Monthly Archives: February 2019

In Grandma’s garden

Posted on February 28, 2019 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

A glass of iced tea at my elbow and a bucket of string beans between my feet waiting for me to pull the “strings” and snap them in half—pure heaven. Many summer days were spent on my grandmother’s screened porch sharing secrets, talking about boys and politics, school and current events, my hopes for the future and her memories of the past while we processed food from her garden.

Every year my grandparents planted a massive garden of corn, string beans, okra, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, turnips, onions, cucumbers, squash, strawberries and whatever else struck their fancy. Framing … Read the rest

Undefeated and State Champions

Posted on February 28, 2019 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

The Clarendon Hall varsity boys swept through the 2018-2019 basketball season undefeated, culminating in winning the state championship on February 23.

While Head Coach Anthony Reitenour felt confident his boys would have a fantastic season, he was not expecting a season quite like this. Facing close by teams as well as an international team, the Saints rose to every occasion, pushing to excel in each game.

“I expected one of them to knock us in the mouth,” said Reitenour. “But no matter what, the boys fought hard. Whatever level of competition they had, they kept pushing.”

Reitenour states no one … Read the rest

Letter To The Editor: A Bride’s WORST nightmare!

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 pm by Manning Live

My fiance and I finally set a date for our wedding: April 27, 2019. We looked at a few venues and a local center in Manning caught our eye. The venue had an amazing package deal that fit our budget and fit my idea of a dream wedding.

On Septermber 24, 2018, we sat down with the booking coordinator. Before sitting down with her, we and another family member asked her if April 27, 2019, was available. She said, “Yes.”

We signed our contract and put our deposit down. We booked our dae, and we were so excited! We started … Read the rest

Be on the lookout

Posted on February 28, 2019 11:11 am by Laura Stone

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office asks that everyone be on the lookout for a 2014 red Canam Outlander ATV stolen on February 24 from North Church St. in Summerton. If you have any information, please contact the Summerton Police Department at (803) 485-4385.

Clarendon Hall Annual Farm Auction

Posted on February 28, 2019 11:11 am by Blake

Lady Eagles head to the championship game

Posted on February 27, 2019 8:08 pm by Laura Stone

Come out and support the Scott’s Branch High School girls’ basketball team on Friday, March 1, at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. Tip off is at 3:30 p.m.

The Manning Times seeks new reporter/editor

Posted on February 27, 2019 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

Laura Stone has received a new job offer which will take her out of the state by mid-March. As a result, The Manning Times is seeking a full-time reporter/editor.


  • Strong writing skills
  • High level of editing skills
  • Familiar with AP Style Guide
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • A dependable vehicle and a driver’s license
  • Available on some evenings and weekends to cover meetings and events
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Commitment to firm deadlines

If you meet these requirements, please send a resume with phone number to

Manning High student signs with Apprentice

Posted on February 27, 2019 4:04 pm by Laura Stone

Keilah DuPree signed to play football with The Apprentice School, a four year vocational school in Newport News, Virginia, on Wednesday morning at Manning High School while his mother and grandfather looked on. For the full story, see the March 7 edition of The Manning Times. 

Summerton Strikes Back

Posted on February 27, 2019 8:08 am by Laura Stone

By Cedric Liqueur

The Force is with the Town of Summerton 4 MAIN…or at least it will be on Saturday, March 2, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. when Clarendon County Star Wars fans of all ages will welcome the 501st Legion for a Star Wars theme event.

This fanbased costuming organization of 12,600 Star Wars devotees from around the globe began—no, not on planet Mustafar or Naboo—but right here in South Carolina. It is the preferred costuming organization of Lucasfilm Ltd./Disney representing characters trademarked by George Lucas’ universe.

Summerton Strikes Back will unleash The Force and unite 4 MAIN, … Read the rest

Harvin Clarendon County Library March bookmobile schedule

Posted on February 27, 2019 5:05 am by Laura Stone

March Mobile Schedule

2nd and 4th Mondays, March 11 & 25

Summerton Piggly Wiggly 2:00-4:00

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, March 5 & 19

Turbeville IGA 2:00-4:00

3rd Wednesday, March 20

Shake Store on Kingstree Hwy 3:30-5:00

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, March 13 & 27

Lanes Shopping Center (Hwy 260) 1:00-2:00

J&E Suprette in Davis Station 2:30-4:30

1st and 3rd  Thursdays, March 7 & 21

Summerton Piggly Wiggly 9:30-1:00

Manning Primary School (afterschool program) 3:00-5:00

2nd and 4th Thursdays, March 14 & 28

Turbeville IGA 9:45-12:30

Barrineau Pentecostal Church 2:30-3:30… Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 27

Posted on February 27, 2019 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

380 – Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I and his co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
425 – The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
907 – Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao dynasty in northern China.
1560 – The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland.
1594 – Henry IV is crowned King of France.
1617 – … Read the rest

MHS student threatens herself and school

Posted on February 26, 2019 6:06 pm by Laura Stone

A Manning High School student was intercepted Monday morning and sent home after making threats online.

The school’s resource officer learned a female student had posted, then deleted, on social media stating she hated everyone at the school and wanted to shoot it up and kill herself.

As she arrived at school on Monday, she was immediately intercepted by the resource officer, and her parents were called. The resource officer, along with school officials, questioned the girl, who stated she no intentions of shooting herself or anyone else, and she had tried to delete the post before anyone else saw … Read the rest

Unity Celebration

Posted on February 26, 2019 2:02 pm by Manning Live

OBITUARY: Henrietta Connor Tindal “Hennie” Rickenbaker

Posted on February 26, 2019 10:10 am by Laura Stone

Henrietta Connor Tindal “Hennie” Rickenbaker, affectionately known by her family as “Mimi”, passed into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 25, 2019. Mimi was full of grace and courage, always a source of strength for her family.

Born June 18, 1925, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late David Leslie Tindal and the late Lela Norris Tindal. Hennie graduated from Pinewood High School and went on to attend Furman University, graduating with honors and a degree in Elementary Education.  She was chosen by the student body of Furman to serve as their May Queen … Read the rest

SCDNR and SCTA to host Coyote Trapping Management workshop in Hampton County

Posted on February 26, 2019 6:06 am by Laura Stone

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association, will host a Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the Webb Wildlife Center, located in Hampton County, on March 14-15.

The workshop will start with registration at 1 p.m. on Thursday and end at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday. The cost for the workshop is $100, which includes workshop materials, overnight bunkhouse-style accommodations at the Webb Wildlife Center, dinner on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday. 

The workshop is limited to the first 30 applicants, and there are still some slots available.Read the rest

Today in History: Feb. 26

Posted on February 26, 2019 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

747 BC – Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era.
364 – Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman emperor.
1233 – Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols capture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty, after besieging it for months.
1266 – Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by Manfred, King of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
1616 – Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the … Read the rest

District Two selects new superintendent

Posted on February 25, 2019 5:05 pm by Laura Stone

In a special-called meeting on Monday, February 25, the Clarendon County School District Two Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Dr. Shawn Johnson, currently serving as superintendent for Barnwell School District 19 in Blackwell, to replace Superintendent John Tindal when he retires at the end of June. For the full story, read The Manning Times on Thursday, February 28.

McKnight provides legislative update

Posted on February 25, 2019 3:03 pm by Laura Stone

Representative Cezar McKnight, from Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties, provided the following legislative update.

The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3659, a bill furthering voluntary programs that make use of RENEWABLE ENERGY generation resources, such as solar power, and establishing ELECTRICAL POWER CUSTOMER CONSUMER PROTECTIONS in order to: shield customers from rising utility costs; provide opportunities for customer measures to reduce or manage consumption from electrical utilities in a manner that contributes to reductions in utility peak electrical demand and other drivers of electrical utility costs; and, equip customers with the information and ability to manage … Read the rest

Nicaraguan culture comes to Manning

Posted on February 25, 2019 2:02 pm by Laura Stone

What do Jonah and the Whale, Nicaraguan folk dancing and the message of Jesus have in common? Meet the Capital on the Edge Nicavangelists, who visited Manning this past week, teaching not only the message of Jesus but also awakening minds to a different culture than is normally found in South Carolina.

The team arrived on February 14 and performed at Manning High School on February 15 and Grace Christian Church in Manning on February 17. Between those dates, they spent time out in the community, performing impromptu dances and witnessing to everyone along the way.

The group of young … Read the rest

T-ball coach needed

Posted on February 25, 2019 1:01 pm by Laura Stone

Clarendon County Recreation is in need of a T-Ball volunteer coach for ages 4-5. The coach must be 21 years old or older. If the County doesn’t find a coach soon, the kids won’t be able to play this year. If you are interested in coaching T-ball, call (803) 473-3543 ASAP!


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