Manning resident, Citadel student named to 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll

Posted by | September 12, 2018 5:39 am

Charles Walker of Manning was one of 163 Citadel cadet-athletes named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Walker was a member of the 2017-18 Citadel men’s track and field team. The Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll consists of student-athletes at member institutions who achieve at least a 3.0 grade-point average for the academic year while being a member of the final squad list during their sport’s traditional season. Recipients must have been eligible to compete throughout the entire academic year.

Today in History: Sept. 12

Posted by | September 12, 2018 12:00 am

490 BC – Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece. 372 – Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin dynasty. 1185 – Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos brutally put to death in Constantinople. 1213 – Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret. 1229 – Battle of Portopí: The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at… Read the rest

CCSD1 back-to-school bash

Posted by | September 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Summerton Literacy Council/ Save the Children sponsored a successful Back to School Bash at the Clarendon School District One Resource Center on August 25 with nearly 300 parents and children in attendance. Also on site was approximately 20 vendors from various parts of the state. Additionally, the program included shout-outs from Summerton’s Mayor Mac Bagnel, County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart, Sheriff Tim Baxley, Pastors Billy Carlisle, Summerton Baptist Church, Robert L. China, Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, Willie Chandler, St. Mark Baptist Church, along with many other support groups from our community. This event was presided by motivational speaker and… Read the rest


Posted by | September 11, 2018 2:28 pm

Clarendon County has announced that 3 shelters will open at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11th — ahead of anticipated impacts from #HurricaneFlorence. The shelters are for those evacuating the coast and for Clarendon residents who feel their homes might not be safe due to Hurricane Florence. Shelters that will be available at 5 pm today are: 1) East Clarendon Middle- High School 1171 Pope St, Turbeville, SC 29162 2) Manning High School 2155 Paxville Hwy, Manning, SC 29102 3) Clarendon One Resource Center  (Old Summerton High School) 1102 4th Street, Summerton, SC 29148 *Please have an emergency pet… Read the rest

Another Clarendon County school will close

Posted by | September 11, 2018 1:25 pm

***ATTENTION #CHSaints: Due to #HurricaneFlorence and traffic concerns, Clarendon Hall will be closed September 12-14. All athletic events and practices are canceled as well. We plan to return to our regular schedule on Monday, September 17 and will share information via Call Fire and Facebook as it becomes available. The safety of our students, staff, and parents is paramount. We pray for the safety of all in the path of this major storm.

Summerton native graduates from Clemson

Posted by | September 11, 2018 12:32 pm

Summerton native Morgan Addison Allan graduated Aug. 10, 2018, from Clemson University with a bachelor of science in management. Allan was among more than 1,000 summer semester graduates from Clemson.

Visit your neighborhood library

Posted by | September 11, 2018 12:05 pm

Stock up on some reading material for the yucky weather we are expecting at the end of the week! We will be OPEN on Tuesday September 11th from 9:00 to 7:00! Please note that the library will CLOSE beginning on Wednesday September 12th for Hurricane Florence and will reopen as soon as weather/safety conditions have improved.

Re-scheduled meeting

Posted by | September 11, 2018 10:48 am

Due to the anticipation of Hurricane Florence, the regular meeting of Manning City Council for Monday, September 17, 2018 has been re-scheduled for Monday, September 24, 6:30 pm, Manning City Hall, 29 West Boyce Street. Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. Scott Tanner, Administrator, at (803) 435-8477, ext. 5115.

Summerton resident recognized on Citadel Dean’s List

Posted by | September 11, 2018 10:19 am

The Citadel announced Friday that Summerton native Drew Edwards was named to The Citadel’s Dean’s List for his academic achievements during the 2018 spring semester. The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose GPA is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester.

Hurricane closures

Posted by | September 11, 2018 10:18 am

The City of Manning Offices and Clarendon County Government Offices will be closed on Thursday & Friday (9/13/18 & 9/14/18) due to Hurricane Florence.

Clarendon County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and BBQ Dinner Now Cancelled in Anticipation of Hurricane Florence

Posted by | September 11, 2018 10:06 am

Originally scheduled for tonight, Sept. 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Carolina Technical College’s F.E Dubose Career Center, Clarendon County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting and BBQ dinner have been canceled in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. A new date has not been set at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Meeting canceled

Posted by | September 11, 2018 8:01 am

The Clarendon County GOP meeting scheduled for Thursday has been canceled.

Tips should one encounter a downed power line in wake of storm

Posted by | September 11, 2018 7:38 am

Duke Energy has provided the following safety tips for residents who encounter downed power lines in the wake of Hurricane Florence: Stay away from downed or sagging power lines, and do not touch anything that is on or near a power line. Keep children and pets away from areas where lines may have fallen. If a power line falls across a car that you’re in, stay in the car until professional assistance arrives. Warn others not to come near the car. If you must get out because of a fire, jump clear of the car and land on both feet.… Read the rest

Avoid downed power lines after storm

Posted by | September 11, 2018 7:33 am

When you see a power line on the ground, Duke Energy officials warn you to stay safe by staying away. This video shows what happens when people, vehicles, ladders and other objects come in contact with a power line. Duke Energy holds safety demonstrations like those at this link for first responders and employees to help them prepare for accidents, storms and other events that knock down power lines and damage power equipment. Electricity is safe and reliable when used properly. Work is underway in all states Duke Energy serves to modernize the energy grid to better protect the system… Read the rest

School Closings

Posted by | September 11, 2018 6:12 am

As of 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, all schools in Clarendon County – with the exception of Clarendon Hall – are closed for the remainder of the week in preparation for inclement weather due to Hurricane Florence. All athletics will also be canceled at these schools. Likewise, Central Carolina Technical College’s F.E. DuBose Campus in Manning will remain closed the rest of the week.

Duke encourages customers to report outages during storm

Posted by | September 11, 2018 4:33 am

Duke Energy officials are encouraging their customers to immediately report any outages that occur this weekend as the result of Hurricane Florence. Customers who experience an outage during the storm can report it by: Visiting duke-energy.com on a desktop computer or mobile device. Texting OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply). Calling the automated outage-reporting system at 1 (800) 769-3766 for Duke Energy Carolinas customers and 1 (800) 419-6356 for Duke Energy Progress customers. For storm or power restoration updates, follow Duke Energy on Twitter (@DukeEnergy) and Facebook (Duke Energy).

Today in History: Sept. 11

Posted by | September 11, 2018 12:00 am

1185 – Isaac II Angelos kills Stephen Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronikos I Komnenos and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire. 1226 – The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes. 1297 – Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly-led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English. 1390 – Lithuanian Civil War (1389–92): The Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius. 1541 – Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco. 1565 –… Read the rest

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