Monthly Archives: August 2016

Sons of Confederate Vets to meet Aug. 9

Posted on August 4, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The Benbow Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Clarendon County Council on Aging building, 206 S. Church St. in Manning. Join the veterans for an interesting presentation on events of the Civil War. They can help you with your genealogy. For more information, call (803) 854-2103.


Posted on August 4, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Job Opportunity: Sparrow and Kennedy

Posted on August 4, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted by Reader

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.


Library, NCNW host reading program on Parks Service

Posted on August 4, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

Carrie Sinkler-Parker spent each Thursday in July with children at the Harvin Clarendon County Library for a reading program co-sponsored by that entity with the National Council of Negro Women. This year’s program has focused on the centennial celebratoin of the National Parks Service. On the last Thursday of the month, the children completed the program “Rappin’ with a Ranger,” one of the activities students participated in as part of the celebration. Park Ranger Gregory Cunningham with Congaree National Park in Hopkins was in attendance to present participating children with badges and certificates designating them as Centennial Junior Rangers. Sinkler-Parker … Read the rest


Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Pet of the Day: Oscar

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

Oscar is a 4 month old black with grey domestic short haired kitten that weighs a little more than 2 pounds. He is current on his shots, been neutered and tested negative for feline leukemia and aids. He loves attention and to be held. Stop by A Second Chance Animal Shelter of Clarendon County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to see Oscar and all the other kitties.


Drago scores Hole-in-One

Posted on August 4, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

Manning resident Thomas Drago scored a Hole-in-One June 22 on Hole No. 13 at the Wyboo Golf Club in Manning. He is now a member of the Santee Cooper Country Hole in One Award Program, and will receive a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Nikki Haley. For more information, contact Santee Cooper Country, P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, SC 29142, or call (803) 854-2131 or 1 (800) 227-8510.


Weather Report: Thursday, Aug. 4

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

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Tonight, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


Historical Society hosts local Spring Tour

Posted on August 4, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon County Historical Society took its annual tour May 19, with a group photo taken in front of the home of Norman J. McFaddin in Manning. The home has been restored and is currently owned by his grandson, Jason Gamble, and his wife, Jennifer Eaddy Gamble.


Happy 50th Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Brewer Jr.

Posted on August 4, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Brewer Jr. of Manning recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their son, Gil, his wife, Mary, and other guests at a special luncheon at their home. Mrs. Brewer is the former Janet Beck. The couple were married July 2, 1966, at Clarendon Baptist Church in Alcolu. They have lived in the Wilson community of Clarendon County their entire marriage.


Adult Ed to hold registration Aug. 22-23

Posted on August 4, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

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.


Please join us and help Breast Cancer awareness

Posted on August 4, 2016 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

This letter is written to invite you to a special program in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which will be in October. This program, “Think Pink,” will be held 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Manning Junior High School gymnasium.
All proceeds will go to benefit the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life Clarendon County.
The ticket price is $20 per person; however, organizations and churches may sponsor a regular table for $160 or a platinum table for $300. All monies for tables must be received by Sept. 1. Both tables will accommodate eight persons, but the persons … Read the rest


Today in History …

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

367 – Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus by his father and associated to the throne aged eight.
598 – Goguryeo-Sui War: Emperor Wéndi of Sui orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo (Korea) during the Manchurian rainy season, with a Chinese army and navy.
1265 – Second Barons’ War: Battle of Evesham: The army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his … Read the rest


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

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Summerton Planning Commission to meet Thursday

Posted on August 3, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Iran Deal secrecy unacceptable

Posted on August 3, 2016 7:07 pm by Sen. Tim Scott

Today, we found out that the Obama administration secretly sent Iran $400 million.
This was no coincidence. The Obama administration knowingly agreed to pay Iran $1.7 billion during the same month four Americans were released from Tehran back in January.
While we are certainly thankful to welcome wrongly imprisoned Americans home, that agreement also occurred right after the president’s terrible Iran Deal was implemented. Then today, it was made public that a plane secretly airlifted $400 million of that money to the Iranian government, one which has long since been regarded as a state sponsor of terror and considered one … Read the rest


Duke Energy warning customers of phone scam

Posted on August 3, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Duke Energy is reaching out to customers about a continuing scam where callers threaten customers with a disconnection of electric service if they don’t make immediate payments.
“Unfortunately, we continue to see criminals across South Carolina threaten our customers with these aggressive cons,” said District Manager for Government and Community Relations Theo Lane in a release. “As scammers are becoming more sophisticated, we are focused on combating this crime and helping customers look for signs of scam activity. If we can condition customers to immediately hang up when these criminals call, we’ve won the battle.”
Lane said Duke Energy customers … Read the rest


Job Opportunity: X-Ray technician

Posted on August 3, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

A local medical office is seeking a part-time, experienced X-Ray technician. Experience with CT scanning is required. Please call (803) 433-7425 or (803) 460-4278.


Hanging line causes US 521 closure

Posted on August 3, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

U.S. 521 is now reopened in the Alcolu area after a downed cable was repaired.
Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said that a Time Warner or Farmers Telephone cable was hanging low across a part of the road on Wednesday morning, keeping cars from passing through.
“It was just hanging really low, and cars couldn’t get under it apparently,” she said.
A local truck driver told manninglive.com that he barely made it under the line about 10 a.m.
“People were turning around in the road, and so we went out there to help with that,” Richbourg said. Traffic was rerouted … Read the rest


U.S. 521 in Alcolu being rerouted

Posted on August 3, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

First responders with the S.C. Highway Patrol, the Clarendon County Fire Department and the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office are currently rerouting traffic in the area of U.S. 521 and Cooter Creek Road in Alcolu. Manninglive.com is monitoring the situation. No reports have been made as to why traffic is being detoured. It is best to avoid the area if you can. We will have more information when it is available.


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