State budget includes $500,000 for early learning programs that benefit Clarendon students

Posted by | June 16, 2017 1:53 am

A nationwide non-profit that advocates for children and which provides early learning programs across the state has been included in the 2017-18 state budget, which takes effect July 1. Gov. Henry McMaster approved the budget Monday; it includes $500,000 for Save the Children’s early learning programs, which benefit students in Clarendon School Districts 1, 2 and 3, along with districts in Barnwell, Lee, Orangeburg and Union counties. “The South Carolina legislature made a wise investment in supporting Save the Children’s early learning programs, which help thousands of kids in rural areas each year and ensure that they will start kindergarten… Read the rest

Post 68 sends 9 to Palmetto Boys State

Posted by | June 16, 2017 1:01 am

The Williams-Burgess American Legion Post No. 68 in Manning has sent nine delegates to Palmetto Boys State at Anderson University, which began Sunday and will continue through Saturday. Pictured from left to right are Robert Dykes, Hunter White, Trevor Turcotte, Jason Woodbury, Dawson Hatfield, Brice Lancey, Brent Jordan, Robert Sorell and Hunter Hughes. Photo provided by Dr. David Woodbury.

Today in History: Friday, June 16

Posted by | June 16, 2017 12:00 am

363 – Emperor Julian marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal Roman forces suffered several attacks from the Persians. 632 – Yazdegerd III ascends to the throne as king (shah) of the Persian Empire. He becomes the last ruler of the Sasanian dynasty (modern Iran). 1407 – Ming–Hồ War: Retired King Hồ Quý Ly and his son King Hồ Hán Thương of Hồ dynasty are captured by the Ming armies. 1487 – Battle of Stoke Field, the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses. 1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes… Read the rest

Honor Dad on ManningLive!

Posted by | June 15, 2017 8:25 pm

We will be sharing Father’s Day messages on ManningLive starting Friday evening and continuing through Sunday evening. Send yours to editorial@manninglive.com, along with a picture, the father’s FULL NAME and the full names of the folks the greeting is from. They will be published on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be patient as we get them all up.



We are the American family

Posted by | June 15, 2017 6:07 pm

We are shaken by the events of Wednesday, the shooting in Alexandria. My prayers remain with my friend, Steve Scalise, and his family, as well as Zack Barth, the congressional staffer, Matt Mika, who was volunteering at the baseball field, and the two brave police officers, Crystal Greiner and David Bailey. We seem to have forgotten how to disagree without being disagreeable. And today’s shooting is one of the manifestations of that. We are simply Americans blessed by God to be a part of the American family. The polarization that pulls on the fabric of this great country is very,… Read the rest

Special Weather Statement calls for strong thunderstorms this evening

Posted by | June 15, 2017 5:55 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia is calling for a strong thunderstorm to affect the west central Clarendon County area. At 5:24 p.m., a strong thunderstorm was located near south Sumter, moving east at 10 mph. Wind gusts were up to 50 mph and half-inch hail was present. Locations impacted could include Paxville and Manning.

Say hello to Miss Ivy Pearl Zaniyah Bryant

Posted by | June 15, 2017 5:35 pm

The Phi Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. of Manning sponsored a pageant May 20 at Manning Junior High School, selecting Zaniyah Bryant as Miss Ivy Pearl. The pageant helps to support the chapter’s efforts in providing scholarships to graduates in Clarendon School Districts 1, 2 and 3. Contestants for Miss Ivy Pearl, aside from Bryant, included 1st runner-up Tiara Starks; 2nd runner-up Tianna Ragin; and 3rd runner-up Key’Nyreia Butler.


Olanta woman charged with third-degree assault by mob

Posted by | June 15, 2017 3:24 pm

A 21-year-old Olanta woman was charged by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office June 1 with third-degree assault by mob. Carla S. Smith of 1325 Norwood Road in Olanta was charged for allegedly striking a victim in the head with a beer bottle, causing a cut to the head. She also allegedly punched the victim in the face during an altercation at a home in the 1300 block of Norwood Road.

Thomasena P. Adams

Posted by | June 15, 2017 1:44 pm

Thomasena P. Adams, 66, widow of Earnest Adams, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Sumter. Born July 7, 1950, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Willie C. and Delcena McKnight Martin. The family will recewive friends at the home of her son, Stacy Martin, 2199 Jack Touchberry Road in Summerton, and her sister, Cellastean Martin, 889 Trailmore Circle in Sumter. Services will be announced by Whites Mortuary LLC of Sumter.

Incumbents retain seats on Clarendon 2 school board

Posted by | June 15, 2017 1:24 pm

Kim Johnson, Robert Fleming and Matthew Prince will rejoin the Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees, according to Clarendon County School Board Secretary Mitchell Adger. The county board held interviews Wednesday afternoon with Johnson, Fleming and Prince, all incumbents, and former board member Stan Nickell and newcomers Angel Reed and Pam Buddin. “All the incumbents were chosen to retain their seats,” Adger said Thursday afternoon. Johnson will go into her second three-year term on the board. Fleming and Prince have each served multiple terms. The Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees is the only all-appointed school board in… Read the rest


Honor Dad on ManningLive!

Posted by | June 15, 2017 12:25 pm

We will be sharing Father’s Day messages on ManningLive starting Friday evening and continuing through Sunday evening. Send yours to editorial@manninglive.com, along with a picture, the father’s FULL NAME and the full names of the folks the greeting is from. They will be published on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be patient as we get them all up.


Pet of the Day: Jimmy

Posted by | June 15, 2017 8:40 am

Jimmy is a black-with-brown, 6-year-old male German shepherd mix. He is very laid back, loves attention and enjoys being outside. For an 80-pound dog, he is extremely gentle. He is neutered and is scheduled for his yearly rabies shot on June 16, and then he will be up to date on all vaccines. Jimmy also tested positive for heart worms and is currently being treated for them. His adoption fee is $125 with an approved application. If you are interested, come visit him and his other furry friends, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and help them… Read the rest


Vernice Epps Rufus

Posted by | June 15, 2017 6:54 am

Vernice Epps Rufus, 91, widow of Charlie Rufus, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at her home. Born March 15, 1926, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late John and Elise Epps. A public viewing will be held from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Job’s Mortuary Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 335 Puddin’ Swamp Road in Lynchburg, with the Rev. Shirley McKnight officiating. Burial will follow in Goodman Cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 10- a.m. Friday for viewing until the hour… Read the rest

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