Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tropical Depression Bonnie dissipates after heavy rains

Posted on May 30, 2016 11:11 pm by Staff Reports

CHARLESTON (AP) — Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area. The depression fell apart early in the day about 45 miles north of Charleston, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm was expected to continue as an area of low pressure, moving northeast into North Carolina and sporadically spreading heavy rain, especially during the daylight hours, forecasters said. The main concern throughout the holiday weekend has been heavy rains and strong surf more than wind. Bonnie dropped about 8… Read the rest

Sumter police seeking jewelry store robbery suspects

Posted on May 30, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Sumter police are working to identify two men whose images were captured while robbing a jewelry store. The suspects allegedly robbed Jewelry Wholesale, 41 E. Wesmark Boulevard in Sumter, just before 4:45 p.m. Monday. Four employees were in the store when two men with a handgun entered and demanded that they hand over their personal belongings, including jewelry, wallets and purses. The suspects also took an undetermined amount of jewelry from the store. They then fled on foot toward Sumter Mall. It is unclear if a getaway vehicle was involved. No one was injured in the incident. One of the… Read the rest

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on May 30, 2016 10:10 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 so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June. Floyd chose to sing “Four Days Late” by Kate Peck during the Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant “because (she) has always enjoyed singing,” she said. “I began singing at a young age in my church,” she said. “I chose the song because I felt it showed the range of my voice well. I also chose this song because of the beautiful message it brings.”… Read the rest

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 30, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said she hopes to attend a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s degree in special education and a minor in sign language. “After that, I would like to continue my education through graduate school,” she said. “My dream is to work with children who have disabilities for the rest of my life.”

Wreck with no injuries at 122SB on I-95

Posted on May 30, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a vehicle wreck with no injuries at the 122 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.

Highway Patrol: Roadway flooding at 119SB

Posted on May 30, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting the roadway flooding near the southbound lanes of the 119 mile-marker on Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Wreck with no injuries on S.C. 527

Posted on May 30, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries on U.S. 527, south of Interstate 95.

Harry Jack Metropol

Posted on May 30, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA – Harry Jack Metropol, M.D., 86, died Friday, May 27, 2016. Born Nov. 20, 1929, in Manning, he was a son of Central Coffee Shop proprietors Jack George Metropol and Jennie Vaka Metropol, both natives of Skoura, Greece. He graduated as class valedictorian of Manning High School in 1949, and completed his undergraduate education at Duke University in three years. Honors received included magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to complete his medical degree at Duke in 1956. While in medical school he met and married Phylis Constantinides, a bacteriology graduate student at the rival… Read the rest

Japanese Maple Garden one of 9 featured on Garden Tour

Posted on May 30, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Nine gardens will be on display the second weekend in June as the Azalea Garden club of Manning hosts “The Art of Gardening,” the first tour the club has hosted in more than a decade. One garden which will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 is the Japanese maple garden of Ralph and Ellen Rossoni, 24 Pine Straw Lane in Manning. This garden was established when the Rossonis moved into their newly built home in 2012. During the first two years, the couple planted their main structural plants, the ones which give the home a… Read the rest

Overturned vehicle reported on I-95

Posted on May 30, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon EMS is currently responding to reports of a vehicle rollower between the 126 and 127 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95. Injuries and entrapment are currently unknown. The vehicle is described as a red Jeep Cherokee. Manninglive.com will have an update if injuries are fatal or life-threatening.

Walker-Gamble receives books from Duke Energy grant

Posted on May 30, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Second-grade students at Walker Gamble Elementary School will go home this summer with eight books. They won’t be going to summer school, however. Rather, the books are a gift from Duke Energy through a Reading is Fundamental grant. “This is an investment in our region,” said Duke Energy South Carolina President Clark Gilespy. “Every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. This program provides the tools to help children and their families keep the students on the path of success.” Principal Sheila Floyd said the grant was part of Read for Success, a program developed… Read the rest

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on May 30, 2016 10:10 am 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 so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June. Floyd says during her time as Miss Clarendon, she hopes to “gain many lifelong friendships and memories” in competing for Miss South Carolina. “I hope to leave this experience a more confident woman than before,” she said. “I am most looking forward to the events that I will take part in. I am extremely lucky to have an awesome Clarendon Crew who has… Read the rest

Margaret Goodman Spigner Whetsell

Posted on May 30, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Margaret Goodman Spigner Whetsell, 88, widow of Leland Benjamin Whetsell, died Sunday, May 29, 2016, at her home. Born December 2, 1927, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Labon Chappel Spigner and the late Jessie Dehon Mitchum Spigner. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Summerton United Methodist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Sally Brunson Ardis, Patsy Brunson Bradham, Elaine Whetsell Masincupp (Chip) and Mary Katherine “Kitty” Whetsell, all of Summerton; a sister, Jessie Spigner McCabe of Alcolu; five grandchildren, Ralph Ardis (Sally), Elisa Hall (Steve), Anne Ridgill… Read the rest

Memorial Day services scheduled

Posted on May 30, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County will host three Memorial Day services Monday, with Summerton’s at 11 a.m. at Dogwood Park; Turbeville’s at 11 a.m. at Village Square; and Manning’s at 11 a.m. at the Clarendon County Courthouse.

Donate today to Camp Happy Days

Posted on May 30, 2016 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Local resident Bill Ellis is looking for donations of hats, T-shirts, toothpaste, sunscreen and other items for children for the upcoming Camp Happy Days, which will be held the first week of July at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. Cash donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666. Donations may also be dropped off from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit www.camphappydays.org.

USC Sumter awards associate in science degrees

Posted on May 30, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The following local students were awarded associate in science degrees by the University of South Carolina Sumter during the 2015-16 academic year. Valencia Shanice Abraham; Jason Michael Bibeau; Joshua Levi Bremer; Ryanne Alexis Burgess; Taylor Michelle Carter; Cathy Depestre; Kaitlyn Allison-Paige Diaz, with honors; Samuel Thomas DuBose, with high honors; Douglas LeRoy Elvington; Katherine Austin Floyd; Brittney Michelle Harrington; Thomas Edwin Hart, with honors; Courtney Cierralexis Hilton; Adam Sidney Jennings, with high honors. Jessica Nicole Kohler, with high honors; Cory Alexander Leonard; Alexis Nicole Martin, with honors; Savannah Leigh McCause, with honors; Monique Renee McCause, with highest honors; Kristan Brooke… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on May 30, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

70 – Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres. 1381 – Beginning of the Peasants’ Revolt in England. 1416 – The Council of Constance, called by Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy. 1431 – Hundred Years’ War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as the… Read the rest

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on May 29, 2016 10:10 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 so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June. Floyd says her goal as Miss Clarendon is “to teach acceptance and to show others the importance of Project Unify.” “I hope that by speaking to other schools, I will be able to reach my goals,” she said. “Even if I only affect the life of one student, that will be success to me.”

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 29, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt is no slouch in the classroom. “My scholastic honors are honor roll, National Technical Honors Society, dual-enrollment courses, honors courses, Student Government, CATE completer and Presidential Service Award,” she said.

Wreck with injuries at Danbury, Plowden drives

Posted on May 29, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries in the 2700 block of Danbury Drive near Plowden Drive in Manning.

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