Manning FFA holding barbecue fundraiser for Brian Mance

Posted by | September 1, 2016 1:28 am

The Manning High School FFA Alumni Association is stepping up to help a fellow Monarch. The Brian Mance Barbecue Chicken fundraiser will be held 11:15 a.m. in the CATE area of Manning High School near the agricultural shop. There will be barbecue half-chickens, baked beans and cole slaw sold to assist Mance with medical costs related to his battle with a rare neurological disorder. Mance was diagnosed in July with neurosarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disorder, and spent 21 days in the hospital. On July 25, he was transferred to a rehabilitation center that specializes in the type of extensive therapy… Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 1

Posted by | September 1, 2016 12:00 am

462 – Possible start of the first Byzantine indiction cycle. 717 – Siege of Constantinople: The Muslim armada with 1,800 ships, is defeated by the Byzantine navy through the use of Greek fire. 1270 – King Stephen V of Hungary writes his walk to the antiquum castellum near Miholjanec, where the Sword of Attila was recently discovered. 1355 – King Tvrtko I of Bosnia writes In castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from the Old town of Visoki. 1449 – Tumu Crisis: Mongols capture the Emperor of China. 1529 – The Spanish fort of Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern… Read the rest

Clarendon Dems to meet Thursday

Posted by | August 31, 2016 10:31 pm

The Clarendon County Democratic Party will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bassard Pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road in Summerton. We will be discussing important information on Getting Out the Vote for the November election and hear recommendations from the County Party Executive Committee and you. For more information, call (803) 473-8393 or (803) 491-7642.

Monarchs move game to Thursday

Posted by | August 31, 2016 8:15 pm

The Manning High School Monarchs will play Lakewood at home at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, a day ahead of schedule due to possible inclement weather forecasted for Friday.

Clarendon GOP to meet Sept. 8

Posted by | August 31, 2016 7:32 pm

The Clarendon County GOP will hold its regular meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church on Greeleyville Highway in Manning, with dinner starting at 6 p.m. Speakers are subject to change, but will include 6th District Congressional candidate Laura Sterling; Clarendon County Council District 2 candidate Joe Witt; and South Carolina Senate Seat 36 candidate Leon Winn.

CCFD to ‘Fill the Boot’ for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Posted by | August 31, 2016 5:02 pm

The Clarendon County Fire Department will be holding a boot drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 2 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will fill boots at four separate locations throughout the county with your donations. They will be at the intersections of Boundary and Boyce streets and Sunset and Mill streets in Manning; Church and Main streets in Summerton; and Clarence Coker Highway and Main Street in Turbeville.

Evening Weather: Wednesday, Aug. 31

Posted by | August 31, 2016 4:48 pm

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Manning Times seeking bookkeeper, office manager

Posted by | August 31, 2016 2:59 pm

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the pending departure of one of the Times family. Our bookkeeper and office manager, Kirby Phillips Poole, will be relocating with her husband in a few weeks. The Manning Times wishes them all the best in their new adventure. The Manning Times is looking for someone with excellent customer service skills who can multitask in this fast-paced newspaper environment. A background in collections and finance is a plus. Please email resumes to, or drop them off at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning.

LMA Swampcats to play a day early

Posted by | August 31, 2016 2:43 pm

Laurence Manning Academy’s varsity football game against Hammond scheduled for Friday has been moved to 6 p.m. Thursday, due to the threat of inclement weather forecasted for Friday. Come out and support the ‘Cats!

Summerton native enrolls at Brenau University

Posted by | August 31, 2016 11:25 am

GAINESVILLE, Georgia – Summerton native Alaina Leigh Belser has enrolled at Brenau University for the Fall 2016 semester. She is pursuing a major in occupational therapy. Founded in 1878, Brenau University is a private, not-for-profit nationally prominent comprehensive institution of higher education that enrolls students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online. Gainesville, Georgia-based Brenau includes the residential Women’s College, which represents the academic and philosophical underpinnings of the liberal arts university. Brenau also provides coeducational opportunities through the doctoral level, including on-ground programs in Gainesville and other Georgia locales including Augusta, Kings Bay, Norcross and Fairburn, as… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats defeated on home tennis court

Posted by | August 31, 2016 10:03 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity tennis team fell in 12 matches Tuesday at home while hosting Trinity Byrnes. Lady Swampcats on the court included Amanda Newman, who went 1-6 and 0-6; Mason Ham, who went 0-6 and 0-6; Eliza Davis, who went 0-6 and 0-6; Carley Tsukalas, who went 1/6 and 0/6; Hannah Graham, who went 0-6 and 1-6; and Caroline Robinson, who went 2-6 and 2-6. In doubles, the Lady Swampcats came up 0-3 against Trinity Byrnes. Amanda Newman and Carley Tsukalas went 0-8, while Mason Ham and Eliza Davis went 3-8 and Laura Helen Johnson and Macey Wilson

Lady Saints fall to Williamsburg Academy

Posted by | August 31, 2016 9:22 am

The Clarendon Hall varsity Lady Saints fell 3-1 to Williamsburg Academy on Tuesday, with scores of 25-11 (W), 25-21 (L), 25-8 (L) and 25-14 (L). Ava English led the Lady Saints with 16 service points and five aces. Keri Shaffer added 14 points and Madison Kidd added 12 points. The team will play again Thursday against Patrick Henry at home.

Lady Swampcats fall to Thomas Sumter

Posted by | August 31, 2016 9:18 am

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats fell Monday night to Thomas Sumter in Dalzell, with three losing games. Scores were 25-17, 25-8 and 25-13. Brooke Ward led the team with eight serve points, five kills and three blocks.

JV Lady Saints defeat Williamsburg

Posted by | August 31, 2016 9:11 am

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity Lady Saints defeated Williamsburg Academy Tuesday in Summerton in both volleyball matches, with scores of 25-11 and 25-18. Wells James led the Lady Saints with 13 service points and four aces. Chloe Anderson and Whitney Avins had 10 points each. The team is now 3-0 on the season. They will play again 5 p.m. Thursday at Clarendon Hall against Patrick Henry.

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Thomas Sumter

Posted by | August 31, 2016 9:04 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Thomas Sumter on Monday in two games on the volleyball court. The scores were 25-18 and 27-25. Madisyn Hudson led the team with 11 serve points and five aces, and Abby Haney followed with seven serve points and four aces.

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