Grace Christian to hold annual Spring Yard and Bake Sale

Posted by | May 1, 2017 5:41 am

Grace Christian Fellowship Church on Raccoon Road in Manning will hold its annual Spring Yard and Bake Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at the church’s fellowship hall. Hot sausage and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Donations are welcome of clean, gently used clothing; furniture; household appliances that are in working order; and household items, tools, toys, baby equipment and fitness items. Donations are tax deductible according to South Carolina laws. Donated items may be brought to the fellowship hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please do not donate books, DVDs, CDs or toy… Read the rest

Nominate local youth sports coaches for Subway Standout Coach program

Posted by | May 1, 2017 5:01 am

Local Subway restaurants are currently accepting nominations for the company’s Standout Coach program. The award recognizes volunteer coaches in youth sports “who excel in leadership, sportsmanship, community spirit and are dedicated to health and fitness,” reads a release from the company. “Often youth sports is a child’s first experience with organized sports. Coaches are the foundation of youth sports in our community and most volunteer their time to help our children learn important skills they carry through their entire lives,” said Chuck Reedy, a retired coach and owner of six Subway shops in South Carolina. “We invite team representatives to… Read the rest

Morning Weather: Monday, May 1

Posted by | May 1, 2017 4:55 am

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect through 8 p.m. today

Posted by | May 1, 2017 4:52 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia reminds Clarendon residents that a Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. Monday. It will be breezy ahead of a cold front today. Diminished wind will occur behind the front tonight. On the lake the wind will increase this morning and will remain breezy through the afternoon. Winds will be from the southwest at 15-25 knots with gusts around 30 knots. Impacts include strong wind and rough chop will create hazardous conditions on area lakes.

Scott’s Branch makes U.S. News and World Report Best Schools list for 3rd year in a row

Posted by | May 1, 2017 4:40 am

Scott’s Branch High School discovered last week that it was named to the U.S. News and World Report Best Schools list for the third year in a row. “Scott’s Branch has received this recognition for the third year in a row,” said Principal Dr. Gwendolyn Harris, who said she was informed April 26 of the accolade by Clarendon School District 1 Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder. U.S. News and World Report evaluated more than 28,000 schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia for its yearly listing. “To receive such an honor shows the quality of the overall school program… Read the rest

CDC to hold Gigantic Yard Sale, iPad drawing

Posted by | May 1, 2017 4:39 am

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a gigantic yard sale and iPad drawing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 next to the Clarendon County Council on Aging on South Church Street. Participants in the drawing do not have to be present to win. There will be men, women and children’s clothes, housewares and other items at the yard sale. If you would like to donate gently used items to the yard sale or make a donation, please call (803) 435-6639 to schedule a time to drop-off items and donations. The Clarendon County CDC is a non-profit… Read the rest


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted by | May 1, 2017 4:09 am

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email haybrton@gmail.com.

Wolverines defeat Lowcountry Leader to stay in district playoffs

Posted by | May 1, 2017 3:33 am

The East Clarendon High School Varsity Wolverines defeated Lowcountry Leader on Saturday at Shad Hall Field in Turbeville by a final score of 15-0. The win keeps the team alive in the District 6 Tournament of the 1A State Playoffs, and the Wolverines now advance to the championship round of the tournament. They will play Monday in Branchville, needing two victories to win the district tournament.


Today in History: Monday, May 1

Posted by | May 1, 2017 12:00 am

475 BC – Roman consul Publius Valerius Poplicola celebrates a Roman triumph for his victory over Veii and the Sabines. 305 – Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman emperor. 524 – King Sigismund of Burgundy is executed at Orléans after an 8-year reign and is succeeded by his brother Godomar. 880 – The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches. 1169 – Norman mercenaries land at Bannow Bay in Leinster, marking the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland. 1328 – Wars of Scottish Independence end: By the Treaty… Read the rest

Kerry Gibbons wins first career start at Sumter Speedway

Posted by | April 30, 2017 11:46 pm

Kerry Gibbons parked his No. 7 Clarendon Auto Parts Chevrolet in victory Lane Saturday at Sumter Speedway. The son of the late Ed Gibbons, a local racing legend, Gibbons gained his first career start in a Dirt Lade Model division. He is pictured here with his brother, Gib Gibbons, left, and his grandfather, Slick Gibbons, right.

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Orangeburg Prep

Posted by | April 30, 2017 11:39 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Orangeburg Prep on Friday by a score of 22-1. Eaddy Osteen went 2-1 with an RBI, while Carrie Rickenbaker went 2-1 with two RBI. Randi Lynn Holcombe went 3-2 with two RBI. Breanna HOdge went 3-2 with two RBI.

Lady Monarchs end season with playoff loss against Dillon

Posted by | April 30, 2017 11:31 pm

The Manning High School Lady Monarchs’ season came to an end Saturday afternoon as the team suffered a loss to Dillon High School by a score of 16-3 in an elimination game in the District 8 Tournament of the AAA State Playoffs at Dillon. The team finished the season with a 9-10 record.


Lake Wind Advisory issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | April 30, 2017 10:13 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for Clarendon County from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. The advisory calls for southwest winds of 15 to 25 knots, with gusts up to 35 knots. Impacts could include strong winds and rough chop that will create hazardous conditions on area lakes.

Joyce Ann Jenkins Williams

Posted by | April 30, 2017 12:48 pm

Joyce Ann Jenkins Williams, 68, widow of Donald Williams, died Friday, April 28, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born June 10, 1948, in Duplin County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Willie Jenkins and the late Myrtie Horne Jenkins. She was employed by Levi, Wittenberg, Harritt, Hoefer, and Davis. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a granddaughter, Alexis Turner; and siblings, Chuck Jenkins (Clara), Gerry Domec (Henry), Ed Jenkins (Anne), and Al Jenkins (Sherry). In addition to her parents and husband, Don, she was preceded in death by her beloved son, Mike; and brothers, Sam… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats defeat Northwoods Academy

Posted by | April 30, 2017 8:21 am

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated Northwoodws Academy on Thursday in North Charleston by 16-0 after three innings. Lundee Olsen pitched a no-hitter for the Lady Swampcats, striking out six players and walking one. Baylee Elms, Cora Lee Downer, Trinity Harrington, Olivia Coker and Maggie Josey each had two hits for LMA. Josey hit a home run and also had three RBI. Elms, Harrington and Ashton Rogers each hit doubles.

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted by | April 30, 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

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted by | April 30, 2017 4:09 am

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email haybrton@gmail.com.

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