SCDC Police Services Arrests Correctional Officer

Posted by | July 25, 2018 2:52 pm

The South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services released the arrest warrants today for Correctional Officer, Uniqueqa Akeema James who was arrested Sunday for attempting to introduce contraband at Lee Correctional Institution. James has been charged with misconduct in office, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and furnishing contraband to a prisoner. James had been employed with the SCDC since April 3, 2017.  

Senator Kevin Johnson awarded Distinguished Service Award

Posted by | July 25, 2018 1:16 pm

The Municipal Association of South Carolina presented its Distinguished Service Award to Senator Kevin Johnson (D – Clarendon, Darlington, Florence, Sumter) during its recent Annual Meeting. Johnson is the former mayor of Manning and is a past president of the Municipal Association. When presenting the award, Association board president, Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, recounted that Senator Johnson has been a consistent and reliable advocate for cities and towns during his tenure in both the House and Senate. He has been a leader on local government issues ranging from annexation to business licensing to fighting blight. “Since he was elected to… Read the rest

Registration schedule for CSD1

Posted by | July 25, 2018 12:45 pm

Clarendon School District One 2018-2019 School year Registration Schedule Seniors, Monday, July 30, 2018, 9am-3pm Juniors, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 9am-3pm Sophomores, Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9am-3pm Freshmen, Thursday, August 2, 2018, 9am-3pm 6th,7th, & 8th  Grades, Friday, August 3, 2018, 9am-3pm Extended Registration, Thursday, August 2, 2018, 9am-7pm  

2 year-old child identified as accident victim

Posted by | July 25, 2018 11:40 am

ALCOLU- A 2 -year-old child died late Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident  on Interstate 95. Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock identified the toddler as Talia Johnson of Orlando, Florida. She was one of six passengers in a vehicle that was driven by a family member. “She was airlifted from the scene shortly after 3:35 p.m. and died at 5:40 p.m. at the Medical University of South Carolina,” Mock added. No autopsy has been scheduled, Mock said.

Promise Scholarship to Central Carolina Technical College offered to students in Clarendon

Posted by | July 25, 2018 11:28 am

The SC Promise Scholarship program is designed to ensure that higher education is more affordable and accessible. Students from Clarendon and Lee counties that have earned a high school diploma or GED between 2013 and 2018 are eligible to apply for the SC Promise Scholarship. Eligible districts in Clarendon are Clarendon 1, Clarendon 2, and Clarendon 3, including Clarendon Hall and Laurence Manning, as well as schools in Lee County. For eligibility, you must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the SC Promise Scholarship Application, enroll in at least six credit hours during the Fall… Read the rest

Public Safety Committee votes to sustain Shaffer’s termination

Posted by | July 24, 2018 8:06 pm

The City of Manning Public Safety Committee met tonight with a brief agenda: to discuss the termination of Blair Shaffer. Mayor Julia Nelson opened the meeting with an explanation regarding the process for grievance. “We are at step 1.2 in the grievance committee. Normally at this point, we do not have a public hearing,” said Nelson. This point in the process is to allow the person with the grievance the opportunity to go to his or her immediate supervisor. “Since Council voted to transfer the Public Safety Committee duties from the administrator to the Public Safety Committee, we are considered… Read the rest





Margaret Goins Evans Deprima

Posted by | July 23, 2018 9:35 am

GREELEYVILLE – Margaret Goins Evans Deprima, 86, widow of Jacob Evans and Paul Deprima, died Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Carolinas Hospital System. Born June 14, 1932, in Greeleyville, she was a daughter of the late Marion Goins and the late Annie Braxton Goins. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, Tommy Evans (Susan) of Myrtle Beach and Ricky Evans (Beth) of Alcolu; a daughter, Susie Porter (Freddie) of Manning; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Buck Evans; a daughter, Jackie Norris;… Read the rest



Help Wanted: Finance and HR Administrator

Posted by | July 22, 2018 6:47 am

Finance and HR Administrator for non-profit. Must have extensive bookkeeping, human resources, computer, and supervisory experience. Must be organized and detailed oriented with excellent communication skills. Requires a minimum of an Associate’s degree in business, accounting, office management or related field and two years’ experience in a supervisory position. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume to CBHS, P.O. Box 430, Manning, SC 29102 by July 27, 2018. EEOC Employer.


Statement from the Mayor

Posted by | July 20, 2018 7:29 pm

PRESS RELEASE Organization of City of Manning Government/Ordinance Adoption The City of Manning operates under the “Council” form of municipal government. In accordance with State law, under this form of government “all legislative and administrative powers of the [City] and the determination of all matters of policy [are] vested in the [City Council].” All departments, offices, and agencies of the City may be administered by an officer appointed by the Council. Such officer is under the direction of and subject to the supervision of the City Council. The Council has established the position of City Administrator to assist the Council… Read the rest

Samuels-Cooper could remain on ballot in November

Posted by | July 20, 2018 5:37 pm

Upon returning from the lunch recess, Rob Tyson of Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, who represents Coroner Bucky Mock, called his next witness. Sabrina Gast took the stand at 2:25 p.m. Gast has been the York County Coroner since 2006, was made head of the South Carolina Coroner’s Association on July 1 and is on the South Carolina Coroner’s Training Advisory Committee. During her time with the York County Coroner’s Office, she has investigated thousands of deaths. Tyson questioned her regarding the process of death investigation, and her answer closely resembled Mock’s response to the same question prior to lunch.… Read the rest

Coroner lawsuit update

Posted by | July 20, 2018 1:57 pm

After returning from recess, Judge Cothran stated he would like to hear testimony regarding the case. He stated the case had two main issues. Cothran acknowledged that the first issue of the date of filing, brought up earlier this month, was likely a case that needed to have been brought before the Democratic Party through the protest process. However, he felt the validity of LaNette Samuels-Cooper’s qualifications to have run for office is a different issue, and would likely be under his authority to judge. Cothran will hear all testimony and rule on the motion and the case within a… Read the rest

Lake Marion bridge is critical to I-95 traffic flow

Posted by | July 20, 2018 1:14 pm

I’ve become increasingly concerned about the number of deaths that occur at or near the top of the I-95 bridge crossing Lake Marion. The recent death of a Summerton policeman underscores the public danger impacting both Clarendon and Orangeburg counties.The SCDOT has the fatalities records for this segment of the I-95 corridor. When an accident occurs not only is the driver usually killed, but the first responders, EMS, law enforcement and other drivers are immediately put at risk. Suggestion: put cameras at the top of both bridges that can view at least a mile or two both ways. Install signage… Read the rest


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