Monthly Archives: July 2014

GALLERY: City hosts ice cream social at Memorial Street Park

Posted on July 17, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

ice-cream-social-4The city of Manning hosted an ice cream social Thursday evening at Memorial Street Park. Three more socials are planned for the city’s other parks, including Tuesday at Bellwood Park; July 24 at Gibbons Street Park; and July 29 at Rex Josey Park. All socials will begin at 6:30 p.m., and ice cream will be served until it is gone.








USC Sumter releases Spring 2014 Dean’s List

Posted on July 17, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

usc sumterSUMTER – USC Sumter congratulates more than 100 students who made its Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Those from Clarendon County on the list included John Dingle of Summerton; and Nataly Dyson, Jacquelyn Lynn, Virginia Mason, Cardiver Nelson and Austin Seitz, all of Manning.


Mary Magalene Goodman

Posted on July 17, 2014 6:06 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Mary Magalene Goodman

Mary Magalene Goodman

HARTSVILLE – Mary Magalene Goodman, 82, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Murrell Nursing Home in Hartsville.

Born April 16, 1932, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late James and Wilma Greene Goodman. She attended Sumter County public schools. She was a member of the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Inc.

Survivors include two sisters, Kay Frances Goodman of Turbeville and Mary Ann (Monroe) McCray of Florence; two brothers, Elijah Goodman of Florence and Clarence Goodman of Oakland, Calif.; and three sisters-in-law.

Celebratory services for Mary Magalene Goodman were … Read the rest

Manning Times seeking sales executive

Posted on July 17, 2014 6:06 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

MT-STICKERThe Manning Times, a weekly newspaper in Clarendon County and one of the oldest in the Santee Cooper region, is seeking a motivated, personable sales executive for full-time work. The ideal candidate must have reliable transportation, good communication skills and be good with the public. Please send resumes, with references, to, or drop off at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Manning Times Koozie Kontest: Badge Baker

Posted on July 17, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

badge bakerBadge Baker of Manning sent in this picture for the Manning Times Koozie Kontest. The koozies, which feature the Manning Times on one side and Subway of Manning on the other, are available at the Manning Times office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, for $1 each.

Purchase one, take a unique picture with it, and send to, and we will post it on our website. We will then share it to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES (NOT LIKES or VIEWS) on Facebook will be our winner. The prize is a YETI Cooler.

Men’s Day at Macedonia FBHC

Posted on July 17, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

church newsThe church family of Macdeonia Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 9788 Silver Road in Silver, will hold a Men’s Day program at 3 p.m. July 27 at the church, with the Rev. Dr. Sam Whack, pastor of Chaney Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Timmonsville, as guest speaker. For more information, call Ethel Sweat at (803) 473-2053.


Devyn Youngblood named to Chancellor’s List at USC Upstate

Posted on July 17, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Devyn Youngblood was a contestant in the 2014 Striped Bass Festival Pageant held at Weldon Auditorium, and finished as second runner-up in the Miss Striped Bass category. She was named to the Chancellor’s List for Spring 2014 at USC Upstate in Spartanburg.

SPARTANBURG – Devyn Youngblood of Turbeville has been named to the Spring 2014 Chancellor’s List at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

To be eligible for the Chancellor’s List, students must earn a 4.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

Visit for information on USC Upstate.





Summer Giveaway Winner: Christie Browder

Posted on July 17, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

merle-norman-xpressions-winnerMerle Norman owner Jennie Lee, left, and Xpressions Salon owner Sara Thompson, right, stand with Christie Browder of Pinewood, center, who won a makeover for two from the stores in The Manning Times’ first Summer Giveaway.


Summerton Job Fair

Posted on July 17, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

job fairClarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton. The job fair will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.

UPDATE: Missing dog, Natasha, found by owner

Posted on July 17, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

LOST-DOGThe owner of a missing dog, Natasha, that posted yesterday has regrettably informed us that she found the dog, which passed away on a neighbor’s property due to old age. The owner wanted to thank everyone who contacted her concerning her pet.


Ice cream socials at Manning parks

Posted on July 17, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker


DNR warns against interaction with lake reptiles

Posted on July 17, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Alligator-2State Department of Natural Resources regional biologist Dean Cain said it’s natural for lake visitors and those who live on the lake to be curious about gators.

He said it’s natural for the youngest of the cold-blooded reptiles to be curious about humans.

“But they’re naturally afraid of us,” Cain said. “And we like to keep it that way. It keeps people safe.”

He said even one instance of feeding a gator can ruin that natural-born fear.

“A lot of the calls we get where there has been a gator bite or incident, we are able to trace back to … Read the rest

Posted on July 17, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Ray McElveen

Posted on July 17, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Ray McElveen

Ray McElveen

NEW ZION — Ray McElveen, 73, widower of Susan Gibson McElveen, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in a Columbia veterans hospital, after an illness.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel in Olanta, with burial in New Town Free Will Baptist Church cemetery.

The family received friends on Wednesday at Floyd Funeral Home.

Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Henry Dallas McElveen and Dolly Smith McElveen. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a Mason, and a member of Beulah Lodge No. 259. He was formerly employed … Read the rest

Manning man charged with kidnapping

Posted on July 17, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Leon Antonio Hilton

Leon Antonio Hilton

A 34-year-old Manning man who threatened a Manning woman after she refused to have sex with him will remain at the Clarendon County Detention Center after being charged with kidnapping.

Bond was denied last week for Leon Antonio Hilton, 34, of 2898 DuRant Lane in Manning, after he was arrested July 5 by the Manning Police Department at a home in the 100 block of Alfred Henry Drive in Manning.

There, a the victim told police that Hilton said he would kill her if she did not have sex with him, and that he would not let … Read the rest

Franklin Olin Rowe Jr.

Posted on July 17, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

CHAPIN — Franklin Olin Rowe Jr., 71, husband of Brenda Butner Rowe, died Monday, July 14, 2014.

Born in Travelers Rest, he was a son of the late Franklin Olin Rowe Sr. and Carrie Iliene Bagnal Rowe. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he graduated from Summerton High School and the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He retired as a controller from Austin & Rogers Law Firm of Columbia.

He was a longtime member of Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, and was a lifetime member of St. Peters Masonic Lodge No. 54 in … Read the rest

Summer Giveaway Winner: Robin Barnes

Posted on July 17, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

CRANKY-QUEEN-WINNERCranky Queen owner Stefani Welch Henshaw stands with her winner, Robin Barnes of Manning, who won a $50 gift certificate to the store during The Manning Times’ first Summer Giveaway.

In Loving Memory: Loretta McKnight Smiling

Posted on July 16, 2014 9:09 pm by Submitted by Reader

happy-birthdayLoretta McKnight Smiling lived from July 16, 1934, to March 10, 2001. Her family sent this message.

“We love you, mom, and miss you dearly. From your kids, grandkids and family. Happy birthday in heaven.”



Posted on July 16, 2014 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

Timber tract

This is the edge of a 72 acre tract of land near I-95 and S.C. 527 that will soon be harvested.

A Timmonsville company signed a timber cutting agreement to harvest a sizable chunk of land just east of the Interstate 95 and S.C. 527 nexus, records show.

Keels Land and Timber Company paid $145,486.50 to American Resource Group to cut 72 acres, with American Forest Management of Sumter acting as the broker.

Vann Page, the forester representing Keels Land and Timber Co., said he expects harvesting the pine trees will get underway before year’s end. About 5,000 to 6,000 … Read the rest

Home Branch family looking for lost dog

Posted on July 16, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


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