Monthly Archives: January 2016

Janice Floyd Lavender

Posted on January 23, 2016 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

NEW ZION – Janice “Jan” Floyd Lavender, 65, died on Jan. 21, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Pine Dale Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in New Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the home of Edward and Kerri Lavender, 6908 Salem Road, New Zion.

Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late S. Bethea and Sybil Hardy Floyd. She was a graduate of East Clarendon High School; was … Read the rest

NWS: Freezing rain likely overnight in midlands

Posted on January 22, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the midlands. This advisory includes a message saying that freezing rain is likely through at least 2 p.m. Saturday in the midlands, including Clarendon County. Some light snow and sleet are also possible in parts of the midlands. The overnight forecast is slightly below freezing. The state Department of Transportation said that this will produce hazardous driving conditions throughout the area. DOT advises motorists to stay home if at all possible, and to be careful of bridges, as they will ice before roads.

East Clarendon away games canceled

Posted on January 22, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon School District 3 Superintendent Connie Dennis has announced that the district’s away games have been canceled due to inclement weather.

MPS student wins 1st place in coloring contest

Posted on January 22, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Bryson Yates was honored Tuesday night by the Clarendon County Soil and Water Conservation District with a certificate for taking first place in the organization’s coloring contest for the second grade. He is a student at Manning Primary School.

NWS: Potential exists for “light icing” on elevated surfaces

Posted on January 22, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service in Columbia issued a special weather statement Friday afternoon for Clarendon County, saying that “potential exists for light icing on elevated surfaces.”
Temperatures are expected to remain nearly steady or drop a degree or two into the lower to middle 30s. The best chance would be for areas along and north of Interstate 20. Some light icing will be possible mainly on elevated surfaces such as trees, powerlines, decks and bushes. Roadway and bridge temperatures across the midlands are currently in the middle to upper 30s. Roadway and bridge temperatures could drop one to two degrees. … Read the rest

LMA basketball games postponed

Posted on January 22, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

All Laurence Manning Academy basketball games scheduled for tonight have been postponed until Jan. 28, replacing the previously scheduled Florence Christian games. All cub-midget basketball games for Saturday are canceled.

Snow could be in Manning Saturday, no accumulation expected

Posted on January 22, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia are calling for a 40-percent chance of snow before 9 a.m. Saturday, with a 70 percent chance of rain thereafter. It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 39. Winds will be northwest from 10-16 mph. Little to no snow accumulation is expected, however. Rain is likely throughout Friday and into the early morning hours Saturday before any snow should start.

B-team Saints fall to Andrew Jackson

Posted on January 22, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall B-team fell 36-22 on Thursday night to Andrew Jackson Academy. Bryce Parler and Louie Hendricks led the Saints with eight points each. Parler also collected 14 rebounds. The B-teams will play again 4 p.m. Thursday at Williamsburg Academy.

B-team Lady Saints defeat Andrew Jackson Academy

Posted on January 22, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall girls’ B-team won 21-8 against Andrew Jackson Academy on Thursday, bringing the team’s record to 5-1 on the season. Bailey Corbett led the Lady Saints with eight points.

Rannie McDuffie family thanks supporters for prayers

Posted on January 22, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The family of Rannie McDuffie Sr. would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who have expressed their love through phone calls, emails, Facebook posts, visits, cards and prayers during the loss of our loved one. We ask that you continue to think of us and keep us lifted in prayer as we move into this new journey of our lives. Thank you and God Bless.

Posted on January 22, 2016 4:04 am by Leigh Ann Maynard


Manning man charged with three counts of CSC

Posted on January 21, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A Manning man posed a $40,000 bond Wednesday night at the Clarendon County Detention Center on three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Michael Dinkins of 1172 Locust Way in Manning turned himself into deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to Manning attorney Steve McKenzie.
“This is completely not in his character,” McKenzie said. “He is a U.S. Army veteran who worked at EMS and then worked his way through nursing school. We feel very strongly he is innocent and that the evidence in the end will vindicate him.”
According to reports … Read the rest

Chamber Retreat canceled due to inclement weather

Posted on January 21, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Due to inclement weather in the Upstate, the annual Clarendon County Chamber Retreat scheduled for this weekend has been canceled. However, the Chamber will work toward a future event to make up for the Retreat. Details will follow in the coming week.

DC murder suspect refuses waiver of extradition from Manning jail

Posted on January 21, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 20-year-old man arrested Monday in Clarendon County for his alleged role in the execution-style killing of a Washington, D.C. man has refused a waiver of extradition back to that jurisdiction.
William Lee Lewis IV was apprehended about 5 p.m. Monday at Forest Villa Apartment Complex off Fleming Circle in Manning after the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that a suspect wanted for an out-of-state murder was in the Clarendon County area.
The Metropolitan Police Department reported to the Washington Post in November that Lewis was wanted in connection to a murder Nov. 3 in southeastern Washington, D.C.… Read the rest

Laurence Manning Academy 1st Semester Headmaster’s List

Posted on January 21, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

Second Grade
Terri Floyd – Brayden Barnhill, Madelyn Coker, Logan Durham, Jiya Patel, Payton Collett, Hunter Ridgeway.

Anna Lynn Gamble – Joseph Chapman, Anne Wilder Hartzog, Ashley Rae Hodge, Mason Hodge, Graham Lee, Maddie McCarron, William Phillips, Lyza Prickelmyer, Caroline Prothro, Makinley Roberson, Thomas Shorter, Alyssa Walton.

Kristen Rembert – Whitley Boykin, Hayden Mitchiner, Kib Newman, JJ Ward, Lily Wellborn.

Third Grade
Kelly Brown – Lainey Baggette, Emma Barwick, Mary Catherine Buyck, Beau Carraway, Rory Carter, Maddie Clark, Haleigh Geddings, Jessica Griffith, Sydney Haas, Laini Kosinski, Lee Lowery, Lila Kate Mathis, Campbell McInnis, Layton Morris, Seth Witherspoon.

Meagan Glass – … Read the rest

LMA B-team falls to Orangeburg Prep

Posted on January 21, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy boys B-team fell 37-33 to Orangeburg Prep on Wednesday night. Van Gardner had six points, while Austin Deppa had five.

B-team Lady Swampcats defeat OP

Posted on January 21, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy girls’ B-team defeated Orangeburg Prep 38-12 on Wednesday night.
Lexi Bennett scored 17 points. Rollin Barwick scored nine points. The team’s record is now 6-0.

CCTC announces Scholars program, free tuition

Posted on January 21, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Central Carolina Technical College held a press conference Thursday morning to announce its new scholarship initiative that will provide the first two years, tuition-free, at Central Carolina Technical College
“The first of its kind in South Carolina, Central Carolina Scholars is an economic development tool for existing and new industries and will afford expanded higher education opportunities to high school students in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties,” said Public Information Director Becky Rickenbaker. “It is a pipeline to boost the region’s skilled workforce and an affordable start for students on track to a four-year college or university.”… Read the rest

Full text of Gov. Haley’s State of the State Speech

Posted on January 21, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, constitutional officers and my fellow South Carolinians:

Each year we come together to discuss the state of our state, and each year we begin by acknowledging those who lost their lives in the service of our state and of our nation.

By the grace of God, this will be the first year I do not list a single active duty member of our armed forces who was taken from us. That is a blessing.

But the men and women of our military are not alone in their willingness to … Read the rest

Get your tix for Jr. Chamber Oyster Roast now

Posted on January 21, 2016 8:08 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The 2016 Clarendon County Junior Chamber Oyster Roast will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Cypress Center. The all-you-can-eat event is $35 per person and $5 for beer and wine. There will also be a silent auction at the event, hosted by the Manning Rotary Club. Knives will be provided, but participants are asked to bring gloves. Tickets may be purchased at The Manning Times, Terry’s Exxon, Brunson’s Pharmacy, Prothro Chevrolet and Summerton Drugs.


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