Pets of the Day: Tessa

Posted on November 23, 2014 6:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Tessa is a 2-year-old female brown-and-black shepherd-hound mix. She is so playful and happy. She is up-to-date on her shots and has been spayed. She was dropped off at a house along with her friend, Tito, but they couldn’t keep them. She can be picked up at A Second Chance Animal Shelter. Call (803) 473-7075 for more information.  

Shotgun, buckshot stolen from vehicle

Posted on November 23, 2014 3:50 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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A man living in the 1000 block of Connor Road told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 8 a.m. Nov. 13 that someone broke into his pickup truck and stole a 12-gauge Maverick shotgun and a box of buckshot during the night before his call.  

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

Posted on November 23, 2014 3:25 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Clarendon Recreation Facility behind Weldon Auditorium. Vendor spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $10 per space. Set up begins at 6:30 a.m. Displays must be set up by 7:30 a.m. For more information, call Bridgett Epperson at (803) 433-0103 or (803) 473-3543.  

Pilot Club attends Fall Council

Posted on November 23, 2014 1:57 pm by Submitted by Reader

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The Clarendon County Pilot Club attended Oct. 20-21 the Fall Council in North Myrtle Beach. Members attending included Hope Turner, Norma Andrews, Margaret Robertson, Peggy Benton and President Sandra Brewer. The Pilot Club will hold its annual Bazaar 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church at Manning. The group specializes in homemade biscuits, jams, casseroles and dressing, along with other Thanksgiving dinner necessities.    

Briggs proud of team’s journey

Posted on November 23, 2014 1:34 pm by Joe Perry

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As the Hammond Skyhawks were presented the SCISA 3-A trophy aftear defeating LMA’s Swampcats Saturday night, Head Coach Robbie Briggs said he was proud of how far his team has come. “You got to go back and reflect on the entire season,” he said. “I’m very proud of how far we’ve come in the last 16, 17 months. Evidently we still have a ways to go.” Untimely penalties stifled a few offensive chances, but Hammond’s defense was outstanding, he said. “Until you look at the film you don’t know what happened up front. We didn’t do nearly a good enough

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WHO are you thankful for?

Posted on November 23, 2014 12:52 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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People spend Thanksgiving saying what they are thankful for, but this year, The Manning Times wants to know WHO you are thankful for. Send us a FULL NAME, MESSAGE AND PICTURE by 9 p.m. Wednesday, and we will post them throughout the day on Thanksgiving. Email to We look forward to hearing from you!

Hole-In-One: Ann Drago

Posted on November 23, 2014 12:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Ann Drago of Manning scored a hole-in-one Nov. 5 on Hole No. 2 at Manning’s Wyboo Golf Club. Drago entered her feat in the Santee Cooper Country Hole-in-One Award Program and received a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Nikki Haley. For more information on the award program, contact Santee Cooper Country, P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, SC 29142, (803) 854-2131, or 1 (800)  227-8510 outside South Carolina.

Pets of the Day: Foxy

Posted on November 23, 2014 11:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Foxy is a 7-year-old brindle Chihuahua mix who is spayed. She is a lap dog and loves to be petted. She is the sweetest dog. If you are home all day and want a companion, this is the girl for you. You can meet her at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway. Call (803) 473-7075 for more information.  

Vehicle stolen from Turbeville home

Posted on November 23, 2014 10:52 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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A resident in the 1200 block of Sandhill Road in Turbeville told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 6 a.m. Nov. 17 that someone stole his 2012 Chevrolet Silverado valued at $35,000 while the vehicle was parked at the home between 12:30 and 5 a.m. that day. The man said the truck was locked and that both sets of keys were in the home.  

Manning Elementary First Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Posted on November 23, 2014 8:15 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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FOURTH GRADE A Honor Roll Summer Beachum, Shayla Dukes, Emma Erickson, Ashley Felipe, Hannah Hardy, DeZire Hilton, Derrick Husser, Maranda Jackson, Mary Jones, Jodie Li, Waveland McCabe, Reagan McElveen, Madison Mouzon, Jaidyn Murray, James Parimuha, Jennifer Patterson, Dijon Rankins, Clayton Rose, Kevin Saengjunt, Amber Tindal, Thomas Tisdale, Brandon Uncapher, Brenden Weeks, Sean Zito A/B Honor Roll Alfred Armstrong, Calvin Bailey, Lillian Baltzegar, Addison Beatson, Kamaryon Benjamin, Alexis Black, Melanie Brown, Alina Carroll, Sebastian Cruz-Luna, Aliah Dingle, Terry Driggers, Nicolas Evans, Donnie Feagin, Delaney Frierson, Maniya Gadson, Hunter Hicks, Addison Hodge, Jason Hough, Kanani Idrovo-Rosa, Thomas Lee, Trayvion Mack, Zambia Mack,

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Follow us on Twitter

Posted on November 23, 2014 7:57 am by Joe Perry

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Clarendon 1 students complete Stock Exchange exercise

Posted on November 23, 2014 6:23 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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By Beverly Spry The Hall Street Stock Exchange at Scott’s Branch Middle-High School is an economics class exercise designed to teach each student financial planning and fiscal responsibility. During the exercise, the class divided into 10 groups of three students each, with each group given $3,000 – on paper – to invest in a stock of their choice. In order to show that stocks are unpredictable and thus high risk, the morning class was asked to select their stocks based on name recognition. The afternoon class was given guidelines to research stocks prior to investing.

Cinderella Project underway

Posted on November 23, 2014 5:17 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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This has become one of Clarendon Civitan’s most popular projects. The Cinderella project involves gathering donations of gently worn formal gowns, shoes and accessories for socially and economically disadvantaged high school students. Students from area high schools are invited to attend a boutique to “shop” for a dress and other items at no cost. We are currently accepting donations for this year’s project and need your help! If you have items to donate, they may be dropped off at City Hall in Manning. For more information, call (803) 435-2330.

James Harold Catoe

Posted on November 23, 2014 1:44 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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James Harold Catoe, 73, beloved husband of the late Diane Elizabeth Hopkins Catoe, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his home. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Clarence Catoe and Laura Nunnery Catoe. James Harold Catoe was a lifelong resident of Sumter and retired from DuPont as a machine operator after 23 years of service. Survivors include two daughters, Laura Burgess of Manning and Barbara Boggs of Columbia; a brother, Clarence W. Catoe of Lee County; four sisters, Mattie Ray of Lugoff, Eva Walker  and Geneva Ballentine, both of Sumter, and Sally Thompson of Rembert; a daughter-in-law, Billie Catoe of

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CBHS encourages smokers to quit

Posted on November 23, 2014 1:27 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Thursday was the Great American Smokeout, and Clarendon Behavioral Health Services joined agencies throughout the nation in encouraging smokers to plan to quit or to make plans to quit smoking. According to the American Cancer Society, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, about one in every five adults. As of 2012, there were also 13.4 million cigar smokers and 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes and other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.

Happy Birthday: Seth Sexton

Posted on November 23, 2014 12:37 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Manning Times wishes Seth Sexton, our former delivery driver, a happy birthday!  

Gallery: Local AKA chapter holds Alzheimer’s walk

Posted on November 23, 2014 12:33 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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With November being recognized nationwide as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Clarendon County chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. held a walk Nov. 15 in downtown Manning. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia among people age 65 or older. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and 50- 80 percent of dementia cases are diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease.

LMA cheerleaders make signs for State Champs

Posted on November 23, 2014 12:22 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Laurence Manning Academy cheerleaders worked on signs last week for the South Carolina Independent School Association AAA State Championships, which LMA played against the Hammond Skyhawks on Saturday night. LMA fell to Hammond 17-0, but it was the team’s first time at state since 1997. Head Coach Robbie Briggs said it is the beginning, not the end for the team.