Today in History: Jan. 21

Posted by | January 21, 2019 12:00 am

763 – The Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ends in a decisive Abbasid victory.
1525 – The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
1535 – Following the Affair of the Placards, French Protestants are burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris
1720 – Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
1749 – The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona is destroyed … Read the rest

Strength through diagnosis

Posted by | January 20, 2019 1:00 pm

By Sarah Middleton

It was the summer of 2018, the summer before my senior year of high school. All I had in mind for that summer was to relax and enjoy it to the fullest. Nothing could have prepared me for the life-changing moment I would soon endure.

On July 21, 2018, I was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease in which the immune system eats away at the nervous system. Although it is treatable, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis. Common symptoms include fatigue, tingling/numbness, vision problems and muscular difficulties.

It wasn’t until late June that … Read the rest

Local MHS graduate to visit Africa

Posted by | January 20, 2019 9:00 am

Jabril Wilson, son of Marilyn and George Wilson of Manning, will visit West Africa again this summer.

Wilson graduated from Manning High School in 2017 and became a David M. Rubenstein scholar. This scholarship pays for all of his expenses as he pursues a double major at Duke University. It also pays for his summer trips to perform research toward his degree path.

Before Wilson arrived at Duke, he already knew he wanted to eventually practice international law, and he intended to pursue an undergraduate pre-law degree in International Public Policy. However, he wasn’t sure where this global career choice … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 20

Posted by | January 20, 2019 12:00 am

250 – Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred.
649 – King Chindasuinth, at the urging of bishop Braulio of Zaragoza, crowns his son Recceswinth as co-ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom.
1265 – The first English parliament to include not only Lords but also representatives of the major towns holds its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the “Houses of Parliament”.
1320 – Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland.
1356 – Edward Balliol surrenders his claim to the Scottish throne to Edward III in exchange for an … Read the rest

A walk to honor sacrifice

Posted by | January 19, 2019 6:00 pm

People of all faiths and races are encouraged to join a commemorative walk on January 20. Marchers will meet at the Clarendon County Courthouse in Manning at 3:30 p.m., and the walk will start at 3:45 p.m. heading toward Trinity Church a block and a half away.

During the walk, songs will be sung, and music will continue once everyone arrives at the church. An official program starts at 4 p.m. at the church.

“We are hosting the walk to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement,” said Willie Briggs, a local officer within the NAACP. “When … Read the rest

FINAL: Scott’s Branch Lady Eagles

Posted by | January 19, 2019 2:44 pm

The Scott’s Branch Lady Eagles defeated Bethune Bowman on Friday with a final score of 79-21. Cambria Parker finished with 29 points, and three assists. Teja Madison had 15 points, 12 steals and five assists. Tonia Lawson had 14 points and five steals. Jazlyn Bowman had four rebounds and two blocks. Mary Wimberly had seven points, 10 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.


Posted by | January 19, 2019 2:41 pm

The LMA JV girls beat Northside Christian on Friday with a final score of 27-23. Bryce Erickson led the scoring with 11 points, followed by Paisley Anderson with seven points, Madison Truett with five points and Eaddy Gamble and LB Brogdon with two points each.

LMA will host WH on Wednesday.


OBITUARY: Esther Barwick Thomas

Posted by | January 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Esther Barwick Thomas, 81, widow of Henry Louis “H.L.” Thomas, Sr., died Friday, January 18, 2019, at her home.

Born August 14, 1937, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Levi Barwick and the late Alice Logan Barwick. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Alcolu.

She is survived by two daughters, Marie Bollinger of Longs and Marsha Carter (Bob) of Manning; a son, Tiger Thomas (Laura) of Alcolu; four grandchildren, Reece and Carson Thomas, R.H. Carter and Erin Carter Oliver (Patrick); a great grandson, Casen Carter; a special sister, Pat Powell of Florence; and many nieces … Read the rest

Central Carolina Technical College Welding Department constructs display stand for traveling exhibit of Clarendon County

Posted by | January 19, 2019 9:00 am

Central Carolina Technical College Department Chair for Welding Axel Reis and Welding Lab Assistant Joshua Padgett fabricated a display stand for the 4 Main Liberty Hill “Colored” Traveling Exhibit with the town of Summerton. The exhibit records and preserves the living memory of African-American life in Clarendon County during the age of legal segregation in the American South from the 1950s to the 1990s.

The Liberty Hill “Colored” School Traveling Exhibit is a three-dimensional, age-encrusted, wooden, hand-built, architectural model of the 1940 Clarendon County School District N. 22 grade school.

CCTC Welding Department designed and welded the display stand to … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 19

Posted by | January 19, 2019 12:00 am

379 – Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him authority over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
639 – Clovis II, king of Neustria and Burgundy, is crowned.
649 – Conquest of Kucha: The forces of Kucha surrender after a forty-day siege led by Tang dynasty general Ashina She’er, establishing Tang control over the northern Tarim Basin in Xinjiang.
1419 – Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy.
1511 – Mirandola surrenders to the French.
1520 – Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, … Read the rest

Manning High student signs with Limestone College

Posted by | January 18, 2019 6:00 pm

MHS Baseball Coach Justin Gandy and Chandler Evans

By Evelyn McDonald

Manning High School student Chandler Evans signed with Limestone College on Thursday, January 10. Evans will attend the private, Christian, liberal arts college in Gaffney to play baseball. While there, he will also pursue a degree in business and marketing.

“[I’ve played] for as long as I could,” said Evans, who began playing baseball as a young boy. He has played as a pitcher, second baseman and third baseman.

Evans’ father, hoping to help Evans continue to play baseball beyond high school, searched for online recruiting sites. He discovered FieldLevel, a recruiting site which helps high school, … Read the rest

Employment Opportunity

Posted by | January 18, 2019 5:22 pm

FTC is seeking a Customer Service Representative to join our team at the Manning Store in Manning. The successful candidate must meet the following requirements: high school diploma, working knowledge of computers, data entry skills, two years of experience in customer service, excellent verbal communication skills, personality for dealing with the public and excellent organizational skills.

The following requirements are desired: associate degree or minimum of two years of college and proactive selling skills.

Excellent benefits package. Send resume to: Human Resources Representative, P. O. Box 588, Kingstree, SC. 29556, or apply online at FTC is an Equal Opportunity

Furman University president to speak at First Baptist

Posted by | January 18, 2019 5:06 pm

Dr. Elizabeth Davis will speak at First Baptist in Manning on February 3 during the regular worship service at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome join in this exciting event.

President Elizabeth Davis

Davis became Furman University’s 12th President on July 1, 2014. Under her leadership, the university has instituted The Furman Advantage, a distinctive vision for higher education that combines learning with immersive experiences outside the classroom, creating a personalized pathway that prepares students for lives of purpose, successful careers and community benefit. The groundbreaking effort was launched in October 2016 with a $47 million grant from The Duke Endowment.… Read the rest

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