Today in History: March 22

Posted by | March 22, 2018 12:00 am

238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors. 871 – Æthelred of Wessex is defeated by a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton. 1508 – Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire. 1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags. 1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War. 1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables. 1638… Read the rest




Summerton Southern Methodist to hold annual Barbecue Chicken Supper

Posted by | March 21, 2018 10:45 am

Summerton Southern Methodist Church will hold its annual Barbecue Chicken Supper from 4-7 p.m. April 7 at the Vernon Way Fellowship Hall. For the convenience of people in the Manning area and those who purchased tickets and requested delivery to Manning, plates will be delivered at 5 p.m. to Walker Tire and Recapping on Mill Street in Manning. Anyone wishing a pate may call (803) 485-8237 before 3 p.m. Saturday. Plates are $8 each.


Swampcats defeat Carolina Academy

Posted by | March 21, 2018 8:09 am

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats defeated Carolina Academy 12-6 on Monday in Lake City. Keaton Wilds led the Swampcats on offense, putting up three hits. Kyle Horton put up two hits and Britton Morris had a home run. Hunter Reed was the winning pitcher.

Willie Lee Blackwell

Posted by | March 21, 2018 8:06 am

Willie Lee Blackwell, 83, husband of Lue Edna Dupree Blackwell, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Jan. 7, 1935, in Manning, he was a son of the late Claude and Mamie Miller Blackwell. The family will receive friends at the home of his wife, 1290 Blossom St. in Manning. Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Jewel Smith Browder

Posted by | March 21, 2018 8:03 am

Jewel Smith Browder, 89, widow of Wallace C. Browder, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at her home. Born March 24, 1928, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Danton and Mae Baker Smith. She was a member of Manning First Assembly of God. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Rutledge of Sumter; three sons, Ricky Browder Sr. (Vivian) and Randy Browder, both of Sumter, and Rollin Browder of Lexington; five grandchildren, Rick Browder Jr., Travis Browder, Robbie Browder and Tabatha Browder, all of Sumter, and Heath Browder of Lexington; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A… Read the rest

Trump’s new tariffs put job expansion of 60 to 80 jobs on hold at Kent International

Posted by | March 21, 2018 7:09 am

A jobs expansion proposal by Kent International in Manning is on hold after the Trump administration’s newly announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Matt Wiebe with Bicycle Retailer magazine wrote this week that while the new tariffs ose no immediate impact to the company, CEO Arnold Kamler “is putting off a decision to purchase welding robots and start welding frames from imported pre-cut and shaped tubing at his South Carolina factory. If Kamler were to move ahead by year’s end as he had planned, the move would have added between 60 and 80 jobs at his South Carolina facility.… Read the rest


Lake Wind Advisory in effect through 8 p.m. Wednesday

Posted by | March 21, 2018 4:10 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory through 8 p.m. Wednesday. Winds on the lake could be as high as 15 to 25 knots, with gusts up to 35 knots. Winds will cause a rough chop on area lakes. Small craft will be especially prone to capsizing.

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on House Judiciary passing Sanctuary City Proposal

Posted by | March 21, 2018 1:19 am

Gov. Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the House Judiciary Committee passing his and Rep. Bruce Bannister’s proposal to ban sanctuary cities in South Carolina with a 13-9 vote: “Today, 13 members of the House Judiciary committee showed their commitment to law and order by passing my proposal to ensure there will never be a sanctuary city in South Carolina. This is the kind of forward-thinking leadership we need to expand on the recent success we’ve seen in our state, and this vote sends a message to the world that, in South Carolina, we don’t wait… Read the rest

Today in History: March 21

Posted by | March 21, 2018 12:00 am

537 – Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern city walls, but is repulsed at the Praenestine Gate, known as the Vivarium, by the defenders under the Byzantine generals Bessas and Peranius. 630 – Emperor Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem. 717 – Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid. 1152 – Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. 1188 – Emperor Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan. 1556 – In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is… Read the rest

Swampcats open season with win over Florence Christian

Posted by | March 20, 2018 11:22 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity baseball team opened its South Carolina Independent School Association Region 2, 3A schedule Friday with a 14-6 win over Florence Christian SChool. Taylor Lee was the winning pitcher and went 3-4 at the plate. Braydon Osteen, Morgan Morris and Riley Nettles each had two hits for the Swampcats.


East Clarendon’s Cooper named Florence Morning News’ Player of the Year

Posted by | March 20, 2018 10:57 pm

Talaysia Cooper enjoyed everything from a cookout to a trip to the Red Lobster after helping the East Clarendon girls win the Class A girls’ state championship. The 13-year-old eighth-grader rightfully deserved that after averaging 24.5 points, nine rebounds, five steals, 3.5 assists and two blocks per game. With that in mind, she also rightfully deserves the title of Morning News Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year. Never mind Cooper’s age. She was the catalyst for a Wolverines squad that – after losing in overtime in the 2017 lower-state final – roared back this year and cruised to the program’s… Read the rest



Spring turkey season forecast good; New season, bag limit remain in place

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:52 pm

Season dates for private lands are March 20 to May 5 statewide. For all Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) where turkey hunting is allowed, the season will open on April 2 and close on May 5. The statewide bag limit is three gobblers per hunter with no more than two taken in one day. Possession and use of turkey tags remains in effect for all hunters. Hunters on WMAs should consult the annual regulations guide for seasons and bag limits on specific WMAs as they may be more restrictive.k are youth turkey hunt days on private lands statewide. On WMA lands… Read the rest

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