Monthly Archives: March 2016

Today in History …

Posted on March 16, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

597 BC – Babylonians capture Jerusalem, and replace Jeconiah with Zedekiah as king.
455 – Emperor Valentinian III is assassinated by two Hunnic retainers while training with the bow on the Campus Martius (Rome).
934 – Meng Zhixiang declares himself emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang.
1190 – Massacre of Jews at Clifford’s Tower, York.
1244 – Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur.
1322 – The Battle of Boroughbridge take place in the Despenser Wars.
1521 – Ferdinand Magellan, reached the island of Homonhon, in the Philippines, with 150 … Read the rest

Monarchs claim victory at Wyboo

Posted on March 15, 2016 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

The Manning Monarchs defeated Hannah-Pamplico 177-179 on Tuesday afternoon at Wyboo Golf Course. Jacob Richburg, McArthur Bennett, Hunter White and Anders Land scored for the Monarchs. The Manning High School golf team will host Lee Central and C.E. Murray high schools Thursday at Wyboo.

Clarendon Health talks affiliation with McLeod

Posted on March 15, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Health System’s Board of Trustees moved Tuesday night toward the second step of an affiliation with McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Board Chairman Jim Darby said after a two-hour executive session Tuesday that the board had explored such affiliations with both McLeod and Palmetto Health, and that the agreement is not set in stone as of yet.
“This is more like a second interview,” he said. “This is just the board exploring all of its options to better help the future of the hospital. We are going to enter into a business relationship, but the nature and type … Read the rest

Subscribe for a chance to win a 32-inch TV

Posted on March 15, 2016 4:04 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times is holding a subscription drive, and all new subscribers have a chance to win a 32-inch TV, courtesy of RadioShack of Manning. Rates are $30 for in-county and $40 for out-of-county subscribers. Come by 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, or call (803) 435-8422, to sign-up today.

Tip leads to warrant, arrest of wanted suspects on narcotics charges

Posted on March 15, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Narcotics Unit, along with the Special Response and K-9 teams, served a warrant March 7 on a local home, leading to the arrest of five suspects and the seizure of more than 50 grams of illegal narcotics and a handgun.
Those charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana in proximity of a school or park include Quinton Oneil Jackson; Antinio Gibson; Robert Lang; Meer Eric Simon; and Terrell Lawson.
Sheriff Randy Garrett said his deputies were searching specially for Jackson and Lang, who were wanted on … Read the rest

Wreck with no injuries at 119 on I-95

Posted on March 15, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 119 exit and mile-marker. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Wanda Antonio Gibbons Jones

Posted on March 15, 2016 2:02 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

NEW ZION – Wanda Antonio Gibbons Jones, 70, wife of Joe Hilton “Bud” Jones, died Monday, March 14, 2016, at her home.
Born April 8, 1945, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late James Sidney Gibbons and the late Irene Yates Gibbons. She was a member of Olive Grove Free Will Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith.
She is survived by her husband of New Zion; a daughter, Denise Roberson of New Zion; a son, Joey Jones (Amanda) of Sumter; five grandchildren, Kodi, Hagen, Emma and Noah Jones and Staci Roberson; a great granddaughter, Arleigh Floyd; two brothers, … Read the rest

Posted on March 15, 2016 10:10 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Letter: Chamber Board issues message during time of transition

Posted on March 15, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Christina Darby and Jessica Nunnary for their time with the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. They have done an excellent job and have left the Chamber in GREAT shape moving forward.
So what does moving forward mean? Well, all eyes are on our Striped Bass Festival coming up on April 22- 23. We are working hard to try and produce a top-notch event for our community as well as our members. We are in the process of trying to identify the next Director, so if you know anyone please have them … Read the rest

LMA softball B-team defeats Calhoun Academy

Posted on March 15, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy softball B-team defeated Calhoun Academy 13-7 on Thursday afternoon, with Grace Anne Lasssiegne leading the Lady Swampcats offensively with a 4-4 performance at the plate. She scored four runs.
Hannah Truett had a pair of hits, including a two-base and five RBI, while Abby Haney, Darby Watford, Breanna Boykin and Bailey Moore all contributed two hits each as well.
The Swampcats improved to 4-1 on the season with the win.

LMA announces middle school Science Fair winners

Posted on March 15, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning Academy has announced its winners for its middle school Science Fair, including, for seventh grade, a tie for first place between a team made up of Abby Anders, Kelsie Austin and Payton Braz, and a team of Randi Lynn Holcombe, Lexie Bennett and Madison Truett. In second place were a team comprised of Bailey Moore and Hunter Holladay; and in third was James Kaiser. Devin Benjamin had an honorable mention.
For the South Carolina Independent School Association winners for seventh and ninth grade, LMA announced the ninth-grade team of Jake Jordan, Rutledge DuRant and Grayson Gamble in first … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Tuesday, March 15

Posted on March 15, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today at Turbeville IGA. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on March 15, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

New Zion native Drue Floyd is now in her second month as Miss Clarendon 2016. 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 favorite movie “will always be ‘Princess Diaries,'” she said. Based on the 2000 novel of the same name, the 2001 movie features Anne Hathaway in her film debut as Mia Thermopolis, a teenager who discovers that she is heir to the throne of a fictional European country ruled by her grandmother, played by Julie … Read the rest

Monarchs place second on golf course against Johnsonville, C.E. Murray

Posted on March 15, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

The Manning High School golf team faced C.E. Murray and Johnsonville high schools on Monday afternoon at Swamp Fox Golf Course in Greeleyville. The Monarchs came in second, with a team score of 180, to Johnsonville’s first-place score of 174. C.E. Murray finished third with 231.
Contributors to the team score for the Monarchs included McArthur Bennett (40); Jacob Richburg (42); Hunter White (46) and Robert Dykes (52).
The Monarchs will host Hannah-Pamplico Tuesday at Wyboo Golf Course.

LMA announces elementary Science Fair winners

Posted on March 15, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted via Email

Elementary school winners in the Laurence Manning Academy Science Fair held in early march included, for third grade, Bryce Pack, first; Bailey Wallman, second; and Sarah Ratkovsky, third. For fourth grade, Gracyn Iler was first; Christian Moore, second; and Cam Barrineau and McKayla Welch, tied for third. Wyatt Powell was an honorable mention for fourth grade.
The school also announced it’s South Carolina Independent School Association winners for third and fourth grade, including Katie Clark, first; and Celia Elliott, second.

Today in History …

Posted on March 15, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

44 BC – Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
221 – Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han dynasty.
280 – Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin dynasty.
351 – Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the … Read the rest

Brownie collecting coloring books, crayons for hospitals, doctor’s offices

Posted on March 14, 2016 8:08 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Brownie Annaya Richburg took a line from the Girl Scouts’ main tenet one step further recently, starting with Brownie Troop 519 to college coloring books and crayons to donate them to local hospitals and doctor’s offices “to help make the visits for the kids to the doctor’s office a little brighter and happy,” she said.
The line states, “Use resources wisely; make the world a better place.”
Through her project, titled Color Me Happy, Richburg has gathered donations at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter, along with a few pediatric offices in the area. Donations may also be submitted to Jevhoah … Read the rest

North Carolina man takes home $90K in Lake Marion tournament

Posted on March 14, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Bryan Thrift caught 14 fish weighing 79 pounds and 15 ounces during the three-day Walmart FLW tournament held Thursday through Saturday on the Santee Cooper lakes.
For his first-place finish, angler-champion Thrift pocketed more than $93,000, and took home other assorted prizes.
Thrift had started out his season in the first Costa FLW Series event in 102nd place on Lake Okeechobee. He then finished an even more dismal 132nd at the Walmart FLW Tour opener, also on Lake Okeechobee.
This weekend’s win, “righted the ship,” Thrift said.
“After starting the year with two finishes below 100th place, this makes me … Read the rest

Job Opening: LPNs, CNAs and caregivers needed

Posted on March 14, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

LPNs, CNAs and caregivers needed in Clarendon County, including Manning, Summerton and Paxville!
Comfort Keepers provides in-home care to assist the elderly and disabled with their personal care needs and activities for daily living. Must have experience working with the elderly or disabled and a clean background. Please apply online or call (803) 773-0099 for more information. Submit resumes via fax to 1 (888) 316-2282.

Floyd Lemuel Scott

Posted on March 14, 2016 2:02 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

PAXVILLE – Floyd Lemuel Scott, 64, husband of Alice Marie Ridgill Scott, died Sunday, Marc h13, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Born Sept. 29, 1951, in Manning, he was a son of the late Richard Manning Scott and Gladys Myrtle Kolb Scott. He was a graduate of Middleton High School in Charleston. He retired from F.D. Scott Rental Properties and he was a member of Paxville Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Paxville; a daughter, Kelly Shanette Scott (Ray Geddings) of Paxville; three brothers, F.D. Scott (Gayle) of Summerville, Leslie Scott of Charleston and Stanley Scott (Susan) … Read the rest

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