Letter: We thank all of you who have helped Council on Aging

Posted by | November 27, 2017 4:56 pm

Keeping with the holiday season and being thankful, Clarendon County Council on Aging has several people we are thankful for. A few weekends ago, we held our first ever “Sip for Seniors and Silent Auction.” We also brought back our Fall Festival as fundraising efforts to benefit our two Senior Centers and Meals on Wheels in Clarendon County. Contrary to popular belief, we are not a department of Clarendon County, nor do we receive funding/in-kind services from the county. Clarendon County Council on Aging is a nonprofit agency providing services to seniors older than 60. Currently, we have 92 Seniors… Read the rest

Samuel Holland Porter

Posted by | November 27, 2017 12:32 pm

Samuel Holland Porter, 91, widower of Doris Toole Porter, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Born May 13, 1926, in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Charles Howard Porter Sr. and the late Hannah Holland Porter. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and served in Gen. Douglas McArthur’s Honor Guard. He was a charter member of the Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Department and retired from Eastern Airlines as an operations agent with 27 years of service. After he retired, he worked as a shuttle bus driver for the Charlotte-Douglas… Read the rest


Christmas time is here

Posted by | November 27, 2017 10:30 am

Thanksgiving just blew by. Can you believe it? The impossible has happened, also. The tree is up. I can’t believe that. We got the Christmas up without destroying the ceiling. Usually, we have already lined up a painter to repaint the ceiling. This year, we got the tree up without destroying the ceiling. Now we are putting the additional ties on the tree that keep it attached to the wall. How else can you keep it from falling? There are a couple of things to do before we can be over Thanksgiving and fully into the Christmas spirit. I’ve been… Read the rest


Letter: Stop calling Gamecocks ‘classless’

Posted by | November 27, 2017 6:07 am

A couple of points to rid my chest of this afternoon. First, congrats to Clemson on the win. Clearly your team (has) one of the most talented rosters in the country, and it shows. Dabo and staff have recruited and developed at a high level and that is undeniable. Second, stop it with the “holier than Thou” attitude as it relates to fan behavior. There were possibly 30 to 40 items thrown onto the field (Saturday) night. (And that’s 30 to 40 too many). Stop with trying to make it sound as if all 70,000 or so Gamecock fans that… Read the rest

5 early colon cancer symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

Posted by | November 27, 2017 4:26 am

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the US. According to the American Cancer Society, as many as 4.4% of women in the US stand a chance of developing it in their lifetime. Although there have been significant advances in colon cancer treatments, early detection of the disease affords the best prognosis. There are many early signs and symptoms of colon cancer that can be used to identify the disease before it is too late. Here is a list of 5 most common early colon cancer symptoms that you should not ignore. If you… Read the rest


Today in History: Nov. 27

Posted by | November 27, 2017 12:00 am

AD 25 – Luoyang is declared capital of the Eastern Han dynasty by Emperor Guangwu of Han. 176 – Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of “Imperator” and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions. 395 – Rufinus, praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas. 511 – King Clovis I dies at Lutetia and is buried in the Abbey of St Genevieve. 602 – Emperor Maurice is forced to watch his five sons be executed before being beheaded himself. 1095 – Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council… Read the rest

Reader says deputy goes above and beyond

Posted by | November 26, 2017 7:05 pm

Twenty years ago, when we moved to Clarendon County, (Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Inv.) Kenneth Clark stopped by our house and introduced himself. That was not only neighborly, but that is going above and beyond. We are happy he is here to protect Clarendon County. PATRICIA STERN Manning

McMaster orders flags to fly half-mast for late SC first lady

Posted by | November 26, 2017 4:21 pm

Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff from sunup through sunset on Monday in memory of Iris Rhodes Campbell, “who dutifully served the state of South Carolina as First Lady from 1987-95,” according to a release from the Governor’s Office. Campbell, the widow of former Gov. Carroll Campbell, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

Prayers for Guinny

Posted by | November 26, 2017 2:39 pm

Cindy Risher
Everybody has a story to tell, and all you have to do is listen. I am sure most people recognize that hearing and listening are two totally different things. Sitting behind a computer screen “listening” is much different from the old-fashionED approach of sitting in the same room with someone and carrying on a conversation. This approach allows for eye-to-eye contact and a more personal connection that includes body language and real time conversation. It also tends to keep folks more honest. However, I digress. A few years ago I became enthralled with a local Facebook story of a woman, Read the rest

Johnson recognized with William Penn Harrison Scholarship Fund Public Service Award

Posted by | November 26, 2017 2:09 pm

Kim Johnson, center-right, stands with her family on Friday night shortly after being presented with the William Penn Harrison Scholarship Fund Public Service Award at a banquet held at the Matrix Center in Manning. Pictured with Johnson are, from left, Sen. Kevin Johnson, her father; Kendra Johnson, her sister; and Gloria Johnson, her mother.
Kim Johnson is an assistant marketing officer with the Bank of Clarendon, a member of the Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees and president of the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. She has won countless awards during her time as a young community leader in Clarendon County, and she added another on Friday night as the William Penn Harrison Scholarship Fund presented her with its Public Service Award during its 5th annual Scholarship Banquet. Established with donations from Wilson Elementary School alumni and friends, the fund is named for William Penn Harrison, who died in January 2013 at the… Read the rest


Poll: What should be done to fans who throw objects onto the field or at players during football games?

Posted by | November 26, 2017 9:18 am

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was furious that South Carolina fans were throwing bottles at his players in the first half of Saturday’s Palmetto Bowl. During a halftime interview with ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe, Swinney expressed his concern for his players’ safety, saying the incident was “an embarrassment.” “I didn’t know it was in the rules to throw stuff from the stands. I didn’t know it was part of the game,” Swinney told Rowe at halftime. “I’m just trying to protect my players.”

Honda recalls 900K minivans due to seat problems

Posted by | November 26, 2017 5:23 am

Honda Motor Co. officials said on Saturday that the company is recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted. The Japanese automaker said the recall covered 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey minivans, all but 2,000 of which are in North America, and that it had 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. Honda said it was working on a recall fix to help ensure proper latching and, in the interim, had posted a detailed instruction sheet on how to ensure seats are properly latched.

Signs you may be addicted to coffee

Posted by | November 26, 2017 3:07 am

For millions of people, life does not start until they have their first cup of coffee. In fact, many people have coffee not only to start their day, but at many other times as well. With companies such as Starbucks expanding around the world and offering more and more types of coffee blends for people to enjoy, some people find themselves becoming addicted to coffee. If you love coffee but think you may be drinking a cup or two more than you should on a daily basis, here are some signs that indicate you may be addicted to coffee. THE… Read the rest

Today in History: Nov. 26

Posted by | November 26, 2017 12:00 am

783 – The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus. 1161 – Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars. 1476 – Vlad the Impaler defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time. 1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui. 1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in… Read the rest

Saturday Spotlight: Chancely Coker

Posted by | November 25, 2017 6:07 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the ninth in a series of profiles that manninglive.com will be posting each Saturday to highlight our first responders and dispatchers who keep Clarendon County a safe place to live. After each Saturday posting, the piece will appear in the following Thursday’s Manning Times.

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