Monthly Archives: May 2017

Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for possibly severe storms Monday afternoon

Posted on May 29, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County and surrounding areas for Monday afternoon and night. An approaching frontal boundary combined with an unstable atmosphere will provide a favorable environment for storms to develop this afternoon over central Georgia and move eastward into the region. A few storms could become severe over our area with damaging wind and hail as the primary threat.


9 residents receive associate degrees from USC Sumter

Posted on May 29, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Nine Clarendon County area students received associate degrees during the University of South Carolina Sumter’s annual commencement ceremonies held May 3 in the Nettles Auditorium in Sumter.
Graduates included Manning residents Joseph Louis Brunson, Garrett Anthony Fuller, Daleisha L. Johnson and Ami Patel; Summerton resident Maria Gabriela De Leon; Sumter resident Allison Nicole Hardy; Alcolu resident Ross Tyler Russell; Pinewood resident Myia Lakeya Williams; and New Zion resident Hannah Elizabeth Yarborough.


Turbeville man killed in ATV wreck

Posted on May 29, 2017 9:09 am by Staff Reports

A 58-year-old Turbeville man was killed late Friday evening after an ATV wreck off Clarence Coker Highway in Clarendon County.
Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said Charlton Coker, 58, of Turbeville, died at the scene of the wreck, which happened 9:45 p.m. Friday in a field off Clarence Coker Highway. Mock said that the ATV left the roadway and hit a ditch.


Clyburn to hold Town Hall meeting June 1 in Sumter

Posted on May 29, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, who represents Clarendon County in the the 6th Congressional District, will have a town hall meeting with the theme “The Fight for American Values: A Must Win,” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 at Black River Electric Cooperative, 1121 N. Pike West in Sumter.
This meeting will focus on accessible, affordable quality health care; reforming the tax code; infrastructure development; energy costs; and what we must do to address these and other challenges facing our country.
For more information, call Brianna Simmons at (803) 799-7798 or email brianna@scdp.org.


Posted on May 29, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email


2 Clarendon residents receive bachelor’s degrees from USC Sumter

Posted on May 29, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Two Clarendon residents were among the 15 graduates May 3 to receive bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Carolina Sumter.
James Ardis of Pinewood received a bachelor of arts in liberal studies, while Natalie Dyson of Manning received an early childhood degree.
USC Sumter is located in the heart of the state, about 45 miles east of the capital of Columbia, South Carolina. It is the only campus in the system that began as a Clemson University campus and then later changed to a University of South Carolina campus. USC Sumter became a University campus in 1973 and today … Read the rest


King Team to hold Relay for Life yard sale, fish fry

Posted on May 29, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

The King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life will hold its annual yard sale and fish fry from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of Thomas and Paulette King, 7917 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. They will have great deals on clothing, housewares and other items. The team will also sell fish and grits for $5, fish sandwiches for $4, lemonade for $1 and Loretta’s famous dip and chips for $2.50.


Times seeking staff writer

Posted on May 28, 2017 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a motivated, responsible and driven part-time staff writer to join our staff. Coverage areas include general newspaper stories, special section materials and public meetings. Minimum 12 stories weekly. AP style proficiency required. Graduating journalism students encouraged to apply. Send resumes AND clip files to manningsctimes@gmail.com.


Water on the road at Puddin’ Swamp Road, US 301

Posted on May 28, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff

Dispatchers are reporting water on the road at Puddin’ Swamp Road and U.S. 301 near Turbeville.


98 homes without power in Clarendon County

Posted on May 28, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

Santee Electric Cooperative is reporting about 98 homes without power in Clarendon County.


Grass, woods fire reported in Summerton

Posted on May 28, 2017 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

Dispatchers are reporting a grass and woods fire on Governor Richardson Road near James Dingle Road in Summerton.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Clarendon County

Posted on May 28, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northern Clarendon County. At 7:53 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Millwood, or seven miles southwest of Sumter, moving east at 40 mph. The hazard includes 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs, siding and trees.


Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted on May 28, 2017 7:07 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 1 a.m. Monday for Clarendon County.


Posted on May 28, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email


City Council to hold special meeting

Posted on May 28, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email


Wateree AIDS Task Force to hold support group meeting June 16

Posted on May 28, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

The Wateree AIDS Task Force will hold a support group for those with HIV and AIDS at 11:30 a.m. June 16 at 508 W. Liberty St. in Sumter. For more information, call Kevin Johnson at (803) 778-0303.


Congrats to Our Grads: Adalyn Sadie-Nell Windham

Posted on May 28, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

“Adalyn Sadie-Nell Windham, 5, graduated May 23 from Laurence Manning Academy’s kindergarten program. Mommy and daddy are so proud of you, Toot-Toot! We can’t wait to see what your future holds. God answered our prayers when He gave us you! We love you.”
– Hailey Windham


Walters named to CCU President’s List

Posted on May 28, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Summerton native Shaquelah Walters made the Coastal Carolina University Spring 2017 President’s List.
The psychology major had to earn a 4.0 GPA while working full-time for the semester.
Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach.
CCU offers baccalaureate degrees in 73 major fields of study. Among CCU’s 21 graduate-level programs are 18 master’s degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and … Read the rest


Clemson, Carolina tanks up for grabs in Alzheimer’s drawing

Posted on May 28, 2017 9:09 am by Sharon Hall

Cindy and Bobby Snowden are raising money for the Alzheimer’s foundation in full force this year.
Bobby Snowden collects vintage gas pumps as a hobby and restores them from old, rusty, forgotten tanks to vintage works of art. He hauls propane for a living and he is always on the lookout for old gas pumps. He finds the majority of them while on the road at old, forgotten gas stations and sometimes on someone’s property, ready for a bargain to be made.
“There are always old forgotten gas pumps just sitting by the road at an old gas station that … Read the rest


The history of the American flag

Posted on May 28, 2017 7:07 am by Staff Reports

National flags serve to unite citizens of a given country. Flags wave proudly in front of government buildings and schools, and they also identify athletes during international sporting competitions. In many countries, flags also serve as symbols of honor for members of the military and their families.
For more than 200 years, the American flag has been a symbol of unity and pride in the United States. The red, white and blue flag has a storied history and has gone through various incarnations. The following are some of the more interesting facts pertaining to the American flag.
¥ Six different … Read the rest


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