Monthly Archives: March 2016

Overturned conviction reinstated for armed robbery, kidnapping, burglary

Posted on March 24, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 42-year-old man convicted in 2012 for his alleged role in the 2010 assault and kidnapping of a Manning businessman and who had his conviction successfully overturned two years later has now had that conviction reinstated.
The South Carolina Supreme Court, in an order released Wednesday, said that Michael Wilson Pearson’s conviction for first-degree burglary, armed robbery, grand larceny, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime will stand.
Pearson was sentenced to a total of 60 years in prison on the charges after a trial held four years ago in 3rd Circuit Court.
His … Read the rest


Posted on March 24, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, March 24

Posted on March 24, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

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.


B-team Swampcats defeat Wilson Hall

Posted on March 24, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy boys B-team defeated Wilson Hall 12-2 on Tuesday night. Buddy Gales was the winning pitcher, going 3-4 and having two RBI. Britton Morris was 4-4 with three RBI.


Clarendon native gives the gift of life

Posted on March 24, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Patty Thompson had no idea her son, Russell, was one of 184 athletes at Presbyterian College to get medically tested with Project Life.
She had no idea he was one of three who matched patients in desperate need of bone marrow transplants. And she had no idea that her son – a pitcher for Presbyterian’s baseball team – went through with the transplant last summer until friends notified her on Facebook that her son had been featured on the front sports page of a Greenville paper. The story itself was from USA Today.
“Some folks posted on Facebook, ‘We are … Read the rest


District 1 to apply for grant

Posted on March 24, 2016 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

Clarendon School District 1 intends to apply for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant from the South Carolina Department of Education in partnership with St Paul Elementary and Save the Children for the 2016-2017 school year. Any interested person of the community that would like to set up a meeting to discuss this application, please contact Kathleen McLaughlin with Save the Children at kmclaughlin@savechildren.org or Principal Sheila Barringer at (803) 485.2102. The deadline for application submission is April 1, 2016. The application will be available for public review after submission.


Today in History …

Posted on March 24, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1401 – Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
1603 – James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I.
1603 – Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan.
1663 – The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoring Charles II of England to the throne.
1707 – The Acts of Union 1707 are signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms and parliaments of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great … Read the rest


Joyce Elizabeth Elting Moye

Posted on March 23, 2016 10:10 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – Joyce Elizabeth Elting Moye, 85, beloved wife of 54 years to Joseph Roland Moye, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at her home in Summerton.

Born August 2, 1930, in Rochester, NY, she was a daughter of the late James Elting and the late Sara Elting. She was the owner of Joyce’s Unique Cleaning Service for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Santee and the Red Hat Club, TOPS and the Christian Women’s Society. She loved fishing, traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of Summerton; … Read the rest


Posted on March 23, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

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Efthimios Dimitriadis

Posted on March 23, 2016 7:07 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Efthimios “Tommy” Dimitriadis, 75, husband of Panagiota Karapiperi “Penny” Dimitriadis, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.
Born March 10, 1941, in Giannitsa N Pellis, Greece, he was a son of the late George Dimitriadis and the late Efrosini Tokmakidis Dimitriadis. He was the owner and operator of Georgio’s Restaurant along with his wife Penny. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of Florence.
He is survived by his wife of Manning; three sons, Angelo Dimitriadis, George Dimitriadis and Nicko Dimitriadis (Sue); a daughter, Maria Stevens (Shawn); four grandchildren, Christopher Dimitriadis, Matthew Dimitriadis, Alekos … Read the rest


SBAA to hold Reunion Planning Meeting Saturday

Posted on March 23, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

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.


Forbes names Continental one of America’s Best Employers

Posted on March 23, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Forbes magazine has recognized Continental for the second year in a row as of of America’s Best Employers.
Continental has invested more than $1.5 billion in the United States since 2011, and opened a facility on U.S. 521 between Manning and Sumter that year. The company just announced a $1.4 billion investment for a new commercial vehicle tire plant in Mississippi.
With more than 208,000 employees worldwide, the company employs about 17,000 people in the United States.
Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Employers is generated from a national survey among 30,000 employees from companies throughout the United States and … Read the rest


LMA celebrates Grandparents’ Day

Posted on March 23, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Laurence Manning Academy celebrated Grandparents’ Day on Tuesday at the school. The following pictures were provided by Shelby Evans.


Posted on March 23, 2016 10:10 am by Ted E. Spencer

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New Covenant to hold Big Deals Yard Sale April 2

Posted on March 23, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, will hold the Big Deals Yard Sale – a Youth Yard Sale – from 7 a.m. to noon April 2 at the church. All proceeds will benefit the church’s summer youth camps and programs.


City recognizes Witherspoon for 1,130 basketball points

Posted on March 23, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning City Council and Manning Mayor Julia Nelson recognized Rayvon Witherspoon on Monday night for scoring 1,130 career points during his time with the Manning High School Monarchs basketball team. Witherspoon hit the mark and broke the school’s scoring record during the 2015-16 Manning High School basketball season.


Mobile Library Schedule: Wednesday, March 23

Posted on March 23, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make two stops today, including from 1-2 p.m. at Lane’s Shopping Center on S.C. 260; and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. J&E Superette in Davis Station.


Today in History …

Posted on March 23, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1400 – The Trần dynasty of Vietnam is deposed after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official.
1540 – Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
1568 – The Peace of Longjumeau is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion.
1708 – James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.
1757 – Capture of Chandannagar fort by British forces.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – “Give … Read the rest


City Council recognizes Makeba Harvin for 1,000th point

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

Manning City Council and Manning Mayor Julia Nelson recognized Makeba Harvin on Monday night for earning her 1,000th career point on the basketball court during the 2015-6 season and helping the Lady Monarchs return to the AAA State Playoffs. (Photo provided by Nelson)


Statement from Clarendon Health Interim CEO/COO Paul Schumacher

Posted on March 22, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following statement – sent to all Clarendon Health System employees on Tuesday – was provided to The Manning Times as well. Interim CEO and COO Paul Schumacher wished to relay more information regarding a possible affiliation with a larger health system. The Manning Times’ original article on the subject, covering last week’s hospital board meeting, can be found by clicking here.

There are a multitude of stories and rumors circulating throughout the organization. In the spirit of transparency, please allow me to present you with the facts that exist as of today regarding a possible affiliation.

1. … Read the rest


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