Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wreck at Padgett Highway, St. James Road

Posted on May 21, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at Padgett Highway and St. James Road.

Guilty Pleas: May 9-13

Posted on May 21, 2016 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

The following pleas were taken during a term Clarendon County General Sessions Court, during which 3rd Circuit Judge W. Jeffrey Young presided.
Adrian Brunson, 105 Sumter St. in Manning, pleaded guilty May 13 to third-degree domestic violence, receiving 90 days in jail, suspended to time-served. He had been at the Clarendon County Detention Center since his March 10 arrest.
Gena Nam Hursey, 102 Golden Meadow Lane in Sicklrville, New Jersey, pleaded guilty May 13 to possession, concealment or sale of a stolen vehicle, value of greater than $2,000, but less than $10,000, and failure to stop for a blue light, … Read the rest

MPS students host zoo for project-based learning

Posted on May 21, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted by Reader

The second-grade students of Annelise Martens, Lee Davis Tyler and Shanta Witherspoon hosted their project-based learning project this week, bringing the zoo to Manning Primary School.
“After realizing that many students have never been to a zoo, they brainstormed ways on how they could bring the zoo to MPS,” said Tyler. “After bringing in an expert from Riverbanks Zoo, the students researched, collaborated with their classmates and presented their zoo for others to enjoy.”

Don’t adopt a ‘lost’ fawn, it’s illegal and likely not abandoned

Posted on May 21, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

If a deer fawn is found alone in the woods, leave it there, advises a state wildlife biologist. Its mother has not abandoned it; she is probably nearby. Removing a fawn from the forest is also illegal because the animal is being taken outside the legal season for taking deer, which is the hunting season.
“Many people who come upon a solitary spotted fawn in the woods or along a roadway mistakenly assume the animal has been deserted by its mother and want to take the apparently helpless creature home to care for it,” said Charles Ruth, Deer/Turkey Project supervisor … Read the rest

Huckaby and Feagin win Ultimate Tic Tac Toe

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

Thomas Huckaby and Brandon Feagin were the winners of the Ultimate Tic Tac Toe sponsored recently by Manning IGA and The Manning Times. The prize was a $50 gift card from IGA each, and Huckaby presented his to a fellow competitor.

Recital will partner with Soles4Souls Sunday at Weldon

Posted on May 21, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Donna Prothro’s recital will not only present beautiful dancers this weekend.
Rather, the event, which begins 3 p.m. Sunday at Weldon Auditorium, is asking folks to give back by bringing shoes for Soles4Souls.
“I thought it was time to give back,” said Prothro, owner of and instructor at The Dancer’s Workshop. “I wanted to give back to the community, not only by showing what the children are capable of, but also by helping the entire world. Our actions here in Clarendon County may affect children or adults in other parts of he world in a positive way.”
This is Prothro’s … Read the rest

Taw Caw to hold Family and Friends Day Sunday

Posted on May 21, 2016 1:01 am 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.

Today in History …

Posted on May 21, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

293 – Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Galerius as Caesar to Diocletian, beginning the period of four rulers known as the Tetrarchy.
878 – Syracuse, Sicily, is captured by the Muslim Aghlabids after a nine-month siege.
879 – Pope John VIII gives blessings to Branimir of Croatia and to the Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state.
996 – Sixteen-year-old Otto III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
1085 – The Swedish town of Helsingborg is founded.
1349 – Dušan’s Code, the constitution of the Serbian Empire, is enacted by Dušan the Mighty.
1403 – Henry … Read the rest

Woman tells police she punched man in the face during incident

Posted on May 20, 2016 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

A 22-year-old woman living in an apartment on East South Street in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 10:38 p.m. April 2 that she punched a 23-year-old man in the face after he shoved her against the wall and held her there during an argument about 20 minutes earlier.
Police reported no bruises on either subject.

Easton Ryland Mahoney

Posted on May 20, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Easton Ryland Mahoney, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, May 20, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland Children’s Hospital.

Easton was born Sunday, January 3, 2016, at 9:58 p.m. at Palmetto Health Richland.

He is survived by his parents, Donald and Tonya of Manning; two sisters, Lori Grace and Sophia Morris; a brother, Davyn Mahoney; paternal grandparents, Donnie and Neal Mahoney of Manning; maternal grandparents, Rev. Sammy Thompson of Sumter and Sherry Thompson of Manning; and his maternal great grandmother, Foye Jean Shelton of Manning.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016, … Read the rest

Swampcats to play 7 p.m. Saturday in Sumter

Posted on May 20, 2016 5:05 pm by Submitted via iPhone

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats will play the third and final game of the state finals at 7 p.m. Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter against Wilson Hall.

Manning High creates community garden

Posted on May 20, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning High School agriculture department established raised-bed gardens as part of the project-based learning curriculum. Raised bed gardening is a form of gardening in which soil is formed in beds.
“It is great for growing small pots of vegetables, such as squash, cabbage, cucumbers and many other flowers and vegetables,” said Coach Michael Hayens. “Raised-bed gardening is indeed unique. The garden provides good drainage for soil, a great way to plant and harvest crops, and has the ability to bring our community together as one.”
Haynes said the project was funded through Santee Electric Cooperative and the National FFA … Read the rest

Trinity Full Gospel Church to hold Yard Sale June 4

Posted on May 20, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

Trinity Full Gospel Church will hold a Huge Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at 7 Boundary St. in Manning. All proceeds will go toward the church building fund.

Happy Birthday: Coach Thames

Posted on May 20, 2016 11:11 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times and Corner Diner wish Coach John Thames a happy 82nd birthday!

Queens hold court at Miracle Meals

Posted on May 20, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted via iPhone

Miss Clarendon Teen Sara Levitt and Miss Clarendon Drue Floyd were joined by princess Anna Richburg on Thursday night for Miracle Meals at Mariachi’s in Manning. The event, held by the Junior Ambassadors and the Miss Clarendon Scholarship Program, raises funds for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Taw Caw Family and Friends Day on Sunday

Posted on May 20, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted by Reader

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.

New Covenant to hold VBS June 13-16

Posted on May 20, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted by Reader

New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, will hold Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 13-16 for grades K4 through six. Seek out the Lord of the University with Genesis 1: Space Probe.

SBHS Lady Eagles finish seventh in state track championship

Posted on May 20, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

The Scott’s Branch High School girls’ track team finished seventh overall in the Class A State Championship Meet held May 14 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia. Overall, the boys had a team score of 36 points. Paulette Wimberly finished third in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 400-meter dash. Mary Wimberly finished fifth in the 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter runs. Adriana Dingle finished eighth in the 1600-meter run. Daisha Johnson finished seventh in the high jump. Dierra Green finished seventh in discus. Queen Ford finished fifth in the long jump. The girls 4-by-800-meter relay team finished fifth.

Mirian Yvonne Reardon Burgess

Posted on May 20, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Miriam Yvonne Reardon Burgess, 69, wife of Lamar William “Bill” Burgess III, died Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Carolinas Hospital System of Florence.
Born March 25, 1947, in Kingstree, she was a daughter of Hilma Thompson Reardon and the late Harry Audis Reardon. She was a graduate of East Clarendon High School and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Laron Reardon.
Survivors besides her husband of Kingstree and her mother of New Zion include a daughter, Dana Hand (Quitman) of St. Stephen; a son, Jamie Burgess (Vickie) … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Friday, May 20

Posted on May 20, 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.


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