Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ridgeway recognized for General Assembly work toward firefighters

Posted on April 13, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association has awarded one local public servant with one of its highest honors.
Rep. Robert “Bobby” Ridgeway III was inducted March 16 into the Society of the Maltese Cross.
“As a symbol associated with fire more than 500 years, the Maltese cross brings to mind in every firefighter the traditions and values sacred and true to service to our fellow man,” association Executive Director Joe H. Palmer said. “Firefighters across South Carolina and the world proudly display the Maltese cross on their uniforms to remember and to signify servants of similar purpose.”
Palmer said the … Read the rest


City council to meet Monday

Posted on April 13, 2016 10:10 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Posted on April 13, 2016 10:10 am by Ted E. Spencer

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AARP offering free tax assistance today

Posted on April 13, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service are offering free 2015 tax return preparation at First Baptist church, 49 W. Boyce St. in Manning. Appointments may be made for any time between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesdays through April 13. To make an appointment, place call the Clarendon County Council on Aging at (803) 435-8593. Walk-ins will be accepted as time permits, with preference given to seniors. In order for a tax aide to prepare your return, you must bring a Social Security card for taxpayer and dependents; a picture ID; last year’s tax return; all forms … Read the rest


Miss Clarendon Teen raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network

Posted on April 13, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen Sara Levitt has hit the ground running to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network, which provides funds for local children’s hospitals through its network of healthcare facilities.
“The money I raise will help save children’s lives,” she said. “And a portion will also go to support the Miss America Scholarship Fund.”
Floyd said that the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals work to make sure that donated funds stay local.
“(This) means that your donation helps kids and families right here in our community,” Levitt said. “I invite you to join me in touching the lives of sick … Read the rest


Brothers United to hold workshop Saturday

Posted on April 13, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Brothers United Outreach Program will hold the “Teach Me to Be a Man” workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 16 in the gymnasium of Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1794 Old Georgetown Road in Manning. Topics will include how to tie a tie; food and eating etiquette; healthy choices; and a roundtable discussion. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by April 9 by emailing Sheldon_2000_pompey@yahoo.com.


Posted on April 13, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Legislative Update from Sen. Kevin Johnson

Posted on April 13, 2016 2:02 am by Sen. Kevin Johnson

This year’s session began Jan. 12. This is the second year of the 121st session, so everything that was unfinished on the agenda when we left in July 2015 was here waiting for us when we returned.

Last month was a short month for the state Senate due to the fact that we were in recess on the Thursday before Easter and also for the entire week after Easter. The election filing deadline is over and all of us know who our opposition is, if any. I mention that because the sentiment was that more would get done after filing. … Read the rest


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on April 12, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

New Zion native Drue Floyd is Miss Clarendon 2016.
Manninglive.com will be posting these little blurbs throughout the next few weeks and months so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June.
Floyd’s favorite TV show is “Fixer Upper,” which she says she watches an episode of at least “every other night.”
“TLC is a huge hit at my house,” Floyd said.


Posted on April 12, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Spring Clothing Giveaway 2016


Recreation Department cancels Tuesday games due to weather

Posted on April 12, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Recreation Department has canceled all ball games scheduled for Tuesday due to wet weather.


Say hello to Baby Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 Olivia Bodenheimer

Posted on April 12, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Olivia Ashley Bodenheimer was crowned Baby Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. Savannah Jeannette Haley was the 1st runner up, while Kenna Grace Eason was the 2nd runner up. Savannah was given the Most Photogenic Award during the pageant.


Cartledge named Manning Elementary Teacher of the Year

Posted on April 12, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Sharon Cartledge has 11 years of teaching experience, all of them with Clarendon School District 2. She has been named the Manning Elementary School Teacher of the Year.
A sixth-grade teacher of English language arts and social studies, she has a bachelor of science in elementary education from Lander University and a master’s degree in divergent learning from Francis Marion University.
“The most rewarding part of my career is seeing students grow and mature,” Cartledge said. “It is a wonderful feeling to witness a student develop a love for learning and understanding of the content. Seeing my students success in … Read the rest


DNR to offer Boater Education Course in Sumter

Posted on April 12, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Sumter’s Simpson Hardware will host a boating education safety course from the state Department of Natural Resources from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30, with Ken Cope as course instructor.
South Carolina law requires boaters younger than 16 to pass an approved boating education course before operating a personal watercraft such as a jet ski or a boat powered by a motor of 15 horsepower or more without adult supervision.
The South Carolina Boater Education Course is recommended for motivated students 12 years of age and older with good reading and comprehension skills who want to learn more about … Read the rest


Say hello to Tiny Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 Paisley Faith Bevell

Posted on April 12, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Paisley Faith Bevell was crowned Saturday night as Tiny Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 at Weldon Auditorium. Sadie Leigh Cochran was the 1st runner up, while Jordan Brynn Graham was the 2nd runner up. More winners will be posted throughout the week.


Clarendon eligible for Emergency Forest Restoration Program

Posted on April 12, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon is one of 29 counties eligible to apply for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program to address flood damage.
The program, which is being offered by the state U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, provides payments to eligible owners of nonindustrial private forest land to enable the owners to carry out emergency measures to restore land damaged by a natural disaster. A news release states that the deadline to sign-up is May 30.
“It is important that producers apply for EFRP assistance because program funds will be allocated based on the number of applications received as well as by … Read the rest


Posted on April 12, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Say hello to Precious Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Hanna Gardner

Posted on April 11, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Hanna Gardner was crowned Saturday night at East Clarendon High School as Precious Miss Puddin’ Swamp 2016. Camille Arnau was the 1st runner up, while Harper Drew Richardson was the 2nd runner up. We will be posting more winners throughout the week and ask that parents be patient as we get all pageant photos on the website.


Wreck with injuries at 132SB on I-95

Posted on April 11, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at the 132 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time. Manninglive.com will have an update if injuries are life-threatening or fatal.


Say hello to Petite Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 Lillian Elizabeth Bryant

Posted on April 11, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Lillian Elizabeth Bryant was crowned Petite Miss Striped Bass Festival 2016 on Saturday night during the annual pageant held at Weldon Auditorium. Kaydence Elizabeth Mitchell was the 1st runner up, while Kayden Carol Crisanti was the 2nd runner up.


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