Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Manning, SC.
Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.
Constructed in Manning, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Manning native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.
Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:
The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.
To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Manning's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.
With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Manning.
You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.
Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Manning, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:
Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.
Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.
On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.
Located in Manning, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.
When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.
At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Manning, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.
When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.
Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.
If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.
10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.
From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Manning, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.
Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.
The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.
Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.
The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.
When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.
If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.
Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
You’ve got to be pretty super to make the cut.Sorry. I’ll show myself out.In the history of Super Bowls, which now spans more than half a century, countless former SEC stars got to shine on the sport’s biggest stage. Which ones were best, you ask? Well, let’s decide that.First, a disclaimer: We’re only basing the SEC’s all-time all-Super Bowl team on how players performed on that specific stage. This is not a list of “best former SEC players who have played in a Super Bowl.&rdquo...
You’ve got to be pretty super to make the cut.
Sorry. I’ll show myself out.
In the history of Super Bowls, which now spans more than half a century, countless former SEC stars got to shine on the sport’s biggest stage. Which ones were best, you ask? Well, let’s decide that.
First, a disclaimer: We’re only basing the SEC’s all-time all-Super Bowl team on how players performed on that specific stage. This is not a list of “best former SEC players who have played in a Super Bowl.”
Also, we’ll only be including guys who actually played in the SEC. So stars like Von Miller, who went to Texas A&M, aren’t eligible for this list because the conference can’t claim him. Or at least it shouldn’t.
With that, here’s the all-time all-SEC Super Bowl team:
The guy beat Tom Brady twice in Super Bowls. That’s more impressive than his brother, Peyton, who you might’ve heard of. It’s also more impressive than Bart Starr, who won the first 2 Super Bowls by completing a combined 29 passes. Manning threw the David Tyree pass that ranks as one of the best plays in NFL history. That’s worthy of the SEC QB nod.
You could make a case for Terrell Davis, who was instrumental in the Broncos finally getting John Elway a Super Bowl, but Smith ranks No. 1 in Super Bowl career rushing touchdowns (5) and he’s No. 3 in Super Bowl career rushing yards (289). The former Gator might not have had an individual game quite like Davis did with his record-setting 3-touchdown showing in Super Bowl XXXII, but his cumulative body of work was slightly more impressive.
Fun fact: At the time of Gault’s 129-yard day in the Chicago Bears’ beatdown of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX, it was 4th all-time for receiving yards in a Super Bowl.
Other fun fact: Ward is the SEC’s lone non-quarterback to win Super Bowl MVP honors in the 21st century, which he earned by hauling in one of the best trick plays in the game’s history on a 41-yard throw from former college quarterback Antwaan Randle El in Super Bowl XL.
We’re going strictly based on on-field performance here. Hernandez is the only SEC tight end ever to be his team’s leading receiver in a Super Bowl. Granted, it came in a loss to the Giants in XLVI, but his 67 yards and a score kept the Patriots within striking distance.
Quietly, Andrews has turned into one of the SEC’s best undrafted players of the 21st century. He helped protect Tom Brady in 3 Super Bowls. The Patriots won 2 of those and, even though they lost 1 to the Eagles, they set a Super Bowl record with 613 yards of offense.
Whitworth might not have delivered the single-best showing from a former SEC offensive tackle, but come on. The guy is the oldest offensive tackle to ever play in the Super Bowl at age 40 and the oldest offensive lineman to even appear in one.
Starks protected a young Ben Roethlisberger in 2 Super Bowl victories, both at left tackle and right tackle. If Starks’ block doesn’t hold, Pittsburgh can’t execute the key end-around pass from Antwaan Randle El to the aforementioned Ward for the dagger 41-yard touchdown.
McKenzie won 2 Super Bowls with Washington, including a beatdown of the Broncos wherein the then-Redskins ran for 280 yards on 7 yards per carry. That helped pave the way for Timmy Smith, who still holds the single-game Super Bowl rushing record with 204 yards on the ground.
The second-best single-game rushing performance in Super Bowl history was by Marcus Allen, who ran for 191 yards thanks to the holes created from Hannah at left guard.
The “Minister of defense” tied a Super Bowl record with 3 sacks, including the game-ender in Super Bowl XXXI.
Ealy went on to tie that record with 3 sacks in Super Bowl 50, and he also added an interception and a forced fumble, but didn’t take home MVP honors because he was on the losing team.
Jones, who is set to play in his 3rd Super Bowl, forced an interception on a pressure and he tipped 3 passes at the line of scrimmage to help the Chiefs to a win in Super Bowl LIV.
Not a whole lot of defensive linemen get to celebrate a Super Bowl touchdown, but Jackson did when Von Miller (ineligible from this list because he never played in the SEC) forced a fumble of Cam Newton that Jackson recovered in the end zone to help the Broncos to a Super Bowl 50 victory. That’s still the lone SEC defensive touchdown that’s ever been scored in the Super Bowl.
It helps that Hightower has 3 rings, sure, but it also helps that he played a significant part in helping the Patriots’ dynasty in the 2010s. The former Alabama star had a monumental strip sack of Matt Ryan that helped New England overcome a 28-3 deficit to win Super Bowl LI in overtime, and he had 2 sacks in a Super Bowl LIII victory.
White might’ve only played in 1 Super Bowl, but he made it count with 12 tackles, 2 TFLs and a game-sealing interception of Patrick Mahomes to lift the Bucs.
Trevathan played in 2 Super Bowls for the Broncos, one of which was a blowout loss in which he had a team-high 12 tackles and the other was a victory in which he had another team-high in tackles (8) while recovering a fumble.
Gilmore played in 2 Super Bowls, albeit with mixed results. The former South Carolina star was part of the Patriots’ surprising 41-33 loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, but a year later, he picked off Jared Goff late to help New England close a 13-3 defensive struggle.
Scott was a turnover-forcing machine. The former Dawg had a 2-interception game en route to Super Bowl VII MVP honors to cap off Miami’s undefeated season, and a year later, his 2 fumble recoveries fueled a repeat victory.
Webster won 2 Super Bowls with the Giants, the first of which saw him contain one of the best passing attacks in NFL history (his lone mistake that game was falling down on a Randy Moss touchdown).
Stewart was a menace in Super Bowl 50. In addition to helping hold Cam Newton to 44% passing, the former Gamecock had a sack and a forced fumble, which was recovered by the aforementioned Trevathan.
Yeah, he might’ve been the kicker in a couple of blowout wins to kick off the Super Bowl era (see what I did there), but the guy is still tied for the single-game record with 4 field goals. That game alone has him tied for 4th all-time in Super Bowl career field goals made.
In a game that was all about field position, Colquitt deserved MVP consideration in Super Bowl 50. Just kidding. He did have an average of 46 yards with 2 kicks inside the 20, one of which set up the aforementioned Malik Jackson fumble recovery in the end zone for the Broncos.
As much as it’s frustrating to look back on Harvin’s career and what could’ve been, he holds a very distinctive title. He’s the only SEC player to return a kickoff for a touchdown in the Super Bowl. Harvin took the opening kick of the second half back in Super Bowl XLVIII to stretch Seattle’s lead to 29-0 over Denver and quash any hope of a Broncos comeback. Harvin will always have that.
A bench-clearing scrum between Kingstree and Manning high schools ended the first game of the Blazer era with 64 seconds left on the clock when a chippy game continued to escalate.The officials decided to end the game there as to not risk things getting worse with the result seemingly cemented, a 28-16 win for the visiting Monarchs.The scrum occurred on the ensuing kickoff after the Monarchs scored to go up 12 late in the fourth quarter.“A lot of cheap shots by the other team. Guy takes his helmet off throws it at ...
A bench-clearing scrum between Kingstree and Manning high schools ended the first game of the Blazer era with 64 seconds left on the clock when a chippy game continued to escalate.
The officials decided to end the game there as to not risk things getting worse with the result seemingly cemented, a 28-16 win for the visiting Monarchs.
The scrum occurred on the ensuing kickoff after the Monarchs scored to go up 12 late in the fourth quarter.
“A lot of cheap shots by the other team. Guy takes his helmet off throws it at our player, punches our player. [The Manning player] should have been kicked out, should have been a penalty on them,” Kingstree head coach Brian Smith said of what he though led up to the scrum. “Referees blew the call. I’m gonna send it into the High School League and see what they say. But the High School League will be hearing from us.”
Smith was referencing a player that occurred on Manning’s previous drive. On the far sideline, a Monarch and Kingstree’s Amond Myers got tangled up with Myers ending up on the ground. The dustup appeared to be one-sided and after the play.
Instead of just Manning getting penalized, Kingstree was given an unsportsmanlike call to, and crucially, the officials ruled it was during the play. Instead of offsetting penalties resulting in a 3rd down and long situation for the Monarchs, they were given a first down before the ball was moved 15 yard back with the Blazers desperate for a stop with less than 5 minutes to go.
Manning would score their game-sealing touchdown a few plays later.
“They claim he took the guy’s helmet off, which isn’t true. That guy took his own helmet off and threw it at Amond and punched him. So, again, I’ll be sending it to the High School League. We’ll see what the High School League says. But unfortunately, our kids suffer because of it.”
Smith, a former linebacker at The Citadel, said he had never been part of a game that ended early due to a scrum. Smith said that tension had been building throughout the game as a result of Manning being unable to handle the physicality Kingstree was bringing to the table. While Smith told his team he was proud of them, he told them that post-whistle scrums weren’t what they were about.
“I told them ‘we don’t get involved in those things at the end, let that other team be what they are,”’ Smith said. ‘“But we don’t. That’s not what we’re going to be about.”’
For the game itself, Kingstree found themselves in a 12-point deficit at halftime.
Manning went up for good on a 12-yard run midway through the second quarter. The Monarchs had a short field to start the drive after Kingstree had a bad snap on a punt attempt. After some unsuccessful drives by both teams, Manning was able to land a big blow by scoring their third touchdown with just 22 seconds left in the half, knowing they would start with the ball in the second half.
It would take until the fourth quarter for the score to change.
After failing on a 4th and goal, the Blazers got a badly needed safety to cut it to a 20-12 game after just 13 seconds into the final frame.
Then, disaster struck the Blazers with another questionable call.
With the Blazers driving and with a chance to make it a one possession game, Nic Brown caught a pass and appeared to be tackled just before scoring. The ball squirted loose and was recovered in the endzone by Manning for a touchback.
“I thought we out played them thought. If things were called fairly tonight we would have beaten them plain and simple and I don’t say that often,” Smith said. “I’m usually a straight up guy. But they stole one from us here tonight.”
The Blazers would get that touchdown on the board when Admond Myers took the ensuing punt back 40 yards to the endzone with 5:21 left. However, the Blazers wouldn’t see the ball again.
The Blazers took an early 8-0 lead when Khamis Wilson made a good catch and beat several defenders to the endzone. Manning would go on to score 20 unanswered points, enough for them to take the game.
Next week, the Blazers will travel to face Aynor, still looking for their first win of the new era.
“I’m proud of them,” Smith said. “They played a great game and we will be a great team in the end.”
FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth is growing to meet the needs of Clarendon County. As members of local media outlets, you are invited to join us for a groundbreaking ceremony at HopeHealth in Manning at 12 W. South Street, Manning, SC 29102 from 10 am-12 pm on Friday, October 21.The groundbreaking celebrates an addition to the HopeHealth in Manning building, consisting of 12,566 square feet connecting the two existing on-site buildings. The addition provides a new main entrance facing S. Mill Street, housing a large lobby with securi...
FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth is growing to meet the needs of Clarendon County. As members of local media outlets, you are invited to join us for a groundbreaking ceremony at HopeHealth in Manning at 12 W. South Street, Manning, SC 29102 from 10 am-12 pm on Friday, October 21.
The groundbreaking celebrates an addition to the HopeHealth in Manning building, consisting of 12,566 square feet connecting the two existing on-site buildings. The addition provides a new main entrance facing S. Mill Street, housing a large lobby with security, restrooms, a new lab, and a large reception and information center. The addition also provides expanded parking as well as exam rooms, waiting rooms, and offices for several services provided at HopeHealth in Manning, including behavioral health, rheumatology, women’s health, physical therapy, and dental services.
If you are interested in attending, please email Nicole Echols, director of external affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HopeHealth is a nonprofit leader in providing affordable, expert primary and specialty health care services for all ages in Florence, Aiken (Infectious Diseases), Clarendon, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg Counties. Our federally qualified health centers are the health care home of choice for nearly 60,000 patients. To become a patient, call 843-667-9414 or visit hope-health.org.
Florence, SC - McLeod Health has been awarded full certification to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System by DNV.
“McLeod Health is dedicated to providing the safest and most effective healthcare services possible,” said Madge Hamer, Associate Vice President of Accreditation and Certification for McLeod. “ISO 9001 certification not only reflects that mission but helps to empower it. The effort required to achieve this certification fundamentally transforms the way we do business – it gets everyone on the same page and helps us achieve our objectives.”
ISO 9001 is the most widely accepted quality management system in use around the world and is quickly gaining acceptance among U.S. healthcare providers as a foundation for their quality and patient safety programs.
“McLeod Health has worked hard to achieve this certification, and they have done so with unwavering commitment from their top leadership to make their organization the best it can be,” said Kelly Proctor, President of DNV Healthcare USA Inc. “ISO 9001 certification isn’t just an award or trophy for something you’ve done, it’s public evidence that you are at the top of your game with an obvious plan in place to make excellence an every day objective.”
ISO 9001 brings science to the art of caregiving; it helps to standardize processes around things that are proven to work, by the people doing the work, thus empowering frontline workers while creating an environment of predictability for the entire organization. The ultimate impact of ISO 9001 within hospitals is the reduction or elimination of variation, so that critical work processes are done consistently, and the “best ideas” aren’t held by one person or one department but are ingrained in the organization itself.
Businesses that implement ISO 9001 do so for both the internal and external benefits. Internally it helps staff create clear and consistent processes of patient care and ensure that progress is constantly being made toward specific quality objectives. Externally, it tells the public, as well as insurers and regulatory agencies, that the hospital is not only talking about quality, but is pursuing it with discipline and transparency.
About McLeod Health
Founded in 1906, McLeod Health is a locally owned and managed, not for profit organization supported by the strength of more than 900 members on its medical staff and more than 2,900 licensed nurses (Registered Nurses; Advanced Practice Nurses – including Certified Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives; as well as Licensed Practical Nurses). McLeod Health is also composed of approximately 15,000 team members and more than 90 physician practices throughout its 18-county service area. With seven hospitals, McLeod Health operates three Health and Fitness Centers, a Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Hospice and Home Health Services. The system currently has 988 licensed beds, including Hospice and Behavioral Health. The hospitals within McLeod Health include: McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health Dillon, McLeod Health Loris, McLeod Health Seacoast, McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon and McLeod Behavioral Health. On the coast, the McLeod Health Carolina Forest complex has an Emergency Department and the first two of seven medical park office buildings as an extension of McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital. Projected to open in spring 2023, Building 3 on the McLeod Health Carolina Forest Campus will include the following services and medical specialties: orthopedics, rehabilitation, obstetrics and gynecology, pulmonary and critical care, rheumatology, general surgery and digestive health.
DNV is a global independent certification, assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise, DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, drives innovative solutions.
Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, accrediting hospitals, providing training, assessing supply chains or digital assets, DNV enables customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence, continually improve and realize long-term strategic goals sustainably.
DNV draws on its wide technical and industry expertise to help companies worldwide build consumer and stakeholder trust. Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.
For more information about DNV, please visit www.dnvcert.com/healthcare.
Provalus' Newest Operation Will Bring Over 100 New Tech Jobs to Clarendon CountyMANNING, S.C., Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --WHEN: August 18, 2022, 11am Continue Reading PARTICIPANTS: Secretary of Commerce, Harry M Lightsey, III, Chair of County Council, Dwight ...
Provalus' Newest Operation Will Bring Over 100 New Tech Jobs to Clarendon County
MANNING, S.C., Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --
WHEN: August 18, 2022, 11am
PARTICIPANTS: Secretary of Commerce, Harry M Lightsey, III, Chair of County Council, Dwight L. Stewart, Jr., Representative Kimberly O. Johnson, House District 64, Mayor Julia Nelson, Community Leaders of Clarendon County, South Carolina Community and Provalus President Laura Chevalier as well as Provalus Vice President of Facilities, Will Ruzic.
WHERE: 34 N. Brooke Street, Manning, SC 29102
Provalus, the managed services brand of Optomi Professional Services, will celebrate the opening of its third technology innovation center in Manning, South Carolina on August 18th with a ribbon cutting ceremony. After two years in a temporary space, the team is grateful for the collaboration and hard work to secure a permanent location in Manning. The downtown facility will provide new business and technology jobs to Clarendon County.
The Central SC Alliance members, Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson and state and community officials will be recognized for their support of the project, which is projected to have a multi-million dollar economic impact on the local community over the next five years.
The proximity of this technology innovation center to the Optomi Professional Services office in Charlotte, NC increases opportunity for Provalus to provide outsourced managed services to the robust client base of the area. Provalus specializes in Professional Services including Business Process Optimization, Infrastructure Operations (HD, IAM, NOC, SOC) and Application & ITO Support.
Provalus is elevating under-employed individuals by providing technology, business and support positions to undiscovered talent in the U.S. By up-skilling local American talent, Provalus is able to provide Fortune-listed companies with the dependable, quality, and practical services they need.
"The opening of our newest technology center in Manning is the next step in our ongoing mission to bring jobs back to the U.S., especially to rural areas," says Laura Chevalier, President of Provalus. "We want to thank all involved for facilitating the process of making this facility a reality in Manning. The revitalization of this 1919 building is a great step toward rejuvenating the business in town. The local economic growth will be substantial. We believe services that have been traditionally outsourced overseas can be delivered better right here from the U.S. Manning is an ideal town for us to achieve this goal. We look forward to working with the Clarendon County community to develop and employ local individuals to deliver IT solutions."
For its new technology innovation center in downtown Manning, Provalus has renovated the Belk Building, a two-story red brick building built in 1919 that was the first shopping mall in Clarendon County. Located at 34 N. Brooke Street, the previously vacant building is the largest storefront in the main business section of downtown Manning and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Provalus already employs dozens of people in Manning. Individuals interested in joining the Provalus team should visit provalus.com/apply.
ABOUT THE PROVALUS BRAND OF OPTOMI PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:
We hire and develop the best and brightest undiscovered talent in our small towns and rural communities to deliver a remarkable experience for our technology clients and end-users alike. Provalus offers ITO, BPO and Support services that compete head-on with offshore outsourcing. By creating opportunities where there were none; with companies that believe in America's future, Provalus is generating a superior workforce. We provide Fortune-listed companies the dependable, quality and practical services they need... straight from the heart of America. We are purposefully disruptive... PROVIDING OUTSOURCING VALUE FROM THE U.S.
FURTHER INFORMATIONChristen Black, CMO of Optomi Professional Services678email@example.com
Shane Steichen's first coaching staff in Indianapolis is complete.The Colts on Tuesday announced their 2023 coaching staff, which includes eight newcomers and several returning coaches.Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, defensive line coach Nate Ollie, assistant defensive line coach Matt Raich, linebackers coach/run game coordinator Richard Smith, assistant linebackers coach Cato June, defensive backs coach Ron Milus and assist...
Shane Steichen's first coaching staff in Indianapolis is complete.
The Colts on Tuesday announced their 2023 coaching staff, which includes eight newcomers and several returning coaches.
Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, defensive line coach Nate Ollie, assistant defensive line coach Matt Raich, linebackers coach/run game coordinator Richard Smith, assistant linebackers coach Cato June, defensive backs coach Ron Milus and assistant defensive backs coach Mike Mitchell all return from 2022; Brent Jackson, the Colts' 2022 Tony Dungy Defensive Coaching Fellow, was elevated to defensive quality control assistant in 2023. Smith will add run game coordinator to his title in 2023.
"I have a ton of respect for Gus," Steichen said. "I spent four years with him (with the Los Angeles Chargers, 2017-2020), just the person he is, the leader he is. Nothing but phenomenal things to say about Gus. I'm very fortunate to have him still in the building and then obviously the rest of the staff that's in place."
Also returning are wide receivers coach Reggie Wayne, offensive quality control - wide receivers Brian Bratton and assistant special teams coach Joe Hastings, as well as head strength and conditioning coach Richard Howell, strength and conditioning assistant Zane Fakes, director of sports performance Rusty Jones, applied sports science/conditioning Doug McKenney and functional movement therapist/conditioning Sam Khym.
The Colts will additionally hire two Tony Dungy Diversity Fellows for the 2023 season, to be announced at a later date.
New to the Colts' coaching staff in 2023 are the following coaches:
Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter
Cooter joins the Colts after spending 2022 as the Jacksonville Jaguars' pass game coordinator, where he had a hand in Trevor Lawrence's breakout sophomore season (4,113 yards, 25 touchdowns/8 interceptions, 95.2 passer rating) as well as a career year from wide receiver Christian Kirk (84 receptions, 1,108 yards, 8 touchdowns). The AFC South champion Jaguars also had the No. 10 scoring offense in the NFL (23.8 points/game).
Prior to joining the Jaguars, Cooter overlapped with Steichen as a consultant for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021. He also has served as the New York Jets' running backs coach (2019-2020), the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator (2016-2018) and the Lions' quarterbacks coach (2014-2015).
Cooter broke into the NFL as an offensive quality control coach with the Colts in 2009, a role he held under head coach Jim Caldwell – and alongside quarterback Peyton Manning – through the 2011 season. Cooter was an offensive quality control coach with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012 before re-uniting with Manning as an offensive assistant for the Denver Broncos in 2013.
"Obviously, Jim Bob has had a lot of success in this league," Steichen said last week at the NFL Combine. "Obviously, he started in the league being around Peyton Manning for awhile, and then he had success with (Matthew) Stafford at Detroit and then this previous year with Lawrence in Jacksonville. So his expertise with the quarterback, the way he sees the game, the preparation he puts into it. I got to spend a year with him in 2021 at Philly and really get to know him as a person, see how he saw the game. That's where we created that relationship, and I have no doubt in my mind that he's gonna do a phenomenal job."
Special teams coordinator Brian Mason
Mason, a Zionsville, Ind. native, comes home after serving as Notre Dame's special teams coordinator in 2022. Under Mason, the Irish blocked a school record seven punts, including a streak of five games with at least one blocked punt. Mason's special teams unit also executed a fake punt that sparked Notre Dame's Gator Bowl win over South Carolina. He was a semifinalist in 2022 for the Broyles Award, which is given annually to college football's top assistant coach.
Mason was the University of Cincinnati's special teams coordinator from 2018-2021. He also spent time as Cincinnati's director of recruiting (2017) and as a graduate assistant at Ohio State (2015-2016), Purdue (2013-2014) and Kent State (2012); he previously was Bluffton's defensive line coach from 2009-2011 and a student assistant at Dennison from 2006-2007. Mason played running back for Dennison from 2005-2006.
Quarterbacks coach Cam Turner
Turner comes to the Colts after five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals spent as co-pass game coordinator/quarterbacks (2022), quarterbacks coach (2021), offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach (2020), assistant quarterbacks coach (2019) and offensive assistant (2018). Under Turner, 2019 No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray blossomed into earning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2019, then back-to-back Pro Bowl berths in 2020 and 2021.
Before joining the Cardinals, Turner spent three seasons with the Carolina Panthers as assistant quarterbacks coach (2017) and assistant wide receivers coach (2015-2016). He was Florida International's quarterbacks and wide receivers coach under his father, Ron, from 2013-2014; he also spent time with the Minnesota Vikings (assistant to the head coach, 2011-2012) and The Citadel (wide receivers coach/special teams coordinator, 2010). Turner is the nephew of longtime NFL coach Norv Turner – who hired Steichen to his first NFL job with the San Diego Chargers in 2011 – and the cousin of Las Vegas Raiders passing game coordinator Scott Turner.
Running backs coach DeAndre Smith
With Smith as his running backs coach in 2022, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley set a career high with 1,312 rushing yards; he added 10 touchdowns along with 57 receptions en route to his second career Pro Bowl selection. The Giants ranked fourth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (148.2) and rushing yards per play (4.8) in 2022.
The Giants were Smith's first NFL coaching gig after an extensive career at the college level. Smith coached running backs at Texas Tech (2019-2021), Utah State (2018), North Carolina (2017), Purdue (2016), Syracuse (2013-2015), New Mexico (2012, 2008), Illinois (2010-2011), UNLV (2009), Miami Ohio (2005-2007) and Northern Illinois (2001-2004). At UNLV, he overlapped with Steichen, who was a graduate assistant for the Runnin' Rebels in 2009.
Smith, a Missouri State alum, began coaching his coaching career as Indiana State's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach from 1999-2000.
Tight ends coach Tom Manning
Manning, the Colts' tight ends coach in 2018, re-joins the team in the same capacity after spending the last four seasons as Iowa State's offensive coordinator. As the Colts' tight ends coach in 2018, Eric Ebron was selected to the Pro Bowl with career highs in receptions (66), yards (750) and touchdowns (13); Jack Doyle had 26 catches for 245 yards in six games while Mo Alie-Cox caught his first two career touchdowns that year, too.
As Iowa State's offensive coordinator, Manning also held titles as tight ends coach (2020) and running backs coach (2019). He joined the Colts in 2018 after two seasons as the Cyclones' offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (2016-2017). Prior to Iowa State, Manning spent time as an offensive line coach with Toledo (2012-2015) and his alma mater Mount Union (2011).
Offensive line coach Tony Sparano Jr.
Sparano Jr. joins the Colts after serving as an assistant offensive line coach for each of the last six seasons with the Giants (2022), Carolina Panthers (2021) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2017-2020). Under Sparano, the Giants' Andrew Thomas developed into one of the NFL's premier left tackles in 2022 – his 89.9 Pro Football Focus pass block grade ranked second among left tackles, while his 90.3 overall grade ranked third.
Sparano was the Buffalo Bills' tight ends coach from 2015-2016, and spent three years with the New York Jets as a seasonal intern (2012), offensive intern (2013) and offensive assistant (2014). He was hired by his father, longtime NFL coach Tony Sparano, as an offensive quality control coach with the Miami Dolphins in 2011.
Assistant offensive line coach Chris Watt
Watt, a 2014 third-round pick of the Chargers – where Steichen was a coach – joins the Colts after spending 2022 as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame. Watt was Tulane's offensive line coach in 2021 and began his coaching career in 2020 as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame.
Prior to coaching, Watt appeared in 17 games (eight starts) for the Chargers from 2014-2015. He was Notre Dame's starting left guard from 2011-2013, where he played under longtime O-line mastermind Harry Hiestand and next to future perennial All-Pro Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Zack Martin, who was Notre Dame's starting left tackle. From 2011-2017, Notre Dame only had one season where Watt or Quenton Nelson was not the team's starting left guard.
Assistant to the head coach TJ Ingels
Ingels joins Steichen's staff after serving as Wisconsin's director of football operations under head coach Paul Chryst. A Wisconsin graduate, Ingels was a student assistant for the Badgers from 2006-2010; he worked with the San Francisco 49ers' equipment staff from 2011-2012 and spent 2013 as an offensive graduate assistant/director of recruiting operations for North Carolina State. He was hired by Chryst as Pittsburgh's director of football operations in 2014.
|Shane Steichen||Head Coach|
|Gus Bradley||Defensive Coordinator|
|Jim Bob Cooter||Offensive Coordinator|
|Brian Mason||Special Teams Coordinator|
|Brian Bratton||Offensive Quality Control - Wide Receivers|
|Zane Fakes||Assistant Strength and Conditioning|
|Joe Hastings||Assistant Special Teams|
|Richard Howell||Head Strength and Conditioning|
|TJ Ingels||Assistant to the Head Coach|
|Brent Jackson||Defensive Quality Control|
|Rusty Jones||Director of Sports Performance|
|Cato June||Assistant Linebackers|
|Sam Khym||Functional Movement Therapist/Conditioning|
|Tom Manning||Tight Ends|
|Doug McKenney||Applied Sports Science/Conditioning|
|Ron Milus||Defensive Backs|
|Mike Mitchell||Assistant Defensive Backs|
|Nate Ollie||Defensive Line|
|Matt Raich||Assistant Defensive Line|
|DeAndre Smith||Running Backs|
|Richard Smith||Linebackers/Run Game Coordinator|
|Tony Sparano Jr.||Offensive Line|
|Chris Watt||Assistant Offensive Line|
|Reggie Wayne||Wide Receivers|
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