Monthly Archives: March 2016

Manning native named BMW Scholar

Posted on March 31, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

ORANGEBURG – Manning native Kordell Walker was one of eight South Carolina State University students who were named Thursday as BMW Scholars. A company whose American-based factory is located in Spartanburg, BMW awarded a total of $64,000 toward those students’ education. “South Carolina State University is certainly pleased that our long-standing partner, BMW, has allocated monies to assist the educational needs of our brightest scholars,” said Interim President Dr. W. Franklin Evans. Prestigious scholarships, such as the one offered to our students today, demonstrate the importance of cultivating and maintaining corporate partnerships and puts the world on notice that South… Read the rest

Gallery: Easter Bunny pics now ready!

Posted on March 31, 2016 5:05 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Pictures taken with the Easter Bunny on March 25 at Piggly Wiggly in Manning are now available for pick-up at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Our hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Posted on March 31, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on March 31, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

New Zion native Drue Floyd is now in her third month as Miss Clarendon 2016. Manninglive.com will be posting these little blurbs throughout the next few weeks and months so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June. No stranger to pageants, Floyd said she couldn’t pass up a chance to compete in Miss Clarendon. “I knew that becoming Miss Clarendon was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I could not turn it down,” she said. She won Miss East Clarendon High School Feb. 6, 2015, exactly a year before winning the Miss Clarendon crown.

Group makes donation to Disabilities and Special Needs Board

Posted on March 31, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Board got a boost for its programs recently, after a check was presented by the Manning-Santee chapter of the Knights of Columbus. A fraternal organization of Catholic men, the Knights of Columbus raises funds for local charities through Operation Hope. “We go out once a year to several retail stores and sell Tootsie Rolls,” said Grand Knight Hart Klee. “We have donated to the Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Board for about the last five years. Our funds, wherever they are raised, are used for those with intellectual disadvantages.” Klee said 85… Read the rest

Miss Clarendon Teen volunteers to read

Posted on March 31, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Sponsored by the Junior Ambassadors of Clarendon County, Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Elizabeth Levitt volunteered recently at St. John Neumann Elementary School for Reading Night.

Gallery: Puddin’ Swamp Festival Flashback

Posted on March 31, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The following photos were provided by Patrick Goodwin and the Puddin’ Swamp Festival Committee. These photos were taken in the last 10 years of the Puddin’ Swamp Festival, which will begin with the Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Pageant April 9 and then continue the following weekend with the Taste of Puddin’ Swamp, a 5K run, Big Saturday on Town Square and fireworks. You can pick up your festival guide at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning; Turbeville Town Hall; and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.

Clyburn talks elections, presidential race during NAACP event

Posted on March 31, 2016 2:02 am by Breanna Bradham

“Nobody should live their lives by baseball rules.” Congressman James Clyburn told a packed crowed at the Taw Caw Community Center as much on Saturday during the annual Freedom Fund Banquet held by the Clarendon branch of the NAACP. “I first ran for office back in 1970, and I lost; I ran again in 1978, when I ran for secretary of state, and I lost again,” he said. “I ran again in 1986, and I lost again. A friend of mine said to me, … ‘Three strikes and you’re out.’ I said, ‘My friend, that’s a baseball rule.’” “What I… Read the rest

Miss Clarendon helps out

Posted on March 31, 2016 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Sponsored by the Junior Ambassadors of Clarendon County, Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd read to students at Walker-Gamble Elementary School earlier this month in celebration of Dr. Seuss Day.

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on March 30, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

New Zion native Drue Floyd is entering her third month as Miss Clarendon 2016. Manninglive.com will be posting these little blurbs throughout the next few weeks and months so readers can get to know her as she prepares for Miss South Carolina in June. Floyd’s platform is promoting Project Unify, an organization with which she has been involved for five years. “It has truly changed my life,” she said. “I hope to share with other schools in the state of South Carolina how amazing this group is. The experience it brings to students is truly life-changing.” Floyd chose her platform… Read the rest

Sheriff, Probate judge, Council chairman and House races to be contested in June primaries

Posted on March 30, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Only four races will be contested in the June Democratic Primary after 16 candidates filed for various state and county offices up for grabs. Filing closed at noon Wednesday for the state Republican and Democratic primaries, which will be contested June 14. Thirteen Clarendon residents filed to run as Democrats in the primary, while one Sumter resident filed there to run as a Republican. One Clarendon resident filed as a Republican. Ultimately, only Clarendon County Council chairman, House District 64, Clarendon County Probate judge and the Clarendon County sheriff races will see actual competition. Chairman Dwight Stewart has filed for… Read the rest

Indoor Flea Market to hold Clothes Give-Away

Posted on March 30, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Indoor Flea Market, located in the old Head Start building at West Huggins Street and Silver Road in Manning will hold a Clothes Give-Away from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23. The American Legion Post 204 is also a host. For more information, call (803) 435-8748 or (803) 566-6264.

South Jordan River Union to hold 2nd Youth Conference

Posted on March 30, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

The South Jordan River Union will hold its 2nd Youth Conference beginning 10 a.m. April 16, with a theme of “Young Minds in Training,” at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road in Manning. Thematic scriptures will include Proverbs 22:6 and II Timothy 2:15. There will be praise and worship workshops for all ages, including music and movement, health and nutrition, bullying and motivation. Fopr adults, there will be health and nutrition workshops and Bible study. Facilitators include Sister Patriai M. Moyd, Sister Brenda C. Clark, Minister Jacqueline Jackson, Sister Kim Johnson and Minister Robin Kelly. Sister Dorothy James… Read the rest

LMA students visit S.C. State Museum

Posted on March 30, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy ninth and tenth grade honors classes went to the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia March 15. The sophomore class, taught by Inger Walker, just finished reading “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare and the freshmen class just finished studying the history of Rome with Nancy McInnis. The museum offered an impressive hands-on tour of Julius Caesar and the Roman military. Students were able to try on traditional legion shields and weapons, as shown by Chandler Evans. Some students learned how to construct a Roman arch, as pictured. Many aspects of ancient Rome were… Read the rest

Walker-Gamble 4th grade class raises money for Relay for Life

Posted on March 30, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Myra Tyler’s fourth-grade class at Walker-Gamble Elementary School helped raise more than $70 for Clarendon County Relay for Life through the sale of feet to friends and family. The class included Sophie McCutchen, Alex Txompaxtle, Danielle Cooney, Adeline Wilkes, Destiny mcFaddin, Karina Beltran, Landon Widham, Chloe Welch, Emma Tedder, Annsley McElveen, Abigail Osborne, Cody Thigpen, Anthony Nunez, Layla Rayo, Banks Stuckey and Desmond Porterfield.

Local farmer directs donation to Walker-Gamble

Posted on March 30, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Walker-Gamble Elementary School in New Zion has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities. The initiative is sponsored by the MOnsanto Fund, and the monies were directed to the school by local farmer Mack Beard Sr. of Barrineau. The donation will help the school with supplies and materials needed to continue the daily work with children in K4 through fifth grades, Principal Sheila Floyd said. Beard has farmed in Clarendon and Florence counties for decades and has had children and grandchildren attending Walker-Gamble Elementary School. He currently has a granddaughter, Deane Burrows, teaching at the school and a… Read the rest

Gallery: Puddin’ Swamp Festival Flashback

Posted on March 30, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The following photos were provided by Patrick Goodwin and the Puddin’ Swamp Festival Committee. These photos were taken in the last 10 years of the Puddin’ Swamp Festival, which will begin with the Miss Puddin’ Swamp Festival Pageant April 9 and then continue the following weekend with the Taste of Puddin’ Swamp, a 5K run, Big Saturday on Town Square and fireworks. You can pick up your festival guide at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning; Turbeville Town Hall; and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.

Dems to meet April 7

Posted on March 29, 2016 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon County Democratic Party will hold its regular monthly meeting from 7-8 p.m. April 7 at the Bassard pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road. After a successful County Convention on March 21, there is a lot to discuss in getting prepared for the June primary and November general election on getting out the vote and getting people registered to vote. The party will also discuss the upcoming State Democratic Convention, which will be held April 30 in Columbia, for those who signed up to attend as delegates or alternates. For more information, call (803) 473-8393 or (803) 491-7642.

14 file for primaries thus far

Posted on March 29, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Candidates vying for state and county offices coming up in the June primaries began filing at noon March 16. Filing for these offices closes noon Wednesday, leaving less than two days for candidates to make their intentions known. Clarendon County Voter Registration and Elections Director Shirley Black-Oliver said as of Monday that 12 Clarendon residents had filed for elected office. One candidate has filed in Sumter for an office that encompasses Clarendon, Sumter, Darlington and Florence counties. Half of those who have filed thus far are incumbents, including Clarendon County Coroner Hayes F. Samuels, Clarendon County Clerk of Court Beulah… Read the rest

Walker-Gamble 3rd grade raises funds for Relay for Life

Posted on March 29, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Ashley Floyd’s third grade class at Walker-Gamble Elementary School raised more than $70 for Clarendon County Relay for Life through the sale of feet to family and friends recently. Students include Jordan Baird, Rocco Brancato, Taylor Coker, Rley Douglas, Gerardo Garcia, ZiKaria Harrison, Shaina Lee, Raekwon McCutcheon, Adrieanna McDowell, Miracle McFadden, Colby McKenzie, Hunter Mixon, Carol Newman, Mari Ramires, Edgar Tzompaxtle, London Welch, Isaiah Wilson and Jasmyne Lloyd.

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