Welcome to the City of Manning, SC web site. It is our hope this web site will provide useful information to both the residents of Manning, SC and those planning to visit or relocate to Manning, SC.
As you browse this web site, you will be provided with information about Manning's history, current and annual events, newsletters and minutes of various meetings. Various forms, available for downloading, and contact numbers are also provided. Frequent updates will be made to this site so make sure you stop in often.
The City of Manning is centrally located in Clarendon County, just off of Interstate 95 at exits 115 or 119 and 122. Manning is home to more than 4,000 of South Carolina's friendliest people. Manning's close proximity to Lake Marion makes it one of the state's favorite recreational areas for all types of water activities. Lake Marion is famous for it's landlocked striped bass and Manning is home for the annual Striped Bass Festival.
Best of Main Street Manning
Main Street Manning needs your help to determine the winners of our annual awards. The categories are Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display, and Best Building Renovation. Any business within the City Limits is eligible for the best of Main Street Awards.
Deadline is September 15, 2020.
Manning City Council voted that a face covering must be worn by all customers and visitors while inside the enclosed area of any retail business, restaurant, or city-owned property.
This ordinance has been extended until November 2020.
City of Manning-Covid 19 Face Covering Ordinance 2020-05-Executed.pdf
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MANNING, SC POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES “I PROMISE” INITIATIVE
In light of the difficulties our state and nation are currently facing after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Manning, SC Police Department is launching the “I Promise” Initiative – a four-part pledge that officers are taking as a department to show their commitment to protect and serve all citizens with dignity, respect, and fairness.
The initiative was created by Jeff Black, a former Manning resident, and Julia A. Nelson, the current Mayor of Manning. Black and Nelson grew up together, starting out at Manning Primary School in 1970. Fifty years later, their friendship remains strong and both want to demonstrate that small steps like this one can add up to big change.
Under the leadership of Keith Grice, Manning Police Chief, officers will take the “I Promise” pledge at the Billie S. Fleming Protective Services Complex (Manning Police and Fire Departments), 42 West Boyce Street, this Thursday, June 4 at 1:00 pm. The media is invited to this brief ceremony entitled, “Promise & Prayer,” including two local pastors who will pray for our community, state, and nation. Social distancing will be practiced.
A website is in development - promise4peace.org - so that law enforcement agencies around the state and nation can access the “I Promise” logo and pledge, in hopes that others will host their own renewal ceremony during this pivotal time in our nation’s history.
The health and well-being of the residents, visitors and staff is our top priority. We are actively monitoring updates regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following precautions and guidelines provided by the CDC and Federal, State and local officials. To help minimalize the exposure of COVID-19, the City of Manning would like to encourage all customers to pay your water bill online or leave your payment in our night deposit box (No cash payments please).
To that end, complete your online payment by going to our website, www.cityofmanning.org , click on the blue tab that says “make a utility payment”. Enter your account number from your paper bill and follow the prompts. Payments made after 5 pm will be posted the next business day. Again, you may also drop your payment in our night deposit box, located on the side of our building on the N. Mill Street side.
Business License payments can be sent by mail. If you are a new business or have questions concerning your business or zoning permits, please contact our Business Licensing Department at 803-435-8477, extension 5118.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Welcome to the official website for the City of Manning. This website is designed to provide you with a wealth of information about our city and the services that we provide. I am honored and proud to serve as the mayor of our great city. The City of Manning is governed under the council form of government. The mayor is elected at large and our six council members represent a single district. Our city administrator works directly for city council and administers the day to day responsibilities of the city. I hope you find this website useful and please feel free to contact us whenever necessary.