Clarendon County Water & Sewer Department Job Opportunity

Posted by | August 26, 2019 7:00 am

Water & Sewer Technician

The successful candidate will be responsible for installing, locating, inspecting, meter reading, maintaining, and repairing water and sewer line to ensure quality service to customers. The person hired for the position will also be responsible for performing work in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations while maintaining excellent quality. A class C Water Treatment License or a Class C Water Distribution License is required for this position within 3 years. A high school diploma or GED and valid SC Driver’s License is also required. Pick up application at 411 Sunset Drive or mail resume … Read the rest

Business Spotlight: Daniels Hardware & Building Supply

Posted by | August 25, 2019 5:00 pm

In 1962, J.D. Daniels opened the doors to Daniels Marine Center selling boats, outboard motors, lawn mowers, marine supplies and some hardware. He never imagined those doors would still be open fifty seven years later.

In the early seventies, Dad started to add hardware to the list of items for sale,” said David Daniels, son of J.D. Daniels. “Then in the mid-seventies, he decided to add in lumber and building materials in stock. In 1980, he got rid of the boats, outboard motors and lawnmowers to focus entirely on hardware and building materials until 2011 when I purchased the Read the rest

Business Spotlight: EZ-Go Tire and Towing

Posted by | August 25, 2019 3:00 pm

“My dad worked at Prothro as a diesel mechanic,” said Bobby Evans owner and operator of EZ Go Tire and Towing. “So it’s natural for me to be in this business.” Evans opened EZ Go over twenty years ago in Manning.

“Our services Include towing, oil changes, mechanical work and tires,” said Evans. EZ Go carries several different oil types to accommodate most vehicles. “We have everything from Poly-synthetic, Pennzoil, Castrol and Havoline.” EZ Go also has twenty four hour towing and a certified mechanic on duty at all times.

“What has made this business work for me is the … Read the rest

SCDPS kicks off Campaign to Save Lives

Posted by | August 25, 2019 1:00 pm

In a recent press release, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced the kick off of its “Drink. Drive. Die.” Sober or Slammer! campaign through Labor Day, September 2, with increased enforcement and paid media to curb impaired driving as people celebrate the last days of summer.

The period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is typically one of the deadliest times on South Carolina roadways, and is referred to by law enforcement as “The 100 Deadly Days of Summer.” As summer comes to a close, preliminary statistics are showing about a 19 percent decrease in fatalities this summer Read the rest

Food Drive for Needy Families

Posted by | August 25, 2019 11:00 am

members of local law enforcement agencies package food items

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office recently sponsored an event to provide food for those who are unable to feed their families. The event was held August 20 at the Clarendon County Complex Gymnasium. Although the starting time was at 10:30 am, many participants were lining up hours in advance to ensure they would receive the donations. At the conclusion of the food drive that was held today, the organizers calculated that at least 180 families received enough food to provide several meals for themselves.

Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office deputies and staff, along with employees and officers with the City of … Read the rest

Teens Recognized for Participating in Summer Volunteer Program at McLeod Health Clarendon

Posted by | August 25, 2019 9:00 am

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McLeod Health Clarendon recently recognized area teens for their participation in the hospital’s third annual Teen Summer Volunteer Program. An appreciation dinner was held at the hospital on August 12 to thank the teens for their service. This year, 29 teens volunteered 2,176 hours throughout the hospital.

During their summer vacation, these teens volunteered to work directly with hospital healthcare professionals for at least 20 hours per month gaining experience in a variety of healthcare occupations.

Stacy Mosier, Volunteer Coordinator for McLeod Health Clarendon, gave some brief information on the program and expressed her gratitude Read the rest

Editorial: Reverse Gear Dirt Man

Posted by | August 25, 2019 7:00 am

The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

I just heard that Gene has died. I am not sure that Gene is even a real person. I just got a message that the greatest dirt man and reverse gear driver had died.

Way back, a bunch of us would get together and tell all sorts of tales. It was just the regular old gathering of guys talking about cars, work, girls etc. (Good old fun with the good old boys). One of the guys was a talking machine, he and his dad had a dirt business. They had a dump truck Read the rest

Marion Riggs building dedication

Posted by | August 24, 2019 5:00 pm

Attorney at Law Mr. Marion Riggs recently retired from practicing law after 62 years of service to his clients. Riggs focused his career primarily on the citizens of Manning and established his office at 27 West Boyce Street, a building owned by Jeffrey and Stephanie Black.

We are proud to dedicate our building at 27 West Boyce Street in honor of Mr. Marion Riggs, Esquire, who recently retired after practicing law in this office for 62 years,” said Jeffrey. “Along with the late B.G. Alderman, Mr. Marion encouraged me to get into the rental property business over 20 years Read the rest

Manning welcomes Kia’s Cakes

Posted by | August 24, 2019 3:00 pm

On August 10, Lakisha Blanding took a chance and turned the key to her brand new business. Kia’s Cakes is located in the Radio Shack Shopping Plaza on SC 261.

I decided to open my own business when I had an overwhelming response from my family and friends to make cakes,” said Blanding. “I decided that it was time to share my talent and love for making cakes with my hometown and open a store front here in Manning.” Blanding began seriously baking nine years ago.

I would watch and help my aunts when preparing food for family Read the rest

Main Street Manning Awards Event

Posted by | August 24, 2019 1:00 pm

Main Street Manning is an organization that focuses on revitalizing the business district through economic development, design excellence and business promotions. Ten years ago, the organization began hosting Main Street Manning Annual Event. During this event, awards are given to three Main Street Manning Businesses. The three categories are Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display and Best Building Renovation.

Each category has a specific meaning behind the award,” explained Carrie Trebil, Director of Tourism and Community Development for the City of Manning. “The winner for the Most Hospitable Business must represent our City, known for beauty and hospitality. The Read the rest

Clarendon Optimist Club kicks off event

Posted by | August 24, 2019 11:00 am

On August 15, the Optimist Club of Clarendon County met at the Plantation Café at Wyboo. The club will be selling Gold bows for Curing Kids Cancer through out the month of September.

The first event will be held at Cissy’s Boutique in Manning on September 5.
There will be a table of bows set up and a donation jar for the Optimist club. The event starts at 5pm. The next gold bow event will be held September 21 at Bonanza Flea Market, the time will be announced. The Optimist club is selling the bows to be displayed on doors,
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Manning Native chosen as CEO in Puerto Rico

Posted by | August 24, 2019 9:00 am

CEO of Invest Puerto Rico, Rodrick Miller

Rodrick Miller has been named the CEO of Invest Puerto Rico to lead the island’s business attraction and investment efforts. Invest Puerto Rico (InvestPR) is a new private, nonprofit organization created under Law 13 of 2017 with the objective of promoting Puerto Rico abroad as a competitive investment jurisdiction. For Miller, part of is endeavors will be to attract good jobs to the island and improve the quality of life of its residents.

“I have found Puerto Rico to boast amazing potential, boundless energy, a unique culture and a fantastic opportunity to shift its competitive position and create new value,” Read the rest

Editorial: Hindsight by Teri Norsworthy

Posted by | August 24, 2019 7:00 am

Not long after my divorce, I talked my sister into moving to Phoenix with me and my sons that were two and three at the time. We moved into a duplex just off of Mitchell Street. Velvet was attending Cosmetology School and I had taken a job at The Big Apple, a well-known Bar-B-Q Restaurant. Raised in a country store, I knew I could always provide for my family by serving food. However, I needed someone to watch my boys during the day. I put a small ad for a baby sitter in the Phoenix Gazette. Only one person answered Read the rest


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