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Main Street South Carolina has recognized Manning merchant Jennie Lee with the 2015 Main Street South Carolina Downtown Service Award at the Municipal Association’s annual meeting on July 18. Lee was nominated by Main Street Manning. Main Street South Carolina is a program of the Municipal Association of South Carolina.


CSD2 will distribute MacBook Air laptops and iPads at Manning Elementary School Aug. 4-7, during the hours of registration.


What follows here is about the recently released Harper Lee novel, “Go Set a Watchman.” I am going to attempt not to reveal details of the plot, but if you intend to read it, be warned there may be a few spoilers herein.


I really, REALLY want to complain about the heat but I’m pretty sure it will do no good and just make me sound whinny. But seriously, it’s just too darn hot to do much of anything.


The Law Offices of William H. Johnson of Manning, is pleased to announce a favorable ruling for the defense in a breach of contract claim against his client Ron Byerly, former O’Reilly Auto Parts vice president of advertising and marketing in a countersuit brought by O’Reilly Auto Parts of Springfield, MO. O’Reilly operates more than 80 South Carolina locations and 4,300 U.S. locations.


Frequently the news reports on the benefits of being a pet owner. In addition to the obvious exercise you would get by owning a dog, scientists have found that pet ownership improves mood, boosts immunity and can actually help to lower blood pressure and heart rates.


Charleston Southern University’s Class of 2015 graduated May 9 at the North Charleston Coliseum, culminating the university’s 50th Anniversary celebration. LaQuanna Jackson of Manning was among those receiving degrees. More than 500 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees at the ceremony.


I am a white, middle-class South Carolinian male raised and instilled with Republican values, and I support taking down the Confederate flag flying in front of the South Carolina State House. I am a former Civil War reenactor, an avid lover of history who can name each successive battle, each casualty statistic, as well as each political theory underlying both sides’ contentions, and I support taking the flag down.


The Ushers of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, located at 207 Reardon St. in Manning will have a program at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 12. Elder Willie J. Witherspoon of Hickory Grove Baptist Church of Turbeville will be the guest speaker.