SCHP reminds motorists to avoid distractions this Easter weekend

Posted by | April 14, 2017 1:54 pm

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to keep their focus on the road this weekend as people travel for the Easter holiday and as other motorists will be returning home from Spring Break. So far this year, there have been 255 fatalities on South Carolina roadways compared to 272 at this time last year. The goal is Target Zero. Historically, there tends to be congested travel around the interstates and main arteries leading into and out of the coastal areas in the state at this time of the year. Troopers report that some of the primary… Read the rest

US hits ISIS with ‘mother of all bombs’

Posted by | April 14, 2017 1:03 pm

WASHINGTON – U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives. When it was developed in the early 2000s, the Pentagon did a formal review of legal justification for its combat use. The Pentagon said it had no early estimate of deaths or damage caused by its attack, which President Donald Trump called a “very,… Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, April 14

Posted by | April 14, 2017 12:00 am

43 BC – Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Caesar’s assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Aulus Hirtius. AD 69 – Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne. AD 70 – Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions. 193 – Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans). 966 – After his marriage to the… Read the rest

Come out from 6-8 p.m. to see the Easter Bunny

Posted by | April 13, 2017 3:16 pm

We’re sorry to inform you that the Manning Times Easter Egg Hunt planned for Piggly Wiggly has been canceled, but please take time tonight between 6 and 8 p.m. to come out and have your free picture taken with the Easter Bunny at Manning IGA.

Art and preservation united in Summerton

Posted by | April 13, 2017 10:15 am

Bryan Hacker, a local painter and preservationist, was the featured artist and honorary guest at a reception held Saturday at the Lake Marion Artisans Gallery on Main Street in Summerton. The gallery, which is currently filled with Hacker’s multi-media work in oil paintings, metals and leather arts, will continue to exhibit his work throughout the month of April. Most of the exhibited art is for sale, and the profits from which will benefit Preserving Summerton’s History, a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving the charm and history of the historic town. A resident of Summerton for 12 years, Hacker established… Read the rest

Fun, festive ideas to sweeten Easter celebrations

Posted by | April 13, 2017 4:39 am

Spring is here, which means it’s time for throwing memorable celebrations for friends and family. Whether you are hosting an Easter brunch or attending a spring picnic, you can make these occasions unforgettable with a few fun and festive additions. EGG HUNT No Easter celebration is complete without an egg decorating station for children and the young at heart. Stock up on a variety of paints, glitter, dye, stencils, and textured fabric, and let imaginations run wild. Plan for your Easter egg hunt to take place outdoors, but have an indoor back-up in case the weather does not cooperate. Make… Read the rest

Spring Underage Drinking program kicks off at Manning High

Posted by | April 13, 2017 3:35 am

Wilson Hall graduate Mandy Wilson was popular and a cheerleader when she attended the school. She had hopes of a bright future. But all that changed the night Wilson admits she got drunk and drove into another vehicle and struck a house. Wilson was unhurt, but a woman in the other vehicle was killed. As her life was just beginning, Wilson found herself facing 10 years in prison and a felony DUI charge. That was 10 years ago. Today, Wilson visits various schools throughout the state and shares her story. It was the request of the victim’s sister, who asked… Read the rest

Today in History: Thursday, April 13

Posted by | April 13, 2017 12:00 am

1111 – Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. 1204 – Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire. 1612 – Miyamoto Musashi defeats Sasaki Kojirō at Funajima island. 1613 – Samuel Argall captures Native American princess Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia to ransom her for some English prisoners held by her father; she is brought to Henricus as hostage. 1699 – Guru Gobind Singh, the Tenth Sikh Guru, Created Khalsa on this day at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. 1742 – George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland. 1777 – American Revolutionary… Read the rest

Today in History: Wednesday, April 12

Posted by | April 12, 2017 12:00 am

238 – Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide. 467 – Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. 627 – King Edwin of Northumbria is converted to Christianity by Paulinus, bishop of York. 1167 – King Karl Sverkersson of Sweden is murdered on Visingsö. 1204 – The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day. 1606 – The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of English… Read the rest

Guardian ad Litem program to hold candlelight vigil

Posted by | April 11, 2017 4:39 pm

The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Office in Clarendon County will hold the 4th annual candlelight vigil in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clarendon County Gazebo, 102 S. Mill St. in Manning. “All members of the community are invited to attend and are asked to wear blue to show support for the prevention of child abuse and neglect,” said Director Celestine Cooper in a release. Phoenix Charter High School Principal Elease H. Fulton was the guest speaker at last year’s event. She said she was astounded that “we have reached such… Read the rest

County Council begins budget plans, talks tax credit

Posted by | April 11, 2017 2:39 pm

Clarendon County Council saw a 1.65 percent deficit in its planned budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year during first reading on the issue Monday night. Controller Lynden Anthony told county officials that Clarendon should bring in roughly $21,019,135 in revenue throughout the fiscal year, which begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2018. “We currently do have a deficit of $88,719, when we look at expenditures over revenue,” said Anthony. “We still have some work to do to bring those numbers in line by the time of second reading (in May).” Anthony told council members Monday night that budgeting… Read the rest

Swampcats defeat OP

Posted by | April 11, 2017 9:06 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Swampcats defeated Orangeburg Prep April 4 by a score of 14-1. Four Swampcat pitchers combined to throw a one-hitter and Swampcat hitters accounted for 17 hits as they defeated OP in five innings in Orangeburg. Buddy Bleasedale picked up the win on the mound, followed on the mound by Morgan Morris, Andrew Boyd and Bobby Crsip. Bleasedale went 3-4 with a home run. Taylor Lee was 2-3, while Ryan Touchberry and Barydon Osteen were each 2-2. Cole Hair was 2-4, and Crisp was 1-3 with a home run. The Swampcats’ record now stands at 14-2… Read the rest

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