Clarendon County mobile library stops cancelled for week

Posted by | February 13, 2018 4:33 pm

The Clarendon County library has reported that the remainder of this week’s stops for the Bookmobile have had to be cancelled. It is currently in the shop undergoing repairs. Updates will be posted as they are submitted.   “Submitted via email”

Music organizations press Congress to consolidate widely backed music licensing reforms

Posted by | February 13, 2018 2:46 pm

Historic Coalition of 213 Musical Artists Calls on Congress to Pass CLASSICS Act, Fix the “Pre-1972” Loophole for Legacy Artists   WASHINGTON, February 13, 2018 – An unprecedented coalition of 213 musical artists, supported by eight leading music organizations, called upon the U.S. Congress to pass the CLASSICS Act, bipartisan legislation pending in both the House and Senate to address one of copyright law’s most glaring loopholes. In a two-page advertisement that will appear in Wednesday’s Politico, the artists state: Digital radio makes billions of dollars a year from airplay of music made before Feb. 15, 1972. Yet, because of… Read the rest

Attorney General Alan Wilson announces South Carolinians to get $800,000 in lawsuit settlement

Posted by | February 13, 2018 1:33 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 13, 2018 — In South Carolina, 868 residents will be receiving checks as part of a lawsuit settlement, Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today. The money is going to people who used the brand-name drug Provigil or its generic equivalent modafinil from June 24, 2006 to March 31, 2012.   Provigil, which includes the active ingredient modafinil, is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work disorder.   In August 2016, Attorney General Wilson and 47 other… Read the rest

Dorn VA patients week begins with SC Philharmonic, fire chief visits

Posted by | February 13, 2018 12:38 pm

  Story and photos by Jennifer Scales       The National Salute to Veteran Patients Week began with soothing sounds from members of the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra followed by Valentine card distributions by Columbia Fire Chief, Aubrey Jenkins, Feb. 12, at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C. Inpatient and outpatient Veterans, along with staff members were treated to an hour-long serenade of music as they listened to the instruments of a clarinet, drum, piano, trumpet and violin. Songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “We Shall Overcome”, along with other selections of… Read the rest

Posted by | February 13, 2018 11:20 am

Horace Laffaye Browder

Posted by | February 13, 2018 10:17 am

MANNING – Horace Laffaye Browder, 82, husband of Annette Fryar Browder, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at McLeod Hospice House.   Born May 28, 1935, in Johnsonville, he was a son of the late Audry Morant Browder and the late Essie Powell Browder. He was a US Army veteran and a member of Manning United Methodist Church. In addition to his career of 43 years with CSX Railroad, he was active for many years with the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. He greatly enjoyed these volunteer opportunities.   He is survived by his wife of Manning; a daughter,… Read the rest

Green scores 1,000 points

Posted by | February 13, 2018 9:25 am

Manning High School varsity Lady Moarch Mahogay Green was recognized Monday night for scoring more than 1,000 career points during the first round of the playoffs.

Is traveling good for your health?

Posted by | February 13, 2018 1:51 am

When people are stressed out, they are advised to get some rest and relaxation. Often, this relaxation comes in the form of a travel vacation. While some may argue that a trip may not exactly always be a restful experience, they are almost always relaxing. People always come back feeling better after a vacation. This is not just an illusion. Here is a look at five ways that travel is good for your health. 1. Travel Can Boost Your Immune System When you travel to foreign lands, your body is exposed to all kinds of new microorganisms. When your immune… Read the rest

Today in History: Feb 13

Posted by | February 13, 2018 12:00 am

951 – Guo Wei, a court official, leads a military coup and declares himself emperor of the new Later Zhou. 962 – Emperor Otto I and Pope John XII co-sign the Diploma Ottonianum, recognizing John as ruler of Rome. 1322 – The central tower of Ely Cathedral falls on the night of 12th–13th. 1462 – The Treaty of Westminster is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles. 1503 – Challenge of Barletta: Tournament between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta. 1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England,… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Zeus

Posted by | February 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Zeus is a 4-year-old male, black and tan mix weighing about 61 pounds. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and has tested negative for heart worms. He loves snacks and walks well on a leash. He tends to get nervous with new people, but he warms up in no time. Zeus has lived his entire life at A Second Chance Animal Shelter, and he needs a nice family to welcome him into their home. His adoption fee has already been paid, and you can get pre-approved by submitting your application online at

Posted by | February 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Evening Weather: Monday, Feb. 12

Posted by | February 12, 2018 6:11 pm

Showers likely, mainly before 11 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Northeast wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

What’s happening at the State House this week

Posted by | February 12, 2018 5:48 pm

This week, the Senate will be debating S.954 (which was placed on special order last week). This joint resolution would prohibit the Public Service Commission from issuing a final ruling on the prudency of abandoning the V.C. Summer nuclear construction project. (Click here for our analysis.) Also on the energy topic, a bill goes to the House this week that would direct the Public Utilities Review Committee to resume their screening and nomination process for this year’s three open seats on the Public Service Commission. This screening process was suspended with little explanation last fall. A number of bills… Read the rest

SCDPS reports nine killed on S.C. roadways this weekend

Posted by | February 12, 2018 4:29 pm

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of nine persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, February 9, at 6 pm until Sunday, February 11, at 11:59 pm.   Interstates 1 US routes, SC roads and secondary roads 8 County roads 0 Seat belt used 0 Seat belt not used 6 Seat belt unknown 0 Seat belt not applicable 3 pedestrians As of February 11, 82 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 118 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017. Of the 65 motor vehicle occupants who have died… Read the rest

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