Man faces more time after jail escape

Posted by | September 12, 2017 12:10 pm

A Manning man who was in custody at the Clarendon County Detention Center for a bench warrant for simple possession of marijuana now faces up to a year in prison after allegedly escaping from the jail last week. Bobby Childers was charged Sept. 6 with escape from prison or detention center after leaving the jail and leading law enforcement on a two-hour manhunt throughout the downtown area. Police Chief Blair Shaffer said that Childers was found at a home on S.C. 260 near Clarendon Gas. The suspect allegedly told law enforcement that he escaped because he was hungry. “He said… Read the rest

Duke wins big at Swainsboro Speedway

Posted by | September 12, 2017 7:43 am

Manning native David “Banjo” Duke has been racing in some form or another since he was 8 years old. The 31 year old took first place and $2,500 at Swainsboro Speedway in Swainsboro, Georgia, this past weekend, his fourth victory of the season in the Crate Late Model series. “We were into horses and rodeos growing up,” Duke said of his start in racing. “I was buddies with Gib Gibbons, Ed Gibbons’ son. They took me to a go-kart race.” Duke got to drive his first go-kart and promptly wrecked. “I actually had to go to the hospital,” he said.… Read the rest

Today in History: Tuesday, Sept. 12

Posted by | September 12, 2017 12:00 am

490 BC – Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece. 372 – Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin dynasty. 1185 – Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos brutally put to death in Constantinople. 1213 – Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret. 1229 – Battle of Portopí: The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at… Read the rest

Found Dog

Posted by | September 11, 2017 8:00 pm

This dog was found in Manning by the Greene family. Call (803) 460-4377 if you know who he or she belongs to.

Duke mobilized for ‘widespread power outages’

Posted by | September 11, 2017 7:59 pm

Officials with Duke Energy say the company is prepared for potentially widespread power outages in South Carolina throughout Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph from what is now Tropical Storm Irma are blowing trees and large branches onto power lines throughout the state. Restoration could take several days in certain areas, depending on the severity of damage to Duke Energy’s electric distribution system. “More than 4,500 storm responders, including power line workers, tree professionals, damage assessors and support personnel, are positioned across North Carolina and South Carolina, ready to quickly respond to power… Read the rest

Flood Advisory issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | September 11, 2017 6:25 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for southwestern Clarendon County until 9:15 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that wil cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Two to four inches of rain has already fallen in part of southern Clarendon County.

Tuesday delays, closings and cancelations

Posted by | September 11, 2017 4:29 pm

The following includes all the delays, closings and cancelations provided to throughout the past few days. To add your closing, please email SCHOOLS All Clarendon County schools, public and private, will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Manning, Scott’s Branch and East Clarendon high schools will serve as storm shelters beginning 3 p.m. Sunday. Clarendon County Adult Education will not hold classes Monday or Tuesday. Stokes Christian Academy will be closed Tuesday. COLLEGES Central Carolina Technical College will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday. Morris College will be closed Tuesday. PUBLIC OFFICES Clarendon County offices will operate on… Read the rest

McMaster: SC not out of the woods yet

Posted by | September 11, 2017 4:12 pm

Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday afternoon that residents are not in the clear yet, though the brunt of Tropical Storm Irma did not bring the threat officials previously thought it would. “We’re very proud of how the citizens have responded to our urgings and warnings and information,” McMaster said. “This is a plan that went according to how it was devised. The hurricane gave us a little break by going slightly in another direction from what was planned, but it’s still a dangerous storm that still has a lot of danger out there.” Clarendon County remains under a High Wind… Read the rest

600 without power now in Clarendon County

Posted by | September 11, 2017 1:28 pm

Santee Electric Cooperative is reporting about 556 homes without power as of 1:27 p.m. Monday, while Duke Energy is reporting about 80 homes without power in Clarendon County.

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