Clarendon briefs for July 29, 2021: S.C. Attorney General to speak in Manning


S.C. AG to speak at local GOP meeting on Aug. 12

MANNING - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will be the guest speaker at the Clarendon County Republican Meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Donations toward the meal will be accepted.

The meeting is open to the public.

Brown v. Board markers to be unveiled Sept. 4

SUMMERTON - The Summerton Community Action Group will unveil three historical markers honoring leaders, plaintiffs and petitioners who played a major role locally in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case on Sept. 4.

The first marker will be unveiled at 11 a.m. at St. Mark AME Church, 2 First St., Summerton.

The second marker will be unveiled at 11:30 a.m. at The Briggs Home, 1068 Hill St., Summerton.

The third marker will be unveiled at noon at the Pearson Estate, 1853 L&H Pearson Road, Manning.

An informal reception will be held following the third unveiling.

For more information on the event, contact Sandra Williams at (803) 566-1376.

Shining Light Awards to be held Saturday

MANNING - The Light Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will honor five individuals with its Shining Light Award at the Sapphire Ball - Black Tie Affair beginning at 6 p.m. July 30 at the Matrix Center.

The foundation's board of directors honors individuals and groups who make vital contributions in rural communities throughout the state and who make difficult decisions to enhance excellence and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

For more information, contact Roderick Henson at (803) 999-7010 or visit

Monarch Strong Bike-Run-Walk Sept. 17

MANNING - The first Monarch Strong Bike-Run-Walk Challenge will be held on Sept. 17 with a 26-mile kick-off bike ride from Manning IGA on Mill Street to the Santee Cooper Lake Dam.

On Sept. 18, the Challenge's Main Event will be held beginning at noon at J.C. Britton Park, 3057 Raccoon Road. Registration for the main event will be $25 from June 14-July 18 and $30 from July 19-Aug. 16.

The second day will feature a barbecue pit master competition. Persons interested in competing are asked to call Arthur "Smitty" Smith at (803) 730-5545 before Aug. 16.

The second day of the challenge will also feature lots of food, fun and live entertainment.

The proceeds from the events will support essential needs of deserving students in Manning schools (formerly Clarendon County School District 2).

To participate in the events, log onto