Elizabeth McInnis selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 8, 2018 8:03 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Laurence Manning Academy junior Elizabeth McInnis has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

2 Manning residents found by N. Charleston Police with meth, $100K

Posted by | June 8, 2018 6:56 pm

Two Manning residents were arrested Friday and were each charged by the North Charleston Police Department with trafficking methamphetamine after a traffic stop. The stop came after North Charleston police officers watched a black SUV driven by Courtney Louise Herlong, 40, “drive aimlessly around closed businesses near Tanger Outlets,” according to a report from the Charleston Post and Courier at about 4 a.m. Friday. “The vehicle was driving around with no purpose and was traveling around closed businesses,” according to a police report released Friday afternoon. The SUV, a black Dodge Durango, sped away when the officers first pulled behind… Read the rest

Meet House district 101 challenger, Rev Alfred Darby

Posted by | June 8, 2018 5:17 pm

Reverend Alfred Darby, House of Representatives candidate for District 101, is from Trio in Williamsburg County. After graduating from Williamsburg High School in 1979, Darby obtained a general associates degree from Anderson College. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of South Carolina in 1983. Darby accepted a position in 1983 as a social studies teacher for Williamsburg-Blakely High School in Salters. He left that position to teach social studies at C.E. Murray High School in Greelyville, where he taught until 2006. During this time, he earned a Master of Education from… Read the rest


Marie Joyner selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 8, 2018 4:35 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Manning High School junior Marie Joyner has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

Meet House district 101 incumbent, Cezar McKnight

Posted by | June 8, 2018 3:29 pm

Born and raised in Salters, District 101 House of Representatives Incumbent Cezar McKnight graduated from Kingstree Senior High School in 1992. He subsequently earned a degree in Paralegal Studies from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, graduating in 1996. McKnight attended law school at Florida Coastal School of Law and earned his degree in 2001. He began practicing law the following year, concentrating on personal injury, car wrecks and wrongful death and occasionally criminal defense. McKnight also served in the Army Reserves from 1991-99. McKnight began to consider politics in 2008. He began fostering relationships, listening and learning. “I looked around… Read the rest


Anna Bench selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 8, 2018 1:30 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Manning High School junior Anna Bench has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

Buddy Benches – a family project to benefit local school

Posted by | June 8, 2018 1:03 pm

Seated is Evan Myers, assisting dad is Colin Myers, Nick Myers and Benton Blakely
These are no ordinary park benches. They are benches that have a more important purpose. Coined Buddy Benches, these seats are built with the idea that small acts of kindness can go a long way. “This is a project that is near and dear to our hearts,” stated Clarendon County resident Tiffany Myers, whose children Colin and Evan attend Walker Gamble Elementary. “With the issue of bullying on the forefront of parents’ minds, Buddy Benches could be a solution, or at the very least helpful, at preventing those situations,” said Myers. The plan is to place the benches on school… Read the rest

Azalea garden club celebrates national garden week

Posted by | June 8, 2018 11:35 am

Azalea Garden Club members left to right: Sue Jordan with grandson Bennett, Ann Plowden, Ginny Flynt, Nannette Fry, Betty Johnson, Jane Benton, MaryJo Mahoney Gamble, President Ginny Honea, Edna Ellis, Mary Jo Schoeck, Carolyn Rearick, and on the stairs: Marie Land, Meg Lee, and Judy Langley.
In recognition of National Garden Week, members of the Azalea Garden Club of Manning created forty floral arrangements and delivered them to local businesses.

Clarendon residents named to Troy University Chancellor’s List

Posted by | June 8, 2018 11:28 am

Four Clarendon residents were named to the Troy University Chancellor’s List for the spring semester and Term 4 of the 2017-18 academic year.’ Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a GPA of 4.0 qualify for the Chancellor’s List. Local residents who made the list included Carrie Rickenbaker and Katherine Burns, both of Summerton; Thomas Lee of Alcolu; and Alyssa Gottheiner of Manning. The spring semester includes students at the Troy, Ala., campus. Term 4 includes students at TROY’s campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Ala., along with locations outside of… Read the rest

Meet county council district 3 incumbent Benton Blakely

Posted by | June 8, 2018 11:23 am

District 3 County Councilman Benton Blakely has lived in New Zion his entire life and has attended New Zion Methodist Church since birth. His daughter has recently moved back to the area with her children, because they wish to go to what Blakely calls “the best school in the state,” Walker Gamble Elementary. Blakely graduated from East Clarendon High School in 1964, leaving the day after graduation to go to Gardner-Webb College (now University) in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. After two and a half years there, Blakely intended to transfer to Georgia Southern University to pursue a bachelor’s degree. However,… Read the rest



Letter to the citizens of District 64

Posted by | June 8, 2018 10:04 am

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been asked by a number of people why they can’t vote “split ticket” in the primaries. Hopefully this explanation will help. “Split ticket” or voting for the candidate of your choice is only possible in the election that will occur in November. June 12 is the primary election which will determine who will be on the November ticket. The Democratic primary will determine who the Democrat candidate will be in November and the Republican primary will do the same. Actually the primaries are two separate tickets and we can’t vote on both.… Read the rest

Manning’s Farmer’s Market to open tomorrow at 8 a.m.

Posted by | June 8, 2018 9:37 am

With the onset of summer, gardens spring up across Clarendon County. Some grow vegetables, some herbs and some flowers. Those with larger spaces may choose to participate in the Manning Farmers’ Market, which opens Saturday at 8 a.m. Farmers’ markets have steadily been on the rise in the last few decades. In 1994, fewer than 2,000 farmers’ markets were registered within the USDA Farmers’ Market Directory. That number has risen to over 8,600. According to Valerie Jablow and Bill Horne’s Smithsonian Magazine article “Farmers’ Markets,” in the early twentieth century, most towns with 30,000 residents had farmers’ markets. However, the… Read the rest

Public notice

Posted by | June 8, 2018 9:07 am

Scott’s Branch High School will have its graduation ceremony 7 p.m. June 8, 2018. Once the graduation ceremony starts, the doors will be closed until the completion of the ceremony.

Manning resident named to CCU President’s List

Posted by | June 8, 2018 8:38 am

Kevin Gist, an exercise and sport science major from Manning, was one of nearly 750 students to be named to the Coastal Carolina University President’s List for the 2018 spring semester. Students named to the President’s List achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the semester.

Manning-Santee defeats Lake City

Posted by | June 8, 2018 6:19 am

The Manning-Santee Senior American Legion Baseball Team bounced back from their loss to Sumter on Wednesday with a 9-6 victory over Lake City on Thursday. Morgan Morris delivered two clutch hits and recorded four RBIs and three stolen bases as Manning-Santee improved to 4-5 on the season. Dalton Page started the game and pitched five-and-one-third innings giving up five runs on nine hits and four walks. Page left with the score 5-2. Jake Jordan pitched the remainder of the game giving up four hits and two walks. Braydon Osteen had two hits and two RBIs. Jake Jordan, Brent Jordan, Taylor… Read the rest

Today’s Weather: Friday, June 8

Posted by | June 8, 2018 4:18 am

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

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