Monthly Archives: July 2017

Program seeks more male volunteers to help abused, neglected children

Posted on July 28, 2017 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program is challenging men to volunteer and be “a consistent and caring adult for an abused or neglected child,” according to local Director Celestine Cooper.
“Across South Carolina, there is a shortage of men advocating for children in court,” she said. “In 2016, more than 2,300 South Carolina residents served as GAL volunteers. Of those, only 18 percent were men, while half of all children who need a guardian are male. GAL volunteers play a powerful role in child advocacy.”
Cooper said that GAL volunteers are trained to advocate for the children they … Read the rest


Our plan replaces failing Obamacare

Posted on July 28, 2017 3:03 am by Sen. Tim Scott

We recognize that securing Americans’ health care future is absolutely paramount. The Senate can now vote on a variety of bipartisan proposals and amendments to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable care.

The process of repealing the Affordable Care Act began in November 2010, when voters across the country rejected the bill and sent the largest freshman class since World War II to the House of Representatives.

The Senate alone has had more than 60 hearings on the ACA and solutions for replacing it. For example, I authored bipartisan legislation, the PACE Act, signed by President Obama … Read the rest


Today in History: Friday, July 28

Posted on July 28, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1364 – Troops of the Republic of Pisa and the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina.
1364 – In the Eighty Years’ War the Spanish capture the strategic Dutch fortress of Schenkenschans
1540 – Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.
1571 – La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines is founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomiendas (provinces) in the country.
1656 – Battle of Warsaw begins.
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2017 Clarendon’s Best Shoe Store: Linda’s

Posted on July 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Linda’s was named by Manning Times’ readers as the 2017 Clarendon’s Best Shoe Store.


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Pinewood man faces multiple charges after fleeing checkpoint

Posted on July 27, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

A Pinewood man faces multiple charges after allegedly running from a safety checkpoint being staged by the Sumter Police Department on Saturday morning.
Dezmond A. Mitchell, 26, of 3548 Bomar Trail in Pinewood, was charged with failure to stop for a blue light; possession of a weapon; possession of a controlled substance; driving under the influence, first offense; and open container.
Mitchell allegedly fled the checkpoint about 11:45 p.m. Friday and ultimately wrecked at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Drive near downtown Sumter shortly after midnight.


Ham named to state Business Development Corporation

Posted on July 27, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Bank of Clarendon President J. Barry Ham has been named to the Board of Directors of Business Development Corporation of South Carolina.
Ham began his career with the Manning-based bank as a part-time teller in 1984. He became president in 2006 and, since then, the bank has increased by 60 percent in assets to $265 million. Founded in 1932 as the Clarendon Cash Depository, the Bank of Clarendon now has five full-service offices in Manning, Summerton, Santee and Sumter.
Ham has held leadership roles with the Independent Community Banks of America, the South Carolina Bankers Association, the Clarendon County Development … Read the rest


Peanut Gang celebrates 25 years with Camp Happy Days

Posted on July 27, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Earlier this month, “The Peanut Gang”, a group of South Carolina Electric and Gas employees and retirees celebrated 25 years at Camp Happy Days’ annual summer camp in Summerton, South Carolina by serving over 275 children their signature peanuts.
From July 28, South Carolina children battling cancer and their siblings attended Camp Happy Days’ summer camp at Camp Bob Cooper near Summerton.
“The entire week was filled with new and exciting adventures that allowed campers to escape the trials of battling cancer for a week and simply be a kid,” said volunteer Bill Ellis.
On July 5, campers and counselors … Read the rest


Get tickets now for Burger Night!

Posted on July 27, 2017 10:10 am by Staff Reports

Tickets are being pre-sold for Burger Night at The Manning Times and Corner Diner to support Judge James Dingle and Clarendon County Dancing with the Stars. Tickets are $6, which gets you a burger, fries and a drink. All tips will go toward Dingle’s participation in Dancing with the Stars. Your guest waitresses will be Bailey Moore, Leigh Ann Maynard, Sharon Thames and Brandi Holliday. For more information, call (803) 435-8422.


Wilson to receive state building rehab award

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Main Street South Carolina recognized Bobby Wilson of Manning with the 2017 Gaines Jontz Rehabilitation Award. Main Street South Carolina is a program of the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
This award recognizes excellence in façade or total building rehabilitation. The project must demonstrate quality and appropriateness of design, materials and construction, and have a positive impact on the commercial district.
In 2012, the roof of the historic Alderman’s 20 Stores in One building had collapsed, breaking the sprinkler line and flooding the building in downtown Manning.
“The renovation of the Alderman building is the perfect example of how a … Read the rest


Today in History: Thursday, July 27

Posted on July 27, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1054 – Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
1189 – Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
1202 – Georgian–Seljuk wars: At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum.
1214 – Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France decisively defeats Imperial, English and Flemish armies, effectively ending John of England’s Angevin Empire.
1299 – According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to … Read the rest


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James Sieber Wellock

Posted on July 26, 2017 5:05 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

James Sieber “Jim” Wellock, 89, husband of Betty Jo Edgin Wellock, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Born April 29, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of the late Howard Wellock and the late Edna Sieber Wellock. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served as a Ham Radio Operator in Germany. He was a member of several racing associations in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania and he loved to fly airplanes. He was a retired engineer with Alltel Telecommunications Company.
He is survived by his wife of more than 66 years of Manning; … Read the rest


Cecelia Harvin Eadon

Posted on July 26, 2017 3:03 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Cecelia Harvin “Ceil” Eadon, 95, beloved wife of 52 years of the late Julius Romey Eadon Jr., died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter.
Born June 5, 1922, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Stewart Ingram Harvin and Leila Burgess Harvin. She was a graduate of Manning High School and Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was a charter member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, PCA.
She is survived by her children, Cecelia Mooneyhan of Florence, Julius R. Eadon III of Atlanta, Georgia, Marian Eadon of Manning and Leila “Doll” Eadon of … Read the rest


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Scott’s Branch grad named assistant VP for SAFE

Posted on July 26, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Scott’s Branch High School graduate Brandon Oliver has been named one of three new assistant vice-presidents at SAFE Federal Credit Union.
Oliver has worked for the bank for eight years. He started as a teller before moving to office manager and branch manager to regional branch director during that time.
He received a degree in management from Clemson University and is a member of the Camden Kiwanis Club board.
Andrew Huckeba has worked with the bank for five years, moving from branch manager to regional branch director. He has also accepted a new role as assistant vice-president. He graduated in … Read the rest


2017 Clarendon’s Best Land Clearing: Ricky’s Tree Service

Posted on July 26, 2017 9:09 am by Staff Reports

Ricky’s Tree Service was voted by Manning Times’ readers as the 2017 Clarendon’s Best Land Clearing Service.


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