Monthly Archives: September 2016

Join the Parade of Little People!

Posted on September 4, 2016 8:08 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

I’m in the Parade of Little People. Want to join me?
All you have to do is have your parents or grandparents send in a wallet-size picture, with no more than two little ones in each picture, include the $10 entry fee print your name in legible handwriting on the back of the photo, and mail, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to P.O. Box 190, Manning, SC 29102.
One photo will be selected for the cover of this year’s Parade of Little People! An additional $5 is required for consideration for the cover!
Hurry soon. The deadline is 4 p.m.

Posted on September 4, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Think Pink Banquet flyer Rev

No one injured in Lesesne Drive fire, house destroyed

Posted on September 4, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

No one was injured in a house fire off Lesesne Drive in Manning that called out roughly four fire engines late Sunday afternoon.
The fire at the home of Wayne Simon, which began about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, could be seen from various parts of second and third water. Simon, a state constable, was assisting with security at Darlington Speedway when he got the call that his home was on fire.
“A neighbor called and alerted me,” he said. “We had a tankless water heater installed on Tuesday, so I think they may not have connected the gas line back properly.”… Read the rest

Department of Commerce launches new Landing Pad program

Posted on September 4, 2016 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

The state Department of Commerce has announced the launch of a program that will assist established international companies with small-scale entry operations into South Carolina.
The Landing Pad program, announced Sept. 1, aims to assist established companies from around the world who are looking to enter either the United States or South Carolina markets for the first time.
Through this program, the Department of Commerce will encourage and enable global companies to put feet on the ground in South Carolina by streamlining what can be perceived as an overwhelming process in an unfamiliar market. From regulation and taxation issues to … Read the rest

CCFD fighting Lesesne Drive fire

Posted on September 4, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently fighting a fire on Lesesne Drive near the lake. EMS is also on scene. will have more information when it is available.

Jeffords Insurance wins NASCAR contest

Posted on September 4, 2016 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email


Lula Mae Brooks Edmond

Posted on September 4, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Lula Mae Brooks Edmond, 101, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at George Washington Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late John Brooks and Ella Richardson Brooks.
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.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC.

#PaintClarendonGold: The Land family paints Pirates’ game gold

Posted on September 4, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Amy Land and her children, Bitsy and Anders Land, helped paint the East Carolina football game gold on Saturday. Land is one of several women giving out gold ribbon for a donation in order to #PaintClarendonGold in honor of Children’s Cancer Awareness Month. Send your #PaintClarendonGold pictures to Ribbons for your business front or mailbox may be received for a donation at the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, the Bank of Clarendon, Brunson’s Pharmacy, Anderson Pharmacy and The Manning Times.

Lady Saints fall to Patrick Henry

Posted on September 4, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon Hall Lady Saints fell to Patrick Henry (3-0) on Thursday night, with scores of 25-13, 25-20 and 25-11. Mallory McIntosh led the Lady Saints with nine points and five aces. The team is now 2-2 on the season and 2-1 in region play. They will play again 4 p.m. Thursday at Andrew Jackson Academy.

Freedom of speech when we should be quiet

Posted on September 4, 2016 7:07 am by Bobby Jonté

I know you’ve heard about this. The National Anthem is played and an able-bodied football player doesn’t stand up. Well that starts another imbroglio. All sorts of people are mad that the player doesn’t stand for the National Anthem. Then he has to make it worse by talking. He makes big dollars to play football and he won’t stand for the National Anthem? All sorts of people pitch a fit. They are mad and think he should make an apology to veterans, politicians, union leaders, police officers and any one else that needs a reminder of patriotism.
It doesn’t take … Read the rest

I’m afraid of crickets

Posted on September 4, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

There, I said it. I don’t know if I’ve even discussed it with a lot of friends, but it’s true. So, this week, we’re going to take a break from kidney disease to talk about my loathing for these chirpy critters.
I don’t like anything about them.
I don’t like the chirping. I don’t like the antennae. I don’t like that they can jump across the room in one second flat.
Crickets have creeped me out my entire life.
And, thankfully, not being that outdoorsy has kept me away from them for the majority of my life.
I mean, really, … Read the rest

JV Lady Saints defeat Patrick Henry

Posted on September 4, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon Hall JV Lady Saints ran their record to 4-0 on the season Thursday night in Summerton with a region win (2-0) over Patrick Henry Academy. The overall scores were 25-8 and 25-10. Amberly Way led the Lady Saints with 15 service points and seven aces. Chloe Anderson added eight points and three aces.

Clarendon Cooks: Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

Posted on September 4, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following recipe was provided by Sandi Tucker for The Manning Times’ bi-monthly column, Clarendon Cooks.

10 Servings

1 pound dried great Northern beans
6 cups water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
8 ounces bacon or salt pork(rind removed, cut into ½-inch cubes)
2 cups diced yellow onions
1Ttablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup maple syrup, divided
1/3 cup molasses
1 Tablespoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea or Kosher salt
2 – 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Soak the beans in a large Dutch oven or soup … Read the rest

Susan Gunn

Posted on September 4, 2016 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Susan “Winnie” Gunn, 61, widow of James Gunn, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church in Summerton, with the Rev. Robert L. China officiating. A viewing will be held noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends at the home 1922 Clifton Road in Summerton.
Online condolences may be sent to
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 South

State wants audits of board spending at Clemson, USC

Posted on September 4, 2016 12:12 am by Seanna Adcox

COLUMBIA (AP) — Audits have been ordered for South Carolina’s three research universities after revelations that their trustees spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on luxury hotels, expensive dinners and travel to football games.
The South Carolina’s Commission on Higher Education’s director, Gary Glenn, said the state inspector general was being asked Friday to review “alleged excessive spending” by the boards overseeing Clemson, the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina.
The commission voted unanimously Thursday to request the audits after a report by The Post and Courier of Charleston that MUSC board members were reimbursed … Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 4

Posted on September 4, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

476 – Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself “King of Italy”, thus ending the Western Roman Empire.
626 – Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang dynasty of China.
1260 – The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of Manfred, King of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.
1479 – The Treaty of Alcáçovas is signed by the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and Afonso V and his son, Prince John of Portugal.
1666 – In London, England, … Read the rest

Photos from the Storm: Trees on dock

Posted on September 3, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted by Reader

Joe McNeil sent these pictures of trees blown on his dock on Lake Marion.

Posted on September 3, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


40 homes still without power

Posted on September 3, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

As of 7 p.m. Saturday, about 40 homes in Clarendon County are still without power. They are scattered throughout the county and include Summerton, Manning, New Zion, Jordan and Silver. The estimated time of restoration is 5 p.m. Sunday. Reasons for these extensive outages have been given as downed lines that are hard to get to in rural areas and problems with the lines caused by Tropical Storm Hermine.

Cornerstone Fellowship FWB to hold Fall Jubilee

Posted on September 3, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church will hold its Fall Jubilee 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 and sontinuing 7 p.m. Sept. 5-7. Guest speakers will include the Rev. I.B. Turner, Sunday; the Rev. Terry Dennis, Monday; the Rev. Terry Dennis, Tuesday; the Rev. Teddy Rabon, Wednesday. Music will be provided by Norm Shirkey, Donna Thomas, the church choir and more. All are invited to come and let us praise God together. For more information, call the Rev. John Matthews at (803) 460-2761.


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