Gallery 4: New Zion July 4th Celebration

Posted by | July 7, 2017 7:36 am

These photos, courtesy of Chuck Dukes, show various activities at the New Zion July 4th Celebration held Tuesday in downtown New Zion. Those activities included the annual parade, a corn hole tournament and a cookout, along with fireworks that night.


Coker to celebrate 50 years in medicine

Posted by | July 7, 2017 4:41 am

Dr. Clarence E. Coker Jr. sits in his former office on Sunset Drive and South Boundary Street, with his wife, Sandra, standing by his side. Coker had only just begun his practice in Manning four days prior to this picture, which was featured in the July 13, 1967, edition of The Manning Times. The Turbeville native will celebrate 50 years in medicine Monday.
When Dr. Clarence E. Coker Jr. began his medical practice in Manning, he told The Manning Times that he planned “to treat the skin and its contents from the cradle to the grave.” For 50 years, Coker has done just that. The Turbeville native celebrates five decades in practice Monday. “It’s a blessing to remain healthy enough to do that, make it 50 years in medicine,” he said. “I’ve had good support from my lovely wife and family, a lot of friends and great staff over the years.” Coker graduated from East Clarendon High School in 1955, and received a… Read the rest

Gallery 3: New Zion July 4th Celebration

Posted by | July 7, 2017 4:33 am

These photos, courtesy of Chuck Dukes, show various activities at the New Zion July 4th Celebration held Tuesday in downtown New Zion. Those activities included the annual parade, a corn hole tournament and a cookout, along with fireworks that night.

Camp gives kids ‘week away from cancer’

Posted by | July 7, 2017 2:34 am

Sandy Powers knew exactly where she and her husband, John, would be spending the first week of July. It’s the same place the couple have spent the past 26 years. The pair were two of the 210 volunteers who helped out with Camp Happy Days, Powers as a counselor and her husband as a team-building instructor. “This is my husband’s 29th year,” said Powers. “He introduced me to it. I love coming each year. My favorite thing is seeing my former campers who have come back as volunteers themselves. I have one that is here now who is 29, and… Read the rest

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet July 11

Posted by | July 7, 2017 2:24 am

A Parkinson’s Support Group will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 11 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Craig Goss of Comfort Keepers will speak about resources for non-medical, in-home care. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854, or email haybrton@gmail.com.

Gallery 2: New Zion July 4th Celebration

Posted by | July 7, 2017 1:28 am

These photos, courtesy of Chuck Dukes, show various activities at the New Zion July 4th Celebration held Tuesday in downtown New Zion. Those activities included the annual parade, a corn hole tournament and a cookout, along with fireworks that night.

Today in History: Friday, July 7

Posted by | July 7, 2017 12:00 am

1124 – Tyre falls to the Crusaders. 1456 – A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death. 1520 – Spanish conquistadores defeat a larger Aztec army at the Battle of Otumba. 1534 – Jacques Cartier makes his first contact with aboriginal peoples in what is now Canada. 1543 – French troops invade Luxembourg. 1575 – The Raid of the Redeswire is the last major battle between England and Scotland. 1585 – The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France. 1770 – The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman… Read the rest

Gallery 1: New Zion July 4th Celebration

Posted by | July 6, 2017 11:27 pm

These photos, courtesy of Chuck Dukes, show various activities at the New Zion July 4th Celebration held Tuesday in downtown New Zion. Those activities included the annual parade, a corn hole tournament and a cookout, along with fireworks that night.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning declared for Clarendon County

Posted by | July 6, 2017 8:06 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Clarendon County and surrounding areas effective through 9 p.m. Thursday. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is likely to occur with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Northern long-eared bats found and breeding on SC’s coastal plain

Posted by | July 6, 2017 5:03 pm

Five Northern long-eared bats have been captured in two new counties on South Carolina’s coastal plain. Evidence also shows evidence of a breeding population in Charleston and Berkeley counties. Historically, this federally threatened species was known in South Carolina to exist only in the Upstate, but were discovered in fall 2016 on the Coastal Plain in Beaufort County. Ecological Solutions Inc. senior ecologist Dottie Brown reported to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) the capture of five Northern long-eared bats as part of a bat research project being conducted in Francis Marion National Forest. The capture included two… Read the rest


Quinton Burgess Sr.

Posted by | July 6, 2017 3:14 pm

FLORENCE – Quinton Burgess Sr. died Sunday, July 2, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born March 8, 1960, in Manning, he was a son of Edith Howard Burgess and the late Roland Burgess. A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel, 222 W. Boyce St. in Manning, where Apostle Diane Van Buren, pastor of the Prophetic Destiny Ministries International of Sumter, will deliver words of consolation. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home of Carrie Singleton Brailsford, 1076 Brailsford Lane in Summerton.… Read the rest


Pugh earns White Coat

Posted by | July 6, 2017 9:31 am

Manning High School graduate Tyra Pugh received her white coat at a White Coat Ceremony held June 23 at Emory and Henry College in Marion, Virginia. The White Coat Ceremony signifies that students are ready to begin their practical rotation experiences in the field of medicine. These rotations consist of serving three, 12-week intervals at various hospitals, clinics or medical facilities. “The White Coat Ceremony is a tradition where the professors present the students with a white coat as a gesture of acceptance as a colleague,” said Pugh. “The White Coat is a symbol of lifelong learners for the betterment… Read the rest


Today in History: Thursday, July 6

Posted by | July 6, 2017 12:00 am

371 BC – The Battle of Leuctra, where Epaminondas defeated Cleombrotus I, takes place 640 – Battle of Heliopolis: The Muslim Arab army under ‘Amr ibn al-‘As defeat the Byzantine forces near Heliopolis (Egypt). 1044 – The Battle of Ménfő between troops led by Emperor Henry III and Magyar forces led by Samuel Aba, King of Hungary, takes place. 1189 – Richard I “the Lionheart” accedes to the English throne. 1253 – Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania. 1348 – Pope Clement VI issues a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death. 1411 – Ming… Read the rest

Authorities searching for escaped inmate

Posted by | July 5, 2017 3:01 pm

The state Department of Corrections is currently searching for a 46-year-old inmate who escaped from a Dorchester County facility Wednesday afternoon. Jimmy Causey allegedly escaped from Lieber Correctional Institution about 2 p.m. Wednesday. He was serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for kidnapping, armed robbery and first-degree burglary in Richland County, and had served several prior prison sentences, according to the Department of Corrections website. He is described as 6-feet-2 and weighing 177 pounds. He has a one-inch scar on his chin. Anyone who comes into contact with him is asked to call 911 immediately.

1 killed in wreck on I-95

Posted by | July 5, 2017 12:21 pm

A woman was killed about 7:30 a.m. in a wreck on Interstate 95 at the Clarendon-Orangeburg border. Lance Cpl. Matt Southern with the S.C. Highway Patrol said the unidentified woman was driving a 1997 Honda Accord southbound on the interstate when she ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and struck a guardrail at the 100 mile-marker on the Lake Marion bridge. Southern said the woman was not wearing a seatbelt and that she was entrapped as a result of the crash. The coroner’s office has not released the identity of the woman at this time.


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