Monthly Archives: November 2016

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Posted on November 23, 2016 5:05 pm by Manning Live

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Pine Grove UMC to perform Christmas cantata Sunday

Posted on November 23, 2016 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Turbeville will present its Christmas cantata, “Memories of a Merry Christmas,” at Sunday, with harpist Kipper Ackerman providing a prelude of Christmas music designed to get you in the holiday spirit starting at 3:30 p.m. A Walk to Bethlehem will immediately follow the cantata. Offerings at the Tax Collector’s Booth will be taken for the Youth’s Salkehatchie Missions Project.


Register for tonight’s Turkey Bowl!

Posted on November 23, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

It’s not too late to register for The Manning Times’ annual Turkey Bowl, which will be held 6:30 p.m. today at the Manning iGA. Go by IGA and register.


Haley’s statement on Ambassador nomination

Posted on November 23, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Governor Nikki Haley today issued the following statement on Wednesday after reports that she will be nominated to be U.N. Ambassador in President-elect Donald Trunp’s incoming administration:

“Six years ago, South Carolinians bestowed upon me the greatest honor of my life. They took a chance on a little-known, 38-year old, minority, female governor – something our state had never done before. I will be forever grateful, and I expect I will never again receive a higher honor.

“In the six years that followed, our state has reached incredible heights. We made South Carolina’s economic development the envy of the nation … Read the rest


Old Manning Road reopened

Posted on November 23, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Old Manning Road has reopened after being closed for more than a month-and-a-half after Hurricane Matthew washed a portion of the road out.


Posted on November 23, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Today in History …

Posted on November 23, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

534 BC – Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.
1174 – Saladin enters Damascus, and adds it to his domain.
1248 – Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
1499 – Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.
1510 – First campaign of the Ottoman Empire against the Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack the capital … Read the rest


Clarence Eugene Conyers Sr.

Posted on November 22, 2016 7:07 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Clarence Eugene “Gene” Conyers, Sr., 67, husband of Shirley Jean Porter Conyers, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born May 5, 1949, in Manning, he was a son of the late Rollie McKenzie Conyers and the late Julia Watts Conyers Warren. He was a US Army veteran, the owner and operator of Gene’s Landscaping and Clearing, and a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Kingstree.

He is survived by his wife of Manning; three sons, Marion Conyers of Kentucky, Clay Conyers (Stephanie Mitchell) and Brandon Conyers, both of Manning; a daughter, Rebecca Conyers Stokes (Kevin) … Read the rest


Troopers urge caution, patience over Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on November 22, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is holding events at rest areas and welcome centers around the state this week to remind motorists to buckle up and drive safely during one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.
The official travel period will last 102 hours, kicking off at 6 p.m. Wednesday through 12 a.m. Monday. There were nine fatalities on South Carolina roadways during Thanksgiving weekend last year. So far this year, there have been 877 highway fatalities year-to-date compared to 889 fatalities at this time in 2015.
“We are pleased to report that fatalities are down … Read the rest


Pine Grove UMC to perform Christmas cantata Sunday

Posted on November 22, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Turbeville will present its Christmas cantata, “Memories of a Merry Christmas,” at Sunday, with harpist Kipper Ackerman providing a prelude of Christmas music designed to get you in the holiday spirit starting at 3:30 p.m. A Walk to Bethlehem will immediately follow the cantata. Offerings at the Tax Collector’s Booth will be taken for the Youth’s Salkehatchie Missions Project.


Solar projects mean $200M investment, jobs for Clarendon

Posted on November 22, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County just got two shots of solar energy.
Clean-energy development company Adger Solar announced Tuesday its intention to invest $200 million in two separate solar farm projects in the county. It is one of the largest economic announcements in county history.
“Adger Solar has been developing these projects for nearly two years, and we’re very excited to have the strong support of Clarendon County as we move into the next phase of development,” said Adger Solar Principal Bill Moore. “These low-profile solar PV projects will complement the county’s strong agricultural base, and will become important contributors of jobs, tax … Read the rest


Pilot Club to sell figurines at Bazaar for $5 each

Posted on November 22, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon County Pilot Club is once again selling the church figurines, produced by a Pennsylvania company that has since gone out of business. Each piece is modeled after a historic Clarendon County church or building, and features a brief history of the building on the back. Previously $15 to $20 each, depending on the piece, all pieces are now $5 each, and they will be on sale for the final time at the Pilot Club Bazaar, which will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church at Manning. The only piece not available is the Clarendon County Courthouse, Read the rest


Haley names new Department of Revenue director

Posted on November 22, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Gov. Nikki Haley today announced Hartley Powell as the next director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Powell, who served in South Carolina state government for 10 years before taking a position in the private sector, has most recently been principal of the accounting and professional service firm KPMG since 2007.
“Any time you have director who has done a phenomenal job, you hate to see them go, but it’s exciting when you can see an agency evolve,” Haley said. “Hartley’s experience is everything, and when we change directors, we try to take it to a whole new level. … Read the rest


Forestry Commission: ‘Think before you burn’

Posted on November 22, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader


The South Carolina Forestry Commission encourages landowners and all citizens to THINK BEFORE YOU BURN!
State law requires people to notify the Forestry Commission prior to burning outdoors. In most cases, the law applies to burning leaves, limbs and branches that you clean up from your yard. The notification law does not apply within town or city limits.
Simply call 1 (800) 986-3597 for Clarendon County to make a quick, easy debris burning notification. Just dial the appropriate number, listen to the message, and leave your name, address and phone number. Other county hotline numbers may be found at www.state.sc.us/forest/fyard.htmRead the rest


Power still out for 583 in Paxville, surrounding areas

Posted on November 22, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Power remains out for more than 583 homes in Paxville and surrounding areas up U.S. 15 South into Sumter County after a wreck 6:30 p.m. Monday in which a tractor trailer hit a power pole and overturned.
No one was seriously injured in the wreck, although the tractor-trailer driver was initially entrapped.
No cause for the wreck has yet been given by authorities.
Duke Energy estimates that power will be back on by 2:45 a.m. for most customer.


Today in History …

Posted on November 22, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

498 – After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.
845 – The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
1307 – Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
1574 – Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
1635 – Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in … Read the rest


585 homes without power due to wreck, restoration time at 2:45 a.m.

Posted on November 21, 2016 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

More than 585 homes in and around the Paxville area are currently without power due to a tractor-trailer wreck that happened about 6:47 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 15 South and McLeod Road.
Duke Energy estimates that power should be restored by 2:45 a.m. Tuesday for most customers.
A tractor-trailer traveling south wrecked into a power pole and another vehicle. The driver was initially entrapped in the tractor-trailer, but was able to get out and walk on his own, with assistance from first responders. A driver and passenger in the other vehicle were not seriously injured, according to reports.


Turbeville Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting on Dec. 10

Posted on November 21, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Before you get wrapped up in all the pending festivities, put A Small Town Christmas in Turbeville on your calendar. It will all start with the parade down Main Street at 4 p.m. Dec. 10, and folks will gather on Town Square afterward for the tree lighting, singing and a visit from Santa.


Charles William Holland

Posted on November 21, 2016 7:07 pm by Manning Live

Charles William Holland, 81, husband of Pauline Geneva Holland, of Andrews, North Carolina, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at his home.
Born and raised in Andrews, he was a son of the late Willard McClain and Winnie Ellen Painter Holland. Charles was retired from the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft electronics repairman. After retiring from the military, he worked for the U.S. Post Office as a postmaster. He helped with the Vista Program in Andrews and volunteered for H&R Block. Charles enjoyed golfing. He was a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at East Sumter Pentecostal Holiness Church in … Read the rest


Wrecked truck blocking U.S. 15 south, knocks out power for 415 homes

Posted on November 21, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a tractor-trailer wreck on U.S. 15 South outside of Paxville that is currently blocking both lanes of traffic.
The truck reportedly hit a power pole and another vehicle. The driver of the truck is currently trapped in the vehicle, and first responders are trying to get him out. Reports indicate the power lines are still live. According to Duke Progress Energy, 415 homes are currently affected by the pole being down. The wreck is specifically at the intersection of U.S. 15 South and McLeod Road.
Manninglive.com will have an update if injuries are fatal … Read the rest


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