FLOOD+DISASTER

The first weekend of October 2015 will forever be remembered in Clarendon County and much of the state of South Carolina I do believe!  As with any harsh weather prediction, we heard the flood warnings and we saw the dark colors on the radar.  But I don’t think any of us was really prepared for the results and the devastation that would follow!  Disastrous road conditions and destroyed homes gave us all a rude awakening last week…the pictures provided by Manning Live and social media were hypnotizing to say the least.

The worst behind us now, Clarendon County is proudly working together to move on and maybe even be a little better for the experience.  Clarendon County Adult Education joined our three school districts in returning to classes this week, and we are happy to report that our students are moving up and moving on.  After a few days to get back in the (school) zone, students participated in several assessments today to demonstrate their progress and commitment.  These included WorkKeys tests, placement tests, progress checks, and GED-Ready evaluations.  It’s exciting to watch their growth as students and learners!

To date, thirteen students have been able to make an academic gain, and one student has passed three parts of the GED…he takes his final section tomorrow!  Three new students joined us just this week! Amid disaster, chaos, and, yes, even inconvenience, CCAE students are showing perseverance and dedication to making their own lives better.  We can help you find your path!  Registration and placement testing occurs on Mondays at 8:30 AM or 5:00 PM at F.E. Dubose Career Center, 3351 Sumter Highway, Manning SC 29102.  Call for more information (803) 473-2531.

Check out more good news:

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/All-of-Interstate-95-now-open-after-South-Carolina-flooding-332510212.html

For outstanding flood coverage in our area, go to:

http://manninglive.com/