When a neighborhood school is failing its students, for many the first response is to suggest that more funding is needed. While it might be the case that increased funding helps in certain situations, the fact remains that too many students are not getting access to the education they deserve. We saw this all too well earlier this month, when it was reported that the Obama administration’s $7 billion investment in our nation’s lowest-performing schools, “failed to produce meaningful results.”
I grew up poor, went to four schools by the fifth grade, and almost failed out of high school. I… Read the rest
Though grainy, this surveillance video taken at Sparrow and Kennedy in the early morning hours Monday and provided Friday by the Manning Police Department shows a suspect accused of stealing a $23,000 lawn mower walk toward the business’s fence facing East Boyce Street before turning around.
Other videos in this post show the suspect breaking into the tractor dealership about 3:45 a.m. Monday and then pulling a truck and trailer across the street to steal a $23,000 commercial lawn mower from the business. Inv. Rick Elms said the suspect was wearing what appeared to be a bandana or some other… Read the rest
A 59-year-old Summerton man was charged about 9:14 a.m. Jan. 8 with shoplifting after allegedly walking up to a hot food bar at a store on Sunset Drive, eating food and not paying for it.
According to reports from the Manning Police Department, Richard Brailsford Jr. of 236 Main St. in Summerton allegedly walked behind the bar, took a sausage link and began to eat it, resulting in the store having to dispose of the remaining sausage on the hot bar. Employees then told the alleged suspect several times that he had to leave, with him refusing each time.
The… Read the rest
U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“This past year in South Carolina, we saw major insurance companies leave our state, resulting in a lack of plans to choose from, rising premiums and high deductibles. Obamacare has failed, and it is time to ensure the American people have a health care system they can depend on for quality care.
As a doctor, Tom has firsthand experience with our nation’s health care system, and is a great choice to help lead us… Read the rest
Clarendon County Adult Education will host two enrollment sessions for new students at 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday at the F.E. DuBose Career Center in Manning. The sessions last about three hours each. There is no registration fee or charge for GED, WorkKeys or Skills Upgrade classes. Locations in Summerton and Turbeville will register students at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Free WorkKeys testing is offered at the F.E. DuBose Career Center at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Executive Director Lisa Justice at (803) 473-2531.
A bill raising South Carolina’s gas tax and some other fees to put an additional $600 million a year in the state’s roads is on its way to the House floor.
The proposal was unanimously approved Thursday by the House Ways and Means Committee. But even if it makes it through the House, it again faces an uncertain fate in the Senate and with new Gov. Henry McMaster, who has said he will only raise taxes as “a last resort” without defining what that means.
The bill’s passage wasn’t a surprise, but the 90-minute meeting focused much more on how… Read the rest
The East Clarendon High School Wolverines fell to Hannah-Pamplico on Wednesday night by a score of 79-76. Jabari Rose scored 34 points, while Chris White followed with 23 points. Jaylon Bryant scored eight points, Zachary Whitehead scored four points, Jordan Brown scored three points, and Travon Fullard and Willie Frierson scored two points.
The Scott’s Branch High School junior varsity Eagles closed out their season on Tuesday with a 40-35 victory over C.E. Murray to claim the Region Title. Keon Tappin led the boys in scoring with nine points. Dreadrea Burson had seven points, Franklin Thompson had six points, Joakeek Stevens had five points, Jimeek Weeks and Deashone Dingle both had four points, Savoir Seaberry had three points and Tayvius Stukes had two points.
The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close Feb. 20 for Presidents Day, and will reopen from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 21. The library’s book-drop will be available for the return of unrestricted materials. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.
A spokeswoman with the state Department of Corrections said that charges are possible for more than a dozen inmates allegedly responsible for an altercation Wednesday that led to the lock down of Turbeville Correctional Institution for several hours.
Sommer Sharpe said that property damage at the prison included a broken window, a broken sprinkler head and broken lights.
“Any charges would be pending the conclusion of the investigation,” said Sharpe. “There were a few dozen inmates involved.”
Sharpe said she could not talk specifics about the incident, but said Wednesday night that the facility, which houses mostly adult offenders sentenced… Read the rest
A 44-year-old Manning man was charged about 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15 with leaving the scene of a wreck and operating an uninsured vehicle after the Manning Police Department located him at his home about 45 minutes after a vehicle wreck at the intersection of Brooks and Boyce streets in Manning.
According to reports, police found James Sinkler of 1427 Westwood Drive in Manning at his home, where he told police he left the scene of the wreck because he needed to take an insulin shot. Police noted that Sinkler had not called 911 to say that was why he had… Read the rest
A 27-year-old Manning man was charged about 1:07 p.m. Jan. 5 with possession of crack cocaine and disorderly conduct after the Manning Police Department responded to a home on Calhoun Drive after a resident said she did not want the suspect in her home.
According to reports, the woman said that Michael Montreal White, 27, of 115 Calhoun St. in Manning, was in her attic and she didn’t want him there. Police let the alleged suspect know he had to leave the home, and he began using profanity toward the woman and police. Police conducted a search of the alleged… Read the rest
1258 – Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
1306 – In front of the high altar of Greyfriar’s Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn sparking revolution in the Wars of Scottish Independence
1355 – The St Scholastica Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
1567 – Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is found strangled following an explosion at the Kirk o’ Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland, a suspected assassination.
1763 – French and Indian War: The Treaty… Read the rest
A 20-year-old Manning man was charged about 9:43 p.m. Jan. 4 with second-degree assault and battery and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after the Manning Police Department initially received a call about a disturbance at a home on Boundary Street.
According to reports, Patrick Aaron Herb, 20, of 214 E. Keitt St. in Manning, was located outside a Rigby Street business with no shirt on. A 32-year-old man living on Boundary Street told police that Herb and another suspect, a 17-year-old Manning boy, had assaulted him in the head and arm with a wooden pole at the… Read the rest