Union UMC homecoming

Posted on September 16, 2014 8:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Union United Methodist Church in Wilson will celebrate Homecoming at 11 a.m. Sept. 21. Wright Turbeville will be the guest speaker. A covered dish dinner will follow, and in the afternoon there will be a special service of dedication and reaffirmation of baptism led by the Rev. Wallace Culp.


The Rev. Dr. Presley Andrew Morris

Posted on September 16, 2014 7:23 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Rev. Dr. Presley Andrew Morris, 86, widower of Rhunette F. Morris, died Tuesday, September, 16, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 7, 1928, near Alcolu, he was a son of Andrew Franklin Morris and Mamie Lee Cutter Morris. He grew up on a farm with his parents, three brothers, two sisters, three cousins and his grandmother. At 18, he became a carpenter’s helper and worked his way up to a building contractor for fifteen years. He married Rhunette Floyd Sept. 6, 1947. He was saved April 27, 1955. He immediately answered God’s call to preach, and feeling a need

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Mt. Chapel Missionary church anniversary

Posted on September 16, 2014 6:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Mount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5918 S.C. 260 in Jordan, will celebrate its 159th anniversary at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 28 during morning worship services. The guest speaker will be Pastor Gary Miller of Springfield Baptist Church. The Rev. Carnell Witherspoon is the host pastor.


Manning High School Homecoming Parade

Posted on September 16, 2014 3:42 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The 2014 Manning High School Homecoming Parade will be 6 p.m. Friday in downtown Manning. Participants are asked to line up from 5:15 to 5:50 p.m. at Weldon Auditorium and proceed down Brooks to Boyce streets. The parade will turn right on Brooks and then right on Mill Street at Manning City Hall, ending on Mill Street by Citi Trends. Anyone interested is invited to join the parade with a car, truck or float. Participants may not throw anything from their floats or vehicles. For more information, call Carolyn Reed or Elizabeth Mills at(803) 435-4417, or email creed@csd2.org or emills@csd2.org.



Evening with the Superintendent

Posted on September 16, 2014 1:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Clarendon School District 1 Superintendent Rose Wilder will host Evening with the Superintendent at 6 p.m. Monday at the district’s Community Resource Center on Fourth Street. This is the former site of Scott’s Branch Middle School in Summerton. Special guests for the evening will be Assistant Superintendent Barbara Ragin, Scott’s Branch Middle-High School Principal Gwendolyn Harris, St. Paul Elementary School Principal Rosa Dingle; Summerton Early Childhood Center Principal Thomas Bell and Director of Special Services Beverly McCullough. An overview of the district’s instructional program will be shared with attendees. Parents and members of the community are encouraged to attend. The

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Happy 100th Birthday Miss Mary

Posted on September 16, 2014 12:53 pm by Joe Perry

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                    Today Mary Walker celebrates her 100th birthday, and from everyone at The Manning Times, we wish her a very happy day. On Sunday, family and friends hosted a party at The Wyboo Community Center in her honor. You can read all about Mary Walker, her upbringing in Idaho and her positive outlook and philosophy in the Sept. 18 edition of The Manning Times.  


Manning man charged with PWID crack, possession of marijuana

Posted on September 16, 2014 12:49 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Solomon Jermaine McBride, 32, of 204 Brunson St. in Manning, was charged about 12:28 a.m. Sept. 9 with possession of crack with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, second offense, after a traffic stop on Winfield Street in Manning. According to a report from the Manning Police Department, Private 1st Class William B. Secrist II spotted McBride exiting a store in the area and smelled a strong scent of marijuana coming from him. Secrist stopped a vehicle in which McBride was a passenger, and asked if any drugs were in the vehicle. The driver stated he did not know

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Time running out to vote for best of Main Street Manning

Posted on September 16, 2014 12:47 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Visit this link to vote for Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display and Best Building Renovation for Main Street Manning. The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the old Belk Building on North Brooks Street. You can also vote by printing out the ballot below and mailing to Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102. The last day to vote is Wednesday, so hurry up!


Queen Elizabeth Gamble Boulware Rose

Posted on September 16, 2014 12:27 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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NEW ZION – Queen Elizabeth Gamble Boulware Rose, 82, widow of Hazel Rose, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. Born June 26, 1932, in New Zion, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Helen Flemming Gamble. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Deloris Mickens, 1549 527 Subdivision Road in New Zion. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Elizabeth Ann Hannah Turner

Posted on September 16, 2014 11:58 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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LAKE CITY – Elizabeth Ann Hannah Turner, 72, wife of James Turner, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Born in Lake City, she was a daughter of the late Odell Hanna Wilson and William Wilson. She was a 190 graduate of Carver High School in Lake City. She worked in domestic affairs and for Wal-Mart. She was a member of Greater St. James AME Church where she served as an usher, a Sunday school teacher and with the clothing ministry. Survivors besides her husband include three children, William (Terri) Hannah of Lake City and Yvette Hanna and Yvonne H. (Ferry) Brown,

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Flea, tick medicine earns man trip to jail

Posted on September 16, 2014 11:54 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Three boxes of flea and tick medicine valued at $49.95 each earned a 24-year-old Manning man a day in the Clarendon County Detention Center. Antonio Travis Pittman of 115 Breedin St. was arrested about 4:51 p.m. Aug. 10 at a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway after a store emplyee told police Pittman had placed three packages of Advantage II flea and tick medicine in his jacket and attempted to leave the store without paying for them. According to reports, Pittman offered to pay for the items Aug. 16, if allowed.


Ersell Blackwell Hudson

Posted on September 16, 2014 11:33 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Ersell Blackwell Hudson, 100, widow of Thomas Edward Hudson Sr., died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at her home. Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Elby Elliott Blackwell and Agnes Louise Shorter Blackwell. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Survivors include four daughters, Lillie Bea Benenhaley, Brenda H. Lashley (Dwight) and Miriam H. Collins, all of Sumter, and Betty H. Black (Marshall) of Manning; a son, Thomas Edward “Ed” Hudson Jr. (Carolyn) of Sumter; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 40 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Virgie

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Monarchs defeat Gamecocks at home

Posted on September 16, 2014 11:22 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Manning High School Monarchs were victorious 7-0 Monday night against Sumter High School at home. Sarah Farmer defeated Avery Jones of Sumter 6-1 and 7-5; Emily Richburg defeated Amily Mulholland 6-2 and 6-1. Brandi Witherspoon defeated Valencia Brown 6-2 and 7-6. Leigh Fleming defeated Shonteria Brown 6-1 and 6-4. And Bailee Garneau defeated Lindsey Smutz 6-4 and 6-2. The team was also victorious in doubles, with Sarah Farmer and Emily Richburg defeating Avery Jones and Emily Mulholland 8-6; Caroline Hill and Ke’Aydra Mallett defeated A. O’Connor and W. Scott 6-4 and 6-1. JV matches were won by Manning’s Sarah

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Council discusses ‘Project Peak,’ passes FILOT second reading

Posted on September 16, 2014 10:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Clarendon County Council met early Tuesday to hold second reading on an ordinance to provide a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for an unknown entity. Council is calling the deal “Project Peak” for the time being. “We cannot divulge many details at this time,” said Council Chairman Dwight Stewart. “But we are on a strict timetable and are working to get this deal for the residents of Clarendon County. We know it will be of great benefit to them.” Council held first reading on the ordinance Sept. 8 during its regular meeting. They will hold third reading and a public hearing on the

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30 percent chance of thunderstorms

Posted on September 16, 2014 8:43 am by Joe Perry

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Some morning fog out there today, but not as soupy as yesterday. It’s currently 72 degrees with 90 percent humidity and winds out of the southwest at 2 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Today should be mostly cloudy with a high near 85. Tonight’s low is around 67 with light and variable winds.      


Mary Lucille Lamb Floyd

Posted on September 16, 2014 4:50 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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LAKE CITY – Mary Lucille Lamb Floyd, 61, wife of Raymond Floyd, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at her home in the Barrineau community of Clarendon County. Born May 15, 1953, in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of the late Willard Pete and Idell Floyd Lamb. Survivors besides her husband include two daughters, Tracy Floyd (Bryan) McKenzie of Lake City and Ashley Floyd (Jody) Crawford of Scranton; five grandchildren Chase Player, Blake Player, Bryson McKenzie, Laken McKenzie and Rivers Crawford. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbert Floyd; and a sister, Vinnie Welch. Funeral services were held

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Vote for the best of Main Street Manning!

Posted on September 16, 2014 12:46 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Visit this link to vote for Most Hospitable Business, Best Window Display and Best Building Renovation for Main Street Manning. The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the old Belk Building on North Brooks Street. You can also vote by printing out the ballot below and mailing to Main Street Manning, 29 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102. The last day to vote is Wednesday, so hurry up!


Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant plans meeting for Miss and Teen candidates

Posted on September 15, 2014 8:41 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant will hold a meeting 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Seacoast House, 201 N. Church St. in Manning, for those interested in becoming Miss Clarendon or Miss Clarendon Teen. Prospective candidates will learn about the pageant, areas of competition and the Miss America organization. Teen contestants must be ages 13-17 by June 2015, and no higher than junior year in high school. Miss contestants must bee ages 17-24, and at least a senior in high school. The pageants will be held starting 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Weldon Auditorium. For more information, email missclarendonpageant@yahoo.com.


Kayaks reported stolen from Clearview Drive

Posted on September 15, 2014 7:13 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Two Aruba Sun Dolphin 10-foot kayaks valued at $280 each, along with a life jacket and one of the seats for the kayaks, was reportedly stolen from a home in the 1200 block home of Clearview Drive in Manning between 3 p.m. Sept. 3 and 5:50 p.m. Sept. 9, according to a report from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. The 51-year-old owner told deputies that one kayak was blue, the other green, and that both had stickers peeling from them. He said the rubber drain plugs on top were missing.