Don’t forget the ‘father’ on Father’s Day

Posted by | June 18, 2017 7:30 am

As we celebrate Father’s Day this year, some will observe the day and some may see no reason. Remember that a father or a mother does not have to be a birth father or mother. For whatever reason in your life a parent was absent, take a moment to reflect on what you believe a father or mother should be. Then take another moment to remember if there was ever a person in your life who always seemed to be around when you needed them. A person who, even if they weren’t always there, when you called on them they… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Emmy

Posted by | June 18, 2017 7:22 am

Emmy is a 1-year-old female, brown domestic medium-haired tabby cat. She is a little shy, but comes around quickly. She enjoys napping in the sunshine and pretty much does her own thing. She has been spayed, is current on vaccines and has tested negative for feline leukemia. There is a $50 special on kittens and cats with an approved adoption application. Visit the shelter from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and help these animals find a home. To drop off an animal, call (803) 473-7075 for an appointment. If you’ve lost a pet, visit and www.ASecondChanceAnimalShelter.comRead the rest

Nominations being taken for Liberty Fellowship Class of 2019

Posted by | June 18, 2017 6:21 am

Wofford College and the Aspen Institute are taking nominations through July 1 for candidates for the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2019. Eligible candidates must be South Carolina residents; range in age from 30 to 45; be a leader with a history of significant community engagement; have the potential to have an impact at the state level; be successful in their chosen field; and be willing to make a serious time commitment. Liberty Fellowship is a statewide leadership initiative founded by Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College and the Aspen Institute. Through the Fellow program, Liberty Fellowship seeks to inspire… Read the rest

3 ways to become a summer blood donor

Posted by | June 18, 2017 5:21 am

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives. SCHEDULE Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1 (800) RED CROSS to make an appointment. PREPARE Get a good night’s sleep, eat a nutritious meal and drink extra fluids. GIVE The donation process start to finish takes about an hour. The actual donation only takes about 10 minutes. Only about 3 percent of the U.S. population gives blood, which means a heavy reliance on repeat… Read the rest

Today in History: Sunday, June 17

Posted by | June 18, 2017 12:00 am

618 – Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang dynasty rule over China. 860 – Byzantine–Rus’ War: A fleet of about 200 Rus’ vessels sails into the Bosphorus and starts pillaging the suburbs of the Byzantine capital Constantinople. 1053 – Battle of Civitate: Three thousand horsemen of Norman Count Humphrey rout the troops of Pope Leo IX. 1178 – Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon’s distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of… Read the rest

3 Clarendon County residents receive USC Sumter Gold Medallions

Posted by | June 17, 2017 10:57 pm

Three Clarendon County residents were named Golden Medallion Scholars at the University of South Carolina Sumter for the spring 2017 semester. To qualify for inclusion, students must have completed at least 30 hours at a University of South Carolina campus with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and have achieved a 3.95 or higher GPA for the spring 2017 semester while being registered for 12 or more hours on the Sumter campus, of which at least six hours must be USC Sumter courses. Those from Clarendon included Ami Patel and Trevor Tollison, both of Manning; and Malorie Berry of

Happy Father’s Day: Joel Rackley

Posted by | June 17, 2017 10:26 pm

“We would like to wish Joel Rackley a Happy Father’s Day. Thanks for all your hard work and love you give us each and every day! We love you!” From Addie, Jacob, Nikki, and soon-to-be-here Blakely

Julie Ann Jackson Floyd

Posted by | June 17, 2017 8:53 pm

Julie Ann Jackson Floyd, 77, beloved wife of Paul Eugene Floyd Jr., died Friday, June 16, 2017, at National Health Care of Sumter. She was born on July 25, 1939, at the farm home of her grandfather, the late Moultrie Reid Jackson. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Jehu Jackson and the late Mary Julia Bradham Jackson. She was a homemaker, a former member of the Manning Azalea Garden Club, and for many years she enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels in the Manning area. She was a member of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Until her health… Read the rest

Letter: ‘Citizen of the Year’ thanks chamber, FTC and nominator

Posted by | June 17, 2017 3:55 pm

I would like to express my deepest appreciation to Cheryl Coggins, Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest board member, along with the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce board and members and FTC and Chip Chase for bestowing on me the distinguished honor of “Citizen of the Year 2016-17.” God’s special favor has befallen me, and I am truly humbled by this. Prayerfully, I can fulfill the expectation of all with this entitlement. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the Awards Banquet, fine food and fellowship among friends, old and new. ANN DRIGGERS Founder, executive director… Read the rest

Attorney general warns residents about deceptive tobacco settlement promotion

Posted by | June 17, 2017 12:44 pm

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said Thursday that the public should be aware of an online promotion that could mislead them to believe they can receive tobacco settlement money. The online promotion claims individuals can sign up to claim thousands of dollars per month from the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. “The advertisement promises that individuals may receive a tax-free portion of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and that this money is guaranteed by the government,” said Wilson in a release. “In reality, this advertisement entices citizens to enter a credit card number for a monthly subscription in order to… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Garvey

Posted by | June 17, 2017 8:46 am

Garvy is a cream-colored, 8-year-old, male poodle mix. He is neutered, current on vaccinations and tested negative for heartworms. Garvy is very active and is also very affectionate. He prefers to be an only dog and, possibly, with no cats. He loves his toys and playing with his humans. If you are interested, come visit Garvy and his other furry friends, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and help them find a home. To drop off an animal, call (803) 473-7075 for an appointment. If you’ve lost a pet, visit and… Read the rest

City Council to meet Monday

Posted by | June 17, 2017 7:40 am

Manning City Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at Manning City Hall, 49 W. Boyce St. in Manning. Attendees are asked to use the South Mill Street entrance.

Wreck with injuries on Kingstree Highway

Posted by | June 17, 2017 4:57 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries in the 5600 block of Kingstree Highway near that road’s intersection with Damascus Road in Manning. This is down from the Matrix Center headed toward South Brewington Road. Traffic may move more slowly during this time. will have an update if this wreck is fatal or includes life-threatening injuries.

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