FTC: Phone services interrupted for certain customers

Posted by | June 30, 2014 11:32 am

FTCA representative from Farmers Telephone Cooperative has told The Manning Times that a service outage for phone service is happening in parts of Clarendon and Williamsburg County. They are investigating the source of the problem and working to correct it.



Low pressure system forms off Florida

Posted by | June 30, 2014 10:53 am

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The chance of tropical storm formation of a low pressure system located 140 miles east-northeast of Melbourne Fla. is about 60 percent through the next 48 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

A tropical depression is likely to form by mid-week; chance of tropical storm formation through the next five days is 80 percent, the National Weather Service predicted.

For today’s forecast, a hazardous weather outlook was issued about 4 a.m., calling for the possibility of heavy rainfall late this afternoon and evening, causing flooding of low lying areas for the areas … Read the rest


DPS: Five killed on SC highways over weekend

Posted by | June 30, 2014 10:22 am

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Department of Public Safety and Highway Patrol reported Monday morning that five people were killed on state roadways from 6 p.m. Friday through 12 a.m. Monday. This brings the total number of persons killed on South Carolina roads to 558 for the year, two more than this same time in 2013.

Clarendon County has suffered three such fatalities since the beginning of the year.


Elmer J. Davis

Posted by | June 30, 2014 10:11 am

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Elmer J. Davis, a resident of Manning for more than 20 years, died Sunday, June 29, 2014.

Elmer was a devoted Seventh-Day Adventist. He was a strong and honest man that believed in hard work and the Lord He could be rigid in his beliefs, but would do almost anything for those who passed “the grade.” He was a great friends. Elmer helped raise three strong and independent children. He leaves behind a legacy of strength that will be passed on for generations to come. For those who loved him, he will be missed.

Survivors include three … Read the rest


Richbourg: Suspected house fire a false alarm

Posted by | June 30, 2014 9:51 am

A suspected house fire at a home on Kingstree Highway in Manning was actually a large debris fire, according to Clarendon County Fire Chief Frances Richbourg.

“A passing motorist called 911 thinking the home was on fire,” Richbourg called. “I’m not upset, though. It is good that we have concerned residents. Everything is under control.”

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The Mt. Hope Scrolls: Mysterious numbers

Posted by | June 30, 2014 8:21 am

bobby-jonteI was in a secret club one time. Mike, Thomas and I had a secret club. We were the only members. We had a secret password but I don’t remember what it was. We would pool our money and buy comic books, locks to keep people out of our secret clubhouse. It was great fun. After all these years, I still have to contend with secret clubs.

A recent visit to the doctor’s office proved that there are still secret clubs. Just like my club, they won’t tell you any information. They give out a little information but won’t explain … Read the rest



UPDATE: Sumter deputies say woman found with relatives

Posted by | June 30, 2014 7:29 am

sarah kirvenSUMTER — Sumter County deputies said an 84-year-old woman last seen Sunday evening was found with relatives early Monday morning, not long after they alerted the media.

Ann Kirven suffers from Alzheimer’s and is partially deaf, and was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

 


Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | June 30, 2014 6:58 am

job fairClarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton. The job fair is actively seeking employers who will be3 filling positions immediately within 90 days of the event. Employers should email Karenanne Graves as kgraves@slcog.org before Tuesday.

The job fair will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.


Margaret Smith

Posted by | June 29, 2014 7:46 pm

SUMTER – Margaret Smith, 88, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation in Sumter.

Born Nov. 22, 1925, in Alcolu, she was raised by her uncle and aunt, Henry and Estell Webb Smith.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mary C. Theus, 1251 Goward Road in Alcolu.

Funeral services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

 

 


Jack Edward Wilkes

Posted by | June 29, 2014 7:16 pm

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OLANTA — Jack Edward Wilkes, age 68, died Friday, June 27, 2014, after an illness.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Olanta Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Caleb Jessie Wilkes and Gladys Roberta Floyd Wilkes. He was a retired farmer and worked with McElveen Farms for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his daughter, Tonya (Matt) … Read the rest



Scott’s Branch Alumnni Golf Tournament

Posted by | June 29, 2014 1:37 pm

The Scott’s Branch High School Alumni Association will hold its 3rd annual Benefit Golf Tournament July 5, with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m., at Foxboro Golf Club. It will be four-man, captain’s choice format at $200 per team. Tournament package include3s green fee and cart, meal, refreshments while playing, prizes and trophies, as well as door prizes. Hole sponsorships are available. All proceeds will benefit the Scott’s Branch High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Register by calling (816) 431-0016, (202) 257-6275 or (803) 485-8164.

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Clarendon CDC BBQ benefit

Posted by | June 29, 2014 11:56 am

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a Benefit Barbecue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at its office, 210 S. Church St. in Manning. Barbecue will be $11 per pound, and sandwiches will be $4 each. Lunch – including barbecued pork sandwich, cole slaw, cake and a drink – will be $6. For more information, call (803) 435-6639.

 


Laurel HIll AME Family and Friends Day

Posted by | June 29, 2014 10:03 am

church newsGreater Laurel Hill AME Church, 2032 M.W. Rickenbaker Road in Summerton, will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Dr. Charles McLamore of Bethel AME Church in Britton’s Neck as guest speaker.

 


Leave a message for your hero

Posted by | June 29, 2014 9:57 am

messages-for-militaryManninglive.com wants to post your messages to your loved one serving in the military on July 4. Please send a picture with a FULL NAME, service branch and location where they are serving (even if locally in National Guard) to editorial@manninglive.com by July 3. We also need the FULL NAME and location of those sending the message.

We will begin posting messages 6 a.m. July 4, and will post throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. No cost, no hassle. Just a nice gesture for your hard-working family member who serves our country and protects our freedoms day-in and … Read the rest


District 5 Candidate Forum

Posted by | June 29, 2014 6:50 am

candidate forumThe Manning Branch of the NAACP will host a Manning City Council District 5 Candidate Forum from 4-6 p.m. today at the Manning High School lecture hall. Each of four candidates – Louis Griffith, Julius Stukes, Gloria Frierson and Sharmane Anderson – has been invited to attend. Each one will have a chance to address the audience and then field questions from a panel of Manning residents and business people.

A special election will be held July 8 for the District 5 seat, previously held by the late Gregory Witherspoon.


We salute Hannah

Posted by | June 28, 2014 10:08 pm

hannah-thumbs-upNo matter what, Hannah Henshaw is our Miss South Carolina. The Manning Times congratulates her on her success and we wish her the best in the future.

We love you and we are so proud. Hold your head high.


Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | June 28, 2014 4:34 pm

job fairClarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton. The job fair is actively seeking employers who will be3 filling positions immediately within 90 days of the event. Employers should email Karenanne Graves as kgraves@slcog.org before Tuesday.

The job fair will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.

 


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