Monthly Archives: August 2016

Posted on August 3, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted by Reader

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Weather Report: Wednesday, Aug. 3

Posted on August 3, 2016 9:09 am by Staff Reports

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, mainly after 3 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. There will be a south wind around 6 mph. The overall chance of precipitation will be 60 percent, with a 90 percent chance after 3 p.m. Tonight, showers and thunderstorms are mostly likely before 9 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a low near 73.


Bleasdale-Mahoney wedding

Posted on August 3, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted by Reader

Mary Ashleigh Bleasdale and Christopher Allen Mahoney were united in marriage Saturday, May 21, 2016, at New Harmony Presbyterian Church.
The bride graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and Florence Technical College, where she received a degree in dental hygiene. She is employed with Wesmark Family Dentistry. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Watson Bleasdale Jr. of Alcolu, and the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. John B. Tennant Jr. and the late Elizabeth C. Tennant of Alcolu and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Bleasdale Sr. of Alcolu.
The groom graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and the University of … Read the rest


JCMC – Haven of Rest gets back taxes forgiven

Posted on August 3, 2016 6:06 am by Staff Reports

Jordan Crossroads Ministry – Haven of Rest got great news last week.
Executive Director and Founder Ann Driggers found out then that the group had been forgiven three years of back taxes that its board members believe should have never been levied.
“I promised God that when he did this, I would praise him and put out the praises everywhere forever,” said Driggers, who founded the Haven of Rest, a shelter for victims of domestic violence, in the early 2000s in an undisclosed location in Clarendon County.
Driggers said the group was assessed back taxes for 2013 and 2014 in … Read the rest


Letter: We want what they have

Posted on August 3, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

I married a Clarendon County man who loves sports. Football, baseball, basketball, golf – you name it and we attend it.
This summer, we were involved in baseball games at the Clarendon County recreational field (J.C. Britton Park). Our grandson, Jackson English, played minor league baseball two nights a week, and his brother, Jason, played major league two nights a week. Our son, Todd, coached both teams. Therefore, A.C. and I were at the field four nights a week.
This is a tremendous amount of baseball and lots of hot dogs for dinner!
It was easy to get attached to … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on August 3, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

8 – Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river Bathinus.
435 – Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
881 – Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
1031 – Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
1342 – The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
1527 – … Read the rest


Posted on August 2, 2016 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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James scores Hole-in-One

Posted on August 2, 2016 11:11 pm by Submitted by Reader

Manning resident Chris James scored a Hole-in-One June 27 on Hole No. 17 at 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.


Job Opportunity at Sparrow and Kennedy

Posted on August 2, 2016 4:04 pm 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.


Local student receives national honor

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

ATLANTA, Georgia – Manning resident Sarah Jackson was selected June 21 by the National Society of High School Scholars to become a member of the organization.
“The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment,” according to a release from the organization.
NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel prizes, made the announcement.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Sarah has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Sarah is now a member … Read the rest


Sons of Confederate Vets to meet Aug. 9

Posted on August 2, 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.


Letter: Thank you for your support of Camp Happy Days

Posted on August 2, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted by Reader

This was a fantastic year for Camp Happy Days. More than 265 campers, along with their counselors, volunteers, medical staff and other workers made this the largest camp ever. It would not be possible without the generous donors who gave and gave.
For more than 34 years, Camp Happy Days has offered support and encouragement to families fighting pediatric cancer. During this time, we have grown from serving a handful of local children to serving more than 565 families throughout South Carolina.
The goal is to help improve the emotional, physical and psychological health of children and families in our … Read the rest


Friends raising funds for family of boy in critical condition after drowning incident

Posted on August 2, 2016 10:10 am by Staff Reports

Local residents are raising funds for a couple whose son is currently in critical condition in a Florence hospital after falling into a pool Sunday afternoon.
Brandon Atkinson said doctors are performing a brain scan this morning on his 2-year-old nephew, Easton Branham, who was found Sunday afternoon in his grandparents’ pool by his 8-year-old brother.
“Holden put on Easton’s life jacket, and then went in to the house to ask if they could get in the pool,” Atkinson said “When he came out, he found Easton in the pool. He’d taken off the life jacket and went in the … Read the rest


District 2 to hold student hearings Tuesday

Posted on August 2, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon School District 2 will hold a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the purpose of student hearings regarding expulsions and suspensions.


Letter: Thank you for supporting the Azalea Garden Club Spring Tour

Posted on August 2, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

The Azalea Garden Club of Manning recently sponsored a garden tour encompassing nine beautiful and diverse gardens in the area. All proceeds from the tour will be utilized for community beautification and enhancement projects.
Due to contributions from the following and the support of all who attended, the tour was a great success.
Thank you to Bobby Baker, The Manning Times and ManningLive; Garden Tour owners Billy and Betty Coffey, Dr. Butch and Sandra Coker, Ed and Nannette Frye, Johnnie and Caroline Herring, Tom and Ginny Honea, Sammy and Ann Plowden, Ralph and Ellen Rossoni, Morgan and Anne Sauls, Ron … Read the rest


Posted on August 2, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Today in History …

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

338 BC – A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
216 BC – Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae: The Carthaginian army led by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
461 – Majorian is arrested near Tortona (Northern Italy) and deposed by the Suebian general Ricimer as puppet emperor.
1274 – Edward I of England returns from the Ninth Crusade and is crowned King seventeen days later.… Read the rest


Posted on August 1, 2016 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Reuben Leon Dozier

Posted on August 1, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

Reuben Leon Dozier, 75, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
Born Dec. 3, 1940, in Manning, he was a son of the late Timothy Levi Dozier and Agnes Thomas Dozier.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at William Chapel Christian Church in Manning with the Rev. Emanuel Evans, pastor, officiating, the Rev. David Woods presiding and Minister Shelba Dozier assisting. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery.
The family received friends at the home, 1063 Dewitt St. in Manning.


Jemmie Astor Gunter

Posted on August 1, 2016 7:07 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Jemmie Astor Gunter, 74, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at a local nursing home.
Born June 25, 1942, in Gilbert, he was a son of the late Vincent Astor Gunter and Juanita Day Gunter. He was a member of Boiling Springs United Methodist Church.
He is survived by two brothers, Audie Gunter and Larry Gunter, both of Pelion.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Carlisle officiating.
Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. inManning, is in charge of arrangements, (803)


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