Monthly Archives: September 2016

Today in History: Sept. 6

Posted on September 6, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

3114 BC – According to the proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started. (Non-standard interpretation).
394 – Battle of the Frigidus: Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the usurper Eugenius. His Frankish magister militum Arbogast escapes but commits suicide two days later
1492 – Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.
1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate … Read the rest

Posted on September 5, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Jeffords Insurance wins NASCAR contest

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EMS, CCFD responding to person trapped under lawnmower

Posted on September 5, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County EMS and the Clarendon County Fire Department are currently responding to a report of an individual trapped under a lawnmower in the area of the 1300 block of James Loop Road in Manning. Injuries are unknown at this time.

Posted on September 5, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Haley proclaims September Recovery Month

Posted on September 5, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Gov. Nikki Haley has proclaimed September as Recovery Month in South Carolina.
During the month of September, communities statewide are encouraged to recognize the achievement of those who week to overcome the stigma of addiction and secure the benefits of substance abuse treatment and recovery.
The theme of this year’s Recovery Month in South Carolina is “Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!”
“Educating our communities about how substance use disorders affect all people is essential to combating stigma and resolving misconceptions associated with addiction,” Haley said in her proclamation. “The mission of Recovery Month is to celebrate individuals who have … Read the rest

Foster Care recruitment meeting to be held Sept. 27

Posted on September 5, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

There will be an informational drop-in for foster care recruitment from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St. in Manning. For more information, visit To apply, call Heartfelt calling at 1 (888) 828-3555.

Let’s talk about warrants

Posted on September 5, 2016 10:10 am by Inv. Danny Graham

It’s been a while, but I’m back.
Instead of my usual topic, domestic violence, I’m coming to you with a whole new topic
Today, I want to talk about warrants, in particular arrest and bench warrants. First, let me explain to you the difference between the two, just in case you didn’t know.
An arrest warrant is issued when a criminal accusation or charge has been brought against you. Some are no-brainers; some have to be investigated and confirmed in order for an arrest warrant to be signed. In order for an arrest warrant to be issued, the investigating officer … Read the rest

YWA of Black River to hold Cancer Gala

Posted on September 5, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The YWA Ministry of The Black River Association will be sponsoring a Cancer Gala at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive in Summerton. The Rev. David Lawson is the host pastor.
Realizing CANCER is a global epidemic, affecting all ages and socio-economic groups, it is our mission to better inform and raise awareness of the various cancers that affects so many lives. You are cordially invited to attend and be inspired by success stories and gain very knowledgeable information pertaining to the many different forms of cancers. We will also be highlighting graduating college … Read the rest

Alzheimer’s group to hold Benefit Run Sept. 17

Posted on September 5, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Lake Marion Alzheimer’s 16th annual benefit run will be held Sept. 17, with registration at 11 a.m. at Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brook St. in Manning, and noon at Lakevue Landing, 1543 Camp Shelor Road. The run will end 3 p.m. that day at Lakevue Landing. The registration fee per couple is $30, and per person is $20. Prizes include $100 for first; $75 for second; and $50 for third. There will be an IGA gift card presented to the lowest hand. For more information, call (803) 478-4820.

Building Industry Association to meet Sept. 15

Posted on September 5, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The Sumter-Clarendon Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 for an update on significant changes in building codes and inspection procedures, with Sumter City-County Building Inspector Steve Campbell and building official Butch Avins as guest speakers. The meeting will be held at the Sumter Board of Realtors training room. Lunch provided to BIA Members with a reservation; for guests, lunch is $15. Visit for more information, or call contact Nelle Tomlinson at (803) 775-6800 and (803) 256-6238.

Richbourg: Fire that killed Davis Station woman likely accidental

Posted on September 5, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Chief Frances Richbourg said a late July fire that resulted in the death of a 62-year-old Davis Station woman was likely caused by accidental means.
“We’ve not seen any evidence that leads us toward any intentional act by anyone at this point in time,” said Richbourg of the fire on Ferris Street in Davis Station that killed Paralee Sabb. The woman was pronounced dead at her home about 9:30 p.m. July 29 shortly after a fire broke out at her home.
“We still have it listed as undetermined,” said Richbourg. “That’s because we can’t specifically say what caused it, but … Read the rest

Clarendon’s Most Wanted: Sept. 5

Posted on September 5, 2016 7:07 am by Staff Reports

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the following suspects for various alleged offenses. Arrested individuals are noted underneath their photos. These photos and charges have been presented by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, and and The Manning Times have no control over this list. If you have any information concerning their whereabouts, please call (803) 435-4414. Callers may remain anonymous.

Pet of the Day: Emmy

Posted on September 5, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

“Emmy” is a 15-week-old brown, female, medium-haired domestic tabby kitten. She is current on her shots, been spayed and tested negative for feline leukemia. She is a cutie pie. Stop by A Second Chance Animal Shelter of Clarendon County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to see Emmy and all the other kittens and cats up for adoption.

Clemson awards summer degrees

Posted on September 5, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Two Clarendon residents were awarded degrees at Clemson University’s summer 2016 commencement exercises in early August.
They included Mary Hyatt Deschamps Baker of Manning, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree in parks, recretion and tourism management; and Bradley O’Neal Briggs of Summerton, who graduated with a bachelor of science in computer information systems.
They were among nearly 1,000 students who received degrees in the Aug. 5 graduation ceremony at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.

Posted on September 5, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted via Email

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Today in History: Sept. 5

Posted on September 5, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

917 – Liu Yan declares himself emperor, establishing the Southern Han state in southern China, at his capital of Panyu.
1590 – Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henry IV of France to lift the siege of Paris.
1661 – Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D’Artagnan, captain of the king’s musketeers.
1666 – Great Fire of London ends: Ten thousand buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral are destroyed, but only six people are known to have died.
1697 – War of the Grand Alliance : A French warship commanded by Captain Pierre Le Moyne … Read the rest

Hickory Grove to hold revival

Posted on September 4, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted by Reader

Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Manning will hold nightly revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 12-14, with the Rev. David Pugh, pastor of St. John in Bloomville, as the guest speaker. Lucretia Pugh is the host pastor.

Richbourg: Lesesne Drive fire ‘total loss’

Posted on September 4, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Chief Frances Richbourg said a fire at a home in the 1200 block of Lesesne Drive caused a total loss of the structure and its contents late Sunday afternoon.
Richbourg and fellow firefighters worked the scene of the fire from about 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. No cause is yet known.
“When our first firefighter got on the scene, the fire was already through the roof,” Richbourg said. “The set-up of that house had the attic in stages, so it was hard to get headway into it. You had to be in a specific spot. But the fire had burned … Read the rest

Posted on September 4, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker



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