Monthly Archives: November 2016

Update: Monarchs

Posted on November 18, 2016 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Georgetown has come back to score again, bringing the Monarchs down 12-7, with 8:50 left in the second quarter.


Update: Monarchs

Posted on November 18, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

The Monarchs have returned a punt for a 61-yard touchdown, with 11:17 in the second quarter. Manning now leads 7-6 against Georgetown.


First Quarter: Monarchs

Posted on November 18, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning High School Monarchs are down 6-0 against Georgetown in the first round of the playoffs at home.


Gallery: Remembering Coach Thames

Posted on November 18, 2016 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

Coach John Franklin Thames died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at his home. While researching his life with the help of the Clarendon County Archives and its director, Nancy Cave, manninglive.com staff came across Thames’ own yearbooks, in which countless students wrote their praise throughout the years he taught and coached at Manning High School. To celebrate his memory, we have broken down these notes into several galleries, which we will post throughout the weekend.


Sumter man, U.S. Marshal killed in shootout

Posted on November 18, 2016 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

A Sumter man on the run since September after shooting at local police was killed Friday morning in a shootout that killed a U.S. Marshal in Georgia.
Dontrell Montese Carter died in Long County, Georgia, after marshals attempted to execute an arrest warrant on the suspect, who evaded Sumter County deputies after a call of a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend in mid-September.
The Sumter Sheriff’s Office, the Sumter Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service continued a search for Carter since Sept. 18, when Carter shot at deputies during a chase after the domestic incident.
The Southeast Regional … Read the rest


Legendary Manning High Coach Thames has died

Posted on November 18, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning man once known as “The Winningest Girls’ Basketball Coach in History” has died.
Coach John Franklin Thames retired from his position in 2014 after more than 55 years with Clarendon School District 2. He was found at his home Friday afternoon.
“Coach Thames was a legend in this school district and this community,” said Clarendon 2 Superintendent John Tindal. “He was loved by everyone. Even though he was not currently employed with the district, he was always a member of the Clarendon 2 family. He will certainly be missed.”
Thames coached thousands of players in an even 1,200 … Read the rest


Hole-in-One: Carl Trilli

Posted on November 18, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Manning resident Carl Trilli scored a hole-in-one Nov. 7 on Hole No. 17 at Wyboo Golf Course in Manning. He 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 Haley. For more information, contact Santee Cooper Country, P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, SC 29142, or call (803) 854-2131 or 1 (800) 227-8510.


Pine Grove UMC to perform Christmas cantata Sunday

Posted on November 18, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Turbeville will present its Christmas cantata, “Memories of a Merry Christmas,” at Sunday, with harpist Kipper Ackerman providing a prelude of Christmas music designed to get you in the holiday spirit starting at 3:30 p.m. A Walk to Bethlehem will immediately follow the cantata. Offerings at the Tax Collector’s Booth will be taken for the Youth’s Salkehatchie Missions Project.


Development Board to hold meeting Monday

Posted on November 18, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon County Development Board will hold its monthly meeting at noon Monday in the Executive Chambers at the Clarendon County Administration Building, 411 Sunset Drive in Manning.


Mamie Lorie Jackson Geddings

Posted on November 18, 2016 11:11 am by Stephens Funeral Home

Mamie Lorie Jackson Geddings, 96, widow of Murray Geddings, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at her home.
Born Feb. 12, 1920, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Zannie J. Jackson and Lorie Hudson Jackson. She was a member of Home Branch Baptist Church, where she served as the organist and pianist and had taught Sunday school since the age of 16.
Survivors include three daughters, Naomi Dukes (Harold), Sarah Ann Poplin and Beverly Padgett, all of Manning; a son, Murray Ellsworth Geddings of Manning; two brothers, Sammie Jackson (Joan) of Sumter and Marion Jackson (Jessie) of Florence; … Read the rest


Posted on November 18, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Clarendon 1 and 2 Teachers of the Year meet with Spearman

Posted on November 18, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon School District 1 Teacher of the Year Sharon Mellette and Clarendon School District 2 Teacher of the Year 2016 Tess Currey met with South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman at the South Carolina Teacher’s Forum held in Myrtle Beach recently.


Police searching for car theft suspect

Posted on November 18, 2016 7:07 am by Staff Reports

The Manning Police Department is currently searching for the person responsible for the alleged theft of a 2015 Nissan Optima, which was taken from the Family Dollar parking lot about 8:20 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle is silver in color. Those with information are asked to call 911.


Mobile Library Schedule: Friday, Nov. 18

Posted on November 18, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

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


Pilot Club to sell figurines at Bazaar for $5 each

Posted on November 18, 2016 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon County Pilot Club is once again selling the church figurines, produced by a Pennsylvania company that has since gone out of business. Each piece is modeled after a historic Clarendon County church or building, and features a brief history of the building on the back. Previously $15 to $20 each, depending on the piece, all pieces are now $5 each, and they will be on sale for the final time at the Pilot Club Bazaar, which will be held 4-6 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Presbyterian Church at Manning. The only piece not available is the Clarendon County Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on November 18, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

326 – The old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated.
401 – The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy.
1095 – The Council of Clermont begins: called by Pope Urban II, it led to the First Crusade to the Holy Land.
1105 – Maginulfo is elected the Antipope as Sylvester IV.
1180 – Phillip II becomes king of France.
1210 – Pope Innocent III excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV.
1282 – Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon.
1302 – Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Unam sanctam, claiming spiritual … Read the rest


Pine Grove UMC to perform Christmas cantata Nov. 27

Posted on November 17, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Turbeville will present its Christmas cantata, “Memories of a Merry Christmas,” at Sunday, with harpist Kipper Ackerman providing a prelude of Christmas music designed to get you in the holiday spirit starting at 3:30 p.m. A Walk to Bethlehem will immediately follow the cantata. Offerings at the Tax Collector’s Booth will be taken for the Youth’s Salkehatchie Missions Project.


Hewey Herman Timmons

Posted on November 17, 2016 7:07 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Hewey Herman Timmons, 81, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born March 23, 1935, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Eugene Timmons and Retus McLeod Pack Timmons. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of New Start Community Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include four daughters, Janice McLeod, Rena McLeod (Ricky), Lynn Thomas (Danny) and Julie McLeod, all of Sumter; a son, Gene “Bubby” Timmons of Sumter; three sisters, Reddin McKalsen and Ruby Pringels (Gus), both of Sumter and Carolyn Welch (Shorty) of Manning; nine grandchildren; and nine … Read the rest


Betty Rose Rogers Hodge

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Betty Rose Rogers Hodge, 66, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.
Born Sept. 14, 1950, in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Seldon Preston Rogers and Janie Lee Bell Rogers. She attended Smithville Evangelical Holiness Church where she taught Children’s Church for many years and she was a former cook at the Sandwiche Castle.
Survivors include her children, Edward Larson “Larry” Hodge III (Sarah Alice Miller) of Manning, Frosty Lynn Pollard (Bill) of Dalzell and C.J. Hodge (Nicole Sudhoff) of Alcolu; two brothers, Mac Rogers of Columbia and Bruce Rogers of St. Charles; … Read the rest


City to hold special meeting to discuss Public Works Department

Posted on November 17, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning City Council will hold a special called meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at City Hall to discuss during executive session a personnel matter involving the Public Works Department.


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