Monthly Archives: September 2016

120 without power in Clarendon

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

Duke Progress Energy is reporting about 116 without power, while Black River Electric Cooperative is reporting about five units without power. No estimated time of restoration from either company has been given.


City offices closed

Posted on September 2, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning city offices, with the exception of essential services, are now closed due to inclement weather.


Flood Advisory issued for Clarendon County

Posted on September 2, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Flood Advisory through 3:15 p.m. for Clarendon County.


Haley: Residents should be vigilant during Hermine

Posted on September 2, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Gov. Nikki Haley posted to Facebook that Tropical Storm Hermine is forecast to cross South Carolina from 2-10 p.m. today.
“This afternoon, residents in the Midlands and Lowcountry should be on the lookout for road closures due to debris or flash flooding and possible bridge closures due to high winds,” Haley said. “Utility crews, DOT personnel, and law enforcement officers will be out restoring services and keeping us safe. If you see them on the roads, please slow down, and pay extra attention to cones, barriers, and caution signs.”
For information on Clarendon road closures, you can visit manninglive.com.… Read the rest


Wreck at 132NB on I-95

Posted on September 2, 2016 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no further information at the 132 norhtbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.


County offices to close at 3

Posted on September 2, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County offices will close at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather.


Flash Flood Warning issued for southwestern Clarendon County

Posted on September 2, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for southwestern Clarendon County. At 11:52 a.m., Emergency Management officials reported nuisance flooding and heavy rain in the area. About four inches of rain have reportedly fallen, according to dispatch.


Gallery 1: #PaintClarendonGold Kick-off

Posted on September 2, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Caroline and Mary Catherine Buyck joined several others on Thursday at the Bank of Clarendon to take donations for gold ribbons for #PaintClarendonGold in honor of Children’s Cancer Awareness Month.


Wreck at 122SB on I-95

Posted on September 2, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 122 mile-marker.


Wreck at 121SB on I-95

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

The S.C. Highway patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 121 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.


Clarendon District 1 to operate on half-day schedule

Posted on September 2, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon School District 1 will operate on a half-day schedule as follows:
Summerton Early Childhood Center will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.
St. Paul Elementary School at 11:30 a.m.
Scott’s Branch Middle/High School will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.


Tornado Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted on September 2, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Watch through Friday night.


High Wind Watch turns to High Wind Warning

Posted on September 2, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A High Wind Watch issued previously for Clarendon County has been rescinded in favor of a High Wind Warning. Damage to roofs and siding is possible, along with damage to mobile homes. Pets should be brought inside.


Check ManningLive all day for road conditions

Posted on September 2, 2016 7:07 am by Staff Reports

We will be updating throughout the day Friday on road conditions and other issues pertaining to Hurricane Hermine. Keep checking back to see if your area has been impacted.


Morning Weather: Friday, Sept. 2

Posted on September 2, 2016 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. High near 79. Windy, with an east wind 13 to 23 mph increasing to 23 to 33 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts in excess of 4 inches possible.


Dorn VA announces precautionary cancelations

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

Areas of the state are expected to receive substantial rainfall and moderate winds due to the approaching tropical storm system from Florida. Currently, the National Weather Service is predicting this storm will affect the midlands of South Carolina Friday afternoon and into Friday evening.
As a precautionary measure and for the safety of our Veterans, the leadership of the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center has decided to cancel patient appointments for the Sumter, Orangeburg and Florence clinics for Friday. VA staff will be contacting patients to reschedule their appointments.


High Wind Watch in effect through late Friday night

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

A High Wind Watch is in effect through late Friday night in Clarendon County, according to the National Weather Service out of Columbia. Strongest winds are expeted in the afternoon and early evening. Tropical Storm strength winds sustained near 40 mph for a period with high gusts are possible.
Impact includes damages to roof and siding, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports and sheds. Travel by vehicle may become difficult.


Clarendon Cooks: Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Spread

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following recipe was provided by Sandi Tucker for The Manning Times’ bi-monthly column, Clarendon Cooks.

14 Servings

3/4-pound eggplant
2 pounds red bell peppers
4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for coating the vegetables
4 large garlic cloves, minced
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1 small fresh jalapeño chile, seeded and minced (wear rubber gloves)
pita loaves, cut into wedges, as an accompaniment

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Coat eggplant and bell peppers lightly with additional oil and arrange in a jelly-roll pan. Roast vegetables, turning once or twice, 30 to 40 … Read the rest


Pet of the Day: Diesel

Posted on September 2, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Diesel is an 11-week-old male white great pyrenees and lab mix with a tan spot on his back. He is a playful and loving puppy. He weighs about 15 pounds now but once fully grown, he will be a large dog. He has had his age appropriate shots and been neutered. Stop by A Second Chance Animal Shelter of Clarendon County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to see Diesel and the other puppies.


Today in History: Sept. 2

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

44 BC – Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
44 BC – Cicero launches the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months.
31 BC – Final War of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium: Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
421 – Galla Placidia, wife of the Emperor Constantius III, becomes a widow for the second time when her husband dies suddenly of an illness.
1192 – The Treaty of Jaffa … Read the rest


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