Pets of the week

Posted by | January 18, 2019 12:00 pm

Peanut is a 13-year-old, black and white, male Chihuahua mix. He currently weighs around five pounds, is current on all of his age-appropriate vaccinations and has been neutered. Peanut loves to cuddle and will be content just sitting in your lap. He gets along with other dogs, and does well around children. If you are interested in this adorable little guy, you can get pre-approved to adopt by submitting your adoption application online at

Scrappy is a two-year-old, brown and tan, male Chihuahua Mix. He is a very sweet, loveable dog. Scrappy currently weighs around five pounds, is … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 18

Posted by | January 18, 2019 12:00 am

350 – General Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor.
474 – Seven-year-old Leo II succeeds his maternal grandfather Leo I as Byzantine emperor. He dies ten months later.
532 – Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
1126 – Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
1486 – King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
1535 – Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founds Lima, the capital of Peru.
1562 – Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
1591 – King Naresuan … Read the rest

Final four candidates selected for District 2 Superintendent

Posted by | January 17, 2019 6:00 pm

This past summer, Manning residents were saddened with the news that Superintendent John Tindal will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. After so many years of service, Tindal will leave big shoes to fill.

The District has been searching for a replacement with the intent to have a new superintendent ready to go by summer when Tindal steps down. In partnership with the South Carolina School Board Association (SCSBA), the District put together a list of characteristics and qualifications it wanted in a new superintendent. The SCSBA also assisted with a community electronic survey, allowing community members … Read the rest

Manning man arrested for attempted murder

Posted by | January 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Dequan Quamayne McFadden, 28, of 5602 Burnt Branch Road, was arrested when he turned himself in on January 14, 2019, and charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime, and Unlawful Carry of a Pistol.

According to police reports, on January 13, a black male, later identified as McFadden, walked into the Save-Way Convenient Store at 10 E Winfield Drive in Manning. Surveillance video shows McFadden entering into an altercation with another black male, later identified as Corey Michael Phillips, while inside the store.

As seen on the video, Phillips attempted to move away from McFadden. … Read the rest

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity girls and boys and JV boys

Posted by | January 17, 2019 10:54 am

Clarendon Hall varsity boys traveled to Blackville on Tuesday to take on Jefferson Davis in a region match up and came away with an 80-42 victory. The Saints were led by Traveon Davis with 40 points. Zyan Gilmore added 14 points and six rebounds while Tyrese Mitchum totaled six points with seven rebounds. Jefferson Davis was led by Saint Davis and Tyler Sauls with 13 points each. The Saints are now 16-0 on the season with a 7-0 region record. The Saints will travel to Andrew Jackson on Friday.

Clarendon Hall varsity girls picked up their second region win of … Read the rest

Local student named Miss North Charleston Teen 2019

Posted by | January 17, 2019 8:24 am

Laurence Manning Academy junior Reilly Ray was crowned Miss North Charleston Teen 2019 on January 12 in a pageant held at Trident Technical College’s College Center. Ray performed a lyrical dance for her talent. She plans to spend her year promoting her platform “A1 See Me,” which is bring awareness about Type 1 Diabetes. Ray plans to earn her bachelor’s degree in marketing and work in fashion retail.

For a full story, see the January 24 edition of The Manning Times.

Today in History: Jan. 17

Posted by | January 17, 2019 12:00 am

38 BC – Octavian divorces his wife Scribonia and marries Livia Drusilla, ending the fragile peace between the Second Triumvirate and Sextus Pompey.
395 – Upon the death of Emperor Theodosius I, the Roman Empire is permanently divided into the Eastern Roman Empire under Arcadius, and the Western Roman Empire under Honorius.
1287 – King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Menorca.
1377 – Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
1524 – Giovanni da Verrazzano sets sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.
1562 – France recognizes the Huguenots by … Read the rest

Award-winning children’s author coming to Manning

Posted by | January 16, 2019 11:00 am

Manning Elementary School wished to bring a children’s author to Clarendon County to visit with the children and enlisted the help of the Harvin Clarendon County Library.

On Tuesday, January 29, award-winning children’s author John Claude Bemis will visit Manning. During the day, he will spend time in several classrooms at Manning Elementary. The day will culminate in a county-wide event at Weldon from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

At the evening event, the first 200 children to arrive will receive a free book.

Bemis has written multiple books, including his multiple-award-winning novel, The Nine Pound Hammer. He also wrote a picture … Read the rest


Posted by | January 16, 2019 9:21 am

The LMA JV girls list to OP on Tuesday with a final score of 41-6. Paisley Anderson, Raegan Barrett and Carleigh Moore each scored two points.

The Team plays at Northside Christian in Columbia on Friday.

Today in History: Jan. 16

Posted by | January 16, 2019 12:00 am

27 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
378 – General Siyaj K’ak’ conquers Tikal, enlarging the domain of King Spearthrower Owl of Teotihuacán.
550 – Gothic War: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
929 – Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Córdoba.
1120 – The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1362 – A storm tide in the North Sea ravages the … Read the rest

Warm weather, wet weather

Posted by | January 15, 2019 5:00 pm

Weather, weather, weather. It’s a common topic these days, especially in light of the unseasonably warm temperatures we’re enjoying this January.

Last January, by this point, many of us were just thawing out after being snowed in with several inches of snow and ice. According to, the high temperatures ranged between the mid-30s to low 40s, with lows in the teens and low 20s. On average, the temperatures were 10-20 degrees below normal.

Not so for this January. We’ve swung to the opposite end of that spectrum with temps 15-20 degrees above normal with highs in the 60s and … Read the rest

January Democratic Party meeting

Posted by | January 15, 2019 11:00 am

At the January Democratic Party meeting on January 3, Senator Kevin Johnson offered a legislative update. Legislative session began on Tuesday, and Johnson was looking forward to the increased funding for the state this year, with over a billion dollars in additional money. Half of this is non-recurring and half recurring.

“With the non-recurring money, we will repair voting machines, colleges and universities and state-owned buildings,” said Johnson. “With the recurring money, I feel we need to do something for our teachers and state employees.”

Johnson further went on to discuss proposed bills to give teachers and state employees a … Read the rest

Community eligibility provision

Posted by | January 15, 2019 4:21 am

The Clarendon School District One has released the following information:

Effective through June 30, 2019

Clarendon School District One is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2018-2019 school year. Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(l))(the law) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision. All students enrolled in the school/district … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 15

Posted by | January 15, 2019 12:00 am

AD 69 – Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but rules for only three months before committing suicide.
1541 – King Francis I of France gives Jean-François Roberval a commission to settle the province of New France (Canada) and provide for the spread of the “Holy Catholic faith”.
1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
1582 – Truce of Yam-Zapolsky: Russia cedes Livonia to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1759 – The British Museum opens.
1777 – American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present-day Vermont) declares its independence.
1782 – Superintendent of … Read the rest

What’s in your house?

Posted by | January 14, 2019 5:00 pm

Have you seen the commercial about getting your taxes done? Some people are talking about an income tax preparation company. They will do your income taxes on the phone or online. One of the people in the commercial remarks that he won’t even have to leave the house to get his taxes prepared. He seemed pleased he could stay home.

Right after that commercial was an ad for using a system that allowed you to get stamps and mailing supplies. You didn’t have to go to the post office. This postage system would come to your house. You prepared the … Read the rest

Solar farms will increase Clarendon County’s tax dollars

Posted by | January 14, 2019 11:00 am

The first of three planned solar farms built by Southern Current has been completed on Racoon Road and Highway 301. However, two more will be completed in 2019, one on Highway 301 near the new BCA plant in Summerton and one outside Summerton, also on Highway 301.

With the new solar farms popping up, questions have been asked what they are for and about how these will affect Clarendon County residents.

According to Clarendon County Economic Development Executive Director George Kosinski, these first three solar farms are each on roughly 20 acres of land and will each produce three megawatts … Read the rest

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