Santee Electric aims to have power fully restored by Wednesday

Posted by | February 17, 2014 1:17 pm

power-outageKINGSTREE – More than 500 additional line workers are now assisting power restoration efforts in the four counties powered by Santee Electric Cooperative (SEC).

Though service has been restored to more than 30,000 of the more than 44,000 customers affected by what Gov. Nikki Haley has called a historic and devastating ice storm, crews are working overtime to restore electricity to more than 14,000 consumers, according to a release from the company.

“We know we have members who are extremely anxious to see their lights come back on,” said President and CEO Floyd Keels. “We certainly understand their frustration and … Read the rest

Concert celebrating Deacon Willie L. Thompson

Posted by | February 17, 2014 12:25 pm

Holly Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1304 Hidden Branch Road in Manning, will hold a gospel concert celebrating the life and legacy of Deacon Willie L. Thompson at 4 p.m. Feb. 23, sponsored by the Sons of Faith. Admission is free.


Gov. Haley: 51,491 SC residents without power still

Posted by | February 17, 2014 8:11 am

gov nikki haleyGov. Nikki Haley announced via Facebook this morning that 51,491 South Carolinians continue to be without power today due to the effects of Winter Storm Pax. In Clarendon, Santee Electric is still reporting more than 4,100 without power as of Monday morning.

She said volunteers are needed throughout the state to help move debris to the side of roads. She said the focus is on homes of the elderly or those with special needs throughout the state.


Peak Fire Season continues through March

Posted by | February 17, 2014 5:57 am

american red crossThe American Red Cross would like residents within the area covered by the Sandhills Chapter to follow these tips to avoid a fire during Peak Fire Season, which runs from October through March.

Never use an over or stove to heat your home.

If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.

Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.

If you are using a … Read the rest

County gives update on power outages

Posted by | February 16, 2014 6:58 pm

power-outageCounty Administrator David Epperson said earlier tonight that about 4,650 Clarendon County residents remain without power on Sunday night. He said Duke Energy has two households without power, while Black River has 27. The hardest-hit system, Santee Electric Cooperate, still has 4,608 without power, according to Epperson.

Manager of Community Relations Adrel Stone Langley told The Manning Times earlier today that crews are working around-the-clock to get residents in four counties – including Clarendon – back up and running.



Posted by | February 16, 2014 4:58 pm

SAT_ACT_PREPThe deadline to sign-up for an upcoming SAT/ACT workshop, which will be held March 13 at the Manning High School lecture hall, is March 7.

The workshop will be conducted by the One on One Learning team, and will cost $20 for MHS students. There are a limited number of vouchers available. They will be based on student need and academic standing. Fees must be paid to a school guidance counselor by March 7.

The workshop will benefit students taking the ACT on April 12, and the SAT on May 3.

For more information, call the MHS Guidance Office at

Santee Electric hit hard by Winter Storm Pax

Posted by | February 16, 2014 1:37 pm

Santee Electric Cooperative is thankful for its members’ patience as it continues to work on one of its largest outages since Hurricane Hugo, according to Manager of Community Relations Adrel Stone Langley.

“We were one of the worst-hit systems,” Langley said Sunday afternoon. “We have about seven members per line of the mile, and we have 5,517 miles of line in our four-county area, which includes Clarendon, Florence, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties.”

Langley said more than 44,226 total members were affected by Winter Storm Pax, which moved through the Clarendon County area late Tuesday and early Wednesday. About 9,000 of … Read the rest

Maurice Jeffery Conyers

Posted by | February 16, 2014 12:41 pm

Maurice Jeffery Conyers, 23, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

Born Feb. 28, 1990, in Manning, he was a son of Yusuf James and Mashell Conyers. He attended Clarendon County School District 2 schools and graduated from Manning High School. He also attended Central Carolina Technical College.

In his youth, he attended Wilson Grove United Freewill Baptist Church in Manning.

Survivors besides his mother of the home and his father of Buffalo, N.Y., include a son, Jaiven M. Conyers; five sisters, Lillian L. Conyers of Columbia, Katrina Filmore, Lakia V. James and Lesha L. James, all of Salters, and Cyeisha C. … Read the rest

Santee Electric thanks members for patience

Posted by | February 16, 2014 11:54 am

santee electricSantee Electric Cooperative sent a release just a bit ago thanking customers for their patience in the aftermath of Winter Storm Pax, and ask that customers still without service continue to be patient. The text reads:

Santee Electric Cooperate reported 44,226 total members affected by Winter Storm Pax that moved through the service area this past Tuesday. Of those outages, about 9,000 were in Clarendon County, 9,000 were in Florence County, about 12,000 were in Georgetown County and about 12,000 were in Williamsburg County, crippling the electric system similar to the devastation that was left by Hurricane Hugo. Most of … Read the rest

Clarendon 2 joins nurse registry

Posted by | February 16, 2014 10:32 am

Clarendon School District 2 has announced its selection for the South Carolina Immunization Registry for School Nurse Access during the past few months.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control will now expand its initial pilot program to the remaining school districts who volunteered, including Clarendon 2 and 12 other districts in Anderson, Barnwell, Calhoun, Charleston, Chester, Darlington, Fairfield, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster and York counties.

See the Feb. 20 edition of The Manning Times for more.


Citadel announces Fall 2013 Dean’s List

Posted by | February 16, 2014 7:19 am

citadel-commons2The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, has named two Clarendon County natives to its Fall 2013 Dean’s List.

Students must earn a 3.2 or higher GPA, with no grade lower than a C for the previous semester’s work, and also be registered for 12 or more semester hours to be so honored.

Those named included Lewis Hartwell Warr of Alcolu, a business administration major; and William Blake Duke of Manning, a civil engineering major.

The Manning Times would like to congratulate these students on their achievements.


JV Saints defeat Patrick Henry

Posted by | February 15, 2014 10:55 pm


The Clarendon Hall Junior Varsity Saints won 49-33 against Patrick Henry on Saturday at home, with Matthew Corbett leading the team with 12 points and 11 rebounds and five steals. JOhn Lewis had 14 points and four steals. Al Hobbs had eight rebounds and 15 points. Jordan Self had four points., and Will Corbett put up four points and four steals.

Clarendon Hall will face the No. 1 seeded Andrew Jackson Academy on Tuesday at Clarendon Hall in the Region Tournament Championship. The teams have faced each other twice, with the JV Saints winning once earlier this month.

Santee Electric still helping 4K customers without power

Posted by | February 15, 2014 9:10 pm

power-outageSantee Electric Cooperative is reporting more than 4,000 customers in Clarendon County tonight without power. District 1 Trustee Sonny Sanders says that crews are working around-the-clock to fix the problem. Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, said earlier that he has spoken with officials and is “convinced that they are working as hard as they can to restore power.”

“Most of their service area is in a very rural area that was heavily damaged by trees,” Johnson said. “I know it is a hardship for anyone who has no power, and I hope that they are reconnected very soon.”

More than 4K without power in Clarendon

Posted by | February 15, 2014 7:12 pm

power-outageClarendon Emergency Management Director Anthony Mack texted a few minutes ago to say that these numbers represent county residents still without power as of Saturday night. Black River – 173; Duke Energy – 369; and Santee Electric – 4,113.

Please visit for a statement from Santee Electric District 1 Trustee Sonny Sanders about Santee Electric and their response time.


LMA JV defeated by OP

Posted by | February 15, 2014 6:05 pm

lma_shieldThe Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity teams unfortunately could not pull off wins against Orangeburg Preparatory School on Saturday. The JV girls lost in a close game, 31-30, with Cora Lee Downer leading the team with 10 points. The JV boys also lost in a close game, 40-35, with Seth Green leading with nine points. Both games were the last for the teams this season.

Joe Iverson Cutter

Posted by | February 15, 2014 12:35 pm

Joe Iverson Cutter, 87, husband of the late Janie Alice Tobias Cutter, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.

Joe CutterBorn May 26, 1926, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Nelson Cutter and the late Lelia Shepherd Cutter.

Survivors include three sons, three sons, Jerry Iverson (Lou) Cutter, Jackie Ronald (Cathy) Cutter and Jimmy Ray (Pamela) Cutter, all of Manning; three grandchildren, Joseph Bryan Cutter, Justin Brian Cutter and Kelsey Lynn Cutter; a great-grandchild, Joseph Bryan Cutter Jr.; and a special friend, Martha Johnson of Mullins.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in … Read the rest

County updates numbers for power outage

Posted by | February 15, 2014 12:13 pm

power-outageClarendon County Emergency Management Director Anthony Mack just sent updated numbers for homes without power within the county. While Santee Electric has reported more than 20,000 homes in its four-county jurisdiction without power, only 4,743 of those homes are in Clarendon County. Duke Energy has 1,451 homes without, and Black River has 560 without power.

Crews continue to work around the county, and Manning Mayor Julia Nelson reported earlier that Duke Energy has provided even more crews for Clarendon County.


Statement from Santee Electric District 1 Trustee Sonny Sanders

Posted by | February 15, 2014 11:53 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: Santee Electric has reported that more than 20,000 of its customers are still without power. Sonny Sanders sent this statement just a few moments ago about the situation and asks customers to be patient as crews continue to work on the problem.

I would like to thank Santee Electric Cooperative crews as well as other cooperatives and Duke Energy Progress, who responded diligently and as rapidly as conditions allowed to restore electric power to our consumers.  I would also like to thank the companies from other states that came in to provide assistance to our crews   so they … Read the rest

UPDATE: Black-and-tan owner found, still seeking owner for solid black Chihuahua

Posted by | February 15, 2014 11:06 am

Has anyone lost puppies or know anyone who has in the Pine Knoll, Rudy Road and Gibbons Street area? They’re a solid black Chihuahua and a tan-and-black schnauzer? Both are very well-groomed and both appear to have a family.

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