Disasters test department readiness

Posted by | August 9, 2017 10:18 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the third and final in a series of stories celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Clarendon County Fire Department, which was formed July 1977 by Clarendon County Council. The Clarendon County Fire Department has dealt with several disasters since its inception in 1977, but none were worse than Hurricane Hugo. “When Hugo hit the coast of South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane on Sept. 21, 1989, Clarendon County suffered significant losses,” said former Chief Cartr Jones. “Even two of the county’s fire stations collapsed in the 130 mph winds.” Said to be the most… Read the rest

Sheriff, Rep. Ridgeway recognize boys for bravery

Posted by | August 9, 2017 5:55 am

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley said it’s rare to see the bravery in grown men that 11-year-old Ander Coker Sullivan and 6-year-old Rivers Patrick Baird showed the day the boys attempted to save the life of Charlton Rhett Coker Jr. The boys were with Coker, their grandfather, when their ATV overturned and pinned the older man in a ditch. “He often went camping with all of his grandchildren, but that particular Friday night, he had decided to take just the boys,” said Baxley. “They were back at the cabin, hanging out and spending time together, when they decided to go… Read the rest

Lesha Michele Guest Lynch

Posted by | August 9, 2017 3:02 am

PINEWOOD – Lesha Michele Guest Lynch, 56, wife of John Lynch, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of Marie Doughty Guest and the late John Guest. The family will receive friends at the home, 9025 Summerton Highway in Paxville. Professional services have been entrusted to Dyson’s Home for Funerals of Summerton, (803) 485-4280.

Robert Edward Johnson

Posted by | August 9, 2017 2:01 am

LYNCHBURG – Robert Edward Johnson, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at a Florence hospital, after an illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home. The family received friends Monday at the funeral home. Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Robert James Johnson and Mava Green Johnson. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and was a founding member of The Sportsman’s Hunting Club. He was preceded… Read the rest

Today in History: Wednesday, Aug. 9

Posted by | August 9, 2017 12:00 am

48 BC – Caesar’s Civil War: Battle of Pharsalus: Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt. 378 – Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople: A large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths. Valens is killed along with over half of his army. 1173 – Construction of the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete. 1329 – Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.… Read the rest


Senator looking for service academy applicants

Posted by | August 8, 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


State files $100M suit against United States

Posted by | August 8, 2017 5:27 pm

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government to recover $100 million Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson claims the U.S. Department of Energy owes the state for failing to meet its promise to remove one ton of plutonium from the Savannah River Site this year. A case of such magnitude has never been filed by South Carolina against the federal government. Congress mandated that the U.S. Department of Energy would pay South Carolina $1 million per day, beginning January 1, 2016, for every day the department failed to remove from the state one metric ton… Read the rest

Join our sales team at The Manning Times

Posted by | August 8, 2017 5:22 pm

We are looking for a sales executive with at least one year’s experience in sales who has their own transportation to join our family at The Manning Times. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, goal-oriented and has an outgoing personality. Please send resumes, cover letters and references by fax to (803) 435-4189 or email manningsctimes@gmail.com.


Former MHS student sues District 2

Posted by | August 8, 2017 3:38 pm

Clarendon School District 2 is the second of two county school districts facing a lawsuit this summer. Vyneishia Stukes filed paperwork suing the district in Clarendon County Common Pleas court on July 7, citing both the school district and an unidentified minor younger than 18 as defendants. Stukes, whom the paperwork states was a minor younger than 18 at the time of the incident, which happened during the 2015-16 school year, blames both for injuries received during an altercation in which she claims to have received “a contusion of her face, scalp and neck,” “an abrasion or friction burn of… Read the rest


Mary-Ellen Maier

Posted by | August 8, 2017 12:23 pm

Mary-Ellen Maier, 71, beloved wife of George Maier, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at home in Summerton. Born in Mt. Kisco, New York, she was the daughter of Harvey Slawson and Elizabeth Slawson. Survivors besides her husband of 46 years include her sons, Robert Maier of Colorado, Jonathan Maeir and Peter Schneider, both of Georgia; a daughter, Marie Ruedeman of Virginia; her grandchildren, Jordan Sager and Katie Schneider, both of Georgia, Denise Beilman of New York and Krystal and Loran Ruedeman, both of Virginia.

Buyck, Baker donate to shelter

Posted by | August 8, 2017 11:36 am

Mary Catherine Buyck and Jordan Baker held bake sales over the summer to raise $220 for A Second Chance Animal Shelter, in memory of Gail Mathis, a founding member who passed July 2. Mary Catherine has raised money and made toys for the cats at the shelter for the past two summers. Shelter volunteers and staff were impressed with the two young ladies.


WorkKeys testing free through Sept. 30

Posted by | August 8, 2017 10:20 am

The ACT WorkKeys tests are changing. Through Sept. 30, current WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information will be given at no charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the F.E. DuBose Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Beginning Oct. 1, a new battery of tests will be offered, and a fee is likely. So, free WorkKeys testing ends Sept. 30. Schedule your appointment today by calling (803) 473-2531.

Lost Angels, Brothers United to hold Back-to-School Bash

Posted by | August 8, 2017 8:43 am

The Lost Angels Foundation and Brothers United Outreach will hold a Back-to-School Bash at 4 p.m. Friday at Taw Caw Community Center, 1126 Granby Lane in Summerton. Students will receive free school supplies, personal hygiene items and resources to assist them in coping with academic, social and personal barriers. There will also be vendors, performances, food and family fun. For more information, call (803) 361-7574 or email sheldonpompey32@gmail.com.

Thank you for making Health Fair a success

Posted by | August 8, 2017 5:04 am

On Saturday, July 29, the Lake Marion Artisans Gallery and the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center held a Health Fair for the residents of Summerton and surrounding areas. This was our first endeavor with a Health Fair, and we were absolutely amazed at the turnout. Even though it was a muggy, rainy day, we had more than 100 people – adults and children – plus representatives from more than 20 area organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of our community. Thank you, Manning Times and ManningLive for doing such a great job of promoting this event. We… Read the rest


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