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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
(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