Monthly Archives: August 2016

Posted on August 19, 2016 6:06 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Posted on August 19, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Evening Weather: Friday, Aug. 19

Posted on August 19, 2016 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

Tonight, there will be an overall chance of precipitation at 30 percent, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. It will be otherwise mostly cloudy, with a low of about 73.


Job Opportunity: Mechanic at Sparrow and Kennedy

Posted on August 19, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Help Wanted: Sparrow and Kennedy Tractor Company is seeking experienced diesel mechanic for its Manning location. Computer skills are a must. To apply, call (803) 435-8807 and ask for Robin.


Truck driver killed in early morning wreck

Posted on August 19, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

First responders are just starting to clear traffic from a wreck that happened about 5:40 a.m. Friday on Interstate 95 which took the life of one man and sent another to McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said the driver of an 18-wheeler with Pennsylvania license plates hit a parked 18-wheeler with North Carolina plates about 5:40 a.m. Friday morning. The wreck closed down the northbound lanes of the interstate near the 119 mile-marker, causing delays on other routes in Clarendon County, including U.S. 521 and U.S. 301.
Mock said the driver’s family has yet to be notified, … Read the rest


Posted on August 19, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

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Probiotics: common myths and shocking truths

Posted on August 19, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

(StatePoint) With all the attention paid to health and wellness these days, it’s no wonder that probiotics are such a hot topic. Probiotics support digestive health and strong immunity (70 percent of our immune system is located in the digestive tract); however, there are a lot of myths surrounding them.
With the global probiotic market expected to climb to $36.7 billion in 2018, according to BCC Research, consumers should get the truth about how to reap probiotic benefits before shelling out their money.
Here are a few myths and facts to consider from probiotic experts at Ganeden, a leading manufacturer … Read the rest


Obama sets dangerous precedent with $400M payment

Posted on August 19, 2016 7:07 am by Sen. Tim Scott

After weeks of denials, the administration is finally admitting they gave Iran $400 million in ransom payments. We are all happy to see Americans unjustly imprisoned in Iran return home, but the President has set a dangerous precedent and put a price on American lives. This reckless decision making and lack of transparency only adds to the American public’s distrust of this administration’s dangerous foreign policy.


Fatal wreck blocking 119 on I-95

Posted on August 19, 2016 7:07 am by Staff Reports

A wreck with a fatality is currently blocking the roadway at the 119 mile-marker on Interstate 95. It is best to avoid the area this morning, if you can. No details are available on the wreck itself, except that a death has been reported by the S.C. Highway Patrol. Manninglive.com will have more information as it becomes available.


Adult Ed to hold registration Aug. 22-23

Posted on August 19, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

Clarendon County Adult Education will hold its first registration and orientation sessions for the 2016-17 school year at 8:30 a.m. or 5 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 for daytime and evening students, respectively. All new and returning students must participate in these sessions in order to begin classes on Aug. 29.
Dates for remaining registration and orientation sessions for the semester include Sept. 12-13; Oct. 17-18; and Nov. 29-29. Classes will begin at the satellite locations in Summerton and Turbeville on Sept. 13.
For more information, call Director Lisa Justice at (803) 473-2531.


Morning Weather: Friday, Aug. 19

Posted on August 19, 2016 4:04 am by Staff Reports

Today, there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be partly sunny, with a high near 93. The chance of overall precipitation is 50 percent.


Harry Briggs Jr.

Posted on August 19, 2016 3:03 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Harry Briggs Jr., 75, husband of Helen Mack Briggs and widower of Marie Sanders Briggs, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at his home in Bronx, New York, after a battle with a lengthy illness.
Born Feb. 10, 1941, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Harry Briggs Sr. and Eliza Gamble Briggs of Summerton. After graduating from Scott’s Branch High School in South Carolina, Harry migrated to New York, New York, where he worked for Madison Square Garden and the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan until his retirement.
He never returned to live in the town or … Read the rest


Sen. Scott Question 2: Why are we having so much trouble fixing DC?

Posted on August 19, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The second question to Sen. Tim Scott during his visit to Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church on Tuesday came from Manning resident Paul Korzec, who asked, “Why are we having so much trouble fixing Washington? Why can’t junior people like yourself fix this problem? Everything seems to be running status quo.”

“I don’t disagree with you that the dysfunction in Washington is unattractive and frustrating. I think we do have successes we don’t celebrate. I watch the news. I’m more of a Fox guy than anything when I do watch it, but I think you can watch the news … Read the rest


Posted on August 18, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

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First Day of School: Caroline Prothro

Posted on August 18, 2016 9:09 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Caroline Prothro started her first day of third grade on Thursday at Laurence Manning Academy.


Storms cause damage in Clarendon County

Posted on August 18, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Severe afternoon thunderstorms caused downed power lines and trees on Thursday. Damages included those at Walmart as buggies were flung out into the parking lot and wrecked with cars. A sign from one buggy stand fell onto a parked car. These pictures were provided by Robin Barnes on Facebook.


First Day of School: Allen Johnson

Posted on August 18, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Allen Johnson started his first day of first grade Thursday at Laurence Manning Academy.


Sen. Tim Scott Question 1: What do you think about term limits?

Posted on August 18, 2016 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

The first question leveled at Sen. Tim Scott during his visit Tuesday at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church involved term limits, specifically whether he thought they were a good idea and whether he believed in them.
Scott said that term limits for Congress are an “absolute necessity.”
“I’ll be honest with you: In my opinion, while Strom Thurmond served the state well for about two centuries (laughter from audience), I think he was there maybe too long. And Fritz (Hollings) didn’t go home too soon, by the way. But especially in those days, having those guys around forever served … Read the rest


Wreck at 122SB on I-95

Posted on August 18, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries in the area of the 122 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time.


Roadway blocked at Alex Harvin, Raccoon Road

Posted on August 18, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting that a wreck at the intersection of Alex Harvin Highway and Raccoon Road currently has the roadway blocked in both directions. There are no reported injuries. Traffic will be slower during this time.


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