Monthly Archives: October 2016

SHRMA reschedules Fall Fest meeting

Posted on October 12, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

The Sumter Human Resource Management Association’s Fall Fest meeting has been rescheduled to Oct. 27. For more information, call Kay Finley at (803) 473-1902.

Evening Weather: Wednesday, Oct. 12

Posted on October 12, 2016 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

Tonight’s weather will be mostly clear, with a low of about 55. There will be a north wind of about 6 mph.

Epperson: County has no plans to pick up roadside debris

Posted on October 12, 2016 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Clarendon County officials have no plans at this time to pick up debris roadside.
“We do not have the resources to accomplish this task,” said Administrator David Epperson. “We are asking all residents to take their debris to the landfill or to their closest recycling center once it opens.”
Currently, the recycling centers at the landfill, Davis Station and Barrineau have power and are open.
“We are also hoping to open up debris drop-off sites once these sites dry out and allow vehicles and heavy equipment to access them,” Epperson said.

SNAP reimbursements for Matthew now available for those already receiving food stamps

Posted on October 12, 2016 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Although the state Department of Social Services will not provide emergency SNAP benefits as it did during the South Carolina flood, it will allow those who already receive benefits and who used those benefits this month to have a reimbursement.
Clarendon DSS Director Holly Leyton said Wednesday that her office has already processed about 400 applications for the reimbursement service, which may take up to 10 days.
“The applications go to the state and then immediately go to their card within a day or two,” Leyton said. “But we tell them up to 10 days, because it could take that … Read the rest

Photos from Matthew: Edisto Beach

Posted on October 12, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

These photos provided by the Edisto Beach Police Department show the extensive damage done to another part of the state by Hurricane Matthew.

School closings and openings

Posted on October 12, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The following schools are closed or operating on delays Thursday:
Clarendon School District 3 will hold a staff day at normal operating hours on Thursday. Students will return to school Friday, if electricity is back at the school.
Clarendon School District 1 will operate on a two-hour delay for students Thursday and Friday. Faculty and staff are to report at their regular times.
Clarendon Hall will be closed Thursday.

Clarendon District 2 students will not have school Thursday or Frisay. Staff and faculty are to report from 8 a.m. Friday for staff development. Students will return Monday.

The following schools … Read the rest

Clarendon School District 3 update

Posted on October 12, 2016 11:11 am by Manning Live

Clarendon 3 will have a work day tomorrow (10/13/16). All faculty and staff need to report at regular time tomorrow. Students will return on Friday pending electricity returning to East Clarendon. We will post a definite decision about Friday as soon as electricity is restored.

LMA to have school Thursday

Posted on October 12, 2016 11:11 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

Laurence Manning Academy will hold regular classes on a regular schedule on Thursday.

Photos from Matthew: Bubba Davis and Allen Johnson clean-up

Posted on October 12, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Allen Johnson and Bubba Davis spent a beautiful but windy Sunday cleaning up limbs in their neighborhood in Manning.

Town of Turbeville could be up and running today

Posted on October 12, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

There may be some good news for Duke Energy customers living in Turbeville.
Much of the eastern Clarendon County region has been sitting in the dark since Saturday, but Duke spokesman Theo Lane said he called Turbeville City Administrator Rodney Johnson early today and made a promise.
“I told him that I’m going to have the Town of Turbeville hot today,” Lane said. “This will be along with some surrounding communities.”
Lane said that work in the eastern portion of Clarendon County has lagged behind other communities due to not being able to get to the substations that are out.… Read the rest

Free hot meal available at two locations today

Posted on October 12, 2016 9:09 am by Staff Reports

The American Red Cross will be feeding folks a hot meal at 11:30 a.m. today at two separate locations, the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center on Fourth Street in Summerton and Turbeville Town Hall in Turbevile.

Phones down at The Manning Times

Posted on October 12, 2016 9:09 am by Staff Reports

Due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew, The Manning Times office is able to make calls out, but not receive calls in. If you need us, please email

Letter: Early school closures good idea to prep for Matthew

Posted on October 12, 2016 6:06 am by Submitted by Reader

I’m no longer with our local school district, although I stand with them and behind them 100 percent. This past week, I’ve tried to remain silent about the criticism for closing our schools for three days. Let me help these critics understand why this decision was made. Many factors go into closing schools for any reason. This time, there were three main reasons.
First, Gov. Nikki Haley called for the closing. Most districts are going to follow that advice.
Second, Manning High School is always opened as a shelter during evacuations. Students cannot be at the same school where shelters … Read the rest

East Clarendon Homecoming activities moved to Oct. 21

Posted on October 12, 2016 6:06 am by Submitted via Facebook

Due to Hurricane Matthew, East Clarendon High School’s Senior Night has been moved to pre-game Oct. 21, while Homecoming has been moved to half-time at that game. All Homecoming activities will be postponed until the week of Oct. 17. Cheerleaders will have pink lanterns for sale Friday for $5 per lantern. Everyone who purchases a lantern is encouraged to go on the field and release it in memory or in honor of one who has fought cancer. Those who purchase a lantern should bring their own lighter.

Ag officials seek initial damage assessments from farmers

Posted on October 12, 2016 6:06 am by Staff Reports

Agriculture officials from the state Department of Agriculture, Clemson University, South Carolina Farm Bureau, Farm Credit and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are working together to get an estimate of the scope of agricultural damage left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
“Almost on the anniversary of last year’s devastating flooding, this storm has affected many of the same areas still trying to recover,” said Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers.
Early estimates indicate a significant loss of the cotton crop, and a moderate loss of soybeans.
“Many farmers were able to harvest peanuts before the storm hit, but seven of 12 … Read the rest

Voter Registration now open for absentee ballots

Posted on October 12, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Voter Registration Office, 411 Sunset Drive in Manning, is now open for absentee voting. Hour are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following criteria:
Students, their spouses and dependents residing with them;
Members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, Red Cross, USO, government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them;
Overseas citizens;
For reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day;
Physically disabled persons;
Persons on vacation;
Persons age 65 or older;
Persons admitted to the … Read the rest

18 roads impassable after Matthew, October 2015 flood

Posted on October 12, 2016 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Only 84.7 miles of county roads remain impassable this morning as local officials continue repair work in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
Initially, more than 70 roads were compromised by water, power lines or trees after the storm blew through over the weekend. With five state-maintained roads remaining impassable due to the October 2015 flood, this brings the total amount of impassable Clarendon County roads to 18.
“We will be working hard in the next few weeks to get these roads repaired,” said County Administrator David Epperson.
Roads previously on the list from the October 2015 flooding include:
* Gunter … Read the rest

Heidi Danielle Harris

Posted on October 12, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

SUMTER – Heidi Danielle Harris, 43 died Friday, October 7, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Born Nov. 19, 1972, in Sumter, she was a daughter of Barbara Welch Harris and the late Zeb George Harris. She attended Bethel Baptist Church. She loved scrapbooking, singing, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors besides her mother of Sumter include three children, Michael Andrew Kirby (Jessica) and Brian Keith Kirby Jr., both of Manning, and Brooke Alexis Pheiffer of Sumter; five grandchildren, Paisley, Stephen, Zaylin, Tegan and Trayton Kirby, all of Sumter; two brothers, Allen Harris (Corie) and Robert Harris (Amy), both of … Read the rest

Morning Weather: Wednesday, Oct. 12

Posted on October 12, 2016 4:04 am by Staff Reports

Today’s weather will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75. There will be a northeast wind of 5-10 mph.

Mobile Library Schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 12

Posted on October 12, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon Mobile Library will stop from 1-2 p.m. today at Lane’s Shopping Center on S.C. 260 near Lake Marion. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


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