Times seeking staff writer

Posted by | May 26, 2017 10:07 pm

The Manning Times, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a motivated, responsible and driven part-time staff writer to join our staff. Coverage areas include general newspaper stories, special section materials and public meetings. Minimum 12 stories weekly. AP style proficiency required. Graduating journalism students encouraged to apply. Send resumes AND clip files to manningsctimes@gmail.com.

Celebrate all military this Memorial Day

Posted by | May 26, 2017 5:58 pm

Memorial Day is celebrated each May to commemorate the people who died in service of the United States of America. Even though barbecues and visions of the upcoming summer weather may command much of the attention come Memorial Day weekend, the holiday really serves as a remembrance for those military members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country, as well as the personnel who continue to protect and serve today. MEMORIAL DAY’S ORIGINS Memorial Day was first known as Decoration Day and was borne out of the Civil War. on May 30, 1868, General John Logan, a national commander… Read the rest

Summerton man killed in Alcolu wreck

Posted by | May 26, 2017 5:14 pm

A 42-year-old Summerton man was killed Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle wreck near Alcolu. Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said Willie Smythe of Summerton was pronounced dead at McLeod Health Clarendon shortly after the wreck, which happened about 2:05 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 521, about a mile north of Ridge Drive. Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol said that Smythe was driving a 2015 Nissan pickup truck south and went off the roadway and struck a utility pole. He was wearing a seatbelt.




Library gears up for summer literacy programs, reading clubs

Posted by | May 26, 2017 6:16 am

School is nearly out for the summer, and the Harvin Clarendon County Library in Manning will begin its annual reading clubs from June through July. The library hopes the reading clubs will help alleviate the diminished reading and spelling skills that many school children suffer during the summer months. Circulation Specialist Rhonda Johnston works in the children’s department of the library, which belongs to a group called South Carolina Lends. “If a customer needs a book that we do not have, we will request it for the customer, who may pick up their book via courier,” she said. “The summer… Read the rest

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted by | May 26, 2017 5:08 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons… Read the rest

Clyburn to hold Town Hall meeting June 1 in Sumter

Posted by | May 26, 2017 4:54 am

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, who represents Clarendon County in the the 6th Congressional District, will have a town hall meeting with the theme “The Fight for American Values: A Must Win,” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 at Black River Electric Cooperative, 1121 N. Pike West in Sumter. This meeting will focus on accessible, affordable quality health care; reforming the tax code; infrastructure development; energy costs; and what we must do to address these and other challenges facing our country. For more information, call Brianna Simmons at (803) 799-7798 or email brianna@scdp.org.


Manning First Baptist to hold VBS

Posted by | May 25, 2017 10:48 pm

Manning First Baptist Church will hold Galactic Surveyors for ages 3 to 5 and first- through sixth-grade students from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 12-16. A light supper will be served nightly.

Times seeking staff writer

Posted by | May 25, 2017 10:07 pm

The Manning Times, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a motivated, responsible and driven part-time staff writer to join our staff. Coverage areas include general newspaper stories, special section materials and public meetings. Minimum 12 stories weekly. AP style proficiency required. Graduating journalism students encouraged to apply. Send resumes AND clip files to manningsctimes@gmail.com.





California’s legal pot law helps reduce, erase convictions

Posted by | May 25, 2017 12:11 pm

Jay Schlauch stands outside Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys after a judge reduced his felony conviction for selling marijuana to a misdemeanor. When an opportunity arose to reduce his record to a misdemeanor under the voter-approved law that legalized recreational marijuana last year, Schlauch wasted little time getting to court.
LOS ANGELES – Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on life. So when an opportunity arose to reduce his record to a misdemeanor under California’s voter-approved law that legalized recreational marijuana last year, Schlauch wasted little time getting to court. “Why should I be lumped in with, you know, murderers and rapists and people who really deserve to get a felony?” he said. This lesser-known provision of Proposition 64… Read the rest


Media mogul’s son visits Summerton school

Posted by | May 25, 2017 10:17 am

Philanthropist Teddy Turner Jr., son of American media mogul and former Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner, visited Scott’s Branch High School earlier this month. Director of Transform South Carolina Dr. Peggy Torrey visited the school earlier this year and was so impressed that she arranged the visit with Turner as an example of innovation in rural education Transform South Carolina is an educational initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.    Turner’s staff member, Desiree Watson, joined him during the visit, during which students in Tarleton Blackwell’s fine arts class demonstrated their ability to use forms of art to capture… Read the rest

Henry Lee Polk

Posted by | May 25, 2017 10:15 am

Henry Lee Polk, husband of Neino Washington Polk, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his home, 8220 Milford Plantation Road in Pinewood. The family will receive friends at the home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Sumter Funeral Service Inc.

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