Posted by The Associated Press | September 8, 2017 10:44 am
Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Now the unwitting victims have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen.
The Atlanta-based company, one of three major U.S. credit bureaus, said Thursday that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.
The theft obtained consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. The purloined data can be enough for crooks to hijack the identities of… Read the rest
Posted by Submitted via Email | September 8, 2017 10:20 am
The ACT WorkKeys tests are changing. Through Sept. 30, current WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information will be given at no charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the F.e. DuBose Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Beginning Oct. 1, a new battery of tests will be offered, and a fee is likely. So, free WorkKeys testing ends Sept. 30. Schedule your appointment today by calling (803) 473-2531.
Posted by Submitted via Email | September 8, 2017 9:51 am
The Clarendon County GOP meeting scheduled for Sept. 14 has been canceled, due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma.
Posted by Submitted via Email | September 8, 2017 9:39 am
The Laurence Manning Academy varsity girls tennis team defeated the Thomas Sumter Academy team on Thursday with a final match score of 6-3.
Mason Ham (LMA) led the way with a victory over Riley De Lavan (TSA) in two sets by a score of 6-2 and 6-2.
Peyton Arrants (TSA) defeated Carrie Rickenbaker (LMA) in a tie breaker 10-7 after spitting sets 6-4 and 6-3. Madison Ham (LMA) defeated Payton Houser (TSA) in two sets, 6-2 and 6-3. Eliza Davis (LMA) defeated Mary Lenoir Hoge (TSA) in a tie break 10-8 after spitting sets 6-2 and 1-6. Carley Tsukalas (LMA)… Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | September 8, 2017 8:50 am
While Hurricane Irma has weakened to a Category 4 from a Category 5 and its projected path has shifted further west to impact Florida and Georgia, South Carolina remains in the storm’s cone of uncertainty, according to the 5 a.m. update from the National Weather Service.
As of the 5 a.m. advisory, Irma remains a category 4 storm with winds clocked at 150 mph heading west-northwest at 16 MPH. The cone of uncertainty continues to shift westward into Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.
South Carolina remains in that same cone as of the 5 a.m. update, however. Shifts are still expected
Posted by Staff Reports | September 8, 2017 8:43 am
Clarendon Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | September 8, 2017 12:00 am
617 – Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui Dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang’an and the eventual establishment of the Tang Dynasty.
1100 – Election of Antipope Theodoric.
1253 – Pope Innocent IV canonised Stanisław of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II.
1264 – The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
1271 – John XXI chosen as Pope.
1331 – Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
1380… Read the rest
Posted by Submitted by Reader | September 7, 2017 7:21 pm
Parker Allan Smith Grubb, 2, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia.
He was the precious son of Brittany Anne Henline Grubb and Michael Allen Smith. Parker was full of life and on the go. His energy brought joy to everyone that knew him, especially his parents. As the youngest child, Parker was known as “The Man” to all of his siblings, family and friends. He enjoyed many activities especially being outdoors with his pet friends Bubba, Roscoe, Sarah, Boots and Pepper.
Survivors besides his parents include four brothers, Elijah McCoy, Hunter Grubb, Rylin Smith… Read the rest
Posted by Submitted via Email | September 7, 2017 7:11 pm
McLeod Health Clarendon released a statement Thursday evening saying the cafeteria will be closed to the public staring Monday until there is “no longer an immediate threat to our area and normal operations can resume” in regards to Hurricane Irma.
EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier post stated that the cafeteria was closed until further notice. McLeod has clarified its previous statement, which said the hospital cafeteria would be closed until further notice.
Posted by Submitted via Email | September 7, 2017 7:09 pm
During and after a Hurricane, you may need supplies to keep your family safe and healthy. You should be prepared with a 3-day supply of food and water for each family member including pets. Consider packing the following items in a survival kit.
1 gallon of water per person daily
Non- Perishable Foods
High-Energy Packaged Foods – Peanut butter, crackers, nuts, raisins and dried fruits, snacks, cookies, etc.
Battery Powered Radio/Flashlight
Prescription Medication – A two-week supply if possible
Medical Paperwork – Including insurance cards, a copy of all prescriptions and a list of known allergies… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | September 7, 2017 6:20 pm
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents.
Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation.
For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call… Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | September 7, 2017 5:55 pm
Manninglive.com will be posting cancelations and closings throughout the remainder of the week and into the weekend in the lead-up to any affect from Hurricane Irma. Send closings/cancelations/postponements to email@example.com.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | September 7, 2017 5:46 pm
President Donald Trump approved Thursday Gov. Henry McMaster’s request for a declaration of emergency so the state can use federal resources to prepare for Hurricane Irma.
Trump’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal agencies to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, and helps to supplement state and local response efforts.
Specifically, FEMA is now authorized to identify, mobilize and provide – at its discretion – equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the hurricane, which is expected to affect South Carolina Monday and Tuesday.
Posted by Staff Reports | September 7, 2017 5:29 pm
Sumter’s Morris College has canceled classes until further notice. Faculty and staff are asked to report to work Friday as usual but will be released at noon.
Posted by Staff Reports | September 7, 2017 5:20 pm
Today, Charleston County announced all county offices will be closed Friday through Tuesday. Based on that decision, The Citadel is canceling all classes and campus events beginning Friday and until further notice.
Corps of Cadets
The Citadel Corps of Cadets will be released after their rooms are cleared by their TAC officers starting at 5:30 a.m. Friday. Every member of the Corps of Cadets will depart the campus, in accordance with the Citadel’s hurricane evacuation plans. The Commandant’s office accounts for and monitors the transportation and relocation of all cadets. Under this process, TAC Officers ensure all cadets are included… Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | September 7, 2017 5:09 pm
Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car. Contact your local American Red Cross chapter to obtain a basic first aid manual. Each first aid kit should include:
2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
Triangular bandages (3)
2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
Tongue blades (2)
Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricants
Assorted sizes of safety pins
Latex gloves (2 pair)
Posted by Submitted via Email | September 7, 2017 5:08 pm
It is important to keep enough supplies in your home to meet the needs of your family for at least three days. Assemble a Family Emergency Kit with items you may need in an emergency or evacuation. Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers such as suitcases, duffle bags or covered storage containers.
Include at a minimum:
Water, two gallons of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries… Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | September 7, 2017 4:52 pm
The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close in preparation for Hurricane Irma starting Saturday. Librarian Charlotte Johnston said the facility will re-open after the storm as soon as conditions are safe to do so.
Posted by Staff Reports | September 7, 2017 4:44 pm
We’re seeing a lot of posts on social media, some shared by legislators, claiming that Gov. Henry McMaster’s executive orders released Thursday feature measures closing schools in all 46 counties on Monday and Tuesday.
However, the orders – one of which evacuates coastal healthcare centers like nursing homes and one of which entreats dam owners to lower their water levels – feature nothing about school closings, possible or otherwise.
During a press conference held Thursday, McMaster said he would make a decision on school closings Friday, and that he would announce that during that day’s press conference.
Posted by Submitted via Facebook | September 7, 2017 3:31 pm
After extensive reviews of forecast information and after conversations with state and local authorities/emergency management, Laurence Manning Academy will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
“Our decision to close is for the safety of our Laurence Manning families,” said a statement on the school’s Facebook page. “Once we know more about the impact that Irma has had on our area, we will make any further decisions and necessary announcements regarding our timeline to return to school and, if warranted, any further delays or closings. We pray for everyone’s safety. Please use this time to protect your families and homes, as well… Read the rest