Will Wilson nabs first buck

Posted by | December 5, 2017 7:38 pm

Thomas Reese “Will” Wilson V killed his first buck, a six-point, on Thanksgiving weekend. Will is the son of Reese and Katie Eaddy Wilson of Greeleyville. Will is a fourth-generation hunter. Will is pictured with his father, Thomas “Reese” Wilson IV; his grandfather, Thomas Reese “Tommy” Wilson III; and his great-grandfather, “Thomas” Reese Wilson Jr.

JV Lady Swampcats continue winning streak

Posted by | December 5, 2017 7:25 pm

The junior varsity Lady Swampcats improved their record to 3-1 with their third consecutive win as they defeated Ben Lippen 27-21 on TUesday. Audrey Bennett led the JV Lady Swampcats with 15 points. Peyton DAvi shipped six points. This was the team’s first win at home after two wins on the road. The next game will be held Jan. 11 against Kings Academy of Forence.


MJHS students mentor MECC students through new literacy program

Posted by | December 5, 2017 7:56 am

From left to right, top row, are McKenzie Gore, Rhiya Ashman, Jakiya Frierson, Sadie Johnson, Abby Owen and, Kelah Vasquez-Coleman; from left to right, bottom row, are Trinity Woods, Azaria Lemon, Addy Laney and Keyah Jones. These are the Manning Junior High School students that have been reading to and interacting with Manning Early Childhood Center students as part of the Monarch Mentors Reading Program.
Manning Junior High School has started the Monarch Mentors Reading Program in the 2017-18 school year. The effort is a joint partnership between Manning Junior High School and Manning Early Childhood enter. MECC students are selected and paired with student mentors from the junior high school, specifically Junior Beta Club members. The children and the mentors meet on the last Friday of each month. At that time, the Monarch Mentors read to and engage the children in literacy-based activities to help develop reading comprehension skills. Some of these activities include drawing; using graphic organizers; making flash cards for vocabulary; and… Read the rest

New Zion pharmacist wins prestigious Bowl of Hygeia

Posted by | December 5, 2017 4:54 am

A New Zion resident and pharmacist in Lake City has been named the 2017 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia. The South Carolina Pharmacy Association announced the choice of Terry Blackmon for the honor at its annual convention held in June. “Blackmon has contributed to his community since graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy in 1980 and exemplifies outstanding practitioner services to his alma mater and his local community,” reads a release from the association. “He is the independent community pharmacist owner of The Medicine Cabinet.” Blackmon was previously chosen as the association’s Pharmacy… Read the rest

Treasurer launches program for individuals with disabilities

Posted by | December 5, 2017 4:02 am

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced last week the launch of the South Carolina Achieving a Better Life Experience Savings Program, which will provide tax-advantaged savings accounts for eligible individuals with disabilities. “Today is an exciting day for some very important South Carolinians,” said Loftis during a press conference held at the State House. “SC ABLE is a critical step toward enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.” SC ABLE accounts allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save and invest money without jeopardizing need-based public benefits programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. Individuals with a disability… Read the rest

DAR chapter decorates Admin Building Christmas Tree

Posted by | December 5, 2017 2:12 am

The Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution decorated this tree located in the rotunda of the Clarendon County Administration Building as a tribute to all veterans.


MPS students observe National Fire Safety Week

Posted by | December 5, 2017 1:27 am

Manning Primary School students took part in October in Fire Prevention Week with the Manning Fire Department, whose officers came to talk with the students about fire safety. The Manning Fire Department emphasized the importance of having working smoke detectors, knowing two ways out of your home, never re-entering a burning building, and closing doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smokeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.

Today in History: Tuesday, Dec. 5

Posted by | December 5, 2017 12:00 am

63 BC – Cicero gives the fourth and final of the Catiline Orations. 633 – Fourth Council of Toledo takes place. 1082 – Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated. 1408 – Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow. 1484 – Pope Innocent VIII issues the Summis desiderantes affectibus, a papal bull that deputizes Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger as inquisitors to root out alleged witchcraft in Germany. 1492 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic). 1496 – King Manuel I of Portugal issues a… Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Trinity-Byrnes

Posted by | December 4, 2017 11:40 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity girls’ basketball team defeated Trinity-Byrnes in Darligton on Monday afternoon by a final score of 21-18. Brianna Boykin led the JV Lady Swampcats in the scoring with eight points, followed by Peyton Davis and Carrie Rickenbaker, each of whom scored eight points. The team has improved to 2-1 on the season with the win and plays again 4 p.m. Tuesday at Ben Lippen.

DOT roadside assistance now available through 511 app

Posted by | December 4, 2017 2:41 pm

Contacting South Carolina Department of Transportation roadside assistance crews has become a little easier, just in time for holiday travel. SCDOT has added a new feature on its 511 app, which allows motorists to contact the State Highway Emergency Program, known as SHEP, for roadside assistance. Selecting the “SCDOT SHEP Roadside Assistance” tab within the app connects the user with the closes dispatch phone number.. According to the agency, SHEP has helped about 800,000 motorists across the state since its inception in 1996. “The motorists in our state know that when they see the blue trucks coming, help is on… Read the rest

Greeleyville boy dedicating 8th birthday to other children in need

Posted by | December 4, 2017 12:40 pm

Dec. 10 will be a special day for Mark Williamson. Not only will he be 8 years old on that day, but the Greeleyville resident will be giving back to his community in one of the most selfless ways possible. “Everyone who knows Mark knows he has the biggest heart; he will go out of his way to open a door for a person,” said Linda Williamson, the Laurence Manning Academy student’s mother. Mark has decided to use his birthday to help those less fortunate than himself. “He is having a birthday party (at 2 p.m. Saturday) at Fayz on… Read the rest

SC’s first black Chief Justice of the Supreme Court dead at 86

Posted by | December 4, 2017 10:39 am

South Carolina’s first African-American chief justice of the Supreme Court since Reconstruction has died. Ernest Finney, 86, died Sunday afternoon, according to S.c. Deputy Supreme Court Clerk Brenda Shealy. No details were given about the death. Finney spent a lifetime breaking racial barriers in South Carolina. He was one of just a handful of black lawyers in the state when he graduated from the former South Carolina State College law school in 1954. Finney worked as a waiter and other jobs to make ends meet. The first time he attended a State Bar meeting was as a waiter at a… Read the rest

Guardian ad litem program seeks more volunteers

Posted by | December 4, 2017 7:40 am

Officials with the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program are inviting Clarendon residents to bring hope and stability to an abused and negleted child during this holiday season. “For many of us, this time of year brings thoughts of family, friends and gratitude,” said Program Coordinator Celestine J. Cooper. But, nationally, Cooper said, more than 500,000 children annually suffer abuse or neglect, often resulting in the need for court intervention. “A guardian ad litem volunteer is the eyes and ears for a judge and the person who tells the child’s story to the court,” Cooper said. “A volunteer’s advocacy… Read the rest

SC officials: Avoid buying a flood-damaged vehicle

Posted by | December 4, 2017 7:09 am

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is urging consumers to exercise great caution when making year-end car purchases. 2017 brought two dangerous hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, and serious flooding to the Southeast. Though the end of the year can offer deep discounts on new and used cars, it is more important than ever to know the signs of a flood-damaged vehicle. Consumers can lessen their chances of buying a flooded vehicle by: Thoroughly checking the vehicle for silt, mud and rust. Consumers may even need to check the trunk, glove compartment and under the seats, noting whether upholstery and… Read the rest

Johnson elected to South Carolina School Boards Association Board of Directors

Posted by | December 4, 2017 2:17 am

Clarendon School District 2 Board Member Kim Johnson was elected over the weekend to the South Carolina School Boards Association Board of Directors. She will represent Region 5 on the board, which covers the Clarendon, Florence and Williamsburg county school districts. The election was held during the Delegate Assembly portion of South Carolina School Board Association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference held in Charleston.

Saints active in community

Posted by | December 4, 2017 2:14 am

Under the leadership of teacher and advisor Melissa Moorer, Clarendon Hall Student Government has been active not only at school, but also i the surrounding community. Students helped Summerton Presbyterian Church clean out its summer garden in September and plant a winter garden. The vegetables from the garden will be donated to the food bank at St. Mary’s Catholic Church to be distributed to residents in need. Students sponsored a “Dress Down Day” at school to raise money in October for the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of then-recent hurricanes. A total of $767 was raised for the… Read the rest

Today in History: Monday, Dec. 4

Posted by | December 4, 2017 12:00 am

771 – Austrasian king Carloman I dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne king of the now complete Frankish Kingdom. 1110 – The Kingdom of Jerusalem captures Sidon. 1259 – Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe (including Normandy) in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English rebels. 1563 – The final session of the Council of Trent is held. (It had opened on December 13, 1545.) 1619 – Thirty-eight colonists arrive at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia. The group’s charter proclaims… Read the rest

Manning woman charged with obtaining prescription under false pretenses

Posted by | December 3, 2017 8:44 pm

A 37-year-old Manning woman was charged about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 with obtaining prescription drugs by false pretenses, fraud or deceit, second or subsequent offense, after allegedly sending another man into a local pharmacy to receive two fake prescriptions for percocet. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, Shonta Moneke Keels of 1339 Pine Bluff Square in Manning, allegedly admitted to forging one of the prescriptions about 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and sending a second subject into the store to pick them up because she didn’t have her ID. Police reported that a pharmacy employee called dispatch to say… Read the rest

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