Today in History: Sunday, July 16

Posted by | July 16, 2017 12:00 am

622 – The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 – Three Roman legates break relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as the start of the East–West Schism. 1212 – Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa: After Pope Innocent III calls European knights to a crusade, forces of Kings Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sancho VII of Navarre, Peter II of Aragon and Afonso II of Portugal defeat those of the Berber Muslim leader… Read the rest



NWS: Thunderstorms could produce flooded roads

Posted by | July 15, 2017 3:24 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Clarendon County, effective through 3:45 p.m. Strong thunderstorms have moved into the Lake Marion area. Heavy rainfall with ponding of water is to be expected. Do not drive on flooded roads.

Young girl uses birthday to raise funds for Palmetto Children’s Hospital

Posted by | July 15, 2017 2:53 pm

Shania Campbell will be 14 on July 24. Instead of a party, she asked her parents if she could celebrate by visiting the patients at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. “The hospital said that we couldn’t do that,” said mom Kathy Shuler. “But she still had a heart to help.” Unable to visit the children, Shania decided to raise money for presents for them. She joined her mother, father Kenneth Shuler, and members of her church this week at several locations, raising more than $500 for her cause. “I’m donating toys to the Palmetto Children’s Hospital as my birthday gift,” Shania… Read the rest


Jewelry stolen from Roadside Drive home

Posted by | July 15, 2017 8:46 am

Four wedding bands and a sapphire ring, altogether valued at $380, were reportedly stolen from a home in the 1000 block of Roadside Drive in Summerton between 8 a.m. June 4 and 10:45 a.m. June 11.

Today in History: Saturday, July 15

Posted by | July 15, 2017 12:00 am

484 BC – Dedication of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in ancient Rome. 756 – An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor Yang Guozhong by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. General An Lushan has other members of the emperor’s family killed. 1099 – First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege. 1149 – The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem. 1207 – King John of England expels Canterbury monks… Read the rest

Wreck in front of NBSC

Posted by | July 14, 2017 5:00 pm

Dispatchers are reporting a wreck in front of NBSC on West Boyce Street in Manning. Traffic may move more slowly during this time.


Locals taking ‘Ride to Remember’

Posted by | July 14, 2017 2:14 pm

Alzheimer’s is an illness with which George “Trip” Hussey III is quite familiar. About two years before it took his grandfather’s life, it began taking his mind. Hussey is honoring his grandfather’s life through his second time participating in the Ride to Remember for the Alzheimer’s Association, which will begin Friday. “The last two years of his life, he was afflicted with it,” Hussey said. “So, I’m doing this because those are bad memories. It clouds all the good memories, and I’m doing this to remember the good memories and help a great cause.” The three-day bicycling ride will take… Read the rest

Manning recognized for 25 years with Clarendon Communications

Posted by | July 14, 2017 11:16 am

Willa Mae Manning was recognized by Clarendon County Council on Monday for 25 years of service to the county as an assistant supervisor with Communications and E-911. She was presented with a certificate and a clock by Council Chairman Dwight Stewart and Administrator David Epperson.

Wreck at 133SB

Posted by | July 14, 2017 8:03 am

A wreck with injuries is currently hindering traffic at the 133 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.


Emma Mae McFadden

Posted by | July 14, 2017 4:12 am

NEW ZION – Emma Mae McFadden, 89, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born Sept. 19, 1927, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late Jenkins McFadden and Bessie Rush McFadden. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Oak Grove AME Church, 1709 Burnt Branch Road in Lake City, with the Rev. Shernard Barnes, pastor, officiating; the Rev. Oliver Davis presiding; and the Rev. Jimmy Wilson, the Rev. Mary Ross and Minister Willie Rose assisting. Burial followed in the Old McFadden Cemetery. The family received friends at the home of her daughter… Read the rest

NWS: Heat index could reach 105

Posted by | July 14, 2017 4:06 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia warns residents that heat indices in Clarendon County could go as high as 105 today. It will be sunny, with a high near 96. There will be a southwest wind from 5-8 mph.

Earl Eugene Hammett

Posted by | July 14, 2017 2:12 am

Earl Eugene “Bubba Lou” Hammett, 75, husband of Lila Redden Hammett died Monday, July 10, 2017, at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born April 5, 1942, in Sardinia, he was a son of the late Bennie Hammett and Marie McFadden Hammett Cooper, and the stepson of Sidney “Manzie” Cooper. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at Melina Presbyterian Church, 3539 Black River Road in Gable, with the Rev. Samuel Sparks, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends at the home, 7295 Skinner Road in Gable. Services have been entrusted to

Letter: Tindal a ‘cherished friend’

Posted by | July 14, 2017 1:05 am

I am saddened to learn of Commissioner Tindal’s passing. He was a friend of my dad (Newton Culler, agriculture teacher in Pinewood). I saw him frequently during my work with the Clemson Extention Service. I cherished him as a friend of my family. I never saw him that he didn’t ask about my mother after the passing of my father. He will be missed by many. PEGGY CULLER-HAIR Pinewood

County Fire Department celebrates 40 years of service

Posted by | July 14, 2017 1:02 am

The Clarendon County Fire Department responded to Plowden Ford in New Zion in 1985. At the time, it was the oldest Ford dealership in South Carolina.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the first in a series of stories The Manning Times will run this month in honor of the Clarendon County Fire Department celebrating 40 years of service. Here, we focus on the history of the department itself. When Clarendon County Council put on the November 1976 ballot the question of whether residents would support a county-wide fire service, voters responded by nearly 4-1 in favor of it. This month, the Clarendon County Fire Department celebrates 40 years of service. “More than four decades ago, 77 percent of Clarendon County residents lived with only the limited… Read the rest

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