County Council, Detention Center recognize corrections officer

Posted by | May 16, 2017 2:15 am

Senior Correctional Officer Daishawn Pearson was just going through the regular course of his duties on day shift at the Clarendon County Detention Center on March 21 when a pre-trial detainee was found with a handcuff key. “It was a routine search,” said Detention Center Director Shelton Hughes. “Through (Pearson’s) systematic, thorough search of the inmate, we were able to seize that key and avoid any harm that the individual could have caused had he had the opportunity to carry out his plan.” Hughes said that the inmate was at the jail for a homicide and armed robbery trial, and… Read the rest

LMA students sign with USC Union

Posted by | May 16, 2017 2:00 am

Laurence Manning Academy seniors Ryan Touchberry and Buddy Bleasdale are looking forward to a new season in their lives. Both signed Monday to play baseball with the University of South Carolina Union. “I’ve always wanted to play college baseball, so I’m really excited to go play,” said Bleasdale, a three-time state championship player. “I’ve been attending Laurence Manning all my life and have always loved baseball. It’s the only sport I’ve ever played. I think my parents are excited for me to get out the house, but I think they’ll miss me a little bit.” Touchberry also felt good about… Read the rest

Today in History: Tuesday, May 16

Posted by | May 16, 2017 12:00 am

218 – Julia Maesa, aunt of the assassinated Caracalla, is banished to her home in Syria by self-proclaimed emperor Macrinus; she declares her 14-year-old grandson Elagabalus to be emperor of Rome; Macrinus is later deposed. 1204 – Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. 1527 – The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic. 1532 – Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England. 1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England. 1584 – Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of… Read the rest

Gallery 1: Lady Swampcats win first in 3-game State Champ series

Posted by | May 15, 2017 10:55 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated the Wilson Hall Lady Barons on Monday afternoon at home by a final score of 2-0. It was the Lady Swampcats’ first step in defending their South Carolina Independent School Association AAA State Championship Title. Game No. 2 will be played 5 p.m. Tuesday at Patriot Park in Sumter.

Final: Swampcats

Posted by | May 15, 2017 9:03 pm

Laurence Manning Academy Swampcat pitcher Braydon Osteen throws a pitch in the second inning of Game 1 of the South Carolina Independent School Association AAA State Championship Title Series. The Swampcats defeated Cardinal Newman 7-4 in the first step toward their bid to retain their 2016 State Championship title.
The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats defeated Cardinal Newman at home on Monday by a final score of 7-4 in the first game of the South Carolina Independent School Association AAA State Championship Title Series.

Wilson to attend Palmetto Girls State

Posted by | May 15, 2017 7:24 pm

Laurence Manning Academy junior Macey Wilson is one of six young women who will attend the 71st Palmetto Girls State session to be held at Presbyterian College from June 11-17. Wilson is being sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 68 Auxiliary of Manning. Delegates selected to attend Palmetto Girls State are chosen based on individual qualities such as character, leadership ability and interest in government. A review of honors, awards, extra- circular activities, employment history and civic and church involvement are considered in the selection process. As part of the selection process, each girl was asked to complete an… Read the rest

City Council, Mayor honor Monarchs JV basketball season for undefeated regular season

Posted by | May 15, 2017 7:01 pm

The Manning High School junior varsity Monarchs basketball team finished the 2016-17 season with an unblemished 18-0 record in regular play and 8-0 in conference play. Coach Rolondo Shuler, Assistant Coach Jersey Logan and the players were honored Monday night by Manning City Council and Mayor Julia Nelson for the feat. “To really excel in any one sport, a team must demonstrate, along with (extreme) athletic ability, an outstanding spirit of dedication, enthusiasm and hard work,” said Nelson in reading a proclamation presented to Shuler and his players. “Special commendation is due to all team members. The entire staff has… Read the rest

Sheriff: Man allegedly scammed at least 15 homeowners, damaged property in aftermath

Posted by | May 15, 2017 4:36 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the public to find any potential alleged victims of a man who already has more than 15 complaints in five counties against him for accepting payments for carpentry and construction work and then absconding with funds before work is completed. Sheriff Tim Baxley said that, in some of the instances, Chandler Warren allegedly left the property badly damaged in Clarendon, Darlington, Florence, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties. He said that Warren is currently in custody in Williamsburg County on Family Court charges. Baxley said that one complainant came to his office April… Read the rest

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