Monthly Archives: December 2016

Wreck with injuries at 122SB on I-95

Posted on December 30, 2016 2:02 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently reporting a wreck with injuries at the 122 southbound lanes of Interstate 95.


Baxley expects transition to be a smooth one

Posted on December 30, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Tim Baxley has had more than six months to process his win over incumbent Sheriff Randy Garrett.
But he said Monday that when he’s sworn in at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clarendon County Courthouse, he still expects it to be like a surreal moment.
“It’s still exciting, especially now that it’s here,” Baxley said.
While the first few days after his win in the June 14 Democratic primary with 63 percent of the vote involved answering congratulatory messages, much of the past few months, Baxley said, has been working on making the change in office a smooth one for … Read the rest


A look back: Man charged with murder after brawl at business

Posted on December 30, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Manninglive.com will be looking at the Top 15 stories of 2016, with a few updates here and there as available, over the next few days.

A 27-year-old Manning man was charged with manslaughter for his alleged role in the death of a 34-year-old Gable man during a fight at Mid-Eastern Truck Wash on Aug. 25.
Wallace Demery Jr. of 3019 Arlen Road in Manning was taken to the Clarendon County Detention Center after deputies responded to the report of a fight at the business on A.M. Nash Road.
According to reports, when deputies arrived and asked what was … Read the rest


Jail holds 17th annual Helping Hands Luncheon

Posted on December 30, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

Three families with children between the ages of 2 to 10 were treated Dec. 21 to a full-course meal, followed by a surprise visit from Santa at the Clarendon County Detention Center’s 17th annual Helping Hands Luncheon.
“The little ones hauled away gift bags they could barely carry that contained an assorted variety of age-appropriate toys, electronics and clothing” said Director Shelton Hughes. “The mothers also received gift cards.
“The event was very well-received, and it was truly heartwarming to see the smiles on the children’s faces as they were presented with their individual gift bags by staff,” Hughes added.… Read the rest


MFD responds to kitchen fire on Major Drive

Posted on December 30, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The Manning Fire Department is currently responding to reports of a kitchen fire on Major Drive. According to reports, a pot on the stove caught fire, filling the home with smoke. Chief Mitch McElveen said the fire has been contained.


County responding to woods fire on Brewington Road

Posted on December 30, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently responding to a grass and woods fire off Brewington Road in Clarendon County.


A look back: Fire means total loss for Compass restaurant

Posted on December 30, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Manninglive.com will be looking at the Top 15 stories of 2016, with a few updates here and there as available, over the next few days.

Sumter Fire Department Public Information Officer Joey Duggan said the investigation continues into what caused a popular restaurant on U.S. 378 to burn to the ground over the summer.
The Compass, which sits about three miles outside of Turbeville close to the 135 exit for Interstate 95, caught fire about 10:45 p.m. July 26 during one of its off days. Passersby familiar with the restaurant said the restaurant was typically open Thursday through … Read the rest


A look back: New Zion man sentenced to life for two murders

Posted on December 30, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Manninglive.com will be looking at the Top 15 stories of 2016, with a few updates here and there as available, over the next few days.

A 34-year-old New Zion man charged in summer 2013 in two counties for the deaths of three women will spend the rest of his life in prison, according to court records.
The Clarendon County Public Court Index shows that Jeffery Eady, formerly of 1054 527 Subdivision Road in New Zion, pleaded guilty Sept. 19 to two counts of murder and one count each of armed robbery; grand larceny of a value of $10,000 … Read the rest


JCMC Haven of Rest to meet Wednesday

Posted on December 30, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Reset will hold its regular public monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 4 at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Parking is available in the lot nearest the entrance to the church’s fellowship hall. For more information, call Ann Driggers at (803) 460-5572.


Why love handles can be dangerous to your health

Posted on December 30, 2016 3:03 am by Staff Reports

If you see “love handles” hanging over the sides of your pants when you look in the mirror, you might be concerned by the way that they affect your appearance. However, love handles aren’t just unsightly; they can also be dangerous to your health. If you have been putting off doing something about your love handles, now is the time to take them seriously. Here’s why.

Your Heart Could Be at Risk
Even though most people already know that being overweight or obese can have an effect on your heart health and can cause you to be at a higher … Read the rest


Today in History: Dec. 30

Posted on December 30, 2016 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1066 – Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.
1419 – Hundred Years’ War: Battle of La Rochelle
1460 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield.
1702 – Queen Anne’s War: James Moore, Governor of the Province of Carolina, abandons the Siege of St. Augustine.
1813 – War of 1812: British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York.
1816 – The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.… Read the rest


A look back: Voters say ‘yes’ to Sunday alcohol sales

Posted on December 29, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Manninglive.com will be looking at the Top 15 stories of 2016, with a few updates here and there as available, over the next few days.

More than 7,100 Clarendon County voters said “yes” at the polls Nov. 8 to allow for the sale of alcohol – beer and wine, that is – at both restaurants and stores on Sundays. About 4,300 residents voted no to the measure, which had been allowed on the ballot after several meetings by Clarendon County Council over the summer.
The measure was championed by several local business groups, and was supported by the … Read the rest


A look back: Hospital sees significant changes

Posted on December 29, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Manninglive.com will be looking at the Top 15 stories of 2016, with a few updates here and there as available, over the next few days.

It’s no surprise that Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath dominated headlines in the latter part of the year, and that stories related to the storm take up a majority of the top-viewed spots on manninglive.com.
Trailing not too far behind, however, is McLeod Health Clarendon, which transitioned from Clarendon Memorial Hospital in mid-2016 after first announcing a change in leadership, then a loss of $4 million and then an affiliation with the Florence … Read the rest


A look back: Matthew drowns Clarendon

Posted on December 29, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Manninglive.com will be looking at the Top 15 stories of 2016, with a few updates here and there as available, over the next few days.

Skepticism was high among Clarendon residents in late September as the second of two hurricanes threatened to skirt the South Carolina coast within a two-week period.
But Hurricane Matthew did what Tropical Storm Hermine had failed to do, plunging Clarendon residents into a week of darkness in some places, and causing more than $5.6 million in damages throughout the county.
It’s no surprise, then, that Matthew and its aftermath dominated headlines in the … Read the rest


Harrington named 2016 Manning Police Officer of the Year

Posted on December 29, 2016 1:01 pm by Sharon Hall

Lt. Carroll Harington was chosen by his peers recently to be the Manning Police Department 2016 Officer of the Year.
Chief Blair Shaffer presented the award to the 58-year-old last week at the department’s annual luncheon.
“I would hope that I was chosen for the award by my peers because I am good at what I do and because I do everything I need to do,” said Harrington. “I enjoy my job and I feel extremely honored that I was chosen for this award.”
Harrington has served in the police department for 34 years. He started working for the Manning … Read the rest


Thunderstorm Watch, Lake Wind advisory in effect for Clarendon

Posted on December 29, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued both a Thunderstorm Watch and a Lake Wind Advisory for Clarendon County through 4 p.m. Wednesday. At 9:14 a.m., a strong thunderstorm was located about eight miles west of St. Matthews, moving east at 40 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with the storm.


Swamp Fox Murals celebrate 15th anniversary

Posted on December 29, 2016 5:05 am by Sharon Hall

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society has managed to put up 29 painted panoramas throughout Clarendon County, and it will celebrate its 15th year of doing so with the refurbishment of one of the first in early 2017.
“We are going to have to replace one early in the year,” said George Summers, who co-founded the movement with his wife, Carole, in the late 1990s. George said the couple’s goal in starting the society was to create an tourist attraction in the area.
“We also wanted our residents to know the history,” he said.
The first mural went on the … Read the rest


Should you be eating gluten-free?

Posted on December 29, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Gluten free eating – it’s a popular trend in the US, with approximately 30 percent of US adults now eating foods without gluten, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation. But is it really necessary, or is this a fad that will go the way of pet rocks and hula hoops? Should you be eating gluten free? The answer is – it depends.

What’s Gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in some grains – most notably wheat – although gluten also occurs in barley, rye, oatmeal and triticale, which is a wheat/rye hybrid. The protein is what gives breads made from … Read the rest


Today in History: Dec. 29

Posted on December 29, 2016 12:12 am by Staff Reports

875 – Charles the Bald King of the Franks is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor Charles II.
1170 – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church.
1427 – The Ming army begins its withdraw from Hanoi, ending the Chinese domination of Đại Việt.
1503 – The Battle of Garigliano (1503) was fought between a Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba and a French army commanded by Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo
1508 – Portuguese forces … Read the rest


Evening Weather: Wednesday, Dec. 28

Posted on December 28, 2016 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low about 52. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.





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