Monthly Archives: January 2019

Recycling Event

Posted on January 31, 2019 8:08 pm by Manning Live

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Today in History: Jan. 31

Posted on January 31, 2019 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

314 – Pope Sylvester I succeeds Pope Miltiades.
1504 – Treaty of Lyon: France cedes Naples to Ferdinand II of Aragon.
1578 – The Battle of Gembloux takes place.
1606 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is executed for plotting against Parliament and King James.
1747 – The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
1801 – John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.
1814 – Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present-day Argentina).
1846 – After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown … Read the rest


Posted on January 30, 2019 8:08 pm by Laura Stone

LMA JV girls lost to Florence Christian on Tuesday with a final score of 14-23. Madison Truett and Callie Thompson both scored four points, and Paisley Anderson, Reagan Barrett and LB Brogdon scored two each. The team is 1-5 on region.

LMA hosts Orangeburg Prep on Friday.

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity boys

Posted on January 30, 2019 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball remained undefeated on the season at 22-0 with a 103-41 victory over Dorchester Academy on Tuesday in Summerton. With four players in double figures, the Saints were paced by Traveon Davis with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Zyan Gilmore added 23 points, and Tyrese Mitchum added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Kylic Horton finished with 10 points and Quavion Miller added nine points. The Saints are now 11-0 in region play and will play Colleton Prep at Clarendon Hall on friday.

OBITUARY: Grace Letha Gipe Elson

Posted on January 30, 2019 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

Grace Letha Gipe Elson, 95, widow of William Owens Elson, died Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at her home.

Born November 25, 1923, in Fort Collins, Colorado, she was a daughter of the late Guilford Gipe and the late Dopha Alzada Hamill Gipe. She graduated from C.K. McClatchy High School and a secretarial college in Sacramento, California, and went on to work as a secretary at Mather Field for the Army Air Corps during WWII. There she met and married PFC William Elson on March 3, 1944. After WWII, they settled near his home in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. After 14 Read the rest

High speed chase goes into Williamsburg

Posted on January 30, 2019 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

Clarendon County deputies met a car at high speed on highway 301 on Wednesday. Deputies chased the vehicle down Juneburn. The driver sped through stop signs and headed toward Williamsburg County.

“We called chase off and notified Williamsburg,” said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley.

Former Fire Chief speaks to Historical Society

Posted on January 30, 2019 5:05 pm by Laura Stone

During the January meeting of the Clarendon County Historical Society, 2018 President Peggi Sorrell and Vice President/Treasurer Gene Benfield were re-elected to those positions for 2019. The election for secretary was held until the March meeting.

Colonel Summers informed the Society the Francis Marion Mural Society presently has two tours booked and one program request for April. He also stated John Oller, author of The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution, will speak at the College of Charleston Library on February 12. The Francis Marion Symposium will be held October 25-26.

On February 27, Francis Marion … Read the rest

House fire in Manning

Posted on January 30, 2019 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

Manning City fire fighters responded to a fire at 9:47 a.m. The Robertson home at 103 Richburg Street was in flames.

“Leaving the station, we could see smoke,” said Manning Fire Chief Mitch McElveen. “When we arrived, the structure was fully involved.”

The home was a single-family dwelling, where four adults and six children reside. Five of the children were at school, but the adults and infant present all got out safely. Two of the three dogs were killed, and the third has run away. The family thinks the pet is okay and hopes it will return to them.

The … Read the rest

Mistaken identity driving

Posted on January 30, 2019 9:09 am by Bobby Jonté

Cars have changed a lot in my lifetime. Yours, too, I bet! Headlight dimmer switch on the floor, three-speed shifter on the steering wheel and the changing of keys, just to name a few.

How about starting the car with no ignition key? You also have to push the brake before you can start the car or put the car in gear. That can cause lots of problems for us geezers.

One friend of mine nearly tore the gearshift lever off of the steering wheel. He didn’t know that he had to have his foot on the brake. After he … Read the rest

Posted on January 30, 2019 8:08 am by Laura Stone

Congrats  to Coach Rolando Shuler, Mark Turner, Terrance Morales, Keenan Brown, John Fulton Sr., Jersey Logan Sr., Travis Johnson, Coach Connor and the Varsity Mighty Monarchs Manning High School Men on their win against Waccamaw 66 to 44.

Today in History: Jan. 30

Posted on January 30, 2019 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

516 BCE – The Second Temple of Jerusalem finishes construction.
1018 – Poland and the Holy Roman Empire conclude the Peace of Bautzen.
1607 – An estimated 200 square miles (51,800 ha) along the coasts of the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary in England are destroyed by massive flooding, resulting in an estimated 2,000 deaths.
1648 – Eighty Years’ War: The Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.
1649 – King Charles I of England is beheaded.
1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is ritually executed more … Read the rest


Posted on January 29, 2019 8:08 pm by Laura Stone

The LMA JV boys defeated Florence Christian Tuesday night with a final score of 39-24. Scoring for LMA were Denzell Sigler with 12 points, Jaden Sanders and Bryce Acord with six points each, Kaden Nivens with five points and Clayton Lee and Isaiah Bilips with three points each.

Scoring for Florence Christian were Emekah Johnson and Wesley Peake with six points each.

LMA improves to 12-3 on the season and will play Camden Military on Thursday.

Posted on January 29, 2019 8:08 pm by Laura Stone

Congrats  to Coach Darren Mazyck, Jeffrey Addison and the Mighty Varsity Lady Manning High School Monarchs on their win against Waccamaw 61 to 16.

Posted on January 29, 2019 8:08 pm by Laura Stone

Congrats  to Coach Mark Turner and the Mighty Manning High School JV Monarch Men Team on their win against Waccamaw 40 to 29!

A honey-do weekend

Posted on January 29, 2019 5:05 pm by Laura Stone

This weekend, my husband and I dove into our laundry list of odd jobs around the house, many of which we’ve been putting off for some time. Yes, procrastination is alive and well in our home.

However, to be fair, procrastination often comes after long days at work, after which neither of us care if anything gets done other than needed household tasks such as laundry, dishes, cleaning bathrooms and a quick run of the vacuum. I wonder sometimes if it’s really fair to call it procrastination at that point.

Merriam Webster defines procrastination as putting something off intentionally and … Read the rest

OBITUARY: Imogene Baggette “Jean” Ridgeway

Posted on January 29, 2019 10:10 am by Laura Stone

Imogene Baggette “Jean” Ridgeway, 85, widow of Atford Fillmore Ridgeway, died Monday, January 28, 2019, at McLeod Hospice House.

Born December 9, 1933, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Baggette, Sr. and the late Macye Ether Ridgeway Baggette. She was a customer service representative for Health Source Provident for 30 years and a lifelong member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis R. Rochester (Ben) of Manning; two sons, Stan Ridgeway of Westminster and Dr. Reuben B. Ridgeway (Libby) of Orangeburg; two grandchildren, Tonya R. Foster of Manning and … Read the rest

Eastern Star chapter donates school supplies to Summerton children

Posted on January 29, 2019 9:09 am by Laura Stone

St. Paul Elementary received a second-semester gift of school supplies. The Silverleaf Chapter #333 of the Order of the Eastern Star, associated with the Masonic Silver Lodge #35 in Summerton, brought in notebooks, tissues, pens, pencils and an array of other supplies for the classrooms.

“We needed to do something for the young people, the children,” said Dora Polk, the chapter’s Worthy Matron. “We thought this would be a good thing to do and the right time, after the holidays.”

This is an ongoing project for the 20-member chapter, although it is the first year they have worked with St. … Read the rest

Main Street Manning’s Matchless Volunteer Fair

Posted on January 29, 2019 4:04 am by Laura Stone

Main Street Manning is hosting a Matchless Volunteer Fair from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday night, January 29, at the McLeod Health Medical Plaza Clarendon.

“We’re trying to match up volunteer organizations and people who want to get involved but don’t know how,” said Carrie Trebil, Director of Tourism and Community Development for the City of Manning. “It’s kind of like volunteer dating.”

Clarendon County used to have an interagency council that kept track of all volunteer organizations and maintained accurate contact information for each one. However, this, too, was a volunteer position, and Trebil states no one has stepped forward … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 29

Posted on January 29, 2019 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

661 – The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the death of Ali, and the Imamah of the Shia going to the second Imam, Hassan ibn Ali
757 – An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang dynasty and emperor of Yan, is murdered by his own son, An Qingxu.
904 – Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
1258 – First Mongol invasion of Đại Việt: Đại Việt defeats the Mongols at the battle of Đông Bộ Đầu, forcing the Mongols to withdraw from the country.
1790 – The first boat … Read the rest

Scott’s Branch Senior Extravaganza just around the corner

Posted on January 28, 2019 5:05 pm by Staff

By Sarah Middleton

The senior class of Scott’s Branch Middle/High School will host a Senior Extravaganza on February 9. There will be singing, dancing, comedy skits and more performed by Scott’s Branch seniors as well as local talent.

The coordinators of the Senior Extravaganza are Xa’Maquia Jackson and Amonte Brown, seniors of Scott’s Branch. They welcome the entire community to attend this event.

“We ensure that the community will see that greatness is evolving through our hallways, and students are setting the path for a bright future,” said Brown, who further assures their performance will provide entertainment and joy to Read the rest


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