Monthly Archives: May 2016

Local officer wants to help youth #TrainSoHard

Posted on May 23, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Earnest “Xcalibur” Miller trains up to five days a week, at two hours per workout each time.
He shares his exploits on social media with the #TrainSoHardUniversity tag, something he has seen grow in the last couple of years.
In the past few months, he has started his own clothing line, selling shirts with the hashtag in all sizes.
“My goal is really, as a police officer, I see a lot of kids doing a lot of stuff cuz they don’t have anything else going on,” said Miller, a patrolman with the Manning Police Department. “My ultimate goal is to … Read the rest

Resident seeking donations for Camp Happy Days

Posted on May 23, 2016 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Local resident Bill Ellis is looking for donations of hats, T-shirts, toothpaste, sunscreen and other items for children for the upcoming Camp Happy Days, which will be held the first week of July at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. Cash donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666. Donations may also be dropped off from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit

Baker scores hole-in-one

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

Michael E. Baker of Manning scored a hole-in-one May 15 on Hole No. 17 at Wyboo Golf Club in Manning. Baker is now a member of the Santee Cooper Country Hole in One Award Program, and will receive a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Nikki R. Haley. For more information on the Hole in One Award program, write Santee Cooper Country, P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, Sc 29142, or call (803) 854-2131 or 1 (800) 227-8510.

Georgetown man arrested after running out of gas

Posted on May 23, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 43-year-old Georgetown man was arrested about 5:05 p.m. April 6 by the Manning Police Department after police stopped to help a vehicle that had run out of gas.
According to reports, Matthew Donald Kelly of 1032 Dukes St. in Georgetown was charged with driving under suspension, open container and possession of marijuana after police observed open beer cans in the vehicle’s center console. This led to a search through dispatch, which showed Kelly’s license was suspended and that he was “wanted out of Georgetown County,” reports indicate.
During a search of the vehicle, police located “one vacuum-sealed bag containing … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Monday, May 23

Posted on May 23, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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

K5 students shine at first Harvest graduation

Posted on May 23, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Harvest Community School K5 graduates Spigner Garneau, Isaac Detwiler and Amelia Anthony led the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s first graduation ceremony held Saturday night at the Summerton Cultural Arts Center.

Today in History …

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

844 – Battle of Clavijo: The Apostle Saint James the Greater is said to have miraculously appeared to a force of outnumbered Asturians and aided them against the forces of the Emir of Cordoba.
1430 – Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne.
1498 – Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy.
1533 – The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void.
1568 – The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.
1568 – Dutch rebels led by Louis of … Read the rest

East Clarendon students win $1,000 for Lorax piano

Posted on May 22, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The East Clarendon Middle-High School art program won the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 Art Awards held May 10 in Florence for their Lorax piano. The students who decorated the piano, which was put at a location in Florence for voting during the months of April and May, won a $1,000 prize for their school.

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 22, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Elizabeth Levitt said her favorite TV program is “Gray’s Anatomy.”
“I’ve watched all 12 seasons, so basically I can perform surgery, right?” Levitt joked.

Macedonia to hold Pastor Aide Program

Posted on May 22, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Officers and members of Macedonia Fire Baptized Holiness Church in Silver will hold their Pastor aide Program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29. The Rev. Terry Johnson, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Gallery: Swampcats win State Championships

Posted on May 22, 2016 2:02 pm by Breanna Bradham

Taw Caw to hold Family and Friends Day today

Posted on May 22, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. May 22. Everyone is welcome.

Man says friend robbed him during dominos game

Posted on May 22, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 38-year-old Manning man told police about 5:25 a.m. April 9 that a 38-year-old Manning man allegedly robbed him of $100 while the pair were drinking and playing dominos at a home on Packard Lane in Manning about 5 a.m.
The victim told police that the alleged suspect pulled out a knife and took his money while they were playing. The suspect told police that nothing happened, and that the two had played dominos while drinking and that the alleged victim’s wife then came and picked him up. No injuries were observed on the victim.

Posted on May 22, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Free Show: Spoleto’s Porgy and Bess to be simulcast

Posted on May 22, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Spoleto Festival USA will be simulcasting two performances of “Porgy and Bess” on big-screen televisions this season because tickets for the iconic George Gershwin opera set in Charleston quickly sold out.

Festival General Director Nigel Redden announced Wednesday that the May 30 performance will be shown in Charleston’s Marion Square. The following night’s performance will be shown at West Ashley High School.

The simulcast performances are free and it’s the first time the festival has shown a simulcast of a performance. Redden said it will make it easier for a wider audience to see the … Read the rest

South Carolina heads north

Posted on May 22, 2016 1:01 am by Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

Hop in a car and drive north for half a day, and, soon enough, you’ll find yourself crossing the border into one of South Carolina’s largest economic partners. Canada, an enormous political and financial ally of the United States, is also a significant investor in South Carolina. Employing more than 8,000 South Carolinians, Canadian companies have announced capital investments of approximately $680 million since 2011.
To make sure this partnership continues to thrive, a delegation of Team South Carolina participated on a trade and investment mission to Canada this week. Visiting both Montreal and Toronto, this trip allowed our team … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on May 22, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

334 BC – The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus.
192 – Dong Zhuo is assassinated by his adopted son Lü Bu.
853 – A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys the undefended Damietta in Egypt.
1176 – The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo.
1200 – King John of England and King Philip II of France sign the Treaty of Le Goulet.
1246 – Henry Raspe is elected anti-king of the Kingdom of Germany, in opposition to Conrad IV.
1254 – Serbian King Stefan Uroš I and … Read the rest

Woman: Man kicked in door, choked her during argument

Posted on May 21, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 25-year-old woman living in the 300 block of East South Street in Manning told police about 7:26 a.m. April 10 that a 22-year-old Alcolu man kicked her door, causing about $100 in damages to the frame, and also choked her during an argument about 7 a.m. that day.
The woman said the man wanted to come in her home, and she told him he could not enter, and that he then became angry.
Police reportedly observed damage to the door frame and marks on the victim’s neck.

Swampcats win AAA State Championships

Posted on May 21, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats defeated Wilson Hall in Game 3 of the AAA State Championships on Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter to claim the state title.

Magdlene Shore Wall

Posted on May 21, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Magdlene Shore Wall, 94, widow of Solomon Wesley Wall, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Yadkin Nursing Center.
Born August 27, 1921 in Yadkin County, she was a daughter of the late Alfred Jay Shore and the late Ella Mae Shore. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Harold Gray Wall (Carol) of Courtney, N.C., and Rondal Jay Wall (Sheri) of Manning; a sister, Mary Shore Johnson (Hurley) of Hamptonville, N.C., and a brother-in-law, Paul Swaim of Lewisville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Sharon Hawkins (Tim) and David Wall (Julie), both of … Read the rest


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