Today in History: Sunday, July 30

Posted by | July 30, 2017 12:00 am

762 – Baghdad is founded by caliph Al-Mansur. 1419 – First Defenestration of Prague: A crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the Prague city council. 1502 – Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage. 1608 – At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years. 1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first… Read the rest

Charlotte company recalls Stromboli products

Posted by | July 29, 2017 6:36 pm

Stefano’s Foods Inc., a Charlotte establishment, is recalling about 981 pounds of Stromboli products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The product contains eggs, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. The frozen meatball Stromboli items, produced on June 24, were incorrectly packaged in a box labeled as pepperoni and Italian sausage Stromboli. The following product is subject to recall: 18.5-oz. boxes containing two pieces of “SCREAMIN’ SICILIAN PIZZA CO. STROMBOLI SUPREMUS MAXIMUS PEPPERONI & ITALIAN SAUSAGE” with an “Enjoy by: 2/19/2018” date… Read the rest

Deputies recognized for saving woman from submerged vehicle

Posted by | July 29, 2017 1:55 pm

Three Clarendon County sheriff’s deputies were recognized Monday night for their efforts earlier this year in saving the life of a woman who was found submerged in a vehicle in Lake Marion off S.C. 260 near Manning. Sheriff Tim Baxley said that a passing motorist observed a submerged vehicle in the evening hours of April 30 near the intersection of S.C. 260 and Herring Drive and immediately called 911. Clarendon County Hometown Heroes founders Kelly and Alyssa Gottheiner said this week that were it not for Cpl. Kevin Wilson, Sgt. Clay Conners and Maj. Donnie Drose, the woman found in… Read the rest

Dorchester man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted by | July 29, 2017 12:20 pm

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Mark Alan Miller, 56, of Summerville, on three charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office and Summerville Police Department, both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest. Investigators state Miller distributed files of child pornography. Miller was arrested July 26. He is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree, a felony offense punishable by… Read the rest

Still time to get tickets!

Posted by | July 29, 2017 11:23 am

We still have tickets at The Manning Times for Burger Night. They are $6 each and include a burger, fries and a drink at Corner Diner between 5 and 8 p.m. today. Advance tickets are not required, but are still available at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning.

Company recalls pepperoni pizza products

Posted by | July 29, 2017 9:34 am

D&D Foods Inc., an Omahan, Nebraska, company has issued a recall of about 17,847 pounds of pepperoni pizza products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the final product label. The pepperoni pizza items were produced and packaged on various dates from April 18 to July 21. The following products are subject to recall: Cases containing four 32-oz., individually packaged pizzas of “Hy-Vee PEPPERONI PIZZA 16″ THIN CRUST” with case code of 88943. Cases containing four 27-oz., individually packaged pizzas of “Hy-Vee PEPPERONI PIZZA 12″ TRADITIONAL… Read the rest

Windsor Manor celebrates sisters who worked for 50 and 48 years

Posted by | July 29, 2017 3:04 am

Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart poses with Virginia Pugh Way and Mary Pugh on Friday during the pair's retirement ceremony at Windsor Manor Nursing Facility. The women served 50 and 48 years, respectively, in their separate roles at the home.
It’s a milestone enough for one person to work 50 years in one place. But it’s something different altogether when two people – sisters, in fact – to have done so. Virginia Pugh Way and Mary Pugh retired Friday from Windsor Manor Nursing Facility after 50 and 48 years of work, respectively. Pugh Way began working at the home after school and during weekends. She was just a young girl and washed dishes for the residents. She moved up to take on the role as the head cook for evening dinner before working – for the past 30 years or… Read the rest

Today in History: Saturday, July 29

Posted by | July 29, 2017 12:00 am

587 BC – The Neo-Babylonian Empire sacks Jerusalem and destroys the First Temple. 238 – The Praetorian Guard storm the palace and capture Pupienus and Balbinus. They are dragged through the streets of Rome and executed. On the same day, Gordian III, age 13, is proclaimed emperor. 615 – Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at the age of 12. 904 – Sack of Thessalonica: Saracen raiders under Leo of Tripoli sack Thessaloniki, the Byzantine Empire’s second-largest city, after a short siege, and plunder it for a week. 923 – Battle of Firenzuola: Lombard forces under King Rudolph II and… Read the rest

District 1 names interim superintendent

Posted by | July 28, 2017 10:00 pm

Clarendon School District 1 has appointed its former assistant superintendent of instruction and federal and state programs to be interim superintendent after the resignation and retirement of former superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder. Barbara Ragin Champagne has more than 35 years of experienced as an educator, serving with Clarendon School District 1 in her previous roles since 2008. “Having observed Mrs. Ragin Champagne in her role as assistant superintendent, the board believes that she has the necessary qualifications and experience to serve in the capacity of the position required,” said Board Chairman Tony Junious. Ragin Champagne was appointed July 20, the… Read the rest

Charles H. Hughes

Posted by | July 28, 2017 8:00 pm

Mt. PLEASANT – Charles H. “Charlie” Hughes was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Eutawville to George H. and Edna Croft Hughes. He attended schools in Eutawville and Holly Hill, as well as the University of South Carolina. He also attended the South Carolina Banker’s School and the School of Banking of the South in Louisiana. He joined C&S National Bank in 1960 in Columbia, and retired with Bank of America in 1999. He served as senior vice-president and regional executive with responsibilities for banking centers in Sumter, Hartsville, Camden, Florence, Conway, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, and Aiken. He and his wife… Read the rest

Deputies seek Foreston woman for alleged burglary, receiving stolen goods

Posted by | July 28, 2017 5:20 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a woman accused of receiving stolen goods and several break-ins in the Home Branch, Bloomville and Foreston areas. Jessica Ashley Helms of the Foreston area is described as a 26-year-old white woman. Helms, who goes by the alias, “Jones,” may be in a dark-colored Ford SUV or pickup, the office reported on social media. Those with information of her whereabouts are asked to call (803) 435-4414.

HP announces new community relations officer for Troop 2

Posted by | July 28, 2017 3:13 pm

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a new Community Relations Officer for Highway Patrol Troop Two, which includes Greenwood, Abbeville, Saluda, Edgefield, McCormick, Laurens and Newberry counties. Lance Cpl. B. Justin Sutherland began this new assignment on July 17, transferring from SCHP Troop Three. He will serve primarily as the SCHP spokesperson for Troop Two but will take media call for other areas of the state as well. Community Relations officers assist the media with inquiries on routine traffic matters such as collisions, traffic issues, safety initiatives and special enforcement in their area. CROs also promote highway safety… Read the rest

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