Today in History: Feb. 10

Posted by | February 10, 2019 12:00 am

1258 – Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
1306 – In front of the high altar of Greyfriar’s Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn sparking revolution in the Wars of Scottish Independence
1355 – The St Scholastica Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
1567 – Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is found strangled following an explosion at the Kirk o’ Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland, a suspected assassination.
1763 – French and Indian War: The Treaty … Read the rest

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity girls

Posted by | February 9, 2019 10:58 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity girls picked a region victory over Jefferson Davis Academy on Friday in Summerton by a score of 55-46. The Lady Saints were led by Amberly Way with 15 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals. McKenzie Bagnal and Hannah Johndrow added 11 points each. The Lady Saints finish their regular season with a 4-10 record.

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity boys

Posted by | February 9, 2019 10:48 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys finished the regular season undefeated at 25-0 with a region win over Jefferson Davis Academy by a score of 82-41. The Saints were led by Kylic Horton with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Tyrese Mitchum finished the night with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Zyan Gilmore added 14 points, and Jordan Boyd added nine points. The Saints will head to the SCISA state tournament next week.

Grandson of Manning woman debuts new film projects

Posted by | February 9, 2019 6:00 pm

Actor and award-winning filmmaker Robert X. Golphin has released three new film and digital television projects. In #ThatMoment, an experimental one-minute anthology series, Golphin portrays multiple characters in a variety of settings. Topics explored includes self-love, quality of life and drug addiction.

“I was inspired to create this project by the hashtag activism and daily affirmations we see and post every day on social media,” said Golphin. “People watching should consider this psychological in a sense. My hope is that they relate to the themes, if not the particular scenarios.”

Golphin lived with his grandmother, Henrietta Bennett of Manning, … Read the rest

S.C. Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey and Great Backyard Bird Count set for February 15-18

Posted by | February 9, 2019 3:30 pm

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will conduct an annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey Feb. 15-18 in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count. The state natural resources agency is interested in the status and distribution of these colorful songbirds that have begun wintering in the Palmetto State.

Survey participants count and record the largest number of Baltimore Orioles they can see at one time, on one, two, three or all four days of the survey period. Even if you are not able to participate during the count period, we would still like to collect your numbers. You … Read the rest


Posted by | February 9, 2019 2:32 pm

LMA JV boys defeated Wilson Hall Friday night with a final score of 31-26. Scoring for LMA were Denzell Sigler with 11 points, Jaden Sanders with eight points, Kam Belser with five points, Bryce Acord with three points and Davis Campbell and Coleman Yates with two points each.

Socring for Wilson Hall was Gavyn Mathes with nine points.

LMA improves to 15-4 on the year and will face Wilson Hall again Saturday.

OBITUARY: Betty Jean Parker Cantey

Posted by | February 9, 2019 2:27 pm

Betty Jean Parker Cantey, 89, of New Zion, SC and more recently of Charlotte, NC, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Brookdale Carriage Club in Charlotte.  On the morning of her death, her Bible was turned to Psalm 100. She has truly entered God’s gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praises.

Mrs. Cantey was born fourth of six children on Feb. 4, 1930, in Winston-Salem, NC, to Mary Letticia Mouzon Parker and William Vance Parker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Shelby … Read the rest

Clarendon Hall varsity boys’ record-breaking win proved a point

Posted by | February 9, 2019 2:06 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys swept across Dorchester Academy on Tuesday, January 29, with a record-breaking 103-41 win. According to Coach Anthony Reitenour, the boys played cleanly, pushing hard to widen the team’s lead. However, there’s more to the story than a strong win.

Clarendon Hall played Dorchester earlier in the year with a heartbreaking result. Clarendon Hall won, but it was met with less-than-polite responses. Several players discovered negative social media posts and text messages from the losing team, resorting to racial slurs in several cases, which both players and Reitenour saw.

“In the first game, we didn’t press very … Read the rest

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


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


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

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