Historical Society seeking new members

Posted by | January 13, 2017 4:17 pm

The Clarendon County Historical Society is currently seeking new members. Please join them 7 p.m. Jan. 19 for their regular meeting, and consider joining the organization, which is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Clarendon County history in all its facets. The society sponsors the Clarendon County Museum, which is next to the Bank of Clarendon. For more information, call Al Truesdale at (803) 478-7908, or email altruesdale@ftc-i.net.

Paxville Baptist children honor county law enforcement

Posted by | January 13, 2017 12:47 pm

The children of Paxville Baptist Church visited Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley and his deputies and staff earlier this week in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The youth presented the officers and staff with a thank you card from the church’s congregation, along with cookies, brownings and drinks.

Richardson-Myers engagement

Posted by | January 13, 2017 12:11 pm

Councilman and Mrs. Billy G. Richardson of Pinewood announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Joyce Richardson, to Samuel Myers III, son of Gwendolyn L. Myers of Midway, Georgia, and the late Samuel Myers Jr. The bride-elect received a bachelor of science degree from South Carolina State University, and a master of social work degree from the University of South Carolina. She is employed with the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia as a senior social worker, and is also a licensed psychotherapist with Irmo Counseling Services LLC. The groom-elect received an associate of arts degree from… Read the rest

United Daughters of Confederacy to meet Monday

Posted by | January 13, 2017 12:10 pm

The Clarendon chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet 5 p.m. Monday at the Clarendon County Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. All members, prospective members and guests are invited to attend. For more information, call (803) 435-2702.

Lady Swampcats fall to Trinity Byrns

Posted by | January 13, 2017 10:33 am

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats kept it close Thursday night, but ultimately fell to Trinity Byrns at home 43-41. Brooke Bennett was the team’s high scorer, with 12 points. Brooke Ward followed with eight points, while Sara Knight Nalley and Olivia Coker each had six points. Lexi Bennett added five points, while Cora Lee Downer and Mason Ham added two points each.

Emanuel church victims’ families offer forgiveness

Posted by | January 13, 2017 8:38 am

The trial began with a harrowing depiction of the massacre that unfolded in a church basement not far from here, and it ended Wednesday with relatives of those slain again offering the killer forgiveness. One by one, they stood up to face Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old avowed white supremacist and admitted gunman. They spoke after a trial that highlighted each of the lives taken by Roof when he walked into a church Bible study and mercilessly killed nine black parishioners, a trial that brought out Roof’s videotaped confession, his desire to spark a race war and his stark admission that… Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Trinity

Posted by | January 13, 2017 6:32 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Trinity Byrns 24-16 at home on Thursday night. Audrey Bennett was the leading scorer for the Lady Swampcats, with seven points. Katherine Burns and Breanna Boykin each had five points. Elizabeth Hicks had four, and Trinity Harrington had three. The team’s record is now 6-3, and the next game is Thursday against First Baptist at home.

Historical Society to meet Thursday

Posted by | January 13, 2017 4:12 am

The Clarendon County Historical Society will hold its next meeting starting 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Clarendon County Council chambers in the county administration building, 411 Sunset Drive in Manning. Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart will be the featured speaker, specifically talking about changes in the county during the past decade. For more information, call Al Truesdale at (803) 478-7908, or email altruesdale@ftc-i.net.

Library to close for MLK Jr. Day

Posted by | January 13, 2017 2:14 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed Monday for the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reopening at 9 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Full Text of Sen. Thomas McElveen’s Democratic Response to State of the State Address

Posted by | January 12, 2017 8:57 pm

Good evening and Happy New Year to all of my fellow South Carolinians. Tonight, as we begin a new year and a new session for our state government, we find ourselves in a different posture than after previous State of the State addresses. The unpredictable winds of change that are buffeting our country are also ushering in changes right here in South Carolina. As we welcome the new legislators who are already working with us now that we have kicked off a new session in the General Assembly, we also anticipate that we will soon have a new administration moving… Read the rest

Full Text of Gov. Nikki Haley’s State of the State Address

Posted by | January 12, 2017 5:57 pm

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen of the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers, and my fellow South Carolinians: Tonight marks the seventh time I have stood behind this podium to discuss the State of our State. The first five of those evenings began with the recognition of at least one member of the United States Armed Forces who had perished in the year prior. By the grace of God, for the second year in a row, I will not read a single name of a lost soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine. But the men and women of our military are… Read the rest


William Burgess Harvin

Posted by | January 12, 2017 1:28 pm

William Burgess “Will” Harvin, 92, husband of Patricia Mack Pinkerton Harvin, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born June 16, 1924, in Manning, he was a son of the late Stewart Ingram Harvin and Leila Burgess Harvin. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS Oberrender, which was sunk by a Japanese Kamikaze. Will was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he lettered in football and baseball. He returned to Manning, started a family and founded Harvin Oil Company. He was an avid tennis player and coach and… Read the rest

United Daughters of Confederacy to meet Monday

Posted by | January 12, 2017 12:09 pm

The Clarendon chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet 5 p.m. Monday at the Clarendon County Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. All members, prospective members and guests are invited to attend. For more information, call (803) 435-2702.

Will Harvin, former mayor, Navy veteran, has died

Posted by | January 12, 2017 10:36 am

Former Manning Mayor Will Harvin, who also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in multiple capacities as a decades-long member of the Manning Rotary Club, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, surrounded by his family. During his life, Harvin was formally recognized twice by the South Carolina House of Representatives, once by the South Carolina State Senate and once by the hometown he led in the mid-20th century. Harvin was a three-sport athlete at Manning High School, graduating in 1941, not long before the bombing of Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II. He… Read the rest

61 deemed eligible for SCDRO 2015 flood assistance, award letters begin going out

Posted by | January 12, 2017 4:52 am

Sixty-one Clarendon County homeowners were deemed eligible for the repair or replacement of homes damaged by the October 2015 storm commonly known as the 1,000-year flood. Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson said Monday night during a regular County Council meeting that 159 homeowners had applied with the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office, either online or while the office had operating hours in Clarendon on more than five occasions in November and December in Manning, Summerton and Turbeville. Officials with the SCDRO announced Wednesday that the first 10 award letters have gone out to eligible homeowners in Manning, Sumter, Moncks Corner,… Read the rest

So, congratulations on ‘rolling the tide,’ or whatever

Posted by | January 12, 2017 4:29 am

I couldn’t bring myself to do it. No matter how hard this Gamecock tried, he couldn’t support Clemson. Nope. Not at all. I don’t much care for Alabama either, but my blood runneth garnet and black, and never could I support orange and purple. I was excited as Alabama took an early lead. Since the game started so late, I had to connect to my dialysis machine during the first half. By the second half, when Clemson began coming back, I started to hope the machine would electrocute me. Sadly, it didn’t. I dreaded Facebook, and vowed I would stay… Read the rest

Area students graduate from Coastal Carolina

Posted by | January 12, 2017 2:39 am

Students from Clarendon County and surrounding areas were among 719 overall who walked in Coastal Carolina University’s fall 2016 commencement ceremonies held in December. Those graduating included Zuria Spencer, who received a bachelor of science in business administration in management; Bruce Dawson, bachelor of science in business administration in accounting; Jason Dozier, bachelor of science in information technology; Shauna Gilmer, bachelor of science in business administration in marketing; Tammy Hunn, master of education in learning and teaching; Quentin Major, bachelor of science in biology; Alexis Miller, bachelor of science in biology; and Brittany Stover, bachelor of science in public health.

Library to close for MLK Jr. Day

Posted by | January 12, 2017 2:14 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed Monday for the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reopening at 9 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


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