LMA B-team girls’ game ends in tie

Posted by | March 10, 2017 10:14 am

The Laurence Manning Academy girls B-team ended in an 8-8 tie on Thursday. Bailey Moore and Laura Betts Brogdon each had two hits and two RBI, and Mary Claire Lee had a hit with two RBI. Malorie Spiegel struck out eight batters and walked two. LMA’s record is now 1-2-1. LMA travels to March 16 to First Baptist.

Swampcats take 2nd in non-conference golf match

Posted by | March 10, 2017 9:47 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity men’s golf team came in 2nd on Thursday in a home match against Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate and Thomas Sumter Academy at Shannon Greens Golf Club in Manning. Trinity-Byrnes won the non-conference match with four low nine-hole scores from Gene Ziegler, 39, Harrison Breeden, 39, Michael Rials, 40, and Cameron Mills, 40, for a total score of 158. Laurence Manning scored 168, with Rutledge Durant as the low scorer with a round of 40. Thomas Sumter Academy plaed 3rd in the event with a total of 202. Tyler Grey had the lowest round of the day for… Read the rest

Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

Posted by | March 10, 2017 3:18 am

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies. Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need firsthand. His wife required 12 units of blood during emergency surgery following the birth of their son. “If… Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, March 10

Posted by | March 10, 2017 12:00 am

241 BC – First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands: The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end. 298 – Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage. 1607 – Susenyos I defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia. 1629 – Charles I of England dissolves Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule. 1735 – An agreement between Nader Shah and Russia is signed… Read the rest


Woman tells deputies scam took $411 from her

Posted by | March 9, 2017 6:07 pm

A woman living on Overlook Lane in Manning told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 27 that someone had contacted her about a week earlier, depanding a payment of $411 to receive a prize. The woman told deputies that she sent the payment Feb. 21 to an address in Jamaica. The address and other information was turned over to deputies.


NWS: Possibility for ‘wintry precipitation’ Sunday morning

Posted by | March 9, 2017 2:03 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia is saying wintry precipitation is possible Sunday morning in the Clarendon County area, along with other areas in the Midlands and Pee Dee regions. A cold front is supposed to move through the state this weekend and should bring temperatures cooler than the warmer ones we have experienced in the past week. Daytime highs could be 20 degrees cooler, with the high expected to be in the mid-40s by Sunday afternoon. Winter precipitation would be likely in the early morning hours.

Wallet stolen from Meadow Brook Drive home

Posted by | March 9, 2017 12:06 pm

A man living in the 1200 block of Meadow Brook Drive in Manning told police March 2 that someone had taken his wallet – containing $480 cash and his driver’s license – from his bedroom sometime the night before.

JV Lady Saints defeat Orangeburg Prep

Posted by | March 9, 2017 11:38 am

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity Lady Saints defeated Orangeburg Prep on Tuesday in Summerton in a four-inning game by a score of 16-1. Amberly Way led the Lady Saints on offense by going 3-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Way also picked up the win by tossing a one-hitter with eight strike outs. Hadleigh McIntosh also went 3-3 and had three RBI. Bailey Corbett and Olivia Wilson went 2-2 each at the plate. The JV Saints are not 3-0 on the season with the next game to be held 4 p.m. Friday at Colleton Prep. The team will also… Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, March 9

Posted by | March 9, 2017 5:09 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make three stops today, including from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Turbeville IGA; from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church; and from 4-5 p.m. at Lodebar Church. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Hardy named Clarendon County Firefighter of the Year

Posted by | March 9, 2017 4:52 am

Jason Hardy started with the Clarendon County Fire Department as a volunteer in 2006. He quickly made a name for himself, being named the Rookie of the Year in 2007. Eight years later, he joined the department in a career position. This week, he was named the Clarendon County Fire Department Firefighter of the Year. “He has done an excellent job over this past year,” said Chief Frances Richbourg. “We are extremely proud of him. He has accomplished a lot and has become a great firefighter. He’s very knowledgeable in all his duties and can handle any of the equipment.… Read the rest

ATV, trailer, golf cart stolen from Newman Circle

Posted by | March 9, 2017 1:51 am

A 2004 Honda Foreman 500 ATV, a 4-by-8 trailer and a 2010 Golf Club golf cart altogether valued at $10,500 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 1000 block of Newman Circle in Summerton between Feb. 24 and March 1, according to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.

Today in History: Thursday, March 9

Posted by | March 9, 2017 12:00 am

141 BC – Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han dynasty of China. 1009 – First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg. 1230 – Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa. 1276 – Augsburg becomes a Free imperial city. 1500 – The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas. 1566 – David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of… Read the rest

Jones ready to get to work as SC’s new fire marshal

Posted by | March 8, 2017 10:12 pm

The local firefighter tapped Wednesday to head up the state’s Fire Service entities said he is excited to get to work. Gov. Henry McMaster announced Clarendon County Deputy Fire Chief Jonathan Jones as the state’s new fire marshal on Wednesday afternoon during the state Firefighter Association’s annual Legislative Day at the South Carolina State House. “We are fortunate to have such a talented group of professionals in this state willing to commit to saving our lives and property and willing to risk their own in order to do that,” McMaster said. “Fortunately, we have a newfFire marshal in Jonathan Jones… Read the rest

Chase Circle home ransacked, wiring stolen

Posted by | March 8, 2017 6:07 pm

A woman living in the 1100 block of Chase Circle in Alcolu told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 27 that unknown persons entered her home and ransacked the place, tearing all the paneling and insulation off the walls, along with copper wiring. She said a window air-conditioning unit valued at $200 was also taken. The woman said she had secured all her property previously inside the home in a PODS unit outside as she is expecting a disaster relief agency to provide her a new home soon.

Richbourg joins fellow firefighters at State House to support various fire protection bills

Posted by | March 8, 2017 3:54 pm

Clarendon County Fire Chief Frances Richbourg joined other firefighters throughout the state Wednesday in expressing concerns to representatives and senators in the General Assembly. “Wednesday was our annual Legislative Day for the S.C. Firefighter’s Association, and so I was there in support of our many concerns that we have concerning any legislation or possible legislation that could come from our government representatives,” Richbourg said Wednesday evening. Richbourg said one such concern is the danger inherent in the job that comes with firefighting. But it’s not just fire that provides the risk. She said firefighters can easily become victims of violent… Read the rest

Clarendon Deputy Fire Chief Jones named state fire marshal

Posted by | March 8, 2017 12:54 pm

One of Clarendon County’s is serving as the state’s No. 1 firefighter. Gov. Henry McMaster appointed Clarendon County Deputy Fire Chief Jonathan Jones on Wednesday to be the new state fire marshal, a state cabinet-level position with the regulatory responsibility to ensure compliance with state fire safety regulations in order to reduce injury, death and property loss. “I think that Jonathan is well-respected within the firefighting community, not only in Clarendon County, but throughout the state,” said County Administrator David Epperson. “This position holds a lot of responsibility, and it’s a big deal for him, but also for Clarendon County.”… Read the rest

Hardy named CCFD Firefighter of the Year

Posted by | March 8, 2017 11:01 am

Clarendon County firefighter Jason Hardy was named the 2017 Clarendon County Firefighter of the Year on Tuesday night during the agency’s annual awards ceremony held at Weldon Auditorium. He was joined by his wife, Cassie Marshall Hardy. Manninglive.com will have more information later Wednesday.

LMA golf team defeats Calhoun Academy

Posted by | March 8, 2017 10:02 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity men’s golf team defeated Calhoun Academy Tuesday at Shannon Greens Golf Club in Manning during a non-conference golf match. LMA had a final score of 164 to Calhoun’s 180. Van Gardner scored 39 points, while Dawson Shirley scored 41, and Will Williamson and Rutledge Durant both scored 42. From Calhoun, Brodie Crenshaw scored 41 points, while John Michael Flintom scored 42, Clay Crenshaw scored 45 and Pressley Smith scored 52. Gardner, a freshman golfer, had the low-round score of the match and was named medalist for the event, posting a nine-hole score of 3 over… Read the rest

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