SCDJJ Clarendon observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Posted by | April 13, 2018 2:11 pm

Employees with the Clarendon County office of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 8-14 by displaying purple ribbons in honor of crime victims. Pictured here are, left to right, Angel Reed, Cynthia Beaufort-Cubit and Melissa DeVane.




Elizabeth Jane Griffith Williams

Posted by | April 13, 2018 1:07 pm

FLEMING ISLAND, Florida – Elizabeth Jane Griffith Williams, 89, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida. Born June 3, 1928, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Charles William Griffith and the late Lynne DuRant Griffith. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning. She is survived by her daughter, Lynne Elizabeth Blackman (Larry) of Fleming Island, Florida; two sisters, Charlen Cathcart (Jim) of Tuxedo Park, New York, and Frankie Geddings (Billy) of Manning; and two grandchildren, Nickolas Robert Blackman and Robert Austin Williams. In addition to her parents,… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall Varsity Baseball

Posted by | April 13, 2018 1:06 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity baseball picked up a region win over St. Johns Christian Academy in Moncks Corner on April 10 by a score of 19-16. The Saints were led on offense by Bobby Ashba with 2 hits and 3 rbi. Wells Robinbson and Dylan Way collected 2 hits each with 2 rbi.  Kameron Earles, Justin James, Michael Bolyston and Jonathan McIntosh ended the day with 2 rbi each. Robinson picked up the win on the mound while Ashba and Way pitched middle relief. The Saints are now 6-7 on the season and 2-7 in region play.

Sumter man gets 5 years’ probation for insurance fraud

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:55 pm

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Friday the guilty plea and sentencing of a Sumter man accused of being a part of a “large insurance fraud ring,” according to a release. Jair Hakeem Golden, 21 pleaded guilty April 12 to presenting a false claim for payment greater than $10,000 in a South Carolina courtroom. Third Circuit Court Judge R. Ferrell Cothran gave Golden a sentence under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed six years. Cothran suspended the sentence to five years’ probation. Golden was ordered to pay %16,564.12 in restitution as a condition of his probation. Probation may… Read the rest

Pancake Supper

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:30 pm

St. Peters Masonic Lodge, 232 Boyce St. in Manning, will hold a pancake supper 5 p.m. until on May 4. Proceeds go to charity. Supper includes pancakes, sausage, coffee or tea. $6 per plate. 


Way signs with Brevard College

Posted by | April 13, 2018 9:46 am

Clarendon Hall senior Dylan Way has signed a letter of intent to play football with Brevard College in North Carolina. Way will start attending the school in the fall. His parents, Ronnie and Tracy Way, stood by him as he signed this past week. Way has played varsity football for Clarendon Hall for three years. He rushed for 865 yards and passed for 1343 yards last season. On defense, he totaled 80 tackles and had four pass interceptions. Way was selected to play in the South Carolina Independent School Association 8-man North-South All-star football game in December 2017.


Lupus advocate to emcee medical conference

Posted by | April 13, 2018 6:45 am

A South Carolina-based lupus activist has been chosen to host the Medical University of South Carolina’s 7th annual Lupus Education Day Hetlena Johnson, host of “Conversations with Lupus” and author of “Diary of a Mad Lupus Patient,” will emcee the event 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Saturday at the MUSC Drug Discovery Auditorium, 70 President St. in Charleston. Johnson is also the founder of the Lupus Columbia South Carolina group and The Lupus Liar. The event is one of many in the United States to be held in April to champion on behalf of lupus survivors like Johnson and others… Read the rest

Today in History: April 13

Posted by | April 13, 2018 12:00 am

1111 – Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. 1204 – Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire. 1612 – Miyamoto Musashi defeats Sasaki Kojirō at Funajima island. 1613 – Samuel Argall captures Native American princess Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia to ransom her for some English prisoners held by her father; she is brought to Henricus as hostage. 1742 – George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland. 1777 – American Revolutionary War: American forces are ambushed and defeated in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey. 1829 – The… Read the rest

Evangelist Rebecca Blanding Hilton

Posted by | April 12, 2018 4:55 pm

COLUMBIA – Evangelist Rebecca “Bec” Blanding Hilton, widow of the late Clarence Hilton Sr., died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia. Born June 5, 1927 in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late James and Nettie Gilyard Blanding. A service of remembrance will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, in the Manning Junior High School gymnasium, 1101 W. L. Hamilton Road in Manning, where the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Jackson, pastor of Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church of Manning, will preside. The Rev. Dr. Clarence Hilton Jr. will provide words of comfort. The… Read the rest


HopeHealth names new chairwoman, gains 2 members

Posted by | April 12, 2018 4:27 pm

The 2018 HopeHealth Board of Directors includes, from left, (back row) Ed Frye, Kim Johnson, Antonio Cooper and Tom Shearin; (center row) Joy Barnes, new member Martina Love, Jeanie Brown-Burrows, Elizabeth Poston and Brandis Winstead; and (front row) John Jebaily, new Chairwoman Marie Saleeby and new member Endaliz Rodriguez-Medina. Not pictured is Mauro Diaz. (Photo by Grayson Markle with HopeHealth).
The HopeHealth Board of Directors announced Tuesday the appointment of new officers, two new members and the approval of a two-year strategic plan at its annual meeting. Martina Love and Ednaliz Rodriguez-Medina, both of Florence, will be joining the board as new members, while Marie Saleeby, hospital administrator and senior vice-president at McLeod Regional Medical Center, will serve as board chairwoman. “HopeHealth is serving our community by assisting citizens to obtain health care and get healthy,” said Saleeby. “I believe a healthy community will be a benefit to all facets of our lives. I am delighted to be involved in… Read the rest

CCGOP Meeting Agenda 4/12/18

Posted by | April 12, 2018 4:02 pm

Doors open at 6 p.m.. Supper at 6:30 p.m.  Pastor John Matthews will bless the food.  Donations accepted for the supper will be given to the Ladies’ Auxiliary for their charity. While a donation is encouraged, it is not necessary. Meeting to begin at 7 p.m., if possible.  We will try and end before 8 p.m.  We have folks from Greenville, Aiken, Lexington, Florence and Rock Hill that need to drive back home. Greetings by Clarendon GOP Chairman Moye Graham. Opening prayer by Sumter Graham, WCGOP. Pledge of Allegiance led by CCGOP 3rd District Vice Chair Harry DeVoe. Republican Creed… Read the rest


LMA student presented with Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Posted by | April 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Laurence Manning Academy sophomore Alyssa Gottheiner, was awarded the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, a national award given for outstanding volunteer service to the community. Tracy Abraham from Prudential Financial presented the award. Alyssa created and implemented a student essay contest and a “Community Day” to improve relations with Clarendon County law enforcement.


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