WorkKeys testing free through Sept. 30

Posted by | September 4, 2017 10:10 am

The ACT WorkKeys tests are changing. Through Sept. 30, current WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information will be given at no charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the F.E. DuBose Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Beginning Oct. 1, a new battery of tests will be offered, and a fee is likely. So, free WorkKeys testing ends Sept. 30. Schedule your appointment today by calling (803) 473-2531.


Raleigh Dozier

Posted by | September 4, 2017 4:14 am

Raleigh Dozier, 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton. Born Aug. 12, 1933, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Essic Dozier and Estelle Johnson Dozier. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Progressive Church of Jesus, 4325 Greeleyville Highway in Manning, with Elders Joan Wilson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Matthews Cemetery in Manning. The family will receive friends at the home of his sisters, Ester and Mae Dozier, 1420 Yellowbank Road in Manning. Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home

Today in History: Sept. 4

Posted by | September 4, 2017 12:00 am

476 – Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself “King of Italy”, thus ending the Western Roman Empire. 626 – Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang dynasty of China. 1260 – The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of Manfred, King of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti. 1479 – The Treaty of Alcáçovas is signed by the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and Afonso V and his son, Prince John of Portugal. 1666 – In London, England,… Read the rest

Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | September 3, 2017 6:11 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is currently accepting applications for service academy nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school student interested in attending one of four service academies may submit applications and other necessary documents. Those service academies include the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Scott must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s FAQ page or call… Read the rest

New Clemson technologies offer farms large agricultural savings

Posted by | September 3, 2017 2:31 pm

Phillip Williams, right, and Jonathan Fox, discuss precision agriculture technologies at the Edisto Research and Education Center.
Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production. Those savings could mount quickly; South Carolina plants more than 180,000 acres of cotton, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. In another test, Clemson automated tillage technology reduced fuel usage by nearly half on soil tillage needed to protect row crop yields. “Deep tillage is the most fuel-consumptive thing you do in the field,” said Jonathan Fox, a plant and environmental sciences master’s student speaking at the Row Crop Field Day at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center… Read the rest

Manning man killed in Panola Road wreck

Posted by | September 3, 2017 1:03 pm

A 38-year-old Manning man was killed Sunday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on Panola Road. South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said the man was driving a 2013 Dodge Journey SUV about 4:30 a.m. southbound on Panola Road when he went off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned several times and hit several trees. “The driver was entrapped and died on scene,” Jones said. “He was wearing a seat belt.” The Coroner’s Office has not yet released the man’s identity.


CCTC receives $20K grant from Caterpillar Foundation

Posted by | September 3, 2017 10:01 am

Freshman advisors Sara Neil, Kayla Bird and Lakesha McMillian spend their days working with first-time freshman at Central Carolina Technical College's Freshman Focus Center. The college received a $20,000 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation that it will use to help fund the center.
Central Carolina Technical College freshmen will experience expanded services, all thanks to a $20,000 grant awarded by the Caterpillar Foundation. The funds will be used specifically for the college’s Freshman Focus Center, which provides first-time freshmen resources to enhance their overall learning experience. Founded in 1952, Caterpillar’s philanthropic organization, the Caterpillar Foundation, has contributed more than $650 million to help make sustainable progress possible around the world by providing program support in the areas of environmental sustainability, access to education and basic human needs. Located at Central Carolina’s main campus in Sumter, the Freshman Focus Center has as its ultimate… Read the rest

Tractor Supply to hold pet supply drive during Pet Appreciation Week

Posted by | September 3, 2017 7:48 am

If your back yard is home to a pet pig, dog, cat or goat, mark your calendar. The Manning Tractor Supply is welcoming all leashed, friendly animals to visit the store from Sept. 13-17 during Pet Appreciation Week. “Pet Appreciation Week is our time to meet and celebrate every pet you could imagine finding out here,” said Manning Tractor Supply manager Celina Meyers. “We look forward to greeting your family pets at the store, and, on Saturday, we hope to help some families take home an adoptable animal from one of our community rescues.” Pet Appreciation Week, the retailer’s biggest… Read the rest

Manning men charged in Sumter drug bust

Posted by | September 3, 2017 6:00 am

Two Manning men were among 70 suspects arrested last week after a six-month undercover drug operation in Sumter County. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that Travis McConico Jr., 32 of 1856 McLeod Road in Manning, and Allan Jerimane Smith, 35, of 2133 Home Branch Road in Manning, were charged with various offenses in “Operation Eclipse.” “We have arrested 70 people,” said Sumter Sheriff Anthony Dennis. “And more arrests are expected. We still have 20 outstanding warrants.” McConico was charged, according to reports, with trafficking cocaine; Smith was charged with five counts of manufacturing and distribution of drugs, possession… Read the rest

Water and patience

Posted by | September 3, 2017 4:42 am

This column is about patience and how water can try that patience. There has been all sorts of flooding near Houston, Texas. I’m sure you’ve seen all the terrible images on television news. Everyone’s patience is being tried. That trying time is going to be going on for a lot longer. Water can teach you a lot about patience. When I was in the third or fourth grade, we learned a word. That word was tantrum. You might know that word as “pitching a fit, throwing a hissy fit, having a crying spell, acting like a baby.” You might have… Read the rest


Today in History: Sept. 3

Posted by | September 3, 2017 12:00 am

36 BC – In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate. 301 – San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus. 590 – Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great). 673 – King Wamba of the Visigoths puts down a revolt by Hilderic, governor of Nîmes (France) and rival for the throne. 863 – Major Byzantine victory at the Battle of Lalakaon against an Arab raid. 1189… Read the rest

Today in History: Sunday, Sept. 3

Posted by | September 3, 2017 12:00 am

36 BC – In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate. 301 – San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus. 590 – Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great). 673 – King Wamba of the Visigoths puts down a revolt by Hilderic, governor of Nîmes (France) and rival for the throne. 863 – Major Byzantine victory at the Battle of Lalakaon against an Arab raid. 1189… Read the rest

City Council honors Youth on Main participants

Posted by | September 2, 2017 11:15 pm

Manning City Council, Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson and Tourism Director Carrie Trebil honored four of the participants of Youth on Main last week during city council’s regular monthly meeting held at City Hall in downtown Manning. Those honored included Katherine Matthews, Jadyn Bell, Mary Claire Lee and Bailey Moore.

AG’s office is monitoring gas prices

Posted by | September 2, 2017 9:23 pm

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office released a statement Friday stating that Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson and his staff are “continuing to monitor (Hurricane Harvey’s) effect on gas prices in South Carolina.” “While it’s true you are paying more at the pump, the simple rise in the price of gasoline does not equal price gouging under state law,” Wilson said. “Price fluctuations are a normal part of the free market.” Wilson said, however, that the state does have a law against price gouging, which takes effect under very specific circumstances. “Run-ups in price, even those that seem large, may be… Read the rest


Saints defeat Holly Hill

Posted by | September 2, 2017 7:14 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity Saints defeated Holly Hill on Friday night in Summerton, with a final score of 48-32, bringing the team’s record to 3-0 on the season. The Saints took control on their first possession, with Bobby Ashba scoring from three yards out. The play was set up by 31-yard completion from Dylan Way to Ashba. After Holly Hill fumbled on their first possession and a recovery by the Saints’ Kade Elliott, Clarendon Hall scored on a 26-yard run from Tyrese Mitchum. Zyan Gilmore made the two-point conversion to make the score 14-0. Holly Hill got on the board… Read the rest

Richland County man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted by | September 2, 2017 6:22 pm

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Vincent Richardson Jr., 23, of Columbia on two charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation. Investigators state Richardson distributed multiple files of child pornography. Richardson was arrested on Aug. 31. He is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on… Read the rest

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