Monthly Archives: October 2015

Farmers get more bad news at local meeting

Posted on October 29, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The farmers gathered Oct. 16 at the Barn House Restaurant in Lake City were looking to get some good news on the flooding that caused what state Agriculture Secretary Hugh Weathers estimated is at least $300 million in damages to row crops.
But good news was not forthcoming at the meeting, which was moderated by East Clarendon High School FFA teacher Bert Beasley.
“You need to call your adjuster first of all before you do anything to your crop,” said ArborOne Farm Credit representative Ashley Altman. The company insures farms in seven South Carolina counties, including Clarendon.
“We need your … Read the rest

Tiger-striped boxer puppy allegedly stolen from Boundary Street home

Posted on October 29, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

An 18-year-old woman living in the 100 block of Boundary Street in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 2 p.m. Oct. 15 that a 42-year-old Manning woman came into her yard unannounced and uninvited and “carried away a tiger-striped boxer puppy that she had tied up on the outside of the (home).”
The alleged victim said she received a text from the alleged suspect saying the suspect was coming to get the puppy “because it wasn’t being properly taken care of and that the puppy is (hers) anyway,” according to reports.
The victim said she received the puppy as … Read the rest

Letter: Johnson’s Fish Shop owner thanks first responders

Posted on October 29, 2015 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

On behalf of Wayne Johnson and Johnson’s Fish Shop, we would like to thank the Manning Fire Department and the Clarendon County Fire Department, along with the Manning Police Department, for your prompt responses to the fire that engulfed Johnson’s Fish Shop on Oct. 13.
Had it not been for your promptness and efficiency, things could have been worse.
We are grateful for your dedication to protecting the citizens and businesses in Clarendon County.
We also thank Sen. Kevin Johnson, Mayor Julia Nelson and our loyal patrons of 20 years, many of whom who have traveled near and far, for … Read the rest

Missing Dog: Dunkin

Posted on October 29, 2015 10:10 am by Submitted via Facebook

This 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier, white with brown spots, answers to the name of Dunkin. He went missing Oct. 10 during the heavy thunderstorm and rains. He could have been running down U.S. 521 (Greeleyville Highway), seven miles outside of Manning. If anyone sees him, please call Danny, Dora or Daniel Holladay at (803) 473-4371.

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Church of God by Faith continuing revival tonight

Posted on October 29, 2015 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Church of God by Faith in Davis Station will continue its three-night revival at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday. Elect Lady Sharon Mellette from the Church of God by Faith in North will be the revivalist. There will be special singing nightly.

Library to close early Nov. 3

Posted on October 29, 2015 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Harvin Clarendon County will close 4 p.m. Tuesday for the Hometown Team events scheduled from 5-7 p.m. at Weldon Auditorium. The library will reopen 9 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

USDA declares 29 counties Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Posted on October 29, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA – Gov. Nikki Haley announced Wednesday that federal aid is now available to South Carolina farmers hit by severe flooding earlier this month.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack issued a disaster designation for 29 counties in South Carolina that suffered damage and losses due to the heavy rains and flooding from Oct. 2-5, including Clarendon County.
Haley requested the disaster designation in a letter written Oct. 19.
Haley said Monday during a visit to the Clarendon Community Center that farming in Clarendon County was “devastated.”
“Every day I went up in the air to look, and … Read the rest

Providence Christian to hold Master and Queen Pageant

Posted on October 29, 2015 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Providence Christian Church, 1100 Dozier Mallett Road in Manning, will sponsor a special “Master and Queen Pageant” at 3 p.m. Nov. 15. The Rev. Sherman McBeth of Mt. Zion Baptist church in Eastover will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Dr. Bennie Colclough is the host pastor.

Clothing give-away on Saturday

Posted on October 29, 2015 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

The Indoor Flea Market, which is located in the old Head Start building on West Huggins Street and Silver Road in Manning, will hold a clothes give-away from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This event is co-hosted by the American Legion Post No. 204. For more information, call (803) 435-8748 or (803) 566-6264.

Letter: Farmers need to tell their stories to legislators

Posted on October 29, 2015 6:06 am by Submitted by Reader

Farmers are urged to begin a grassroots campaign of calling and writing to politicians, writing letters to newspapers and generally “keeping the pressure on” to ensure that the financial impact of the 2015 flood is heard and action is taken.
At a Disaster Recovery meeting held Oct. 15 in Lake City, representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and U.S. rep. Jim Clyburn stated that “farmers would have to help push for an act of Congress to help South Carolina’s recovery.”
Timely action from South Carolina agriculture producers and industry is needed because, one, it is unlikely any … Read the rest

First Baptist Trunk or Treat on Saturday

Posted on October 29, 2015 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

First Baptist Church of Manning will hold an Open House celebrating its new Children’s Wing, along with a Trunk or Treat, from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31. For more information, call (803) 435-8136.

Smithsonian exhibit to open with parade, tailgating party

Posted on October 29, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Do you have a kayak that you’ve always wanted to parade through downtown Manning?
Well, the organizers for the Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America exhibit coming from the Smithsonian Institution are looking for that and more for a parade that will celebrate the exhibit’s opening Nov. 3.
The Sports Parade will be held 5 p.m. that day, starting at the Pocotaligo Plaza, or the old Bmart shopping center, and proceeding down Brooks Street to Maple Street and, finally, Weldon Auditorium, where a tailgating party from 5-7 p.m. will take place.
“We are looking for any sports people to participate … Read the rest

Local exhibit, documentary to compliment Smithsonian traveling exhibit

Posted on October 29, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Weldon Auditorium will host the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit from Nov. 3 through mid-December, but history buffs can also view an attraction dedicated to local athletes who have shaped the Clarendon County sports world.
Clarendon County will officially welcome Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America with a tailgating party from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Weldon Auditorium.
The exhibit is provided by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, which brings exhibits curated by the institution to small towns. Manning is one of six communities in South Carolina to host the exhibit, and is the last one to have such an … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on October 29, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1390 – First trial for witchcraft in Paris leads to the death of three people.
1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
1787 – Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.
1901 – In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
1901 – Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.
1921 – The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25-game winning streak. … Read the rest

Wreck at Burnt Branch, Salem roads

Posted on October 28, 2015 8:08 pm by Submitted via iPhone

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at Burnt Branch and Salem roads.

Grab a copy of our special Flood of 2015 tab!

Posted on October 28, 2015 5:05 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

“No Way Out” is a special section of The Manning Times filled with pictures from readers, first responders and state agencies, along with features about the damage to our local farms and groups providing aid. Get one starting Thursday for $1 at our office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Funds raised from the sale of “No Way Out” will be donated to first responders in Clarendon County in thanks for their efforts during the recent flood.

Clarendon Hall 1st Quarter A-B Honor Roll

Posted on October 28, 2015 5:05 pm by Submitted via iPhone

Second Grade
Landon Brown and Trey Dawson.

Third Grade
Ashlee Berry, Grant Gray, Griffin McIntosh, Walker McIntosh, Connor Hancock, Raeana Richburg and Mandy Wells.

Fourth Grade
Leanna Broadway, Lacey Corbett, Brooks Earles, Karson Fields, Joshua Hatchell, Ronnie McCoon and Daniel Wilder.

Fifth Grade
Trey Bagnal, Hannah Bagnal, Riley Brown, Sydney Coker, TJ Curlee, Grace Ford, Kayleigh Franklin, Ray McIntosh, Harley Ryan and William Rogan.

Sixth Grade
Wells James, Hannah Johndrow, Jonathan McIntosh and McKenley Wells.

Seventh Grade
Josh Black, Louis Hendricks, Jason Josey, Bryce Powell and Elizabeth Williams.

Eighth Grade
Kade Elliott and May Rogan.

Ninth Grade
Madison Aycock, Michael … Read the rest

Gilbert Raymond

Posted on October 28, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Gilbert Raymond, 80, husband of Linda Ann Marcotte Raymond, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 18, 1934, in Fall River, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Antone Raymond and Mary Soares Raymond. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.
Survivors besides his wife of Manning include a sister-in-law, Margaret R. Medeiros (Joseph) of Manning; a brother-in-law, Peter Marcotte of Manning; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic … Read the rest

Posted on October 28, 2015 3:03 pm by Submitted via iPhone


Turbeville man killed during Lake City nightclub assault

Posted on October 28, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 47-year-old Turbeville man was killed early Wednesday morning at a Lake City nightclub, according to the Lake City Police Department.
Tommy McGee, 29, was arrested and charged with murder in connection to the incident, which happened about 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at the Office nightclub on John Street in Lake City.
Turbeville resident James E. Welch died after being transferred by EMS to a local hospital, Florence Coroner Keith von Lutcken said. He said an autopsy will be performed at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital.
Officials had no word on when McGee will face a judge for a … Read the rest


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