Monthly Archives: August 2017

AG applauds judge’s striking overtime rule

Posted on August 31, 2017 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson today applauded a federal judge’s ruling to strike down an Obama-era overtime rule that he believes would have hurt small businesses. South Carolina and 20 other states had sued the federal government in 2016 to overturn the new rule. “This overtime rule is bad for South Carolina businesses,” Wilson said. “It would take away employment opportunities for South Carolinians.” U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant ruled Thursday that the Department of Labor exceeded its authority by issuing the rule. The Fair Labor Standards Act sets the federal minimum wage and requires overtime pay for… Read the rest

2017 Clarendon’s Best Venue: The Marion House

Posted on August 31, 2017 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning Times’ readers voted The Marion House as the 2017 Clarendon’s Best Venue.

Severe Weather Statement issued for Clarendon County

Posted on August 31, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Severe Weather Statement for part of Clarendon County, calling for a strong thunderstorm to affect the west central portion of the area. At 4:29 p.m., a strong thunderstorm was located near Brookdale, moving northeast at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with this storm. Locations impacted could include Summerton, Elloree, Pinewood and Lake Marion. If you are on the lake, you are advised to get out of the water and to move indoors or inside of a vehicle. Lightning can strike out to 10 miles from… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats fall to Thomas Sumter

Posted on August 31, 2017 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Lady Swampcats volleyball team fell 3-0 against Thomas Sumter Academy on Monday by final game scores of 25-14, 25-14 and 25-12. Kayla Acord had three serve points and three digs. Trinity Harrington had three serve points and an ace. Maggie Josey had four serve points and one ace, along with two kills and two blocks. Abby Haney had three serve points and two aces. Madilyn Richburg had three kills and two blocks. Madisyn Hudson had one serve point. Bailey Moore had two serve points. Perry Lee Love Hicks had five serve points, one ace and… Read the rest

Posted on August 31, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports


Summerton VFW to meet third Thursday

Posted on August 31, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11078 of Summerton will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the VFW Post on Cantey Street, directly behind First Citizens Bank. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. All members and potential new members are invited to attend. For more information, call Post Commander Carl A. Farley at (803) 478-7593 or (803) 460-8910.

Longtime Pig employee retires after 45 years

Posted on August 31, 2017 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

When George King hangs up his apron later today at the Manning Piggly Wiggly, it will be for the final time. After 45 years with the store, King is retiring. “I wanted to go out before I’m 70 years old, and I’ve only got a month left,” said King, who serves as the store’s meat market manager. “So, Thursday is my last day.” King began his work in the grocery industry at a Sav-Way in Maryland. He had just completed a turn in the military, and he and his wife settled up north for a while. The pair eventually had… Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats fall to Thomas Sumter

Posted on August 31, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats fell to Thomas Sumter Academy on Monday in volleyball by a final score of 2-0. Game scores were 28-26 and 25-17. Kinsey Bjork had three serve points. Abby Anderson had five serve points. Kelsie Austin had 11 serve points and five aces. Brooke Thompson had three serve points and two kills.

Gallery: Lady Swampcats defeat Thomas Sumter Academy

Posted on August 31, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity girls tennis team hosted Thomas Sumter Academy on Monday at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, although the matches were continued to Tuesday due to rain on Monday. Competition was fierce, but the Lady Swampcats prevailed with a final match score of 6-3. Mason Ham split sets with Maddison Townsend, and Ham won the 10-point tie breaker to take the first singles match. Carrie Rickenbaker played Riley De Lavan split sets for the second singles match. De Lavan came away with the win in the tie breaker with a score of 14-12. Madison Ham and… Read the rest

Today in History: Aug. 31

Posted on August 31, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1056 – After a sudden illness a few days previously, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies childless, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty. 1218 – Al-Kamil becomes Sultan of Egypt, Syria and northern Mesopotamia on the death of his father Al-Adil I. 1314 – King Håkon V Magnusson moves the capital of Norway from Bergen to Oslo. 1422 – King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months. 1776 – William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey, begins serving his first term. 1795 – War of… Read the rest

Today in History: Thursday, Aug. 31

Posted on August 31, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1056 – After a sudden illness a few days previously, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies childless, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty. 1218 – Al-Kamil becomes sultan of the Ayyubid dynasty. 1314 – King Haakon V of Norway moves the capital from Bergen to Oslo. 1422 – King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months. 1776 – William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey, begins serving his first term. 1795 – War of the First Coalition: The British capture Trincomalee (present-day Sri Lanka) from… Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats fall to Trinity Byrnes

Posted on August 30, 2017 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats volleyball team fell Tuesday night to Trinity-Byrnes by a final score of 2-1. Game scores were 25-13 (W), 26-24 (L) and 25-22 (L). Kelsie Austin had 16 serve points and 10 aces. Abby Anderson had six serve points and an ace. Kinsey Bjork had two serve points. Callie Thompson had 14 serve points and seven aces. Brooke Thompson had three serve points and two aces. Lakin Reaves had three serve points and two aces. The team’s record is now 0-3.

Beware of fraudulent charities in wake of Hurricane Harvey

Posted on August 30, 2017 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

In response to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, many South Carolinians are searching for ways to help victims. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is advising consumers to be on the lookout for fake charities. Here are a few tips to ensure donations get to those in need: – Seek out a charity. Be cautious of groups that approach you. Obtain information on a particular charity by visiting the SC Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.sc.gov/Public_Charities or by calling 803-734-1790. – Donate to well-known charities. Watch out for charities that have sprung up overnight. Do not assume a charity… Read the rest

Belle Childers Ridgeway Jeffcoat

Posted on August 30, 2017 2:02 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

GASTON – Belle Childers Ridgeway Jeffcoat, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Millenium Post Acute Rehab in West Columbia. Born June 11, 1934, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Gamble Childers and the late Emily Tucker Childers. She was an avid gardener and she attended First Baptist Church of Gaston. She is survived by her daughter, Sheryl Lynn Ridgeway (Tracy Ballard) of Gaston; two grandchildren, Ronald Edward Ridgeway Jr. (Tiffany) of Rock Hill and Samantha Ridgeway McCaw (Josh) of West Columbia; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded… Read the rest

Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive on Sunday at Turbeville IGA

Posted on August 30, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Facebook

There will be a Hurricane Harvey Relief Supply Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Turbeville IGA. Items being collected include water, pet food, pet carriers, socks, underwear, blankets, pillows, toiletries, non-perishable food items, diapers, cleaning supplies, insect repellent and box fans.

Mooing Elephant putting 10 percent of all sales to Harvey victims

Posted on August 30, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Mooing Elephant, formerly CJ’s Creations on Rigby Street in Manning, is currently putting 10 percent of all proceeds on this week’s sales to Mercy Chefs, who aided Clarendon County during the 2015 flood. Mercy Chefs is now aiding Hurriane Harvy victims in central and southern Texas. Melissa Mahoney, one of the store’s owners, is pictured here in her makeshift “driveway” after the 2015 flood. “Because of some amazing volunteers, it was fixed as quickly as possible,” she said “Our hearts and prayers go out to the state of Texas during this tough time. Y’all come support them.”

Woman claims man broke home furnishings, assaulted her

Posted on August 30, 2017 9:09 am by Staff Reports

A 52-year-old woman living in the 100 block of Dickson Street in Manning told officers with the Manning Police Department about 7:30 a.m. Aug. 19 that a 47-year-old man assaulted her before breaking two of the home’s windows, causing about $50 in damages, and also putting a dent in the floor, causing about $150 in damages, during an argument over a cell phone she claimed to have never had. The woman said the man also broke her glass coffee table valued at $100. The man told police that the argument was not about a cell phone, but that the woman… Read the rest

Today in History: Wednesday, Aug. 30

Posted on August 30, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

526 – King Theoderic the Great dies of dysentery at Ravenna; his daughter Amalasuntha takes power as regent for her 10-year-old son Athalaric. 1282 – Peter III of Aragon lands at Trapani to intervene in the War of the Sicilian Vespers. 1363 – The five-week Battle of Lake Poyang begins, in which the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders (Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang) meet to decide who will supplant the Yuan dynasty. 1464 – Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope. 1574 – Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master. 1590 – Tokugawa Ieyasu… Read the rest

SCDNR to conduct courtesy boat inspections for Labor Day weekend

Posted on August 29, 2017 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will conduct courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings during Labor Day weekend. Officials say that this holiday is among the busiest times of the year for South Carolina lakes and waterways, and boating safety is highly encouraged in the hopes of keeping everyone’s weekend fun and safe. Inspections will be underway from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Alex Harvin Landing off S.C. 260 in Manning, specifically. SCDNR boating safety and enforcement officers will perform quick but thorough inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor… Read the rest

Smunk-Holladay engagement

Posted on August 29, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

Mr. and Mrs. William Louis Smunk announce the engagement of their daughter, Louise Alsbrook Smunk, to Kenneth Hunter Holladay ,son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thomas Holladay. Louise is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. She is employed with McLeod Regional Medical Center. Hunter is a graduate of Wofford College and is self-employed. The wedding is planned for Sept. 30, 2017, at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in Kingstree.

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