Monthly Archives: September 2014

50 percent chance of showers

Posted on September 23, 2014 9:09 am by Staff Reports

IMG_7207_edited-1It’s been rainy this morning. Will it rain some more today?

It might.

Currently the temperature is in the mid 60s with 92 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

Today’s high is near 69 degrees with winds out of the northeast at 10 to 13 mph. Tonight’s low is around 57 degrees.



Hometown Challenge FAQs for Soles4Souls

Posted on September 23, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

soles4souls2EDITOR’S NOTE: Paxville native Tiffany Johnson is partnering with friends in her home community to get donations of shoes during October for Soles4Souls. We posted this piece for her yesterday. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding Hometown Challenge, her project with the charity.


Collection dates will run from Oct. 1-31




We take all kinds of shoes. High heels, sandals, boots and athletic shoes. Any type of shoe …

new and used.


Paxville native, Soles4Souls employee calls for shoe donations during October

Posted on September 22, 2014 7:07 pm by Submitted by Reader

Tiffany Johnson poses with a child who received shoes through Soles4Souls.

Tiffany Johnson poses with a child who received shoes through Soles4Souls.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tiffany Johnson is a Paxville native who now works for Soles4Souls. She sent this piece to The Manning Times to ask for donations from her home county for the month of October. She is also coordinating with friends in Sumter as well. More information will be posted Tuesday.

Shoes. We all have them, and for most of us, we have more than we need. I never thought of

shoes as being a critical need for others til seven years ago.

That’s when I was introduced to the … Read the rest

Mt. Chapel celebrating 159 years

Posted on September 22, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

church-news-pink-purple-featuredMount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5918 S.C. 260 in Jordan, will celebrate its 159th anniversary at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 28 during morning worship services. The guest speaker will be Pastor Gary Miller of Springfield Baptist Church. The Rev. Carnell Witherspoon is the host pastor.

Posted on September 22, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Break-in at Brown Road home; $1,275 worth of tools stolen

Posted on September 22, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

stolen-propertyAbout $1,275 worth of handheld power tools were reportedly stolen during the break-in of a 5-by-8-foot utility trailer parked at a home in the 1700 block of Brown Road in Manning between 12 and 8 a.m. Sept. 15.

According to a report from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, the home’s 66-year-old owner came home to find forced entry into the trailer by cutting the lock on the handle.

The man said a 10-inch Dewalt saw, a Craftsman drill combo with two interchangeable bits and a charger with a gray case, a portable rechargeable cable, an electric air compressor, a Sabre … Read the rest

SAT-ACT workshop at MHS

Posted on September 22, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

act-satA SAT/ACT workshop will be offered Oct. 21, 2014, at Manning High School. This one-day,  six-hour workshop is led by experienced, top-scoring tutors from One-on-One Learning.

The workshop will prepare students for attaining high test scores! Test tips and strategies will be presented in a motivational, exciting presentation.

The cost is $35 for the 50-plus students. You do not have to be a Manning High student to participate, but space is limited, so act quickly.

Call Manning High School at (803) 435-4417 and ask for the Guidance Office for more information and to register.

Congratulations: Will Mosier

Posted on September 22, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

will-mosierBetsi Baker sent us this announcement regarding her son, Will Mosier:

“I am so proud to announce (that) my son, Wil Mosier, has passed the first HAZMAT and National Firefighter No. 1 test offered through the Clarendon County Fire Department. Congratulations, Will! Remember, the end result is always worth the sacrifice.”

Roy Welsh

Posted on September 22, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Roy Welsh

Roy Welsh, 50, husband of Helen Powell Welsh, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, after an illness.

Born in Florence County, he was a son of Mary Rogers Welsh and the late James Douglas Welsh Sr. He was owner and operator of Slocam Builders. He loved his family, racecars, baseball, softball and his beloved “Bella.” He was a member of Turbeville First Baptist Church.

Survivors besides his wife of Turbeville include a daughter, Sloane Welsh of Turbeville; a son, Cam Welsh of Turbeville; a sister, Claire Traynham of Beaufort; two brothers, David B. (Suzette) Welsh of Timmonsville and John … Read the rest

Dems to meet Oct. 2

Posted on September 22, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

DemocratslogoThe Clarendon County Democratic Party will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.


Evening with the Superintendent today

Posted on September 22, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

rose-wilderClarendon School District 1 Superintendent Rose Wilder will host Evening with the Superintendent at 6 p.m. today at the district’s Community Resource Center on Fourth Street. This is the former site of Scott’s Branch Middle School in Summerton. Special guests for the evening will be Assistant Superintendent Barbara Ragin, Scott’s Branch Middle-High School Principal Gwendolyn Harris, St. Paul Elementary School Principal Rosa Dingle; Summerton Early Childhood Center Principal Thomas Bell and Director of Special Services Beverly McCullough.

An overview of the district’s instructional program will be shared with attendees. Parents and members of the community are encouraged to attend. The … Read the rest

Wyboo resident celebrates milestone birthday

Posted on September 22, 2014 10:10 am by Staff Reports

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Mary Walker takes a selfie to celebrate her 100th birthday.

It will all work out.

That’s been Mary Walker’s “big philosophy” her entire life.

“And it does,” she said. “It always works out – maybe not the way you think, but generally for the best.”

That perspective – coupled with a beaming smile borne from a sunny disposition – has kept Walker going for 100 years.

The Nampa, Idaho, native on Sunday celebrated a century of living, surrounded by family and friends at the Wyboo Community Center who traveled from points far and wide to raise a glass of champagne, … Read the rest

Vendor apps now available for Puddin’ Swamp Festival

Posted on September 22, 2014 10:10 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

2014_puddin_swamp_8Arts and crafts vendor applications for the 2015 Puddin’ Swamp Festival are now available at

Organizers would love for you to spend a fun Saturday with them in April sharing your crafts and products. Spaces will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.


Mary Bell Woudwyk

Posted on September 22, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Mary Bell Woudwyk

Mary Bell Woudwyk

Mary Bell Woudwyk, 87, beloved widow of Otto Harry Woudwyk, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Sumter.

Born Aug. 4, 1927, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Cora Barrineau Nichols. She was a seamstress who retired from Pioneer Dress after 30 years of service. She loved cooking and spending time with her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith of Sumter.

Survivors include four sons, Roger Dale Woudwyk of … Read the rest

Vision, hearing and speech screenings at SECC

Posted on September 22, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

CHILD FINDClarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as 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 second Thursday of each month at Summerton Early Childhood Center. Those dates are Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11; Jan. 8, 2015; Feb. 12, 2015; March 12, 2015; April 9, 2015; May 14, 2015. For more information, call Sadie Williams or Audrey Walters at (803) 485-2325, ext. 221.

Amaris Smiling chosen for Charlotte Fashion Week

Posted on September 22, 2014 9:09 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

Amaris Smiling

Amaris Smiling

Manning native Amaris Smiling has been chosen as one of 17 of more than 200 Plane Jane Supermodels to strut the runway at Charlotte Fashion Week last month.

She’s currently signed to Image Management in New York. She’s a graduate of the John Casablanca School of Modeling and a junior at Manning High School. She’s the daughter of Marvin and Carol Smiling of Manning.


40 percent chance of showers

Posted on September 22, 2014 8:08 am by Staff Reports








It’s 69 degrees with 92 percent humidity and winds out of the north at 8 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

It’s going to be partly sunny today with a high near 82. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 59 degrees and winds out of the north at 3 to 8  mph.






LMA vs FCS photo gallery 2

Posted on September 21, 2014 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

Manning native remembers Hugo

Posted on September 21, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

HugoCourthouseManning native and Manning Times writer Dan Geddings thought the devastation that Hurricane Hugo eventually brought to Clarendon County and surrounding areas would be contained at the coastline, but not in his home county. At the time, he and his family lived in Paxville.

“I went to work that day at the Highway Department in Orangeburg. We had a construction inspection scheduled out on Interstate 26, but had to cancel because of heavy traffic,” Geddings said of the day before the storm. “I went home that evening thinking that we might get some downed trees.”

But the wind and rain

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New Covenant to tailgate

Posted on September 21, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

footballLook for New Covenant Presbyterian Church, and come join its members for some fun and fellowship as they support local high schools on Friday at Manning High School and Oct. 3 at Laurence Manning Academy.


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