LMA student presented with Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Posted by | April 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Laurence Manning Academy sophomore Alyssa Gottheiner, was awarded the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, a national award given for outstanding volunteer service to the community. Tracy Abraham from Prudential Financial presented the award. Alyssa created and implemented a student essay contest and a “Community Day” to improve relations with Clarendon County law enforcement.

Public Notice: Intent to Apply for a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

Posted by | April 12, 2018 2:01 pm

Clarendon School District One in partnership with the Reading Roadmap is planning to submit a joint application to the South Carolina Department of Education for a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant. If granted, funds will be used to establish and support an afterschool and summer program at the Summerton Early Childhood Center. The program will provide academic support, enrichment activities and family literacy activities. Members of the community, students, and parents are invited to participate in the planning process. To learn more about the proposed grant, please contact Principal Patricia R. Middleton at 803-485-2102.  The grant application will… Read the rest

JV Lady Saints remain undefeated

Posted by | April 12, 2018 1:39 pm

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity softball team defeated St Johns Christian Academy in Moncks Corner on Tuesday by a final score of 14-1. On an hour time limit, Amberly Way picked up the win with five strike outs and giving up only one hit. Way also led the team on offense, going 2-2 with two RBI and three runs scored. Hadleigh McIntosh was 2-3 with two runs scored, and Olivia Wilson was 1-1 with one RBI and three runs scored. Sidney Berry gave an RBI, and Hannah Johndrow was 1-2. The JV Lady Saints are now 8-0 on the season… Read the rest

District 2 board meeting postponed

Posted by | April 12, 2018 1:21 pm

The Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed until a later date. No reason was provided for the change.

Leonard Roberts Sr.

Posted by | April 12, 2018 1:05 pm

SUMMERTON – Leonard Roberts Sr., 92, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at his home in Summerton. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Emmanuel Roberts and Annie Threatt Roberts. He was the widower of Everlee Lawson Roberts. The family will receive friends at the home, 1241 Hurricane Falls Lane in Summerton. Professional services have been entrusted to Dyson’s Home for Funerals, 237 Main St. in Summerton. (803) 485-4280

Saints defeat St. Johns Christian

Posted by | April 12, 2018 12:43 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity Saints picked up a region win over St. Johns Christian Academy in Moncks Corner on Tuesday by a score of 19-16. Bobby Ashba led the Saints on offense with two hits and three RBI. Wells Robinson and Dylan Way collected two hits each with two RBI. Kameron Earles, Justin James, Michael Bolyston and Jonathan McIntosh ends the day with two RBI each. Robinson picked up the win on the mound, while Asha and Way pitched middle relief. The Saints are now 6-7 on the season and 2-7 in region play. The team will play Friday against… Read the rest

Choir, Lampkin appear on Good Morning America

Posted by | April 12, 2018 9:47 am

Coming off winning first place and $2,000 at the Lift Every Voice Choir Competition in Lake City, the award-winning Francis Marion University YGB Gospel Choir, led by choir director Jeffrey Lampkin, made a stop at Good Morning America in New York City during their “My Mind Is Made Up” Spring tour from March 16-20. A portion of the choir went to GMA, and Lampkin was recognized by producers for his participation on American Idol. Lampkin and a portion of his choir were asked to sing during GMA’s commercial break. After the show ended, the choir received the chance of a… Read the rest

Bruce D. Hancock

Posted by | April 12, 2018 6:36 am

Bruce D. Hancock, 82, widower of Helen Rodgers Hancock, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Aug. 31, 1935, in Ashwood, he was a son of the late James B. Hancock and Cila Troublefield Hancock. He was a member of Paxville Baptist Church and an honorary member of Riverside Hunting Club. He was the owner and operator of Bruce Hancock and Son Plumbing. Survivors include three children, Danny Hancock (Jenny), Kathy Hancock (Don Griffin) and Margaret Hodge, all of Sumter; five grandchildren, Dana Hutson, Shannon Tolson (Luke), Mary-Helen Hodge, June Hutson (Andy) and Jennifer Galvin… Read the rest

James Holland

Posted by | April 12, 2018 5:30 am

James Holland, died Friday, April 6, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland, in Columbia. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Manchester Elementary School, 220 West Clark St. in Pinewood. A public viewing will be held from 1-6 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 S. Duke St. in Summerton. (803) 485-3755

Legislative update from Sen. Kevin Johnson

Posted by | April 12, 2018 3:06 am

These bills that received third reading in the Senate in March: S. 11 expands the S.C. Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program to include flood damage. S. 302 provides that marching band instruction must be considered the equivalent of physical education instruction. S. 337 provides that a credit union may provide certain services to nonmembers, provides the procedure to admit new community groups to a credit union, establishes board meeting requirements, and allows for investments in charitable donation accounts. S. 345 allows certain nursing professionals to perform certain functions. S. 506 allows for a one-time, thirty-day emergency refill of medication by a… Read the rest

Today in History: April 12

Posted by | April 12, 2018 12:00 am

238 – Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide. 240 – Shapur I becomes co-emperor of the Sasanian Empire with his father Ardashir I. 467 – Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. 627 – King Edwin of Northumbria is converted to Christianity by Paulinus, bishop of York. 1167 – King Karl Sverkersson of Sweden is murdered on Visingsö. 1204 – The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy… Read the rest

Lost Dog: Bamba

Posted by | April 11, 2018 5:31 pm

Please help us find our lost girl. She went missing Monday from the Woodside Drive Area off of Gibbons Street. Her name is Bamba, She is 7 years old and very friendly. Our family is broken-hearted if you have seen her or think that you have seen her please call (803) 460-3860.

Pancake Supper

Posted by | April 11, 2018 1:50 pm

St. Peters Masonic Lodge, 232 Boyce St. in Manning, will hold a pancake supper 5 p.m. until on May 4. Proceeds go to charity. Supper includes pancakes, sausage, coffee or tea. $6 per plate.

Smith named athletic director, head football coach at Scott’s Branch High

Posted by | April 11, 2018 1:05 pm

The coach who helped turn the C.E. Murray War Eagles into a winning team for three seasons in a row will now attempt the same feat with the Scott’s Branch High School Eagles. The Clarendon School District 1 Board of Trustees approved Tuesday night for Brian Smith to be the new athletic director and head football coach at Scott’s Branch High School. Smith comes to Scott’s Branch from Blythewood High School, where he served for one year as the football coach. He had previously been at C.E. Murray for three years. While there, he guided the War Eagles to a… Read the rest

Scott statement on Lydon’s nomination for U.S. Attorney for the District of S.C.

Posted by | April 11, 2018 8:05 am

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement after the president announced the nomination of Sherri Lydon for U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina: “I was proud to recommend the President nominate Clemson and University of South Carolina alumna Sherri Lydon, to serve as United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina. From establishing her own law firm to serving as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Lydon possesses an incredible amount of experience that will serve our state and our nation well. I hope to see her nomination swiftly confirmed by the Senate.”

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