Rec Department holding softball and baseball registration

Posted by | January 30, 2015 7:11 am

The Clarendon County Recreation Department will hold registration for T-ball, coach pitch baseball, baseball and softball from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 20 at the Recreation Office at J.C. Britton Park on Raccoon Road in Manning. To register, parents must present a child’s birth certificate, a $45 fee for insurance and uniform and their signatures on the registration form. There will be a $5 late fee for any registrations accepted after Feb. 20. Age groups being offered for baseball include T-ball for 4- to 5-year-old boys and girls; coach pitch for 6- to 7-year-old boys… Read the rest

Last day to register early at SECC

Posted by | January 30, 2015 6:29 am

Summerton Early Childhood Center is urging parents of prekindergarten – 4-year-old children – and kindergarten – 5-year-old children – students to complete the early registration process for their children for the 2015-16 school year. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Parents are asked to bring their children’s birth certificates, Social Security cards, immunization records and proofs of residency.

Today in history …

Posted by | January 30, 2015 5:27 am

1790 – The first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne in northern England. 1847 – Yerba Buena, Calif., is renamed San Francisco. 1911 – The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea, saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba. 1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn-in as chancellor of Germany.

Taste of Home Recipe of the Day

Posted by | January 30, 2015 1:12 am

The Manning Times will be featuring one special recipe per day from our friends at Taste of Home until we host the Taste of Home Cooking School on March 12. Join us that day as celebrity chef Michelle Roberts provides great, easy and delicious recipes on the Weldon Auditorium stage. Craft, food and arts vendors will also be on hand. VIP admission is $35, while general admission is $12 before the event. Get your tickets at The Manning Times, the Chamber of Commerce or Weldon. Don’t miss it. In the meantime, enjoy this recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Chili.


Fire Ants to host Winter Clinic

Posted by | January 29, 2015 8:45 pm

The Fire Ants Softball program will host a Winter Clinic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the University of South Carolina Sumter practice facility on University Drive in Sumter. The cost is $50 per player. Early registration is requested and can be completed online at www.uscsumter.edu. Lunch and water will be provided for all participants. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Players need to bring gloves, cleats and sneakers. The clinic includes training on all aspects of the game. For more information, call Head Coach Adrienne Cataldo at (803) 983-3906.


Family thanks supporters during man’s battle with cancer

Posted by | January 29, 2015 8:04 pm

Sharon Welch sent us this message: “We would like to take this time to thank everyone who contributed to the well-being of my husband, Roy Welch Jr. We are home and heading in the direction of what we continue to pray to be a full recovery and cancer-free. Please know the help from our community did not go unnoticed. Without the prayers and financial support of many of you, he would not have survived. Roy and I are forever grateful for the outpouring of support. We greatly appreciate everything and please continue to pray.”


Peterson-Mahaffey Wedding

Posted by | January 29, 2015 4:38 pm

Lauren Nicole Peterson of Manning and Joshua David Mahaffey of Chapmanville, West Virginia, were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Pawley’s Island. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie D. Peterson and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Brewer Sr. of Manning and Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Peterson Sr. of Sumter. She graduated from Laurence Manning Academy, and received a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sports science from Coastal Carolina University. She is employed by the Lakes at Litchfield. The… Read the rest


CCFD responding to two grass/woods fires

Posted by | January 29, 2015 3:48 pm

The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently responding to two grass and woods fires that are not threatening nearby structures. The first is on Archer Avenue in Manning, while the second is on Puddin’ Swamp Road near Turbeville.


Dorothy Ann Blanding

Posted by | January 29, 2015 3:01 pm

SUMTER – Dorothy Ann Blanding of Manning died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born June 17, 1944, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Ada Lemon Bladning. The family will receive friends at the home, 6413 Silver Road in Manning. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning.

CEO updates hospital board

Posted by | January 29, 2015 1:36 pm

Clarendon Health System Chief Executive Officer Richard Stokes updated the Board of Trustees Tuesday evening during their regular meeting. Over the last two to three months, RNs (registered nurses) have received market-based raises, he said. At the beginning of this year, raises spread to the dietary department and environmental service. “We’re going to systematically step through because we can’t take the financial hit to do everyone at once,” he said. Chief Operating Officer Paul Schumacher detailed all the work needed to replace a power transfer switch as it was worn out and could’ve possibly failed to transfer power to emergency… Read the rest

Annie Hicks Dingle

Posted by | January 29, 2015 1:11 pm

Annie Hicks Dingle, 62, wife of Sammie Dingle, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Palmetto Health Richland Columbia. Born Feb. 11, 1953, in Suffolk, Va., she was a daughter of the late Jessie “Mossie” Hicks and Ella Jane Daney Hicks, her biological parents, and the late Jesse Davis and Mildred Daney Burgess. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Silver and attended Manning Training School, later receiving her CAN certification at Central Carolina Technical College. She was employed by Sunbeam Corp., Becton Dickinson and, most recently, Caring Angels in Manning as a CNA, until her health failed.… Read the rest

Audrey L. James

Posted by | January 29, 2015 12:55 pm

Mrs. Audrey L. James died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born Thursday, Sept. 23, 1937, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late George and Virginia Mitchell and the widow of Henry L. James. Survivors include a son, Richard James; two daughters, Diana English and Cheryl Williams; six brothers, Moses Mitchell, William Mitchell, James Mitchell, Samuel Mitchell, Clayburn Mitchell and Bert Pugh; two sisters, Georgia Mae Mitchell and Carolyn Holiday; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and cherished friends. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Jan.… Read the rest

Roberta Oreatha Prince Brown

Posted by | January 29, 2015 12:51 pm

Roberta Oreatha Prince Brown, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born May 25, 1958, in the Lynchburg section of Sumter County, she was a daughter of Robert Prince and the late Janie Mae Rose Prince. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Maggie Harrison, 4911 Woodsbay Road in Olanta. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC in Manning.

We want to see you at Taste of Home!

Posted by | January 29, 2015 12:34 pm

The Manning Times will be hosting a Taste of Home Cooking School on March 12 at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. General admission will be $12, VIP admission will be $35. VIP admission will start at 4 p.m. that day, with a meet and greet with the Taste of Home celebrity chef from 4:30-5:30 p.m. General admission starts at 5 p.m. The show on the Weldon stage will start at 7 p.m. There will also be food, arts and crafts and boutique vendors throughout the complex. Get your tickets at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning; Weldon Auditorium;… Read the rest

Taw Caw Praise Dance Team at Mayor’s Musical

Posted by | January 29, 2015 11:59 am

Women with Taw Caw Praise Dance Team at the Mayor’s Musical in honor of Inv. Holmes N. Smith, who died Nov. 5 in a motor vehicle wreck on U.S. 521. More than $2,000 was raised in two hours for Carolina COPS, a group that helps the families of fallen law enforcement officers.

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