McMaster leading Lt. Gov. race with 9 of 46 counties reporting

Posted by | June 24, 2014 7:53 pm

Henry McMasterHenry McMasterHenry McMaster Former attorney general Henry McMaster is leading Mike Campbell 2-1 in the lieutenant governor’s race, with nine of 46 counties reporting numbers in the runoff. McMaster has 66.1 percent of the vote, while Campbell has 33.9 percent of the vote. Clarendon County has not reported all its numbers yet. Mike CampbellMike CampbellMike Campbell  

Lemonade Stand to raise money for playground in memory of Mettie Livingston

Posted by | June 24, 2014 3:32 pm

lemonade-standlemonade-standSeveral local girls will host a lemonade stand from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of Cut-N-Up Hair Salon, 210 Commerce St. in Manning, to raise money for a playground in memory of Mettie McCuen Livingston at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Hosted by Lainey Baggette, Emma Hodge, Anne Wilder Hartzog, Lucy Camlin Hartzog, Kristen Hodge and Allison Harrison, the stand will have lemonade, sweet tea, brownies and cookies for sale.  

Help out Camp Happy Days by donating wish list items

Posted by | June 24, 2014 2:38 pm

Camp Happy Days organizers are still looking for several items on their wish list. The camp is for children ages 4-16 who are either battling cancer or have survived cancer, their siblings and the siblings of children who have succumbed to the disease in its various forms. Please bring all items (monetary donations are acceptable as well) to The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, by Friday afternoon. Let us know what you plan to donate so we can continually update the list. We will take pictures of donors and post on CAMP-HAPPY-DAYS-WISH-LISTCAMP-HAPPY-DAYS-WISH-LIST

Clarendon County native awarded Presidential Citation by state NAACP

Posted by | June 24, 2014 1:09 pm

Willie J. NelsonWillie J. NelsonWillie J. Nelson The late Willie J. Nelson, a native of Clarendon County, was presented the Presidential Citation from the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP recently. The award was presented posthumously at the organization’s annual Freedom Fund Celebration held June 13 in Columbia. “Nelson is being honored for his human rights advocacy,” according to a release from the NAACP. “He was born in Clarendon County and witnessed firsthand the injustice against people of color. However, he was more than just a witness. He used his resources to solve the plight of black people.

Turbeville man charged in Florence with third-degree CSC

Posted by | June 24, 2014 11:30 am

Benjamin CameronBenjamin CameronBenjamin Cameron FLORENCE – A Turbeville man has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor by the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. The Weekly Observer reported Tuesday that the arrest on Monday stemmed from an incident with a 13-year-old in Johnsonville nearly a year ago. Benjamin Cameron, 28, of 1016 Powell Circle in Turbeville, posted a $10,000 surety bond, according to the Florence County Public Court Index. If convicted, he could serve up to 15 years in prison, be ordered to pay a fine at the discretion of the court, or both.  

Clarendon’s queens interview with judges today

Posted by | June 24, 2014 10:36 am

Miss Clarendon 2014 Hannah Henshaw and Miss Clarendon Teen 2014 Haley Vivian Erickson are going through backstage interviews today with judges for the Miss South Carolina Pageant. Local pageant organizers say the girls were up late practicing for today and going over current events. Tonight, Haley will compete in physical fitness, while Hannah will compete in swimwear. STEFANI WELCH HENSHAW / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Haley Erickson and Hannah Henshaw are going through the interview process today in Columbia in their quests to become Miss South Carolina Teen and Miss South Carolina, respectively.STEFANI WELCH HENSHAW / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Haley Erickson and Hannah Henshaw are going through the interview process today in Columbia in their quests to become Miss South Carolina Teen and Miss South Carolina, respectively.STEFANI WELCH HENSHAW / SPECIAL TO THE TIMESHaley Erickson and Hannah Henshaw are going through the interview process today in Columbia in their quests to become Miss South Carolina Teen and Miss South Carolina, respectively.

Two precincts moved for today’s runoff

Posted by | June 24, 2014 10:23 am

Voters in Clarendon County precincts Manning 3 and Barrow’s Mill will be moved to other locations today for the Democratic and Republican runoff races. Polls in all Clarendon precincts are open through 7 p.m. Manning 3, typically at the Woodmen of the World building on Rudy Road, will be held instead at the Voter Registration Office at the Clarendon County Administration Building on Sunset Drive. Barrow’s Mill voters will move to the Oakdale precinct at Friendship Presbyterian Church on S.C. 527.  

Clarendon 2 holding public hearing tonight on budget

Posted by | June 24, 2014 7:19 am

Clarendon School District 2 will hold a public hearing on its 2014-15 fiscal year budget at 6:30 p.m. today at the district office, 15 Major Drive in Manning. The proposed millage required to support the budget for 2014-15 is 1293 mills, an increase of 1.9 mills over the previous year. Public-Hearing-Notice-2014-2015Public-Hearing-Notice-2014-2015

A look at 6 statewide candidates in today’s runoff

Posted by | June 24, 2014 6:27 am

Voters on Tuesday will choose the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor and both the GOP and the Democratic nominees for state education superintendent. Here are the candidates who made the runoff. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Mike CampbellMike CampbellMike Campbell Mike Campbell Age: 45 Residence: Columbia Education: Attended the University of South Carolina. Career: CEO of South Stone LLC, which sells tools to stone fabricators. Advisory board member to PositiveID, which develops biological detection and testing systems. A former co-owner of 19 Wendy’s fast-food restaurants. Political experience: State chairman of Jon Huntsman’s 2012 presidential bid. Worked on Newt Gingrich’s campaign after Huntsman withdrew. State chairman… Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: June 24, 2014

Posted by | June 24, 2014 6:26 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make two stops in Clarendon County today: from 3:45-5:15 p.m. at Busy Bees Daycare Center; and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Scott’s Fast Break. For more information, call (803) 435-8633. harvin_clarendon_county_library_mobileharvin_clarendon_county_library_mobile  

Polls open today for Lt. Gov, Supt. of Education runoffs

Posted by | June 24, 2014 5:27 am

COLUMBIA (AP) — Voters will go to the polls today to pick their parties’ choice to be South Carolina’s education superintendent, while Republicans will also pick their lieutenant governor nominee. Turnout for the primary runoffs is expected to be light. Just 16 percent of the state’s registered voters cast ballots in the June 10 primary, when contests included five statewide races and both U.S. Senate seats. Two weeks later, the Republican ballot features two statewide races: Henry McMaster versus Mike Campbell for lieutenant governor, and Molly Spearman versus Sally Atwater for superintendent. The Democratic ballot pits Sheila Gallagher against Tom… Read the rest

Ivory Thomas Steadman Stukes

Posted by | June 23, 2014 10:54 pm

  Ivory Ivory Ivory Thomas Steadman Stukes OLANTA – Ivory Thomas Steadman Stukes, 81, widow of Rhuie Stukes, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Carolina Hospital System in Florence. Born Sept. 6, 1932, in the Shiloh community of Sumter County, “IV,” as she was known, was a daughter of the late John Dickey and Carrie Epps Thomas, and step-daughter of Carey Thomas. Celebratory services for Ivory Thomas Steadman Stukes will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at AFC Restoration and Deliverance Family Worship Center, 297 W. Main St. in Olanta, with Pastor Minnie Pearl Johnson officiating, the Rev. Jimmy McGill… Read the rest

Let’s play two- Post 68 recap

Posted by | June 23, 2014 10:09 pm

Manning-Santee swept Cheraw tonight in a double header. Post 68 won the first game 6-3 with Jared Hair getting the win and William Ard earned the save. Russell Thompson threw a complete game shutout in game two to help Post 68 win 4-0.  

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