Today’s Weather: Friday, March 15

Posted by | March 15, 2019 4:26 am

A slight chance of thunderstorms, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Today in History: March 15

Posted by | March 15, 2019 12:24 am

474 BC – Roman consul Gnaeus Manlius Vulso celebrates an ovation for concluding the war against Veii and securing a forty years’ truce.
44 BC – Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
280 – Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin dynasty.
351 – Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
493 – Odoacer, the … Read the rest

I-95 southbound blocked

Posted by | March 14, 2019 10:20 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting that traffic is blocked in both lanes of Interstate 95 after a wreck in the 100 mie marker area. No details were abialable on the wreck.

Harrison-Evans Engagement

Posted by | March 14, 2019 3:40 pm

Mr. and Mrs. David Sean Harrison of Sumter would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Marie Harrison of Manning, to Carl Matthews Evans III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Matthews Evans Jr., of New Zion.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oneil Ward and the late Jueline Shorter Ward of Manning and Ms. Linda Jamerson Harrison and the late David Wallace Harrison Jr. of Church Road, Virginia. She graduated from Laurence Manning Academy in 2013 and the University of South Carolina Upstate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in … Read the rest

Shaffer requests, receives continuance in Federal court case

Posted by | March 14, 2019 10:57 am

At 10:23 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, former Manning City Police Chief Gary Blair Shaffer, supported by his wife, who was also present, stood before Judge Brucie Hendrix at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Charleston.

Shaffer’s attorney, Cody Groeber, a Ninth Circuit Public Defender in Charleston, stated they are still awaiting portions of discovery and are still investigating what Groeber called misappropriation of funds.

To ensure time to receive all discovery and complete their investigation, thereby allowing preparation of a full defense, Groeber requested a continuance. Hendrix questioned Shaffer, and Shaffer confirmed he was willing to waive his rights to … Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats defeat REL

Posted by | March 14, 2019 10:12 am

The Laurence Manning Academy JV softball team defeated Robert E Lee Academy Wednesday night with a final score of 20-6. Gracyn Nalley was 3-4 with 4 RBIs, Laura Betts Brogdon was 3-4 with 4 RBIs and Anna Marie Beard was 4-4 with 3 RBIs.
Malorie Spiegel got the win in the circle, going the distance and striking out 7.

Fiat-Chrysler to recall 800K vehicles

Posted by | March 14, 2019 6:29 am

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 862,520 gasoline-powered vehicles in the United States that do not meet U.S. emissions standards, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday.
The recall, reported earlier by Reuters, was prompted by in-use emissions investigations conducted by the EPA and in-use testing conducted by Fiat Chrysler as required by U.S. regulations, the agency said.
EPA said it will continue to investigate other Fiat Chrysler vehicles that are potentially noncompliant and may become the subject of future recalls.
The recall includes 2011-2016 Dodge Journeys, 2011-2014 Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers, 2011-2012 Dodge Calibers and 2011-2016 Jeep Compass/Patriots.… Read the rest

Today in History: March 14

Posted by | March 14, 2019 12:29 am

44 BC – Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should live.
313 – Emperor Jin Huaidi is executed by Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).
1381 – Chioggia concludes an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, which becomes changed in 1412 in Šibenik.
1489 – The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
1590 – Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under Charles, Duke of Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion.
1647 … Read the rest

Clarendon 3 students receive academic achievement

Posted by | March 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Chelsea Abrams and Kyra Webb, pictured together, and Jenna Mouzon, pictured with East Clarendon Middle-High School Principal Jason Cook, were named the 2019 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Rising Stars at the iT-oLogy event held recently in Columbia.

Guilty Pleas: February

Posted by | March 13, 2019 9:40 am

The following guilty pleas were heard before 3rd Circuit judges R. Ferrell Cothran and George McFadden during three separate terms of General Sessions court held in February at the Clarendon County Courthouse. All information is publicly available through the Clarendon County Clerk of Court’s office or through the Clarendon County Public Court Index.kkk

Bobby Butler of 1066 Gardenia Lane in Alcolu pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to three counts of manufacturing, distributing, etc., of cocaine-base, first offense, receiving concurrent sentences of five years in prison, suspended to time-served and two years’ probation; two counts of manufacturing, distributing, etc., of cocaine-base, … Read the rest

District 1 to hold two more vision, hearing, speech screenings

Posted by | March 13, 2019 4:49 am

Clarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as part of a child find effort to identify students ages 3-5, who may need special education services and are not enrolled in a public school. Screenings will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon April 9 and May 14 at Summerton Early Childhood Center, 8 South St. in Summerton. For more information, call Robert Collar at (803) 574-2117.

3 Clarendonians named to Clemson’s President’s List

Posted by | March 13, 2019 3:42 am

Three Clarendon County residents were named to the Fall 2018 President’s List at Clemson University.
The students include Manning residents Abigail Elizabeth Patrick, a psychology major; and William Capers Wannamaker IV, a computer engineering major; and Summerton resident Shiayra N. Ragin, a world cinema major.
To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) GPA for the semester.

Today in History: March 13

Posted by | March 13, 2019 12:36 am

624 – Battle of Badr: a key battle between Muhammad’s army – the new followers of Islam and the Quraysh of Mecca. The Muslims won this battle, known as the turning point of Islam, which took place in the Hejaz region of western Arabia.
874 – The bones of Saint Nicephorus are interred in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople.
1138 – Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II.
1567 – The Battle of Oosterweel, traditionally regarded as the start of the Eighty Years’ War, commences.
1591 – Battle of Tondibi: In Mali, Moroccan … Read the rest

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