Monthly Archives: June 2014

Aidan James Hoffmaster

Posted on June 26, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Aidan James Hoffmaster

Aidan James Hoffmaster

Aidan James Hoffmaster, age 12, beloved son of Robert Bryan Hoffmaster and Betty Denise Williams Hoffmaster, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his home.

Born Oct. 12, 2001, in Manning, he was the paternal grandson of Patricia Hoffmaster and the late Donald Hoffmaster and the maternal grandson of the late Larry and Patricia Williams. Aidan loved listening to music and playing with Legos, NERF guns and video games. He will always be remembered as a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle and friend.

Survivors besides his parents and paternal grandmother include three brothers, Kenan Loyd Hoffmaster and his … Read the rest

Posted on June 26, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Materials still needed for Camp Happy Days

Posted on June 26, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

CAMP-HAPPY-DAYS-WISH-LISTPlease provide any and all items on this wishlist for Camp Happy Days by bringing said items to The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, by 5 p.m. Friday. The kids who attend Camp Happy Days really need your help.

Seacoast team ‘serves’ county

Posted on June 26, 2014 10:10 am by Staff Reports

rex-josey-park-cleanup-9Pastor Jim Fleming of Seacoast Church guessed about a dozen members of the church’s serve team helped spruce up Rex Josey Park on Saturday.

Every third Saturday of the month, the serve team – and really anyone who wants to help out – meets at 201 N. Church St., prays, and then heads out on a simple mission: To help out.

“It’s such a good feeling to get out and do something for others and not expect anything in return,” Fleming said. “It’s such a blessing. We just do what we can and could do.”

Next month the group plans … Read the rest

Dawn Smith Jordan talks of forgiveness

Posted on June 26, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Dawn Smith Jordan

Dawn Smith Jordan has good reason to live by the words in 2 Corinthians 12:9.

“It says, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness,’” Jordan told a congregation at Summerton Baptist Church on Sunday night. “That verse has touched me in so many instances, when I’ve been just so broken and down-hearted.”

The first time Jordan referenced it during Sunday’s evening service at the church was to talk about the dissolution of her marriage in the late 1990s. The second was when she mentioned the murder of her 17-year-old sister … Read the rest

GALLERY: Clarendon queens in competition

Posted on June 26, 2014 7:07 am by Staff

Miss Clarendon 2014 Hannah Henshaw and Miss Clarendon Teen Haley Erickson have been tearing up the stage at the Miss South Carolina Pageant this week. Henshaw competed in Evening Wear and Swimsuit on Tuesday night, while Erickson competed in Physical Fitness. The girls both showed off their talents – tap dancing – on Wednesday night.

(Photos courtesy of the Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant organizers)

Red Cross auction this evening at MUMC

Posted on June 26, 2014 6:06 am by Staff

clarendon-auction-RED-CROSSFor the ninth year in a row, the Sandhills Chapter of the American Red Cross will join with Odom Auction and Manning United Methodist Church today to raise money for the midlands organization.

Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. today at Manning United Methodist Church’s gymnasium, and the auction follows at 6 p.m. A donation for dinner is $5, and includes the meal, drink and dessert.

The auction benefits the charity, of course, which swoops in after terrible and disastrous events like fires, floods or vicious storms and aids families who are displaced and despondent.

Typically, the organization helps with … Read the rest

Have Faith, Manning celebrate water extension

Posted on June 25, 2014 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

Vernita Dore

Vernita Dore

Nearly eight years have passed since the first emails were sent between leaders at Have Faith Community Development Corporation and Manning city officials about providing water and wastewater service to the community on U.S. 521 in Alcolu.

The non-profit ministry joined city officials and various representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday at The Lighthouse in Alcolu to celebrate the culmination of those efforts with a groundbreaking ceremony.

“We are not here to do this for ourselves, but it is a work for the people,” said U.S. Department of Agriculture Director of Rural Development for South Read the rest

Not too late to vote for Clarendon queens in People’s Choice

Posted on June 25, 2014 9:09 pm by Staff

haley and hannahThe Miss South Carolina Pageant gives you a chance to pick one contestant to make the finals, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be Miss Clarendon Hannah Henshaw for Miss South Carolina and Miss Clarendon Teen Haley Erickson for Miss South Carolina Teen. The deadline for voting is 11 p.m. Thursday.

Vote for Hannah Henshaw here.

Vote for Haley Erickson here.

Each vote is $1.

District 5 Candidate Forum

Posted on June 25, 2014 6:06 pm by Staff

candidate forumThe Manning Branch of the NAACP will host a Manning City Council District 5 Candidate Forum from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Manning High School lecture hall. Each of four candidates – Louis Griffith, Julius Stukes, Gloria Frierson and Sharmane Anderson – has been invited to attend. Each one will have a chance to address the audience and then field questions from a panel of Manning residents and business people.

A special election will be held July 8 for the District 5 seat, previously held by the late Gregory Witherspoon.


Mylasia Rankins named 2014 Eastern Star Mary B. Thomas Pageant Queen

Posted on June 25, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

mylasia-rankinsMylasia Rankins was named the 2014 Eastern Star Mary B. Thomas Pageant Queen at the state level on June 14, having raised a total of $4,025. She won the district level first by raising $567. She represented New Light Chapter Unit No. 254. The 8-year-old girl is the daughter of Dayshaun and Sonya Rankins. She will be attending third grade at Manning Primary School in the fall. She is a member of Mt. Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and loves to dance.


Hospital CFO gives report to board

Posted on June 25, 2014 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

Clarendon Health System’s Chief Financial Officer John Shaugnessy offered a financial snapshot during Tuesday night’s board meeting.

Collections for the month of May, he said, were approximately $2,550,000, which was $1 to $1.5 million over April.

Year to date by the end of May, the system lost $421,437, he said, with a $254,813 loss for the month of May.

“Had a little bit of a slow month,” from the in-patient side, he told the board. “Usually May and June things start to slow down in the hospital.”

Year to date, operating revenue and in-patient revenue have been pretty much consistent … Read the rest

Honoring Mettie

Posted on June 25, 2014 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Lemonade stand

(top, left to right) Allison Harrison and Lucy Camlin Hartzog, and (bottom row, left to right) Anne Wilder Hartzog, Lainey Baggette and Emma Hodge sell lemonade, sweet tea, cookies and brownies Wednesday afternoon.

It started with a haircut.

Allison Harrison was getting her hair trimmed by Cut-N-Up Hair Salon owner Mary Kinlaw. They were talking about a lemonade stand.

But it wasn’t a normal summertime business venture for young girls.

It was for Mettie.

“My heart is so big that these girls want to do that for their little friend,” said Kinlaw, the mother of Mary Louise, 10. “I cried … Read the rest

James Canty

Posted on June 25, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

James Canty, 57, died Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Born Dec. 8, 1956, in Sumter County, he was a son of Margaret McFadden Canty and the late Edward Canty Sr. He attended Sumter County public schools, playing basketball for Furman High School where he was named most valuable player. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Thomasville, N.C., and was employed at Todd Sea Food.

Survivors besides his devoted mother of Sumter include two daughters, Jamesha Little and Kaeyasha Little, both of High Point, N.C.; six brothers, Ivory Hickman of Sumter and Edward Canty Jr., Tony Canty, Robert (Albertha)

Read the rest

Thirty percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today

Posted on June 25, 2014 10:10 am by Staff Reports

Pocotaligo drier swamp








According to the National Weather Service, the most likely chance of rain comes after 5 p.m. Currently, winds reaching 8 mph are coming out of the southwest and humidity is 72 percent.

Tonight’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a low around 70 degrees.



Wreck, no injuries at Sandhill, Willie Coker roads

Posted on June 25, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to a wreck with no injuries in the 3100 block of Sandhill Road near Willie Coker roads. The wreck happened about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. Traffic will likely be slower in that area during this time.


Mobile Library Schedule: June 25, 2014

Posted on June 25, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make two stops today: from 1-2 p.m. at Lane’s Shopping Center near Lake Marion; and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at J&E Superette in Davis Station. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.




GALLERY: Residents leave messages for Clarendon queens

Posted on June 25, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County residents have been leaving messages for Miss Clarendon 2014 Hannah Henshaw and Miss Clarendon Teen 2014 Haley Erickson on the window of Merle Norman and Xpressions Salon on Boyce Street in Manning. Here are a few of those messages as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnson receives ABA banking diploma

Posted on June 25, 2014 6:06 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Bank of Clarendon community development officer Kim Johnson received a diploma from the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management on Tuesday, marking her achievement in the banking industry. Johnson was also recently appointed to the Clarendon School District 2 board, and will be sworn-in in July.






Don’t forget to visit the Lemonade Stand today!

Posted on June 25, 2014 5:05 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

lemonade-standSeveral local girls will host a lemonade stand from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today  in front of Cut-N-Up Hair Salon, 210 Commerce St. in Manning, to raise money for a playground in memory of Mettie McCuen Livingston at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Hosted by Lainey Baggette, Emma Hodge, Anne Wilder Hartzog, Lucy Camlin Hartzog, Kristen Hodge and Allison Harrison, the stand will have lemonade, sweet tea, brownies and cookies for sale.

Mettie, 7, died June 5 after a vehicle wreck on Interstate 95.


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