High speed chase goes into Williamsburg

Posted by | January 30, 2019 7:07 pm

Clarendon County deputies met a car at high speed on highway 301 on Wednesday. Deputies chased the vehicle down Juneburn. The driver sped through stop signs and headed toward Williamsburg County.

“We called chase off and notified Williamsburg,” said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley.


Former Fire Chief speaks to Historical Society

Posted by | January 30, 2019 5:30 pm

Former Clarendon County Fire Chief Carter Jones holds a framed artifact from the state's fire history. The Civil War era fire badge, uncommon in the south, was found by an elderly gentleman using a metal detector in the Westinghouse Plant area near Lexington. The medallion belonged to a member of the 7,500 member fire brigade commissioned by Abraham Lincoln and sent south.

During the January meeting of the Clarendon County Historical Society, 2018 President Peggi Sorrell and Vice President/Treasurer Gene Benfield were re-elected to those positions for 2019. The election for secretary was held until the March meeting.

Colonel Summers informed the Society the Francis Marion Mural Society presently has two tours booked and one program request for April. He also stated John Oller, author of The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution, will speak at the College of Charleston Library on February 12. The Francis Marion Symposium will be held October 25-26.

On February 27, Francis Marion … Read the rest


House fire in Manning

Posted by | January 30, 2019 12:17 pm

Manning City fire fighters responded to a fire at 9:47 a.m. The Robertson home at 103 Richburg Street was in flames.

“Leaving the station, we could see smoke,” said Manning Fire Chief Mitch McElveen. “When we arrived, the structure was fully involved.”

The home was a single-family dwelling, where four adults and six children reside. Five of the children were at school, but the adults and infant present all got out safely. Two of the three dogs were killed, and the third has run away. The family thinks the pet is okay and hopes it will return to them.

The … Read the rest


Mistaken identity driving

Posted by | January 30, 2019 9:30 am

Cars have changed a lot in my lifetime. Yours, too, I bet! Headlight dimmer switch on the floor, three-speed shifter on the steering wheel and the changing of keys, just to name a few.

How about starting the car with no ignition key? You also have to push the brake before you can start the car or put the car in gear. That can cause lots of problems for us geezers.

One friend of mine nearly tore the gearshift lever off of the steering wheel. He didn’t know that he had to have his foot on the brake. After he … Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2019 8:59 am

Congrats  to Coach Rolando Shuler, Mark Turner, Terrance Morales, Keenan Brown, John Fulton Sr., Jersey Logan Sr., Travis Johnson, Coach Connor and the Varsity Mighty Monarchs Manning High School Men on their win against Waccamaw 66 to 44.


Today in History: Jan. 30

Posted by | January 30, 2019 12:00 am

516 BCE – The Second Temple of Jerusalem finishes construction.
1018 – Poland and the Holy Roman Empire conclude the Peace of Bautzen.
1607 – An estimated 200 square miles (51,800 ha) along the coasts of the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary in England are destroyed by massive flooding, resulting in an estimated 2,000 deaths.
1648 – Eighty Years’ War: The Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.
1649 – King Charles I of England is beheaded.
1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is ritually executed more … Read the rest


FINAL: LMA JV boys

Posted by | January 29, 2019 8:16 pm

The LMA JV boys defeated Florence Christian Tuesday night with a final score of 39-24. Scoring for LMA were Denzell Sigler with 12 points, Jaden Sanders and Bryce Acord with six points each, Kaden Nivens with five points and Clayton Lee and Isaiah Bilips with three points each.

Scoring for Florence Christian were Emekah Johnson and Wesley Peake with six points each.

LMA improves to 12-3 on the season and will play Camden Military on Thursday.


Posted by | January 29, 2019 8:08 pm

Congrats  to Coach Darren Mazyck, Jeffrey Addison and the Mighty Varsity Lady Manning High School Monarchs on their win against Waccamaw 61 to 16.


Posted by | January 29, 2019 8:06 pm

Congrats  to Coach Mark Turner and the Mighty Manning High School JV Monarch Men Team on their win against Waccamaw 40 to 29!


A honey-do weekend

Posted by | January 29, 2019 5:30 pm

This weekend, my husband and I dove into our laundry list of odd jobs around the house, many of which we’ve been putting off for some time. Yes, procrastination is alive and well in our home.

However, to be fair, procrastination often comes after long days at work, after which neither of us care if anything gets done other than needed household tasks such as laundry, dishes, cleaning bathrooms and a quick run of the vacuum. I wonder sometimes if it’s really fair to call it procrastination at that point.

Merriam Webster defines procrastination as putting something off intentionally and … Read the rest


OBITUARY: Imogene Baggette “Jean” Ridgeway

Posted by | January 29, 2019 10:59 am

Imogene Baggette “Jean” Ridgeway, 85, widow of Atford Fillmore Ridgeway, died Monday, January 28, 2019, at McLeod Hospice House.

Born December 9, 1933, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Baggette, Sr. and the late Macye Ether Ridgeway Baggette. She was a customer service representative for Health Source Provident for 30 years and a lifelong member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis R. Rochester (Ben) of Manning; two sons, Stan Ridgeway of Westminster and Dr. Reuben B. Ridgeway (Libby) of Orangeburg; two grandchildren, Tonya R. Foster of Manning and … Read the rest


Eastern Star chapter donates school supplies to Summerton children

Posted by | January 29, 2019 9:30 am

Chapter Conductress Lauren Gaymon, Worthy Matron Dora Polk and Members Beverly Washington and Gregory Holliday stand ready to help disburse school supplies to children at St. Paul Elementary School. Unable to attend was Worthy Patron Julius Adgers.

St. Paul Elementary received a second-semester gift of school supplies. The Silverleaf Chapter #333 of the Order of the Eastern Star, associated with the Masonic Silver Lodge #35 in Summerton, brought in notebooks, tissues, pens, pencils and an array of other supplies for the classrooms.

“We needed to do something for the young people, the children,” said Dora Polk, the chapter’s Worthy Matron. “We thought this would be a good thing to do and the right time, after the holidays.”

This is an ongoing project for the 20-member chapter, although it is the first year they have worked with St. … Read the rest


Main Street Manning’s Matchless Volunteer Fair

Posted by | January 29, 2019 4:06 am

Main Street Manning is hosting a Matchless Volunteer Fair from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday night, January 29, at the McLeod Health Medical Plaza Clarendon.

“We’re trying to match up volunteer organizations and people who want to get involved but don’t know how,” said Carrie Trebil, Director of Tourism and Community Development for the City of Manning. “It’s kind of like volunteer dating.”

Clarendon County used to have an interagency council that kept track of all volunteer organizations and maintained accurate contact information for each one. However, this, too, was a volunteer position, and Trebil states no one has stepped forward … Read the rest


Today in History: Jan. 29

Posted by | January 29, 2019 12:00 am

661 – The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the death of Ali, and the Imamah of the Shia going to the second Imam, Hassan ibn Ali
757 – An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang dynasty and emperor of Yan, is murdered by his own son, An Qingxu.
904 – Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
1258 – First Mongol invasion of Đại Việt: Đại Việt defeats the Mongols at the battle of Đông Bộ Đầu, forcing the Mongols to withdraw from the country.
1790 – The first boat … Read the rest


Scott’s Branch Senior Extravaganza just around the corner

Posted by | January 28, 2019 5:30 pm

By Sarah Middleton

The senior class of Scott’s Branch Middle/High School will host a Senior Extravaganza on February 9. There will be singing, dancing, comedy skits and more performed by Scott’s Branch seniors as well as local talent.

The coordinators of the Senior Extravaganza are Xa’Maquia Jackson and Amonte Brown, seniors of Scott’s Branch. They welcome the entire community to attend this event.

“We ensure that the community will see that greatness is evolving through our hallways, and students are setting the path for a bright future,” said Brown, who further assures their performance will provide entertainment and joy to Read the rest


OBITUARY: Morris Orell Parker

Posted by | January 28, 2019 2:32 pm

Morris Orell Parker, 73, husband of Betty Ann MacDougall Parker, died Friday, January 25, 2019, at his home.

Born November 17, 1945, in Lake City, he was a son of the late Morris Billy Parker and the late Maggie Ann DuBose Parker. He was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of Manning; two daughters, Monica Maree Plikus of Sumter and Sarah Evelyn Nielsen of Myrtle Beach; three sons, Thomas Anthony Maggio of Millville, New Jersey, Bobby Joe Maggio and Michael Van Maggio, both of Sumter; … Read the rest


Bookmobile cancellation

Posted by | January 28, 2019 11:33 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library Bookmobile stop scheduled for Summerton this afternoon has been cancelled. The Library apologizes for any inconvenience. Please call the library at (803) 435-8633 to arrange for an extension on any items due.


FTC tax litigation moves forward

Posted by | January 28, 2019 9:30 am

Many take telephone services for granted. They’re in homes and businesses. At one time, they were nestled in nooks at restaurants and shopping malls or tucked into free-standing booths outdoors. Today, almost every U.S. home has at least one phone, whether a land line or a mobile device.

However, most don’t consider what goes on behind the scenes at a phone company. Fifty years ago, this included individual and party lines through land-line services. Today, phone companies have expanded to encompass data services, cable services, networking services, mobile phone calls, text messaging services and sales of equipment such as mobile … Read the rest



Today in History: Jan. 28

Posted by | January 28, 2019 12:00 am

661 – The Rashidun Caliphate is effectively ended with the assassination of Ali, the last caliph.
814 – Charlemagne dies of pleurisy in Aachen as the first Holy Roman Emperor. He is succeeded by his son Louis the Pious as king of the Frankish Empire.
946 – Caliph Al-Mustakfi is blinded and deposed by Emir Mu’izz al-Dawla, ruler of the Buyid Empire. He is succeeded by Al-Muti as caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate.
1069 – Robert de Comines, the Earl of Northumbria, is killed while attempting to subdue rebels in Durham, England. This leads to the Harrying of the North … Read the rest


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