Monthly Archives: December 2014

Julie McDaniel Wright

Posted on December 31, 2014 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Julie McDaniel Wright, 56, widow of Charles Albert Wright, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of Nell Lowder McDaniel and the late Lester Daniel McDaniel Sr. Mrs. Wright was formerly employed as a registered nurse with several area hospitals and nursing facilities. Surviving are her mother of Sumter; three daughters, Allison McCoy Thames, Laura Elizabeth McCoy and Marian Lorraine Newman; five grandchildren, Anna Chandler, Will Chandler, Caroline Barfield, Gracie Barfield and Kailen Newman; a sister, Janice Kalish; a brother, Les McDaniel Jr. all of Sumter. She… Read the rest

Posted on December 31, 2014 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Happy Birthday: Jimmy Mathis

Posted on December 31, 2014 10:10 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Jimmy Mathis a happy birthday!

New Year’s Resolution: Tripp Boykin

Posted on December 31, 2014 9:09 pm by Submitted by Reader

I resolve to be humbly grateful for God’s grace and mercy to be sure to always share my blessing with others. Happy New Year and God bless you all!

Mary Eleanor Harrington Coffey

Posted on December 31, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

LEXINGTON – Mary Eleanor Harrington Coffey, 86, widow of Edgar Stuart Coffey, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, Lexington Extended Care. Born July 7, 1928, in Manning, she was the daughter of the late Hervey Burton Harrington and the late Hattie Crick Harrington. She was a member of the Red Hatters and a member and spirited singer at Union United Methodist Church of Irmo. She is survived by two sons, Thomas M. “Tom” Coffey (Kathryn) of Atlanta, GA and Richard Alan Coffey of Lexington; a brother, “Polly” Harrington of Woodruff; three grandchildren; and two great grandsons. In addition to her husband… Read the rest

New Year’s Resolutions: Sen. Kevin Johnson

Posted on December 31, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

I plan to practice more patience, develop a healthier lifestyle and continue to work hard on behalf of my constituents.

Resolve to make your skin more beautiful this year

Posted on December 31, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

_Images_Articles__3885_SunExposure_Images_Articles__3885_SunExposure (StatePoint) Just by being outside every day, skin suffers from premature aging, an effect known as photo aging. The new year is the perfect time to resolve to keep your skin looking more beautiful. A majority of Americans mistakenly believe they receive most of their total lifetime exposure from extended outdoor activities like going to the beach, according to a new survey conducted using GfK’s Knowledge Panel. “Actually, those activities account for a mere 20 percent of lifetime sun exposure,” says Dr. Richard C. Kirkpatrick of the Brevard Skin and Cancer Center. “In fact, 80 percent comes from daily incidental… Read the rest

Posted on December 31, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Posted on December 31, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Happy Birthday: Jerell Adams

Posted on December 31, 2014 5:05 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Jerell Adams a very happy birthday!  

Scott prepping for busy 2015

Posted on December 31, 2014 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

Senator Scott 5Senator Scott 5Tim Scott’s year is shaping up to be busy. Our state’s junior senator stopped by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday afternoon for an informal meet and greet as part of a listening tour. After County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart welcomed him, Scott told the small crowd that 2014 was busy and he expects next year to be even busier. His committee assignments will be: Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and the Committee on Finance. “It’s the first time since 1860 for someone from South Carolina,” to be on the finance committee, he said,… Read the rest

Sen. Scott extends best wishes to Mayor Nelson

Posted on December 31, 2014 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Senator Scott 4Senator Scott 4 When Sen. Tim Scott arrived Tuesday afternoon at the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, he first wanted to wish Mayor Julia Nelson a full recovery from her recent kidney transplant surgery in Charleston. “A kidney transplant is a big deal,” Scott said. “May the Lord bless her with good health. I’m a very big fan of Matthew 8:17, which says Jesus himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses and through his strength we can be healed.” With a good surgeon and the blessings of the Lord, Mayor Nelson should have a “fantastic recovery,” Scott said. “And lots of good… Read the rest

Happy Birthday: Moye Graham

Posted on December 31, 2014 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Moye Graham a very happy birthday!

New Year’s Resolution: Badge Baker

Posted on December 31, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

“This year, I hope to sell more Boston butts and become a better Gamecock fan. Go cocks!”

Colder but sunny

Posted on December 31, 2014 11:11 am by Staff Reports

IMG_3231_edited-1IMG_3231_edited-1It’s fairly cold again. According to the National Weather Service, it’s currently 40 degrees with 79 percent humidity and winds out of the east at 5 mph. Today’s high is near 52. Winds should shift to the north and strengthen a little bit. Tonight’s low is around 30.    

Happy Birthday: Cedric Bennett

Posted on December 31, 2014 10:10 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Cedric Bennett a very happy birthday!

Manning man charged with second-degree assault and battery

Posted on December 31, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 42-year-old Manning man posted a $25,000 surety bond on Monday on a charge of second-degree assault and battery, according to records at the Clarendon County Detention Center. George Dimitriadis of 1155 McKenzie Road in Manning turned himself into deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, an employee with the jail said. He was granted and posted bond the same day. According to reports, Dimitriadis is accused the Dec. 23 assault of  a 46-year-old Manning man at Mariachi’s on A.M. Nash Road in Manning. Deputies reported that employees and patrons of the restaurant said the victim was found… Read the rest

New Year’s Resolution: Caroline Rawlinson Lee

Posted on December 31, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

To have the baby and succeed at being a great mother and work on getting the baby weight off.

MHS students attend High School Day at USC

Posted on December 31, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning High Coach Stevie Ward sent in this picture, which shows boys and girls of the Manning High School basketball program attending High School Day Dec. 21 at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. The students and coaching staff received free admission to a game between USC and Coker College. The primary goal of the MHS basketball program, Ward said, is to give every player the opportunity to secure a scholarship to attend an accredited college or university. He said High School Day helps maximize the students’ “life skills” through the game of basketball.  

Linda Collins Watts

Posted on December 31, 2014 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Linda Collins Watts, 60, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born October 14, 1954, in Lake City, she was the daughter of the late David Collins and the late Dalphine Miles Collins. She was a retired supervisor with the Florence County Disabilities & Special Needs Board. She is survived by two daughters, Angel McClary and Tracy Welch (Reece), both of Manning; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and three sisters. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2015, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Sterling Price officiating. The family… Read the rest

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