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 weather.gov, 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

Today in History: Jan. 14

Posted by | January 14, 2019 12:00 am

1301 – Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Árpád dynasty in Hungary.
1343 – Arnošt of Pardubice becomes the last bishop of Prague and, subsequently, the first Archbishop of Prague.
1539 – Spain annexes Cuba.
1639 – The “Fundamental Orders”, the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
1761 – The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1784 – American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States – Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
1814 – Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI … Read the rest

The passing of a local icon

Posted by | January 13, 2019 5:00 pm

Many in Clarendon County have become familiar with the large red building behind the Farmers’ Market, fondly known to some as “The Red Barn.”

Originally called the Levi Warehouse, the side-gabled, one-story warehouse was built sometime between 1912 and 1923, possibly after the original building was destroyed by a tornado in 1915, according to the National Register. The Register further states the side sheds were added some time after 1953.

Built as a tobacco barn, the building was repurposed over the decades. The Register states that according to Sanborn Fire Insurance Company maps from 1933 to 1953, the building was … Read the rest

Clarendon County students get homework help

Posted by | January 13, 2019 11:00 am

Clarendon County officials, Manning City officials and Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce officials stand with Marsha Evans as she cuts the ribbon on her tutoring center.

Struggling students now have a growing option in Clarendon County. On the second anniversary of opening its doors, the Higher Learning Tutoring Center hosted its official ribbon cutting on January 2. City and county officials, along with Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce officials, were present to kick off the event.

“I think all of us as parents and grandparents know how important reading is and how that opens the world regardless of where you’re from,” said Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart. “We certainly congratulate you all and thank you for what you’re doing.”

Mayor Julia Nelson could not be … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 13

Posted by | January 13, 2019 12:00 am

532 – Nika riots in Constantinople.
1435 – Sicut Dudum, forbidding the enslavement of the Guanche natives in Canary Islands by the Spanish, is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV.
1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
1607 – The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
1793 – Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville, representative of Revolutionary France, lynched by a mob in Rome
1797 – French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel … Read the rest

FINAL: Clarendon Hall – all teams

Posted by | January 12, 2019 9:52 pm

Clarendon Hall varsity boys Basketball defeated Holly Hill Academy Friday in Summerton by a score of 80-25.With nine players in the scoring column, the Saints were led by Zyan Gilmore with 20 points. Trae Davis added 15, and Tyrese Mitchum had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Kade Elliott finished with eight points and six rebounds. The Saints are 15-0 on the season and 6-0 in region play.

Box Score: Gilmore 20, Davis 15, Mitchum 10, Horton nine, Elliott eight, Boyd six, Black four, Hill three and Bolyston two.

Clarendon Hall varsity girls lost to Holly Hill Academy by a score … Read the rest

MHS ring found, looking for owner

Posted by | January 12, 2019 9:46 pm

Lost and found alert. 1935 Manning High School class ring with initials MEB engraved on the inside. Please share to help locate the owner.

Manning Junior High boys recommit to personal responsibility

Posted by | January 12, 2019 5:00 pm

Monday morning brought young male students at Manning Junior High School to a second semester recommitment ceremony for the Beau Tie Club. The Club stresses personal responsibility, academic efforts and social awareness.

Begun in 2014, the club originally had nine members. Tyrone Cummings, a Math Interventionist, AVID Coordinator and Original Six Program Coordinator, serves as the club’s sponsor and chairperson.

“I knew he was the right person to put in charge,” said Manning Junior High Principal Terrie Ard. “He is the biggest mentor the kids have here.”

The Club is open school-wide, although the Club does try to draw in … Read the rest

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