Posted on February 28, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph BakerThe Clarendon Section of the National Council of Negro Women will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the Clarendon County Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. in Manning. For more information, call Yvonne Parson at (803) 473-3977.
Posted on February 28, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph BakerThe Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats ended their season on Friday night with a 67-52 loss to Cardinal Newman in the State SCISA Tournament at the Sumter Civic Center.
Posted on February 28, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph BakerClarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as a part of a child find effort to identify students with special needs. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates at Summerton Early Childhood Center: March 6; April 10; May 8. For more information, call Glenda Coard or Audrey Walters at (8030 485-2325, ext. 221.
Posted on February 28, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph BakerALCOLU – Beasley Welch, 70, husband of Jackie Elizabeth Jones Welch, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 17, 1943, in Turbeville, he was a son of the late Clarence McSwain Welch and Bessie Beard Welch. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Tuesday Morning Bible Study of Cross Roads Bible Fellowship Church. Survivors besides his wife of Alcolu include two sons, Steven Welch (Billie Ann) of Coward and Tony Welch (Missy) of Florence; two daughters, Joann Welch of Manning and Tammy Welch of Olanta; a stepson, Thomas Welch (Jennie Lynn) of Manning;… Read the rest
Posted on February 28, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph BakerThe Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band and the Monarchs cheerleading team both performed Thursday at Walmart during the Walmart Heart event. See the March 6 edition of The Manning Times for more.
Posted on February 28, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph BakerDorothy Jean Anderson, 86, widow of Marvin Anderson, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org
Posted on February 28, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph BakerClarendon County officials announced Friday that three of the county’s debris disposal sites will remain open through March 9. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday through March 8; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and March 9. Sites remaining open include: The Davis Station Recycling Center 5442 Moses Dingle Road Davis Station Clarendon County Landfill 2475 J.W. Rhames Road Manning Turbeville Recycling Center 1971 Old Manning Road Turbeville
Posted on February 28, 2014 1:01 pm by Staff ReportsMost people know about The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And Frederick Douglass, an ardent abolitionist and fiery orator, is well known, as are Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X. But the contributions of African Americans throughout history, from slavery to the present time, are a major part of American history, Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-36, told the audience Friday morning at Manning Jr. High. “Even I have opportunities that my grandparents could only dream of,” he said. Remaining focused and working hard will result in the achievement of goals. “Without a doubt, education is the key.” For a… Read the rest
Posted on February 28, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph BakerA small brush fire near a mobile home on Wayne’s Drive outside of Manning got out of control on Friday morning, threatening the home. The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently working on the small fire.
Posted on February 28, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph BakerThe Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats will play Cardinal Newman at 5 p.m. today at Sumter Civic Center in the next round of the SCISA AAA State Championships. Wear orange and support your Swampcats!
Posted on February 28, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph BakerRobert J. Bell Sr., 82, a retired deputy chief with the Westfield Police Department, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, following a brief illness. Born Oct. 7, 1931, in New York, N.Y., he was a veteran of the Korean War, where he proudly served as a member of the U.S. Navy on the USS Leyte. Shortly after his discharge, he joined the Westfield Police Department in Westfield, N.J., where he remained from 1956 until his retirement in 1988. Officer Bell was the recipient of several honors during his tenure, including two Medals of Valor, three Command Citations and a Certificate of… Read the rest
Posted on February 28, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph BakerA Charlotte-based molds manufacturing and service company with expertise in the fire industry has selected Sumter County as the site of its new facility. King Machine will invest $3 million and create more than 20 jobs with the venture. The Sumter location will be its fifth in the United States. The other facilities operate in Ohio and North Carolina. The company will work closely with Continental Tire in Sumter to service and repair equipment used in that company’s production of millions of tires per year.
Posted on February 28, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph BakerTravelers on Old Manning Road headed to and from Sumter should expect to slow down near Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where road crews are clearing debris from Winter Storm Pax.
Posted on February 28, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph BakerThe Turbeville Arts and Crafts Festival was held March 22-23 in the fellowship hall of Pine Grove United Methodist Church.
Posted on February 27, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph BakerLola Riggs, who won The Manning Times Bible verse contest four weeks in a row on Thursday, said she has a Bible of her own, but will give the ones she has collected from the contest to a new start-up church, Faith Church in Hemingway.
Posted on February 27, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph BakerMilitary helicopters used the Clarendon County Airport late Wednesday night when they couldn’t reach their destination due to weather and fog. They lifted off earlier Thursday morning without incident.
Posted on February 27, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph BakerSUMMERTON – Hattie Mae David died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Born Aug. 16, 1948, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Idella Lawson. Survivors include two daughters, Christina (General) Lemon of Columbia and Athenia D. (Allan) Bosier of Summerton; four sisters, Cleo Abbotts of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ahaic Mae Lewis, Della Mae Lawson and Elreatha Lawson, all of Summerton; three brothers, Cleveland (Mert) Lawson of Summerton, Robert Lawson of Brooklyn and Willie Lawson of Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a goddaughter; a brother-in-law, George Lee David of Miami; a very dear and close cousin, Williene… Read the rest
Posted on February 27, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph BakerManning Junior High School will hold its Black History Month Program 9 a.m. Friday in the school’s gymnasium.
Posted on February 27, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph BakerSANTEE (AP) – A Virginia man was arrested Tuesday after the S.C. Highway Patrol found his mother in his trunk at a rest area on Interstate 95. Troopers were looking for the Cadillac after being told it was involved in a kidnapping in Virginia Beach, Va. Regelio Lopez, 20, is currently in custody by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Posted on February 27, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph BakerRobert Joseph Bell Sr., husband of Karen Lee Wickstrom Bell, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Hospice of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org
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