Swampcats up in first quarter

Posted by | October 10, 2014 7:35 pm

LMA ShieldLMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats have put up a touchdown in the first five minutes of its away game against Orangeburg Prep. The score is now 7-0, with 10:57 to go in the first quarter.  

GALLERY: JCMC ‘hits pavement’ to raise awareness of domestic violence

Posted by | October 10, 2014 6:18 pm

domestic-violence-celina-gleasondomestic-violence-celina-gleasonROBERT J. BAKER / TIMES Celina Gleason talked Saturday during the Hit the Pavement Walk to End Domestic Violence about her own childhood growing up in a home hampered with domestic violence. South Carolina was ranked No. 2 in the nation in domestic violence homicides just two years ago. A local group of women want to change that standing, and they’re starting in Clarendon County. The Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest held its 3rd annual Hit the Pavement Walk to End Domestic Violence on Saturday, trekking three miles through downtown Manning to get its message across. The… Read the rest


Stracks, Emmanuel honored for service to Operation Christmas Child

Posted by | October 10, 2014 3:06 pm

sheila-and-ed-stracksheila-and-ed-strackSamaritan’s Purse honored Ed and Sheila Strack on Friday, along with Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manning, for their service to Operation Christmas Child. The Stracks served for a decade as the coordinators for Clarendon County’s participation in the program, which packs and decorates shoeboxes filled with children’s items and then sends them overseas along with the story of Jesus. Emmanuel Baptist Church has been the collection center for Clarendon County for 13 years.

Laquanda Cooper

Posted by | October 10, 2014 2:05 pm

Laquanda CooperLaquanda CooperLaquanda Cooper NEW ZION – Laquanda Cooper, 39, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Quanda was a daughter of Annabelle Cooper Brown and William Albert Cooper and a stepdaughter of Mack Brown and Annie Ruth Cooper. Funeral services for Laquanda Cooper will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion. Burial will follow in Lodabar AME Church Cemetery in New Zion. The family will receive friends at the home of her mother and stepfather, Annabelle and Mack Brown, 1499 527 Subdivision Road in New Zion. These… Read the rest

GALLERY: MHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts Fields of Faith

Posted by | October 10, 2014 1:59 pm

The Manning High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted Fields of Faith on Wednesday night. Every year, Fields of Faith challenges young people to step up and share their faith. The football field provides a great place for this to happen. Speakers are seated in foldup chairs in the field, while spectators enjoy the event from the bleachers. To get everyone involved from the beginning, Fields of Faith starts with worship music. Speakers then have their turns, and each talks for about two to three minutes. Students from Laurence Manning Academy and East Clarendon High School also participated. #gallery-2 {… Read the rest

JV Saints defeat Holly Hill

Posted by | October 10, 2014 1:30 pm

fleur-de-lis-red-mdfleur-de-lis-red-mdHOLLY HILL – The Clarendon Hall junior varsity football team added to its win column Thursday night, defeating the Holly Hill Academy Raiders 34-8. The win ups the JV Saints’ record to 6-1 for the season. The Saints used eight different running backs to gain 191 total yards rushing, with Kameron Earles leading the way with 11 carries for 107 yards. The Raiders received the opening kick-off and fumbled the ball on the return, which set up the Saints with a short field on the Raider 37 yard line. After a 10-play drive, Earles found the end zone on a15-yard… Read the rest


Governor’s School seeking apps for Class of 2017

Posted by | October 10, 2014 12:37 pm

gssm-logo-stackedgssm-logo-stackedThe Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics is accepting applications for its Class of 2017 through Feb. 15. Online applications can be found at ww.scgssm.org/apply-now. The school, one of 12 of its kind in the nation, is a two-year public residential high school that specializes in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math.

Astor Marion Krell Jr.

Posted by | October 10, 2014 11:55 am

Astor Marion Krell Jr.Astor Marion Krell Jr.Astor Marion Krell Jr. SUMMERTON – Astor Marion Krell Jr., 70, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, after battling cancer. He was a loving husband and father who will be very much missed by his entire family, beloved wife, children and grandchildren. Butch was well known for the start of the first urban renewal project of the Olympia Mill Village in Columbia and the creation of the award winning Family Campground at River Bottom Farms near Pelion. A gathering of family and friends of Astor Marion Krell Jr. will be held at a later date. In… Read the rest

Clarendon Baptist Ladies’ Night

Posted by | October 10, 2014 11:00 am

clarendon baptist churchclarendon baptist churchClarendon Baptist Church will hold Ladies’ Night at 6 p.m. Oct. 16, with Jenny Martin from Southern Savers as a guest speaker. The topic will be couponing. The cost is $10 at the door, and women are asked to bring a finger food to share. Please sign up by Oct. 14 by calling (803) 473-2376.    

Vandalism of corn combine

Posted by | October 10, 2014 10:48 am

iStock_000008262376Small.jpgiStock_000008262376Small.jpgA 47-year-old Summerton man told deputies about 12:14 p.m. Oct. 1 that an unknown black male between the ages of 30 and 45 was driving his employer’s corn combine about 12:05 p.m. that day. The man said the suspect ran when confronted, and he then noticed the hydraulic hoses had been messed with, causing about $1,000 in damages The machine is used at a farm in Summerton.  

Taw Caw Health Fair on Saturday

Posted by | October 10, 2014 9:14 am

taw-cawtaw-cawThe Taw Caw Community Outreach Center will hold its annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at its facility on Granby Road in Summerton. This fair will include complimentary healthy breakfast and lunch, blood pressure screenings, body mass index, blood sugar screenings, prostate education, foot exams, dental exams, cooking and exercise demonstrations, giveaways, handouts and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (803) 488-8000.



Walk in memory of Ruth “Cukye” Coard

Posted by | October 9, 2014 7:47 pm

community-news-SHORTERcommunity-news-SHORTERThe 2nd annual Ruth “Cukye” Coard Memorial Walk will be held Oct. 25, with registration at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11:30 a.m. at Scott’s Branch High School’s Spann Stadium. A releasing of balloons will be held 11:15 a.m. that day. You don’t want to miss this wonderful community event as we remember Cukye, who died in 2012 in an unfortunate wreck in Sumter. T-Shirts are $10, and donations are welcome. All proceeds go to the Ruth “Cukye” Coard Scholarship Award.

County breaks ground on Spec Building No. 7

Posted by | October 9, 2014 3:53 pm

GROUNDBREAKING-SPEC-BUILDINGGROUNDBREAKING-SPEC-BUILDINGClarendon County started working Monday on its seventh speculative building, holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the back of the Industrial Park on Ram Bay Road for the 50,000-square-foot building that will ultimately cost about $3.45 million to build. Development Board Executive Director John Truluck said $850,000 will come from a loan from state-owned utility Santee Cooper, while about $1.1 million of the county’s existing spec building fund will be used. Participating in Monday’s ceremony were Dent Adams Jr. of FTC, tan Williamson of Santee Electric; Jennifer Decesare of the state Department of Commerce; Hal Turner of Thompson Turner Construction; Mike… Read the rest

Lemons work side-by-side for five decades

Posted by | October 9, 2014 3:37 pm

Wilbert Lemon works on a TV at his shop on Huggins Street in Manning.Wilbert Lemon works on a TV at his shop on Huggins Street in Manning.Wilbert Lemon works on a TV at his shop on Huggins Street in Manning. Husbands and wives frequently work side-by-side in their day jobs. Many own businesses together. But few are quite like Wilbert and Ethel Lemon. The couple has operated their separate businesses side-by-side for a little more than 50 years. Wilbert is the owner of Lemon’s TV Repair and Ethel is the owner of Ethel’s Beauty-a-rama. “We opened in 1964, somewhere around April,” Wilbert said. “I went to an area trade school in Denmark, and my wife studied (cosmetology). We came back home and set up our businesses… Read the rest


Manning, Summerton Pigs unaffected by Charleston company’s decision

Posted by | October 9, 2014 3:08 pm

piggly-wiggly-2piggly-wiggly-2A Charleston-based company’e decision to sell its chain of Piggly Wiggly stores and exit the grocery industry will not affect the Manning and Summerton stores. “Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. has sold off all its stores to individual operators or is in the process of doing so,” said Ricky McLeod, whose family has owned the Manning store since 1972 and the Summerton one since last year. “What this means is that every Piggly Wiggly in South Carolina will be individual-operator owned. But our stores have been owned individually like this for years, so the Manning and Summerton stores will remain open.”… Read the rest

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