Saturday, September 26, 2015

Local Clarendon County Football Team Scores and Schedules - September 25, 2015

The following are the latest scores for all the local Clarendon County high school football team games that were played on Friday, September 25, 2015:
  • Manning HS Monarchs lost to Beaufort 61-14.
  • Clarendon Hall Saints football team lost to Wardlaw 70-52. 
  • Laurence Manning Academy (LMA) Swampcats beat Cardinal Newman 44-7.
  • East Clarendon HS Wolverines fell to Latta 42-0.
  • Summerton's Scotts Branch Eagles beat Military Magnet 52-20.
The following are links to the 2015 Football schedule, roster, and detailed stats for local high schools in Summerton and across Clarendon County, SC:
* Check out MAXPREPS, a CBSSports.com web site for football team standings, other sports teams at your school, and more detailed statistics.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Selected Business & Economic News Articles (Aug - Sep 2015)


The following are headlines and links to selected SC Business & Economic News items from across the state posted on Twitter by the Summerton Weekly News over the past two months:


There were many other articles about upstate SC that were not included above. However, it's pretty much all positive news for South Carolina.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Local Clarendon County Football Team Scores and Schedules - September 18, 2015

The following are the latest scores for all the local Clarendon County high school football team games that were played on Friday, September 18, 2015:
  • Manning HS Monarchs lost to C.E. Murray 18-12.
  • Clarendon Hall Saints lost their conference game with Richard Winn Academy 52-2.
  • Laurence Manning Academy (LMA) Swampcats beat Florence Christian 48-0.
  • East Clarendon HS Wolverines beat Camden Military 15-12.
  • Summerton's Scotts Branch Eagles lost a non-conference game to Cross HS 40-0.
The following are links to the 2015 Football schedule, roster, and detailed stats for local high schools in Summerton and across Clarendon County, SC:
* Check out MAXPREPS, a CBSSports.com web site for football team standings, other sports teams at your school, and more detailed statistics.

Islamic Views on Love and Respect of Humanity


The many recent stories about atrocities by Islamic terrorists around the world led me to search the Internet for answers to the following questions.

What is the Islamic view of humanity? Does it encourage us to love and respect others as human beings, regardless of their religion or race? I found some answers to these questions on the web at http://islamqa.info/en/128862

  • The Islamic view of humanity is filled with mercy and compassion
  • Islam advises us to treat neighbors kindly, even if they are not Muslim
  • In Islam it is forbidden to love non-Muslims and take them as close friends. 
  • Anyone who has common sense can distinguish between kindness, fairness, compassion and mercy, on the one hand, which we have been enjoined to show towards a non-Muslim who is not in a state of war with us, and love on the other hand, which we are not allowed to feel towards disbelievers
 
We all ought to ask questions whenever we see something we don't understand or think is wrong. I found many other web sites offering answers to the questions I asked. This seemed to be one of the most reliable responses I could find.

After you read the complete answer posted on the web at http://islamqa.info/en/128862, let us know what you think about the Islamic view on love and respect of Humanity? How does it differ from the Christian point of view?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Annual North Shore Cup Canoe and Kayaking Race on Lake Marion, S.C.


You definitely don't want to miss the annual North Shore Cup Canoe and Kayaking Races to be held October 17, 2015, on beautiful Lake Marion in South Carolina.

Paddlers and race enthusiasts will gather on the protected inlet and beaches by Polly's Marina in front of the North Shore Villas in North Santee, just outside the historic town of Summerton, S.C. People will start to gather and check in around 9:30 am and the races will start at 11 am.

The course takes paddlers along the shoreline of Lake Marion, while spectators watch the race from the grassy lawns and beaches in front of the North Shore luxury condos. There will be a 12 mile race for the competitive paddlers and 6 mile paddle for the other paddling enthusiasts.
 

Stellar Kayaks will award $300 to the first paddler to reach the 3 mile marker. After the race ends, there will be a lunch and an awards presentation poolside at the clubhouse of the North Shore Villas. Don't miss it! For more details about this event, go to http://www.northshorepaddlerace.com
 


Where: North Shore Villas, 1226 Bridgeview Lane, Summerton, South Carolina
When: October 17, 2015
Timeline: 9:30am-10:45 Check-In & Registration; 11:00am Race Starts;
1:00pm Awards & More Food
Award Categories: HPK - High Performance Kayaks; FSK - Fast Sea Kayak;
SUP - Stand Up Paddleboard; OC1 - Outrigger Canoe




You might also want to check out the Summerton SC: Nature and Outdoor Recreation web site. Also, read about the Next Generation 'Smart' Technology Kayaks.
 


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Prominent Women in the History of Summerton and Clarendon County, S.C.

The following are brief profiles on some of the more prominent women in the history of the Town of Summerton and Clarendon County, South Carolina:

Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning (1794-1873) was the niece, wife, sister, mother, aunt and grandmother of six South Carolina governors. The town of Manning was named after her son, John Lawrence Manning.

Peggy Parish (1927-1988) was an American writer known best for the children's book series and fictional character Amelia Bedelia. Peggy was born in Manning, South Carolina, attended the University of South Carolina, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Parish became a household name by the time her final work, "Amelia Bedelia's Family Album", was published before her death in 1988.  See Wikipedia.

Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was born on August 25, 1927, in the town of Silver in Clarendon county, South Carolina. In 1930, during the Great Depression, her family decided to move to Harlem, New York.


By 1939, at the age of 12, she was the New York City women's paddle tennis champion. In 1941 she entered—and won—her first tournament, the American Tennis Association (ATA) New York State Championship. She won the ATA national championship in the girls' division in 1944 and 1945. She then went on to win the ATA national championship for women.


In 1956, Althea Gibson, a native of Clarendon county, became the first black person to win a Tennis Grand Slam title (French Open). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (U.S. Open), then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.  See Wikipedia.

Anne Worsham Richardson (1919-2012) was born in Clarendon county in 1919. She began painting at an early age and at 16 moved to Charleston and began specializing in bird paintings. She painted thousands of works and held shows across the country. Her painting “Carolina Wren and Yellow Jessamine” hangs in the Statehouse and represents the official State Bird and Flower. She also painted the State Butterfly (“Yellow Swallow-tailed with Wild Azalea”).

She was inducted into the S.C. Hall of Fame in 1991. She was a member of the Carolina Art Association, Charleston Artist Guild, Guild of South Carolina Artists, Charleston Natural History Society, National Audubon Society and Carolina Bird Club.

She was the owner of Birds I View Gallery on Church Street and the widow of John P. Paszek. Anne Worsham Richardson Paszek died in 2012 at the age of 92.


Anne Curtis Burgess (1874-1910) composed the music for the state song "Carolina", based on a poem by Henry Timrod. Miss Burgess graduated from Converse College and became a music teacher. She lived in Summerton, S.C. from 1881-1910. 

Marion McKnight was born December 19, 1936, in Manning, South Carolina. This former beauty pageant contestant won the Miss America title in 1957. As an actress, Marian has appeared in numerous television shows and countless commercials. As a public relations director or spokesperson, Marian has represented such notable companies as Revlon, Evan-Piccone, Philco, and General Foods. She married actor Gary Conway in 1958. They have two children and are owners of the Carmody McKnight winery.

Pansy Ridgeway became the first woman to be elected mayor of Manning in 1969. She served as mayor of Manning from 1970–96 and was the third woman elected mayor in South Carolina and the first woman elected president of the South Carolina Municipal Association. In 1982, Manning city hall was renamed the Pansy Ridgeway Administrative Building in her honor.

Dr. Sylvia Clark worked as a teacher, child welfare worker, school principal and Clarendon School District 2 superintendent. She was named as the Outstanding Elementary Principal for South Carolina in 1983 and South Carolina School Superintendent of the Year in 1994. Under her leadership, Manning Primary School was named a National Center of Excellence in 1984.Clark holds a B.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of South Carolina.

Betty Roper began her professional career in Clarendon County in broadcasting, as the owner of the popular WHLZ-FM, better known as "Wheels 92.5" and other radio stations. Roper also had a long political career, serving on Clarendon County Council for years. In 1988 she became the first woman ever elected to chair the County Council, a position she held for three terms.
 
Ms. Roper has been recognized by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association and included in the South Carolina Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In 1992 she received the SC Order of the Palmetto from Gov. Carroll Campbell and in 2002 was named Business Professional of the Year by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.

Julia Nelson completed Senator Johnson’s term as Manning's mayor when he was elected Representative and she was unopposed in the next election. Julia Nelson was the first Black female to hold the position of Mayor in the City of Manning.

Other notable women include: Frances Richbourg, Clarendon county's first female fire chief; Edna Eagerton, S.C. Mother of the Year in 1996; Chief Summary Court Judge Annelle Powell, and many others. Visit the Historic Clarendon County web site.

If you would like to suggest additions to this list, let us know and share your suggestion with our readers.

Local Clarendon County Football Team Scores and Schedules - September 11, 2015

The following are the latest scores for all the local Clarendon County high school football team games that were played on Friday, September 11, 2015:
  • Manning HS Monarchs defeated Lake City at home 14-13.
  • Clarendon Hall Saints defeated Laurens 78-74. Sounds like a score from a basketball game.
  • Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats beat Heathwood Hall at home 54-7.
  • East Clarendon HS Wolverines lost bad to McBee 67-0.
  • Summerton's Scotts Branch Eagles did not play this weekend.

The following are links to the 2015 Football schedule, roster, and detailed stats for Summerton and other local high schools across Clarendon County, SC:


* Check out MAXPREPS, a CBSSports.com web site for team standings and more complete statistics across the state.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Web Sites and Community Information

The town of Summerton S.C. has continued to refine its new web site. Summerton based information technology (IT) organizations, Duke Computer Concepts (DCC) and COSITech.Net, have partnered with the town in redesigning and updating its old website - at no cost to the town. They have also been busy creating a variety of other web sites about Summerton and the surrounding area that might be of interest to visitors and residents.

Please take a few minutes to look over the new town web site and let us know what you think. Both DCC and COSITech will continue to work with the town to further enhance and maintain the web site and hope other businesses and community organizations are interested in going online - a necessity as we move deeper into the 'Information Age'.

Check out some of the following pages and key functionality on the new town web site:


  • Home Page - In addition to providing visitors with a brief introduction to Summerton, the home page also contains a quick Video Tour of historic Summerton.
  • About - In addition to providing a brief history of Summerton, a link is provided to the much more detailed Historic Summerton web site.
  • Staff Directory - This page provides contact information to key local government offices and individuals.
  • Council - This page provides the names and available email addresses of the Mayor and other members of the Town Council, including the agenda and minutes for town council meetings.
  • Ordinances - Links to key town ordinances are posted on this page, including the zoning map for the town.
  • Printable Forms - Includes access to forms related to licenses, permits, zoning, jury duty, and more.
  • Payments - Provides instructions and online systems for submitting payments for Traffic Tickets and Summerton Water & Sewer. It also includes a link to the Public Works Department web pages.
  • Police - Providing online access to information and services offered by the Summerton Police, Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, SC Highway Patrol, and the DMV.
  • Events -  A list of major upcoming events in Summerton, nearby communities, and across the state.
  • Links - Provides key links to web sites for local government agencies, businesses, and non-government organizations (NGO) in Summerton and the surrounding area. 
Over the coming year new functionality and content will be slowly added to the town of Summerton's new web site, e.g. plans, local laws, and more.  

Other web sites providing information about Summerton and the surrounding area developed by DCC and COSITech.Net include the online Summerton Weekly News Roundup, Historic Summerton, Summerton Nature & Outdoor Recreation, Summerton 'Open' Phone Book, Summerton 'Open' Technology, and a number of web sites for local businesses and non-profit organizations. Check them out!
 
Please send your constructive comments and suggestions on improving the site to the mayor of Summerton, Mac Bagnal, at mbagnal@scwa.org   You can also contact Rick Duke, CEO of Summerton based Duke Computer Concepts (DCC) at rick@dukecomputerconcepts.com or Peter Groen, CEO of COSITech.Net  at groenpj@cs.com.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Faith Filled Democrats


During the late 1900s, Democrats ceded the high ground amongst religious voters to the Republican Party. However, that has been steadily changing since the start of the 21st century as Democrats emerged as the party championing healthcare for all Americans, protecting Social Security and Medicare, equal rights for women, equal rights for gays, fair pay for the middle class, a living wage for the poor working class, finding a solution to the immigrant issue, addressing climate change and responsible stewardship of our planet, and so much more.

Meanwhile, Republicans have been trying to kill the Affordable Healthcare Act, cut Medicare, privatize or do away with Social Security, are aggressively fighting against gay rights, women's rights, want to wall off Mexico and Canada from the US, deport hispanic immigrants, keep wages low, reduce taxes on major corporations, keep drilling and using dirty fossil fuels, attack alternative energy solutions, continue to ignore climate change, want to get us more involved in wars across the Middle East, have told the Pope to keep quiet about the environment and world affairs, have failed to reign in spending despite controlling both houses of Congress, ... The contrast between the two parties is really amazing.

It is slowly dawning on many voters that Democrats seem to be more concerned about traditional Christian values, issues and behaviour than the Republican Party. Take the time to learn more about the growing movement of 'Faithful Democrats'. You might want to check out the following web sites:

For links to Clarendon County, South Carolina, and the US Democratic Party, go to the Clarendon County Democrats web site.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Local Clarendon County Football Team Scores and Schedules - September 4, 2015


The following are the latest scores for all the local Clarendon County high school football team games that were played on Friday, September 4, 2015:
  • Manning HS Monarchs lost to Marion High School 46-30.
  • Clarendon Hall Saints lost to Andrew Jackson 48-6.
  • Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats lost to Pinewood Prep 13-0.
  • East Clarendon HS Wolverines fell to North Central 28-0.
  • Summerton's Scotts Branch Eagles buried Burke 40-0.

The following are links to the 2015 Football schedule, roster, and detailed stats for Summerton and other local high schools across Clarendon County, SC:


* Check out MAXPREPS, a CBSSports.com web site for team standings and more complete statistics across the state.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Campground Heaven on the Shores of Lake Marion, S.C.

One of my first impressions after moving to Summerton, S.C., and I started driving around the county and cruising Lake Marion, was the amazing number of campgrounds there are in the area. This must be the capitol of campgrounds in South Carolina.

Check out this link to Summerton Campgrounds and learn about places like - Taw Caw Campground & Marina, Santee Lakes Campground, Carolina King Retreat & Marina, Polly's Landing, Jack's Creek Marina, and many others in the surrounding area. Every one of them appears to have a boat ramp and marina.

It's Labor Day weekend and as I cruised Lake Marion in my new (used) boat, I was amazed at the number of people staying at these campgrounds. I'm talking thousands of people in tents and campers of all sizes, along with their boats.

Camping swimming, water skiing, fishing, cooking, cruising, playing... It was wonderful to see. It's like campground heaven.


* Make sure you check out the Summerton SC: Nature & Outdoor Recreation web site.