Harry Jack Metropol

Posted by | May 30, 2016 4:32 pm

COLUMBIA – Harry Jack Metropol, M.D., 86, died Friday, May 27, 2016. Born Nov. 20, 1929, in Manning, he was a son of Central Coffee Shop proprietors Jack George Metropol and Jennie Vaka Metropol, both natives of Skoura, Greece. He graduated as class valedictorian of Manning High School in 1949, and completed his undergraduate education at Duke University in three years. Honors received included magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to complete his medical degree at Duke in 1956. While in medical school he met and married Phylis Constantinides, a bacteriology graduate student at the rival… Read the rest

Japanese Maple Garden one of 9 featured on Garden Tour

Posted by | May 30, 2016 3:20 pm

Nine gardens will be on display the second weekend in June as the Azalea Garden club of Manning hosts “The Art of Gardening,” the first tour the club has hosted in more than a decade. One garden which will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 is the Japanese maple garden of Ralph and Ellen Rossoni, 24 Pine Straw Lane in Manning. This garden was established when the Rossonis moved into their newly built home in 2012. During the first two years, the couple planted their main structural plants, the ones which give the home a… Read the rest

Overturned vehicle reported on I-95

Posted by | May 30, 2016 2:04 pm

Clarendon EMS is currently responding to reports of a vehicle rollower between the 126 and 127 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95. Injuries and entrapment are currently unknown. The vehicle is described as a red Jeep Cherokee. Manninglive.com will have an update if injuries are fatal or life-threatening.

Walker-Gamble receives books from Duke Energy grant

Posted by | May 30, 2016 1:37 pm

Second-grade students at Walker Gamble Elementary School will go home this summer with eight books. They won’t be going to summer school, however. Rather, the books are a gift from Duke Energy through a Reading is Fundamental grant. “This is an investment in our region,” said Duke Energy South Carolina President Clark Gilespy. “Every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. This program provides the tools to help children and their families keep the students on the path of success.” Principal Sheila Floyd said the grant was part of Read for Success, a program developed… Read the rest

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted by | May 30, 2016 10:58 am

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt and Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd participated in dunking booths at the Striped Bass and Puddin' Swamp festivals this year to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
New Zion native Drue Floyd is Miss Clarendon 2016. Manninglive.com will be posting these little blurbs throughout the next few weeks so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June. Floyd says during her time as Miss Clarendon, she hopes to “gain many lifelong friendships and memories” in competing for Miss South Carolina. “I hope to leave this experience a more confident woman than before,” she said. “I am most looking forward to the events that I will take part in. I am extremely lucky to have an awesome Clarendon Crew who has… Read the rest

Margaret Goodman Spigner Whetsell

Posted by | May 30, 2016 9:09 am

SUMMERTON – Margaret Goodman Spigner Whetsell, 88, widow of Leland Benjamin Whetsell, died Sunday, May 29, 2016, at her home. Born December 2, 1927, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Labon Chappel Spigner and the late Jessie Dehon Mitchum Spigner. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Summerton United Methodist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Sally Brunson Ardis, Patsy Brunson Bradham, Elaine Whetsell Masincupp (Chip) and Mary Katherine “Kitty” Whetsell, all of Summerton; a sister, Jessie Spigner McCabe of Alcolu; five grandchildren, Ralph Ardis (Sally), Elisa Hall (Steve), Anne Ridgill… Read the rest

Memorial Day services scheduled

Posted by | May 30, 2016 8:13 am

Clarendon County will host three Memorial Day services Monday, with Summerton’s at 11 a.m. at Dogwood Park; Turbeville’s at 11 a.m. at Village Square; and Manning’s at 11 a.m. at the Clarendon County Courthouse.

Donate today to Camp Happy Days

Posted by | May 30, 2016 6:07 am

Local resident Bill Ellis is looking for donations of hats, T-shirts, toothpaste, sunscreen and other items for children for the upcoming Camp Happy Days, which will be held the first week of July at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. Cash donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666. Donations may also be dropped off from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit www.camphappydays.org.

USC Sumter awards associate in science degrees

Posted by | May 30, 2016 4:22 am

The following local students were awarded associate in science degrees by the University of South Carolina Sumter during the 2015-16 academic year. Valencia Shanice Abraham; Jason Michael Bibeau; Joshua Levi Bremer; Ryanne Alexis Burgess; Taylor Michelle Carter; Cathy Depestre; Kaitlyn Allison-Paige Diaz, with honors; Samuel Thomas DuBose, with high honors; Douglas LeRoy Elvington; Katherine Austin Floyd; Brittney Michelle Harrington; Thomas Edwin Hart, with honors; Courtney Cierralexis Hilton; Adam Sidney Jennings, with high honors. Jessica Nicole Kohler, with high honors; Cory Alexander Leonard; Alexis Nicole Martin, with honors; Savannah Leigh McCause, with honors; Monique Renee McCause, with highest honors; Kristan Brooke… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted by | May 30, 2016 12:00 am

70 – Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres. 1381 – Beginning of the Peasants’ Revolt in England. 1416 – The Council of Constance, called by Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy. 1431 – Hundred Years’ War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as the… Read the rest

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted by | May 29, 2016 10:57 pm

New Zion native Drue Floyd is Miss Clarendon 2016. Manninglive.com will be posting these little blurbs throughout the next few weeks so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June. Floyd says her goal as Miss Clarendon is “to teach acceptance and to show others the importance of Project Unify.” “I hope that by speaking to other schools, I will be able to reach my goals,” she said. “Even if I only affect the life of one student, that will be success to me.”

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted by | May 29, 2016 8:53 pm

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt is no slouch in the classroom. “My scholastic honors are honor roll, National Technical Honors Society, dual-enrollment courses, honors courses, Student Government, CATE completer and Presidential Service Award,” she said.


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted by | May 29, 2016 10:56 am

New Zion native Drue Floyd is Miss Clarendon 2016. Manninglive.com will be posting these little blurbs throughout the next few weeks so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June. After graduating from East Clarendon High School, Floyd took up a workout class in her hometown to “stay active and healthy,” she said. “I was told about the workout classes in New Zion from one of my favorite high school teachers, Afton Hicks,” Floyd said. “I think it is pretty awesome that one of my former teachers now continues to teach me through… Read the rest

USC Sumter awards associate in arts degrees

Posted by | May 29, 2016 10:21 am

The following local students were awarded associate of arts degrees duruing the 2015-16 school year by the University of South Carolina Sumter. Kaitlin Grace Alexander; Shauntay Nicole Alston; Yanet Alvarez-Perez, with honors; Hannah Delaney Baker; Emily Kathryn Batey, Montez Alonta Benjamin; Chrishaunda Cathleen Berard; Patrick Kelly Brown, with high honors; Steven Christopher Calcutt, with high honors; Victoria Hampton Cannon; Alexis Brianna Cocklin; Emily Faith Cook, with high honors; Jennifer Lynn Cromer; Jesse Donald Davis, with high honors; Zachary Ryan Davis. Cathy Depestre; Felix Louis Espada; Lamontreal Lamaine Giles Jr., with honors; Natasha Denise Glover; Ontonio Sentell Grant; Christopher Cody Guest,… Read the rest

Donations needed for Camp Happy Days

Posted by | May 29, 2016 5:08 am

Local resident Bill Ellis is looking for donations of hats, T-shirts, toothpaste, sunscreen and other items for children for the upcoming Camp Happy Days, which will be held the first week of July at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. Cash donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666. Donations may also be dropped off from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit www.camphappydays.org.

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted by | May 29, 2016 5:01 am

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said her favorite blog is “The Skimm.” “I read it every morning and it really sets the tone for my day,” she said. “By reading it, I am caught up on what is going on in the world around me, and I am told interesting facts about companies, restaurants, devices, etc.”

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