Monthly Archives: May 2016

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on May 29, 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.
After graduating from East Clarendon High School, Floyd took up a workout class in her hometown to “stay active and healthy,” she said.
“I was told about the workout classes in New Zion from one of my favorite high school teachers, Afton Hicks,” Floyd said. “I think it is pretty awesome that one of my former teachers now continues to teach me through … Read the rest


USC Sumter awards associate in arts degrees

Posted on May 29, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The following local students were awarded associate of arts degrees duruing the 2015-16 school year by the University of South Carolina Sumter.

Kaitlin Grace Alexander; Shauntay Nicole Alston; Yanet Alvarez-Perez, with honors; Hannah Delaney Baker; Emily Kathryn Batey, Montez Alonta Benjamin; Chrishaunda Cathleen Berard; Patrick Kelly Brown, with high honors; Steven Christopher Calcutt, with high honors; Victoria Hampton Cannon; Alexis Brianna Cocklin; Emily Faith Cook, with high honors; Jennifer Lynn Cromer; Jesse Donald Davis, with high honors; Zachary Ryan Davis.
Cathy Depestre; Felix Louis Espada; Lamontreal Lamaine Giles Jr., with honors; Natasha Denise Glover; Ontonio Sentell Grant; Christopher Cody Guest, … Read the rest


Donations needed for Camp Happy Days

Posted on May 29, 2016 5:05 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.


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 29, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said her favorite blog is “The Skimm.”
“I read it every morning and it really sets the tone for my day,” she said. “By reading it, I am caught up on what is going on in the world around me, and I am told interesting facts about companies, restaurants, devices, etc.”


Today in History …

Posted on May 29, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

363 – The Roman emperor Julian defeats the Sasanian army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sasanian capital, but is unable to take the city.
1108 – Battle of Uclés: Almoravid troops under the command of Tamim ibn Yusuf defeat a Castile and León alliance under the command of Prince Sancho Alfónsez.
1167 – Battle of Monte Porzio – A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
1176 – Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
1328 – Philip VI is crowned King of … Read the rest


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on May 28, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Drue Floyd is Miss Clarendon 2016, and she is steadily preparing for the Miss South Carolina Pageant this summer.
Floyd’s platform is promoting Project Unify, an organization with which she has been involved for five years.
“It has truly changed my life,” she said. “I hope to share with other schools in the state of South Carolina how amazing this group is. The experience it brings to students is truly life-changing.”
Floyd chose her platform because she wants to teach others how to “accept those who are different,” she added.
“Project Unify allows the best opportunity for students to interact … Read the rest


TS Bonnie means Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County

Posted on May 28, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County through Tuesday morning due to the effects of Tropical Storm Bonnie, which has reportedly stalled off the coast of South Carolina near Charleston. As deeper tropical moisture approaches the region, some of the showers and thunderstorms could produce locally heavy rainfall, particularly in the eastern midlands and Pee Dee regions.
Gusts of up to 40 mph could be expected, along with strong rain and possible hail.
Heavy rainfall could lead to localized flooding, the NWS reported.


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 28, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said her greatest non-academic achievement was being elected as the youth representative on her Church Council.
“I was elected when i was 14, and it was such an amazing experience to see what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ at church,” she said. “I learned a lot about responsibility and punctuality through that opportunity.”


Hannah Blakley named to Newberry Dean’s List

Posted on May 28, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

NEWBERRY – Manning resident Hannah Alane Blakley has been named to the Newberry College Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester.
Students named to the Newberry College Dean’s List have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the semester.


Adult Ed awarded $8K grant from Dollar General foundation

Posted on May 28, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Adult Education was the recipient last week of one of six grants presented to South Carolina literacy programs by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Adult Ed received $8,000 to support adult literacy and the new career pathways initiative, part of more than $7.1 million in grants awarded nationwide to more than 900 schools.
“We are very excited to partner with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support our students at Adult Education and the community of Clarendon County,” said Clarendon County Adult Education Director Lisa Justice. “If you ever wonder about that extra $1 or $5 they ask … Read the rest


CCFD responding to stove fire on Kenwood Road

Posted on May 28, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently responding to a stove fire on Kenwood Road in Manning.


Posted on May 28, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Dancers to honor Prince in two recitals

Posted on May 28, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Whether it’s tap, jazz, ballet or cheering, Carolina Dance Academy students will be celebrating the late recording artist Prince this weekend when the company holds its annual recitals at Weldon Auditorium.
“Let’s Go Crazy” will provide two varied performances of tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop dances, along with cheering and gymnastics. The recitals will be 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Weldon.
“Our theme is centered around Prince,” said CDA owner and operator Dixie Elliott, who also teaches at the school. “We have ordered special shirts for our ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ theme.”
Elliott said the girls will … Read the rest


Pet of the Day: Colette

Posted on May 28, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Colette is a 21-month-old female domestic short-hair cat. She is current on her shots, and has been spayed and tested negative for feline leukemia. She is a shy cat and is laid back. She doesn’t like to be picked up, but gets along with other cats. The shelter is running a $50 special for all cats one year and older. For more information, call A Second Chance Animal Shelter at (803) 435-7075.


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on May 28, 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.
In her spare time, Floyd spends time with her family and friends.
“I have two sisters who are extremely athletic, so I try to make sure I am at each of their events,” she said. “Whether it be softball, volleyball, basketball or cheerleading, I try not to miss anything they are involved in.”
Floyd was quite involved with athletics herself, particularly with the … Read the rest


Highway Patrol still seeking leads on fatal hit and run

Posted on May 28, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is still seeking information on a hit and run more than two weeks after the incident left a 47-year-old Myrtle Beach man dead on a New Zion highway.
The body of Carey Randolph McCracken Jr., 47, was found shortly after 12 a.m. May 13 in the middle of U.S. 301 “right at Salem Road in New Zion,” said Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson.
“He had a flat tire on the passenger’s side of the vehicle,” Jackson said.
Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said the State Law Enforcement Division investigation team was called in due to … Read the rest


Fellowship of Praise to hold VBS June 20-24

Posted on May 28, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Fellowship of Praise, 8280 Old Number Six Highway in Santee, will hold its annual Vacation Bible Schoo frm 6-8 p.m. June 20-24 for grades K4 through eighth. Visit www.fellowshipofpraise.com to print a registration form, or email fellowshipofpraise@frontier.com. For more information, call (803) 854-2298.


Locals receive degrees from Clemson

Posted on May 28, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

Nine Clarendon natives were part of more than 3,200 students who received degrees May 7 from Clemson University during graduation ceremonies at Bon Secours Wellness Arenea in Greenville.
Graduates included Manning natives Allison Leigh Page, bachelor of science in microbiology; Carol-Gray Elizabeth Stukes, bachelor of science in nursing; Lauren Taylor Stukes, master of arts in professional communication; Cheri Ward Tisdale, master of science in biological sciences; and Anton Francis Wielicki II, bachelor of science in agricultural mechanization and business.
Also included were Summerton residents Alaina Leigh Belser, bachelor of science in health science; Nicholas Christopher Craven, bachelor of science in … Read the rest


Memorial Day in South Carolina

Posted on May 28, 2016 6:06 am by Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

The arrival of Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer for many. This weekend, as South Carolinians light up their grills and enjoy the state’s beautiful lakes, rivers and coastlines, it’s important to reflect upon the reason we celebrate Memorial Day.
Here in South Carolina, we proudly support a vast network of eight different major military installations. From Fort Jackson situated near the state’s capital to Parris Island located on the beaches of Beaufort County, each installation helps drive economic activity within the local community, employing thousands of our citizens. According to a report commissioned by the South Carolina … Read the rest


Camp Happy Days needs your help!

Posted on May 28, 2016 5:05 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

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.


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