Today in History: Feb. 9

Posted by | February 9, 2019 12:00 am

474 – Zeno is crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
951 – The Northern Han Kingdom is founded by Liu Chong in modern-day Shanxi.
1555 – Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
1621 – Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
1654 – The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
1788 – The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
1825 – After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the … Read the rest



Let’s Move Manning

Posted by | February 8, 2019 6:00 pm

Let’s Move Manning is modeled after the Let’s Move public health campaign led by Michelle Obama. The national campaign was announced in February 2010 to encourage healthy lifestyles in children.

In 2014, at Manning Mayor Julia Nelson’s request, the Manning City Council approved funding to implement this initiative in Manning. The program began with a variety of activities including a walking group, Zumba, belly dancing, cooking sessions and fitness instructors.

“Realizing the health challenges in our area, I wanted to broaden Let’s Move Manning to include the entire family,” said Nelson.

When the community was faced with flooding challenges in … Read the rest


PorterJacks

Posted by | February 8, 2019 2:40 pm

PorterJacks Monday night

Red chicken stew and catfish stew $8 includes rice, stew, salad,corn bread and drink for dine in 5-8pm no drink for carry out


Pets of the week

Posted by | February 8, 2019 1:00 pm

Mandy is a one-year-old, tan, female Lab/Cur Mix. She currently weighs around 40 pounds, is current on all of her age-appropriate vaccinations, and has been spayed. Mandy is a super sweet dog but also loves to play. She walks well on a leash and seems to get along with other dogs. If you are interested in this sweet and loveable girl, you can get pre-approved to adopt by submitting your adoption application online at www.ASecondChanceAnimalShelter.com.

 

Oreo is a nine-month-old, black and white, female Domestic Short Hair. Oreo is a playful and energetic cat. She is very sweet and … Read the rest


BCA hosts Tariffsx Hurt the Heartland town hall

Posted by | February 8, 2019 9:00 am

Panelists discuss the potential and realized harm from tariffs at the Tariffs Hurt the Heartland town hall hosted at BCA.

The Americans for Free Trade and Farmers for Free Trade held a town hall meeting in Manning on January 31 at Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA). The “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” movement is a bipartisan, grassroots effort which is moving across the nation.

Manufacturers, trade organizations, agriculture producers, business owners, workers and consumers across the U.S. are joining the movement to educate citizens on the damage tariffs can do to a thriving economy.

The event held at BCA included a panel discussion, which included Jon Gold, Vice President, National Retail Federation; Arnold Kamler, Chairman & CEO, Kent International Inc.; James … Read the rest


Manning residents and businesses provide meal to government workers in Williamsburg

Posted by | February 8, 2019 8:24 am

Community Service…It was a great joy to partner with Sharon Thames-Simms of Tropical Paradise & Radio Shack, Tanisha Thames of the Matrix Center, Manning Rotary Club, Leigh Ann Maynard of Merle Norman & Manning Times, Torrance Space, Bank of Clarendon and City of Manning to provide a meal for the employees of the Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution. The employees were so appreciative of the meal and shared gift cards. It was a very heart-warming experience.

A special thanks to everyone who supported this effort!


Today in History: Feb. 8

Posted by | February 8, 2019 12:00 am

421 – Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
1238 – The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
1250 – Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
1347 – The Byzantine civil war of 1341–47 ends with a power-sharing agreement between John VI Kantakouzenos and John V Palaiologos.
1575 – Leiden University is founded, and given the motto Praesidium Libertatis.
1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
1590 – Luis de Carabajal the younger … Read the rest


Man arrested at Walmart in Manning

Posted by | February 7, 2019 3:00 pm

A North man, later identified as Ryan Gray Moore, 45, was arrested at Walmart in Manning on January 29.

Moore appeared to purchase a soundbar. However, he used a barcode from an Onn 2.0 Soundbar, valued at $38 to “purchase” a Samsung Soundbar, valued at $290. An unnamed Walmart employee caught the fraudulent purchase almost immediately and contacted law enforcement.

When officers arrived, Moore was just leaving the Walmart parking lot toward Paxville Highway. Police officers were able to catch Moore, and he was brought back to Walmart. The employee verified Moore was the person involved, and he was also … Read the rest



Man stole chainsaw, still at large

Posted by | February 7, 2019 9:00 am

The beeping door alarms went off at Tractor Supply in Manning on January 25, alerting the cashier. She looked up and saw an African American man holding an orange Husqvarna chainsaw in his hand, which he had not paid for. The man appeared to the cashier to be in his early 20s, and he wore blue jeans, a dark blue or black pullover and black shoes.

According to the cashier, she loudly told the man to put the chainsaw down. However, the man hesitated only briefly before darting out the front sliding doors. The cashier chased the man yelling for … Read the rest


Today in History: Feb. 7

Posted by | February 7, 2019 12:00 am

457 – Leo I the Thracian becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
987 – Bardas Phokas the Younger and Bardas Skleros, Byzantine generals of the military elite, begin an wide-scale rebellion against Emperor Basil II.
1074 – Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.
1301 – Edward of Caernarvon (later king Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
1497 – The Bonfire of the Vanities occurs, during which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
1783 – American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish … Read the rest




Holiday closing

Posted by | February 6, 2019 10:16 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close for President’s Day on Monday, February 18, 2019, and reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. For more information, please call the library at (803) 435-8633.



FINAL: Clarendon Hall

Posted by | February 6, 2019 10:10 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball ran their record to 24-0 Tuesday night in Holly Hill by defeating the Raiders by a score of 81-40. The Saints were led by Traveon Davis with 28 points. Jordan  Boyd finished with 20 points, and Quavion Miller finished with 13 points. Tyrese Mitchum grabbed 13 rebounds to go along with his eight points. Kade Elliott finished with eight blocked shots.
With one region game remaining in the regular season this Friday at home, the Saints have secured the region championship with a 13-0 record.
Clarendon Hall junior varsity boys also defeated Holly Hill Academy … Read the rest


Upcoming Democratic Party meeting

Posted by | February 6, 2019 9:59 pm

Important Democratic Party “February 2019” Monthly Meeting Reminder:

Just a reminder that our Clarendon County Democratic Party Monthly Meeting for February will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:00pm at Bassard Pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road, Summerton, SC.

Rev. Darrell James, CEO and Founder of Clarendon County Neighborhood Network, a Community base non-profit media organization will be our guest speaker to give us much needed information on Media relations issues and provide insight into types of opportunities his services provides.

Please plan to attend. Together we can make a difference.

Thank you,
Patricia Pringle
Clarendon Democratic


The cure for mid-winter blues

Posted by | February 6, 2019 8:30 pm

By Jim Wieszczyk

So, here it is, the end of January, and you’re feeling guilty about those unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions, right? Like the one to stop sitting home and getting out more? Or to be more supportive of local good causes? Or maybe the one about doing something nice for your spouse?

Well, A Second Chance Animal Shelter (ASCAS) has the cure for your guilty conscience. Mark your calendar for 6 p.m. on March 2, and start getting your appetite and high spirits ready for their 7th Annual Lasagna Dinner & Silent Auction. It’s not just dinner, but a … Read the rest


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