Police Chief: Kids safe at Manning High, no active incidents

Posted by | February 20, 2018 9:43 am

Clarendon School District 2 officials have been fielding calls about an “active shooter incident” at Manning High School. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Danny McCathern said Tuesday morning, however, that no such incident exists. “We have a report early this morning that a student maybe had a weapon,” McCathern said. “Law enforcement came out to the school and searched the student. They determined it was not a credible threat and that they wouldn’t arrest the student.” Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said the student allegedly made some jokes about the shooting in Florida on Friday. “The school handled that situation, I believe… Read the rest

Yidan prize winner says what students are capable of achieving in future not shown in test scores

Posted by | February 20, 2018 7:46 am

In a new interview with C. M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Carol Dweck explains that while grades and test scores are “not going away any time soon,” they do not tell us what students are capable of achieving in the future. “Many people’s abilities blossom later when they dedicate themselves to something they value and are deeply interested in,” says Dweck, who believes it’s critical for schools to “put a premium on progress and improvement for the advanced and the less advanced students.” Dweck’s growth mindset research has found that children who believe their talents and abilities can be developed… Read the rest

Dense Fog Advisory in effect through 10 a.m.

Posted by | February 20, 2018 6:59 am

A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your low-beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Morning Weather: Feb. 20

Posted by | February 20, 2018 5:24 am

Areas of dense fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Today in History: Feb. 20

Posted by | February 20, 2018 12:00 am

1339 – The Milanese army and the St. George’s (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago. 1472 – Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark. 1547 – Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. 1685 – René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas. 1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by United States President George Washington. 1798 – Louis-Alexandre Berthier… Read the rest

13-year-old allegedly threatens to ‘shoot the school down’

Posted by | February 19, 2018 8:28 pm

A 13-year-old Chestnut Oaks Middle School student will be petitioned to Family Court for disturbing schools after she allegedly wrote on a restroom floor during school on Monday that she would “shoot the school down.” Other students saw the writing and reported it to school officials. Surveillance camera video led authorities to suspect the 13-year- old. She later reportedly admitted writing the message although authorities found no credibility to the threat. Authorities contacted the girl’s parents and she was released to their custody. Law enforcement authorities and school officials stress that no students were ever in danger from this threat… Read the rest

Evening Weather: Feb. 19

Posted by | February 19, 2018 6:24 pm

Patchy dense fog after midnight. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Pet of the day: Shelby

Posted by | February 19, 2018 5:24 pm

Shelby is 2-year-old female, lab-hound mix weighing about 40 pounds. She is current on all of her vaccinations, has been spayed and has tested negative for heart worms. Shelby has come a long way from where she used to be. She is doing wonderfully and is just as sweet as ever. She is still a little shy when she first meets you, but she will warm up in no time. A fenced yard is required if you are thinking about adopting this sweet girl. You an get pre-approved by submitted an adoption c online at www.ASecondChanceAnimalShelter.com.

First Choice Member Scholarship Applications Due March 5, 2018

Posted by | February 19, 2018 5:17 pm

First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina is offering two scholarships to qualified applicants who are furthering their education or pursuing a second career in 2018. The 8th annual First Choice member scholarship program is open to all First Choice members. Applications are due by March 5, 2018. Select Health offers the First Choice Medicaid health plan to South Carolina residents and is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. The First Choice member scholarship program began in 2010 when Select Health pledged $200,000 over 10 years through its Caring10 initiative. Applications and complete information about this scholarship… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall Varsity boys earn first round win

Posted by | February 19, 2018 4:18 pm

The Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball team picked an opening round victory at Wilson Hall in the South Carolina Independent School Association state playoffs over Laurens Academy by a score of 61-57. The Saints jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and never trailed for the win. Four players ended the night in double figures. Zyan Gilmore led the team with 18 points and six rebounds. Tyrese Mitchum added 16 points and seven rebounds while Kylic Horton scored 15. Dylan Way also finished in double digits with 12 points. The Saints will be match-up against Covenant Christian… Read the rest

On the Scene: Firefighter Brandon Welch

Posted by | February 19, 2018 2:33 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the 16th in a series of profiles that manninglive.com will be posting each week to highlight our first responders and dispatchers who keep Clarendon County a safe place to live. After each web posting, the piece will appear in the following Thursday’s Manning Times. Brandon Welch has served as a firefighter both as a volunteer and as a full-time employee for at least 10 years. The 2007 East Clarendon High School graduate enjoys playing golf in his free time. He is married to Ariel Layne Welch. ASIDE FROM A DESIRE TO HELP PEOPLE AND YOUR… Read the rest

Grant one of several students featured in exhibit

Posted by | February 19, 2018 2:04 pm

Scott’s Branch High School sophomore Rickia Grant stands proudly next to her portrait of Nelson Mandela. She said she chose him for her portrait because of his belief in freedom and his personal struggle against oppression. More art from the students will be on display at the Lake Marion Artisans gallery in Summerton throughout February in honor of Black History Month.

House reforms Public Service Commission, increases transparency and strengthens ethical requirements

Posted by | February 19, 2018 1:48 pm

House Speaker Jay Lucas released the following statement after the House passed legislation to reform the Public Service Commission by a vote of 108-1. The legislation strengthens ethical standards to limit outside utility influence, shortens length of terms from six to four years, requires stricter questioning of parties by commissioners before making a decision, provides ability to inspect utility construction sites and staggers the election terms for current commissioners.

Manning students named to USC Upstate Dean’s List

Posted by | February 19, 2018 1:35 pm

Sabrina Dingle and Summer Tisdale, both of Manning, were named to the University of South Carolina Upstate Fall 2017 Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 GPA or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.

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