Monthly Archives: June 2018

Today in History: June 24

Posted on June 24, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1312 BC – Mursili II launches a campaign against the Kingdom of Azzi-Hayasa.
217 BC – The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
109 – Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 kilometres (25 miles) north-west of Rome.
474 – Julius Nepos forces Roman usurper Glycerius to abdicate the throne and proclaims himself Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
637 – The Battle of Moira is fought between the High King of Ireland and the Kings of Ulster and Dál … Read the rest

Summerton Rotary’s newest member

Posted on June 23, 2018 10:10 pm by Cindy Risher

Carl McIntosh, Assistant District Governor, inducts Patrik Schneider as a new member.

Woman, 46, killed while crossing US 378

Posted on June 23, 2018 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

A 46-year-old woman was killed early Saturday morning as she was attempting to cross U.S. 378 near Sheep Island Road in the Turbeville area, according to Coroner Bucky Mock.
Polly Foster, who lived in the rural Olanta and Turbeville areas, died on the scene, said Mock.
“Ms. Forester died around 3:04 a.m. this morning,” Mock said Saturday afternoon. “No autopsy will be held. Toxicology samples have been sent to the lab for results.”
Mock said Foster’s family was notified this afternoon.
According to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Foster was attempting to cross U.S. 378 when … Read the rest

Summerton Rotary holds annual dinner June 14

Posted on June 23, 2018 2:02 pm by Cindy Risher

The Summerton Rotary Club was founded in 2006 by Cleve Dowell, William Johnson and George Summers. The club meets each Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. at St. Matthias Church located at 9 N. Dukes Street in Summerton.

The club held their annual dinner at Manning Restaurant on June 14. This meeting boasted record attendance and included welcoming new member Patrik Schneider as a new member. Rotary member Gloria Joseph was recognized and awarded the Rotarian of the Year honor for her many contributions of time and effort throughout the year. After a busy year of service and fundraising, outgoing President … Read the rest

Crunching the primary election numbers highlights low voter turn-out

Posted on June 23, 2018 6:06 am by Cindy Risher

The recent primary results in Clarendon County reflected the will of the people, well, at least those who bothered to go to the polls to vote.

During a primary election, voters must choose a party affiliation to vote for. What’s important is it does not have to be your preferred party but which ever one you chose, you are limited to that same ballot should there be a run-off. For example, if you are a Republican but chose to cross over and vote for your local candidate of choice on the Democrat ticket, that is fine. But, it means you … Read the rest

Letter: Gas prices in Manning too high

Posted on June 23, 2018 6:06 am by Submitted via Email

It is time for Manning to do something about the gas prices. Manning is 30 cents a gallon higher than surrounding towns, including Turbeville. It can’t be blamed on suppliers, as Murphy at Walmart has their own, so this leads for people to think we are being gouged. Enough is enough.

New Zion

Posted on June 23, 2018 1:01 am by Cindy Risher

Today in History: June 23

Posted on June 23, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

229 – Sun Quan proclaims himself emperor of Eastern Wu.
1266 – War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Trapani, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet, capturing all its ships.
1280 – The Battle of Moclín takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada. The battle resulted in a Granadian victory.
1305 – A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
1532 – Henry … Read the rest

Summerton Town Council updates community

Posted on June 22, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

During the June meeting of the Summerton Town Council, Jessica Johnson, auditor with the Hobbs Group, presented the 2017 audit of the town books. The Hobbs Group is independent from the Summerton Town Council to ensure an unbiased audit. They received an unmodified opinion, which, according to Johnson, is the highest opinion they could receive.

The Hobbs Group found nothing wrong with Summerton’s internal controls, and the 2017 numbers were consistent with the 2016 numbers.

Reverend Robert China offered an update from the Summerton Community Action Group. The group is seeking to bring due recognition to members of the community … Read the rest

National organization recognizes deputies for saving woman’s life

Posted on June 22, 2018 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

Three deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office who saved a woman from a submerged vehicle a little more than a year ago have already been recognized multiple times locally.
Now, the trio has been recognized nationally. Maj. Donnie Drose, Cpl. Kevin Wilson and Sgt. Clay Conyers were recognized this week as June 2018 Officers of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Sheriff Tim Baxley said that a passing motorist observed a submerged vehicle in the evening hours of April 30, 2017, near the intersection of S.C. 260 and Herring Drive and immediately called 911. Baxley … Read the rest

Posted on June 22, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

Posted on June 22, 2018 5:05 pm by Cindy Risher

David Way selected to attend Boys State

Posted on June 22, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

David Way, a junior at Scott’s Branch High School, was selected to attend Boys State June 10-16 at Anderson University in the upstate.

Lakevue Landing is an environmentally friendly marina

Posted on June 22, 2018 9:09 am by Laura Stone

Local marina Lakevue Landing, located on Camp Shelor Road, became more environmentally friendly on June 13. As a small marina on Lake Marion, Lakevue Landing offers a fueling station for area boaters starting between 7 and 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

When personal boat owners stop by to fuel their boats, a problem often arises. Small amounts of fuel or oil are dripped into the water, which can harm fish and other water wildlife and disrupt the ecosystem of the lake.

Both boaters and the marina can be fined for minor spills. However, … Read the rest

Dandy Don to perform at the library on Monday

Posted on June 22, 2018 6:06 am by Submitted via Email

Family Friendly Entertainment with Dandy Don at 10:00 a.m. June 25. This event is FREE and will feature classic cowboy and western music performed by Dandy Don of Florence, SC. All ages are welcome to attend.

June is fireworks safety month

Posted on June 21, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

As July 4th fast approaches, many families are planning picnics, barbeques and fun with fireworks. However, fireworks can come with visits to the emergency room if proper safety procedures are not followed.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) 2016 Fireworks Annual Report, released June 2017, there were an estimated 11,100 injuries and four confirmed deaths directly related to non-occupational fireworks. Thirty-one percent of the injuries happened to children aged 15 and under.

While most of the injuries were treated and the patient released, seven percent of the injured patients had to be admitted to the hospital. Many … Read the rest

A Second Chance Animal Shelter is requesting donations

Posted on June 21, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted via Facebook

A Second Chance Animal Shelter is in dire need of some items to help their shelter babies get through this extremely hot weather.

They are open for donations from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Items needed include popsicle molds, ice trays, and lots of chicken broth or chicken stock.

A Second Chance is located at 5079 Alex Harvin Highway and their phone number is (803) 473-7075.

Posted on June 21, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Camp Happy Days is 10 days away and still in need of donations

Posted on June 21, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

Camp Happy Days is only 10 days away. If you would like to help make a positive impact on this effort, please purchase item(s) from the list below and drop them off at either The Manning Times office, located at 230 East Boyce Street in Manning or two doors down at The Corner Diner, located at 302 East Boyce Street.
  Quantity Item
General 150 cases Bottles of water, 16.9 oz
  Quantity Item
Painters Pit 2 Silver metallic sharpies (thin)
  6 1 inch masking tape
  2 of each color Body paint (pink, light blue, silver, white, yellow, red,
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Letia Davis, a junior at Scott’s Branch High School, selected for Girls State

Posted on June 20, 2018 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

Scott’s Branch High School junior, Letia Davis, was selected to be a delegate and attended the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

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