Monthly Archives: May 2016

Today in History …

Posted on May 19, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1649 – An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
1802 – Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
1828 – U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
1921 – The United States Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
1950 – Egypt announces that the Suez Canal is closed to Israeli ships and commerce.
1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place … Read the rest

New Tech students have End of Course blitz

Posted on May 18, 2016 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

New Tech students in grades nine through 11 are taking part in an End of Course blitz as they get ready to take statewide assessments in English I, Algebra I, Biology and U.S. History. Students realize that while it is great to attend a New Tech school, they are not exempt from the EOC. Teachers are collaborating, sharing ideas and maximizing teamwork to finish another year strong EOC strong that is.
The school’s blitz gives the students one more opportunity to review concepts they were taught throughout the year. The blitz is an aggressive, fast-paced activity that each teacher uses … Read the rest

Swampcats defeat Wilson Hall

Posted on May 18, 2016 9:09 pm by Breanna Bradham

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats won 4-3 in extra innings Wednesday against Wilson Hall to keep themselves alive in the best-two-out-of-three state championship series. The team plays again Thursday at a neutral location that will be announced.

Lady Wolverines end season with second loss to Dixie at state

Posted on May 18, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines fell 4-0 on Wednesday night at home to Dixie in the state championship finals. This was the second game the Lady Wolverines lost in the best-two-out-of-three series, giving Dixie the championship.

Lady Swampcats remain in state with home win

Posted on May 18, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via iPhone

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated Thomas Sumter Academy 5-0 at home on Wednesday in Game 2 of the state finals. The teams will play in the final game at 5 p.m. Thursday at Lakewood High School in Sumter.

Summerton woman dies in wreck

Posted on May 18, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 65-year-old Summerton woman was killed Wednesday morning after the van in which she was riding ran off the side of Luke Godwin Road and struck an embankment.
Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said Clarendon EMS performed CPR on Nancy Gibson at the scene before transporting her to Clarendon Memorial Hospital, where she died from blunt force trauma. No autopsy will be performed, Mock said.
S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said that Gibson was the passenger in a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Coy Gibson. Both subjects were wearing seatbelts. Coy Gibson was transported … Read the rest

Wreck with no injuries blocking I-95

Posted on May 18, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Interstate 95 is blocked behind the northbound lanes at the 131 mile-marker due to a wreck with no injuries. Traffic will definitely be slow.

Wreck with injuries at Luke Godwin Road, Daphne Lane

Posted on May 18, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at Luke Godwin Road and Daphne Lane.

Koozie Kontest: Carly Floyd and Kendall Sexton

Posted on May 18, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted by Reader

Carly Floyd and Kendall Sexton entered this picture in the 3rd annual Koozie Kontest, sponsored by Land, Parker and Welch. The koozies feature the law offices of Land, Parker and Welch, and can be obtained at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. We are also dropping them off at various Clarendon County businessess. Get yours, take a unique picture with it, and send it to, and we will post it on our website. We will then share it to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES (NOT LIKES or VIEWS) on Facebook will be our … Read the rest

Council passes retirement, health benefits amendment

Posted on May 18, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning City Council voted Monday night during its regular monthly meeting to approve an ordinance amendment that will allow the city to provide health insurance and retirement benefits beginning in spring 2018.
“The state insurance allows city council to have insurance and retirement benefits as they are treated as full-time employees,” said Manning Administrator Scott Tanner. “With that said, we have to modify our ordinance to allow the city to offer this to them and pay the employer portion of it.”
Tanner said the ordinance is written to not take effect until after the next election in April 2018.
“With … Read the rest

Sen. Leatherman talks about House, possible Senate veto

Posted on May 18, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Mobile Library Schedule: Wednesday, May 18

Posted on May 18, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Shake Store on Kingstree Highway.

Important dates for Adult Education

Posted on May 18, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted via Email

Adult Ed will have Summer Session I from June 13-30. New students must register and take a placement test at 8:30 a.m. June 13. This is the only new student registration date Adult Ed will offer in June. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday from June 13-30. Returning students must have the approval of staff to attend summer classes.
WorkKeys testing and the opportunity to earn a national career readiness certificate will continue at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays through the end of June. The tests are free and open to community members. Please call (803) 473-2531 … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on May 18, 2016 12:12 am by Staff Reports

332 – Constantine the Great announced free distributions of food to the citizens in Constantinople.
1096 – First Crusade: Around 800 Jews are massacred in Worms, Germany
1152 – Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
1268 – The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Siege of Antioch.
1291 – Fall of Acre, the end of Crusader presence in the Holy Land
1302 – Bruges Matins, the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by members of the local Flemish militia.
1388 – During the Battle of Buyur Lake, General … Read the rest

Summerton woman earns degree from Jefferson College

Posted on May 17, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

Summerton resident Elizabeth Lynn Adams graduated magna cum laude May 6 with an associate of applied science degree from the occupational therapy assistant program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences during the college’s spring commencement ceremony at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia.
The ceremony marked the graduation of 225 Jefferson College students completing their studies at the College for the 2015-2016 school year.
Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.” The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is an affiliate of … Read the rest

LMA state games postponed til Wednesday

Posted on May 17, 2016 5:05 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Laurence Manning Academy softball and baseball games have been postponed until Wednesday due to inclement weather. The ladies will play Thomas Sumter at 5 p.m. Wednesday, while the boys will play Wilson Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

House overrides Haley’s farm bill veto

Posted on May 17, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The South Carolina House of Representatives voted 112-2 on Tuesday to overturn Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of the state’s Farm Aid Bill, which could supply up to $40 million to farmers hit by October’s historic floods.
The vote was an increase from the bill’s initial 95-6 vote in February. The bill now heads to the Senate where it is expected to be approved by more members than needed for a two-thirds majority to override the veto.
Haley said Monday after vetoing the bill that the aid is “an unprecedented bailout for a single industry affected by last year’s flooding.”
Haley … Read the rest

Posted on May 17, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

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Store employees charged for alleged wildlife offenses

Posted on May 17, 2016 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

Residents stopping in at Lane’s on S.C. 260 on Monday were greeted by locked doors after the state Department of Natural Resources arrested several individuals for alleged offenses against state laws pertaining to wildlife.
“The warrants are the result of an investigation that has been ongoing over the past year,” said Capt. Robert McCullough, a DNR spokesman. “The agency will now await a court date.”
Those charged include Toi Phan with two counts of purchase of unlawful alligator, five counts of purchase of venison and three counts of criminal conspiracy; Mingh Phan with two counts each of purchase of unlawful … Read the rest

Meet the Candidates Forum to be held Thursday in Gable

Posted on May 17, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

All Clarendon County candidates for the 2016 election cycle are invited to participate at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Clarendon County Meet the Candidates Forum at Melina Presbyterian Church, 3539 Black River Road in Gable. A spaghetti supper will be served immediately after the program. For more information, call Tia Brogdon at (803) 460-1001.


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