McKnight provides legislative update

Posted by | February 25, 2019 3:00 pm

Representative Cezar McKnight, from Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties, provided the following legislative update.

The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3659, a bill furthering voluntary programs that make use of RENEWABLE ENERGY generation resources, such as solar power, and establishing ELECTRICAL POWER CUSTOMER CONSUMER PROTECTIONS in order to: shield customers from rising utility costs; provide opportunities for customer measures to reduce or manage consumption from electrical utilities in a manner that contributes to reductions in utility peak electrical demand and other drivers of electrical utility costs; and, equip customers with the information and ability to manage … Read the rest


Nicaraguan culture comes to Manning

Posted by | February 25, 2019 2:42 pm

What do Jonah and the Whale, Nicaraguan folk dancing and the message of Jesus have in common? Meet the Capital on the Edge Nicavangelists, who visited Manning this past week, teaching not only the message of Jesus but also awakening minds to a different culture than is normally found in South Carolina.

The team arrived on February 14 and performed at Manning High School on February 15 and Grace Christian Church in Manning on February 17. Between those dates, they spent time out in the community, performing impromptu dances and witnessing to everyone along the way.

The group of young … Read the rest


T-ball coach needed

Posted by | February 25, 2019 1:50 pm

Clarendon County Recreation is in need of a T-Ball volunteer coach for ages 4-5. The coach must be 21 years old or older. If the County doesn’t find a coach soon, the kids won’t be able to play this year. If you are interested in coaching T-ball, call (803) 473-3543 ASAP!


Board of Trustees Clarendon School District Two special called board meeting

Posted by | February 25, 2019 8:34 am

Monday, February 25, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. District Office Boardroom

Proposed Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Moment of Silence
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Media Notification
  5. Approval of Agenda
  6. Public Comment
  7. Executive Session
    1. Contractual Matter
    2. Recommendations/Reports on Employee Matters
  8. Open Session (Action may be taken if necessary or appropriate on matters discussed in Executive Session.)
    1. Contractual Matter
    2. Recommendations/Reports on Employee Matters
  9. Information from the Superintendent
  10. Adjournment

Today in History: Feb. 25

Posted by | February 25, 2019 12:00 am

138 – The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
493 – Odoacer surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege and agrees to a mediated peace with Theoderic the Great.
628 – Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
1336 – Four thousand defenders of Pilėnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
1631 – François de Bassompierre, a French courtier, is arrested on Richelieu’s orders.
1797 – Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000–1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion … Read the rest


Today in History: Feb. 25

Posted by | February 25, 2019 12:00 am

138 – The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
493 – Odoacer surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege and agrees to a mediated peace with Theoderic the Great.
628 – Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
1336 – Four thousand defenders of Pilėnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
1631 – François de Bassompierre, a French courtier, is arrested on Richelieu’s orders.
1797 – Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000–1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion … Read the rest


OBITUARY: Russell Monroe Riggs Sr.

Posted by | February 24, 2019 5:40 pm

Russell Monroe Riggs, Sr., 94, widower of Sidelle Poston Riggs, died Saturday, February 23, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon.

Born April 8, 1924, in Manning, he was a son of the late Nelson Monroe Riggs and the late Ellosie Smoak Riggs. He was a WWII US Army veteran. He was retired from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

He is survived by two sons, Russell M. Riggs, Jr. (Lola) of Manning and Harold Riggs (Joyce) of Lexington; a daughter, Kathy Ward (Ray) of Manning; seven grandchildren, Darrell Woodard, Denise Godwin, Missey Ward, Sharon Golembesky, Ron Riggs, Michelle Coker and Billy Read the rest



$1,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest

Posted by | February 24, 2019 12:01 am

Suspect(s) broke into an unnamed local vehicle shop sometime between 6 p.m. February 19 and 7:15 a.m. February 20. The suspect(s) stole over $20,000 worth of tools and equipment from the Manning-area shop, located at 4515 Hwy 260. This included a 1950 Coca-Cola button, a Hilti hammer drill, a red Lincoln 125 welder, a Miller 185 welder, a Miller Spectrum 375 plasma cutter, a Hitachi nail gun, a red and white Honda CRF 80cc dirt bike, a DeWalt chop saw, several car parts, tools, antiques, antique signs and computer monitors.

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Midlands Crime … Read the rest


FINAL: Manning High School

Posted by | February 23, 2019 8:29 pm

The Mighty Manning High School Monarchs are still the 3A Region Champs, but their journey to the State Championship came to end tonight after Ridgeland-Hardeeville Jaguars win 56 to 51 tonight in their Lower State game! Head Coach Roland Shuler and the Monarchs had a great season and will rebuild and be ready to go all the way next year.




Ribbon Cutting on new clinic in Turbeville

Posted by | February 23, 2019 10:00 am

Photo courtesy of Chris M. Moore

Palmetto Heath-USC Family Medicine held a ribbon-cutting and open house for Turbeville Family Practice on Friday, Feb. 22. For the full story, see the February 28 edition of The Manning Times.


Communities celebrate safety with 8th annual SC Walk and Roll to School Day

Posted by | February 23, 2019 8:30 am

Rock Hill’s India Hook Elementary School’s staff re-routed the morning traffic so that bus riders, walkers, and car riders could walk together from the nearby neighborhood in their Pirate Parade. The Rock Hill Police Department directed traffic, while parents and staff volunteered to supervise the event. Some students said they want to do it everyday.

The eighth annual South Carolina Walk to School Day (SC WTSD) is Wednesday, March 6.

Organized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School Program, South Carolina Walk to School Day will be held March 6, 2019. The event is part … Read the rest



Today in History: Feb. 23

Posted by | February 23, 2019 12:00 am

303 – Roman emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.
532 – Byzantine emperor Justinian I orders the building of a new Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople – the Hagia Sophia.
1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
1554 – Mapuche forces, under the leadership of Lautaro, score a victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Marihueñu in Chile.
1739 – At York Castle, the outlaw Dick Turpin is identified by his former schoolteacher. Turpin had been … Read the rest


OBITUARY: Dorothy Knight Barrett

Posted by | February 22, 2019 8:28 pm

Dorothy Knight Barrett, 92, widow of Samuel Barrett, died Friday, February 22, 2019, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility.

Born December 19, 1926, in Florence, she was a daughter of the late Jack Robert Knight and the late Mellie Stone Knight. She was a member of Manning First Baptist Church and the T.E.L. Sunday school class. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to read, cook and work in her yard. She loved her church and church family.

She is survived by four daughters, Shirley Strickland of North Myrtle Beach, SandRead the rest



Can you identify this man?

Posted by | February 22, 2019 1:41 pm


Per a request from the Charleston County Coroners Office, we were asked to share this sketch for identification purposes. They currently have an unidentified black male in their morgue and have done a sketch of him in hopes of identification. The details are as following: Adult black male, Age 18-35, Height 6′, Weight 185 lbs, no scars, tattoos, or birth marks, no missing teeth or dental work. If you have any information, please call the Charleston County Deputy Coroner, Christina J. Harrison at 843-746-4030 or cjharrison@charlestoncounty.org. Please share.



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