Monthly Archives: February 2018

Today in History: Feb. 25

Posted on February 25, 2018 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

138 – The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
493 – Odoacer surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege and agrees to a mediated peace with Theoderic the Great.
628 – Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
1336 – Four thousand defenders of Pilėnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
1631 – François de Bassompierre, a French courtier, is arrested on Richelieu’s orders.
1797 – Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000–1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion … Read the rest

Ty’Ceiona Sharell York

Posted on February 24, 2018 8:08 pm by Tommy Wampler

Ty’Ceiona Sharell York departed this life at McLeod Health Clarendon on Feb. 21.

She was born May 18,1999, in Manning, she was the daughter of Shonta York Keels and Herbert Sharpe Jr., and stepdaughter of Darin Keels.

The service of remembrance will take place at 12:00 p.m. Tues. Feb. 27 at the Historic Trinity A.M.E. Church, 39 West Rigby Street. Pastor Michael Abraham will bring words of consolation. The service of committal will follow in the York family plot located in the
Scarborough Cemetery.

The family is receiving relatives and friends at 1339 Pine Bluff Square, Manning.

Fleming & DeLaine … Read the rest

District 2 board recognizes McClendon Geddings

Posted on February 24, 2018 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

Manning Junior High School student McClendon Geddings was recognized this week at the Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting for being one of many Academic Challenge Team students who went undefeated in the season and came in second place in the Pee Dee Region.

District 2 recognizes Rhiya Ashman

Posted on February 24, 2018 6:06 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Manning Junior High School student Rhiya Ashman was recognized this week at the Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting for being one of many Academic Challenge Team students who went undefeated in the season and came in second place in the Pee Dee Region. Rhiya was aso recognized as a Star Student at the Pee Dee Tournament.

U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on worker freedom on Feb. 25

Posted on February 24, 2018 2:02 pm by Tommy Wampler

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME on Feb. 25. The significance of this case cannot be overstated; the decision could potentially restore the freedom of public employees to choose how they want their hard-earned paychecks spent, and might put decisions about voluntary union membership back into the hands of the employees themselves.

According to the Manhattan Institute, the decision can affect 5 million public workers across 22 states including California, Illinois, and New York.

The case results will also have implications for the quality of education is delivered to our children. The teachers unions … Read the rest

LMA B team softball players bring out the sticks, defeat Colleton Prep

Posted on February 24, 2018 12:12 pm by Reporter

It was a battle of the bats in the Swamp as the Laurence Manning Lady Swampcats played host to the Lady Warhawks of Colleton Prep Academy Feb. 23. The Swampcats came out on top, winning the game 15-12 and improving to 2-0 on the season. Hannah Kate Branham secured the win on the mound for the Swampcats.

Branham also led the Swampcats at the plate, going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, a base-clearing triple and four RBI’s. Lindsey Barwick was 2 for 4 on the night with a single, a triple and 3 RBI’s. Campbell Proctor was 2 for … Read the rest

Arena Hodge Holladay Perry

Posted on February 24, 2018 12:12 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Arena Hodge Holladay Perry, 86, widow of Walter Holladay and William Perry, died Friday, February 23, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born September 22, 1931, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Albert Cunningham Hodge and the late Nannie Lee Witherspoon Hodge Lowder. She was a retired administrative assistant for the South Carolina Department of Transportation with 26 years of service and she was a member of Manning First Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Walter Holladay, Jr. (Deborah) of Neeses, James Albert “Bert” Holladay (Nancy) of Sumter and Stanley Holladay (Carol) of … Read the rest

Posted on February 24, 2018 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Recognizing the importance of SNAP in rural America

Posted on February 24, 2018 11:11 am by Reporter

“By Jordan Rasmussen,Center for Rural Affairs”

In the nation’s rural communities, where the food that feeds the world is grown, food insecurity is endured by millions of children, seniors, and hardworking Americans. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps stave off hunger in one in six rural households.

Yet, the president’s budget for 2019 outlines a nearly $214 million budget cut to SNAP over the next decade. A cut of this magnitude would undoubtedly impact rural Americans.

Formerly known as the nation’s food stamp program, from 2010 to 2015, rural America’s SNAP participation rate rose from 12.5 percent to 16 … Read the rest

Catherine Templeton to kick off campaign for Governor Feb.26

Posted on February 24, 2018 7:07 am by Tommy Wampler

Conservative Outsider and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Catherine Templeton will officially kickoff her campaign for governor of South Carolina on Monday, February 26, 2018.

She will begin the day in Greenville with the first of four stops and end in Charleston. Along the way she will officially open campaign headquarters and meet with supporters.

That evening Templeton will host a statewide tele-town hall where she will share her vision of restoring conservative values to state government with thousands of South Carolinians.

“For months, Catherine Templeton has been talking about the need to end public corruption in Columbia and make state government … Read the rest

Fog Advisory through 10 a.m.

Posted on February 24, 2018 7:07 am by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia reports a Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday. A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use
your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Gospel extravaganza March 3 at Weldon Auditorium

Posted on February 24, 2018 7:07 am by Tommy Wampler

Sheriff Tim Baxley warns county residents about phone scam

Posted on February 24, 2018 4:04 am by Tommy Wampler

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley said this wee that residents are getting fraudulent phone calls from the Internal Revenue Service.
“Alleged scammers are requesting a call back due to a debt owed to the IRS, advising a warrant will be issued for your arrest, and local Law enforcement will be serving you a warrant,” Baxley said. “The IRS will not make contact with you by phone; they will contact you through U.S. mail. Please, hang up and under no circumstances should you give your personal information,such as your Social Security number, bank account information, etc.”

Today in in History: Feb. 24

Posted on February 24, 2018 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

303 – Galerius publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Roman Empire.
484 – King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians.
1303 – Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
1386 – King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
1525 – A Spanish-Austrian army defeats a French army at the Battle of Pavia.
1538 – … Read the rest

Posted on February 23, 2018 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

East Clarendon beats Scott’s Branch, crowned Lower State champs

Posted on February 23, 2018 9:09 pm by Reporter

East Clarendon finished off Scott’s Branch in the SCHSL Lower State Basketball Championship game. The Wolverines beat the Eagles 64 – 47. They will travel to Columbia to face Timmonsville High School for the State Championship at 10:30 March 3.

Black River Electric offers free trips for high school juniors

Posted on February 23, 2018 8:08 pm by Tommy Wampler

Lady Wolverines defeat Scott’s Branch in Lower State Finals

Posted on February 23, 2018 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines came out on top Friday night against Scott’s Branch High School to win the Lower State Championship. The final score was 60-48.

Artistic Director Edward Arron bids farewell Columbia Museum of Art with last concert March 6

Posted on February 23, 2018 7:07 pm by Tommy Wampler

The Columbia Museum of Art presents the finale concert of the 16th season of CMA Chamber Music on Main on Tuesday, March 6. The evening marks the farewell performance of Edward Arron as artistic director of the renowned concert series, a post he held for nine seasons.

“It’s somewhat bittersweet to be returning to my musical home away from home for this season finale,” says Arron. “As many of you know by now, this is my farewell as the artistic director of CMA Chamber Music on Main, and it’s just been a thrill all of the way through. Please know … Read the rest

Little old lady…says read the notes

Posted on February 23, 2018 6:06 pm by Reporter

by Barbara Ardis

In my younger years I suffered from frequent bouts of depression, only in those days we didn’t call it that…just felt like the moody blues, or before that I think they called it the “vapours.” When I took a psychology course in college, one of our experiments was to chart our moody days. And I found that every Sunday afternoon was my period of depression. No one ever told me what that meant, so what was the purpose, right?
For no explainable reason, I suddenly just wanted to be alone, and not engage with anyone. I felt … Read the rest


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