Monthly Archives: November 2014

Wreck at Brooks and Rigby has no injuries

Posted on November 6, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A slight fender bender at the intersection of Brooks and Rigby streets in Manning resulted in no injuries to the drivers, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. This picture was provided courtesy of Sam Levy and Sons Photography of Manning.

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Mayor: City awarded $350K grant

Posted on November 6, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

MANNING-SEALManning Mayor Julia Nelson announced today that the city of Manning will receive a $350,000 grant from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority to both “improve and paint (the city’s) water tank of Keitt Street … and upgrade some water lines to improve fire protection for our residents.”

“I am appreciative of the approval of council to pursue this grant and the work of our staff and city engineer in making this a successful grant application,” Nelson said. “The grant will indeed improve our infrastructure capacity to create opportunities in our area. Again, we thank the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority for … Read the rest


STEM students test robots

Posted on November 6, 2014 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

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left to right: Caleb Wright, Ansley McCall, Zachari Ligon, Travis Newhart and John Witherspoon test out a Lego mindstorm robot kit Wednesday at Manning Jr. High School.

Next stop, Orangeburg.

Using pre-engineering and robotics skillsets, seventh grade STEM  students at Manning Jr, High School yesterday conducted trial runs using Lego mindstorm kits that will soon transport an important vaccine.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Instructor Marian Marlowe started a long-term project with the students by first having them create a simulated virus in the lab. Then they had to create a vaccine to destroy the virus. Now they are tasked … Read the rest


Lunch with the Chief: Madison Ard and Katelyn Beasley

Posted on November 6, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

chief-blair-shaffer-and-kidsMadison Ard, 14, right, a freshman at Manning High School, is one of six students to win lunch with Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer by entering a drawing at Trick-or-Treat on Main Street. She brought her best friend, Katelyn Beasley, also 14 and a freshman at Manning High School. Madison said she wants to be a dental hygienist and Katelyn said she wants to be a neo-natal nurse. Shaffer has picked the names of the other kids and notified them, and manninglive.com will be posting those kids as he meets with them. Shaffer said the kids may ask him about … Read the rest


Posted on November 6, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Happy Birthday: Linsy Wells

Posted on November 6, 2014 10:10 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

linsy wellsThe Manning Times wishes Linsy Wells a very happy birthday!


SC gets ‘D’ on March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Cards

Posted on November 6, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

march of dimesThe March of Dimes released the 2014 Premature Birth Report Cards today. The Premature Birth Report Card measures progress by comparing each state’s preterm birth rate to the goal of 9.6 percent. South Carolina’s preterm birth rate was 13.8 percent in 2013, and the state earned a “D” grade on the 2014 report card.


Essie Mae Starks

Posted on November 6, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerEssie Mae Starks, 81, widow of Henry B. Starks Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.

Born Sept. 11, 1933, in Hartsville, she was a daughter of the late Robert Wright and Essie Scarborough.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1107 Watford Drive in Manning.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

to Samuels Funeral Home, LLC, Manning.


20 percent chance of showers

Posted on November 6, 2014 8:08 am by Staff Reports

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It’s about 64 degrees with 90 percent humidity, and winds out of the southwest at 8 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Today should be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and a high near 79.

Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 44 and winds out of the northwest at 7 to 10 mph.

The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook in regards to possible strong and gusty winds on the lakes  tonight as wind speeds might reach 25 knots.

 


Turbeville Ruritan pancake supper

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

pancakesThe Ruritan Club of Turbeville will host an all-you-can-eat pancake supper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the East Clarendon High School cafeteria. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, and may be purchased from Ruritan members or at the door.


Free Clothes Give-away

Posted on November 6, 2014 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

clothing giveawayThe Indoor Flea Market in the old green Head Start building on West Huggins Street in Manning, will hold a clothes give-away from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Shop for free. For more information, call (803) 435-8748 or (803) 566-6264.


Posted on November 6, 2014 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Clarendon voter turnout slightly higher than state average

Posted on November 5, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

votedAbout 43.4 percent of registered voters in Clarendon County turned out Tuesday for the General Election, slightly higher than the state’s average of 43.05. Home Branch had the highest turnout, with 58.5 percent, with Bloomville and Hicks following at 50.9 and 50.2 percent, respectively. Harmony had the lowest turnout, about 19 percent.

 


Coroner releases identity for wreck victim

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

holmes smithClarendon County Coroner Hayes F. Samuels said Holmes Smith was killed about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Sumter Highway near the I-95 overpass in Alcolu after a one-vehicle wreck.

Samuels said Smith suffered multiple trauma in the wreck. There will be no autopsy. Smith was an investigator with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Samuels said.

“They are doing blood work,” Samuels said. “But there will be no autopsy. The exact cause of death is still pending.”

Smith had been with the Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. He is survived by a wife and five children.

Cpl. David Jones with the S.C. … Read the rest


Happy Birthday: Ashley Ann Fry

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

ashley ann fryThe Manning Times wants to wish Ashley Ann Fry a happy birthday!


Single-vehicle wreck results in fatality

Posted on November 5, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolA man driving a Ford F-150 was killed Wednesday afternoon after a one-vehicle wreck on Sumter Highway near the Interstate 95 overpass in Alcolu.

Manninglive.com was initially told the wreck happened near the overpass in Turbeville.

Cpl. David Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol confirmed the death, but couldn’t release further details. We are awaiting more information from the Clarendon County Coroner.

Jones said the wreck happened about 3 p.m., and is still under investigation.


Rotary names three Paul Harris Fellows

Posted on November 5, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

rotaryManning Rotary President Joe Coffey and Rotarian Jim Black announced three new Paul Harris Fellows at the group’s regular weekly meeting on Wednesday.

They included, from left to right, Dawn Griffith, Susan Anderson and Annelle Powell, shown here with Black.

According to certificates presented to fellows, the recognition is “in appreciation for tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.”


Happy Birthday: Holly Young McCabe

Posted on November 5, 2014 2:02 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

holly young mccabeThe Manning Times wants to wish our sales executive, Holly Young McCabe, a happy birthday!


Cynthia Lynn Singleton

Posted on November 5, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

cynthia lynn singletonSUMMERTON – Cynthia Lynn Singleton died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1965, in Hartford, Conn., she was a daughter of Duval “WC” and Mary Ragin Singleton.

In addition to her parents, she leaves to mourn her passing and grow from her memories a daughter, Callett Stewart; three sisters, Laura Ann Singleton, Dorothy (Eddie) Estelle and Melissa Mitchell; a stepsister, Sherri Singleton; two brothers, Leonard Singleton and Carlton Mitchell; a stepbrother, DuVall Singleton Jr.; a special niece, Ashley Ford of Summerton; and  number of other close relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Cynthia Lynn Singleton … Read the rest


Clarendon County percentages from Nov. 4 General Election

Posted on November 5, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

YourVoteCountsIt was mostly straight Democrat in Clarendon County during Tuesday’s general election, which is no surprise for one of the bluer counties in the region. About 71 percent of those voting chose a straight ticket for the Democrats, and 27 percent chose for the Republicans. The other parties had less than 1 percent, with the American Party coming close at .95 percent.

Total write-in votes are noted here, but names are not part of official totals. Interestingly, someone voted for Jeffrey Black for 3rd Circuit Solicitor.

In the one local partisan race, Rep. Robert Ridgeway easily won re-election with 74 … Read the rest


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