Monthly Archives: February 2014

SNOW DAYS: Miranda Price, 4.

Posted on February 3, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

MIRANDA_PRICE_AND_PUP_PUPMiranda Price, 4, attempts a snow angel at her home in Sumter while her 2-year-old dog, Pup Pup, attempts to help her up. She is the daughter of Jim and Holly Price, who works as a Clarendon County probation agent.


Posted on February 3, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker


grief_for_web_2Bernard S. Tobiassen, husband of Patricia Sullivan Cavanagh, of Plummer Circle and a longtime former resident of Saugerties, N.Y., died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Covenant Place in Sumter.


Born Aug. 17, 1935, in New York City, he was a son of the late Severin B. and Virginia Cook Tobiassen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1958 to 1960 and again from 1961 to 1962. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.


For many years he trained bird dogs and competed with them in field trials, winning many trophies and championships. He … Read the rest


Posted on February 2, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

joe_perryVeteran journalist Joe Perry has joined The Manning Times’ staff, and will focus on cops, business and general features stories. Perry has worked as a senior staff writer with The Item in Sumter and as a general assignment reporter with The Berkeley Independent in Moncks Corner.

See Thursday’s Manning Times for more.





Posted on February 2, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

DemocratslogoThe Clarendon County Democratic Party will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Chairman Glenn Ardis at (803) 452-6013.


Posted on February 2, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

George-StinneyThird Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III has filed new paperwork in the George Stinney Jr. case, alleging that the 15-year-old boy’s murder conviction and execution is not affected by an old point of English common law the boy’s attorneys attempted to use nearly two weeks ago in a Sumter courtroom.

Fourteenth Circuit Court Judge Carmen T. Mullen gave Finney and his team 10 days to file a brief on the writ of coram nobis, an old remedy used to “correct errors of fact when no other remedy exists,” according to attorney Miller Shealy. Finney filed paperwork on Friday with … Read the rest

SNOW DAYS: Allen Johnson

Posted on February 2, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

AllenJohnson.jpgAllen Johnson, the son of Michael and Parker Wall Johnson, swings in the snow last week.

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Posted on February 2, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

If you haven’t submitted your SNOW DAYS photo to The Manning Times yet, there’s still time. Send them to Editor Robert J. “Bobby” Baker at for your chance to be in the Feb. 6 edition of The Manning Times. We will be posting pictures on our website throughout the week.




Posted on February 2, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

IMG_3562aaThe Azalea Ball presented two debutantes on Jan. 4 at the Cypress Center in Manning. Elizabeth Nell Black, sitting left, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Todd Black, was presented by her father, not pictured, and escorted by Cadet William Michael Phemister Jr. and her brother, John Landon Black. Sydney Taylor Cumbee, sitting right, was presented by her uncle. Carl Matthews Evans Jr., and was escorted by Carl Matthew Evans III and Thomas Alexander Beasley Jr.


Posted on February 2, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

crandall-lybrandMr. and Mrs. William C. Crandall announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Ashley Crandall, to James Robert “Rob” Lybrand Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Lybrand Sr., all of Sumter.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crandall of Manchester, Tenn., and Mrs. Janet H. Brunson and the late John Dreyfus Brunson Sr. She graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and the University of South Carolina. She is a registered nurse with Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

 The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson Lybrand of Manning, and Mrs. Read the rest


Posted on February 2, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

st mary'sSt. Mary’s Catholic Church in Summerton will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with holy mass at 11 a.m. today. A historic marker will be unveiled at noon in front of the church, and will be followed by lunch in  the St. Matthias Parish Hall.


Posted on February 1, 2014 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

READY_DUCK_HUNTERS_JAN_2014[1]Andrew Stewart, Will Price and Sims Holliday recently enjoyed a cold-morning duck hunt at Hickory Top Greentree Reservoir.

See Dan Geddings’ column on Page 2 of the Jan. 30 edition of The Manning Times for more.


Posted on February 1, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SHIMMY_MOB_LOGOShimmy Mob of Sumter invites you to from 2-5 p.m. March 22 to experience “Gypsy Spirit” at the USC Sumter Nettles Building, 200 Miller Road in Sumter.

Locals graduate from Clemson

Posted on February 1, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

college-graduationClemson University has shared a link of December commencement ceremonies with The Manning Times, with two locals receiving degrees. Continue reading for the link.

JCMC – HAVEN OF REST to hold meeting

Posted on February 1, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest will hold its monthly public meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Covenant Presbyterian Church’s fellowship hall. Parking is available in the area nearest the entrance to the fellowship hall. For more information, call Ann Driggers at (803) 309-8085.


Posted on February 1, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Carrie Sinkler-Parker will once again host a discussion on the Affordable Care Act at 6 p.m. Monday at the Harvin Clarendon County Library in Manning.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


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