District 1 to hold two more vision, hearing, speech screenings

Posted by | March 13, 2019 4:49 am

Clarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as part of a child find effort to identify students ages 3-5, who may need special education services and are not enrolled in a public school. Screenings will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon April 9 and May 14 at Summerton Early Childhood Center, 8 South St. in Summerton. For more information, call Robert Collar at (803) 574-2117.



3 Clarendonians named to Clemson’s President’s List

Posted by | March 13, 2019 3:42 am

Three Clarendon County residents were named to the Fall 2018 President’s List at Clemson University.
The students include Manning residents Abigail Elizabeth Patrick, a psychology major; and William Capers Wannamaker IV, a computer engineering major; and Summerton resident Shiayra N. Ragin, a world cinema major.
To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) GPA for the semester.


Today in History: March 13

Posted by | March 13, 2019 12:36 am

624 – Battle of Badr: a key battle between Muhammad’s army – the new followers of Islam and the Quraysh of Mecca. The Muslims won this battle, known as the turning point of Islam, which took place in the Hejaz region of western Arabia.
874 – The bones of Saint Nicephorus are interred in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople.
1138 – Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II.
1567 – The Battle of Oosterweel, traditionally regarded as the start of the Eighty Years’ War, commences.
1591 – Battle of Tondibi: In Mali, Moroccan … Read the rest



40 years with John Deere dealer

Posted by | March 12, 2019 5:39 pm

Congratulations to Office Manager Debbie Greenall for 40 years of service at the John Deere dealer in Manning.

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF TOUR HARD WORK!



Manning native named to Newberry Dean’s List

Posted by | March 12, 2019 2:32 pm

Manning native Nigel Kenyatta Johnson was recently named to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List at Newberry College.
To do so, Johnson, a communications major, had to achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0-scale during the semester. Johnson joins 378 other students who received Dean’s List honors for the fall semester.


8 Clarendon residents named to Clemson Dean’s List

Posted by | March 12, 2019 12:33 pm

Eight Local students have been named to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List at Clemson University.
Manning residents include Adam J. Forbes, a forest resource management major; Bailey Lynn Gottheiner, a political science major; and Christian W. Hussey, a parks, recreation and tourism major.
Pinewood resident Holly Morgan Carlisle, a parks, recreation and tourism management major, was also named to the list, as were Summerton residents Huiyi Huang, a nursing major; Katey L. Schwendinger, a biological sciences major; and David Bradley Turcotte Jr., a landscape architecture major.
Turbeville resident Victoria-Lynn Byrd, a biological sciences major, also made the list.
To be … Read the rest


Sheriff’s Office seeking help in finding cart, thief

Posted by | March 12, 2019 11:38 am

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out for the public’s help in locating a golf cart stolen in the late evening hours of March 3h
SHeriff Tim Baxley said in a post on social media that the 2017 red Polaris Razor Side-by-Side was taken from the 1100 block of Keels Road in the Pinewood area of Clarendon County.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414. Callers may remain anonymous.


Good idea to leave some standing dead trees

Posted by | March 12, 2019 7:30 am

PHILLIP JONES / SCDNR
Snags provide secure homes for many kinds of animals and a virtual smorgasbord of insect food. Downy, hairy, red-bellied, pileated and red-headed woodpeckers all feed heavily on wood-boring larvae of beetles and other insects and invertebrates found in snags.

By JOHNNY STOWE
SC Department of Natural Resources

Standing dead trees, or snags, may appear to be useless, even eyesores, but they are valuable components of wildlife habitat and are frequently in short supply. They can even be the key limiting factor in a wildlife population.
Snags provide secure homes for many kinds of animals and a virtual smorgasbord of insect food. Downy, hairy, red-bellied, pileated and red-headed woodpeckers all feed heavily on wood-boring larvae of beetles and other insects and invertebrates found in snags. And cavities in snags are the original, natural wood duck nesting “box.” As important as … Read the rest


Swampcats defeat Pinewood Prep

Posted by | March 12, 2019 5:41 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity baseball team completed a series sweep against Pinewood Prep on Saturday afternoon.
Aaron Carlton showed timely hitting, driving in five on three hits to lead the Swampcats past Pinewood Prep by a score of 11-1. Carlton drove in runs on a sacrifice fly in the first, a home run in the second,and a single in the sixth.
LMA grabbed an early lead. The Swampcats scored on a sacrifice fly by Carlton in the first inning; a single by Brewer Brunson in the second inning; a single by Burgess Jordan in the second inning; and a … Read the rest



Swampcats defeat Pinewood Prep

Posted by | March 12, 2019 3:59 am

Despite allowing four runs in the fourth inning of its game against Pinewood Prep, the Laurence Manning Academy varsity baseball team defeated the Lowcountry school Friday by a final score of 9-5.
Trey Blume, Caleb Thompson, Noah Cadiz and Tyler Evans each had RBIs in the frame.
The Swampcats got things moving in the first inning, when Aaron Carlton singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
LMA tallied six runs in the third inning. The Swampcats’ offense in the inning was led by Carlton, Britton Morris, Andrew Boyd, Chase Lee and Seth Stamps, who all knocked in runs in … Read the rest


Today in History: March 12

Posted by | March 12, 2019 3:22 am

538 – Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius
1550 – Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile.
1622 – Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Society of Jesus, are canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
1689 – The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
1811 – Peninsular War: A day after a successful rearguard … Read the rest


Overnight Weather

Posted by | March 11, 2019 11:28 pm

A slight chance of showers before 10 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20.



Obituary: Joan Anne Dugan

Posted by | March 11, 2019 9:09 pm

Joan Anne Dugan, 80, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at her home.

Born December 12, 1938, in Verplanks, New York, she was a daughter of the late Frank Dugan and the late Loriene Mackey Dugan. She was a retired sales clerk with B-Mart in Manning.

She is survived by three daughters, Michele Anne Williams and Pamela Hutson (Danny), both of Manning and Susan Borges (Richard) of Florence; a son, David Williams of Manning; a brother, Vincent Dugan (Roberta) of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Read the rest



Obituary: Barbara Marie Lempka Bleser

Posted by | March 11, 2019 8:07 am

Barbara Marie Lempka Bleser, 80, wife of W. Ross Bleser, died Saturday, March 09, 2019, at The Gardens in Sumter.

   Born May 17, 1938, in Goshen, New York, she was a daughter of the late Frank Leo Lempka, Sr. and the late Kathryn Heater Lempka.

   She is survived by her husband of Manning; two sons, Michael Ross Bleser of the Philippines and Robin Mark Bleser of Warwick, New York; a daughter, Lisa Marie Weimer (Michael) of Middletown, New York; a brother, Daniel Lempka (Sabina) of Durlandville, New York; two sisters, Kathryn Slesinski of Goshen, New York and Carole Slover (George) Read the rest





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