Recipients of the Johnny H. Pearson, Jr. Award

Posted by | August 4, 2019 9:00 pm

Johnny H. Pearson, Jr. was a 1985 graduate of Scott’s Branch High School and a huge sports fan. He was supportive and involved in a numerous amount of sports activities of the schools and recreational departments. Johnny loved to mentor and help all children but particularly those of his beloved “EAGLES FAMILY.” He was well known and loved by the students of Clarendon School District One’s student body and staff. He worked diligently with the athletic department of Scott’s Branch High School.

The Johnny H. Pearson, Jr. Scholarship was established in 2017 to remember the life of Johnny Pearson, Jr. Read the rest

Dr. Lesaine honored by the SC Black Pages

Posted by | August 4, 2019 8:15 pm

The South Carolina Black Pages recently honored Dr. John Lesaine by naming him one if its Top 20 under 40. The award was presented to Lesaine at a reception held in Columbia on July 17.

The SC Black Pages is a business directory and reference guide, who selects 20 men and women under 40 years of age who “have achieved personal and professional success, have a record of community service and have given back to others through their time, talents and donations.”

I am definitely honored and humbled to receive this distinction,” said Lesaine. “To be recognized alongside so Read the rest

Local Clinic celebrates two year anniversary

Posted by | August 4, 2019 7:10 pm

Dr. Marva Williams cannot remember a time in her life when she didn’t want to be a physician. In July 2017, Williams, who has been a part of the Clarendon community for over seventeen years, opened her own private practice on Sunset Drive in Manning.

I honestly cannot remember ever having any thoughts about doing anything else in my life,” said Williams. “I wanted to give back to a community that has given me so much over the years. I also wanted to continue the care that Dr. Ken Johnson started for our small town so many years ago.”Read the rest

A Helping Hand after a Crisis

Posted by | August 4, 2019 6:00 pm

When emergencies happen, we usually think of law enforcement, medical services or firefighters as the ones who provide care. But for some, it is the help behind the scenes during the aftermath of the situation that has a lasting effect. After a person or a family has experienced a traumatic event, they may not have the resources or family members nearby to help. That is where the Victim’s Advocate goes into action to assist with their needs.

A Victim’s Advocate is a professional who is trained to support victims of crimes. Advocates provide information to those in need, along with … Read the rest

HopeHealth Leaders advocate for SC Health Centers

Posted by | August 4, 2019 5:02 pm

Cutline: U.S. Sen. Tim Scott meets with Tiffany Straus, left, HopeHealth Director of Communications, and Kimberly O. Johnson, right, Director of Legislative Affairs, during their recent visit to Washington D.C. with the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association. Scott is one of nine South Carolina delegation representatives the SCPHCA met with to discuss the importance of health centers and to bring attention to the health care needs of our state.

Submitted to The Manning Times

Two of HopeHealth’s advocacy leaders represented South Carolina’s community health centers in Washington D.C. last week. Tiffany Straus, director of community relations and Kimberly O. Johnson, director of legislative affairs, accompanied representatives from the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association in meetings with nine South Carolina delegation representatives to discuss the importance of health centers and to bring attention to the health care needs of our state. This meeting was especially productive as it precedes National Health Center Week, Aug. 4-10.

Our conversations at the Capitol were all positive and motivated us to hit Read the rest

New regulation established for use of natural deer lures and attractants in S.C.

Posted by | August 4, 2019 3:58 pm

To take effect in the 2019-2020 South Carolina deer season, it is illegal to possess or use for the purpose of hunting or scouting any wild animal in S.C., any substance or material that contains or purports to contain any excretion collected from a cervid (deer) including urine, feces, blood, gland oil, or other body fluid. This does not prohibit the use of synthetic products or substances collected by a hunter from deer legally harvested in S.C.

The majority of natural deer lures and attractants are made with fluids and secretions collected from captive cervids. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a Read the rest


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