Monthly Archives: October 2017

Today in History: Oct. 23

Posted on October 23, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

42 BC – Liberators’ civil war: Second Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus’s army. Brutus commits suicide. 425 – Valentinian III is elevated as Roman emperor at the age of six. 501 – The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theoderic the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius. 1086 – At the Battle of Sagrajas, the army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI. 1157 – The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed… Read the rest

Posted on October 22, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Snake oil and anonymous emails

Posted on October 22, 2017 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

I have never been the nicest person. As I’ve said many times before, I’m one of those people you have to get to know. Before that point, I’m generally stand-offish and skeptical of other people’s intentions. Funny that I’ve had a job for more than 16 years which requires me to deal with the public on a daily basis. Here lately, I find random messages from folks bother me more than they used to. It’s like I had a tank filled with some type of “able to handle random people running their mouths” fuel, and now I am slap out.… Read the rest

Posted on October 22, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

Sheriff’s Office recognizes Junious during Breast Cancer banquet

Posted on October 22, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Yolonda Conyers Junious has served as a victim’s advocate for the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office for about four years, said Sheriff Tim Baxley. He said she’s been dedicated, efficient and joyous in accomplishing her work. She has taken that same spirit into her fight against cancer, with which she was diagnosed in early February. “She’s a great person,” Baxley said. “That’s the first thing I could say about her. You see a lot of people who claim to be Christian, but you can look at her life and tell. You can see the way she walks with her faith. That’s… Read the rest

Dykes talks about Palmetto Boys State

Posted on October 22, 2017 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 10th of several small profiles about students who attended the 71st Palmetto Girls State and Boys state sessions. The students, all seniors from various Clarendon County Schools, were sponsored by various American Legion posts and their auxiliaries. The students spoke to their sponsors on Oct. 3 during a reception at First Baptist Church of Manning. Robert Earl Dykes was one of more than a dozen students who talked Oct. 3 about his experiences at the 71st Palmetto Boys State session, which was held June 11-17. Dykes was sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 68… Read the rest

Posted on October 22, 2017 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Today in History: Oct. 22

Posted on October 22, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

4004 BC – The world was created at approximately six o’clock in the evening, according to the Ussher chronology. 362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire. 451 – The Council of Chalcedon adopts the Chalcedonian Creed regarding the divine and human nature of Jesus Christ. 794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heian-kyō (now Kyoto). 906 – Ahmad ibn Kayghalagh leads a raid against the Byzantine Empire from Tarsus. He reaches the Halys River and takes 4,000–5,000 captives.[1] 1383 – The 1383–85 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando dies without… Read the rest

Unemployment rate drops in Clarendon, across state

Posted on October 21, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

A report released Friday by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce shows both a decrease in the unemployment rate for Clarendon County and the state at-large. The South Carolina unemployment rate now stands at 3.9 percent across the state, the lowest percentage since February 2001. This is down from 4 percent in August. In Clarendon County, the unemployment rate now stands at 5.4 percent, down from 6 percent in August. The rate was also 6 percent this time last year. “This is just another example of the tremendous potential of our state and our people,” said Gov. Henry… Read the rest

Injured Monarch player sent home with sprained neck

Posted on October 21, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A Manning High School football player injured during Friday’s game against Bishop England has been released from a Charleston area hospital. Monarch Coach Keith West said that Brandon Burgess was diagnosed with a sprained neck and released about 6 a.m. Saturday. He is now at home. “I talked with his mother, Tiffany, this morning,” said West. “He’s fine and he’s back home. Them releasing him so soon tells me that, while it’s a sprained neck, it’s not a serious, serious injury.” West said that he has not even thought about Burgess’ ability to play the rest of the season, which… Read the rest

Monarchs let lead slip to Bishop England

Posted on October 21, 2017 6:06 pm by Drew Tripp

DANIEL ISLAND – Manning let a late lead slip away Friday against Region 7-AAA rival Bishop England, falling 45-36 in gut-wrenching fashion. Ahead 436-32 with 45 seconds to play, the Monarchs (6-3, 0-3) gave up a touchdown pass by the Bishops’ Leo Albano, who’s desperate 44-yard heave barely made it over the fingertips of a leaping Manning defender, and into the hands of Will Bastian for the game-winning score. The Bishops (6-2, 3-0) forced a fumble on Manning’s ensuing drive, and Daniel Hollister recovered the ball in the end zone to account for the final score. The loss came after… Read the rest

Saturday Spotlight: EMS Asst. Supervisor Jeremy Evans

Posted on October 21, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the fourth in a series of profiles that will be posting each Saturday to highlight our first responders and dispatchers who keep Clarendon County a safe place to live. After each Saturday posting, the piece will appear in the following Thursday’s Manning Times. Jeremy Evans became a first responder in August 2000. Today, he serves as a paramedic and assistant supervisor with McLeod Health Clarendon County EMS. He is a 2000 graduate of Laurence Manning Academy. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A FIRST RESPONDER? I was exposed to it from a young age… Read the rest

Florence man arrested for dissemination of obscene material to a minor

Posted on October 21, 2017 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Brock Bladen Garrett, 20, of Scranton on one charge connected to the dissemination of obscene material to a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a member of the Minnesota ICAC Task Force, and Red Lake Nation Police Department assisted with the investigation. Investigators state Garrett sent a nude image to the minor victim via social media. Garrett was arrested on Tuesday. He is charged with one count of disseminating obscene… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 21

Posted on October 21, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1096 – People’s Crusade: A Seljuk Turkish army successfully fight off the People’s Army of the West. 1097 – First Crusade: Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, begin the Siege of Antioch. 1209 – Otto IV is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Innocent III. 1392 – Nanboku-chō, Japan: Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu. 1512 – Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg. 1520 – Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan. 1520 – João Álvares… Read the rest

Halftime: Saints

Posted on October 20, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Saints are up 52-34 at halftime against Newberry Academy.

Update: Saints

Posted on October 20, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Saints are up 16-12 against Newberry Academy in the second quarter.

Wreck at Paxville Highway, Home Branch Road

Posted on October 20, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at Paxville Highway and Home Branch Road. Traffic may be slower during this time.

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Deacon Mary Lee Rhames Green Pearson

Posted on October 20, 2017 1:01 pm by Dyson’s Home for Funerals

NEW YORK, New York – Deacon Mary Lee Rhames Green Pearson, 69, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late George and Malvenia Jones Rhames. She was the widow of Ralph T. Pearson. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at St Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Silver, with the Rev. W.J. Chandler, pastor, officiating. Final resting place will be at the church cemetery. Pearson will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service. The family… Read the rest

Kendrick Marcel Hughes

Posted on October 20, 2017 1:01 pm by Submitted by Reader

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – Kendrick Marcel Hughes, 31, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, following a brief illness. Born Oct. 15, 1985, in Houston, he was a son of Michelle Renee Blasher of Columbia and Shelton Leon Hughes Jr. of Manning. He attended the public schools of Knox County, Tennessee, and Beaufort and Clarendon counties. He attended Job Corps in Bamberg, where he received his high school diploma and forklift operator certification. He was employed in the construction industry. The family will receive visitors at the home of his brother, Nathan (Ronnisha) Leon Harvey,… Read the rest

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