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Many celebrations took place throughout this month in acknowledgement of Black History Month. The following photos are from events hosted at Vision By Deisgn, Manning Early Childhood Center, and …
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The Manning Times is doing a series of stories featuring some of the county’s first responders to get an inside look at the lives of our local heroes. This week, we interviewed Lieutenant Sean …
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On Feb. 7,   high school seniors Josiah Burson and Thomas Sumpter from Laurence Manning Academy signed with Erskine College. On Feb. 21, senior Kole Elliott from Clarendon Hall signed a …
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HopeHealth physician M. Ashleigh Evans, PA
HopeHealth welcomes Margaret A. Evans, MSPAS, PA-C, a physician assistant serving patients of Access Hope in Manning. Evans graduated from Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, …
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The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program, a division of the South Carolina Department of Children’s Advocacy, is offering free online training to those interested in becoming a …
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Virginia “Jennie” Mae Burke DuRant, 98, widow of James McDowell DuRant, Sr., died Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. Born June 12, 1925, in Alcolu, …
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The Manning Times wrote this story in English, and then one of our interns translated it to Spanish. We’ve included both versions out of respect for Amelia Siguan de Balon, whose main language …
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DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE A 67-year-old Summerton man was cited for reckless driving and open container after colliding with another vehicle at the Paxville Highway and Wal-Mart intersection. …
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Settle Down, settle down, I’m not talking to you I’m talking to myself. It is Super Bowl weekend. Excitement seems to be brewing like a witch’s cauldron filled with eye of newt. …
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Kenon Daquan Stallworth was extradited from Transylvania County jail in Brevard, North Carolina to Clarendon County on Feb. 22. Stallworth was arrested and charged with Criminal Sexual Misconduct …
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The Manning Times is accepting nominations for Hometown Heroes, a magazine where we will be  featuring 25 randomly selected heroes from Clarendon. These heroes can be first responders,  …
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As a new tax season begins, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) want to remind taxpayers to be vigilant against identity …
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I often see broken people trying to develop a relationship with other broken people. Think about that for a minute. If you are broken and I am broken, what does that equate to for the both of us? Two …
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Lola
LOLA is a 3 year old, brown, female, Bully Mix. Lola has been spayed, and is current on vaccinations. She did test positive for heartworms, though. Therefore, she would need to continue treatment …
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10-years and 1.75 million bikes ago Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) chose Manning, South Carolina as the place to build its manufacturing facility. As the bicycle manufacturing giant celebrates …
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On Saturday, Feb. 24, the LMA Swampcats faced Spring Valley at a home game. Spring Valley jumped out to an early 5-1 half time lead and a Swampcats second half rally outscoring SV 4-2 was not enough. …
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In recognition of National Battery Day on Feb. 18, South Carolinians are encouraged to “Take Charge: Be Battery Smart” and learn about the importance of properly using and recycling …
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In a match on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Laurence Manning Academy’s varsity lacrosse team won against Camden Military. Camden –   Attackman Jordan Ives led all scorers with an …
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On February 24, voters in Clarendon County overwhelming selected former President Donald Trump as their choice in the South Carolina republican presidential primary. Nikki Haley was easily beaten …
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In the world of high school bowling, few coaches can boast a track record as impressive as Coach Jay Atkins at Laurence Manning Academy (LMA). Since taking the helm in 2011, Coach Atkins has led the …
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Over 50 volunteers gathered at the John C. Land, III Sports Fishing Facility on Thursday morning for a second landing clean-up hosted by Santee Cooper and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. In …
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Will Davis
Christie’s International Real Estate is strengthening its presence in South Carolina as The Litchfield Company, one of coastal South Carolina’s premier real estate firms, announces its …
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On Feb. 12, the Clarendon County Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting. Chairman Dwight Stewart gave the introduction after the invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and approval of agenda …
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Spencer Thomas and his assistant coach, Rick Schneider, enforce one major principle when it comes to their wrestlers: no one quits. “We don’t allow them to say ‘I can’t’ …
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In recognition of Black History Month, the Duke Energy Foundation has provided $75,000 in grants to organizations in South Carolina that serve African American communities with programs, services and …
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William Cecil Bagnal, 84, met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, February 16, 2024 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, SC. He was a lifetime member of Westside Baptist Church in Sumter. He …
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HARVIN CLARENDON COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD MEETING February 26 th at 4:30 pm Harvin Clarendon County Library Library Mission: To provide the community with access to resources, information, and …
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At a home game in Manning on Feb. 19, LMA's varsity lacrosse team took a loss against South Effingham from GA.  The Swampcats fell behind early at home in the first quarter 4-0, rallied to …
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Have you heard about the prices for tickets to the Super Bowl? It’s wild. I guy told me that he heard that tickets could cost $10,000.00. He said that the cheapest ticket was $8,500.00. I …
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Decedent for wreck at Liberty Hill Church Road and Highway 15 2/15/24.  The decedent has been identified as Angel Albiter Hernander, age 47 of Sumter, South Carolina. Family has been …
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Stress can be produced by a lot of things. We seem to get stressed out when we must stand up and speak before a crowd of people. We get stressed out for events such as a wedding, especially if we are …
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Lawyers for four death row inmates who have run out of appeals argued to the South Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday that the state’s old electric chair and new firing squad are cruel and …
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On February 8 th , the Clarendon County Republican Party (CCGOP) met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The meeting was opened with prayer and CCGOP Chairman Moye Graham gave remarks and …
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Dozens of open judgeships throughout the South Carolina courts will go unfilled amid an unresolved debate over the state’s system of judicial selection. The South Carolina Senate ended …
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The following story, written by Larry Penkava, was submitted to The Manning Times by Kathleen Gibson. The story is about Gibson’s father and an act of kidnenss he showed that left a mark on the …
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On Feb. 6, the Town of Summerton held a regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting. The well-attended meeting was called to order and after verifying notification to media, the Commission …
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The CCTC Foundation recently received a $5,000 gift from Georgia-Pacific Clarendon. “On behalf of Georgia-Pacific (GP) and our Clarendon OSB (oriented strand board) plant leadership team, …
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My name is Savannah Johnson. I am Miss Gamecock City USA 2024 and will be competing for the title of Miss South Carolina USA in June. I’m twenty-three years old. I graduated from the University …
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Frankie Len Gilbert
Frankie Len Gilbert
Frankie Len Gilbert, 72, formally of Angier, NC passed away on January 24, 2024, at Fox Hollow Senior Living in Southern Pines, NC. Frankie was born on November 20, 1951, in Harnett County, NC …
Reverend Doctor Spencer Averitt Jordan, Nov. 22, 1968 - Jan. 3, 2024
The following story was originally printed on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Reverend Doctor Spencer A. Jordan passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3,2024. Jordan was a teacher and a coach before   serving …
Helen Elena Epps
Helen Elena Bass, 76, died Saturday, December 9, 2023 at her daughter’s home in Milton, FL with her children by her side. Helen was born January 10, 1947 In Sumter, SC to Harold R. and …
Education
CCSD early dismissals on Feb. 26
MECC, WGES, RWES - 11 a.m. MPS - 11:10 a.m. ECMHS & MES - 11:20 a.m. SBMH - 11:25 a.m. MJHS - 11:30 a.m. MHS - 11:45 a.m.
Walker Gamble Elementary School Named 2023 National ESEA Distinguished School
The Clarendon County School District is thrilled to announce that Walker Gamble Elementary School, one of our distinguished schools, has been honored as a 2023 National Distinguished School by the …
Williamsburg Tech Names President’s, Dean’s and Merit List Students
Williamsburg Technical College recently announced the list of students named to the President’s List, Dean’s List, and Merit List for 2023 Fall semester. The President’s List …
Opinion
Debra Lynn Baker, known also as Lynn Welch, is remembered for her columns
Debra Lynn Baker, a Manning resident and former columnist for The Manning Times, died on February 5th, 2024. In memory of our friend and colleague, we are running one of her columns.  "The …
Letter to the Editor
I am writing to express my concern and opposition regarding a recent trip made by Clarendon County Deputy Administrator Sharmane Anderson.  Ms. Anderson had the opportunity to visit the White …
My friend Bill
Hello Readers, I know it has been a while since I wrote a column as we have Bobby Jonte and now Melissa McCoy and her always entertaining ‘Manning Mama’. This week I have on my heart …