Monthly Archives: July 2018

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Terry Blackmon, RPh

Posted on July 31, 2018 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Terry Blackmon, RPh, is the owner of The Medicine Cabinet of Lake City where he has worked as a pharmacist for 32 years. During his career, he has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of independent pharmacy and also to provide the best in patient care. He has been heavily involved with pharmacy organizations on the local, state, and national level and has served in many capacities including president of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association. He currently serves as the Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy, where he represents the Sixth Congressional District which includes Clarendon County. He Read the rest

BrickUniverse LEGO Convention Brings World of LEGO to South Carolina Next Week

Posted on July 31, 2018 8:08 am by The Associated Press

BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention is coming to the capital of South Carolina and will take over the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center  for two days next week: August 11 -12, 2018. The event is building on LEGO’s amazing popularity and ingenuity with awesome attractions all centered around everybody’s favorite plastic building blocks. The 2018 convention will have all-new LEGO attractions and exhibits.

BrickUniverse only stops in ten cities a year, so this a special opportunity for South Carolinian LEGO fans to attend the ultimate LEGO fan experience. The team at BrickUniverse are expecting an impressive turnout for the South Carolina convention, … Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Jay Johnson

Posted on July 31, 2018 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

Jay Johnson is a local farmer and is employed with the South Carolina Forestry Commission. He is also a member of the gospel group, Cross Anchor Quartet. He is a Carolina Academy alumni and resides in New Zion with his wife, Jennifer. He has three children: Ashley, Emilee and Eli, a son-in-law, Benjamin and a granddaughter, Kate. He enjoys farming, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

Happy Birthday to Deacon Thomas Harvin

Posted on July 31, 2018 7:07 am by Submitted by Reader

Deacon Thomas Harvin celebrated his 90th Birthday on Sunday, July 15, 2018, with his church family at the Zion Hill MB Baptist Church in Paxville, SC.

He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great grands, along with other family members on Saturday, July 22, 2018, for his Birthday Celebration.

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Chan An

Posted on July 31, 2018 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Chan An is 28 years old and a Clarendon County native. He is an LMA Alumni, class of 2008. He works in finance and is always lending a helping hand. He is dancing in support of his sister, Samantha An.

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Brandon Shaw

Posted on July 30, 2018 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Brandon Shaw is the son of Levy and Rosa Shaw. A native of Turbeville, Brandon attended Walker Gamble Elementary and East Clarendon high. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University and currently teaches 3rd grade at Walker Gamble Elementary. Brandon also coaches football at ECHS.

Kuzbary completes SCISA Teacher Institute program

Posted on July 30, 2018 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

Teachers from The South Carolina Independent School Association member institutions from across the state and adjacent areas in Georgia spent part of their summer availing themselves of an opportunity to improve their teaching skills during the SCISA Teacher Institute.

SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer A. Jordan said Kaylee Kuzbary from Clarendon Hall, took part in the two-day event.

“The Teacher Institute is designed to train teachers in a multitude of areas that will help enhance student instruction and individual classroom management skills,” Jordan said. “We also recommend TI for teachers coming back into the teaching profession and/or those coming to … Read the rest

Victim identified in pedestrian versus vehicle accident

Posted on July 30, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

MANNING – A 51-year old Georgetown man was killed shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday in a pedestrian versus vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. 301 near June Burn Road.

Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock identified the deceased as Raynell Carraway.

“Mr. Carraway’s identification card listed him as a resident of Georgetown County,” Mock said Monday morning. “Mr. Carraway was living with a relative in the Alcolu area when the accident occurred.”

Mock said that Carraway was transported to McLeod Clarendon Hospital where he died from injuries that he sustained in the accident.

“An autopsy will be performed on Carraway on … Read the rest

Boykin and Horton successfully complete Heads Institute

Posted on July 30, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Staff members from Laurence Manning Academy recently took the opportunity to expand their educational competency by completing a workshop offered by The South Carolina Independent School Association.

Tripp Boykin, headmaster at Laurence Manning Academy, and DeeDee Horton, assistant head at LMA, completed the Heads’ Institute, according to SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer A. Jordan.

“The Heads’ Institute offered training in a variety of tasks performed by heads of school on a daily basis,” Jordan said. “Additionally, the personal qualities associated with outstanding administrators were examined.”

Topics for the two-day event included leadership, time management, development, curriculum, athletics, enrollment, legal Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Brandon Feagin

Posted on July 30, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Brandon Feagin has lived an amazing 29 years in a little town call Alcolu. He graduated from Manning High in the class of 2006 and now works at Sparrow & Kennedy Tractor Co. in Manning as an Integrated Solution Consultant. He has two amazing parents, Randy and Peggy Feagin and an older sister named Tammy Feagin. He chose to participate in DWTS because he can’t think of a better way to raise money for charity while bringing the community together for laughter and entertainment.

LMA Varsity cheerleaders hold camp for aspiring cheerleaders

Posted on July 30, 2018 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy Varsity cheerleaders recently held cheerleading camp for students in K3-5th grade.

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Susanna Beard

Posted on July 30, 2018 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Susanna Louise Beard is the 19-year-old daughter of Mackie and Tiffani Beard and Susan and Sammy Coe. She is a lifetime resident of the Barrineau community located in Clarendon County. She has a love for modeling and pageantry and holds many local titles. She graduated from East Clarendon High School in 2017 while also achieving a license in cosmetology from F.E. Dubose Career Center. Susanna is the owner and operator of SAFE HAVEN SALON AND BOUTIQUE, located in Turbeville.


Posted on July 30, 2018 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

The Town of Summerton 4 MAIN in partnership with the Carolina Fly Fishing Club will sponsor a two-day fly fishing workshop which will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 12-13, at Taw Caw Park during Duckfest. The workshops will be led by instructors from the Charlotte, North Carolina based Carolina Fly Fishing Club. Dick Handshaw and Gary Jones will be your instructors. Mr. Handshaw is the President of the Southeast Council of Fly Fishers International and past President of CFFC. Mr. Jones is Vice President of Membership for Southeast Council of International Fly Fishers and also a past President Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Brantley Galloway

Posted on July 29, 2018 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

Brantley Galloway is a 17 year-old student at East Clarendon Middle High School.  This was his first year attending ECMHS and it was a fantastic year! He traveled with his class on a cruise to the Bahamas this past April.   He is an athlete with Special Olympics,  playing several sports including soccer, basketball, bowling, and swimming.   He also played on the East Clarendon Unified Volleyball Team this year and attended the Special Olympic State Games in Greenville, SC, where they won the gold medal!  Now, he is very excited to be a part of this year’s “Dancing with the Stars”!

Smith starts charity to honor late husband

Posted on July 29, 2018 2:02 pm by Laura Stone

Beginning of watch for Holmes Nathaniel Smith Jr. started the day he was born in 1969. Smith spent almost 20 years in law enforcement. He began his service as a police officer for the City of Manning under former Chief Joey. After spending most of his career here, he moved on to be a game warden for Sumter County Department of National Services and lastly made a home at the Clarendon County Sherriff’s office as an investigator.

Tragically Smith’s end of watch came on the afternoon of November 5, 2014. Smith was returning to Clarendon County from a meeting with … Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Janet Hicks

Posted on July 29, 2018 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

Janet Godwin Hicks, CPA, is proud to be representing the Lake City Community Theatre in this year’s Dancing With The Stars. She is a Certified Public Accountant with 34 years of experience. A native of Lake City, she is the owner of Hicks Guerry Group, PA located in historic downtown Lake City. HGG is honored to have served the financial needs of businesses and individuals of Florence, Williamsburg, Clarendon, Sumter, and Georgetown counties and beyond for over 25 years. Janet has also served on numerous civic/professional boards, such as Lake City Community Theater, Lake City Community Museum Society, Habitat for … Read the rest

Buck Rogers and Rocket man costumes

Posted on July 28, 2018 5:05 pm by Bobby Jonté

The science fiction channel had a Buck Rodgers marathon on the other day. Buck Rodgers was a spaceman and hero. He could travel the galaxy and right wrongs. His enemies might call him “Earth Man” but by the end of the show they said it with respect.

Buck Rodgers was filmed in the 1930’s. It would play in movie theatres as an episodic short film with another chapter the next week. I first started watching the shows on television in the 50’s. I used to be amazed at the spaceship and the ray gun that Flash carried. Now I’m more Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Dr. David Rodriguez

Posted on July 28, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Dr. David C. Rodriguez is a native of Albany Georgia. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from The Medical College of Georgia. After completing his family medicine residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center, he served as staff physician in the United States Air Force. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for valorous service while deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been serving Lake City and the surrounding communities since 2006. He currently practices in his private office, Lake City Medical Associates, 130 South Acline Street in Lake City and serves as the Hospitalist for Lake … Read the rest

A new KOA in town

Posted on July 28, 2018 11:11 am by Laura Stone

Santee Lakes Campground in Summerton got a new facelift. Early in July, Santee Lakes became Santee Lakes KOA. Meg Malanuk, the owner’s daughter-in-law, came on board to assist with the transition and manage the technology and marketing side of the business.

“We wanted to do some upgrades, and we wanted to have more overnight business. We wanted to turn it into a more family-oriented campground, so families would spend time here,” said Malanuk. The campground had become a primarily long-term resident campground, and the Malanuks wished to take it in a new direction, hoping to appeal to more of the … Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Brandon Burgess

Posted on July 28, 2018 6:06 am by Submitted via Email


Brandon Burgess lives in Sumter. He is a graduate of Manning High School and Central Carolina Technical College. He completed the early college program with an Associate of Arts Degree. In the Fall of 2018, he will attend the College of Charleston to study biology. His passion is serving the community and aiming to make the world a better place. This event was brought to his attention by his dance partner and he has enjoyed the hard work and effort it has taken to get ready for the Dancing With the Stars competition . 


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