Scarecrows on Main Winners

Posted by | November 1, 2019 5:16 pm

Congratulations to the Scarecrows on Main winners:

  1. First PlaceManning Fire Department
  2. Second PlaceSammy the Scarecrow, Clarendon Soil & Water Conservation District
  3. Third Place Elle, Cala Lily 



Jessica Regina Purvis McFaddin

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:46 pm

Jessica Regina Purvis McFaddin, 40, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.
Born Nov. 10, 1978, in McRae, Georgia, she was the daughter of Wilbert Hugh Purvis and Sandra Regina Gore Purvis. She worked at Laurence Manning Academy, where she served as director of public information, yearbook advisor and history teacher. She was a member of Sardinia Presbyterian Church. 
She is survived by her daughter, Audrey Rae McFaddin; her son, Colton Hugh McFaddin; her parents of Manning; a brother, Gregory H. Purvis of Hampton, Georgia; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. … Read the rest

Carrie Mae Hickson Rush

Posted by | November 1, 2019 1:08 am

BRONX, New York – Carrie Mae Hickson Rush, 81, wife of Elto Rush, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. at St Barabas Hospital in Bronx.
Born July 22, 1938, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Saul Harrison and Ruthalee Hickson Harrison.
The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Michael Hickson, 3365 American Ave. in Turbeville.
Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

Today in History: Nov. 1

Posted by | November 1, 2019 12:00 am

365 – The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.
996 – Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German).
1009 – Berber forces led by Sulayman ibn al-Hakam defeat the Umayyad caliph Muhammad II of Córdoba in the battle of Alcolea.
1141 – Empress Matilda’s reign as ‘Lady of the English’ ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of ‘King of England’.
1179 – Philip … Read the rest

Ella Harrison Evans

Posted by | October 31, 2019 9:59 pm

CHARLOTTE – Ella Harrison Evans, 874, wife of Elbert Evans, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Carolinas Continued Care in Charlotte.
Born April 15, 1945, in New Zion, she was a daughter of the late Sarah Harrison Kennedy.
The family will receive friends at the home of her husband, Elbert Evans, 72 Sierra Ave. in Kingstree.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC.

Teacher, husband found dead at New Zion home

Posted by | October 31, 2019 5:25 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office reported the discovery of two bodies at a home in the New Zion area Thursday morning, one of which belonged to a longtime Laurence Manning Academy teacher.
The school reported on its Facebook page early Thursday morning that the teacher, 40-year-old Jessica Purvis McFaddin and her husband, Samuel Raymond “Ray” McFaddin III, 39, had been killed in “a tragic accident.” Reports from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office stated Thursday afternoon that “preliminary results of the investigation appear to be from a result of an apparent domestic violence situation.”
The McFaddins’ bodies were discovered by a … Read the rest

Tornado Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | October 31, 2019 4:31 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarendon County and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday. A watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form.

Local teacher, husband killed in ‘tragic accident’

Posted by | October 31, 2019 4:20 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy staff and student body came together Thursday after a “tragic accident” took the lives of one of its teachers and her husband.
The school posted on Facebook early Thursday that the LMA “family has experienced the tragedy of a teacher (Jessica McFaddin) and her husband passing away.”
Further details were not provided, and local law enforcement has not returned phone calls as of 4 p.m. Thursday.
McFaddin served as the school’s yearbook advisor and director of public information.
“Please remember the McFaddin family at this time in your prayers,” the school’s Facebook page said.
Games scheduled … Read the rest


Posted by | October 31, 2019 2:49 pm

Robert Legare Martin, Sr., 86, husband of 64 years to Thomasyne Stukes Martin, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Prisma Health Richland. Born October 3, 1933, in Vance, he was a son of the late Robert Lowman Martin and the late Mamie Pauline Jackson Martin. He was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church.
He is survived by his wife of Manning; two sons, Robert L. “Lee” Martin, Jr. of Columbia and Daniel Moye Martin (Erin) of Ft. Knox, Kentucky; three daughters, Paula M. Hipp (Bryan) and Carol M. Richburg (Tim), both of Manning, and Lynn M. Benjamin (Mott) of … Read the rest

State Dept. of Education looking for entries to reading contest

Posted by | October 31, 2019 9:35 am

All South Carolina students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade have a chance to enter the South Carolina Department of Education’s “Read Your Way to the Big Game!” Contest.
Eligible students who read six books can be entered for a chance to win tickets to the Clemson-Carolina game to be held Nov. 30. Two winners will be chosen and will receive four tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the game. Entries are due by Friday.
Visit to enter.

William Ward named to Troy University Chancellor’s List

Posted by | October 31, 2019 7:06 am

News from Troy University

TROY, AL (10/30/2019)– William Ward of Manning, SC, has been named to the Chancellor’s List at Troy University for Term 1 of the 2019/2020 academic year. The Chancellor’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of 4.0. Term 1 consists of students at TROY’s campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Ala., along with teaching sites outside of Alabama and online.

About Troy University

Troy University is a public, historic, international university with 22,500 students and 154,000 alumni. Students choose TROY for its quality … Read the rest


Posted by | October 30, 2019 1:15 pm

Mary Frances Heriot Coker, 90, widow of Joseph Warren Coker, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born April 3, 1929, in St. Charles, she was a daughter of the late George Kirkpatrick Heriot and the late Elizabeth Wilson Brearley Heriot. She served as past state president of the Colonial Dames Society and was a member of the American Daughters of the Revolution and the French Huguenot Society. She retired from Clarendon District III School System where she served as a teacher and director of special services. She was an accomplished artist and she had a love for … Read the rest


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