Monthly Archives: May 2017

Henry Lee Polk

Posted on May 26, 2017 6:06 am by Submitted via Email

Henry Lee Polk, husband of Neino Washington Polk, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his home, with his lovely and devoted wife.
Born March 30, 1937, in Sumter County, he was the oldest son of seven children born to the late Oliver Lee Polk and Louvenia Canty Polk. He attended Sumter County public schools.
He was a dedicated farmer and caretaker at Milford Plantation. He retired from there after 48 years.
He was a dedicated and faithful member of Zion Hill AME Church of Pinewood, where he served as steward emeritus, as a member of the Trustee Board and as … Read the rest


Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on May 26, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Facebook

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons … Read the rest


Clyburn to hold Town Hall meeting June 1 in Sumter

Posted on May 26, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

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 26, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email


Taw Caw Missionary to hold Memorial Day Service

Posted on May 26, 2017 12:12 am by Submitted by Reader

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will honor all veterans at its Memorial Day Service at 8 a.m. May 28 to remember those who have faithfully served our nation.


Manning First Baptist to hold VBS

Posted on May 25, 2017 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

Manning First Baptist Church will hold Galactic Surveyors for ages 3 to 5 and first- through sixth-grade students from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 12-16. A light supper will be served nightly.


Times seeking staff writer

Posted on May 25, 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.


Deputy’s body on the way home

Posted on May 25, 2017 7:07 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Folks outside of Clarendon County are lining the interstate to welcome home the body of Montana Deputy Mason Moore, A Summerton native, who is en route to Clarendon County.


Evening Weather: Thursday, May 25

Posted on May 25, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 8 to 14 mph.


Posted on May 25, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email


Wreck blocking Sumter Highway in Alcolu

Posted on May 25, 2017 2:02 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries that is blocking the 6000 block of Sumter Highway, U.S. 521, in Alcolu. No furher information is available at this time.


Taw Caw to celebrate Family and Friends Day

Posted on May 25, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. May 28.


Wreck on Paxville Highway

Posted on May 25, 2017 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries in the 2900 block of Paxville Highway.


Media mogul’s son visits Summerton school

Posted on May 25, 2017 10:10 am by Sharon Hall

Philanthropist Teddy Turner Jr., son of American media mogul and former Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner, visited Scott’s Branch High School earlier this month.
Director of Transform South Carolina Dr. Peggy Torrey visited the school earlier this year and was so impressed that she arranged the visit with Turner as an example of innovation in rural education
Transform South Carolina is an educational initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.   
Turner’s staff member, Desiree Watson, joined him during the visit, during which students in Tarleton Blackwell’s fine arts class demonstrated their ability to use forms of art to capture … Read the rest


Henry Lee Polk

Posted on May 25, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Henry Lee Polk, husband of Neino Washington Polk, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his home, 8220 Milford Plantation Road in Pinewood.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Sumter Funeral Service Inc.


Residents encouraged to line route when deputy’s body brought home

Posted on May 25, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Clarendon residents are being asked to line the route that local law enforcement will use to escort one of their own killed in the line of duty back home.
Montana Deputy Mason Moore, a Summerton native, was killed last week during what he thought was a normal traffic stop. One of his killers was later shot and killed himself during a shootout with police. Another suspect was charged with Moore’s murder and with 14 counts of attempted murder for shooting at other deputies.
Moore’s body will leave Charleston International Airport to head to Clarendon County about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, arriving … Read the rest


Meet Miss Clarendon, Miss Clarendon Teen at McDonald’s

Posted on May 25, 2017 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Cortnie Stuppard and Miss Clarendon Teen Julia Herrin will meet with the public from 6-9 p.m. today at McDonald’s in Manning.
The young women will join the Junior Ambassadors of Clarendon County in raising money through Miracle Meals for the Children’s Miracle Network. They have already held two such events at both Mariachi’s and Shoney’s.
“All proceeds (from sales at the restaurant) during this time will go toward the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals,” said Jennie Lee.
Miss Clarendon Scholarship Program co-local executive director Carrie Trebil said that the previous events were a success.
“We appreciate these restaurants’ support … Read the rest


The first step is admitting it

Posted on May 25, 2017 6:06 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

I have a problem. Isn’t admitting that you have a problem the first step toward fixing it?
My problem is an addiction to small dogs.
I didn’t realize I had this addiction until about four years ago, when a friend gave me their mini-pinscher, affectionately called Ruby.
The reason he was giving away this little ball of joy was because of a minor barking issue Ruby has. With a small child in the home, you can imagine the barking and the baby didn’t mix.
When I say Ruby barks, I mean Ruby barks – at everything – all the time. … Read the rest


Morning Weather: Thursday, May 25

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Today will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76. It will be breezy, with a west wind of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.


Farmers Market back for another year

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Farmers Market will open June 10 at the Big Red Barn on the corner of Church and Boyce streets.
The market has been in business for more than nine years, providing local farmers and gardeners the chance to showcase their produce locally.
Main Street Manning and city tourism Director Carrie Trebil said that more than 10 vendors are signed up for this year’s market already. They will be selling a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as soaps and woodcrafts.
“The city of Manning is excited about the 2017 Farmers Market,” said Trebil. “We will have great … Read the rest


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