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

Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | September 2, 2017 6:20 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

Robert Louis Wright

Posted by | September 2, 2017 3:15 pm

WEAVERVILLE, North Carolina – Robert Louis Wright was born on August 14, 1950 in Abbeville, South Carolina, to the the late Robert L. Rhodes and Willie Mae Wright. He had two siblings precede him in death, Leroy Rhodes and Mark Louis Alston. He graduated from Abbeville High School as a member of the Class of 1968 and was a member of J.S. Wright High School. Robert was the first black member of the Abbeville High School Grenadier Marching Band. He attended Morris Brown College. He retired from Bell South as regional manager in Asheville, North Carolina. Survivors include a son,… Read the rest

Afterschool program works to ease burden on parents

Posted by | September 2, 2017 1:33 pm

Marsha Evans, owner and founder of Higher Learning Community After School Program, said she is committed to helping local afterschool students. The program emphasizes academic responsibilities for its members. Evans started the afterschool program because she saw a need in her community. She said that there is an overwhelming need for homework assistance to help alleviate academic struggles. The program is geared toward the parent that works a lot. “Parents must work, and I am one of those parents,” Evans said. “When parents are at work and children are being cared for by others, homework often falls by the wayside… Read the rest

Job Opportunity: Clarendon Behavioral Health Services

Posted by | September 2, 2017 11:02 am

Part-time receptionist/file clerk for busy outpatient substance abuse facility. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes two evenings a week. Requires high school degree, some computer training and/or experience and good communication skills. Will be required to process urine specimens for drug testing. Dependability a must. Send resumes by September 8th to CBHS, P.O. Box 430, Manning, SC 29102. EEO Employer

Manning native honored for work with children’s cancer research

Posted by | September 2, 2017 4:59 am

A national insurance company and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital joined forces last week to recognize two individuals and one organization who have been instrumental in “making a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families experiencing pediatric cancer.” Manning native Craig King was one of those honorees. King was diagnosed and treated with bone cancer shortly after graduating from high school. He had to relearn how to walk and ultimately became a mentor and counselor in 2001 for Camp Kemo, an annual camp for children facing cancer and their siblings. “Over the years since his diagnosis, Craig and his… Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 2

Posted by | September 2, 2017 12:00 am

44 BC – Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. 44 BC – Cicero launches the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months. 31 BC – Final War of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium: Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra. 421 – Galla Placidia, wife of the Emperor Constantius III, becomes a widow for the second time when her husband dies suddenly of an illness. 1192 – The Treaty of Jaffa… Read the rest

Final: Monarchs

Posted by | September 1, 2017 11:13 pm

The Manning High School varsity Monarchs defeated Lakewood High on Friday night in Sumter by a final score of 14-6.

Final: Saints

Posted by | September 1, 2017 10:15 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity Saints defeated Holly Hill on Friday night by a final score of 48-32.

Pigskin Picks 2017: Week 1

Posted by | September 1, 2017 7:33 pm

Be sure to make your picks by printing out these pages and bringing them by our office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 8.

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