Monthly Archives: March 2016

Gallery: Manning sends Kerrie to Texas

Posted on March 27, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted by Reader

Here are some more pictures, graciously provided by readers, of local residents and businesses wishing Kerrie Cribb well on Saturday as she left Manning to head to Texas for cervical cancer treatment.


Christine Rowell McPherson

Posted on March 27, 2016 10:10 am by Stephens Funeral Home

Christine Rowell McPherson, 82, wife of Melville Bryant McPherson, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at her home in Manning.

Born July 31, 1933, in Centenary, she was a daughter of the late Robbie Samuel Rowell and the late Maude Iris George Rowell. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and Cross Roads Bible Fellowship Church.

She is survived by her husband of Manning; five daughters, Frankie Lynn Miller (Allen) and Teresa Gayle Bennett (Joseph), both of Johns Island, Deborah Elizabeth Sillivant of James Island, Joyce Fay McPherson Morris (Kevin) of Vandalia, Missouri and Sylvia Diann McPherson of … Read the rest


Posted on March 27, 2016 7:07 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

Cribb Family


Local church welcomes Jews for Jesus with special service

Posted on March 27, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning was the first of four stops for a South Florida evangelist active with Jews for Jesus.
Robyn Wilk presented “Christ in the Passover” on Sunday morning during a service at Grace Christian Fellowship Church on Raccoon Road in Manning.
Founded in 1973, Jews for Jesus now has more than 200 staffers in 23 branches worldwide, including North America, Israel, South Africa, the former Soviet Union, Australia and Brazil.
Pastor Mike Murdoch said the church has welcomed Jews for Jesus about five times in the last decade.
“It’s an evangelistic ministry proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ,” Murdoch … Read the rest


Gallery: Striped Bass Festivals from the Past

Posted on March 27, 2016 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader


Manning sends Kerrie Cribb to Texas

Posted on March 26, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning residents gathered on the side of S.C. 261 from Bloomville Road to Exit 119 on Interstate 95 to give a warm send-off to Kerrie Cribb, who will head Sunday to M.D. Anderson in Texas for treatment for a very aggressive form of cervical cancer. Folks at businesses along the way made signs and let loose balloons to wish Kerrie well. The event was a surprise to Kerrie, who said she was overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness and well-wishes.


Get your #cancersucks T-shirts, tank tops

Posted on March 26, 2016 4:04 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times is pre-selling #cancersucks T-shirts and women’s tank tops. Prices are $15 for the T-shirts and $12 for the women’s tanks. Shirts may be pre-ordered at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, or by calling (803) 435-8422, or emailing manningsctimes@gmail.com. All proceeds will go toward cancer research.


Posted on March 26, 2016 1:01 pm by Ted E. Spencer

most wanted march 24


Local woman keeps faith through hardships

Posted on March 26, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

Have you ever heard the story of the courageous man of God, Job, according to the holy Bible?
Job was a man of God whose body was greatly stricken and bed-ridden. He lost everything, including his family. However, the faith that he exemplified went beyond the average human’s mind of measure.
Can you think of one that has been greatly afflicted physically and each time, regardless of the length of the suffering, still managed to hold on to faith, a faith that seems to have a way of changing the mind of God Himself?
Well, I have. She’s a wonderful, … Read the rest


Walker-Gamble 5th grade class raises $200+ for Relay for Life

Posted on March 26, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Cindy Gibbons’ fifth-grade class at Walker Gamble Elementary School raised more than $250 for Clarendon County Relay for Life recently, selling feet for $1 each to friends and family. Robinson Newman sold more than 50 by himself, Gibbons said. Pictured are, sitting, from lft to right are Sarah McClary, Robinson Newman, Carson Windham, Taylor Floyd, Uri Chavez-Ramirez and Kaleigh Bess; kneeling, from left to right, Luke Robinson, Payton Hurst, Hayden Powell, Campbell Gulledge and Hayden Craft; and standing, from left to right, Brooks Mixon, James McElveen, Jimmy HIll, Tavon Harrison, Kristen Thornton, Z’Niya Spann, Gage Brown, Merietta Floyd and Kyle


SBAA to hold planning meeting today

Posted on March 26, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted via Facebook

The Scott’s Branch High School Alumni Association will hold its 13th biennial Reunion Planning meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Eagle’s Nest, 1 Alex Harvin Highway in Summerton.


Mobile Library Schedule: Saturday, March 26

Posted on March 26, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Center, formerly the old Scott’s Branch High School. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


James Joseph Baird

Posted on March 25, 2016 8:08 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

LAKE CITY – James Joseph Baird, 52, husband of Barbara Tisdale Baird, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, as a result of injuries received in a tractor trailer wreck.

Born June 18, 1963, in Binghamton, New York, he was a son of the late William Kevin Baird and the late Barbara Ann McGaw Baird. He was a U.S. Navy veteran with 11 years of service and he was a truck driver for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of Lake City; two daughters, Blair Sauls of Waynesboro, Virginia and Brandy Sauls of Lake City; a sister, Wendy Hancock … Read the rest


Bobwhite quail restoration effort gets new website

Posted on March 25, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A coordinated effort to restore quail populations in South Carolina just got an electronic boost via a new website, www.scbobwhites.org. The new site is a clearinghouse for the latest information available on the “South Carolina Bobwhite Initiative,” an effort aimed at bringing bobwhite quail populations in the Palmetto State back to the levels that quail hunters enjoyed in the early 1980s.
It’s no secret among hunters and conservationists that wild quail populations have dropped precipitously over the last four decades. In December 2014, a group of state and federal agencies, conservation groups, sportsmen and landowners formed the South Carolina Quail … Read the rest


Evelyn Ridgeway Roberson

Posted on March 25, 2016 1:01 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – Evelyn Ridgeway Roberson, 87, widow of Loyd Bethea Roberson, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.

Born December 24, 1928, in Denmark, she was a daughter of the late James Irvin Ridgeway and the late Ida Mae Wood Ridgeway. She was a member of Beuclare Eastern Star and Summerton Southern Methodist Church.

She is survived by four sons, James Leroyce Roberson (Paulette) and Lloyd Roberson (Nancy), both of Manning, Gary Roberson (Peggy) and Hugh Roberson (Elizabeth), both of Sumter; two daughters, Elaine Schlack (Keith) of Cement City, Michigan and Carolyn Wells of Summerton; three brothers, Bob … Read the rest


Elections Office to hold extended hours for election filing

Posted on March 25, 2016 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

In accordance with state law, the Clarendon County Voter Registration and Elections Office will hold extended hours during the period where prospective candidates may file for state and local offices up for the June primaries.
The hours will include from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday-Tuesday; and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
Filing closes at noon Wednesday.
For more information, call (803) 435-8215.


Christine Rowell McPherson

Posted on March 25, 2016 4:04 am by Stephens Funeral Home

Christine Rowell McPherson, 82, wife of Melville Bryant McPherson, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at her home in Manning.

Born July 31, 1933, in Centenary, SC, she was a daughter of the late Robbie Samuel Rowell and the late Maude Iris George Rowell. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and Cross Roads Bible Fellowship Church.

She is survived by her husband of Manning; five daughters, Frankie Lynn Miller (Allen) and Teresa Gayle Bennett (Joseph), both of Johns Island, Deborah Elizabeth Sillivant of James Island, Joyce Fay McPherson Morris (Kevin) of Vandalia, Missouri and Sylvia Diann McPherson … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on March 25, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

421 – Venice is founded at twelve o’clock noon, according to legend.
708 – Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.
717 – Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.
1199 – Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
1306 – Robert the Bruce becomes king of Scotland.
1409 – The Council of Pisa opens.
1555 – The city of Valencia is founded in present-day Venezuela.
1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
1634 – The … Read the rest


Wreck at Camp Shelor Road, S.C. 260

Posted on March 24, 2016 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at Camp Shelor Road and S.C. 260. That is all the information available at this time. We will update this information if the injuries are life-threatening or fatal.


Linda Carter Craft

Posted on March 24, 2016 7:07 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Linda Carter Craft, 74, widow of David Odell Craft, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Tuomey Hospital.

Born October 6, 1941, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Jessie Weston Carter and the late Mamie Elease Griffin Carter. She was a member of Manning First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her brother, Cecil Carter of Manning; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2016, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Nick Erickson officiating. Burial will follow in the Manning Cemetery.

Visitation will be … Read the rest


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