Happy Birthday: Shi’Kem Smiling

Posted by | September 10, 2014 4:16 pm

Happy-BirthdayGrandma Deborah and family wanted to wish Shi’kem Smiling a happy birthday! Send your birthday wishes to editorial@manninglive.com to be featured on Manning Live.  

Women of Main Street: Dr. Beryl Bachus-Keith

Posted by | September 10, 2014 3:54 pm

BERYL BACHUS KEITHEDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Beryl Bachus-Keith of HopeHealth Pediatrics is one of nearly 100 local businesswomen who will be recognized Sept. 23 during Main Street Manning’s annual meeting. The Manning Times will be featuring a few of these women each week throughout September in The Manning Times, and posting stories daily on manninglive.com. Local pediatrician Dr. Beryl Bachus-Keith didn’t dwell much on being the first pediatrician in Manning when she came to Clarendon County more than two decades ago. She just knew she had a job to do, and that she absolutely loved doing it. “I actually knew that I wanted… Read the rest

Services set for man killed in alleged drunk driving incident

Posted by | September 10, 2014 2:05 pm

Funeral services for a 38-year-old Manning man killed Aug. 30 after being rear-ended by an alleged drunk driver have been finalized. The family and friends of Guillermo Lopez Arenas will remember their loved one 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Arenas – initially identified as Maurelio DeLeon – was killed about 11:55 p.m. Aug. 30 when 45-year-old Tammy Brown allegedly ran into the back of his Dodge Dakota while the two were heading east on S.C. 261 near Home Branch Road. Another man in Arenas’ vehicle, who has remained unidentified, was flown to McLeod Regional Medical… Read the rest

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Posted by | September 10, 2014 1:56 pm

TWITTERFollow manninglive.com on Twitter for all the latest news updates in Clarendon County! Just add @YourTimesSC … it’s that easy!

Former Scott’s Branch student talks about his journey to the NFL

Posted by | September 10, 2014 12:48 pm

Keith PoughFormer Scott’s Branch student Keith Pough has made it to the NFL. The Cleveland Browns announced their final roster two weeks ago, and Pough made the cut via the practice team. Pough spent his junior and senior seasons at Scott’s Branch and was quickly recognized as an elite player. He enjoyed the small school environment at his alma mater. “Scott’s Branch is a great school with a small-town intimate environment,” Pough said. “I had some of the best teachers in the state, and it was a great experience. I grew up a lot there as a young man on and… Read the rest

District 5 saga continues

Posted by | September 10, 2014 12:43 pm

The question of who will represent District 5 on Manning’s City Council remains up in the air. But that question could be answered by the end of the month, or perhaps sooner. When Julius Dukes Jr. was confirmed the winner by a single vote in the runoff against Gloria Frierson, she filed an appeal of the Manning Election Commission’s decision to uphold the results that showed her getting edged out 48-47. Dukes was not sworn into office for the seat formerly held by the late Gregory Witherspoon while the appeal is pending. At a hearing this morning before Third Circuit… Read the rest

Go vote for the Best of Main Street Manning!

Posted by | September 10, 2014 12:03 pm

Visit this link to vote for Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display and Best Building Renovation for Main Street Manning. The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the old Belk Building on North Brooks Street. You can also vote by printing out the ballot below and mailing to Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102. The deadline to vote is Sept. 14.

JV Swampcats victorious over Carolina Academy

Posted by | September 10, 2014 10:26 am

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy Junior Varsity volleyball team came away with a 2-1 victory Tuesday night against Carolina Academy in Lake City. The scores were 25-16, 25-17 (L) and 25-18. Ashton Rogers had seven kills, while Adrianna McLeod had seven serve points.  

Manning Police seeking three suspects for stolen car

Posted by | September 10, 2014 9:08 am

BOLOThe Manning Police Department is actively seeking three black males today as suspects in the theft of a Ford Taurus from Lake Marion Auto on Sunset Drive late Tuesday night. “After officers responded to the scene, they noticed the vehicle parked beside a home on Sunset Drive,” said Inv. Rick Elms. “As they approached the vehicle, three guys jumped out and ran. We weren’t able to locate them at that time.” Elms said items of interest were being sent to the State Law Enforcement Division for analysis. He said the men are three black males who were wearing white shirts.… Read the rest

Today should be mostly sunny

Posted by | September 10, 2014 8:31 am

Taw Caw 2             We’ve seen some patchy fog out there, which should dissipate by 10 a.m. It’s currently 71 degrees with 92 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s temperatures are expected to reach the high 80s with light and variable winds. Tonight’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a low around 69.    

Council grants FILOT to ‘Project Peak’

Posted by | September 10, 2014 6:17 am

breaking-newsClarendon County Council and the Clarendon County Development Board can’t say right yet exactly what “Project Peak” is, but they can say the project could be a huge industry boon for the county. “We passed first reading on Monday night for a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT), and we will have second reading in October,” said Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart. “We think it’s a good fit for the county, and once we can reveal it, we believe it will be some exciting news for Clarendon County.” Stewart said the exact amount of the tax incentive was not disclosed. A FILOT allows… Read the rest

Just a few days left to vote for the Best of Main Street

Posted by | September 10, 2014 12:02 am

Visit this link to vote for Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display and Best Building Renovation for Main Street Manning. The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the old Belk Building on North Brooks Street. You can also vote by printing out the ballot below and mailing to Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102. The deadline to vote is Sept. 14.

Family searching for missing dog

Posted by | September 9, 2014 7:41 pm

lost-dogA black and brown female chihuahua went missing in Manning on Sunday. The dog needs a certain type of medication. If you find her, please call (803) 410-7595. A reward is available.

Women of Main Street: Deborah Lindsey

Posted by | September 9, 2014 1:59 pm

Goody's-for-WOMEDITOR’S NOTE: Deborah Lindsey, general manager of Goody’s in Manning, is one of nearly 100 local businesswomen who will be recognized Sept. 23 during Main Street Manning’s annual meeting. The Manning Times will be featuring a few of these women each week throughout September in The Manning Times, and posting stories daily on manninglive.com. A native of Hamlet, N.C., Debra Lindsey’s first job was in a small boutique. The 1979 graduate of Richmond Senior High School in Rockinham, N.C., is now the manager of Goody’s on North Brooks Street in Manning. “I came into Goody’s in September 2012 looking for… Read the rest

Animal in roadway on U.S. 15

Posted by | September 9, 2014 12:30 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently reporting an animal in the roadway on U.S. 15 South near McLeod Road in Clarendon County. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Remembering Hugo: The Aftermath

Posted by | September 9, 2014 12:05 pm

In the hours following the storm, then-County Fire Chief Carter Jones was busy mobilizing his men. “We lost radio contact and when daylight came, we began to get verbal reports of people trapped in mobile homes and houses that were crushed,” Jones said. “We began to gather crews with chainsaws, and cut our way out of the city.” Jones most remembered the goodwill shown to the residents of Clarendon County, and to other communities in South Carolina. In fact, he didn’t have all the manpower needed to distribute aid. “When people began to send in relief supplies, we didn’t have… Read the rest

Don’t miss your chance to vote for the Best of Main Street

Posted by | September 9, 2014 12:01 pm

Visit this link to vote for Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display and Best Building Renovation for Main Street Manning. The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the old Belk Building on North Brooks Street. You can also vote by printing out the ballot below and mailing to Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102. The deadline to vote is Sept. 14.

Guillermo Lopez Arenas

Posted by | September 9, 2014 11:21 am

Guillermo Lopez Arenas, 38, died Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Manning. Services will be announced. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, S.C., is in charge of arrangements. (803) 435-2179 www.stephensfuneralhome.org

Juanita Green McClary

Posted by | September 9, 2014 11:16 am

Juanita Green McClary, 88, widow of Clemson L. McClary, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Kingstree Nursing Facility. Born May 21, 1926, in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late Louise Camilla Driggers Green and Pledger Thomas Green. She attended Williamsburg County schools and retired from Kingstree Laundry as secretary. She was a member of Kingstree First Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald McClary; a sister, Charity Carter; and a brother Durant Green. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Cecil L. McClary (Mary) of Manning, and Kenneth McClary… Read the rest

CCTC awards 12 diplomas in practical nursing

Posted by | September 9, 2014 10:04 am

PNPinningCentral Carolina Technical College celebrated 12 graduates during commencement ceremonies in August who received diplomas in practical nursing. The Diploma in Practical Nursing (PN) program is designed to provide a sound educational background to those individuals interested in providing direct patient care. The practical nurse functions under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or licensed dentist. The 12 graduates, in alphabetical order, included Kelly Nicole Barfield, Rayanne Noel Beavers, Tyra Shara Jackson, Christie Nichole Johnson, Ashley Ann Pelletier, Shanel Temilola Robinson, Shenika Nicole Smiling, Monica Lashan Spann, Margaret Elizabeth Stafford, Marissa Ann Stukes, Tammela Marie Tyson and Jessica

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