Today in History: Wednesday, July 12

Posted by | July 12, 2017 12:00 am

927 – King Constantine II of Scotland, King Hywel Dda of Deheubarth, Ealdred of Bamburgh and King Owain of the Cumbrians accepted the overlordship of King Æthelstan of England, leading to seven years of peace in the north. 1191 – Third Crusade: Saladin’s garrison surrenders to Philip Augustus, ending the two-year siege of Acre. 1470 – The Ottomans capture Euboea. 1493 – Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published. 1527 – Lê Cung Hoàng ceded the throne to Mạc Đăng Dung, ending the Lê dynasty and starting the Mạc dynasty. 1543 – King Henry… Read the rest

Former presidential police escort to hold book signing

Posted by | July 11, 2017 10:17 pm

Joseph Corbin worked as a motorcycle cop in the Washington, D.C. area for nearly three decades, escorting five U.S. presidents as part of his duties. The 91-year-old Seminole, Florida, resident will be talking about his working relationship with some of the most powerful men in the world from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Fayz at the Lake off S.C. 260, where he will hold a signing for his book, “The President’s Escort.” “I’m the only person who has escorted five presidents,” said Corbin. “No one else has ever done that, and no one will anymore because they don’t just allow one… Read the rest

Sara Elizabeth DuBose Williamson

Posted by | July 11, 2017 5:57 pm

Sara Elizabeth DuBose Williamson, 75, of Bethlehem, Georgia, and formerly of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, peacefully at her home in Bethlehem, after a short fight against pancreatic cancer. Sara graduated from Columbia College in 1964 with a degree in business and retired as a librarian from the Lilburn branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library in Georgia. She was a founding and lifetime member of the Lilburn Woman’s Club. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Elizabeth Williamson Brown (Jeffrey Alan Brown) of Seattle, Washington, Sara Michelle Williamson Kelly (Mark Charles Kelly) of Roswell, Georgia, and Cynthia Adelaide Williamson… Read the rest

Evening Weather: Tuesday, July 11

Posted by | July 11, 2017 4:29 pm

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

16 MHS students attend Citadel leadership course

Posted by | July 11, 2017 2:00 pm

Sixteen Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from Manning High School attended a seven-day Cadet Leadership Course at The Citadel in Charleston in June. Instead of spending the start of their summer vacation sleeping in, they joined more than 370 cadets from more than 25 AFJROTC units from South and North Carolina, Florida and Georgia in the annual challenge, which Manning High School cadets have attended for more than 10 years. U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. Franklin D. Ladson, the senior aerospace science and AFJROTC instructor at Manning High School, said the camp is one of the largest AFJROTC summer… Read the rest

Animal shelter director announces retirement, seeking replacement

Posted by | July 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Sherree Meyer has been a “jack of all trades” during her five-and-a-half years as the director of A Second Chance Animal Shelter. “You have to know human resources, how to hire and, unfortunately, terminate people; you have to know bookkeeping and payroll; you have to know Excel and Powerpoint to do presentations; and you have to know medical (applications) to help the animals,” said Meyer, who has tendered her resignation as director to the shelter Board of Trustees. “You have to know how to do a little bit of everything.” Meyer resigned technically in May, she said, in order to… Read the rest

Shelter seeking full-time director

Posted by | July 11, 2017 1:39 pm

Full-time Shelter Director position open. Payroll, Payroll Taxes, Microsoft Office Suite and Human Resources experience strongly preferred and must be verifiable. Email resumes to asheltercc@ftc-i.net, or apply in person at 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Drug testing and background check will be required.

CCFD pump-testing engines at Taw Caw

Posted by | July 11, 2017 11:06 am

The Clarendon County Fire Department is in its second day of testing fire apparatus. Today, firefighters are at Taw Caw Landing to test a total of six engines. Stop by and say, “Hello,” to your local firefighters.

Ruiz Foods expands existing Florence operation, creates 700 more jobs

Posted by | July 11, 2017 11:05 am

Ruiz Food Products Inc., a producer of frozen food and snack products, is expanding its existing Florence County operations. The $79 million investment is expected to create 705 new jobs over the next several years. “We are honored how the Florence community and the state of South Carolina have embraced our joining their business community,” said Ruiz Food Products Inc. President and CEO Rachel P. Cullen. “The growing demand for our products requires we increase capacity as we continue to service our existing and continually-growing East Coast customer base. This seven-year expansion plan will allow us to do just that.”… Read the rest

Scott, Sanford aim to preserve historic forts

Posted by | July 11, 2017 7:50 am

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Mark Sanford introduced last week the Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Park Act of 2017, which would provide oversight and protection to two of South Carolina’s most significant historic sites, forts Sumter and Moultrie. The pair introduced the legislation in their respective houses on Carolina Day, June 28, a date marking the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island. The battle was fought at Fort Moultrie and “is considered a key patriot victory for the Revolutionary War,” Scott said. “Our state’s history extends well beyond our borders, and runs deep through the… Read the rest


Azalee Stukes Dingle

Posted by | July 11, 2017 5:56 am

Azalee Stukes Dingle, 89, widow of Emanuel Dingle, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at her home. Born Oct. 18, 1927, in the Jordan community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Rufus Stukes Sr. and Mary Billups Stukes. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Manning, with the Rev. Sam Livingston Sr., pastor, officiating. Evangelist Shirley Waiter will preside, assisted by the Rev. Sam Miller, the Rev. Elouise Pompey and the Rev. Jerial Dingle. Burial will follow in the Union Cypress AME Church cemetery. The family will… Read the rest

Morning Weather: Tuesday, July 11

Posted by | July 11, 2017 4:23 am

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet July 11

Posted by | July 11, 2017 2:24 am

A Parkinson’s Support Group will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 11 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Craig Goss of Comfort Keepers will speak about resources for non-medical, in-home care. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854, or email haybrton@gmail.com.

Teach For America maintaining successful MHS partnership

Posted by | July 11, 2017 1:28 am

Teach for America originally began as an idea that came from the senior thesis of a Princeton student in 1989. The idea was that she could help launch a national teaching corps that would serve in high-needs schools. The program was grossly underestimated when it was first launched 27 years ago, but has since expanded throughout the United States since it began in 1989. Manning High School was one of the first schools in South Carolina to hire TFA as an unknown industry. Clarendon School District 2 is the 43rd site to join with TFA, and 2017-18 marks the seventh… Read the rest

Today in History: Tuesday, July 11

Posted by | July 11, 2017 12:00 am

472 – After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in St. Peter’s Basilica and put to death. 813 – Emperor Michael I, under threat by conspiracies, abdicates in favor of his general Leo the Armenian, and becomes a monk (under the name Athanasius). 911 – Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. 1174 – Baldwin IV, 13, becomes King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor. 1302 – Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch):… Read the rest

Pegram recognized for 15 years of service to CCFD

Posted by | July 10, 2017 9:56 pm

Clarendon County Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Pegram was honored Monday night by Clarendon County Council for 15 years of service. He was presented with a certificate and a paperweight with the county emblem by Council chairman Dwight Stewart and Administrator David Epperson.

Levi McDonald

Posted by | July 10, 2017 9:04 pm

Levi McDonald, 54, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at his home in Manning. Born Feb. 1, 1963, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Willie McDonald and Lillie Mae Oliver McDonald. Te family will receive friends at the home, 1100 K.W. Hodge Road in Manning. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

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