Florine Bennett Dingle

Posted on October 31, 2014 2:14 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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COLUMBIA – Florine Bennett Dingle, 86, widow of Beasley Dingle, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born July 3, 1928, in Jordan, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Susan Stukes Bennett. She attended Clarendon County public school. She was employed with the Clarendon County government for many years, until her retirement. She joined Jehovah’s Witnesses and was baptized on June 24, 2006, serving faithfully until her death. She is survived by her nine children, Richard (Threasa) Bennett of Brooklyn, New York, George (Diane) Dingle of Manning, William (Evelyn) Dingle of

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Sa’ Shay on Mill holds ribbon cutting

Posted on October 31, 2014 1:18 pm by Joe Perry

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 The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce held an official ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at Sa’ Shay on Mill, a posh boutique owned by Lorre Coker, Melissa Allen and Maxilyn Lee. Sa’Shay on Mill is located at 316 S. Mill St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. (For Christmas Open House, doors open at 2 p.m. this Sunday.)                        


JV Saints end football season with 8-1 record

Posted on October 31, 2014 1:08 pm by Ronald M. Way

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The Clarendon Hall JV football team wrapped up its season Thursday night with a dominating 46–0 shut-out victory over the Andrew Jackson Confederates. The Saints end the season with an impressive 8-1 record. The Saints used a total of 10 different running backs for a total of 21 carries and 164 yards rushing and five touchdowns and were 7-8 passing for 90 yards. The Saints were able to score touchdowns on all four of their first half drives for a commanding 30 -0 half-time lead.


GALLERY: Walker Gamble Storybook Character Day

Posted on October 31, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Students, teachers and staff at Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion celebrated Story Book Character Day on Wednesday. Here are some pictures provided by Susan Powell Anderson.  


Vendor apps available for 2015 Puddin’ Swamp Festival

Posted on October 31, 2014 12:25 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Arts and crafts vendor applications for the 2015 Puddin’ Swamp Festival are now available at www.puddinswamp.com. Organizers would love for you to spend a fun Saturday with them in April sharing your crafts and products. Spaces will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.



One lane closed on Alex Harvin Highway

Posted on October 31, 2014 11:52 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Tree-line cutting on Alex Harvin Highway has a small stretch of the road down to just one lane right past Scott’s Branch High Schopl headed toward Manning.


Send us your trick-or-treating pictures

Posted on October 31, 2014 11:27 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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We’re already posting the trunk-or-treat pics, but we want tonight’s trick-or-treating pictures as well to post on the website throughout the weekend. Send them to editorial@manninglive.com.  


Pumpkin Chunk’n Winner: R.J. Feagin

Posted on October 31, 2014 11:15 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Manning resident and Big Bang Wholesale owner R.J. Feagin was our top finisher at The Manning Times’ 1st Pumpkin Chunk’n Contest held Thursday night at Walmart in Manning. He is seen here, center, with Walmart Manager Mike Drexler and Manning Times Sales Executive Holly Young McCabe. We will have more pictures, as well as information on the 2nd and 3rd place finishers, throughout the day.  



CCFD testing engine function through water pumping

Posted on October 31, 2014 10:47 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Clarendon County Fire Department has been pumping water at various locations throughout the county to ensure that their engines function properly when there is a fire. This annual pump testing is required by the Insurance Service Office, according to Clarendon County Fire Department Capt. Michael Johnson. “ISO grades each fire department in South Carolina and provides statistical data on risk,” he said. “Your local insurance agency uses this data to calculate your insurance rates. Future pump testing is planned for the Turbeville and Summerton districts.” Johnson said the public should feel free to talk to firefighters for more information.

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Sen. Johnson hosting Halloween Fest

Posted on October 31, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Sen. Kevin Johnson will hold once again this year Halloween Fest from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the corner of Boundary and Boyce streets in Manning. The public is invited.