt receives State GOP Special Chairman’s Award

Posted by | May 22, 2017 4:12 pm

South Carolina GOP Chairman Matt Moore, center-left, presented the three folks responsible for the Prayer Quilt group on social media with the Special Chairman’s Award during the annual convention held May 13 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Those receiving the award included, from left, Rep. Lin Bennett, Clarendon School District 1 board member and Clarendon County GOP Committee member Cynthia Risher and Clarendon County GOP Chairman Moye Graham. The award, which was non-political in nature, is given to recognize those doing effective community outreach in trying to bring people closer together for the good of all. Bennett, Risher and… Read the rest

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Clarendon through Thursday morning

Posted by | May 22, 2017 2:37 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarendon County and surrounding areas effective through 8 a.m. Thursday. Abundant moisture combined with an upper level system and stalled frontal boundary across the region will result in numerous showers and thunderstorms the next couple of days. Heavy rain will be possible at times across the watch area. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts are possible through Wednesday night. Flooding in low lying and flood prone areas will be likely, especially in urban areas. In addition, creeks, streams and rivers may… Read the rest


Osteen chosen by Black River legion for Boys State

Posted by | May 22, 2017 10:03 am

Laurence Manning Academy junior Braydon Dawson Osteen is one of five young men chosen by Black River Post No. 149 of New Zion to participate this summer in the American Legion Palmetto Boys State at Anderson University. Osteen, son of Layne and Kim Osteen of Sumter, will attend Boys State from June 1-17. At Laurence Manning Academy in Manning, he football and baseball and is a member of FCA. Boys State will feature more than 1,000 South Carolina residents attending a vigorous week of intense training in local, county and state government. Attendees will elect a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney… Read the rest

Deputy Mason Moore

Posted by | May 22, 2017 9:58 am

Mason Palmer Bethea Moore, 42, of Three Forks, Montana, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, killed in the line of duty as a Broadwater County Sheriff’s deputy. Born May 8, 1975, in Manning, he was a son of MaryAnne Grayson and Nebraska E. Moore II. He attended Clarendon Hall and graduated from Manning High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Western Carolina University. Mason married the love of his life, Jodi Woods, on May 22, 1999, in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina His love for family and friends and his desire to make a difference in… Read the rest


Manning woman receives 5 years’ probation for string of vehicle break-ins

Posted by | May 22, 2017 5:44 am

An 18-year-old woman charged with seven counts of breaking into a motor vehicle in 2016 will serve five years’ probation after pleading guilty in Clarendon County General Sessions Court. Lauren D. Lewis Hilton of 402 Drayton St. in Manning pleaded guilty May 11 to seven counts of larceny, breaking into motor vehicles or tanks and pumps where fuel and lubricants are stored, receiving concurrent sentences of four years in prison, suspended to five years’ probation from 3rd Circuit Judge George McFadden Jr. Hilton was charged in September 2016, along with two 16-year-old juvenile males, for what police said was her… Read the rest

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted by | May 22, 2017 5:08 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons… Read the rest

Morning Weather: Monday, May 21

Posted by | May 22, 2017 4:59 am

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.


Matthews chosen by Black River legion for Boys State

Posted by | May 22, 2017 4:03 am

Carolina Academy junior William McGill Matthews is one of five young men chosen by Black River Post No. 149 of New Zion to participate this summer in the American Legion Palmetto Boys State at Anderson University. Matthews, the son of Mac and Stacy B. Matthews of Lake City, will attend Boys State from June 1-17. At Carolina Academy in Lake City, he plays football, baseball and is captain of the golf team. He is a member of Block CA, the Beta Club, the Honor Society and FCA. He is also a member of Lake City First Baptist Church where he… Read the rest


Letter: Coach Young thanks those who congratulated her on retirement

Posted by | May 22, 2017 3:32 am

Thank you so much allowing my former students and all the businesses that placed an ad in your paper to honor my retirement. I am without words to express how honored I am. Since moving to Manning in 1981, I can truly say that Manning is “Matchless for Beauty and Hospitality.” Between my teaching, coaching and mentoring the youth through mission work with MUMC and working in this special school district, my cup surely runneth over with blessings. Over the past 35 years that I have worked in Clarendon School District 2, many students have impacted my life. Some have… Read the rest

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