Lady Saints defeat St. Johns

Posted by | October 6, 2017 12:42 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity volleyball team picked up a 3-1 region win over St. Johns Christian Academy on thursday in Summerton with game scores of 26-24, 25-16 (L), 25-19 and 25-23. Ava English led the Lady Saints with 21 service points and seven aces. Mallory McIntosh had 19 points and four aces while Madison Kidd and Sara James had 17 points each. Brynne Baxley finished with seven points. The Lady Saints are now 8-6 overall and 6-5 in region play.

B-Team Swampcats defeat Wilson Hall

Posted by | October 6, 2017 4:50 am

The Laurence Manning Academy B football team defeated Wilson Hall on Thursday night by a fin al score of 16-12 to maintain its undefeated regular season and a No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Brandon King carried the ball 26 times for 205 yards and two scores. He also had three tackles. Jackson Brown had a 23-yard run, three tackles and a two-point conversion reception. Jackson Brunson had six tackles. Wynn Brogdon recorded three tackles, with one for loss. Brandt Reynolds recorded there tackles. Chapel Brogdon recorded two tackles and an interception. The team will start the first round of… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 6

Posted by | October 6, 2017 12:00 am

105 BC – Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus. 69 BC – Battle of Tigranocerta: Forces of the Roman Republic led by Lucullus defeat the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great. AD 23 – Rebels kill and decapitate the Xin dynasty emperor Wang Mang two days after the capital Chang’an is sacked during a peasant rebellion. 404 – Byzantine Empress Eudoxia has her seventh and last pregnancy which ends in a miscarriage. She is left bleeding and dies of an infection shortly after.… Read the rest

Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | October 5, 2017 6:20 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents. Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call… Read the rest

Summerton man killed in Williamsburg County plane crash

Posted by | October 5, 2017 1:05 pm

A 47-year-old Summerton man was killed Wednesday night in a plane crash that also took the life of a Salters man. An autopsy performed Thursday on the body of Kenneth Britton showed that the Summerton resident died from multi-system blunt force injuries in the crash, which happened about 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Gourdin community near the town of Lane, a few miles north of the Berkeley and Williamsburg line. According to the FAA, the Cessna 401B aircraft being flown by Henry Haddock, 66, of Salters, crashed in a swampy area off S.C. 375. Williamsburg County Deputy Coroner William Horton… Read the rest


Players Course celebrates grand reopening

Posted by | October 5, 2017 5:42 am

The new owners of The Players Course at Wyboo have breathed life back into one of Clarendon County’s crown jewels. In March of this year, a group of property owners within Wyboo Plantation purchased the Players Course and formed Players Course at Wyboo LLC. The group then began the process of renovating the course in preparation for an early fall 2017 opening. The Players Course at Wyboo opened in 1992 and was designed by Ernie Wallace and was operated by Tommy Wallace until its closure in January 2015. The course celebrated its grand reopening on Saturday with a golf tournament.… Read the rest

Shooting an arrow at the sun

Posted by | October 5, 2017 2:47 am

Way back, my friend, Mike, and I would shoot bows and arrows. We would start in his back yard. We could shoot a couple of times, and then we would be at the school. We could shoot a couple of more times and get across the playground yard, the football field, and one more shot and we would be in Thomas’ yard. Thomas would get his bow and we would shoot in a field behind his house and then head to my yard. We would reverse course and head back through all sorts of scenarios. We would split up and… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 5

Posted by | October 5, 2017 12:00 am

539 BC – The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon (Gregorian calendar) 456 – The Visigoths under king Theodoric II, acting on orders of the Roman emperor Avitus, invade Iberia with an army of Burgundians, Franks and Goths, led by the kings Chilperic I and Gondioc. They defeat the Suebi under king Rechiar on the river Urbicus near Astorga (Gallaecia). 610 – Coronation of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius. 816 – King Louis the Pious is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Stephen IV at Reims. 869 – The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to… Read the rest


Monarchs face Swampcats in cross-country meet

Posted by | October 4, 2017 12:14 pm

The Manning High School Monarchs cross-country team recently faced the same from Laurence Manning Academy. Manning High Coach Tom Honea said that the Monarch boys came out on top in their matchup against the Swampcats, with a low score of 15 to LMA’s 48. On the girls’ side, the Lady Swampcats were victorious with a low score of 25 to Manning’s 30. In the 5K, Manning’s Sebastian Dozier had the best time, 18:32; likewise, Manning’s Karla Vasquez had the best time in that same race, 25:32. Led by Dozier, Treavion York and Price Bailey, the Manning boys scored a clean… Read the rest

State office ready to help residents affected by Hurricane Matthew

Posted by | October 4, 2017 11:49 am

A year after Hurricane Matthew caused more than $5.1 million in damages to Clarendon County homes, businesses and infrastructure, a state office has begun accepting applications from residents for assistance. The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office announced Tuesday that it will now accept applications from residents affected by the hurricane, which hit in early October 2016. While the office will set up locations throughout South Carolina, it will come twice to Clarendon County. Its first appearance will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Manning Fire Department, 42 W. Boyce St. in Manning. The office will come again… Read the rest

Services announced for deputy, Manning native

Posted by | October 4, 2017 10:11 am

Services for Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Bernard Thomas have now been scheduled. A Manning native and graduate of Manning High School, Thomas died Sunday morning after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in the gymnasium of Scott’s Branch High School, 9253 Alex Harvin Highway in Summerton. The family will receive limited visitors from 3-7 p.m. daily at 3115 Wash Davis Road in Summerton. A public viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Samuels Funeral Home LLC, 114 N. Church St. in Manning.

Locals take on bodybulding competition

Posted by | October 4, 2017 4:34 am

When he appeared on stage in the Middleweight Division of the Men’s Bodybuilding portion of the National Physique Committee Southern Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Earnest Miller wasn’t that nervous. It was his third such show, and he had been training for it since May. “To get ready I basically lowered my carb intake and did a more high-protein diet,” said Miller. “I would do an hour of cardio every day.” Miller would come in fourth place in his category. “I feel like I did OK; obviously, I thought I should’ve been No. 1,” he said. “But there’s always next… Read the rest

Hospital encourages mammograms during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by | October 4, 2017 2:38 am

In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, McLeod Health Clarendon hopes to raise awareness this October for breast cancer. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. A number of studies have shown that when breast cancer is diagnosed at an early, localized stage, it has a very high cure rate of greater than 90 percent. Yearly screening mammograms can also help to detect breast cancer early, at a time when it is very treatable.… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 4

Posted by | October 4, 2017 12:00 am

AD 23 – Rebels capture and sack the Chinese capital Chang’an during a peasant rebellion. They kill and decapitate the emperor, Wang Mang, two days later. 610 – Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor. 1227 – Assassination of Caliph al-Adil. 1302 – A peace treaty between the Byzantine Empire and the Republic of Venice ends the Byzantine–Venetian War (1296–1302). 1363 – End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.… Read the rest

Wilson Hall defeats Lady Swampcats

Posted by | October 3, 2017 11:28 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats were defeated on Oct. 3 by Wilson Hall with game scores of 25-7 (L), 25-4 (L) and 26-24 (L). Kayla Acord had one kill, one dig and three serve points. Sarah Faye Turner had three blocks. Trinity Harrington had six kills, one dig and three serve points and two aces. Madelyn Richburg had three kills and five serve points. Madisyn Hudson had two assisting. Bailey Moore had two kills and one serve points. Perry Lee Love Hicks had 11 assists and two serve points. The team’s record is 0-11 after the match against Wilson


Lady Saints fall to Holly Hill

Posted by | October 3, 2017 12:22 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity volleyball team fell Monday to Holly Hill Academy by a final score of 3-1. Game scores were 25-20 (L), 25-19 (L), 26-24 (W) and 25-15 (L). Sara James led the Lady Saints with 19 service points and three aces. Madison Kidd and Ava English added 17 points each. The Lady Saints are now 6-6 on the season.

JV Lady Saints remain undefeated

Posted by | October 3, 2017 12:21 pm

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball team remained unbeaten on Monday night with a 2-0 win over Holly Hill Academy. The team’s record is now 12-0. Game scores were 25-12 and 25-10. Whitney Avins led the JV Lady Saints with 11 service points and seven aces. Aubrey Edwards had 10 points. Hadleigh McIntosh and Amberly Way ended the night with six points each. Melissa Tufts had five points.

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