Monthly Archives: May 2017

Nominate local youth sports coaches for Subway Standout Coach program

Posted on May 1, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Local Subway restaurants are currently accepting nominations for the company’s Standout Coach program.
The award recognizes volunteer coaches in youth sports “who excel in leadership, sportsmanship, community spirit and are dedicated to health and fitness,” reads a release from the company.
“Often youth sports is a child’s first experience with organized sports. Coaches are the foundation of youth sports in our community and most volunteer their time to help our children learn important skills they carry through their entire lives,” said Chuck Reedy, a retired coach and owner of six Subway shops in South Carolina. “We invite team representatives to … Read the rest

Morning Weather: Monday, May 1

Posted on May 1, 2017 4:04 am by Staff Reports

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect through 8 p.m. today

Posted on May 1, 2017 4:04 am by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia reminds Clarendon residents that a Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. Monday. It will be breezy ahead of a cold front today. Diminished wind will occur behind the front tonight. On the lake the wind will increase this morning and will remain breezy through the afternoon. Winds will be from the southwest at 15-25 knots with gusts around 30 knots. Impacts include strong wind and rough chop will create hazardous conditions on area lakes.

Scott’s Branch makes U.S. News and World Report Best Schools list for 3rd year in a row

Posted on May 1, 2017 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Scott’s Branch High School discovered last week that it was named to the U.S. News and World Report Best Schools list for the third year in a row.
“Scott’s Branch has received this recognition for the third year in a row,” said Principal Dr. Gwendolyn Harris, who said she was informed April 26 of the accolade by Clarendon School District 1 Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder.
U.S. News and World Report evaluated more than 28,000 schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia for its yearly listing.
“To receive such an honor shows the quality of the overall school program … Read the rest

CDC to hold Gigantic Yard Sale, iPad drawing

Posted on May 1, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a gigantic yard sale and iPad drawing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 next to the Clarendon County Council on Aging on South Church Street. Participants in the drawing do not have to be present to win. There will be men, women and children’s clothes, housewares and other items at the yard sale. If you would like to donate gently used items to the yard sale or make a donation, please call (803) 435-6639 to schedule a time to drop-off items and donations. The Clarendon County CDC is a non-profit … Read the rest

Manning resident named to Troy University Chancellor’s List

Posted on May 1, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Manning resident Abigail Patrick has been named to the Chancellor’s List at Troy University for Term No. 3 of the 2016-17 school year. The Chancellor’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a GPA of 4.0.

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted on May 1, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email

Wolverines defeat Lowcountry Leader to stay in district playoffs

Posted on May 1, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

The East Clarendon High School Varsity Wolverines defeated Lowcountry Leader on Saturday at Shad Hall Field in Turbeville by a final score of 15-0. The win keeps the team alive in the District 6 Tournament of the 1A State Playoffs, and the Wolverines now advance to the championship round of the tournament. They will play Monday in Branchville, needing two victories to win the district tournament.

Posted on May 1, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

Today in History: Monday, May 1

Posted on May 1, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

475 BC – Roman consul Publius Valerius Poplicola celebrates a Roman triumph for his victory over Veii and the Sabines.
305 – Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman emperor.
524 – King Sigismund of Burgundy is executed at Orléans after an 8-year reign and is succeeded by his brother Godomar.
880 – The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
1169 – Norman mercenaries land at Bannow Bay in Leinster, marking the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland.
1328 – Wars of Scottish Independence end: By the Treaty … Read the rest


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