Evening Weather: Friday, Jan. 20

Posted by | January 20, 2017 4:09 pm

A chance of showers, mainly after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Walker-Schaffer engagement

Posted by | January 20, 2017 3:39 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson Walker of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandria Caroline, to Mr. Jeffrey Robert Schaffer II, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Robert Schaffer of Sumter. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Norvelle Plowden Walker and the late Mr. Thomas Irby Walker of Summerton and Mrs. Esther S. Shuler and the late Mr. Harry Shingler Shuler Jr. of Santee. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She is presently employed with Providence Presbyterian Church in West Columbia. The bridge-groom elect is the grandson… Read the rest

USC Sumter Fall 2016 Dean’s List

Posted by | January 20, 2017 11:50 am

Twelve Clarendon County area students were named to the University of South Carolina Fall 2016 Dean’s List, including Pinewood resident Clayton Williams; Manning residents Jazmine Cotton, Garrett Fuller, Synobia Miller, Harrison Boykin, Jalaina Brown and Francine Washington; Summerton residents Maria De Leon and Travonte Cummings; New Zion resident Hannah Yarborough; Turbeville resident Malorie Berry; and Alcolu resident Julia Morris. To be named to the Dean’s Honor List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher (3.25 or higher for freshmen), earned on a minimum of 12 credited semester hours at the end of the previous semester.

Charleston Southern Fall 2016 Dean’s List

Posted by | January 20, 2017 11:46 am

Six Clarendon County students were named to the Charleston Southern University Fall 2016 Dean’s List. Students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or better and 12 or more credit hours for the semester are named to the list. They include Michael Burgess of Greeleyville, a junior majoring in kinesiology; Robert Hinson of Manning, a senior majoring in biology, with a wildlife emphasis; Sarah Farmer of Manning, a junior majoring in management; Emily Richburg of Manning, a junior majoring in psychology; Shelby Evans of Manning, a freshman majoring in biology, with a pre-professional emphasis; Jordan Evans of New Zion, a senior… Read the rest

USC Sumter Fall 2016 President’s List

Posted by | January 20, 2017 11:23 am

Three Clarendon students were among more than 50 who made the University of South Carolina Sumter Fall 2016 President’s List. To reach this high academic achievement, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.95 to 4 earned on a minimum of 12 credited semester hours at the end of the previous semester. Students from Clarendon achieving this honor included Ami Patel, Mackenzie Ham and Trevor Tollison, all of Manning. USC Sumter is located in the heart of the state, about 45 miles east of the capital of Columbia, South Carolina. It is the only campus in the system that… Read the rest

Building a better healthcare system

Posted by | January 20, 2017 11:02 am

Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it. Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were forced into a healthcare system that is unable to keep the promises on which it was sold. We all remember President Obama‚Äôs mantra that if you liked your doctor you would keep them, that premiums and deductibles would go down, that we would have more insurance choices and that Medicare would be protected at all costs. Fast forward to the… Read the rest

Brunson presented at Lord Clarendon Cotillion

Posted by | January 20, 2017 8:58 am

The Lord Clarendon Cotillion presented one debutante at its annual ball held Dec. 19, 2016, at Sunset Country Club in Sumter. Pictured is Helen Bateman Brunson with her escorts, Adam Daniel Lowder, left, and Don Cagney Brunson III, right. Sons presented included Brunson, John Landon Black, John William Graham and Richard Benton Wilder.


DOT’s priority making deadliest stretches safer

Posted by | January 20, 2017 8:43 am

COLUMBIA – State transportation officials say their top priority for additional money is making South Carolina’s deadliest stretches of highway safer. Transportation Secretary Christy Hall said Thursday it will take $50 million a year over a decade just to make safety improvements to the state’s “worst of the worst” stretches. She says nearly 30 percent of the state’s crash fatalities and serious injuries occur along those 1,900 miles. Officials say 2015 was the state’s deadliest year on record, with 979 traffic deaths. Hall says most of those happen in the state’s rural areas, and half involve vehicles running off the… Read the rest

Morning Weather: Friday, Jan. 20

Posted by | January 20, 2017 5:09 am

A chance of showers, mainly before 3 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

President optimistic about the future as he leaves White House

Posted by | January 20, 2017 2:34 am

WASHINGTON (AP) – Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Obama, this is finally the end. The president spent his last full day Thursday at the White House before becoming an ex-president. The big decisions and grand pronouncements are all behind him, but Obama is still in charge until President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath at noon today. The White House left Obama’s schedule mostly empty for the day, saying he would use the time to pack up the home he and his family have lived in for most of a… Read the rest

Evening Weather: Thursday, Jan. 19

Posted by | January 19, 2017 4:08 pm

A chance of showers, mainly after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.


Get your tickets for annual Oyster Roast

Posted by | January 19, 2017 11:57 am

At 6 p.m. Saturday, the place to be will be the Flowers’ Tomato Shed off U.S. 301 near Summerton as the St Matthias Episcopal Church hosts its annual Oyster, Barbecue and Catfish Stew Benefit for the Montessori School. Steaming, hot oysters, good ol’ Southern barbecue and John Allen’s catfish stew are on the menu along with rice, cole slaw, soup, cold beverages and another Southern staple, banana pudding. In previous years, more than two and three tons of oysters annually have been enjoyed by attendees. “We’ve had crowds as large as 450 people,” said Caroline Herring, who co-directs the event… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats fall to Pinewood Prep

Posted by | January 19, 2017 11:13 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Lady Swampcats fell to Pinewood Prep on Wednesday night by a score of 54-27. Olivia Coker led the team with six points. Cora Lee Downer, Brooke Ward, Sarah Knight Nalley and Brooke Bennett each added fvie points. Eliza Davis had one point.

Friends remember young man killed in wreck

Posted by | January 19, 2017 11:00 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story did not run on The Manning Times’ front page as intended. Instead, a story involving County Council was run in its place. We regret the error and the full story will be published in next week’s edition, as it is here. The Clarendon County community said goodbye this week to an 18-year-old Sumter man whose “attitude and strength in Christ is one that made an impression on each and every individual he crossed paths with,” according to friends and family. Jonathan Luke Hermanson died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, from injuries received in an automobile wreck… Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Pinewood Prep

Posted by | January 19, 2017 10:11 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Pinewood Prep on the road Wednesday night by a score of 25-13. Audrey Bennett led the team scoring five points. Carrie Rickenbaker and Elizabeth Hicks each had four points. Katherine Burns had three points, while Trinity Harrington Peyton Davis, Jamie Newman and Madison Ham each had two points. Laura Johnson had one point. The team’s record is now 8-3. The next game is Friday at Florence Christian.

Horay honored for 57 years as Master Mason

Posted by | January 19, 2017 9:56 am

Harry William Horay was honored last week for his years of service as a master mason by St. Peter’s Lodge No. 54 in Manning. He was raised as Master Mason on May 19, 1959, having served 57 years overall of faithful service. He was honored by District Deputy Grand Master Right Worshipful Brother Phillip Cockfield and Worshipful Master Brother Barry Patterson.

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