Change of date: Optimist Club

Posted by | February 19, 2019 8:06 am

The Clarendon Optimist Club will host its February meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at Porter Jack’s in Manning. Though normally held on the second Thursday, the meeting rescheduled because of Valentine’s Day.

Gov. Henry McMaster to Hold a Statehouse Press Conference

Posted by | February 19, 2019 7:00 am

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster will hold a Statehouse press conference with members of the General Assembly on Tuesday, February 19, at 11 a.m.

WHO: Gov. Henry McMaster, members of the General Assembly

WHAT: Statehouse press conference

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Governor’s office, Statehouse, Columbia, S.C.

FINAL: Scott’s Branch

Posted by | February 19, 2019 6:25 am

Scott’s Branch girls’ basketball team entered Thursday’s second-round Class A playoff matchup against Charleston Math & Science coming off a bye. After a slow start, the Eagles rolled past the visiting Lady Riptide with a 76-34 win.

Cambria Parker who was named 1A Player of the Year finished with 21 points, five assists and three steals. Mary Wimberly and Jazlyn Bowman finished with 17 points each. Bowman added five assists and six steals. Tonia Lawson finished with 10 points, five assists and five steals.

FINAL: Scott’s Branch

Posted by | February 19, 2019 6:18 am

The Eagles of Scott’s Branch took on the Eagles of Military Magnet Tuesday night in the first round of the State Playoff. The boys of Scott’s Branch played a great game of team basketball. Leading the Eagles in scoring was Joakeem Stevens with 22 points and six steals. Randy Gibson scored 15 points with two assist. Deashone Dingle dropped 12 points, and Zakee Rendell scored six points. The whole team played a major role in moving on to the second round Friday night facing Hemingway High School.

USC Aiken announces Fall 2018 Dean’s List

Posted by | February 19, 2019 5:36 am

The University of South Carolina Aiken congratulates those students who made the Dean’s List for Fall 2018.

To earn this distinction, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of at least 3.5.

Three local individuals made this list: Keith Collins of Manning, Connor Floyd of New Zion and Francine Washington of Manning.


OBITUARY: Shirley Ann Mann

Posted by | February 19, 2019 5:26 am

Shirley Ann Mann, 76, widow of Ron Rongstad, died Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Sumter Health and Rehab.

Born August 15, 1942, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late James Stephenson Mann and the late Willie Mae James Leviner. She was a hairstylist.

She is survived by two sons, Keith Wayne Deas (Lisa) of Dallas, Georgia and John Kristopher Deas (Barbra) of Sumter; a brother, James Stephenson Mann, Jr. (Lillian) of Wateree; a sister, Janet M. Mann of Atlanta, Georgia; six grandchildren, Samantha, Kristen, Zachary, Alexandria, Emily and Victoria; and a great grandson, Braxton.

A celebration of life … Read the rest

OBITUARY: Deborah Lannette Birdsall

Posted by | February 19, 2019 5:23 am

Deborah Lannette Birdsall, 53, wife of Mark Birdsall, died Friday, February 15, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon, the same day her grandmother died 31 years ago.

Born November 2, 1965, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Frank Patton Howard and the late Missouri Elizabeth Lee “Dot” Van Zandt. She worked at Lake Marion Nursing Facility as a licensed practical nurse and was extremely compassionate about her patients.

She is survived by her husband of St. Petersburg, Florida; a daughter, Akira L. Birdsall of St. Petersburg, Florida; a sister, Donna Jean Hartfield (Bobby) of Summerton; two brothers, Donald … Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 19

Posted by | February 19, 2019 12:00 am

197 – Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
356 – Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
1594 – Having already been elected to the throne of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1587, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592.
1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
1649 – The Second Battle of Guararapes takes … Read the rest

THIRD QUARTER: East Clarendon

Posted by | February 18, 2019 8:43 pm

The East Clarendon girls are widening thier lead, ending the third quarter if the third round game against Grey Collegiate with a score of 41-17.

MFD Awards: Top Dog Award

Posted by | February 18, 2019 8:35 pm

Congratulations to Larry Williamson for receiving the 2019 Top Dog Award from the Manning Fire Department.

Posted by | February 18, 2019 4:14 pm

(Head Coach Verner H. Tindal to the far right in the red blouse along with her assistant coach, Jessica Hare third person to her left with the red blouse, with a portion of the Lady Junior Varsity Monarchs)

A big thank you to CSD2 and parents for allowing me to be the head Junior Varsity Manning High School coach for such awesome and talented group of young ladies. We had a successful season(14-2) as we learned the game of basketball and each other. A bond that will last for eternity. A daughter or daughters of my own was not what God blessed me to have because he saw things in my life before I did. But thank him for the ten beautiful ladies that came into my life that I took as my own daughters. I love all … Read the rest

Farm Bureau Insurance contracts with new agent in Sumter

Posted by | February 18, 2019 2:00 pm

South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (SCFBMIC) recently contracted with McKenzie Knight to serve as an agent in the Sumter office located at 90 W. Wesmark Blvd.

Knight graduated from Laurence Manning Academy in Manning. He earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of South Carolina.

“Experiencing the need for life insurance when my dad passed away led me to want to help others in my community be sure that they are covered in the event the uncertain happens,” Knight said.

Knight resides in Sumter, where he enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking with friends.

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