Demery named District 1 Employee of the Month

Posted by | May 19, 2018 6:30 pm

Clarendon School District 1 school resource officer Shante Demary, center, was recognized as the district’s Employee of the Month during the District 1 Board of Trustees’ regular meeting this month. He is shown here with Superintendent Barbara Ragin-Champagne, left, and Sheriff Tim Baxley, right.

Governor lauds Trump’s new Title X rule

Posted by | May 19, 2018 4:50 pm

Gov. Henry McMaster Friday released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s new rule on Title X regarding funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. “President Trump’s executive action today reaffirms our belief that taxpayer dollars must not directly or indirectly subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. That’s why, last year, I directed state agencies to stop providing state or local funds to abortion clinics. There are a variety of agencies, clinics, and medical entities in South Carolina that receive taxpayer funding to offer important women’s health and family planning services without performing abortions.”… Read the rest

Council considers 2018-19 fiscal year budget, still unbalanced

Posted by | May 19, 2018 2:24 pm

Clarendon County Council members continued their review of the 2018-19 fiscal year budget Monday night during their regular meeting held in Manning. Clarendon County Controller Lynden Anthony said before second reading Monday evening that the budget contains a requested budget increase by the Sheriff’s Office and a 7 percent increase in employee health insurance and retiree premiums. He said that expenses had been reduced by $230,000, and revenue had increased by $10,000 since first reading in April. However, Anthony stressed that the budget remained unbalanced as of second reading. As is traditional for second reading of the budget, council members… Read the rest

Send us your Birdfest pictures

Posted by | May 19, 2018 12:37 pm

Birdfest is going on this weekend, and we want you to send us your selfies and other pictures from the annual event. Send to editorial@manninglive.com with all relevant information (full names of those pictured and where y’all are from). Pictures will be posted on a first-come, first-served basis.

LMA’s Moore takes 3rd in State Science Fair

Posted by | May 19, 2018 12:13 pm

Laurence Manning Academy student Heyward Moore displays the third-place trophy he won at the South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair. Heyward was one of five LMA students recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony held recently at the Sumter Civic Center. Moore took third place in the invention/engineering section for elementary students. James Kaiser captured top-honors in the environmental science section for seniors Trey Sharpe’s exhibit was named best in the senior computer/math category. Rylan Strickland garnered the second position in the senior environmental science area. Thomas Stoia netted second place in the computer/math category for juniors.… Read the rest

Tobias, Sawyer united in marriage

Posted by | May 19, 2018 9:28 am

Jennifer Ashley Tobias of Manning and David J.B. Sawyer of Portland, Maine, were united in marriage 5:30 p.m. May 5, 2018, at Springdale House and Gardens in West Columbia. The bride is the daughter of Mr. James Franklin Tobias Jr. of Manning and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Doster of Lexington, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. McNally of Manning. The bride graduated from College of Charleston and is currently employed with Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina Pediatric Endocrinology. The groom is the son of Mr. John Sawyer and Mrs. Pamela Stanton of New Haven, Connecticut,… Read the rest

LMA’s Sharpe takes top honors at State Science Fair

Posted by | May 19, 2018 8:44 am

Laurence Manning Academy student Trey Sharpe displays the first-place trophy he won at the South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair. Sharpe was one of five LMA students recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony held recently at the Sumter Civic Center. Sharpe’s exhibit was named best in the senior computer/math category. Ryland Strickland garnered the second position in the senior environmental science area. James Kaiser captured top-honors in the environmental science section for seniors. Thomas Stoia netted second place in the computer/math category for juniors. Heyward Moore took third place in the invention/engineering section for elementary students.Read the rest

Class of 2018: Shantae Alexandra Brown

Posted by | May 19, 2018 7:57 am

Shantae Alexandra Brown, daughter of Bertha Logan and the late Claude A. Brown Jr., graduates Sunday from Notre Dame with a degree in architecture. The Summerton native was the valedictorian of the Class of 2013 from Scott’s Branch High School. Send pictures of your college graduates to editorial@manninglive.com, along with all relevant information (major, degree, school, class rank, etc.).

Happy Birthday, Bessie Parker!

Posted by | May 19, 2018 7:00 am

Happy 60th Birthday, Mom. We love you very much and wish you many more peaceful years on earth. Love, Windell, Michelle, Sandra, Jeffrey, Abony, Torrey, Arica and all the grandchildren

Turbeville’s oldest business thriving after 64 years

Posted by | May 19, 2018 6:56 am

A patio with shaded tables and flower boxes sits outside Chat ’n’ Chew, Turbeville’s oldest business. Inside, members of the Clarendon County Fire Department and EMS as well as Turbeville residents chat and laugh over country-style food. Had Bernard Blackman and his wife, Willodene, not bought the restaurant nearly a decade ago, this scene could not exist. The Chat ’n’ Chew opened its doors in 1952, serving breakfast and lunch to the residents of Turbeville. Over the last 64 years, the business has changed hands a few times, but not before going down in history as the starting place for… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Emmy

Posted by | May 19, 2018 4:25 am

Emmy is a female brown tabby domestic shorthair cat who is 2 years old. She is shy at times, and all she needs is the right home with one-on-one attention. She is current on all of her shots, has been spayed and has tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit www.ASecondChanceAnimalShelter.com.

Morning Weather: Saturday, May 19

Posted by | May 19, 2018 4:24 am

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 a.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10 a.m. and noon, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Florence police investigating mall social media threat

Posted by | May 19, 2018 3:40 am

The Florence Police Department is currently assessing a threat posted Friday night on various social media outlets warning people to stay away from Magnolia Mall due to possible gang violence, according to WPDE-TV news. The post on Facebook warned (sic): Do not repeat do not go to the Mall this weekend they are expecting a big gang retaliation this weekend and they are telling people to stay away from the Mall and stay safe. They had a big fight at the correctional facility and it was gang related and they just broke into the pawn shop and took all the… Read the rest

Timmons selected for All-Star softball team

Posted by | May 19, 2018 2:43 am

East Clarendon High School senior Caitlin Timmons was named this week to the South Carolina All-Star Softball Team for the 2018 season. She and fellow Lady Wolverine Abby Reardon will play for the South 1A, 2A and 5A team.

Class of 2018: Robert Hinson

Posted by | May 19, 2018 2:21 am

Clarendon County resident Robert Hinson graduated summa cum laude this month from Charleston Southern University with a degree in wildlife biology. He is now employed with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Off-Shore Fisheries Division. Send your college graduates’ photos and all relevant information to editorial@manninglive.com.

Second for LMA’s Strickland in SCISA State Science Fair

Posted by | May 19, 2018 2:02 am

Laurence Manning Academy student Rylan Strickland displays the second-place trophy he won at the South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair. Strickland was one of five LMA students recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony held recently at the Sumter Civic Center. Strickland garnered the second position in the senior environmental science area. James Kaiser captured top-honors in the environmental science section for seniors. Trey Sharpe’s exhibit was named best in the senior computer/math category. Thomas Stoia netted second place in the computer/math category for juniors. Heyward Moore took third place in the invention/engineering section for elementary students.Read the rest

Reardon named to All-Star softball team

Posted by | May 19, 2018 1:18 am

East Clarendon High School senior Abby Reardon was named this week to the South Carolina All-Star Softball Team for the 2018 season. She and fellow Lady Wolverine Caitlin Timmons will play for the South 1A, 2A and 5A team.

Ard will not return to East Clarendon

Posted by | May 19, 2018 12:37 am

East Clarendon High School softball coach Lisa Ard said Friday that she will not be back for a 10th season with the Lady Wolverines. Ard, who led the team to two State Championship Titles in 2013 and 2017 and to five state finals appearances in six years, did not say where she will coach instead. The Lady Wolverines ended their hopes of a repeat of last year’s state win on Wednesday with a loss to Lewisville. Ard has coached nine seasons at East Clarendon and 30 seasons overall, according to the Florence Morning News’ Scott Chancey.

Today in History: May 19

Posted by | May 19, 2018 12:00 am

639 – Ashina Jiesheshuai and his tribesmen assaulted Emperor Taizong at Jiucheng Palace. 715 – Pope Gregory II is elected. 1051 – Henry I of France is married to Anne of Kiev. 1445 – John II of Castile defeats the Infantes of Aragon at the First Battle of Olmedo. 1499 – Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12. 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona’s two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during… Read the rest

LMA’s Stoia takes 2nd in State Science Fair

Posted by | May 18, 2018 8:57 pm

Laurence Manning Academy student Thomas Stoia displays the second-place trophy he won at the South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair. Kaiser was one of five LMA students recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony held recently at the Sumter Civic Center. Stoia netted second place in the computer/math category for juniors. James Kaiser captured top-honors in the environmental science section for seniors. Trey Sharpe’s exhibit was named best in the senior computer/math category. Heyward Moore took third place in the invention/engineering section for elementary students. Rylan Strickland garnered the second position in the senior environmental science area.Read the rest

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