Today in History: April 25

Posted by | April 25, 2019 12:49 am

404 BC – Admiral Lysander and King Pausanias of Sparta blockade Athens and bring the Peloponnesian War to a successful conclusion.
775 – The Battle of Bagrevand puts an end to an Armenian rebellion against the Abbasid Caliphate. Muslim control over Transcaucasia is solidified and its Islamization begins, while several major Armenian nakharar families lose power and their remnants flee to the Byzantine Empire.
799 – After mistreatment and disfigurement by the citizens of Rome, pope Leo III flees to the Frankish court of king Charlemagne at Paderborn for protection.
1134 – The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first … Read the rest

Scammer alert!

Posted by | April 24, 2019 7:17 pm

Residents of Manning have noticed an increase in phone calls from people claiming to provide some sort of service. But the caller is actually trying to steal their identity. According to Manning City Police Chief Keith Grice, he has received numerous complaints from people that have received this type of call. If someone calls and asks for your social security number, your date of birth, or even banking information, do not give it to them.  Try to write down any information such as the caller’s name, company name, or phone number and hang up.

Grant Barrineau leads the East Clarendon Varsity Baseball team to victory

Posted by | April 24, 2019 5:27 pm

The Wolverines of East Clarendon defeated the North Charleston Cougars Tuesday night. East Clarendon’s Aidan Singletary pitched a three-inning no-hitter and struck out seven. Grant Barrineau drove in 4 of the teams 15 runs for East Clarendon. Barrineau went 2 for 2 with a triple. Ashton Mixon went 2 for 3 with a double, triple and five RBI for the Wolverines. The final score was EC 15 and North Charleston 0. The Wolverines will take on the Iron Horses of Philip Simmons High School Thursday night. The game will begin at 6:30pm in Turbeville.

The Eagles of Scott’s Branch claim lead in the sixth inning to defeat Cross High School

Posted by | April 24, 2019 4:38 pm


Scott’s Branch Varsity baseball stole the lead late and defeated Cross 15-14 Thursday. The game was tied at 13 with Scott’s Branch batting in the bottom of the sixth when they scored one run on a stolen base.

Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. The Eagles collected 16 hits while the Trojans of Cross had three.

Scott’s Branch took an early lead in the second inning when Sean Swaringer singled driving in a run.

The Eagles scored eight runs in the second inning. The rally was led by singles by David Way, … Read the rest

Walmart loses power in Manning

Posted by | April 24, 2019 11:57 am

Walmart was without power recently when a transformer blew in the control room that controls all electricity being used in the store. According to Fire Chief Mitch McElveen of the Manning City Fire Dept,  no fire was present.  The blown transformer did produce large amounts of smoke.  Walmart management cleared the store of all shoppers. Maintenance crew is enroute  to address the problem.

Today in History: April 24

Posted by | April 24, 2019 12:39 am

1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty).
1547 – Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League.
1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published.
1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to … Read the rest

Presidential candidate to visit Manning Fridayl

Posted by | April 23, 2019 4:40 pm

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Cory Booker will be present Friday for “Stump on the Steps,” which will be held 2 p.m. at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. Local Democratic Party Chairwoman Patricia Pringle invites everyone to attend.

Gallery 2: CE Murray gym named after Dingle

Posted by | April 23, 2019 9:24 am

Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson took these photos of a dedication ceremony over the weekend wherein the C.E. Murray High School gymnasium was named after Judge James Dingle. Dingle was a coach, teacher and athletic director for the Greeleyville school for more than three decades before retiring in 1983 and joining the bench.

Sassafras Mountain Tower opens on South Carolina’s highest point

Posted by | April 23, 2019 6:53 am

The long-awaited observation tower on Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina’s highest point at 3,553 feet above sea level, officially opened to the public on Monday.
“The highest point in the state is a geographical landmark that every South Carolinian, young and old, should have the opportunity to see and enjoy,” said Alvin Taylor, director of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). “We hope that the observation tower will be a place where residents and visitors can go to marvel at the view of three states and the Blue Ridge Mountains and to appreciate what a beautiful and diverse place … Read the rest

Senate amendment could see toll booths on I-95 at Lake Marion

Posted by | April 23, 2019 2:19 am

An amendment proposed this week to a bill first written in December would levy a toll for drivers crossing Lake Marion on Interstate 95 between Clarendon and Orangeburg counties.
Proposed by Sens. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, Dick Harpootlian, D-Columbia and Sandy Senn, R-Charleston, the amendment, if passed with the bill, would direct the state Department of Transportation to implement a plan to toll drivers at the specified area on Interstate 95.
Johnson has been open throughout his time in office about his belief in a toll on Interstate 95.
“We have drivers from all over the country come … Read the rest

Uber to utilize new safety features in wake of student’s death

Posted by | April 23, 2019 1:57 am

Ride-sharing company Uber will soon roll out a series of new safety measures for its popular service, a little more than a month after the murder of a University of South Carolina student.
Columbia Police have said multiple times they believe 21-year-old Samantha Josephson mistakenly got into the back seat of a vehicle she thought was with the ride-sharing service. The driver, 24-year-old Nathaniel David Rowland, was later charged with Josephson’s kidnapping and murder after her body was found in Clarendon County.
Brad Anderson of Carscoops wrote Monday that the new Uber app features notifications that remind riders to check … Read the rest

Gallery 1: CE Murray gym named after Dingle

Posted by | April 23, 2019 1:43 am

Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson took these photos of a dedication ceremony over the weekend wherein the C.E. Murray High School gymnasium was named after Judge James Dingle. Dingle was a coach, teacher and athletic director for the Greeleyville school for more than three decades before retiring in 1983 and joining the bench.

Today in History: April 23

Posted by | April 23, 2019 12:19 am

215 BC – A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
599 – Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik’nal and sacking the city.
711 – Dagobert III succeeds his father King Childebert III as King of the Franks.
1014 – Battle of Clontarf: High King of Ireland Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
1016 – Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as King of England.
1343 – St. George’s Night Uprising … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted by | April 23, 2019 12:09 am

1914 – First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago.
1941 – The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.
1951 – American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
1993 – Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.

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