According to Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson, Clarendon County initiated the water/sewer service to its residents almost 10 years ago. Since inception, the rates have remained unchanged. But the operating costs have continued to increase. Based on the inflation of costs, staff recommended that the rates be increased.
The first reading of an ordinance was read at the April county council meeting. The second reading and public hearing will be at the May county council meeting. If approved, the third reading will be at the June meeting.
For more information on the proposed schedule, see the May 9 … Read the rest
The 2019 tour of the Clarendon County Historical Society will be Thursday, May 16. Please be at the parking lot of First Baptist Church, Manning by 8:30 am. Departure will be at 9 am. Estimated return time to Manning is 6 pm. The trip will be by bus and will be headed to the Columbia area. Some walking will be required, so please wear comfortable shoes. (No high heels please.)
553 – The Second Council of Constantinople begins.
1215 – Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
1260 – Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1494 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
1640 – King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
1654 – Cromwell’s Act of Grace, aimed at reconciliation with the Scots, proclaimed in Edinburgh.
1762 – Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
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The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a dense Fog Advisory effective through 10 a.m.
Visibility will be one-quarter mile or less at times, causing hazardous driving conditions.
A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently bereduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, useyour headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
1256 – The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
1415 – Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.
1436 – Assassination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
1471 – Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales.
1493 – Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.
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Darias Williams with his parents, Starbrina Williams and Jimmy Nelson
Manning High Senior Darias Williams has agreed to attend SC State in the fall. At MHS, Williams excelled in football, track, baseball, and basketball. His plans are to attend classes working towards a degree in Business Management.
Chris Livingston with his parents, Sharon Mellette and Tonie Mellette.
Manning High Senior Chris Livingston will be attending SC State College in the fall. He plans to major in mid-level education and social studies. His goal is to become a teacher. Livingston has been active at MHS playing football, baseball, basketball, and track.
MANNING – A 23-year-old Williamsburg County resident died late Thursday evening as a result of a boating accident on Lake Marion, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.
“The accident occurred shortly before 10 p.m.,” Mock Said. “Connor Lambert of Andrews was taken to Alex Harvin Landing by first responders who performed CPR on Lambert at the landing but were unable to revive the young man.”
An autopsy will be performed on Lambert to determine the exact cause of death, Mock added.
For detailed information on the accident, please contact the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Ann Driggers of Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center. They have a “haven of rest” that is allotted for women and children of domestic violence. They are having an online fundraiser. Learn more in this special interview.