Times seeks sales executive

Posted by | July 28, 2016 9:27 am

The Manning Times is seeking a motivated, personable sales executive for full-time work. The ideal candidate must have one year of sales experience, reliable transportation, good communication skills and be good with the public. Please send resumes, with references, to editorial@manninglive.com, or drop off at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Hours are 9-5, Monday-Friday.

Enter a drawing for a 32-inch TV

Posted by | July 28, 2016 9:08 am

The Corner Diner on East Boyce Street in Manning is selling tickets for a drawing for a free 32-inch flat screen TV to raise funds for Clarendon County Dancing with the Stars, which benefits Clarendon County Habitat for Humanity and the Turbeville Children’s Home. The TV has been generously donated by RadioShack of Manning. Tickets are $3 each or three for $5. They can also be bought at RadioShack and The Manning Times. The drawing will be held Aug. 1.

City begins talks for Comprehensive Plan

Posted by | July 28, 2016 5:40 am

Local officials joined Manning residents on Monday night at Manning City Hall to begin mapping out the city’s next steps for development. Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments Economic and Community Sustainability Director Kyle Kelly led those gathered Monday night in several exercises for the start of the community’s 10-year Comprehensive Plan. “This is something required by law, set into law in 1994,” said Kelly. “Law mandates that if a municipality wants to have zoning rules, it must make a comprehensive plan every 10 years. It must update that plan every five years. We are now at the 10-year phase.”… Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, July 28

Posted by | July 28, 2016 4:27 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Turbeville IGA, followed by 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church, and 4-5 p.m. at Lodebar Church on S.C. 527.

Pet of the Day: Sadie

Posted by | July 28, 2016 2:31 am

Sadie is a 10-week-old female black-and-white shepherd/Labrador mix. She has had her age-appropriate shots and has been spayed. Sadie loves to cuddle. Her adoption fee is $125. Stop by to see Sadie Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at A Second Chance Animal Shelter, 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning.

Today in History …

Posted by | July 28, 2016 12:00 am

1364 – Troops of the Republic of Pisa and the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina. 1540 – Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day. 1571 – La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines is founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomiendas (provinces) in the country. 1778 – Constitution of the province of Cantabria ratified at the Assembly Hall in Bárcena la Puente, Reocín, Spain. 1794 – French Revolution:… Read the rest

SLED, Sumter Sheriff’s Office aiding fire investigation

Posted by | July 27, 2016 5:00 pm

Both the State Law Enforcement Division and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office have joined Sumter Fire Department investigators at The Compass outside of Turbeville to determine both a cause and origin of the fire that destroyed the 41-year-old restaurant late Tuesday night. “The fire investigators have been out there since early this morning, but they really didn’t get started good until 8 a.m.,” said Sumter Fire Department Public Information Officer Joey Duggan. “They’ve been out there most of the day trying to find out the cause and origin. At this point, it’s too early to say what caused the fire.”… Read the rest

In Memory of Betty

Posted by | July 27, 2016 4:19 pm

God took the fragrance of a flower, The majesty of a tree, The gentleness of morning dew The calm of a quiet sea, The beauty of a twilight hour The soul of a starry night The laughter of the rippling brook, The grace of a bird in flight, Then God fashioned from these things A creation like no other, And when his masterpiece was through, He simply called her Betty. You are truly missed. We love you. Love your husband and children, Sonny, Chris, robin and Stanley. No one will ever be able to take your place.

Derald Phillip Sohnemann

Posted by | July 27, 2016 4:15 pm

SUMTER – Derald Phillip “Butch” Sohnemann, 59, husband of Debra Bryant Sohnemann, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at MUSC. Born Dec. 29, 1956, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Walter John Sohnemann and the late Carolyn Lottie Baker Fiore. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, L.J. Sohnemann and Phillip Sohnemann, both of Sumter; a daughter, Lisa Sohnemann Holliday (Thomas Gales) of Manning; eight grandchildren; a great grandchild; a brother, Johnny-Ray Sohnemann of Scranton; and two sisters, Liz Bellucco (Joe) of Long Island, New York and Beverly Johnson of Dalzell. A memorial service will be held at… Read the rest

Owners, employees mourn The Compass

Posted by | July 27, 2016 2:04 pm

The Compass owner Cliff Cantey was resting Tuesday evening after surgery earlier that day on his face and hands for skin cancer. That’s when he got the worst possible call a business owner could get. “It was devastating: I’m sitting at home, recovering from surgery, and they call to tell me the restaurant is on fire,” Cantey said Wednesday morning, less than 12 hours after the 41-year-old restaurant located on U.S. 378 at Interstate 95 burned to the ground. “It’s just hard to process right now,” Cantey said. “I don’t know what we’re going to do quite yet.” Sumter Fire… Read the rest

Sumter man reported missing

Posted by | July 27, 2016 8:48 am

Marvin Loomis, 83, who was reported missing by family members on Tuesday, is reportedly driving a burgundy Mercury Grand Marquis.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is turning to the public for help to find an 83-year-old man reported missing on Tuesday. Deputies say family members reported Loomis missing after he didn’t return to his daughter’s home in the 2300 block of Bethel Church Road. He drives a burgundy Mercury Grand Marquis with South Carolina tags 6849W. Loomis is described as standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 175 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call (803) 436-2700 or (803) 436-2718.

District 1 stipend increase first in eight years

Posted by | July 27, 2016 4:51 am

Some Clarendon School District 1 board members are making a little more money each month as of July 1. The Board of Trustees voted to give members a raise in their monthly stipends during budget meetings in March and April, according to Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder. While individual stipends vary, Wilder said the overall increase would amount to $13,000 for the entire board. “There have been some reports out there in the community that the raise is $13,000 per board member, and that is not true,” said Wilder, who has been with the district for 12 years. She said in… Read the rest

Shoney’s offering free meals to men and women in blue

Posted by | July 27, 2016 1:34 am

Men and women in blue will be treated Wednesday night to a free meal at Shoney’s of Manning. “The iconic, All-American restaurant brand that has served as America’s Dinner Table for nearly 70 years will serve those who protect and serve America’s communities every day with open arms and a free meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner,” according to a release from the company. The gesture, conceived by Shoney’s CEO and Chairman Mr. David Davoudpour, was quickly and unanimously approved system-wide by Shoney’s franchise partners. “America’s men and women in blue need to hear ‘Thank You’ in a tangible… Read the rest

Gallery: Fire means ‘total loss’ for Compass

Posted by | July 27, 2016 1:24 am

Sumter Fire Department Public Information Officer Joey Duggan said it’s too early to tell what caused a popular restaurant on U.S. 378 to burn to the ground. The Compass, which sits about three miles outside of Turbeville close to the 135 exit for Interstate 95, caught fire about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday during one of its off days. Passersby familiar with the restaurant said it is typically open Thursday through Sunday. Duggan said the Sumter Fire Department got the call about 10:45 p.m., and firefighters were on scene by 11 p.m. “It was fully involved when we arrived,” said Duggan. By… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted by | July 27, 2016 12:00 am

1054 – Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth. 1189 – Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade. 1202 – Georgian–Seljuk wars: At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum. 1214 – Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France decisively defeats Imperial, English and Flemish armies, effectively ending John of England’s Angevin Empire. 1299 – According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to… Read the rest

Compass fire fully involved

Posted by | July 26, 2016 11:44 pm

Sumter and Clarendon firefighters have responded to a fire at The Compass. The building is fully engulfed. A cause is not yet known. Injuries are unknown. The restaurant is closed Tuesadays, according to customers standing outside.

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