Monthly Archives: September 2014

Animal in roadway on U.S. 15

Posted on September 9, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently reporting an animal in the roadway on U.S. 15 South near McLeod Road in Clarendon County. Traffic may be slower during this time.


Remembering Hugo: The Aftermath

Posted on September 9, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Courtesy of The Clarendon County Archives
A tractor trailer truck turned sideways on U.S. 301 in Manning left passage on the highway impossible for several days after Hurricane Hugo hit in 1989.

In the hours following the storm, then-County Fire Chief Carter Jones was busy mobilizing his men.

“We lost radio contact and when daylight came, we began to get verbal reports of people trapped in mobile homes and houses that were crushed,” Jones said. “We began to gather crews with chainsaws, and cut our way out of the city.”

Jones most remembered the goodwill shown to the residents of … Read the rest


Don’t miss your chance to vote for the Best of Main Street

Posted on September 9, 2014 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

This is the ballot for Best of Main Street Manning. Click to make larger, print out, vote, and then mail to Manning City Hall, ATTN: Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102.

This is the ballot for Best of Main Street Manning. Click to make larger, print out, vote, and then mail to Manning City Hall, ATTN: Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102.

Visit this link to vote for Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display and Best Building Renovation for Main Street Manning. The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the old Belk Building on North Brooks Street.

You can also vote by printing out the ballot below and mailing to Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC … Read the rest


Guillermo Lopez Arenas

Posted on September 9, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Guillermo Lopez Arenas

Guillermo Lopez Arenas

Guillermo Lopez Arenas, 38, died Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Manning.

Services will be announced.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, S.C., is in charge of arrangements. (803) 435-2179

www.stephensfuneralhome.org


Juanita Green McClary

Posted on September 9, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Juanita Green McClary

Juanita Green McClary

Juanita Green McClary, 88, widow of Clemson L. McClary, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Kingstree Nursing Facility.

Born May 21, 1926, in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late Louise Camilla Driggers Green and Pledger Thomas Green. She attended Williamsburg County schools and retired from Kingstree Laundry as secretary. She was a member of Kingstree First Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald McClary; a sister, Charity Carter; and a brother Durant Green.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Cecil L. McClary (Mary) of Manning, … Read the rest


CCTC awards 12 diplomas in practical nursing

Posted on September 9, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

PNPinningCentral Carolina Technical College celebrated 12 graduates during commencement ceremonies in August who received diplomas in practical nursing. The Diploma in Practical Nursing (PN) program is designed to provide a sound educational background to those individuals interested in providing direct patient care. The practical nurse functions under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or licensed dentist. The 12 graduates, in alphabetical order, included Kelly Nicole Barfield, Rayanne Noel Beavers, Tyra Shara Jackson, Christie Nichole Johnson, Ashley Ann Pelletier, Shanel Temilola Robinson, Shenika Nicole Smiling, Monica Lashan Spann, Margaret Elizabeth Stafford, Marissa Ann Stukes, Tammela Marie Tyson and Jessica


Misty Morning

Posted on September 9, 2014 9:09 am by Staff Reports

Cows in the mist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s forecast: Drizzly weather followed by cloudy weather, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, according to the National Weather Service.

It’s currently 70 degrees with 90 percent humidity. It should reach the mid 80s today with winds out of the north at 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a low around 69 and calm winds.

 

 

 

 


Remembering Hugo: Forester talks about affected timber industry

Posted on September 9, 2014 8:08 am by Staff

Dwight Stewart

Dwight Stewart

Unlike tropical storms that seem to wander around the Atlantic, Hurricane Hugo, born in the Cape Verde Islands in September 1989, seemed to know its destination. After slamming the Caribbean Islands with 190 mph winds, Hugo began a direct course toward South Carolina. With a 250-mile circumference and a 40-mile wide eye, it could not miss.

Forecasters began their warnings early, and civic leaders urged coastal residents, particularly in the Charleston area, to leave for higher ground. The warnings became so ominous that only a few of the most determined residents remained as the Category 4 storm bore … Read the rest


$5K+ in property stolen from Manning home

Posted on September 9, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

crime-reportA 52-inch flat screen TV; a desktop computer and printer; a microwave; three other flat screen TVs; a stereo and speakers; a DVD player; assorted jewelry; a laptop; a Playstation 3; and a Nintendo Wii were reportedly stolen from a home in the 1100 block of Peacock Street in Manning between 10 p.m. Aug. 22 and 5:46 a.m. Aug. 23. The items were altogether valued at $5,700.


Women of Main Street: Jennie Lee

Posted on September 9, 2014 4:04 am by Staff Reports

Merle-NormanEDITOR’S NOTE: Jennie Lee, owner of Merle Norman, is one of nearly 100 local businesswomen who will be recognized Sept. 23 during Main Street Manning’s annual meeting. The Manning Times will be featuring a few of these women each week throughout September in The Manning Times, and posting stories daily on manninglive.com.

Though Jennie Lee grew up in Clarendon County, she went to Cartersville, Ga., after obtaining her degree in business management from the University of South Carolina.

While there, she worked for a tank trailer repair facility for 10 years, but was ready to move back to her … Read the rest


Still time to vote for the Best of Main Street!

Posted on September 9, 2014 12:12 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

This is the ballot for Best of Main Street Manning. Click to make larger, print out, vote, and then mail to Manning City Hall, ATTN: Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102.

This is the ballot for Best of Main Street Manning. Click to make larger, print out, vote, and then mail to Manning City Hall, ATTN: Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102.

Visit this link to vote for Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display and Best Building Renovation for Main Street Manning. The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the old Belk Building on North Brooks Street.

You can also vote by printing out the ballot below and mailing to Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC … Read the rest


Women of Main Street: Taurice Collins

Posted on September 8, 2014 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

Clarendon-Clean-Cars-and-BoatsEDITOR’S NOTE: Taurice Collins, co-owner of Clarendon Clean Cars and Boats, is one of nearly 100 local businesswomen who will be recognized Sept. 23 during Main Street Manning’s annual meeting. The Manning Times will be featuring a few of these women each week throughout September in The Manning Times, and posting stories daily on manninglive.com.

Taurice Collins grew up in upstate New York in a business-oriented family.

She’s currently in school studying business administration and business law, and says she draws inspiration from her mother and husband, Sam.

“My mother was always working, and Sam always keeps going and … Read the rest


Women of Main Street: Ellen Cooper

Posted on September 8, 2014 7:07 pm by Staff Reports

ELLEN'S-NAILSEDITOR’S NOTE: Ellen Cooper, owner of Ellen’s Nails, is one of nearly 100 local businesswomen who will be recognized Sept. 23 during Main Street Manning’s annual meeting. The Manning Times will be featuring a few of these women each week throughout September in The Manning Times, and posting stories daily on manninglive.com.

Ellen Cooper started her nail business back in 1997 with her mother, after the pair worked at other salons for about two years prior.

“We discovered that Manning did not have one, so our concept was, ‘If we build one, they will come,’” Cooper said. “And that … Read the rest


Sumter woman arrested on shoplifting warrant

Posted on September 8, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

annacrimeLakisha Nicole Blackwell, 27, of 1355K Blackwell Court in Sumter, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for shoplifting about 7:10 p.m. Aug. 21 at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Alfred Henry Drive in Manning. According to reports, the Manning Police Department responded to the complex at the direction of Chief Blair Shaffer, who received an anonymous report that two males and three females were smoking marijuana in front of one of the buildings. The two males fled on foot, and the three females were checked through dispatch for warrants. The other two females were clear, and no


Women of Main Street: Dawn Strickland

Posted on September 8, 2014 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

New-DawnEDITOR’S NOTE: Dawn Strickland, owner of New Dawn Salon, is one of nearly 100 local businesswomen who will be recognized Sept. 23 during Main Street Manning’s annual meeting. The Manning Times will be featuring a few of these women each week throughout September in The Manning Times, and posting stories daily on manninglive.com.

A native of Hammonton, N.J., Dawn Strickland has a license in cosmetology but is currently in school for nursing.

“I enjoy making people feel good about themselves,” she said. “I grew up in a small town where I learned the value of a good work ethic.”… Read the rest


Main Street Manning Annual Meeting

Posted on September 8, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

MSM-StackedMain Street Manning is honoring women in business at its Annual Meeting, which will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the former Belk Building, 34 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Winners of the Best of Main Street Manning Awards will be announced at that time. The ballots can be found on manninglive.com at least twice each day, and they are due Sept. 14. For more information, call Manning City Hall at (803) 435-8477.

 


Shriners raise money for hospital at beach festival

Posted on September 8, 2014 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

charleston_omar_shrine_mt_pleasantMYRTLE BEACH – Hundreds of barbecue lovers got one last taste of summer in Myrtle Beach over Labor Day weekend at the 9th annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ festival at the Market Common.

More than 40 groups competed to prove they had the best in barbecue in the state.

But for one group, this annual event is about more than just the food: It’s about giving back to people in the community. The Greenville Shriners Hospital for Children set up a medical trailer at the event, and help came from several clubs from throughout the state, including the Omar … Read the rest


Women of Main Street: Dixie Elliott

Posted on September 8, 2014 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Carolina-Dance-AcademyEDITOR’S NOTE: Dixie Elliott, owner of Carolina Dance Academy, is one of nearly 100 local businesswomen who will be recognized Sept. 23 during Main Street Manning’s annual meeting. The Manning Times will be featuring a few of these women each week throughout September in The Manning Times, and posting stories daily on manninglive.com.

Dixie Elliott needed $8,000 to open her dance studio in July 2008.

She got $7,999 from her husband’s sale of his late father’s classic Corvette to venture closer to her dreams.

“I opened my studio’s first registration with only three students (my daughters),” Elliott said. “I … Read the rest


Say hello to Karl Johnson

Posted on September 8, 2014 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson graduated recently from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course – also known as Operation Warrior Forge – at Fort Knox, Ky.

A 2010 graduate of Manning High School, Johnson is a son of Darryl and Deloris King of Manning.

The 29 days Johnson spent at Fort Knox provided the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet’s officer potential … Read the rest


Go vote for the Best of Main Street Manning!

Posted on September 8, 2014 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

This is the ballot for Best of Main Street Manning. Click to make larger, print out, vote, and then mail to Manning City Hall, ATTN: Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102.

This is the ballot for Best of Main Street Manning. Click to make larger, print out, vote, and then mail to Manning City Hall, ATTN: Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102.

Visit this link to vote for Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display and Best Building Renovation for Main Street Manning. The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the old Belk Building on North Brooks Street.

You can also vote by printing out the ballot below and mailing to Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC … Read the rest


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