Monthly Archives: April 2016

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd

Posted on April 26, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

New Zion native Drue Floyd is 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 says during her time as Miss Clarendon, she hopes to “gain many lifelong friendships and memories” in competing for Miss South Carolina.
“I hope to leave this experience a more confident woman than before,” she said. “I am most looking forward to the events that I will take part in. I am extremely lucky to have an awesome Clarendon Crew … Read the rest

Sumter deputies seeking sexual assault suspect

Posted on April 26, 2016 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to neighboring counties for help in locating a subject alleged to have attempted a sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl early Tuesday afternoon.
Spokesman Ken Bell said the girl was home along in a home in the 2600 block of Tindal Road about 3 p.m. when a man broke in and allegedly attacked her. She was able to escape and the man fled.
He is described as a white male, 20-30 years old with blond hair. He has tattoos on his upper left arm and right forearm. He was last seen wearing … Read the rest

Posted on April 26, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

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LMA to perform ‘Charlotte and the Cell Phone Factory’

Posted on April 26, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy Drama Club will present “Charlotte and the Cell Phone Factory” at 3 p.m. May 8 at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. Tickets are now on sale with the drama students and in the high school and lower office.
Follow five lucky winners as they tour the most fascinating phone factory in the world.
The tour is led by the most elusive and quirky CEO, Mr. Jason Jobs.
The winners get to witness the newest most exciting inventions the phone factory has to offer. One lucky winner will be eligible for a special prize. During the tour the … Read the rest

Green Hill MBC to celebrate 2nd Pastoral Anniversary

Posted on April 26, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Alcolu will celebrate the 2nd Pastoral Anniversay of the Rev. Delbert and First Lady Deirdra Singleton at 4 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Ethion Rowe of Sunshine Baptist Church in Blackville as the guest speaker.

Empowering opportunity through financial literacy

Posted on April 26, 2016 8:08 am by Sen. Tim Scott

The people of this country have become all too familiar with the consequences of financial troubles. Too many have experienced the crippling effects of debt and the sense of helplessness and discouragement that it leaves in its wake. Moving forward, we can’t settle for more of the same. Rather than enabling a future riddled with financial problems, we must look to the younger generations and help them learn how to manage money and make smart and responsible financial decisions.
Whether it is a recent college graduate organizing his finances for the first time, a young entrepreneur building his business from … Read the rest

LMA Red Cross Club donates backpacks to veterans

Posted on April 26, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Students with the Laurence Manning Academy Red Cross Club donated backpacks filled with personal supplies to veterans in need in Clarendon County, with the assistance of the Clarendon County Office of Veterans’ Affairs.

Saints defeat Andrew Jackson

Posted on April 26, 2016 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Hall defeated Andrew Jackson Academy in varsity baseball 13-9 on Monday night in Summerton. Starting pitcher Hilton Layton got the win for the Saints and Gavin Allan got the save, pitching the final two innings, facing the minimum six batters with four strikeouts.
On offense, the Saints were led by Matthew Corbett, who went 2-2 with a triple and three RBI and Lance Browder who went 3-4 with a double and two RBI. Kameron Earles went 2-3 with two RBI and Thomas Stukes went 2-4 with a double and a RBI. The Saints totaled 12 hits for the game.… Read the rest

Word of God Ministry to host women’s conference

Posted on April 25, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

The Word of God Ministry, 133 Old Forreston Road in Greeleyville, will host “Women Embracing the World,” a 2016 Women’s Conference, at noon May 28, with Pastor Annette Riley of World Overcomers Ministries of Charleston as the guest speaker. Dr. Willie L. McClary is the host pastor.

CMH earns high-quality rating in national survey

Posted on April 25, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Memorial Hospital has once again received one of the area’s highest ratings in a national healthcare quality survey. The Leapfrog Group announced Monday its Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score update, assigning a “B” grade to Clarendon Memorial, and other letter grades to more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the country.
The survey assesses medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections. It is the second time the hospital has received the “B” grade in the Spring Survey.
“We have continuously improved our quality grade from the Leapfrog Group,” said Clarendon Health System acting CEO and COO Paul Schumacher. “This is our second … Read the rest

Posted on April 25, 2016 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

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CCTC students recognized by All-State SC Phi Theta Kappa team

Posted on April 25, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Ashley Coker and Jimmy Griffin are two Phi Theta Kappa members who were recognized by the 2016 USA Today’s All-State South Carolina Phi Theta Kappa team. Ashley Coker (left) and Jimmy Griffin (right) pose with CCTC President Tim Hardee at the 36th annual Awards Convocation.

The right place at the right time

Posted on April 25, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

In 15 years of journalism, I have covered all matter of ailments.
I’ve covered a little boy with rhizomelic chondrodysplasia, which limits the development of the sufferer’s limbs, torso and neck, rendering them childlike for life. I’ve covered folks with rare heart and liver disorders that required multiple surgeries and long, painful and heartbreaking recoveries.
I’ve covered those dealing with cancer like Kerrie Cribb and Justin Shorter.
I’ve covered the kidney transplants of local insurance agent John DuRant and Manning Mayor Julia Nelson.
I’ve even covered my own battle with hidradenitis suppurativa, a sweat gland disorder for which I had … Read the rest

Scott’s Branch High School 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls

Posted on April 25, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

All As Superintendent’s List

Ninth Grade
Amonte Brown; Deondre Brunson; Jordan Caldwell; Anaiya Jackson; Kadryian Johnson; Destiny Junious; Faith Lawson; Tonia Lawson; and Sarah Singleton.

10th Grade
Devin Brown and Mercedes Oliver.

11th Grade
Montrell Brinson

12th Grade
Jaleesa Bowman; Desmond Brown; Shalaska Brown; Brianna Brunson; Camry Gambrell; Ashley James; Cortney Lawson; Harold Morrow; Da’Masha Ragin; Shiayra Ragin; and Fontasia Wilder.

A-B Principal’s Honor Roll

Ninth Grade
Xavier Bennett; Keyshawn Briggs; Daquan Byrd; Letia Davis; LaQuan Gilliam; Adriannah Johnson; Nyreasia Lesesne; Christaine Oliver; Gabriel Oliver; Savior Seaberry; and Nyah Wright.

10th Grade
Jamal Carter; Daisha Johnson; Naseem Johnson; Zhailin Johnson; … Read the rest

Posted on April 25, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker


St. Paul Primary Perfect Attendance and Citizenship awards

Posted on April 25, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Rosandra Bennett; Alexus Belle; Jamaya Briggs-Nelson; Joel Briggs-Nelson; Latyana Bowman; Naci Brown; Zaniyah Bryan; KeMaurie Byrd; Marqus Coard; Jahaeim Davis; Brittney Dingle; Makiah Evans; Angela Felder; ZiQuajah Felder; Cemiya Gibson; Jamarei Grant; Trinity Harris; Jamira Hickson; Ricky Isaac; Jaheim Jackson-Miller; Kashae James; Kelis James; Latonya Johnson; Audon Jones; Kierra Jones; Charlesia Junious; Timothy Keels; Jordan Kind; Gage Kingery; Louis Ladson; Saige Ladson; Cornel Lang-Green; Javier Lawson; Marquell Lawson; Trevear Leonard;
Brikell Livingston; Lebron McFadden; Tyanna McPhatter; Shanna Middleton; Michela Noble; Keysean Prince; Terrance Pusher; CeAira Richburg; Christopher Russell; Ja’saiya Sexton; Ezora Singleton; Tyrihannia Singleton; Montrez Sinkler; Tiara Starks; … Read the rest

Times seeking sales assistant

Posted on April 25, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times, one of the oldest, continually published weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a talented, motivated and goal-oriented sales assistant for a part-time position aiding our top-notch sales staff. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, have reliable transportation and be organized, personable and friendly. Send resumes and references and examples of work to

Clarendon Queens ride in parade

Posted on April 25, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd and Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Elizabeth Levitt rode in the 37th annual Striped Bass Festival Parade on Saturday.

Rayvon Witherspoon signs with USC Salkehatchie

Posted on April 25, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning High School basketball standout Rayvon Witherspoon signed Friday to play basketball with the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie.
Witherspoon earned his 1,000th point during the 2015-16 varsity season, breaking the school’s all-time record.
“By his final game, he had 1,142 points,” said Coach Stevie Ward. “He played all positions on the team during his time with the Monarchs. He did a little bit of guard, center forward and this year he stayed at center forward.”
Ward said Witherspoon had a “great ability when it comes to rebounding and shooting.”
“He’s a good all-around player,” Ward said. “I think he … Read the rest

Sydney Timmons wins 2nd place in Striped Bass Art Contest

Posted on April 25, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted via Facebook

Sydney Timmons, a second-grade student at Walker-Gamble Elementary School, won second place in her division in the annual Striped Bass Festival Art Contest.


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