Students win big at state music competition

Posted by | March 25, 2019 4:56 am

Clarendon Hall had nine students attend the annual SCISA Music Festival held March 12 at University of South Carolina School of Music. The students won seven gold medals and two silver medals. Participating were, from left: LeAnna Broadway (seventh, vocals, silver), Sarah Henning (11th, vocals, gold), Dawson McIntosh (ninth, vocals, gold), Gabriel Collier (10th, piano, gold), Gage Richbourg (eighth, vocals, silver), Liberty Thompson (fourth, vocals, gold), Hannah Ashba (11th, vocals, gold), Joey Carlisle (11th, vocals, gold) and Kelly Venning (12th, vocals, gold).

Nine students from fourth through 12th represented Clarendon Hall at the SCISA Music Festival held March 12 at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
According to SCISA, more than 800 students competed at the annual event. Clnarendon Hall received seven gold medals and two silver medals.
“Our Saints family has been blessed with very talented students who share their gifts with us in school programs and during our weekly chapel programs,” Music teacher Candy Ashba said,“I am proud to see them recognized on a state level.”
Headmaster Phillip Rizzo Jr. echoed Ashba’s sentiments, saying, “Having our students compete … Read the rest

Today in History: March 25

Posted by | March 25, 2019 12:00 am

S708 – Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.
717 – Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.
919 – Romanos Lekapenos seizes the Boukoleon Palace in Constantinople and becomes regent of the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII.
1000 – Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah assassinates the eunuch chief minister Barjawan and assumes control of the government.
1199 – Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
1306 – Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scots (Scotland).
1409 – The Council of Pisa … Read the rest

Clarendon Hall honored for teaching code, AP computer science

Posted by | March 24, 2019 7:24 pm

Clarendon Hall and Advanced Placement Computer Science Teacher Amy Magaw were honored recently by for being on the cutting edge of technology by teaching their students code.
A letter was sent in recognition of the 2017-18 academic year in which the school had four students pass the AP Computer Science Principles Course. Clarendon Hall first implemented “Coding” in its curriculum in the that same school year, and AP Computer Science Principles and AP Testing are course requirements.
In the letter to Clarendon Hall,’s Hadi Partovi said, “This year, more than 135,000 students took the AP Computer Science exam…This … Read the rest

Lady Saints defeat Holly Hill

Posted by | March 24, 2019 6:45 am

The Clarendon Hall varsity softball team picked up a region victory over Holly Hill Academy by a score of 13-8 on Friday. Amberly Way picked up the win on the mound with 13 strikeouts. The Lady Saints were led at the plate by Bailey Corbett and Hadleigh McIntosh, who went 3-4. Hannah Johndrow, Olivia Wilson and Amberly Way went 2-4. Johndrow finished with 3 RBI while McIntosh had 2 RBI, Wilson had 2 RBI and Way and Mckenley Wells had an RBI. Wilson picked up her first homerun of the season. The Saints are now 4-2 on the season.

Today in History: March 24

Posted by | March 24, 2019 12:00 am

1387 – English victory over a Franco-Castilian-Flemish fleet in the Battle of Margate off the coast of Margate.
1401 – Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
1550 – France, Scotland, and England sign the Peace of Boulogne to end hostilities in the War of the Rough Wooing.
1603 – James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I.
1603 – Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shōgun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan.
1663 – The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor … Read the rest

Miriam Elizabeth Clark Reed

Posted by | March 23, 2019 5:37 pm

GABLE – Miriam Elizabeth Clark Reed, 90, wife of Dr. Gordon Kenworthy Reed, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in
Born Feb. 25, 1929, in Syracuse, New York, she was a daughter of the late Robert Newton Clark and the late Ruth Mahood Clark. She was a member of Sardinia Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband of Gable; two sons, Robert Theodore Reed and John Kenworthy Reed (Diana), both of Birmingham, Alabama; three daughters, Elizabeth Lee McNutt (Clark) of Birmingham, Alabama, Nancy Zoeller (Fred) of Everett, Washington and Virginia Ann Akin (Mark) of … Read the rest

Robert Cantey Martin

Posted by | March 23, 2019 3:09 pm

Robert Cantey “Bobby” Martin, 92, widower of Doris Evelyn Avant Martin, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his home.
Born August 24, 1926, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Charles Norman Martin and the late Helen Cantey Martin. He was the fifth of nine children. He graduated from Summerton High School in 1945 and entered the U.S. Army in June 1945 and was honorably discharged in November 1946. He returned to Summerton and worked in the logging business with his father at C.N. Martin & Sons Logging. In 1949, he married Doris Avant of Florence. He and … Read the rest

Ernest Hilton

Posted by | March 23, 2019 12:31 pm

Ernest Hilton, 59, husband of Emma Blanding Hilton died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning.
Born Nov. 14, 1959, in the Jordan community of Clarendon County, he was a son of Naomi Pearson Hilton and the late James Hilton.
Funeral services for Mr. Hilton will be held 2 p.m Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Hayes F. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel in Manning.
The family is receiving friends at the home, 1089 Sportsman Drive in Manning.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home of Manning.

Allen takes 3rd in shot put

Posted by | March 23, 2019 7:28 am

Manning High School’s Dayreon Henry Allen took third place in the shot put Thursdsy at Crestwood High School. He threw 37 feet.

Today in History: March 23

Posted by | March 23, 2019 12:22 am

1400 – The Trần dynasty of Vietnam is deposed, after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule, by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official.
1540 – Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
1568 – The Peace of Longjumeau is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion.
1708 – James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – “Give me liberty, or give me death!” – at St. … Read the rest

NJ man killed in wreck

Posted by | March 22, 2019 5:30 pm

A 72-year-old New Jersey man was killed Friday morning on Interstate 95 near the 105 southboud mile-marker, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.
“Kenneth Takacs died at the scene from multiple blunt force trauma around 10:40 a.m.,” Mock said. “Mr. Takacs was wearing a seatbelt.”

Scott’s Branch alumni recognize scholarship recipients

Posted by | March 22, 2019 11:24 am

The Scott’s Branch High Alumni Association Inc. Hosted its 2019 Awards and Scholarship Gala on Saturday at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center.
The gala served as an awards ceremony to acknowledge students, as well as leaders in the community, for their honorable achievements. Big DM 101.3 FM Radio and TV personality Jeffrey L. Lampkin was the master of ceremony. Shenay Turner, the 2009 scholarship recipient, was the keynote speaker.
The association distributed $9,000 in scholarship money throughout the evening. Recipients included Xavier Bennett, Amonte Brown, Deondre Brunson, Jordon Caldwell, Letia Davis, Iezanniah Gibson, Faith Lawson, Sarah Middleton … Read the rest

Raymond Holland

Posted by | March 22, 2019 10:09 am

PINEWOOD – Raymond Holland, 68, husband of Ella Gooden Holland, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital of Sumter. Born Aug 20, 1950, in Pinewood, he was a son of the late Lee Boston and Amanda Benbow Holland.
Funeral services for Mr. Holland will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at New Hope UME Church, 19022 Panola Road in Pinewood. Burial will follow in the Manning Cemetery in Pinewood.
The family is receiving friends at the home, 1800 West Ave. South in Pinewood.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Vermell Ragin Carter

Posted by | March 22, 2019 10:09 am

Vermell Ragin Carter, 67, widow of Melvin Carter, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at McLeod Medical Center, Florence.
Born Nov. 17, 1951, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Nelson Ridgill and Frances Ragin.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carter will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Hayes F. Samuels, Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 North Church St. in Manning, with the Rev. Ricky Carter officiating, assisted by Minister Eloise Jackson and Pastor Robert China.
The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Adrianne Carter Bennett, 1356 Herod Drive in Manning.
Services were entrusted

NWS releases Fire Danger Statement for Clarendon, central SC

Posted by | March 22, 2019 9:48 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Special weather Statement effective through 7 p.m.. Friday.
The Fire Danger Statement predicts that minimum relative humidity values will fall to about 23 percent this afternoon, and that westerly winds will gust about 25 mph. This combination plus low fuel moisture values will result in increased fire danger this afternoon into this evening.

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