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MHS student threatens herself and school

Posted by | February 26, 2019 6:47 pm

A Manning High School student was intercepted Monday morning and sent home after making threats online.

The school’s resource officer learned a female student had posted, then deleted, on social media stating she hated everyone at the school and wanted to shoot it up and kill herself.

As she arrived at school on Monday, she was immediately intercepted by the resource officer, and her parents were called. The resource officer, along with school officials, questioned the girl, who stated she no intentions of shooting herself or anyone else, and she had tried to delete the post before anyone else saw … Read the rest



OBITUARY: Henrietta Connor Tindal “Hennie” Rickenbaker

Posted by | February 26, 2019 10:46 am

Henrietta Connor Tindal “Hennie” Rickenbaker, affectionately known by her family as “Mimi”, passed into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 25, 2019. Mimi was full of grace and courage, always a source of strength for her family.

Born June 18, 1925, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late David Leslie Tindal and the late Lela Norris Tindal. Hennie graduated from Pinewood High School and went on to attend Furman University, graduating with honors and a degree in Elementary Education.  She was chosen by the student body of Furman to serve as their May Queen … Read the rest


SCDNR and SCTA to host Coyote Trapping Management workshop in Hampton County

Posted by | February 26, 2019 6:51 am

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association, will host a Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the Webb Wildlife Center, located in Hampton County, on March 14-15.

The workshop will start with registration at 1 p.m. on Thursday and end at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday. The cost for the workshop is $100, which includes workshop materials, overnight bunkhouse-style accommodations at the Webb Wildlife Center, dinner on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday. 

The workshop is limited to the first 30 applicants, and there are still some slots available.Read the rest


Today in History: Feb. 26

Posted by | February 26, 2019 12:00 am

747 BC – Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era.
364 – Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman emperor.
1233 – Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols capture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty, after besieging it for months.
1266 – Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by Manfred, King of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
1616 – Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the … Read the rest


District Two selects new superintendent

Posted by | February 25, 2019 5:46 pm

In a special-called meeting on Monday, February 25, the Clarendon County School District Two Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Dr. Shawn Johnson, currently serving as superintendent for Barnwell School District 19 in Blackwell, to replace Superintendent John Tindal when he retires at the end of June. For the full story, read The Manning Times on Thursday, February 28.


McKnight provides legislative update

Posted by | February 25, 2019 3:00 pm

Representative Cezar McKnight, from Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties, provided the following legislative update.

The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3659, a bill furthering voluntary programs that make use of RENEWABLE ENERGY generation resources, such as solar power, and establishing ELECTRICAL POWER CUSTOMER CONSUMER PROTECTIONS in order to: shield customers from rising utility costs; provide opportunities for customer measures to reduce or manage consumption from electrical utilities in a manner that contributes to reductions in utility peak electrical demand and other drivers of electrical utility costs; and, equip customers with the information and ability to manage … Read the rest


Nicaraguan culture comes to Manning

Posted by | February 25, 2019 2:42 pm

What do Jonah and the Whale, Nicaraguan folk dancing and the message of Jesus have in common? Meet the Capital on the Edge Nicavangelists, who visited Manning this past week, teaching not only the message of Jesus but also awakening minds to a different culture than is normally found in South Carolina.

The team arrived on February 14 and performed at Manning High School on February 15 and Grace Christian Church in Manning on February 17. Between those dates, they spent time out in the community, performing impromptu dances and witnessing to everyone along the way.

The group of young … Read the rest


T-ball coach needed

Posted by | February 25, 2019 1:50 pm

Clarendon County Recreation is in need of a T-Ball volunteer coach for ages 4-5. The coach must be 21 years old or older. If the County doesn’t find a coach soon, the kids won’t be able to play this year. If you are interested in coaching T-ball, call (803) 473-3543 ASAP!


Board of Trustees Clarendon School District Two special called board meeting

Posted by | February 25, 2019 8:34 am

Monday, February 25, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. District Office Boardroom

Proposed Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Moment of Silence
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Media Notification
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public Comment
  7. Executive Session
    1. Contractual Matter
    2. Recommendations/Reports on Employee Matters
  8. Open Session (Action may be taken if necessary or appropriate on matters discussed in Executive Session.)
    1. Contractual Matter
    2. Recommendations/Reports on Employee Matters
  9. Information from the Superintendent
  10. Adjournment

Today in History: Feb. 25

Posted by | February 25, 2019 12:00 am

138 – The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
493 – Odoacer surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege and agrees to a mediated peace with Theoderic the Great.
628 – Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
1336 – Four thousand defenders of Pilėnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
1631 – François de Bassompierre, a French courtier, is arrested on Richelieu’s orders.
1797 – Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000–1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion … Read the rest


Today in History: Feb. 25

Posted by | February 25, 2019 12:00 am

138 – The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
493 – Odoacer surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege and agrees to a mediated peace with Theoderic the Great.
628 – Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
1336 – Four thousand defenders of Pilėnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
1631 – François de Bassompierre, a French courtier, is arrested on Richelieu’s orders.
1797 – Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000–1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion … Read the rest


OBITUARY: Russell Monroe Riggs Sr.

Posted by | February 24, 2019 5:40 pm

Russell Monroe Riggs, Sr., 94, widower of Sidelle Poston Riggs, died Saturday, February 23, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon.

Born April 8, 1924, in Manning, he was a son of the late Nelson Monroe Riggs and the late Ellosie Smoak Riggs. He was a WWII US Army veteran. He was retired from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

He is survived by two sons, Russell M. Riggs, Jr. (Lola) of Manning and Harold Riggs (Joyce) of Lexington; a daughter, Kathy Ward (Ray) of Manning; seven grandchildren, Darrell Woodard, Denise Godwin, Missey Ward, Sharon Golembesky, Ron Riggs, Michelle Coker and Billy Read the rest



$1,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest

Posted by | February 24, 2019 12:01 am

Suspect(s) broke into an unnamed local vehicle shop sometime between 6 p.m. February 19 and 7:15 a.m. February 20. The suspect(s) stole over $20,000 worth of tools and equipment from the Manning-area shop, located at 4515 Hwy 260. This included a 1950 Coca-Cola button, a Hilti hammer drill, a red Lincoln 125 welder, a Miller 185 welder, a Miller Spectrum 375 plasma cutter, a Hitachi nail gun, a red and white Honda CRF 80cc dirt bike, a DeWalt chop saw, several car parts, tools, antiques, antique signs and computer monitors.

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Midlands Crime … Read the rest


FINAL: Manning High School

Posted by | February 23, 2019 8:29 pm

The Mighty Manning High School Monarchs are still the 3A Region Champs, but their journey to the State Championship came to end tonight after Ridgeland-Hardeeville Jaguars win 56 to 51 tonight in their Lower State game! Head Coach Roland Shuler and the Monarchs had a great season and will rebuild and be ready to go all the way next year.




Ribbon Cutting on new clinic in Turbeville

Posted by | February 23, 2019 10:00 am

Photo courtesy of Chris M. Moore

Palmetto Heath-USC Family Medicine held a ribbon-cutting and open house for Turbeville Family Practice on Friday, Feb. 22. For the full story, see the February 28 edition of The Manning Times.


Communities celebrate safety with 8th annual SC Walk and Roll to School Day

Posted by | February 23, 2019 8:30 am

Rock Hill’s India Hook Elementary School’s staff re-routed the morning traffic so that bus riders, walkers, and car riders could walk together from the nearby neighborhood in their Pirate Parade. The Rock Hill Police Department directed traffic, while parents and staff volunteered to supervise the event. Some students said they want to do it everyday.

The eighth annual South Carolina Walk to School Day (SC WTSD) is Wednesday, March 6.

Organized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School Program, South Carolina Walk to School Day will be held March 6, 2019. The event is part … Read the rest


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