Monthly Archives: January 2015

Happy Birthday: Kathy Gatlin

Posted on January 31, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times wishes Kathy Gatlin a very happy birthday!

U.S. Navy Band coming to Sumter

Posted on January 31, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

sea-chanter-portrait-largeSumter is one of 36 cities in six states that will host an upcoming performance by the U.S. Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour.
One of the Navy’s signature outreach program, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters’ performance will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Patriot Hall Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, 135 Haynsworth St. in Sumter.
The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters are the official chorus of America’s Navy. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway and contemporary music.
The Sea Chanters … Read the rest

Wreck with injuries blocking Old Georgetown Road

Posted on January 31, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A wreck with injuries is currently blocking Old Georgetown Road in Manning close to the Sumter-Clarendon line. It’s best to avoid the area.

LMA girls post win against KA, losses to TSA

Posted on January 31, 2015 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

Last night the Lady Swampcats lost both games to Thomas Sumter Academy.

Junior varsity fell 19-35. Macey Wilson put up 9 points.

Varsity lost 24-30. Maggie Eppley scored 10 points.

On Thursday night, the varsity Lady Cats beat Kings Academy, 57-48.

Maggie Eppley posted a double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Courtney Beatson scored 10 points and Brooke Bennett scored 15 points.

LMA next plays at Northwood on Monday.

Happy Birthday: Linda Parker

Posted on January 31, 2015 8:08 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Linda Parker a very happy birthday!

District 1 to hold Evening with the Superintendent

Posted on January 31, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon School District 1 will hold an Evening with the Superintendent, Dr. Rose Wilder, at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Community Resource Center.
The topic for the evening is “Preparing 11th-grade students for the ACT.”

Vehicle v. Deer on St. Paul, Liberty Hill Church roads

Posted on January 31, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a vehicle wreck with a deer in the vicinity of St. Paul and Liberty Hill Church roads in Summerton. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Disabilities Benefit Gala in March

Posted on January 31, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Sumter County Developmental Disabilities Foundation will hold its inaugural Sumter Disabilities Benefit Gala, in celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month, from 6:30-10 p.m. March 26 at The O’Donnell House. The attire for the evening is cocktail/black-tie optional. Advance tickets may be purchased at

Sen. Johnson’s legislative update

Posted on January 31, 2015 5:05 pm by Sen. Kevin Johnson

KEVIN JOHNSONThe 121st session of the S.C. Senate assembled at noon Jan. 13.
The Honorable Sen. Ronnie Sabb of District 32 was welcomed into the Senate, and on motion of Sen. Kevin Bryant, with unanimous consent in accordance with the provisions of Rule 35, the privilege of the floor was also extended to his family.
Sen. Hugh Leatherman was elected President Pro Tempore of the state Senate by acclamation.
Other elections included Jeffrey Stephen Gossett as clerk of the Senate; John Othniel Wienges as reading clerk; the Rev. Dr. James I. St. John as chaplain; and James R. Melton as sergeant-at-arms. … Read the rest

Posted on January 31, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Dorothy Ann Blanding

Posted on January 31, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Dorothy Ann Blanding died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born June 17, 1944, in Manning, she was a daughter of Hiram and Ada Lee Lemon Blanding. She attended the public schools of Clarendon County.
She was the dedicated and loving mother of Dwayne A. Blanding but, without a doubt, she was also mother and guardian to a number of nieces and nephews.
She was employed with the Clarendon County Health Department for more than 25 years. She also served with the Guardian ad Litem program as an advocate for at-risk children. She was a … Read the rest

Manning man sustains serious injuries in motorcycle wreck

Posted on January 31, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol reported Saturday afternoon that a motorcycle wreck on Little Star Road sent a 28-year-old Manning man to a Columbia hospital with non-life threatening, but serious injuries.
Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said the wreck happened about 1:25 p.m. Saturday, when Travis Carraway of Manning ran off the side of Little Star Road while traveling north, hitting a tree. Jones did not know the exact injuries, but said Carraway was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland and that the man should recover.

New procedures for handwritten wild turkey tags

Posted on January 31, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

DNR4cStarting this year, handwritten wild turkey tags will no longer be available over-the-county at local vendors.
However, the tags will be available over-the-counter in mid-February at state Department of Natural Resources offices in Clemson, Charleston, Columbia, Conway, Florence and Yorki.
Tags may be ordered by phone at 1 (866) 714-3611, and online at
An application may also be printed at, and mailed to the address on the application. In order to legally hunt turkeys, all hunters, including hunters younger than 16, must possess a set of turkey tags. Hunters 16 and older must also possess a hunting license … Read the rest

Get your Taste of Home tickets!

Posted on January 31, 2015 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times will be hosting a Taste of Home Cooking School on March 12 at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. General admission will be $12, VIP admission will be $35. VIP admission will start at 4 p.m. that day, with a meet and greet with the Taste of Home celebrity chef from 4:30-5:30 p.m. General admission starts at 5 p.m. The show on the Weldon stage will start at 7 p.m. There will also be food, arts and crafts and boutique vendors throughout the complex. Get your tickets at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning; Weldon Auditorium; … Read the rest

Amber Alert issued for Chesterfield County teen

Posted on January 31, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

JEFFERSON – The State Law Enforcement Division has issued an Amber Alert for 14-year-old Alexis Ann Deas, who was last seen Saturday at New Heights Middle School in Jefferson.
The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office believes the girl left with 43-year-old Harland Donnell Melton. She is described as a white female standing 5-foot-2 and weighing 125 pounds. She has shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue Aeropstale jacket and blue jeans.
Melton is described as a white male standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 150 pounds. He has short hair, green eyes and a full bears.
Authorities … Read the rest

Atkins takes runner-up in Ladies Singles Division for bowling

Posted on January 31, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning Academy student Ashleigh Atkins placed second in the Ladies Singles Division in for bowling in the South Carolina Independent School Association on Jan. 22.


Wolverines lose close game to Timmonsville

Posted on January 31, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The East Clarendon High School Wolverines lost a close one Friday night to Timmonsville High School at home. The final score was 38-36.
According to Athletic Director Dwayne Howell, the home team missed a layup with three seconds to go.
“It would’ve tied the game,” Howell said. “It was a shame, but it went around the rim and came off.”
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James Edward Jackson

Posted on January 31, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LYNCHBURG – James Edward Jackson, 80, widower of Catliia Johnson Jackson, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at his home, 3240 Mt. Sinai Church Road in Lynchburg.
Born Aug. 19, 1934, in the Scottsville community of Sumter County, he was a son of the late Edward Jackson and Eunice Miller Jackson.
The family will receive friends at his home.
These services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Roberta Prince Brown

Posted on January 31, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

roberta brownOLANTA – Roberta Prince Brown, 56, wife of Tommy Lee Brown, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born May 25, 1968, in Lynchburg, “Bert” was a daughter of Robert Prince and the late Janie Rose Prince. She attended the public schools of Sumter County. She was employed at Craig’s Industry and the Stitching Post and Lake City Manufacturing. She was a former member of Christ Temple in Timmonsville and later joined Melina Presbyterian Church.
Survivors for Roberta Prince Brown besides her husband of Manning and father of Mayesville include two sons, Tyrone and Derrick … Read the rest

Clifton Prince

Posted on January 31, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clifton Prince died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at his daughter’s home in Columbia.
Born July 31, 1938, in Manning, “Bobby,” as he was affectionately known, was a loving son of the late Deacon Creighton and Lucille Brown Prince.
At an early age, Deacon Prince accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and devoted his Christian services as a member of the usher board, choir, trustee and culminating as a faithful deacon of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a very active member of the Manning branch of the NAACP and a lifetime member of the Brotherly Love Lodge No. … Read the rest


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