Get your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

Posted by | February 4, 2019 1:30 pm

By Chris Jenkins, Public Affairs Specialist

Social Security Administration

Tax season is approaching, and Social Security has made replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you can get a copy of your 1099 anytime and anywhere you want using our online services.

A Social Security 1099 is a tax form Social Security mails each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from Social Security in the previous year so you know how much Social Security … Read the rest

Johnson receives third Legislator of the Year award for 2018

Posted by | February 4, 2019 11:00 am

Senator Kevin Johnson was honored for the third time as 2018 Legislator of the Year for his work in the South Carolina Senate.

Johnson won his first senate race in 2013, after serving as Manning’s mayor for 11 years and as a Representative for a year. This past November, Johnson won his most recent race, with voters choosing to send him back to Columbia to continue his work in the Senate.

Johnson has made great strides while in office, earning the respect of his colleagues. He has also earned the respect of several non-legislative entities, which have chosen to honor … Read the rest

Local student wins competition in Atlanta

Posted by | February 4, 2019 10:00 am

Kyler Demery, a senior at Manning High School, was an event participant in the Ultimate Sugar Show hosted at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta from November 8-11. Kyler competed in the single tier cake decorating competition and the holiday cookie baking competition. Kyler claimed 2nd prize in the cake decorating event with his “Marvel Black Panther” inspired theme. He also claimed 2nd prize in the holiday-themed cookie event.

Kyler is a Culinary Arts 2 student at F.E. DuBose Career Center with instructor Jean Shaw. Kyler’s future aspirations are to attend college and double major in Culinary Arts and Business.… Read the rest

What is Clarendon County Economic Development?

Posted by | February 4, 2019 7:30 am

Clarendon County Economic Development (CCED) and its executive director, George Kosinski, have hit the news recently with stories such as the BCA expansion or the Love’s Travel Plaza. However, some residents are still scratching their heads wondering what this particular government department really does for the county.

According to their website, the Clarendon County Economic Development team “promotes the success of existing industry and recruits companies and entrepreneurs worldwide to be part of our exciting future and join our growing economy.” It further states they are “continually investing in industry and workforce development, infrastructure improvements and initiatives that enhance overall … Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 4

Posted by | February 4, 2019 12:06 am

211 – Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies at Eboracum (modern York, England) while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians. He leaves the empire in the control of his two quarrelling sons.
634 – Battle of Dathin: Rashidun forces under Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan defeat an outnumbered Byzantine force near Gaza in Palestine.
960 – The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
1169 – A strong earthquake struck the Ionian coast of Sicily, causing tens of thousands of injuries and deaths, especially … Read the rest

Law Enforcement searches for car thief

Posted by | February 3, 2019 8:30 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office continues the search for a Manning man who allegedly stole a 2016 Dodge Challenger on January 22. Arrest warrants have been issued for Jordan Trevon Hanson, 17.

Hanson allegedly stole the Charger from 2125 Sumter Highway in Manning around 5:40 pm.

“Deputies spotted the vehicle on Highway 521 traveling toward Sumter shortly after the vehicle was stolen and attempted to stop it, resulting in a pursuit,” said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley.

According to Baxley, the vehicle turned onto a dead-end road a short distance into Sumter County. Hanson and another perpetrator drove the Charger … Read the rest

Pets of the week

Posted by | February 3, 2019 6:30 pm

Padme is a five-month-old, black and white, female Beagle/Dachshund Mix. She currently weighs around 20 pounds, is current on all of her age-appropriate vaccinations, and has been spayed. Padme loves to cuddle as well as play. She was very shy when she came in, but she is coming out of her shell. Padme is great with kids and gets along well with other dogs. If you are interested in this sweet and loveable puppy, you can get pre-approved to adopt by submitting your adoption application online at


Anna Marie is a one-year-old, black with white, female Domestic … Read the rest

Man arrested for car theft

Posted by | February 3, 2019 4:30 pm

Clarendon County Deputies arrested Herman Nelson, 30, on January 26 after a high-speed chase through the county.

Nelson allegedly stole a 2017 Chrysler 200 from Berkeley County. Deputies received a BOLO alert on the car and later spotted it on Greeleyville Highway entering Manning. When deputies attempted to stop Nelson, he fled in the car, resulting in a pursuit.

“Deputies pursued the vehicle through Manning and down Highway 260, where the suspect turned and proceeded back toward Manning,” said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley.

Deputies finally stopped Nelson in the IGA parking lot in Manning. Nelson was arrested and charged … Read the rest

Manning man awarded gold stars and named to dean’s list at The Citadel

Posted by | February 3, 2019 3:01 pm

Louis Brems – The Citadel

Christopher Jordan of Manning was named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at The Citadel, among 1,067 cadets recognized for their outstanding work during the fall 2018 semester.

The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester.

Jordan went beyond this and was also awarded gold stars for fall 2018, along with 445 other cadets and students recognized for … Read the rest

Stabbing victim leads investigators to arrest

Posted by | February 3, 2019 2:30 pm

McLeod Health Clarendon notified the Clarendon County Sheriff’s office of an assault victim admitted on January 27 around 3:30 a.m., and deputies responded immediately. The victim, unnamed at this time, had been stabbed and had 13 lacerations, along with additional injuries.

“Deputies spoke with a witness who was also at the hospital,” said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley. “The witness stated the incident occurred at Miss Victoria’s River Road Saloon at 6464 Kenwood Road.”

According to the witness, the victim and a suspect later identified as Keith Brian Oneal, got into a physical fight, during which the victim was stabbed. … Read the rest

Cotillion debutantes

Posted by | February 3, 2019 2:06 pm

The Daughters of Esther Cotillion presented four debutantes at the first annual ball, which was held on January 26 at The F. E. DuBose Career Center in Manning.

Ariyonia Ladaisa Busby, escorted by Jordan Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Willie Jean Shaw. Ariyonia was also crowned Miss Cotillion.

Camryn D’yani Cousar, escorted by her uncle, Charles Pendergrass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Rosa Pendergrass. Camryn was crowned 3rd Runner-Up.

Candace Lashawn Dozier, escorted by her brother, Jason Dozier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel and Cindy Dozier. Candace was crowned 1st Runner-Up.

Dyamond Patrice Spann, … Read the rest

FINAL: Clarendon Hall

Posted by | February 3, 2019 1:52 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball defeated Colleton Prep on Friday at home by a score of 98-52. The Saints were led by Junior Zyan Gilmore’s 40 points and 10 rebounds which put Gilmore over 1,000 points at Clarendon Hall. Traevon Davis added 18 points, and Kylic Horton had 14 points with 10 rebounds. Jordan Boyd also ended in double figures with 10 points. Tyrese Mitchum also grabbed 11 rebounds. The Saints are now 23-0 on the season and 12-0 in region play. The Saints will travel to Holly Hill Academy on Tuesday.

Clarendon Hall varsity girls lost to Colleton Prep … Read the rest


Posted by | February 3, 2019 1:48 pm

The Laurence Manning JV girls lost to Orangeburg Prep on Friday with a final score of 20-46. Scoring for LMA were Paisley Anderson and Reagan Barrett with five points each, Madison Truett with four points and Callie Thompson, Eaddy Gamble and LB Brogdon with two points each. The team is now 1-6 on region. They will play at Pinewood Prep on Monday.

Government shutdown may still impact Clarendon County

Posted by | February 3, 2019 12:30 pm

On Friday, congressional leaders and President Donald Trump came to an agreement to reopen the Federal government and bring Federal workers back to their jobs, with a three-week time clock ticking. While Clarendon County is home to a regional USDA office, which was affected by the shutdown, most Clarendon businesses don’t depend on Federal jobs. However, the County can still be further impacted if the shutdown resumes after February 15.

On top of those who work at the USDA office in Manning and the few residents who may work outside the County at Federal jobs in other counties, the City … Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 3

Posted by | February 3, 2019 12:00 am

1112 – Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona and Douce I, Countess of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
1377 – More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are killed by the Condottieri (papal armed forces) in the “Cesena Bloodbath”.
1451 – Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
1488 – Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
1509 – The Portuguese navy defeats a joint fleet of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic … Read the rest

Posted by | February 2, 2019 8:37 am

The Lions Club will have FREE pancakes and FREE Diabetes Screenings from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday, February 2 at the Manning Restaurant. Donations are welcomed to help them to continue to provide FREE Glucose and Vision screenings, FREE glasses for some, exams and more in our community. Contact Jim Boykin at (803) 472-0054 if you’d like to donate or get more information.

Today in History: Feb. 2

Posted by | February 2, 2019 12:00 am

506 – Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates the Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum), a collection of “Roman law”.
880 – Battle of Lüneburg Heath: King Louis III is defeated by the Norse Great Heathen Army at Lüneburg Heath in Saxony.
962 – Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
1032 – Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes king of Burgundy.
1141 – The Battle of Lincoln, at which Stephen, King of England is defeated and captured by the allies of … Read the rest

FINAL: MHS varsity boys

Posted by | February 1, 2019 11:00 pm

Congrats  to Coach Rolando Shuler, Mark Turner, Terrance Morales, Keenan Brown, Travis Johnson, John Fulton Sr., Jersey Logan Sr. and the Mighty Manning High School Monarch Kings on their win against Hanahan, with a final score of 61-32.

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