Monthly Archives: March 2016

Miss Clarendon Teen participates in National Pancake Day

Posted on March 9, 2016 8:08 pm by Submitted via iPhone

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Elizabeth Levitt participated Tuesday in National Pancake Day at IHOP. The event is a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, the main charity of the Miss America Organization.

Wilma Jean Hodenfield Trebil

Posted on March 9, 2016 8:08 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – Wilma Jean Hodenfield Trebil, 93, widow of Emery Leroy Trebil, died Monday, March 7, 2016, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born July 24, 1922, in Clear Lake, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late John Hodenfield and the late Ida Belle Skellenger Hodenfield. She was a retired secretary and hostess for Bride Funeral Home in Northwood, Iowa, with 42 years of service. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Manly, Iowa and she was a member of the Summerton United Methodist Church SALT Program.
She is survived by a son, David J. Trebil (Shirley) of … Read the rest

LMA B-team defeats Carolina Academy

Posted on March 9, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy B-team defeted Carolina Academy 13-0 on Wednesday afternoon. Buddy Gales threw a shutout game. Aaron Carlton was 3-4; Gabe Harris was 3-5.

MHS physics STEM class, video need your vote

Posted on March 9, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) phyusic class has been chosen as a finalist in the 2016 South Carolina Future Minds STEM Video Competition. The class won the competition in 2015.
This year, the students designed and built two-story, four-bedroom electrical houses. Students created series and parallel circuits that provided a light in every bedroom of the house. The video highlights these houses, with a back story featuring the flood of 2015.
The winner of the STEM competition will be chosen March 20 based on public votes.
Therefore, MHS needs you to vote every day! Please … Read the rest

Wreck with deer on Silver Road

Posted on March 9, 2016 7:07 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a vehicle wreck near Car Mart on Silver Road in Manning. According to reports, a vehicle has hit a deer. There are minor injuries, but no entrapment.

Posted on March 9, 2016 7:07 pm by Ted E. Spencer


Panel OKs bill to have SLED investigate all SC police deaths

Posted on March 9, 2016 6:06 pm by Staff

COLUMBIA (AP) — A bill requiring all police shootings in South Carolina to be investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division is moving forward.
A subcommittee approved the bill Wednesday.
Nearly all police agencies in South Carolina turn over officer-involved shootings to SLED. The biggest exception is Richland County, where Columbia is located, which does its own investigations.
Sen. Gerald Malloy says he invited Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott to talk, but never heard back from his office.
Supporters say having SLED investigate all police shootings would assure professionalism and impartiality.
But SLED has critics. Prosecutor David Pascoe says SLED … Read the rest

CCFD responding to brush fire on I-95

Posted on March 9, 2016 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently responding to a brush fire in the median at the southbound 108 mile-marker on Interstate 95.

Wreck at Bradham, Arlen roads

Posted on March 9, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck at Bradham and Arlen roads in Manning. No other information is available at this time.

Democratic Party Precinct Reorganization scheduled for Saturday

Posted on March 9, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

The biennial Precincts Reorganization meetings of the Clarendon County Democratic Party are scheduled to take place 10 a.m. March 12 at local precincts. The purpose of these meetings is to elect a precinct executive committee person to represent your precinct on the county level, as well as a president and other precinct officers, in addition to introducing and voting on resolutions that attendees want to become a part of the party’s platform.
All interested registered voters who will actively participate with the Democratic Party are invited to attend a meeting at your precinct.
Delegates to the Clarendon County Democratic Convention … Read the rest

Two incumbents, one newcomer elected to Clarendon 3 board

Posted on March 9, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Ron Wingard and Norma Reardon fielded successful write-in campaigns for seats on the Clarendon School District 3 Board of Trustees.
Votes for the election held Tuesday at four precincts in the eastern portion of Clarendon County were certified Wednesday morning at the Clarendon County Voter Registration Office in Manning.
Reardon is the incumbent for Seat 2, but had to run a write-in campaign after missing the filing deadline, according to election officials. This will be Wingard’s first term on the board. He replaces outgoing board Chairman Dr. George Green, who declined to file for re-election after 21 years with the … Read the rest

Joshua Colby Rogers

Posted on March 9, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Joshua Colby “Josh” Rogers passed away at his home on Monday, March 7, 2016.
Josh was born in Bamberg and spent his childhood in Summerton. After moving to Athens, Georgia, Josh accepted Christ into his life in February 2015. He developed a close relationship with the Lord and was passionate about spreading the gospel.
This newfound love created a new excitement in his life. He was outgoing and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He had a heart of gold and was truly one of a kind. He loved his family more than anything in this world, and his … Read the rest

Gibbons chosen for Hall of Fame

Posted on March 9, 2016 9:09 am by Ted E. Spencer

The late Edward “Ed” Gibbons Jr. became a Clarendon County legend by slinging his late model around dirt tracks across the country, and now he will be remembered as a Clarendon County Hall of Famer.
Gibbons started racing around the age of 8. He graduated to a racecar at the age of 15 in the limited sportsman division driving a Camero. He picked up his first racecar win that year at Timmonsville Motor Speedway.
Racing was a lifelong passion, said his father, Slick Gibbons.
“He always liked tinkering with go-karts and then messed with the race care a whole lot,” … Read the rest

Lady Swampcats defeat Lady Wolverines

Posted on March 9, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated the East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines on Tuesday night, 3-1. Cora Lee Downer, Bailee Elms and Abbie Beard each scored runs for the Lady Swampcats. Marleigh Floyd and Olivia Singletary scored runs for the Lady Wolverines.

Monarch golf team defeats Camden Military Academy

Posted on March 9, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

The Manning High Golf Team started their 2016 schedule Tuesday afternoon with a win against Camden Military Academy. The Monarchs defeated CMA with a team score of 187 to 213. Contributing to the team score for the Monarchs was Jacob Richburg shooting at 35, McArthur Bennett and Anders Land both shooting 50, and Hunter White finishing the team score with a 52. The Monarchs will next host Laurence Manning Academy and East Clarendon Thursday at Wyboo Golf Club.

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on March 9, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

New Zion native Drue Floyd is now in her second month as Miss Clarendon 2016. will be posting these little blurbs throughout the next few weeks and months so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June.
Floyd says her “biggest role model” is East Clarendon Middle-High School special education teacher Stacey Fitts.
“She is truly a blessing,” said Floyd. “Her patience and love for her students humbles me. I can only wish to be half of the woman she is.”

Clarendon County to hold child advocacy training

Posted on March 9, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County office of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program is offering 30-hour child advocacy training programs at no cost, with the next class starting April 5.
Children who enter the foster care system are in desperate need of caring adults to safeguard them. They deserve a strong child advocate to be their voice. If you are 21 and older and can give four to five hours a month to visit a child, you can change a child’s life. You do not need a college degree or a legal or social work background. The very best child … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on March 9, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

141 BC – Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han dynasty of China.
632 – The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada’) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
1009 – First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
1230 – Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
1276 – Augsburg becomes a Free imperial city.
1500 – The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the … Read the rest

Posted on March 8, 2016 9:09 pm by Ted E. Spencer


Miss Clarendon participates in National Pancake Day

Posted on March 8, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd participated Tuesday in National Pancake Day at the Sumter IHOP. National Pancake Day is a nationwide fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through participating IHOP restaurants. She took the time to take pictures with several folks in the restaurant, including the Rev. Lawson, who was celebrating his 75th birthday. Also participating, but not pictured, was Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt.


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