Jordan named to Troy University Provost’s List

Posted by | November 6, 2017 8:22 am

Manning resident Averitt Jordan has been named to the Provost’s List at Troy University for Term 1 of the 2017-18 academic year. The Provost’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for 12 semester hours and who have a GPA of at least 3.65. Term 1 includes students at Troy’s campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Alabama, along with teaching sites outside of Alabama and online.

Morning Weather: Monday, Nov. 6

Posted by | November 6, 2017 5:41 am

Areas of fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

MECC hosts fathers at annual event

Posted by | November 6, 2017 4:41 am

What do you get when you combine good food, more than 300 “good dudes,” and good reading and writing tools? The answer is simple. You get Manning Early Childhood Center’s event, “Dine with Dudes.” For the past three Wednesday mornings, MECC’s cafeteria and classrooms have been bustling with male visitors, all with one purpose in mind: To support their MECC students. “We host this event because it gives us the opportunity to welcome father figures and other family members into our school, so they can see the great things their children are doing,” said assistant principal Jamie Stokes,. MECC has… Read the rest

Letter: God is the solution

Posted by | November 6, 2017 3:46 am

Our national anthem was written during a battle and adopted as “Our National Anthem.” Our flag was still there. The NFL owners had a meeting, and even though standing for our anthem was a requirement then, now, it is not. I guess they forgot who pays for their fields, equipment, salaries, etc. The little man. The simple people. Us. Without sponsors, there will be no advertisements. Without fans, there will be no salaries. If millionaires can disrupt our God and country, so be it. That’s their choice. However, we, too,s have a choice. Stop buying, stop going, stop watching and… Read the rest

Today in History: Nov. 6

Posted by | November 6, 2017 12:00 am

355 – Roman emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls. 963 – Synod of Rome: Emperor Otto I calls a council at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Pope John XII is deposed on charges of a armed rebellion against Otto. 1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas. 1789 – Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States. 1792… Read the rest

Woman charged with attempting to use counterfeit money

Posted by | November 5, 2017 7:34 pm

The Manning Police Department has arrested a woman officers accused earlier Sunday of trying to pass counterfeit money at a local gas station. Chief Blair Shaffer said that Malinda Lloyd of Meagen Lane in Manning will be charged with forgery. “Passing counterfeit money falls under the forgery statute,” Shaffer said. Police sent out a photograph of Lloyd and of a maroon Mercedes earlier Sunday in an attempt to find the suspect.

Bond denied for man charged with touching 9-year-old girl

Posted by | November 5, 2017 6:32 pm

A 66-year-old Summerton man charged Saturday for allegedly touching a 9-year-old girl inappropriately will remain at the Clarendon County Detention Center for the time being. A Clarendon County magistrate judge denied bond Sunday for Louis Cornealis Brown of 2072 Governor Richardson Road. Brown faces a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor younger than 11, according to Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer. Brown was arrested Saturday evening, hours after the alleged incident in Walmart. A 9-year-old girl told her great-grandmother that Brown had touched her twice on the buttocks. The woman confronted Brown, who denied the accusation. She… Read the rest

Reader congratulates Sumter deputies on drug bust

Posted by | November 5, 2017 5:22 pm

Sheriff Anthony Dennis and his team of officers on the recent drug bust in Sumter and the surrounding areas, he has done a great job on drug cleanup in Sumter. These drugs and guns will have to be eliminated from our streets and communities. We have to have a safe community environment. My family has a history of law enforcement: (My) son is (a) Baltimore, Maryland, retired police officer, (while my) daughter-in-law (is a) retired police officer with Baltimore police. (My) son … retired to become a minister (and) works with (the) Federal Bureau of Investigation. I myself have maintained… Read the rest



Police searching for woman accused of trying to use counterfeit money

Posted by | November 5, 2017 3:07 pm

The Manning Police Department is currently searching for a female suspect accused of attempting to pass off fake money at a local gas station. Chief Blair Shaffer said the woman, who left the store driving in a maroon Mercedes , attempted to pass off the fake currency on Sunday. Anyone with information pertaining to the woman’s identity is asked to call 911 or (803) 435-8859.

Joseph Doughty Sr.

Posted by | November 5, 2017 2:42 pm

Joseph Doughty Sr., husband of Janie Lee Lindsay Doughty, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at the Prince George Healthcare Facility in Georgetown. Born Jan. 5, 1936, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Robert and Mary Magdaline Stukes Doughty. He was a diligent and loyal member of Team Manning, and was meticulous with the upkeep and landscaping of the city’s downtown area. His work ethic was beyond measure. Memorial services will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4342 Greeleyville Highway, where Brother Edward Ross Sr. will deliver the discourse.… Read the rest

Saints win first round of playoffs

Posted by | November 5, 2017 1:51 pm

Clarendon Hall traveled Friday to Winnsboro for the first round of the South Carolina Independent School Association 8-Man Playoffs against Richard Winn Academy. The Saints came away with a win against the Eagles by a close 29-28 final score. After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles got on the scoreboard with a one-yard rushing touchdown and an extra point to go up 7-0. Richard Winn got on the board again after an onside kick with a four-yard pass and an extra point to go up 14-0 at halftime. With a little more than five minutes left in third quarter, Clarendon… Read the rest

Hurricane Matthew application process ends

Posted by | November 5, 2017 10:30 am

The deadline to apply for Hurricane Matthew assistance is Nov. 10. Residents who have not started the application process with the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office by that date will not be eligible for service. Residents who began the process prior to the deadline will have until Dec. 29 to provide all required information for eligibility processing. The program goal is to serve as many eligible applicants as possible, but SCDRO cannot serve those that do not finish the application process. SCDRO plans to reach about 1,350 homes affected by the hurricane. Eligibility for the program is based on income,… Read the rest



Newberry College selects Blackwell to serve as resident advisor

Posted by | November 5, 2017 5:37 am

Manning native Devin Blackwell was chosen recently by Newberry College to serve as a resident advisor for the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Resident advisors primarily work in one of the seven residence halls on campus. A release from the school called the job a “highly coveted position with a rigorous selection process.” “Resident advisors must possess good judgment, self-discipline, common sense and the ability to inspire trust,” the release states. “The position requires energy, commitment, bring, knowledge of campus resources and sensitivity to cultural diversity.” Resident advisors also focus on helping residential students forge connections with one another… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch alumni graduates from basic training

Posted by | November 5, 2017 2:42 am

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Shimari D. Junious graduated recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included “training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills,” according to a release from the U.S. Air Force. Junious is the son of Earl Bostick of Ridgeland and Shirelle Junious of Summerton. He is the grandson of Mateline Junious of Pinewood. He is a 2015 graduate of Scott’s Branch High School.

Today in History: Nov. 5

Posted by | November 5, 2017 12:00 am

1138 – Lý Anh Tông is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign. 1499 – Publication of the Catholicon, written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc in Tréguier; this is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary. 1605 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested. 1688 – William III of England lands with a Dutch fleet at Brixham. 1757 – Seven Years’ War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach. 1768 – Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose… Read the rest

Fascinating Facts about Daylight Saving Time

Posted by | November 4, 2017 11:00 pm

Whether you savor the extra sunlight in the summer or dread the jarring time jump, Daylight Saving Time is inevitable (at least in most parts of the country). With DST ending at 2 a.m. Sunday, here are 10 things from Mental Floss all about Daylight Saving Time. 1. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WAS HALF JOKING WHEN HE SUGGESTED IT. More than a century before Daylight Saving Time (DST) was adopted by any major country, Benjamin Franklin proposed a similar concept in a satirical essay. In the piece, published in 1784, he argued: “All the difficulty will be in the first two or… Read the rest

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