Reader agrees with previous writer

Posted by | October 2, 2017 5:54 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a reply to a letter posted about two roads in Clarendon County allegedly being impassable. I live on a connecting road, Bream Avenue. It is just as bad. I have signed two petitions to try and get the county to address the issue. Both were ignored. I have called and talked to the person in charge, (and) I was told that these streets are not on the list of county roads to be paved in the “foreseeable future.” When the county does come out, all they do is scrape the road to try and level… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 2

Posted by | October 2, 2017 12:00 am

829 – Theophilos succeeds his father Michael II as Byzantine Emperor. 939 – Battle of Andernach: King Otto I crushes a rebellion against his rule, by a coalition of Eberhard of Franconia and other Frankish dukes. 1187 – Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule. 1263 – The Battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots. 1470 – Richard Neville’s rebellion forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne. 1528 – William Tyndale, the renowned English Reformer and Bible translator published his famous work The… Read the rest

Lost Dog: Cody

Posted by | October 1, 2017 6:37 pm

This dog, Cody, went missing near Patriot’s Road in Manning. If you see him, call (843) 506-1850.

Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | October 1, 2017 6:20 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents. Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call… Read the rest

Reader disagrees with NFL protests

Posted by | October 1, 2017 5:52 pm

I think their behavior is totally disrespectful and self-centered. If they want to protest, they should do it on their own time. I don’t know of any businesses that would put up with employees acting this way during “company time.” The NFL regulations clearly ban this sort of behavior, yet they are condoning it and encouraging it. Plenty of players have tried to use their time in a game to bring attention to causes and have been fined for it. The NFL is not behaving with consistency, and that in itself is unfair. Yet, that’s what these players say they… Read the rest


Sumter sheriff announces death of deputy

Posted by | October 1, 2017 2:25 pm

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said Sunday that one of his deputies died early Sunday morning after a brief illness. Cpl. Albert Bernard Thomas had served with the department for three years. “It is with a great deal of sadness that I inform you of the passing of Cpl. Albert Bernard Thomas,” said Dennis in a statement. “(He) was in law enforcement for almost six years. However, we at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office had the pleasure of working with him for three years. He was certainly an asset to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Sumter… Read the rest

Hatfield brings back-to-back wins for Swampcats

Posted by | October 1, 2017 1:31 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following ran this summer in The Manning Times’ Rugged magazine. Barry Hatfield is entering his eighth year as a coach and teacher at Laurence Manning Academy. He just completed his fourth year as head coach of the varsity Swampcats baseball team by taking his players to their second State Championship title in two years. “It’s challenging to go back-to-back,” said Athletic Director Robbie Briggs. “When you’re the defending champion, there’s a target on your back. Everyone wants to unseat the reigning State Champs.” Hatfield wasn’t content to let his players – many of whom returned from the… Read the rest



Today in History: Oct. 1

Posted by | October 1, 2017 12:00 am

331 BC – Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. 366 – Pope Damasus I is elected. 959 – Edgar the Peaceful becomes king of all England. 965 – Pope John XIII is elected. 1553 – Coronation of Queen Mary I of England. 1588 – Coronation of Shah Abbas I of Persia. 1730 – Ahmed III was forced to give up the throne. 1787 – Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn. 1791 – First session of the French Legislative Assembly. 1795 – The Austrian Netherlands (present-day Belgium) annexed by Revolutionary France… Read the rest




Football and multitasking

Posted by | September 30, 2017 3:58 pm

Those darn efficiency experts will tell you that you can only do one job at a time. It makes a lot of sense: Your brain can only comprehend so much at one time. You’ve heard all the advice about focusing on the most important job first for maximum results. It is too bad that we don’t believe it. Saturdays this time of year seem to have overloaded our brains and our wallets, too. College football will strain our mental and financial resources. I got a telephone call from a friend who spends way too much time and effort on college… Read the rest


New scam pretends to send email from Netflix

Posted by | September 30, 2017 2:06 pm

If you’ve gotten an email from Netflix lately you might not want to click that link. There’s a new phishing scam circling the web, and it’s targeting Netflix users. Scammers are targeting Netflix customers in an effort to get into people’s bank accounts. Netflix users say they’ve been getting e-mails designed to look like they’ve been coming directly from the streaming service’s customer service. The email informs recipients their accounts have been disabled and their payment details need to be updated. It either asks for the information to be sent in an email or to click a link and “login”… Read the rest

Hospice thanks donors for successful food drive

Posted by | September 30, 2017 1:49 pm

During the month of August, Kindred at Home and Kindred Hospice joined with United Ministries for a 12th annual Food Drive. Thank you for your help and generosity in feeding the hungry. We would like to say “thank you” for supporting our annual food drive. We sincerely appreciate your kindness and count our blessings that you are among the colleagues that we work with every day. Those with more to give can give us a call at (803) 435-2559. TINA STOIA Home Health Specialist Kindred at Home Clarendon

Santee-Lynches to host job fair

Posted by | September 30, 2017 12:16 pm

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Sumter County Civic Center, 700 W. Libert St. in Sumter, in partnership with South Carolina Works and The Link, along with other business partners. From 9 to 9:30 a.m., doors will be open to veterans only, according to a release from SLRCOG, which serves Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties with a diversity of services requested by local governments including grant resource identification and administration; local and regional planning; economic development assistance; workforce training and development; assistance for the… Read the rest

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