Letter to the citizens of District 64

Posted by | June 10, 2018 1:53 am

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been asked by a number of people why they can’t vote “split ticket” in the primaries. Hopefully this explanation will help. “Split ticket” or voting for the candidate of your choice is only possible in the election that will occur in November. June 12 is the primary election which will determine who will be on the November ticket. The Democratic primary will determine who the Democrat candidate will be in November and the Republican primary will do the same. Actually the primaries are two separate tickets and we can’t vote on both.… Read the rest

Today in History: June 10

Posted by | June 10, 2018 12:00 am

671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu. 1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem. 1329 – The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire. 1523 – Copenhagen is surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, as the city won’t recognise him as the successor of Christian II of Denmark. 1539 – Council of Trent: Pope Paul III sends out letters to… Read the rest

Shanyia Gamble selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 9, 2018 5:30 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Manning High School junior Shanyia Gamble has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

Madison Sexton selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 9, 2018 2:14 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Manning High School junior Madison Sexton has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

Summer Barrett selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 9, 2018 1:30 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Manning High School junior Summer Barrett has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

Anne Land Welch selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 9, 2018 9:55 am

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Wilson Hall junior Anne Land Welch has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

Anna Mueller selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 9, 2018 9:42 am

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Laurence Manning Academy junior Anna Mueller has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

Heather Varn selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 9, 2018 5:45 am

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Manning High School junior Heather Varn has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

I did not mean to get too old so soon

Posted by | June 9, 2018 2:40 am

I did not mean to get too old so soon. My body has betrayed me. In fact, I do not believe my years and have to think back to my birthdate to really believe how old I am…August 10, 1927. I did not mean to get too old so soon. As I drove home from eating breakfast that Saturday morning, I remembered that I had taken my mother’s car keys away from her at the age of 90. She was a great driver, but would get lost uptown. She said she just kept driving around until she saw the courthouse,… Read the rest

Today in History: June 9

Posted by | June 9, 2018 12:38 am

411 BC – The Athenian coup succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy. AD 53 – The Roman emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia. AD 68 – Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer’s Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian dynasty and starting the civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. 721 – Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse. 747 – Abbasid Revolution: Abu Muslim Khorasani begins an open revolt against Umayyad rule, which is carried out under the sign of the Black Standard. 1311 – Duccio’s Maestà, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is… Read the rest

Elizabeth McInnis selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 8, 2018 8:03 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Laurence Manning Academy junior Elizabeth McInnis has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

2 Manning residents found by N. Charleston Police with meth, $100K

Posted by | June 8, 2018 6:56 pm

Two Manning residents were arrested Friday and were each charged by the North Charleston Police Department with trafficking methamphetamine after a traffic stop. The stop came after North Charleston police officers watched a black SUV driven by Courtney Louise Herlong, 40, “drive aimlessly around closed businesses near Tanger Outlets,” according to a report from the Charleston Post and Courier at about 4 a.m. Friday. “The vehicle was driving around with no purpose and was traveling around closed businesses,” according to a police report released Friday afternoon. The SUV, a black Dodge Durango, sped away when the officers first pulled behind… Read the rest

Meet House district 101 challenger, Rev Alfred Darby

Posted by | June 8, 2018 5:17 pm

Reverend Alfred Darby, House of Representatives candidate for District 101, is from Trio in Williamsburg County. After graduating from Williamsburg High School in 1979, Darby obtained a general associates degree from Anderson College. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of South Carolina in 1983. Darby accepted a position in 1983 as a social studies teacher for Williamsburg-Blakely High School in Salters. He left that position to teach social studies at C.E. Murray High School in Greelyville, where he taught until 2006. During this time, he earned a Master of Education from… Read the rest


Marie Joyner selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 8, 2018 4:35 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Manning High School junior Marie Joyner has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

Meet House district 101 incumbent, Cezar McKnight

Posted by | June 8, 2018 3:29 pm

Born and raised in Salters, District 101 House of Representatives Incumbent Cezar McKnight graduated from Kingstree Senior High School in 1992. He subsequently earned a degree in Paralegal Studies from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, graduating in 1996. McKnight attended law school at Florida Coastal School of Law and earned his degree in 2001. He began practicing law the following year, concentrating on personal injury, car wrecks and wrongful death and occasionally criminal defense. McKnight also served in the Army Reserves from 1991-99. McKnight began to consider politics in 2008. He began fostering relationships, listening and learning. “I looked around… Read the rest


Anna Bench selected to attend Girls State

Posted by | June 8, 2018 1:30 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is pleased to announce Manning High School junior Anna Bench has been selected as a delegate to attend the 72nd Palmetto Girls State session to be held June 10 – 16 at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

Buddy Benches – a family project to benefit local school

Posted by | June 8, 2018 1:03 pm

Seated is Evan Myers, assisting dad is Colin Myers, Nick Myers and Benton Blakely
These are no ordinary park benches. They are benches that have a more important purpose. Coined Buddy Benches, these seats are built with the idea that small acts of kindness can go a long way. “This is a project that is near and dear to our hearts,” stated Clarendon County resident Tiffany Myers, whose children Colin and Evan attend Walker Gamble Elementary. “With the issue of bullying on the forefront of parents’ minds, Buddy Benches could be a solution, or at the very least helpful, at preventing those situations,” said Myers. The plan is to place the benches on school… Read the rest

Azalea garden club celebrates national garden week

Posted by | June 8, 2018 11:35 am

Azalea Garden Club members left to right: Sue Jordan with grandson Bennett, Ann Plowden, Ginny Flynt, Nannette Fry, Betty Johnson, Jane Benton, MaryJo Mahoney Gamble, President Ginny Honea, Edna Ellis, Mary Jo Schoeck, Carolyn Rearick, and on the stairs: Marie Land, Meg Lee, and Judy Langley.
In recognition of National Garden Week, members of the Azalea Garden Club of Manning created forty floral arrangements and delivered them to local businesses.

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