Shaffer grievance hearing update

Posted by | August 3, 2018 8:49 pm

The Grievance Committee met Thursday at 10 a.m. to hear the grievance of former police chief Blair Shaffer. After being voted in as chairperson of the Grievance Committee, Jason Montgomery offered opening remarks. “As city employees, we endeavor to perform our duties and conduct ourselves in a manner that reflects the high level of professionalism and courteousness. It is incumbent upon us as city employees that we, at all times, serve the best interests of the city. This proceeding is being conducted under the provisions of the City of Manning’s Personnel Policy,” said Montgomery. “As to the proceedings today, we… Read the rest


Samuels-Cooper cannot become coroner

Posted by | August 3, 2018 4:52 pm

Judge Ferrell Cothran of the Third Judicial Circuit handed down a ruling in the Mock-Samuels-Cooper suit at 2:40 p.m. today. In it he ruled that LaNette Samuels-Cooper, who won the popular vote for coroner in the Clarendon County primary elections, does not meet the statutory qualifications to be coroner and will not be able to meet those qualifications within one year of taking office as coroner for Clarendon County. Coroner Bucky Mock filed the lawsuit on June 14, just days after Samuels-Cooper won the Democratic popular vote in the primary election. With no Republican candidate to contest, this would have… Read the rest


Samuels-Cooper does not meet statutory qualifications to be coroner

Posted by | August 3, 2018 3:46 pm

Judge Ferrell Cothran of the Third Judicial Circuit handed down a ruling in the Mock-Samuels-Cooper suit at 2:40 p.m. today. In it he ruled that LaNette Samuels-Cooper, who won the popular vote for coroner in the Clarendon County primary elections, does not meet the statutory qualifications to be coroner and will not be able to meet those qualifications within one year of taking office as coroner for Clarendon County. Keep watching Manning Live for more details.


The summer is too short

Posted by | August 3, 2018 2:39 pm

Oh man! July is over. How could that be? It seemed like June turned into July in a little more than a week. July the 4thseemed like it happened yesterday. Now August is here and it only has 31 days in it. Don’t bring up the fact that time seems to go faster as we age. That’s just a percentage of the time we spend here on earth. What is discouraging is that all the fun we have during the summer seems to be streaking by. They used to have advertisements about all the things you want to do before… Read the rest


Wicker, Ham Join South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions

Posted by | August 3, 2018 1:09 pm

Two longtime bankers began terms on the South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions on Aug. 1. Wayne Wicker, chairman and chief executive officer of Myrtle Beach-based South Atlantic Bank, and Barry Ham, president of Manning-headquartered Bank of Clarendon, officially commenced their four-year terms on June 30, but Wednesday marked the first meeting of the fiscal year for the 11-member board. “Given the increasing complexities of the financial services industry, it’s good to have two veteran bankers like Wayne and Barry join the board,” said State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, who serves as chairman of the Board of Financial Institutions. “The board’s… Read the rest


Clarendon Pilot Club awards scholarships

Posted by | August 3, 2018 11:50 am

Each year the Clarendon Pilot Club presents a $500 scholarship to a deserving senior in each high school in the county. The recipient must plan to enter a course of study relating to the medical field. The 2018 awardees are: Sydney Covington Wells, daughter of Bridget and Ken Wells, graduated from Clarendon Hall and plans to study Speech Pathology. Jailah Smith, granddaughter of Betty Smith, graduated from East Clarendon High School and plan to study Nursing. Ann Bethea Barwick , daughter of Jackie and Shannon Barwick, graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and plans to study Pharmacy. Janet Victoria Goff is… Read the rest


LMA’s Ben Herod earns certificate from SCISA

Posted by | August 3, 2018 9:12 am

Ben Herod, left, on the staff at Laurence Manning Academy, accepts his certificate of completion at the conclusion of the South Carolina Independent School Association Secondary Managers’ Workshop from SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer A. Jordan. SCISA photo.

LMA’s Anna Lynne Gamble earns certificate of completion

Posted by | August 3, 2018 7:28 am

Anna Lynne Gamble, left, a member of the staff at Laurence Manning Academy, receives her certificate of completion following the South Carolina Independent School Association Secondary Managers’ Workshop from SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer A. Jordan. SCISA photo.

LMA participants earn certificates of completion at SCISA workshop

Posted by | August 3, 2018 6:00 am

The South Carolina Independent School Association offered a workshop during the summer aimed at helping new managers and supervisors. Dr. Spencer A. Jordan, SCISA Executive Director, said Anna Lynne Gamble and Ben Herod, both members of the staff at Laurence Manning Academy, completed the Secondary Managers’ Workshop. “When someone transitions into any level of management or supervision, new skill sets are demanded,” Jordan said. “Education is certainly not immune from this principle.” Subjects covered included small group dynamics, meeting functions, and sources of friction. “The workshop was designed for anyone on the staff of a SCISA school with management responsibilities,… Read the rest

Shaffer grievance left with no verdict

Posted by | August 2, 2018 6:18 pm

The Grievance Committee met this morning at 10 a.m. to hear the grievance of former police chief Blair Shaffer. After opening comments regarding procedures, City Administrator Scott Tanner, who represented the City of Manning, was given up to one hour to present the City’s case. He read into evidence the termination letter hand delivered to former police chief Blair Shaffer. He expanded on the alleged reasons stated in the letter, finishing his arguments within 12 minutes. Shaffer was also given an hour to present his case. He spoke to the reasons given in the letter, rebutting them. He also presented… Read the rest

Judith Hoyt “Judy” Furse

Posted by | August 2, 2018 3:32 pm

Judith Hoyt “Judy” Furse, 56, wife of William Chitwood “Bill” Furse, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at her home. Born April 24, 1962, in Toledo, Ohio, she was a daughter of John Claxton Hoyt and Maryalice Louden Hoyt. She was a 1980 graduate of Ottawa Hills High School in Toledo, Ohio. She was a 1984 graduate of Clemson University where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was a Certified Public Accountant for Santee Cooper and later taught school at Laurence Manning Academy. She was deputy director of Clarendon Behavioral Health and she was an Elder… Read the rest

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