Monthly Archives: February 2017

Man given drug charge after trespass call

Posted on February 10, 2017 2:02 am by Staff Reports

A 27-year-old Manning man was charged about 1:07 p.m. Jan. 5 with possession of crack cocaine and disorderly conduct after the Manning Police Department responded to a home on Calhoun Drive after a resident said she did not want the suspect in her home.
According to reports, the woman said that Michael Montreal White, 27, of 115 Calhoun St. in Manning, was in her attic and she didn’t want him there. Police let the alleged suspect know he had to leave the home, and he began using profanity toward the woman and police. Police conducted a search of the alleged … Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, Feb. 10

Posted on February 10, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1258 – Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
1306 – In front of the high altar of Greyfriar’s Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn sparking revolution in the Wars of Scottish Independence
1355 – The St Scholastica Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
1567 – Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is found strangled following an explosion at the Kirk o’ Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland, a suspected assassination.
1763 – French and Indian War: The Treaty … Read the rest

Man charged with assault, domestic violence after altercation with wooden pole

Posted on February 9, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

A 20-year-old Manning man was charged about 9:43 p.m. Jan. 4 with second-degree assault and battery and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after the Manning Police Department initially received a call about a disturbance at a home on Boundary Street.
According to reports, Patrick Aaron Herb, 20, of 214 E. Keitt St. in Manning, was located outside a Rigby Street business with no shirt on. A 32-year-old man living on Boundary Street told police that Herb and another suspect, a 17-year-old Manning boy, had assaulted him in the head and arm with a wooden pole at the … Read the rest

Posted on February 9, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted by Reader

Rev. Dr. Alonza Gibson offers miracles

Posted on February 9, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

By simple relief and faith in action with handiwork miracles and the Voice of God comes the Rev. Dr. A.O. King Gibson. Do you want to receive your miracle today? God has a solution planned before we ever know we have a problem. God’s right hand, the place of honor, power and authority. Ian Darrel Burke says, “Giving my testimony, testifying that I am a prior witness, a statement made to establish this: I had a head sickness of mind that even the physical doctor coud not cure. But when I met famous Dr. Alonza K. Gibson, God’s spirit came … Read the rest

Clarendon Hall students win 2nd at SCISA Quiz Bowl

Posted on February 9, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Clarendon Hall students Elizabeth Williams, Gabriel Collier, Harley Ryan and Henik Matarwala won second place on Wednesday in the South Carolina Independent School Association Middle School Quiz Bowl.

Clarendon Voter Registration director honored at annual conference

Posted on February 9, 2017 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Voter Registration and Elections Executive Director Shirley L. Black-Oliver received the Moore Award at the 42nd annual South Carolina Association of Registration and Elections Officials Legislative Conference held Jan. 27.
The Moore Award is presented to the member of SCARE who best exemplifies the spirit of the organization through their continued unselfish giving of time and efforts to make SCARE a more educated, concerned group that promotes training in individuals, as well as each county.
The Moore Award is the highest award that SCARE presents.
The Moore award is fashioned after the J. Mitchell Graham Award of the … Read the rest

Martin-McManus engagement

Posted on February 9, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lewis Martin of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Amelia Margaret Martin to Nicholas Hunter McManus, son of Mr and Mrs. Clyde Henry McManus Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Barney Melvin Stokes Jr. of Lugoff.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Gamble, formerly of Manning, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Stamey Albert Martin, formerly of Lancaster, and Mr. and Mrs. James Sieber Wellock of Manning.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Martin Hanks, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Henry McManus and Larry Alexander Robinson, … Read the rest

Lake Wind Advisory through 7 p.m.

Posted on February 9, 2017 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for Clarendon a county effective through 7 p.m. Thursday. Winds as high as 30 knots on the lake will cause rough chop and could capsize small watercraft.

SCDRO helps two families with damage from October 2015 flood

Posted on February 9, 2017 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Two unidentified Clarendon families are part of a batch helped recently by the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office, which announced Wednesday the placement of 11 families in new homes and the release of another 68 award letters for the repair or replacement of homes affected by the October 2015 flood.
The families receiving new housing completed the application and award process through SCDRO in November and December 2016. Their previous homes were severely damaged by the October 2015. The damaged homes were demolished and removed from the property. They are the first of many families SCDRO will serve, according to … Read the rest

Gov calls gas tax hike ‘last resort;’ doesn’t threaten veto

Posted on February 9, 2017 9:09 am by Seanna Adcox

Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday that raising the gas tax should be the “last resort” for fixing South Carolina’s crumbling roads but he wouldn’t answer whether he thinks the state has reached such “desperate circumstances.”

McMaster would not directly answer questions on whether he’d support or veto road-funding proposals in the House and Senate that include increasing the state’s 16-cents-per-gallon gas tax.

The Republican governor instead repeatedly told reporters he’s “not going to raise taxes on our people except as a last resort, and circumstances allow nothing else.”

Raising any tax should occur “only when we’re in desperate straits,” he … Read the rest

$23,000 tractor reported stolen from Sparrow and Kennedy

Posted on February 9, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

A Manning tractor dealership is reeling this week after the theft of a $23,000 riding lawn mower early Monday morning.
Reports from the Manning Police Department indicate that surveillance video at Sparrow and Kennedy Tractor Company at 305 E. Boyce St. in Manning captured video of the alleged thief spending nearly 45 minutes inside the company’s fence before taking a Z997R mower, one of the most expensive commercial mowers sold by the company.
It’s the second break-in at the store in as many months. The company suffered a break-in Dec. 10, 2016, after someone cut the fence in the same … Read the rest

The Super Bowl and the Daytona 500

Posted on February 9, 2017 4:04 am by Bobby Jonté

If you are like everyone else, you watched the Super Bowl this year.
There were all those ads and statements of (depending on your point of view) disorganized thinking. The Super Bowl is the culmination of months and years of hard work. There are the backstories of young athletes spending years of their lives to finally get to this greatest of all football games.
Compare the Super Bowl at the end of the football season to the Daytona 500. The Daytona 500 is the start of the NASCAR racing season. This race is touted as the biggest of the year. … Read the rest

Army dad surprises daughters after return from deployment

Posted on February 9, 2017 3:03 am by Sharon Hall

Laurence Manning Academy students Kerstin and Taryn Sporinsky didn’t suspect a thing on Tuesday when told they were needed outside. A teacher simply told them she needed their assistance.
But work wasn’t waiting; their father was. Army Sgt. Nick Sporinsky surprised his daughters with his unexpected return from deployment.
Sixth-grade Kerstin and eighth-grade Taryn had their suspicions after walking out the school’s doors. After all, they spotted fellow students holding up “Welcome Home” signs. They immediately became emotional.
The puzzled looks on their faces turned into anxious expressions as they waited to see what was going to happen. As they … Read the rest

Today in History: Thursday, Feb. 9

Posted on February 9, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

474 – Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1555 – Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
1621 – Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
1654 – The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
1788 – The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
1825 – After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams … Read the rest

Turbeville prison currently on lockdown

Posted on February 8, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

According to reports, Turbeville Correctional is currently on lockdown as of 8 p.m. Wednesday.
An official with the prison, which houses adult male offenders mostly sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act, said the prison was locked down, confirmed the lockdown about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, said that inmates had fought earlier in one wing of the facility.
“This incident was contained to one wing of a dorm,” said Department of Corrections Public Information Officer Sommer Sharpe. “Our institution has been secured, and no threat to the public existed.”
Sharpe said she could not release further details or get into specifics as … Read the rest

MJHS to participate in National No One Eats Alone Day on Friday

Posted on February 8, 2017 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

Manning Junior High School will join hundreds of schools across the country from 10:50 a.m. to 12:47 p.m. Friday to participate in National No One Eats Alone Day, a program that encourages students not only to sit with classmates they don’t know and get to know them, but also to spot others who might feel left out and include them.
The initiative is student-led and will be championed by students in The Original Six Foundation’s after-school program. Students have decorated the halls with No One Eats Alone Day posters and they will take charge the day of the event by … Read the rest

Proposal to shore up pensions to cost employers $827M

Posted on February 8, 2017 5:05 pm by Seanna Adcox

A proposal by legislators to shore up South Carolina’s pension system requires public employers to collectively put an additional $827 million into workers’ benefits over the next six years.

The proposal advanced unanimously Wednesday by a joint House-Senate pension study committee caps workers’ contributions. Legislators say South Carolina’s public employees already pay among the nation’s highest rates for benefits.

Beginning July 1, workers in the state’s main retirement plan would contribute 9 percent of their salaries. Officers and firefighters in the smaller law enforcement plan would contribute 9.75 percent. That means an additional $42 million would collectively come out of … Read the rest

Man punched during argument at Darlington Street home

Posted on February 8, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

A 33-year-old Manning man told the Manning Police Department about 12:05 a.m. Jan. 8 that a 53-year-old Manning man pushed him and punched him during an argument at a home on Darlington Street where the alleged suspect lives.
A woman living in the home said that the alleged suspect asked the younger man to leave the home several times, and that the younger man refused. She told police she also heard the younger man make several threats to the alleged suspect before and after the altercation.
Police reported that the alleged victim admitted that he had refused to leave the … Read the rest

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