Monthly Archives: February 2017

Clarendon queens no strangers to Miss South Carolina

Posted on February 11, 2017 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Neither of the young women who will represent Clarendon County in this year’s state Miss South Carolina pageants are strangers to the organization.
Not only has Miss Clarendon Teen 2017 Julia Herrin been involved in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageants since she was 12, she was a Top 10 finalist in Miss South Carolina Teen in 2016 representing Lexington County.
“One of my close friends is Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt,” said Herrin. “She couldn’t say enough about the support that the local community and businesses, as well as the Miss Clarendon organization gave to her last year. … Read the rest


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Today in History: Saturday, Feb. 11

Posted on February 11, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
AD 55 – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
244 – Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
1177 – John de Courcy’s army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English establish themselves in Ulster.
1534 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1626 – Emperor … Read the rest


Howell to be inducted into SC Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame

Posted on February 10, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Former East Clarendon High School athletic director and principal Dwayne Howell will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. March 12 at the Charleston Marriott.
Now serving as mayor of Turbeville, Howell ultimately held the positions of principal, athletic director, football and golf coach after joining East Clarendon in 1986, serving Clarendon School District 3 for 20 years. He retired as principal in 2010 and as athletic director and football coach in 2015.
Previously, he had joined St. John’s High School in 1980 as the assistant principal and assistant, football, basketball and … Read the rest


Welder stolen from Pinewood home

Posted on February 10, 2017 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

Deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 block of Elliott’s Landing Road on Jan. 21 after the report of the theft of a welder valued at about $4,000.


Why I supported DeVos for secretary of education

Posted on February 10, 2017 7:07 pm by Sen. Tim Scott

When a neighborhood school is failing its students, for many the first response is to suggest that more funding is needed. While it might be the case that increased funding helps in certain situations, the fact remains that too many students are not getting access to the education they deserve. We saw this all too well earlier this month, when it was reported that the Obama administration’s $7 billion investment in our nation’s lowest-performing schools, “failed to produce meaningful results.”
I grew up poor, went to four schools by the fifth grade, and almost failed out of high school. I … Read the rest


Police release surveillance video from Sparrow and Kennedy break-in

Posted on February 10, 2017 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Though grainy, this surveillance video taken at Sparrow and Kennedy in the early morning hours Monday and provided Friday by the Manning Police Department shows a suspect accused of stealing a $23,000 lawn mower walk toward the business’s fence facing East Boyce Street before turning around.
Other videos in this post show the suspect breaking into the tractor dealership about 3:45 a.m. Monday and then pulling a truck and trailer across the street to steal a $23,000 commercial lawn mower from the business. Inv. Rick Elms said the suspect was wearing what appeared to be a bandana or some other … Read the rest


Are you a published author? Contact us today

Posted on February 10, 2017 3:03 pm by Sharon Hall

The Manning Times is looking for a few published authors for a new story series. Call us today at (803) 435-8422.


Summerton man charged with shoplifting after eating without paying

Posted on February 10, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

A 59-year-old Summerton man was charged about 9:14 a.m. Jan. 8 with shoplifting after allegedly walking up to a hot food bar at a store on Sunset Drive, eating food and not paying for it.
According to reports from the Manning Police Department, Richard Brailsford Jr. of 236 Main St. in Summerton allegedly walked behind the bar, took a sausage link and began to eat it, resulting in the store having to dispose of the remaining sausage on the hot bar. Employees then told the alleged suspect several times that he had to leave, with him refusing each time.
The … Read the rest


Scott supports confirmation of Health and Human Services secretary

Posted on February 10, 2017 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“This past year in South Carolina, we saw major insurance companies leave our state, resulting in a lack of plans to choose from, rising premiums and high deductibles. Obamacare has failed, and it is time to ensure the American people have a health care system they can depend on for quality care.
As a doctor, Tom has firsthand experience with our nation’s health care system, and is a great choice to help lead us … Read the rest


Adult Education to hold enrollment sessions

Posted on February 10, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Clarendon County Adult Education will host two enrollment sessions for new students at 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday at the F.E. DuBose Career Center in Manning. The sessions last about three hours each. There is no registration fee or charge for GED, WorkKeys or Skills Upgrade classes. Locations in Summerton and Turbeville will register students at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Free WorkKeys testing is offered at the F.E. DuBose Career Center at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Executive Director Lisa Justice at (803) 473-2531.


Bill to raise South Carolina gas tax heads to House floor

Posted on February 10, 2017 12:12 pm by Jeffrey Collins

A bill raising South Carolina’s gas tax and some other fees to put an additional $600 million a year in the state’s roads is on its way to the House floor.

The proposal was unanimously approved Thursday by the House Ways and Means Committee. But even if it makes it through the House, it again faces an uncertain fate in the Senate and with new Gov. Henry McMaster, who has said he will only raise taxes as “a last resort” without defining what that means.

The bill’s passage wasn’t a surprise, but the 90-minute meeting focused much more on how … Read the rest


Wolverines fall to Hannah-Pamplico

Posted on February 10, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The East Clarendon High School Wolverines fell to Hannah-Pamplico on Wednesday night by a score of 79-76. Jabari Rose scored 34 points, while Chris White followed with 23 points. Jaylon Bryant scored eight points, Zachary Whitehead scored four points, Jordan Brown scored three points, and Travon Fullard and Willie Frierson scored two points.


JV Eagles finish season with Region Title

Posted on February 10, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via iPhone

The Scott’s Branch High School junior varsity Eagles closed out their season on Tuesday with a 40-35 victory over C.E. Murray to claim the Region Title. Keon Tappin led the boys in scoring with nine points. Dreadrea Burson had seven points, Franklin Thompson had six points, Joakeek Stevens had five points, Jimeek Weeks and Deashone Dingle both had four points, Savoir Seaberry had three points and Tayvius Stukes had two points.


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Library closed for Presidents Day

Posted on February 10, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close Feb. 20 for Presidents Day, and will reopen from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 21. The library’s book-drop will be available for the return of unrestricted materials. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


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$600 in tools stolen from New Zion home

Posted on February 10, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

About $600 worth of tools were reportedly stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Corner Road in the New Zion area of Clarendon County on Jan. 24, according to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.


Charges possible for ‘few dozen inmates’ involved in incident at Turbeville prison

Posted on February 10, 2017 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A spokeswoman with the state Department of Corrections said that charges are possible for more than a dozen inmates allegedly responsible for an altercation Wednesday that led to the lock down of Turbeville Correctional Institution for several hours.
Sommer Sharpe said that property damage at the prison included a broken window, a broken sprinkler head and broken lights.
“Any charges would be pending the conclusion of the investigation,” said Sharpe. “There were a few dozen inmates involved.”
Sharpe said she could not talk specifics about the incident, but said Wednesday night that the facility, which houses mostly adult offenders sentenced … Read the rest


Manning man charged with leaving the scene, operating uninsured after wreck

Posted on February 10, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

A 44-year-old Manning man was charged about 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15 with leaving the scene of a wreck and operating an uninsured vehicle after the Manning Police Department located him at his home about 45 minutes after a vehicle wreck at the intersection of Brooks and Boyce streets in Manning.
According to reports, police found James Sinkler of 1427 Westwood Drive in Manning at his home, where he told police he left the scene of the wreck because he needed to take an insulin shot. Police noted that Sinkler had not called 911 to say that was why he had … Read the rest


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