Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lady Swampcats fall to Dillon

Posted on March 10, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats fell to Dillon 7-3 on Friday. Brooke Ward scored two points for the team, while Ashton Rogers scored one point.

Azalea Ball presents debutantes

Posted on March 10, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

The Azalea Ball presented six debutantes at its annual ball held Jan. 16, 2016, at the Cypress Center in Manning.
Pictured from left are Morgan Addison Allan, escorted by Todd Michael Larimer and Gavin William Allan; Elizabeth Anne Elmore, escorted by John Taylor Duke and William Anderson Elmore; Ann Perrin Jackson, escorted by Charles Henry Lowder IV and John Landon Black; Dinah Davis Johnson, escorted by Andrew Thomas Kennedy and Alexander Colson Craven; Hailey Marlene Patrick, escorted by Thomas Chase Lee and Davis Reid Patrick; Mary Michael Windham, escorted by Thomas Kirk Walker and Don Cagney Brunson III.
Also presented … Read the rest

State department holding Safety Poster Contest

Posted on March 10, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA – State superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman has announced the opening of the 2016 National School Bust Safety Poster Contest.
The competition is divided into five divisions based on grade level and is open to K-12 students in South Carolina schools. Placing emphasis on reminding motorists to watch out for school buses stopped to load and unload students, this year’s theme is #StopOnRed!
“It is critical that we all take precautions around school buses,” said Spearman. “Bus drivers are transporting precious cargo – children whose parents have entrusted them to all of us in the school community to … Read the rest

Litchfield Co., Deercreek announce partnership

Posted on March 10, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Royce King is coming home.
The president and owner of Litchfield Company Real Estate LLC, the Summerton native is bringing his business to Clarendon County. Litchfield and Deercreek at Wyboo announced Tuesday that the companies have reached a sales and marketing agreement, along with the opening of a sales center in the Wyboo community.
“We’re going to be providing the sales and marketing expertise for Deer Creek,” said King. “We have now opened an office there, and Beth Hinson Phillips will be the sales manager in this location. With our sales team in place to support the efforts there, we … Read the rest

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Blackwell joins the Hall

Posted on March 10, 2016 6:06 am by Ted E. Spencer

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the second in a series of 12 stories profiling the inductees for the 2016 Clarendon Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held in late April.

James Eric Blackwell led Manning High School and the American Legion Post 68 baseball teams to soaring heights, and now he will be forever known as a “Hall of Famer.”
Blackwell started playing baseball as a toddler, after being encouraged by his friend, Allen Hammett III.
“Growing up, Allen was a legend, he was the quarterback on the football team and played basketball. He was good at … Read the rest

Family remembers ovarian cancer victim with annual walk, Relay for Life participation

Posted on March 10, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the seventh in a series of stories on cancer survivors, caregivers and those who have succumbed to various forms of cancer. The Manning Times is posting these stories weekly through Clarendon County Relay for Life, which will be held 6 p.m. to midnight May 6 at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium.

Annie Robinson was unaware that her sister, Joanne Charles, had ovarian cancer until the latter was in Stage 3 with the illness.
“When I found out, I assumed that she had been trying to deal with it by herself,” said Robinson, who noted her … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, March 10

Posted on March 10, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make three stops today, including from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Turbeville IGA; 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church; and 4-5 p.m. at Lodebar Church on S.C. 527.

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on March 10, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Columbia resident Sara Levitt was crowned Feb. 6 as Miss Clarendon Teen 2016, and will represent Clarendon County in June in the Miss South Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant. She is a junior at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, and will feature several snippets with her throughout the coming weeks so we can get to know her a little better.
Sara says her favorite subject is English, as “she has always enjoyed writing, as well as analyzing writings.”

Lady Swampcats defeat Hannah Pamplico

Posted on March 10, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Hannah Pamplico on Friday. Cora Lee Downer, Courtney Beatson and Maddie Cantley each scored one point for the team.

Silent Auction to be held with March Cypress after 5 event

Posted on March 10, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

The Cypress Foundation will host its first silent auction March 18, accompanied by beautiful music by the Sandlapper Singers at the next Cypress After 5 concert.
Items in the auction include a hunting expedition, paintings from local artists, an oceanfront Myrtle Beach get-away, a carved wooden bowl, jewelry and more.
Concert goers can bid on items before the concert and during intermission, with results announced at the end. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.
All proceeds benefit the foundation, which supports many worthwhile health initiatives at Clarendon Memorial Hospital and in the community.
For more information, call Carrie … Read the rest

CCTC joins group dedicated to advancing success of ‘men of color’ in community colleges

Posted on March 10, 2016 3:03 am by Staff Reports

Central Carolina Technical College has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaboartive (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color. Participation in the consortium “will enhance CCTC’s commitment to improving the success of underrepresented and underserved students, including men of color,” said Director of Public Relations Becky Rickenbaker.
Despite programs designed to enhance outcomes for men of color, only 17 percent and 15 percent of U.S. black and Latino men, respectively earn a certificate, degree or transfer from a community college to a four-year institution during a six year period.
“Figures for men from other ethnic groups (e.g., Native American, … Read the rest

Ann Richardson Frierson

Posted on March 10, 2016 2:02 am by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – Ann Richardson Frierson, 79, widow of William Gregg “Billy” Frierson, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at her home.
Born May 18, 1936, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Edward Hervey Richardson and the late Clara Margaret Rowe Richardson. She was a member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church and the Women’s Ministry.
She is survived by two sons, Hervey Frierson and Gill Frierson, both of Summerton; two granddaughters, Ann Marie Frierson Johansen (Andrew) and Rebecca Frierson Marra, both of Sumter; two great grandchildren, Lillian Caroline Marra and Henley von Johansen; an uncle, Billy Rowe (Edna Frances) … Read the rest

Clarendon 2 board to meet today

Posted on March 10, 2016 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees has called a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. today at the district office, 15 Major Drive in Manning. The agenda is below.

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Johnson to be inducted into the class of 2016

Posted on March 10, 2016 1:01 am by Ted E. Spencer

“I’m not trying to sound overconfident,” Miriam Taylor Johnson said. “But every time I took a shot I just pictured it going in.”
Johnson is remembered as an all time great Clarendon County women’s basketball player, and now she is a Clarendon County Hall of Famer.
The 1963 Manning High graduate talked with coaches after playing guard her sophomore year, about moving to forward. It proved to be a good decision.
“I loved playing guard, and we had a good little group of girls playing, but we’d get the ball down the court and we couldn’t score,” Johnson said. “I … Read the rest

Clarendon queens ‘sing’ at Cypress After 5

Posted on March 10, 2016 12:12 am by Submitted by Reader

The lead singer of the Heart and Soul Band handed the microphone over to Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd and Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Elizabeth Levitt for a few moments during the second of the Cypress After 5 Concert Series held in February.

Today in History …

Posted on March 10, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

241 BC – First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands: The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
298 – Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
1607 – Susenyos I defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
1629 – Charles I of England dissolves Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.
1735 – An agreement between Nader Shah and Russia is signed … Read the rest

Firefighters recognized for water rescue by Vietnam Veterans

Posted on March 9, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 960 of Manning recognized 11 Clarendon County firefighters last week for their rescue efforts during the October flood.
Two firefighters – Lt. Michael Cothran and Gene Morris – were singled out for specific recognition for their efforts in saving those trapped in a van stranded in swift moving waters on Oct. 3.
“These guys put their lives on the line each and every day,” said chapter Treasurer Dennis Croft, himself a firefighter. “But during the flood, they went above and beyond. They went days without sleep and they put themselves in danger constantly to … Read the rest

Wreck at Exit 115 on I-95

Posted on March 9, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck at the U.S. 301 exit on Interstate 95, also known as Exit 115. Reports do not specify whether it is the north or southbound exit. No further information is available.


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