Monthly Archives: March 2015

Happy Birthday: Tracy Elizabeth Byrd

Posted on March 19, 2015 9:09 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Tracy Elizabeth Byrd a very happy birthday!


Caleb Elms accepted for U.S. Air Force Academy

Posted on March 19, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

caleb elmsManning High School senior Caleb O’Neal Elms says he has wanted to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since he was in seventh grade.
He will get that chance after finding out Thursday that he was accepted. He was one of 48 students in South Carolina nominated to the U.S. Military Service Academies for the Class of 2019 by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.
“I am extremely proud to nominate 48 South Carolina students for admission to U.S. Military Service Academies,” Scott said in a release. “Since shortly after the founding of our great nation, our academies … Read the rest


Federal Program Participation Meeting

Posted on March 19, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The public is hereby notified that the Clarendon School District 1 will host a public meeting to seek input on the use of federal funds – Title I, Title II and Title Vi for the 2015-16 school year. The meeting is 5:30 p.m Tuesday at Scott’s Branch Middle-High School.
Interested parties and parents of students in Clarendon District 1 are invited to attend this meeting. For more information, please call Barbara Ragin, assistant superintendent of instruction and federal and state accountability at (803) 574-2112.


Vanessa Poston Gardner

Posted on March 19, 2015 4:04 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Vanessa Poston Garnder a very happy birthday!


Driver runs through awning at Chat-N-Chew

Posted on March 19, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A man driving on U.S. 378 from Interstate 95 in Turbeville ran through the front outside portion of Chat-N-Chew about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, taking down an awning and strewing debris in front of the restaurant.
Owner Bernard Blackmon said the restaurant will hopefully reopen Friday morning. It will not reopen at 4 p.m. today. The restaurant typically closes between 2-4 p.m., Blackmon said.
“Luckily we were closed so no one was coming out that front door,” Blackmon said. “It could’ve been much, much worse. We’re just happy no one was hurt.”
The Manning Times has put in calls to the … Read the rest


Posted on March 19, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Frank Andrew Thames

Posted on March 19, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Frank Andrew “Andy” Thames, 56, husband of Donna Polin Thames, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179.
www.stephensfuneralhome.org


Happy Anniversary: Robert and Cindy Falls

Posted on March 19, 2015 3:03 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

robert and cindy fallsThe Manning Times wishes Robert and Cindy Falls a very happy anniversary.


Happy Birthday: Candy Duke

Posted on March 19, 2015 2:02 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Candy duke a very happy birthday!


MTS Class of ’69 honors former teacher

Posted on March 19, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Training School Class of 1969 honored retired auto-mechanics teacher Cokley Richburg during its 6th annual Scholarship Banquet held Saturday at the F.E. DuBose Center in Manning.


Are you in Clarendon magazine?

Posted on March 19, 2015 1:01 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

clarendonThe 3rd annual Clarendon magazine just arrived! Come by and pick up a copy and see if you’re in it. We’ve featured 64 individuals or couples you should get to know in Clarendon County.


Taste of Home at Weldon – more photos

Posted on March 19, 2015 1:01 pm by Staff Reports


Alabama issues Amber Alert

Posted on March 19, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County dispatchers have announced an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old Alabama girl who went missing Thursday morning.
Aliyah Lenton, described as a black female weighing 100 pounds and having black hair and brown eyes, was last seen about 8:40 a.m. at her school in Union Springs, Alabama. She was seen with two unknown black females in their mid- to late-40s, and is believed to be in extreme danger.
She was wearing a white shirt and blue pants. She could be in a maroon-colored vehicle with North Carolina license plates.


LMA soccer team up to 3-2 record

Posted on March 19, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy soccer team has worked its way to a 3-2 record after five games this season.
The team scored a win in its first game against Orangeburg Prep, 9-0, on Feb. 23 at home. Luke DeCosta scored four goals with one assist. Olin Robinson scored three goals with four assists. Parker Wannamaker scored one goal and Toney Cruz scored a goal. Andrew Compton held the shut-out from goal.
The team picked up its first loss Feb. 26 in its second game, with a score of 3-2 against Thomas Sumter Academy at home. Oline Robinson scored two goals … Read the rest


Taste of Home at Weldon

Posted on March 19, 2015 11:11 am by Staff Reports


Happy Birthday: Dep. Annett Smith

Posted on March 19, 2015 11:11 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Dep. Annett Smith a very happy birthday!


It’s probably going to rain

Posted on March 19, 2015 9:09 am by Staff Reports

There’s a 100 percent chance of rain today, according to the National Weather Service.
It drops to 60 percent tonight.
It’s currently 49 degrees with 76 percent humidity and winds out of the northeast at 6 mph. Today’s high temps will be in the mid 50s with winds out of the east at 7 to 9 mph.
It could get foggy tonight with low temps in the low 50s. Winds might gust later as high as 20 mph.


City: No pets allowed at Striped Bass Festival

Posted on March 19, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

MANNING-SEALManning City Council passed a resolution Monday night during its regular meeting that prohibits pets from downtown events during the upcoming Striped Bass Festival.
Both Manning Mayor Julia Nelson and Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer received complaints after last year’s festivities about animals at the event, particularly on Big Saturday during the parade.
“They got complaints about animals in the parade,” said Administrator Scott Tanner. “Even though the pets were on leashes, they were barking and kind of intimidating for others.”
Tanner said service or police dogs will be allowed.


Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, March 19

Posted on March 19, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Summerton Piggly Wiggly.


Wellington Crosby Jr.

Posted on March 19, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

PINEWOOD – Wellington Crosby Jr., 84, husband of Thelma Ruth Pugh Crosby, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at his home in Silver.
Born Sept. 1, 1930, in Silver, he was a son of the late Wellington Crosby Sr. and Sally Wells Crosby.
Celebratory services for Wellington Crosby Jr. will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Marc h 21, 2015, at Hayes F. LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with the Rev. Terry R. Johnson as eulogist, the Rev. Willie J. Chandler presiding, and Minister Garry Conyers, the Rev. Tranell James and the Rev. LaRon Blanding … Read the rest





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