Lander University announces Dean’s List

Posted by | February 5, 2019 8:00 am

Janette Murdoch, of Manning, made the list of names of undergraduate students who are recognized with the honor of making the Lander University Dean’s List during the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a GPA between 3.5 and 3.9 over the course of the semester.


The future is scary but not always bad

Posted by | February 5, 2019 7:30 am

By Leah London

At one point or another, every young adult is faced with a future. In my case, my future screams “go to college”—to the University of South Carolina, to be exact. I’ve been preparing for years, and now that I’ve finally reached the first major goal on my imaginary Life Checklist, I find myself worried and confused.

I think at some point or another, every person goes through this kind of apprehension and fear of the unknown future, regardless of his or her age. This type of anxiety is not exclusive to teenagers who may or may not … Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 5

Posted by | February 5, 2019 12:09 am

AD 62 – Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
756 – An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan.
1576 – Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
1597 – A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
1778 – South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
1782 – Spanish defeat British forces and capture Menorca.
1783 – In Calabria, … Read the rest

Local restaurant named 21st in the country for barbecue

Posted by | February 4, 2019 8:30 pm

Merriam-Webster defines barbecue as food that has been roasted or broiled on a rack or revolving spit over or before a source of heat such as hot coals, or food which has been cooked in a highly seasoned vinegar sauce.

In the deep south, it’s a badge of pride to be able to barbecue well, and it’s not limited to vinegar sauces. Rubs, thick molasses- or honey-based sauces, white sauces and, yes, vinegar sauces are carefully swabbed onto meats as they cook slowly in crock pots, on grills and in ovens, until the meat becomes tender and flavorful.

James “Mickey” … Read the rest

Clarendon County to open new landfill

Posted by | February 4, 2019 6:00 pm

Garbage is created minute by minute on a daily basis. Trash cans can be found in homes, businesses and public spaces, ensuring trash is cleared away. Out of sight, out of mind. But how does the trash system truly work in Clarendon County.

According to Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson, Clarendon County is only a point in the chain of trash management for household trash. Each tin can, paper plate, dryer sheet and drink container is picked up by Waste Management and is taken to Sumter to sort. Once sorted, the trash is then transported to a municipal solid waste … Read the rest


Posted by | February 4, 2019 5:51 pm

The LMA JV girls beat Pinewood Prep tonight with a final score of 27-12. Paisley Anderson led the scoring for LMA with 10 points, followed by Callie Thompson and Reagan Barrett with five points each, Eaddy Gamble with four points, Carleigh Moore with three points and Madison Truett with two points. The team plays Wilson Hall on Friday.


February Harvin Clarendon County Library bookmobile schedule

Posted by | February 4, 2019 5:00 pm


2nd and 4th Mondays – February 11 & 25 – Summerton Piggly Wiggly 2-4 p.m.


1st and 3rd Tuesdays – February 5 & 19 – Turbeville IGA 2-4 p.m.


2nd and 4th Wednesdays – February 13 & 27 – Lanes Shopping Center on Hwy 260 1-2 p.m. and J&E Suprette in Davis Station 2:30-4:30 p.m.

3rd Wednesday – February 20 – Shake Store on Kingstree Hwy 3:30-5 p.m.


1st and 3rd Thursdays – February 7 & 21 – Summerton Piggly Wiggly 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Manning Primary School during the afterschool program 3-5 p.m.

2nd and … Read the rest

Posted by | February 4, 2019 3:00 pm

Clarendon Pilot Club members Pat Dubose, Margaret Robertson, Kathy Geddings and Camile Daniel attended the District Leadership workshop in Columbia on January 19.

Get your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

Posted by | February 4, 2019 1:30 pm

By Chris Jenkins, Public Affairs Specialist

Social Security Administration

Tax season is approaching, and Social Security has made replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you can get a copy of your 1099 anytime and anywhere you want using our online services.

A Social Security 1099 is a tax form Social Security mails each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from Social Security in the previous year so you know how much Social Security … Read the rest

Johnson receives third Legislator of the Year award for 2018

Posted by | February 4, 2019 11:00 am

Senator Kevin Johnson was honored for the third time as 2018 Legislator of the Year for his work in the South Carolina Senate.

Johnson won his first senate race in 2013, after serving as Manning’s mayor for 11 years and as a Representative for a year. This past November, Johnson won his most recent race, with voters choosing to send him back to Columbia to continue his work in the Senate.

Johnson has made great strides while in office, earning the respect of his colleagues. He has also earned the respect of several non-legislative entities, which have chosen to honor … Read the rest

Local student wins competition in Atlanta

Posted by | February 4, 2019 10:00 am

Kyler Demery, a senior at Manning High School, was an event participant in the Ultimate Sugar Show hosted at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta from November 8-11. Kyler competed in the single tier cake decorating competition and the holiday cookie baking competition. Kyler claimed 2nd prize in the cake decorating event with his “Marvel Black Panther” inspired theme. He also claimed 2nd prize in the holiday-themed cookie event.

Kyler is a Culinary Arts 2 student at F.E. DuBose Career Center with instructor Jean Shaw. Kyler’s future aspirations are to attend college and double major in Culinary Arts and Business.… Read the rest

What is Clarendon County Economic Development?

Posted by | February 4, 2019 7:30 am

Clarendon County Economic Development (CCED) and its executive director, George Kosinski, have hit the news recently with stories such as the BCA expansion or the Love’s Travel Plaza. However, some residents are still scratching their heads wondering what this particular government department really does for the county.

According to their website, the Clarendon County Economic Development team “promotes the success of existing industry and recruits companies and entrepreneurs worldwide to be part of our exciting future and join our growing economy.” It further states they are “continually investing in industry and workforce development, infrastructure improvements and initiatives that enhance overall … Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 4

Posted by | February 4, 2019 12:06 am

211 – Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies at Eboracum (modern York, England) while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians. He leaves the empire in the control of his two quarrelling sons.
634 – Battle of Dathin: Rashidun forces under Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan defeat an outnumbered Byzantine force near Gaza in Palestine.
960 – The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
1169 – A strong earthquake struck the Ionian coast of Sicily, causing tens of thousands of injuries and deaths, especially … Read the rest

Law Enforcement searches for car thief

Posted by | February 3, 2019 8:30 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office continues the search for a Manning man who allegedly stole a 2016 Dodge Challenger on January 22. Arrest warrants have been issued for Jordan Trevon Hanson, 17.

Hanson allegedly stole the Charger from 2125 Sumter Highway in Manning around 5:40 pm.

“Deputies spotted the vehicle on Highway 521 traveling toward Sumter shortly after the vehicle was stolen and attempted to stop it, resulting in a pursuit,” said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley.

According to Baxley, the vehicle turned onto a dead-end road a short distance into Sumter County. Hanson and another perpetrator drove the Charger … Read the rest

Pets of the week

Posted by | February 3, 2019 6:30 pm

Padme is a five-month-old, black and white, female Beagle/Dachshund Mix. She currently weighs around 20 pounds, is current on all of her age-appropriate vaccinations, and has been spayed. Padme loves to cuddle as well as play. She was very shy when she came in, but she is coming out of her shell. Padme is great with kids and gets along well with other dogs. If you are interested in this sweet and loveable puppy, you can get pre-approved to adopt by submitting your adoption application online at


Anna Marie is a one-year-old, black with white, female Domestic … Read the rest

Man arrested for car theft

Posted by | February 3, 2019 4:30 pm

Clarendon County Deputies arrested Herman Nelson, 30, on January 26 after a high-speed chase through the county.

Nelson allegedly stole a 2017 Chrysler 200 from Berkeley County. Deputies received a BOLO alert on the car and later spotted it on Greeleyville Highway entering Manning. When deputies attempted to stop Nelson, he fled in the car, resulting in a pursuit.

“Deputies pursued the vehicle through Manning and down Highway 260, where the suspect turned and proceeded back toward Manning,” said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley.

Deputies finally stopped Nelson in the IGA parking lot in Manning. Nelson was arrested and charged … Read the rest

Manning man awarded gold stars and named to dean’s list at The Citadel

Posted by | February 3, 2019 3:01 pm

Louis Brems – The Citadel

Christopher Jordan of Manning was named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at The Citadel, among 1,067 cadets recognized for their outstanding work during the fall 2018 semester.

The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester.

Jordan went beyond this and was also awarded gold stars for fall 2018, along with 445 other cadets and students recognized for … Read the rest

Stabbing victim leads investigators to arrest

Posted by | February 3, 2019 2:30 pm

McLeod Health Clarendon notified the Clarendon County Sheriff’s office of an assault victim admitted on January 27 around 3:30 a.m., and deputies responded immediately. The victim, unnamed at this time, had been stabbed and had 13 lacerations, along with additional injuries.

“Deputies spoke with a witness who was also at the hospital,” said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley. “The witness stated the incident occurred at Miss Victoria’s River Road Saloon at 6464 Kenwood Road.”

According to the witness, the victim and a suspect later identified as Keith Brian Oneal, got into a physical fight, during which the victim was stabbed. … Read the rest


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