Today in History: Thursday, May 25

Posted by | May 25, 2017 12:00 am

567 BC – Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans. 240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet. 1085 – Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors. 1420 – Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ. 1521 – The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw. 1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China… Read the rest

Wreck at 119NB on I-95

Posted by | May 24, 2017 11:51 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 119 northbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.

Times seeking staff writer

Posted by | May 24, 2017 10:07 pm

The Manning Times, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a motivated, responsible and driven part-time staff writer to join our staff. Coverage areas include general newspaper stories, special section materials and public meetings. Minimum 12 stories weekly. AP style proficiency required. Graduating journalism students encouraged to apply. Send resumes AND clip files to manningsctimes@gmail.com.

Tornado Watch extended to 9 p.m.

Posted by | May 24, 2017 6:02 pm

A Tornado Watch issued earlier Wednesday by the National Weather Service that was to expire at 6 p.m. has now been extended through 9 p.m. A watch means that conditions are favorable for tornado or tornado-like weather conditions to form.

Eastern Clarendon residents without power could wait til 8:45 p.m. for restoration

Posted by | May 24, 2017 5:59 pm

According to Duke Progress Energy’s outage map, customers in the eastern part of Clarendon County currently without power could have to wait as long as 8:45 p.m. Wednesday to be restored. Some areas are showing a restoration time of 7:45 p.m., including the New Zion area. However, the Turbeville area is showing the later time. About 600 customers are currently without power in these areas. According to reports, the outage was caused by trees falling on power lines in the area.


1,800 without power in Clarendon

Posted by | May 24, 2017 4:39 pm

Duke Progress Energy is reporting about 900 power outages in Clarendon County, with the majority affected the eastern portion of the county. Areas near Summerton, Paxville and Pinewood are also affected. Santee Electric Cooperative is reporting more than 1,000 without power in the county as well, with customers spread from the lake area to Foreston.



782 SEC customers without power in Clarendon

Posted by | May 24, 2017 3:55 pm

Santee Electric Cooperative is now reporting 782 customers without power in the Clarendon County area. According to their outage map, 508 customers in Florence and 110 in Williamsburg County are without power.



Local service information released for the late Dep. Mason Moore

Posted by | May 24, 2017 3:46 pm

THREE FORKS, Montana – Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Palmer Bethea Moore, 42, was killed Tuesday, May 17, 2017, while serving in the line of duty. Born May 8, 1975, in Manning, he was a son of Nebraska E. Moore II and MaryAnne Grayson Moore. He attended Clarendon Hall for elementary school and graduated from Manning High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Western Carolina University. Moore married the love of his life, Jodi Woods, on May 22, 1999, in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina. Mason’s love for family and friends and his desire to… Read the rest

Tree on car on Connor Road

Posted by | May 24, 2017 3:32 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a vehicle wreck on Connor Road, where there is possible entrapment due to a tree being on top of the vehicle. No further information is available at this time.



1500 SEC customers without power in Clarendon

Posted by | May 24, 2017 3:10 pm

Santee Electric Cooperative now reports more than 1,500 homes without power in Clarendon County, ranging in area from the lake through to Foreston. No estimated time of restoration has been provided.

Object in roadway on Loss Brook Road

Posted by | May 24, 2017 3:07 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting an unspecified object in the roadway on Loss Brook Road near Buchanan Road near Davis Station. Traffic may be slower at this time.

590 homes without power in Clarendon

Posted by | May 24, 2017 3:02 pm

Santee Electric Cooperative is reporting about 590 homes in the Clarendon County area without power as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. No estimated time of restoration has been provided.

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