Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sun is shining, weather is sweet

Posted on April 2, 2014 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

IMG_8520IMG_8520 It’s definitely springtime. Temperatures might reach the high 80s today, according to the National Weather Service, with winds out of the southwest at 10 to 14 mph. Tonight temps will drop to the mid 50s with southwest winds lessening a bit. Thursday should be like today: Nice.

Pilot Club to hold Card Benefit

Posted on April 2, 2014 11:11 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

pilotclubpilotclubThe Clarendon Pilot Club will sponsor a Card Benefit from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. April 8 at Manning United Methodist Church. There will be refreshments and door prizes, as well as a high prize for each table. The cost is $15 per person, with a minimum of four people per table. Score pads will be furnished, but participants are asked to bring their own cards. For more information, or to register, call Norma Andrews at (803) 435-5402 or Sandra Brewer at (803) 473-3186.  

Mobile Library to stop at Shake Store today

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

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stop today: 3:30-5 p.m. at Shake Store on Kingstree Highway harvin_clarendon_county_library_mobileharvin_clarendon_county_library_mobile

LMA B-Team defeats Edisto 19-3

Posted on April 2, 2014 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LMA ShieldLMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy B-Team let the bats do the talking Tuesday afternoon, defeating Edisto 19-3.  Taylor Lee was the winning pitcher.  LMA will travel to Thomas Sumter Academy in Sumter on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. start.  The B-Team Swampcats are now 12-0 on the season.

Jury deliberating Ragin’s fate

Posted on April 2, 2014 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A Virginia jury began deliberations late Tuesday afternoon to decide whether a 39-year-old Alcolu native will spend the rest of his life in prison or be put to death by lethal injection for three counts of capital murder and one count of second-degree murder. john moses raginjohn moses raginJohn Moses Ragin was convicted Thursday by a jury in Newport News, Va., of the 2011 stabbing deaths of his wife, Crystal Ragin, and her three children, Sierra, 15; La’Kwan, 11; and Rasheed, 6. He was accused of stabbing the four victims more than 70 times altogether and then setting fire to the family’s home before… Read the rest

George Thomas Grubbs

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

George GrubbsGeorge GrubbsGeorge Thomas Grubbs, 78, husband of Patty Grubbs, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born January 19, 1936, in Columbia, he was a son of the late George Washington Grubbs and the late Iris Virginia Barber Grubbs.  He was a retired fireman for the City of Columbia with 25 years of service and he owned and operated Grubb’s Transmission Service in Manning for many years. He was a Mason and he was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife of Manning; four sons, Tommy Grubbs of Pelion, Larry Grubbs of Lexington, Brian Grubbs of… Read the rest

Coach Smith takes position in Chesterfield School District

Posted on April 1, 2014 5:05 pm by Staff (Office)

COACH-JACOB-SMITHCOACH-JACOB-SMITHJacob E. Smith Sr., who submitted his resignation to Clarendon School District 2 in February from his position as a teacher at Manning Primary School and as head varsity boys basketball coach at Manning High School, has been named the head boy’s basketball coach of Cheraw High School in Chesterfield School District. Smith will also serve as a math interventionist and coach at Cheraw Primary School. Smith’s last day with Clarendon 2 will be June 6. “Although I have enjoyed working in Clarendon School District 2 over the past two years, I cannot continue my future in education here,” Smith… Read the rest

Vote in Clarendon’s Best

Posted on April 1, 2014 2:02 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

RibbonRibbonClarendon County prides itself on local hospitality and customer service. The Manning Times would like to acknowledge our skilled laborers by giving our community the opportunity to vote for these people and businesses in “Clarendon’s Best.” Grab the newest edition of The Manning Times, fill in each blank and turn them in at The Manning Times office. Winners will be announced in a future edition of The Manning Times.

Local farmers aid students, programs with Monsanto grants

Posted on April 1, 2014 2:02 pm by Staff (Office)

Two local farms helped both Laurence Manning Academy and the Clarendon County 4-H Livestock Club recently through a Monsanto-funded grant program. 4-h monsanto4-h monsantoSUBMITTED PHOTO.Representatives of the Clarendon County 4-H Livestock Club stand with Monsanto representative Jess Easterling and the $2,500 check awarded to the club recently. Marie and Maynard Door directed a $2,500 donation to the Livestock Club through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, and the donation will help the club offer scholarships for camps and other 4-H projects. The group currently offers the only livestock club in the area, and the Dorrs’ children are among its many members. Tommy Lee and… Read the rest

Harambee Breakfast on Saturday

Posted on April 1, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

ncnw-logo1ncnw-logo1The Clarendon National Council of Negro Women invites the public to attend its annual Harambee Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Taw Caw Community Outreach Center, 1126 Granby Lane in Summerton. The event will include a great breakfast, enjoyable program and a dynamic motivational speaker in Jeffrey Lampkin. The venerable, historic nonprofit organization donates all fundraising profits to local charities. For more information, call President Elease Fulton at (803) 478-2939 or Loretta Pollard at (803) 485-2071.

LMA soccer team defeats Orangeburg Prep

Posted on April 1, 2014 9:09 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

LMA ShieldLMA ShieldLMA played Orangeburg Prep Monday at home, 3-2. Orangeburg Prep took a 2-0 lead in the first half. At half time, Andrew Compton gave the team an emotional speech about desire and effort that sparked a big comeback win for LMA. In the second half, Austin Stout scored early with an assist from Tyler Barrett. Next, Stout had a direct kick from just outside the 18-yard line that the goalie couldn’t handle. The third goal came on a foul on Stout inside the 18-yard line that resulted in a P.K. The defense allowed four shots-on-goal, with Tyler Barrett and Will… Read the rest

Mobile Library at Turbeville IGA today

Posted on April 1, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stop today: 2-4 p.m., Turbeville IGA. harvin_clarendon_county_library_mobileharvin_clarendon_county_library_mobile

Thomas Dwight “Tom” Brown

Posted on April 1, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

___ --Thomas Dwight “Tom” Brown, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and friend, died Sunday, March 30, 2014. Thomas-Brown-2Thomas-Brown-2Born July 7, 1935, in Constantine, Mich., he was a son of the late Harry Kenneth Brown and Marjorie Bell Wandell Brown. His family moved to Battle Creek, Mich, the home of the Kellogg Company, which likely contributed to his corn-fed rearing. In 1953, Tom graduated from Battle Creek Central high School, and then married his high school sweetheart – now his loving wife of 60 years, Dianne “Dee” Pearlman Brown – at the age of 18. At the time, his… Read the rest

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