5 facts about hurricanes

Posted by | September 16, 2018 3:57 am

Hurricane Florence has struck the Carolinas, dumping massive amounts of rain that could trigger catastrophic floods inland. Here are five facts you should know about these types of deadly storms: 1. A hurricane is a form of tropical storm that form over warm ocean waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, southern Atlantic Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico. When the winds of a tropical storm are less than 38 mph, it is called a tropical depression, and when the winds reach between 39-73 mph, it is classified as a tropical storm. When the winds exceed 74 mph, it is… Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 16

Posted by | September 16, 2018 12:00 am

307 – Emperor Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. He is later executed (or forced to commit suicide) after Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy. 1400 – Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers. 1620 – Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower. 1701 – James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the “Old Pretender”, becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland. 1763– In Campo Maior, Portugal, at 3 am, a storm hits the Armory, located on the Castle’s main tower, which contains 6000 arrobas of gunpowder and 5000 pieces of ammunition.… Read the rest

Shelter closings

Posted by | September 15, 2018 7:54 pm

The emergency shelter at East Clarendon Middle-High School closed on Saturday as the evacuees had returned to their homes. The shelter at Manning High School and Clarendon One Resource Center remains open and will close at noon Sunday.

Samuel John Privitera

Posted by | September 15, 2018 5:19 pm

SUMMERTON – Samuel John Privitera, 71, husband of Joyce Evelyn Mabry Privitera, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at his residence. Born January 12, 1947, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Samuel Joseph Privitera and the late Alicia Marie Kawalski Privitera. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and he was a member of Lake Marion Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of Summerton; a daughter, Tammy Privitera Jordan (Jose); two grandchildren, Michael Middleton and Hayes Jordan; a great grandchild, Blake Middleton, all of Pennsylvania; a sister, Linda Privitera Carner (Harry)… Read the rest

Church closings, cancellations

Posted by | September 15, 2018 3:46 pm

The following entities have announced closures due to impending inclement weather from Hurricane Florence. To add your church, please email editorial@manninglive.com. CHURCH SERVICES Harmony Church in Sumter – All Sunday services canceled Westside Baptist Church – Will reopen 9 a.m. Monday Clarendon Baptist Church in Alcolu has canceled all Sunday services and AWANA. Trinity United Methodist church in Alcolu has canceled Sunday services and revival for the upcoming week. The Presbyterian Church at Manning will hold regular services 11 a.m. Sunday, but will not hold Sunday school. Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Manning will hold no services Sunday. Manning… Read the rest

Church cancellation

Posted by | September 15, 2018 1:53 pm

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church made the decision to cancel morning service for Sunday, September 16, 2018. The afternoon Homecoming/Brotherhood Union at Beulah AME has been postponed until a later date.

Storm pictures

Posted by | September 15, 2018 11:49 am

Linemen with Santee Electric complete repairs overnight to the Davis Station substation.

We are open

Posted by | September 15, 2018 11:42 am

Gullah Gullah Restaurant will be open at 12:30pm till the weather permits.

We are open.

Posted by | September 15, 2018 11:03 am

Travel Centers of America is open in Manning, including the restaurant, Popeyes and Taco Bell/Pizza Hut.

Send us your pictures!

Posted by | September 15, 2018 11:01 am

Send us your weather pictures at manningsctimes@gmail.com. We will post them on manninglive and run them in this weeks special Florence edition of the paper.


Posted by | September 15, 2018 10:16 am

Sonic is open Hardee’s is open. Waffle House and Huddle House Are Open. Mill Street Grill will open at 11:30.


Posted by | September 15, 2018 8:40 am

Shoneys in Manning is open and will remain open Weather and power permitting.

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