BCA hosts Tariffsx Hurt the Heartland town hall

Posted by | February 8, 2019 9:00 am

Panelists discuss the potential and realized harm from tariffs at the Tariffs Hurt the Heartland town hall hosted at BCA.

The Americans for Free Trade and Farmers for Free Trade held a town hall meeting in Manning on January 31 at Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA). The “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” movement is a bipartisan, grassroots effort which is moving across the nation.

Manufacturers, trade organizations, agriculture producers, business owners, workers and consumers across the U.S. are joining the movement to educate citizens on the damage tariffs can do to a thriving economy.

The event held at BCA included a panel discussion, which included Jon Gold, Vice President, National Retail Federation; Arnold Kamler, Chairman & CEO, Kent International Inc.; James … Read the rest

Manning residents and businesses provide meal to government workers in Williamsburg

Posted by | February 8, 2019 8:24 am

Community Service…It was a great joy to partner with Sharon Thames-Simms of Tropical Paradise & Radio Shack, Tanisha Thames of the Matrix Center, Manning Rotary Club, Leigh Ann Maynard of Merle Norman & Manning Times, Torrance Space, Bank of Clarendon and City of Manning to provide a meal for the employees of the Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution. The employees were so appreciative of the meal and shared gift cards. It was a very heart-warming experience.

A special thanks to everyone who supported this effort!

Today in History: Feb. 8

Posted by | February 8, 2019 12:00 am

421 – Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
1238 – The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
1250 – Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
1347 – The Byzantine civil war of 1341–47 ends with a power-sharing agreement between John VI Kantakouzenos and John V Palaiologos.
1575 – Leiden University is founded, and given the motto Praesidium Libertatis.
1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
1590 – Luis de Carabajal the younger … Read the rest

Man arrested at Walmart in Manning

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:00 pm

A North man, later identified as Ryan Gray Moore, 45, was arrested at Walmart in Manning on January 29.

Moore appeared to purchase a soundbar. However, he used a barcode from an Onn 2.0 Soundbar, valued at $38 to “purchase” a Samsung Soundbar, valued at $290. An unnamed Walmart employee caught the fraudulent purchase almost immediately and contacted law enforcement.

When officers arrived, Moore was just leaving the Walmart parking lot toward Paxville Highway. Police officers were able to catch Moore, and he was brought back to Walmart. The employee verified Moore was the person involved, and he was also … Read the rest

Man stole chainsaw, still at large

Posted by | February 7, 2019 9:00 am

The beeping door alarms went off at Tractor Supply in Manning on January 25, alerting the cashier. She looked up and saw an African American man holding an orange Husqvarna chainsaw in his hand, which he had not paid for. The man appeared to the cashier to be in his early 20s, and he wore blue jeans, a dark blue or black pullover and black shoes.

According to the cashier, she loudly told the man to put the chainsaw down. However, the man hesitated only briefly before darting out the front sliding doors. The cashier chased the man yelling for … Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 7

Posted by | February 7, 2019 12:00 am

457 – Leo I the Thracian becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
987 – Bardas Phokas the Younger and Bardas Skleros, Byzantine generals of the military elite, begin an wide-scale rebellion against Emperor Basil II.
1074 – Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.
1301 – Edward of Caernarvon (later king Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
1497 – The Bonfire of the Vanities occurs, during which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
1783 – American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish … Read the rest

Holiday closing

Posted by | February 6, 2019 10:16 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close for President’s Day on Monday, February 18, 2019, and reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. For more information, please call the library at (803) 435-8633.

FINAL: Clarendon Hall

Posted by | February 6, 2019 10:10 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball ran their record to 24-0 Tuesday night in Holly Hill by defeating the Raiders by a score of 81-40. The Saints were led by Traveon Davis with 28 points. Jordan  Boyd finished with 20 points, and Quavion Miller finished with 13 points. Tyrese Mitchum grabbed 13 rebounds to go along with his eight points. Kade Elliott finished with eight blocked shots.
With one region game remaining in the regular season this Friday at home, the Saints have secured the region championship with a 13-0 record.
Clarendon Hall junior varsity boys also defeated Holly Hill Academy
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Upcoming Democratic Party meeting

Posted by | February 6, 2019 9:59 pm

Important Democratic Party “February 2019” Monthly Meeting Reminder:

Just a reminder that our Clarendon County Democratic Party Monthly Meeting for February will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:00pm at Bassard Pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road, Summerton, SC.

Rev. Darrell James, CEO and Founder of Clarendon County Neighborhood Network, a Community base non-profit media organization will be our guest speaker to give us much needed information on Media relations issues and provide insight into types of opportunities his services provides.

Please plan to attend. Together we can make a difference.

Thank you,
Patricia Pringle
Clarendon Democratic

The cure for mid-winter blues

Posted by | February 6, 2019 8:30 pm

By Jim Wieszczyk

So, here it is, the end of January, and you’re feeling guilty about those unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions, right? Like the one to stop sitting home and getting out more? Or to be more supportive of local good causes? Or maybe the one about doing something nice for your spouse?

Well, A Second Chance Animal Shelter (ASCAS) has the cure for your guilty conscience. Mark your calendar for 6 p.m. on March 2, and start getting your appetite and high spirits ready for their 7th Annual Lasagna Dinner & Silent Auction. It’s not just dinner, but a … Read the rest

Pizza microwave

Posted by | February 6, 2019 6:00 pm

Who doesn’t like pizza? It’s a great food. It looks like the food triangle. It tastes great. You can put all sorts of extras on it. You can eat it any time of the day. Pizza even tastes good when it is cold. It is almost a perfect food.

What to do about that cold pizza though? I had a friend who claimed he stayed in upscale hotels when he traveled. If his room didn’t have a microwave in it, there was a hair dryer he could use to heat up the pizza the next morning.

One of his friends … Read the rest


Posted by | February 6, 2019 4:04 pm

Thursday  February 14, 2019
Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church
2116 Greeleyville Highway (US Hwy. 521 & State Hwy. 261 East)
Manning, SC 29102
6:00pm Doors Open
6:30pm Supper, furnished by the ladies of the church. No fee,
           donations  accepted.
7:00pm Program
Come join us for a night of good food at a reasonable price,
door prizes and fellowship. Best deal in Clarendon County for
you and your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. Everyone is always
For additional information/directions please contact:
June Brailsford, Secretary/Treasurer
Moye Graham, Chairman

Winners of the Mr. ComingHome competition declared

Posted by | February 6, 2019 3:00 pm

ComingHome Princes Chris Livingston and Aaron Smith stand with Mr. ComingHome Antonio Pearson.

By Evelyn McDonald

Mr. ComingHome is a fundraiser set up by the Manning High School Student Council to help students make trips to events such as the South Carolina Association of Student Councils (SCASC) State Convention and the SCASC Summer Leadership Camp. Student Council Advisor Elizabeth McDonald revived the Mr. ComingHome event last year.

To enter the contest, a student must have a passing grade in all classes and to have notes from their teachers. During the competition, the students do not campaign. Instead, they accept donations from friends and family, as well as from other students.

The student with … Read the rest

Manning resident offers heart advice to women

Posted by | February 6, 2019 11:00 am

By Carrie Anna Strange

Shirley Simon of Manning knew something was wrong that morning. Simon was experiencing intense chest pain and shortness of breath as she arrived at the nursing home where she serves as the administrator.

During past chest pain episodes, Simon would rest for a few minutes until the pain subsided, but this time was different.

“The trip down the hall to my office felt like it was getting further away as opposed to me getting closer to it,” said Simon. “I dropped everything on the floor and immediately called 911.”

Simon was able to get the attention … Read the rest

Road blocked for downed and sagging lines

Posted by | February 6, 2019 10:55 am

An 18-wheeler pulled down cable and phone lines and caused the power lines to drop in the intersection of Keitt Street and S Mill Street a little after 9 a.m. According to Manning Fire Chief Mitch McElveen, the power lines are low enough, another 18-wheeler could snag them again, severing the remaining lines.

Keitt Street has been blocked off has been blocked off from behind the fire station to the post office, according to McElveen, while repairs can be made. The power company is present at this time, working on the sagging power lines.

Please watch for work trucks and … Read the rest


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