Special Weather Statement issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | August 17, 2017 1:36 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Special Weather Statement for Clarendon County, calling for a strong thunderstorm. At 1:19 p.m., a strong thunderstorm was located about nine miles north of Elloree or 18 miles west of Manning, moving southeast at 15 mph. Wind gusts of 50-55 mph are possible with this storm.

Van Green Sr.

Posted by | August 17, 2017 1:25 pm

TURBEVILLE – Van Green Sr., 90, died Aug. 16, 2017, at his home, after an illness. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at East Clarendon High School’s gymnasium, with burial in the Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Gleaton Euston Green and Sally Leviner Robinson Green. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the former owner and… Read the rest

Letter: Pastor invites public to Impact Summerton

Posted by | August 17, 2017 1:14 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be a part of a ministry here in Summerton. IMPACT SUMMERTON is a unique opportunity where we as community leaders can have a powerful impact on the next generation by teaching them the simple yet powerful truths of God’s Word. I’m a firm believer that we are stronger when we are together, and in these perilous times, our children need the solid truths that only God can provide. In Luke 10:27, Jesus taught us the two greatest commandments: LOVE GOD and LOVE OTHERS. As our world seems to be… Read the rest

Donald Hugh Smith

Posted by | August 17, 2017 12:24 pm

TURBEVILLE – Donald Hugh Smith, 55, husband of Marti Brown Smith, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 12, 1962, he was a son of Don and Laurita Smith. He was raised in Turbeville and attended Salem Academy where he made many life-long friends and played football, basketball and baseball. Hugh attended Winthrop College where he earned a bachelor of science in business degree in 1984 and returned to Turbeville to serve his community. Hugh was the owner and operator of Turbeville IGA for more than 30 years. He served his community in many… Read the rest

Heat Advisory calls for heat index values of up to 108

Posted by | August 17, 2017 11:29 am

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Clarendon County effective through Thursday evening. Heat index values could reach 108 due to temperatures in the upper 80s and dewpoints in the upper 70s. High heat and humidy will increase the risk for heat exhaustion and even heat stroke if precautionary measures are not taken. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. To reduce the risk of heat illness during outdoor work, the occupational safety and… Read the rest

WorkKeys testing free through Sept. 30

Posted by | August 17, 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.

First Day of School: Lexi and Bubba Hodge, Addi Pease

Posted by | August 17, 2017 10:08 am

Deborah Metzger sent this picture of her grandchildren, who attended their first day of school today at Manning Early Childhood Center. From left, Carmen Alexis “Lexi” Hodge is in first grade; Justin Michael “Bubba” Hodge is in K5 and Addison Leigh “Addi” Pease.

Driver killed in wreck on SC 527

Posted by | August 17, 2017 8:48 am

A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on S.C. 527 outside of Turbeville. The wreck happened about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones. A 22-year-old driving a 2013 Ford SUV northbound on the highway collided with a 2011 Kia SUV. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. The driver of the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene. Manninglive.com is awaiting the identity of the victim.

Today in History: Thursday, Aug. 17

Posted by | August 17, 2017 12:00 am

309/310 – Pope Eusebius is banished by the Emperor Maxentius to Sicily, where he dies, perhaps from a hunger strike. 986 – Byzantine–Bulgarian wars: Battle of the Gates of Trajan: The Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Samuel and Aron defeat the Byzantine forces at the Gate of Trajan, with Byzantine Emperor Basil II barely escaping. 1186 – Georgenberg Pact: Ottokar IV, Duke of Styria and Leopold V, Duke of Austria sign a heritage agreement in which Ottokar gives his duchy to Leopold and to his son Frederick under the stipulation that Austria and Styria would henceforth remain undivided. 1386 – Karl… Read the rest

Wilson joins other state AGs in sending letter to Congress

Posted by | August 16, 2017 4:09 pm

Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson today joined 49 other state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urging Congress to affirm that all law enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. In a letter to Congress, the attorneys general ask representatives to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to clarify that states, localities and territories retain authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. The simple word addition to the CDA proposed in this letter will help to ensure that residents and children are effectively protected throughout the entire country,… Read the rest

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