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


Posted by | August 2, 2018 1:14 pm

The City of Manning Public Works Department will be flushing and pressure testing hydrants. This work will begin Thursday, August 2 and continue for two weeks. You may notice discolored water during this time, if you do just let the water run until clear. The City of Manning appreciates your patience and cooperation during this process.

New member appointed to Grievance Committee in Shaffer case

Posted by | August 1, 2018 7:36 pm

The Manning City Council met this evening to appoint a new member to the Grievance Committee as a result of an expired term. According to City Administrator Scott Tanner, Carrol Harrington was originally appointed to the committee in March 2017 to fill an unexpired term of a former employee. The term was to end on June 30. Due to a clerical error, an incorrect date of the end of the term was on the paperwork, showing the term to end in December. The proper date for the ended term was not discovered until the Council was preparing for the Grievance… Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Terry Blackmon, RPh

Posted by | July 31, 2018 9:51 am

Terry Blackmon, RPh, is the owner of The Medicine Cabinet of Lake City where he has worked as a pharmacist for 32 years. During his career, he has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of independent pharmacy and also to provide the best in patient care. He has been heavily involved with pharmacy organizations on the local, state, and national level and has served in many capacities including president of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association. He currently serves as the Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy, where he represents the Sixth Congressional District which includes Clarendon County. He… Read the rest

BrickUniverse LEGO Convention Brings World of LEGO to South Carolina Next Week

Posted by | July 31, 2018 8:40 am

BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention is coming to the capital of South Carolina and will take over the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center  for two days next week: August 11 -12, 2018. The event is building on LEGO’s amazing popularity and ingenuity with awesome attractions all centered around everybody’s favorite plastic building blocks. The 2018 convention will have all-new LEGO attractions and exhibits. BrickUniverse only stops in ten cities a year, so this a special opportunity for South Carolinian LEGO fans to attend the ultimate LEGO fan experience. The team at BrickUniverse are expecting an impressive turnout for the South Carolina convention,… Read the rest

Dancing With the Stars contestant, Jay Johnson

Posted by | July 31, 2018 8:21 am

Jay Johnson is a local farmer and is employed with the South Carolina Forestry Commission. He is also a member of the gospel group, Cross Anchor Quartet. He is a Carolina Academy alumni and resides in New Zion with his wife, Jennifer. He has three children: Ashley, Emilee and Eli, a son-in-law, Benjamin and a granddaughter, Kate. He enjoys farming, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

Happy Birthday to Deacon Thomas Harvin

Posted by | July 31, 2018 7:12 am

Deacon Thomas Harvin celebrated his 90th Birthday on Sunday, July 15, 2018, with his church family at the Zion Hill MB Baptist Church in Paxville, SC. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great grands, along with other family members on Saturday, July 22, 2018, for his Birthday Celebration.

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