Monthly Archives: August 2016

CCFD to ‘Fill the Boot’ for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Posted on August 29, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Fire Department will be holding a boot drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 2 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will fill boots at four separate locations throughout the county with your donations. They will be at the intersections of Boundary and Boyce streets and Sunset and Mill streets in Manning; Church and Main streets in Summerton; and Clarence Coker Highway and Main Street in Turbeville.


McLeod Health Clarendon announces Community Advisory Board

Posted on August 29, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

McLeod Health Clarendon has released the names of officers and members of its new Community Advisory Board, which is comprised of former members of the Clarendon Health System Board of Trustees and newly appointed members.
Newly appointed members of the 11-person committee include Bank of Clarendon Marketing Officer Kim Johnson; Clarendon County Administrator and Attorney David Epperson; Retired U.S. Air Force officer George Summers; and McLeod Health Clarendon Chief Medical Officer Dr. Catherine Rabon.
They will join McLeod Health staff that includes Dr. Stephen Corey, who will serve as chairman of the advisory board; Dr. Marva Williams, who will serve … Read the rest


Evening Weather: Monday, Aug. 29

Posted on August 29, 2016 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Help #PaintClarendonGold for Children’s Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on August 29, 2016 2:02 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Caroline Buyck is asking residents in Clarendon County to #PaintClarendonGold during the month of September for Children’s Cancer Awareness Month. She will be at the Bank of Clarendon parking lot from 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 1 asking for donations to Curing Kids Cancer and Gamecocks Battle Kids Cancer. Make a $5 donation to get a gold bow that you can put on your business front or mailbox. Bows may also be picked up from The Manning Times, Brunson’s Pharmacy, The Dancer’s Workshop and Cut-N-Up.


Posted on August 29, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

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111 without power in Manning

Posted on August 29, 2016 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Duke Progress Energy said it will be 2:30 p.m. before lights are back on for 111 units in Manning, including Laurence Manning Academy. Students are safe. No reason for the outage has been given.


Evans-McPhail Engagement

Posted on August 29, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

Sherry Ardis Welle and Lawrence A. Welle and Donald Charles Evans and Victorya StarShyne Evans announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Nichole Evans, to Ryan Michael McPhail, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marlin McPhail of Irmo.
The bride-elect received a bachelor of science degree from the University of South Carolina, and is employed as a marketing representative at VIP PetCare. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Margaret Ardis and the late Mr. Norman G. Ardis of Manning and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole Evans of Apex, North Carolina.
The groom-elect is a professional baseball scout for the Cleveland Indians. … Read the rest


New exhibit features Manning native, SC governor

Posted on August 29, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA — A new exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum features a Manning native who was one of six South Carolina governors with ties to the Clarendon County area.
South Carolina and the Great War, which opened Aug. 13, travels back to the early 20th century, a time when South Carolina was still recovering from the Civil War and got involved in World War I. Guests will get an in-depth look at how one of the world’s most devastating wars impacted life in South Carolina.
They will discover what life was like in the state on the eve of … Read the rest


New non-profit to host Back-to-School Block Party Saturday

Posted on August 29, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Summerton is getting ready for a huge Back-to-School Block Party, which will be held from noon to 4 p.m. SAturday at Wausau Park in Summerton.
Hosted by Creating Miracles – Life Changing Corp., a new non-profit organization, the event will feature about 100 backpacks filled with school supplies, along with various bands, artists, soloists, dancers and poets providing entertainment. Music will be provided by DJ Find Me.
Morris College admissions counselor Lorenzo Rivers will be the featured speaker. Representatives from several local colleges, the Clarendon County Fire Department and the U.S. Army Recruitment Office will also be present, along with … Read the rest


SAFE names Hayes VP of marketing

Posted on August 29, 2016 9:09 am by Staff Reports

SAFE Federal Credit Union has a new vice-president of marketing.
Toby Hayes was recently named to the position, which will require him to drive the credit union’s strong and steady growth, said President and CEO Beverly Gagne.
“It is that growth that has made SAFE the larges credit union in the Midlands and the fourth largest in South Carolina,” Gagne said. “We welcome Toby’s experience and energy to SAFE. He will carry out our credit union’s mission, which is to make sure that our members enjoy the ultimate in service and convenience in all their financial dealings with SAFE.”
Hayes … Read the rest


Me and my freeloading kidneys

Posted on August 29, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

I’d say the one word that describes my attitude in the past few months regarding my chronic kidney disease and impending renal failure has been “flippant.”
I’ve even been “facetious,” and have treated what most people see as a serious situation with comic disdain and inappropriate humor.
Sometimes the joke has gone over others’ heads, including my own family’s.
Such was the case last week when I made a remark on social media that my lackluster kidneys are basically just taking up space.
“At this point my kidneys are basically freeloaders,” I posted to Facebook.
My stepmother promptly lost her … Read the rest


Graham named to 9-member Electoral College

Posted on August 29, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County’s top Republican has been selected as one of the state’s Electoral College members.
Moye Graham will represent Clarendon County and the 6th Congressional District as one of nine members of the Electoral College who will cast their votes as part of the 538-member national Electoral College following the Nov. 8 general election.
Moye and his fellow Electoral College members were selected by the S.C. Republican Party’s State Executive Committee. Joining Graham are Glenn McCall of York County and Matt Moore of Lexington County, selected statewide; Terry Hardesty of Berkeley County, 1st Congressional District; Jim Ulmer of Orangeburg County, … Read the rest


Join me in the Parade of Little People!

Posted on August 29, 2016 5:05 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

I’m in the Parade of Little People. Want to join me?
All you have to do is have your parents or grandparents send in a wallet-size picture, with no more than two little ones in each picture, include the $10 entry fee print your name in legible handwriting on the back of the photo, and mail, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to P.O. Box 190, Manning, SC 29102.
One photo will be selected for the cover of this year’s Parade of Little People! An additional $5 is required for consideration for the cover!
Hurry soon. The deadline is 4 p.m.


Morning Weather: Monday, Aug. 29

Posted on August 29, 2016 5:05 am by Staff

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Gallery: Back-to-School Bash 3

Posted on August 29, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

The Summerton Literacy Council joined with Save the Children Saturday to hold a back-to-school bash in Summerton at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center.


Question 4 for Sen. Tim Scott

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

During his time in Manning recently, Sen. Tim Scott was asked, “What needs to be done to fix the welfare system?”
“Over the last eight years, we’ve had an increase of 12 million people who are living in poverty and are on welfare programs. We’ve seen a 40-percent increase in people who are eligible for food stamps.
There are two things we need to address: No. 1 is how to restore dignity in all work. No. 2 is we’ve got to fix the programs to encourage people to go to work.
Under President (Bill) Clinton’s administration, work requirements were put … Read the rest


National Night Out organizers perform food distribution

Posted on August 28, 2016 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Annett Smith, her fellow deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarendon County Council on Aging got together in late July to have a food distribution in preparation for National Night Out, which was held in early August.


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

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Jack Deane Brown

Posted on August 28, 2016 5:05 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

NEW ZION – Jack Deane Brown, 81, beloved husband of 59 years to Doris Oneida Epps Brown, died Saturday, August 27, 2016, at MUSC in Charleston.

Born July 8, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of the late Matthew Edward Brown and the late Laura Rees Brown. He was a US Marine Corps Korean War veteran having been awarded numerous medals including the UN Korean Services, National Defense, Korean Service, Republic of Korean War Services, Korean President’s Unit Citation, Korean Defense and the Ambassador of Peace medals. He was also a member of American Legion Post 149 and … Read the rest


Outage expected til 7 p.m.

Posted on August 28, 2016 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

Duke Progress Energy is reporting about 200 power outages in the downtown Manning area, and a few in Sardinia. Estimated time of restoration is 7 p.m. No reason hasbeen given for the outage.


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