Today in History: Thursday, July 27

Posted by | July 27, 2017 12:00 am

1054 – Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth. 1189 – Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade. 1202 – Georgian–Seljuk wars: At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum. 1214 – Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France decisively defeats Imperial, English and Flemish armies, effectively ending John of England’s Angevin Empire. 1299 – According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to… Read the rest



James Sieber Wellock

Posted by | July 26, 2017 5:11 pm

James Sieber “Jim” Wellock, 89, husband of Betty Jo Edgin Wellock, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Born April 29, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of the late Howard Wellock and the late Edna Sieber Wellock. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served as a Ham Radio Operator in Germany. He was a member of several racing associations in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania and he loved to fly airplanes. He was a retired engineer with Alltel Telecommunications Company. He is survived by his wife of more than 66 years of Manning;… Read the rest

Cecelia Harvin Eadon

Posted by | July 26, 2017 3:18 pm

Cecelia Harvin “Ceil” Eadon, 95, beloved wife of 52 years of the late Julius Romey Eadon Jr., died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born June 5, 1922, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Stewart Ingram Harvin and Leila Burgess Harvin. She was a graduate of Manning High School and Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was a charter member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, PCA. She is survived by her children, Cecelia Mooneyhan of Florence, Julius R. Eadon III of Atlanta, Georgia, Marian Eadon of Manning and Leila “Doll” Eadon of… Read the rest


Scott’s Branch grad named assistant VP for SAFE

Posted by | July 26, 2017 12:09 pm

Scott’s Branch High School graduate Brandon Oliver has been named one of three new assistant vice-presidents at SAFE Federal Credit Union. Oliver has worked for the bank for eight years. He started as a teller before moving to office manager and branch manager to regional branch director during that time. He received a degree in management from Clemson University and is a member of the Camden Kiwanis Club board. Andrew Huckeba has worked with the bank for five years, moving from branch manager to regional branch director. He has also accepted a new role as assistant vice-president. He graduated in… Read the rest




Man charged with shoplifting chicken wings

Posted by | July 26, 2017 5:29 am

A 20-year-old Columbia man was charged about 4:50 p.m. July 17 with shoplifting, enhancement, after allegedly taking chicken wings from the deli section of a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway without paying for them. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, Breshay Fay Isaac of 100 Ripplemyer Ave., No. 366, in Columbia, had left the store with four other individuals, and a traffic stop was performed on the vehicle in which Isaac was riding. The suspect had prior convictions for shoplifting, leading to the enhancement, which is a felony.

Local girl wins national dance competition

Posted by | July 26, 2017 4:57 am

Only 7 years old and a second-grade student at Laurence Manning Academy, Charleston Hodge has been making waves in the dance and pageant worlds. In the last week of June, the youngster was named the 2017 Face of Inspire, which held a national dance competition to find its representative. “It was a three-part process,” said Dixie Elliott, owner and instructor at Carolina Dance Academy, where Charleston has danced for five years. “The Inspire National Dance Competition came to Manning, she entered its photogenic contest. There were two parts, and she won the 12 and under category in March.” Charleston also… Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: July 26

Posted by | July 26, 2017 4:51 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 1-2 p.m. today at Lane’s on S.C. 260 and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. today at J&E Superette. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Debi Fischer scores hole-in-one at Wyboo

Posted by | July 26, 2017 2:14 am

Manning resident Debi Fischer scored a hole-in-one July 2 on Hole No. 17 at the Wyboo Golf Course in Manning. She is now a member of the Santee Cooper Country Hole in One Award Program and will receive a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Henry McMaster. For more information on the program, contact Santee Cooper Country by writing P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, SC 29142, or calling (803) 854-2131 or 1 (800) 227-8510, if outside South Carolina.

County files lawsuit against FTC

Posted by | July 26, 2017 1:55 am

Clarendon County launched its first salvo last week against a settlement agreement between the state Department of Revenue and Farmers Telephone Cooperative that could see the county pay back more than $400,000 in what have been judged to be exempt taxes. “We have filed with the Administrative Law Court a case to contest the agreement,” said County Administrator David Epperson, who said last week that Sumter and Williamsburg counties had also joined in the effort, along with Florence school districts. “More will likely join in later. We have also invited the Clarendon school districts to be involved as well.” Epperson… Read the rest

Today in History: Wednesday, July 26

Posted by | July 26, 2017 12:00 am

657 – First Fitna: In the Battle of Siffin, troops led by Ali ibn Abu Talib clash with those led by Muawiyah I. 811 – Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I is killed and his heir Staurakios is seriously wounded. 920 – Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona. 1309 – Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V. 1469 – Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Edgecote Moor, pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of… Read the rest




Sen. Scott releases statement about ACA repeal vote

Posted by | July 25, 2017 4:08 pm

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following today’s vote allowing the Senate to start debating a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. “I committed to the voters of South Carolina seven years ago, three years ago and again last year that I would work to repeal and replace Obamacare with a health care system that focuses on patients and doctors, not bureaucrats in Washington. Today we took a step towards that goal, and I look forward throughout the week to discussing with my colleagues the importance of repealing and replacing Obamacare. With… Read the rest

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