Monthly Archives: October 2015

First Quarter: Clarendon Hall

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Clarendon Hall is down 14-6 against Carolina Academy.


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Reward offered for missing pit bull

Posted on October 30, 2015 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

Missing 1.5-year-old male blue-and-white pit bull wearing an orange fluorescent collar.
He was last seen on Pearson Road about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Answers to the name of “Tank.”
Please call (803) 840-9022 or (803) 473-0335, if you see him or have any information on where he may be located.
Cash reward is offered for his safe return.

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Bennie Fallie Cantey

Posted on October 30, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Bennie Fallie Cantey, 75, husband of Bertie Mildred Prescott Cantey, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 22, 1940, in New Zion, he was a son of the late Fallie Tharp Cantey and Lillian Epps Cantey. He was a former member of the Manning Rescue Squad, he was a greens keeper for Santee Cooper Golf Club and he was an elder at Midway Presbyterian Church.
Survivors besides his wife of 54 years include two sons, Ray Cantey (Sandra) of Manning and Steve Cantey (Michelle) of Blythewood; seven grandchildren, Amy Duke (Jason), Heather Cantey, … Read the rest


Committee downgrades entire state to no drought status

Posted on October 30, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call Friday, has downgraded the entire state to no drought status.
This is due to the unprecedented heavy rain this month across much of the state with some areas receiving 14 to 28 inches since Oct. 1.
“Most of the 21 streamflow gauges used to monitor drought now have above-normal flows compared to late September when flows were below normal,” said state Department of Natural Resources Hydrology spokesman Scott Harder. “As bas as the flooding was for many parts of the state, the dry conditions leading up to the heavy rain may … Read the rest


Wreck in 2400 block of Paxville Highway

Posted on October 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Submitted via iPhone

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck in the 2400 block of Paxville Highway. No injuries are reported. Traffic may be slower during this time.


Clarendon farmers eligible for Farm Service Agency assistance

Posted on October 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County is eligible for USDA assistance as a result of a Presidential Disaster Designation declared for 19 primary and 17 contiguous counties in the State of South Carolina.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency South Carolina Executive Director Harry L. Ott Jr. announced the designation Wednesday due to the floods that started Oct. 1 and continued through the first week of the month.
The decision makes all qualified farm operators in the designated areas eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency.
The disaster was designated Oct. 5, and subsequent amendments to this declaration were issued … Read the rest


Bennie McConico

Posted on October 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Bennie McConico, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at his home in Summerton.
Born Jan. 27, 1937, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Jannie and David McConico.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1268 Lily Martin Road in Summerton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC.


Come join a fun team!

Posted on October 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Want to join a fun, fast-paced, goal-oriented environment with a competitive salary and benefits?
The Manning Times is looking to fill a sales position in our office. Must have your own reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Call (803) 435-8422 for more information.


Happy Birthday: Ericka Sexton Floyd

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Cleoza Gibbs Sr.

Posted on October 30, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

MANNING – Cleoza Gibbs Sr., 64, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at his home.
Born Aug. 26, 1951, in Bradenton, Florida, he was a son of the late Deacon Willie and Margaret Dye Gibbs.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Rose Ann and Ervin “Pee Wee” Bethune, 11316 Bloomville Road in Manning.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Laurie Duncan McIntosh Jr.

Posted on October 30, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurie Duncan McIntosh Jr., 81, widower of Gladys Mitchum McIntosh, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at his home.
Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Laurie Duncan McIntosh Sr. and Mamie Mixon McIntosh. Mr. McIntosh was retired from Santee Print Works.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Wallace (Mike) of Sumter and Peggy Graham (Curtis) of Alcolu; three grandchildren, Tonya Tucker (Ray), Angie Davis (Pat) and Glen Graham; 10 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Cathy Bailey.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Graveside services for Laurie Duncan McIntosh Jr. will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, … Read the rest


Donna Kay Yates Player

Posted on October 30, 2015 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Donna Kay Yates Player, 71, wife of Mac Player, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at her home.
Born June 12, 1944, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Bessie Joye Yates. Kay graduated from East Clarendon High School. She was on the dean’s list and graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. She retired from Becton-Dickinson after 31 years of service. She was a member of Sumter First Church of God.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years; two grandsons, Ricky Player and Ryan Player, … Read the rest


MECC kids visit National Guard

Posted on October 30, 2015 6:06 am by Submitted by Reader

Manning Early Childhood Center’s Pre-K classes enjoyed visiting their neighbors, The National Guard Armory, on Oct. 16. To show appreciation for all of their hard work, the children delivered pictures to the soldiers that they had drawn for them. Sgt. McElveen and his men showed the students their display of trucks that they use in helping others.


Happy Birthday: Jeffrey Lampkin

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McInnis takes Best in Show at Sumter County Fair Art Show

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Elizabeth McInnis, a freshman at Laurence Manning Academy, recently won Best In Show in the youth division for photography. Her picture was a colorful arrangement of back doors from downtown Manning.


Posted on October 30, 2015 2:02 am by Holly McCabe

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Today in History …

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1340 – Portuguese and Castilian forces halt a Marinid invasion at the Battle of Río Salado.
1485 – King Henry VII of England is crowned.
1863 – Danish Prince Vilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.
1922 – Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy.
1944 – Anne and Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they die from disease the following year, shortly before the end of WWII.
1965 – Vietnam War: Near Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by Viet Cong … Read the rest


Sallie Lynn Eadon

Posted on October 29, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA – Sallie Lynn Eadon, 57, formerly of Manning, died Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia.

Born October 8, 1958, she was a daughter of Marion Leroy Eadon, Jr. and Jennie Alderman Eadon. Sallie brought joy to those she met. She was full of love, loving everyone and everyone loved her. She was an avid Carolina Gamecock fan.

She is survived by her father of Manning; her mother of Columbia; a brother, Joseph Alderman Eadon of Columbia; three sisters, Debbie Eadon Blair (Jay) of Columbia, Katrina Eadon Stephens (Shayne) of Manning and Kelly Eadon Lowery (Danny) … Read the rest


Poll: What do you think about temporary SNAP (food stamps)?

Posted on October 29, 2015 6:06 pm by Manning Live

There has been quite the line outside the Clarendon County Department of Social Services Office since Tuesday.
The hubbub is due to the state allowing folks in Clarendon County who suffered unreimbursed disaster losses, including those related to food losses, to apply for temporary Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). It also allows those already receiving SNAP benefits to receive a supplement for damages incurred, although residents in Manning, Pinewood, New Zion and Summerton already receiving SNAP benefits did not have to come in to apply.
The process can be found at this post.
But we’ve heard a lot … Read the rest


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