Monthly Archives: May 2016

Feral swine interfere with prescribed burning

Posted on May 6, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Feral swine are causing yet another problem for South Carolina’s natural resources, this time by interfering with prescribed burning.
According to Johnny Stowe, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife biologist, forester and prescribed fire manager, “Feral pigs are invasive, non-native vermin that disturb vegetation on the ground as they wallow and root for food, resulting in patches of bare soil that disrupt our ability to get fire to carry continuously across areas being burned.”
Prescribed fire managers tend to light fires in continuous lines, or else to ignite “spot” fires, and then rely on these fires to carry over … Read the rest


Mobile Library Schedule: Friday, May 6

Posted on May 6, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 3-4:30 p.m. today at the Paxville Community Center. Book-drop offs will be picked-up from Lake Marion and Windsor Manor nursing facilities. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


Group to celebrate 50th anniversary of King’s speech in Kingstree

Posted on May 6, 2016 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Kingstree 50 years ago on Mother’s Day.
A celebration of this historic event will take place on the original site, the Tomlinson High School football field, Tomlinson Street in Kingstree, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Congressman James Clyburn will be the guest speaker, and King’s speech will be played on a big screen. Channel 5’s Ann McGill will be the emcee, while Bakari Sellers, an attorney and CNN analysis and former S.C. lawmaker, will be the special guest. An historic marker will be unveiled.


Help Wanted: Salesperson at John Deere

Posted on May 5, 2016 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning John Deere store is seeking a full-time salesperson. Experience with parts is a plus. Drop off resumes and ask for Dan or Jeff, or fax resumes to (803) 435-4722.


Clarendon Health closes J. Dalton DuBose Medical Center

Posted on May 5, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Health System has voluntarily terminated its rural health contract status for the J. Dalton DuBose Medical Center at 1056 Felton St. in Summerton. This was effective as of Wednesday.
Dr. Akkineni has relocated her practice to 20 E. Hospital St., Suite 2, in Manning. She will be adjacent to Clarendon Surgical Specialists. Akkineni’s new practice will be Clarendon Senior Health Care, and will treat patients 55 and older. Her office telephone will be (803) 433-3052.
For patients younger than 55, Clarendon Medical Associates has two physician practices accepting new patients, including Palmetto Primary Care, 22 Bozard St. in Manning, … Read the rest


Relay participant shirts may be picked up from Weldon

Posted on May 5, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Relay participant shirts may be picked up from Weldon Auditorium. Participant shirts are for those involved with Relay who raised at least $100 for their team during the 2016 Relay season.


Richburg named All-Region Finalist in varsity golf

Posted on May 5, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning High School varsity golfer Jacob Richburg, far left, was named All-Region Finalist for the Monarchs on Wednesday after the Region 6-AAA Tournament, having earned one of the Top 5 scores of the season out of 20 other players.


Koozie Kontest: Ericka, Jennie and Carrie

Posted on May 5, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Ericka Sexton Floyd, Jennie Lee and Carrie Trebil entered this picture in the 3rd annual Koozie Kontest, sponsored by Land, Parker and Welch. The koozies feature the law offices of Land, Parker and Welch, and can be obtained at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. We are also dropping them off at various Clarendon County businessess. Get yours, take a unique picture with it, and send it to editorial@manninglive.com, and we will post it on our website. We will then share it to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES (NOT LIKES or VIEWS) on … Read the rest


Taw Caw to hold VBS June 6-10

Posted on May 5, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will hold “Faith Matters,” its Vacation Bible School, from 6-8 p.m. June 6-10. All ages are welcome.


Dems to hold Meet the Candidate Program

Posted on May 5, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Democratic Party will host a “Meet the Candidate Program” 7 p.m. today during the party’s scheduled monthly meeting at the Bassard Pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road in Manning.
Each candidate will have an opening statement to introduce himself or herself to the party, followed by a facilitated discussion involving a moderator. For more information, call Chairwoman Patricia Pringle at (803) 473-8393.


Dophus Johnson

Posted on May 5, 2016 11:11 am by Summerton Funeral Service

Dolphus “Fish” Johnson entered his final rest Saturday April 30, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.
Born Aug. 8, 1945, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Isaac “Bunchie” and the late Doran Stinnie Johnson.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, at Prayer House Mission, 1076 Bald Eagle Road in Summerton, where the Apostle Eartha B. Carter serves as pastor. Elder Kenneth Shuler will officiate, and Elder Willie Starks will preside. Interment will follow in the Clark and House Cemetery.
A viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at … Read the rest


Library to host Free Comic Book Day on Saturday

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

Harvin Clarendon County Library will host Free Comic Book Day during regular hours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Free Comic Book Day is a “national event taking place the first Saturday in May each year, and this is the 15th year that the event has been held,” said library Executive Director Charlotte Johnston.
“It is also the fifth year that the library will be participating,” she said. “We will be giving away free comics all day long on Saturday. We will have comics for all ages, as well as some special 2016 Free Comic Book Day edition comics … Read the rest


LEO Hall of Fame inducts eight SC officers killed in line of duty

Posted on May 5, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA – The Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame held induction ceremonies Wednesday for eight South Carolina law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Three of those officers died in 2015. The HOF also inducted five officers from years past. These officers were found to be line-of-duty deaths through research in the past year.
The Hall of Fame is part of the state Department of Public Safety and was established by a legislative act in 1974. By that act, its purpose was defined “as a memorial to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and in … Read the rest


LMA sixth-graders visit State House

Posted on May 5, 2016 6:06 am by Submitted via Email

The sixth grade at Laurence Manning Academy went to the State House recently for a tour. Dr. Spencer Jordan led the students around the grounds, giving the history of the monuments that are there. The trip was held to supplement the sixth grade study of South Carolina history.


Robert Lee Pendergrass

Posted on May 5, 2016 4:04 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Robert Lee Pendergrass, 70, widower of Mattie Roundtree Pendergrass, died on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Greenhill Baptist Church in Alcolu.
The family is receiving friends at the home, 1118 Ocean Road in Alcolu.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Scott’s Branch gym dedicated to late board member

Posted on May 5, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon School District 1 Superintendent Rose Wilder first met late board member James Jones when she moved to Clarendon County in 1987.
“I’ve always known him to be a fair and decent man,” she said. “Whenever he told you he would do something, he did it. He was a man of his word. I’m honored to consider myself as one of his friends.”
Clarendon County Board of Education Chairman George Wilson agreed.
“He always told you what he was going to do, and then he did it,” Wilson said.
District 1 officials, faculty, staff and students came together in April … Read the rest


Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, May 5

Posted on May 5, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Summerton Piggly Wiggly. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


Leukemia survivor deals with aftermath while in remission

Posted on May 5, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 16th in a series of stories on cancer survivors and their caregivers in the leadup to Clarendon County Relay for Life, which will be held 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium.

Faye Coker found out she had leukemia six years ago, almost by accident.
“I tore my achilles on the job, and I had to have surgery; my foot would not heal,” she said. “I kept getting sicker, went in the hospital with pneumonia and just had all sorts of problems. After several different doctors, I had a high fever … Read the rest


Monarchs take 3rd in region, earn spot in Lower State

Posted on May 5, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning High School varsity golf team placed third on Wednesday in the Region 6 AAA Tournament, which was hosted by the Monarchs at Wyboo Golf Club. The team scored 338 to come in third out of four teams. Hartsville finished first, with 291 points; Darlington, second with 312 points; and Marlboro, fourth with 494 points.
Four monarchs made up the team score, including Jacob Richburg (73); Hunter White (79); Anders Land (90); and Robert Dykes (96).
Coach Michael Baldwin said the tournament was originally planned for Hartsville, but was moved to Manning about two weeks ago.
“This was a … Read the rest


G.G. Cutter honored as 2016 Ambassador for Economic Development

Posted on May 5, 2016 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA – First Palmetto Vice-President and City Executive G.G. Cutter was named one of 46 2016 Ambassadors for Economic Development last week during the 25th annual Industry Appreciation Week sponsored by the state Department of Commerce.
Cutter was nominated by the Clarendon County Development Board, on which he has served since 2001. He served a two-year term as chairman and is currently serving as a continuing board member and also with the Executive Committee.
“The Ambassador Award is a special recognition for the exceptional contributions G.G. made to Clarendon County’s and South Carolina’s economic development efforts,” said Clarendon County Development … Read the rest


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