Monthly Archives: December 2018

Team Rutlee rides on

Posted on December 31, 2018 3:03 pm by Laura Stone

During the Walker Gamble Elementary December pep rally held on Thursday, December 20, Rutlee Stegall was recognized for working hard and showing determination throughout his battle with liver disease. However, as December 1 was National Biliary Atresia Awareness Day, Stegall was also spreading awareness about his condition.

There is no cause nor cure for Biliary Atresia (BA), and Stegall was born with the condition. With no ducts to drain the liver, Stegall underwent surgery at 13 days old to attach his small intestines directly to his liver. This surgery was not expected to be a permanent solution, and Stegall’s parents, … Read the rest

Mossy Oak Properties

Posted on December 31, 2018 1:01 pm by Manning Live

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Walker Gamble December pep rally awards

Posted on December 31, 2018 11:11 am by Laura Stone

Walker Gamble Elementary held its December pep rally on Thursday, December 20. During the pep rally, children from all grades were recognized for their outstanding work and achievements. As each child was called, they walked to the front, received a certificate and walked back down the center of the gym to the applause of other students before returning to where their class was seated. The recognitions were turned in by the Walker Gamble teaching staff.

First recognized were the students involved in a recent play. These students came to school early and stayed after school to practice.

Damon Evans was … Read the rest

Kitten Contest winner!

Posted on December 31, 2018 7:07 am by Laura Stone

Our kitten now has a name. Scoop is now an official part of the Manning Times staff, spending his evenings and weekends at home with Manning Times Publisher Leigh Ann Maynard. However, his scampering antics will continue to bring delight to visitors and staff during business hours.

While it was a neck-and-neck contest between Scoop and Oreo, both on Facebook and through emailed votes, Scoop pulled out a win by one vote.

Four-year-old Rebecca Uptagraft often watches The Amazing Colossal Adventures of Word Girl, a cartoon series which showcases a girl with super-powers who has an alter-ego as a … Read the rest

Scammers target Santee Electric Coop members

Posted on December 30, 2018 8:08 pm by Laura Stone

Santee Electric Cooperative members have again been the target of a scam. Twice in the last week, SEC has been notified of attempts to force members to pay money they don’t owe.

One man from the Wyboo area was contacted from a 1-800 number. He was told he had to pay a bill immediately over the phone. The man questioned the caller, stating he had been a member of SEC for years and had never even had a late fee. The caller hung up.

Another customer in the Georgetown area received a call, again from a 1-800 number. This customer … Read the rest

Get a new you for the New Year with Anytime Fitness

Posted on December 30, 2018 4:04 pm by Laura Stone

Although Anytime Fitness has been in Manning for several years, its newest manager, Kenya Watson, strives to ensure it’s better than ever.

Watson has always been athletic. She ran track, danced and was a cheerleader in high school, and physical fitness was always important. Moving into a career involving physical fitness was perfect for her.

“Fitness has always been a part of me,” said Watson. “I’ve always been intrigued with the human body and how it can be formed into the way an individual wants.”

Watson accepted a job at Anytime Fitness in January, starting out in sales. However, in … Read the rest

The Summerton job boom continues

Posted on December 30, 2018 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

Summerton is getting another new business. Love’s is bringing a travel plaza to Exit 108 on I-95 on the outskirts of town.

The decaying Summerton Inn building has long monopolized that exit and has been an eyesore to residents and travelers alike. By this time next year, it will have been replaced by a new Love’s Travel Stop.

“The town and county have been so helpful and so warm and welcoming for this entire partnership,” said Laura Noland, External Communications Manager for Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. “We’re excited about how great they’ve been to work with. That’s a … Read the rest

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity boys

Posted on December 29, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

Clarendon Hall varsity boys defeated Cross High School at the North High School Christmas Tournament by a score of 76-53. The Saints were led by Trae Davis with 24 points. Zyan Gilmore added 20 points, and Kylic Horton finished with 18 points. Kade Elliott chipped eight points. The Saints will play in the championship game on Sunday at 4:30 against the winner of Scott’s Branch and North High School. The Saints are now 10-0 on the season.

FINAL: Scott’s Branch boys

Posted on December 29, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

Eagles above The rim at the Holiday Invitationals

The Scott’s Branch boys took on Battery Creek boys on Friday afternoon to improve to 48 on the season with a win of 51-49 in the first round of North High School Holiday Invitational tournament. Leading the Eagles with a Double-Double was Sean Swearinger with 11 points and 10 boards. Joakeem Stevens scored 13 points and pulled down 10 boards to help in the effort. There were a host of Eagles who played a key role to help the Branch boys pull off the win.  


Posted on December 29, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

LMA JV boys improve to 6-1 on the season with a 31-29 victory over Maranatha on Friday at Trinity Brynes.

For LMA, Davis Campbell scored nine points, Denzell Sigler scored eight, Jaden Sanders scored six, Mickey Jordan scored four, Reece Mcinnis scored two and Coleman Yates scored two.
For Maranatha, Bradley Reel scored 11 points.

The next game will be home vs. Hammond on Thursday.

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity boys

Posted on December 29, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

Clarendon Hall varsity boys traveled to North High School on Friday to take on Oceanside Collegiate and picked up a victory of  64-51  to remain undefeated at 9-0 on the season. The Saints were led by Tyrese Mitchum with 20 points and five rebounds. Kylic Horton picked up a double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Traveon Davis finished with 14 points. Zyan Gilmore picked up 12 points and seven rebounds while Kade Elliott pulled in six rebounds with two points.

Pee Dee River Tract

Posted on December 29, 2018 1:01 pm by Manning Live

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OBITUARY: Teresa Logan Brailsford

Posted on December 28, 2018 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

Teresa Logan Brailsford, 53, died Monday, December 24, 2018, at her home.

Born January 26, 1965, in Manning, she was a daughter of Clarence Logan and Betty Jean DuBose Logan.

She is survived by her parents of Manning; companion, Pat Hurst of Manning; three sons, Ricky Pack of Manning, Shaun Pack (Jessica) of Greeleyville and Jeffrey Pack (Heather) of Summerville; two daughters, Ashley Morris (Max) and Kelli Pack, both of Manning; two sisters, Dana Sprott (Jim) and Angel Drose (Donnie), both of Manning; eleven grandchildren; and special friend, Scarlett Layne (Aaron) of Manning.

She was preceded in death by a … Read the rest


Posted on December 27, 2018 9:09 pm by Laura Stone

The Laurence Manning Academy JV boys defeated Dillon Christian Academy on Thursday, with a final score of 38-37. Leading the scoring for LMA were Denzell Sigler with 13 points, Mickey Jordan with six, Coleman Yates with six, Jaden Sanders with five, Kaden Niven with four and Davis Campbell and Bryce Acord with two each.

Ethan Brewington of Dillon Christian scored 16 points.

LMA improved to 5-1 on season and will play Maranantha Christian School on Friday, December 28.

OBITUARY: Kerry Coker

Posted on December 27, 2018 1:01 pm by Laura Stone

Kerry Coker age 59, of Turbeville, died December 24, 2018 at his home after an illness.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock PM Friday December 28, 2018 at Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Gibbons Cemetery directed by Floyd Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church.

Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Allen Randolph Coker and Agnes Virginia Watts Coker.  Mr. Coker was a retired Carpenter and attended Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded … Read the rest

OBITUARY: George Daniel “Dan” Campbell Jr.

Posted on December 27, 2018 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

George Daniel “Dan” Campbell, Jr., 83, husband of Henrietta Anne Mills “Henri” Campbell, died Sunday, December 16, 2018, at his home.

Born September 8, 1935, in Nashville, Tennessee, he was a son of the late George Daniel Campbell, Sr. and the late Etta Lorene Stewart Campbell. Dan was a US Marine Corps veteran, a 1961 graduate of the University of South Carolina and he was a retired electrical engineer with DuPont with almost forty years of service. He was a member of Summerton Baptist Church, where he served as a past Deacon. After retirement, Dan spent his time helping the … Read the rest

December Manning City Council

Posted on December 26, 2018 7:07 am by Laura Stone

During the Manning City Council on Monday, presentations were made to the winners of the Parade of Lights contests.

Kathy Armstrong, who works at BCA, was present to receive the trophy for Most Creative entry.

“Some of you may not know this, but the Bicycle Corporation of America plant in Manning is the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the United States,” said Manning Mayor Julia Nelson. “We’re really glad they’re here. They are great community partners, and we’re glad they participated in the parade.”

Shelley Richburg, a member of First Baptist Church, was present to receive the trophy for Best … Read the rest

The loss of heritage crafts

Posted on December 25, 2018 6:06 pm by Laura Stone

A century ago, a woman knew how to make quilts for the beds, sew clothes for the family with hand-stitched embellishments, crochet or knit blankets and shawls and grow, harvest and “put up” the vegetables from the garden to have food for the winter. In today’s busy society of two-job households and with the ease and much lowered cost, comparatively, of food from grocery stores and manufactured clothing, these skills are slowly slipping by the wayside.

Gone are the days when you ran to buy material and a pattern, along with thread, buttons, snaps, zippers and appropriate needle weights for … Read the rest

Posted on December 25, 2018 2:02 pm by Laura Stone

Coroner’s press release

Posted on December 25, 2018 1:01 pm by Laura Stone


236 Commerce Street Suite 1

Manning, SC 29102


December 25, 2018  


TURBEVILLE – A 20-year-old Lake City man died late Sunday night in a single vehicle wreck on Salem Road in Clarendon County.

“Jackson Floyd died at the scene around 11:45 p.m.,” said Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock. “Mr. Floyd’s death was a result of head trauma.”

Information on the wreck can be obtained from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.


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