Monthly Archives: September 2016

Confederate Memorial Day to be observed Sept. 25

Posted on September 14, 2016 8:08 pm by Submitted by Reader

You are invited to attend a Confederate Memorial Day ceremony to be held 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Clarendon County Courthouse in Manning. There will be a cannon volley, muskets, bagpipers and speakers. This event is being hosted by the Col. Henry Laurence Benbow Camp No. 859 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Lula Mae Brooks Edmond

Posted on September 14, 2016 8:08 pm by Submitted by Reader

Lula Mae Brooks Edmond, 102, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at George Washington Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Laurel Hill AME Church, 2032 M.W. Rickenbaker Road in Davis Station, where the Rev. Marie Harvin serves as senior pastor.
A viewing was held Friday, Sept. 12, 2016, at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends at the home of her sister-in-law, Hester Pearson and niece, Jeanette Pearson Boatwright, 1615 M.W. Rickenbaker Road in Davis Station.
Online condolences may be left at
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home … Read the rest

Lady Eagles to host Crestwood Thursday

Posted on September 14, 2016 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Scott’s Branch High School Lady Eagles volleyball team will host Crestwood at 6 p.m. Thursday. The team is coached by Sharon Mellette.

F.E. DuBose campus to hold Open House Oct. 1

Posted on September 14, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

The F.E. DuBose campus of Central Carolina Technical College, 3351 Sumter Highway in Manning, will host an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1. This campus houses three educational opportunities under one roof, including Central Carolina Technical College, the F.E. DuBose Career Center and Clarendon County Adult Education. Guests will have an opportunity to meet faculty and learn more about programs, receive college admissions and financial aid assistances, apply for free college tuition through Central Carolina Scholars, tour the campus, attend program demonstrations, enjoy food prepared by culinary arts students, register for Adult Education classes, receive WorkKeys … Read the rest

Posted on September 14, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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SECC to hold PTO meeting Sept. 29

Posted on September 14, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted by Reader

Summerton Early Childhood Center’s first PTO and SIC meeting of the academic school year will be held Sept. 29, and nomination letters for new officers will be sent home before the meeting. Second-grade students will perform.

Clarendon’s Most Wanted: Sept. 14, 2016

Posted on September 14, 2016 10:10 am by Inv. Danny Graham

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the following suspects for various alleged offenses. Arrested individuals are noted underneath their photos. These photos and charges have been presented by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, and and The Manning Times have no control over this list. If you have any information concerning their whereabouts, please call (803) 435-4414. Callers may remain anonymous.

YWA of Black River to hold Cancer Gala

Posted on September 14, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The YWA Ministry of The Black River Association will be sponsoring a Cancer Gala at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive in Summerton. The Rev. David Lawson is the host pastor.
Realizing CANCER is a global epidemic, affecting all ages and socio-economic groups, it is our mission to better inform and raise awareness of the various cancers that affects so many lives. You are cordially invited to attend and be inspired by success stories and gain very knowledgeable information pertaining to the many different forms of cancers. We will also be highlighting graduating college … Read the rest

Manning men charged with PWID, unlawful carrying of a handgun

Posted on September 14, 2016 9:09 am by Staff Reports

An 18-year-old Manning man was charged about 12:06 a.m. Aug. 27 in the area of East Huggins and Brooks streets with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and unlawful carrying of a handgun.
According to reports from the Manning Police Department, Daquan White of 604 S. Boundary St. in Manning was stopped after police noticed he was not wearing a seat belt while driving in the area of Boyce and Church streets.
During a traffic stop, police could “smell a strong odor of marijuana” coming from White’s vehicle.
Both White and his passenger, Dondrey Dykwno Malik Blanding, 19, of 212 … Read the rest

Man charged with various traffic offenses after traffic stop

Posted on September 14, 2016 8:08 am by Staff Reports

A 28-year-old Manning man was given courtesy summonses 10:20 p.m. Aug. 27 for possession of marijuana, open container and no South Carolina driver’s license after a traffic stop in the area of Manning Early Childhood Center on Raccoon Road in Manning.
According to reports, the man was stopped with speeding, allegedly traveling 69 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to reports from the Manning Police Department.
Police reported being able to smell “a strong odor of marijuana coming from (his vehicle),” and he allegedly admitted to police that he did not have a valid South Carolina driver’s license. Police … Read the rest

Standing water on Church Street

Posted on September 14, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Dispatchers with Clarendon County are reporting standing water on South Church Street due to heavy rains Wednesday morning. Approach the area with caution.

Hazardous Weather Outlook declared for Clarendon County

Posted on September 14, 2016 8:08 am by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County and surrounding areas due to Tropical Storm Julia. The agency reports that locally heavy rainfall associated with the storm is possible throughout the day Wednesday and Thursday. Flash floods are possible, though no warnings have been issued yet.

National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration set for Sept. 24 near Seneca

Posted on September 14, 2016 7:07 am by Staff Reports

Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca will host a family event celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24. This free family adventure is open to the public.
National Hunting and Fishing Day is made possible by partnerships with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Cabela’s, Upstate Forever, Trout Unlimited, Clemson University Cooperative Extension, Clemson University 4-H Shooting Sports, Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, The Weatherby Foundation, Elkmont Trading Company, Academy Sports & Outdoors and Duke Energy.
To celebrate the 10th annual event, … Read the rest

Alzheimer’s group to hold Benefit Run Sept. 17

Posted on September 14, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted by Reader

The Lake Marion Alzheimer’s 16th annual benefit run will be held Sept. 17, with registration at 11 a.m. at Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brook St. in Manning, and noon at Lakevue Landing, 1543 Camp Shelor Road. The run will end 3 p.m. that day at Lakevue Landing. The registration fee per couple is $30, and per person is $20. Prizes include $100 for first; $75 for second; and $50 for third. There will be an IGA gift card presented to the lowest hand. For more information, call (803) 478-4820.

Woman stabs bounce house during birthday party

Posted on September 14, 2016 6:06 am by Staff Reports

A 41-year-old woman living in the 100 block of Nelson Circle in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 9:32 a.m. Aug. 20 that a 32-year-old Manning woman “used a sharp object of some sort” to puncture and pierce a hole in a bounce house that the victim had rented for a birthday party that day.
Police reported that the suspect fled the home before they arrived.
Total damages were reportedly $500.

Foster Care recruitment meeting to be held Sept. 27

Posted on September 14, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

There will be an informational drop-in for foster care recruitment from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St. in Manning. For more information, visit To apply, call Heartfelt calling at 1 (888) 828-3555.

Clarendon residents pack items for Louisiana

Posted on September 14, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

More than 15 Clarendon residents gathered Monday to pack items collected in the past two weeks by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce to aid Louisiana flood victims.

Low pressure area turns into Tropical Storm Julia

Posted on September 14, 2016 2:02 am by Staff Reports

The National Hurricane Center may begin issuing advisories as early as this morning on a classified system that has become Tropical Storm Julia overnight.
As of Tuesday night, the storm was a well-defined area of low pressure along the Florida coastline. It is expected to quickly move up the East Coast, and could become a tropical system today.
The system is expected to remain weak, according to the National Weather Service, but it could bring heavy rain to South Carolina, with heavy downpours possible in Clarendon County.
Scattered showers will stay in the forecast for most of Wednesday. This storm … Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 14

Posted on September 14, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

81 – Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
326 – Helena of Constantinople discovers the True Cross and the Holy Sepulchre (Jesus’s tomb) in Jerusalem.
629 – Emperor Heraclius enters Constantinople in triumph after his victory over the Persian Empire.
786 – “Night of the three Caliphs”: Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi. Birth of Harun’s son al-Ma’mun.
1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
1607 – Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
1682 – Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest … Read the rest

Scott’s Branch student runs track

Posted on September 13, 2016 11:11 pm by Sharon Hall

Mary Wimberly ran Sept. 6 for Scott’s Branch High School in a track meet against Manning High School.


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