Monthly Archives: March 2019

Students perform well at extravaganza

Posted on March 28, 2019 10:10 pm by Submitted via Facebook

The 2019 Clarendon School District 2’s Music Arts Extravaganza was great. All of the students from all of the schools did a phenomenal job at the Weldon Auditorium in Manning, according to directors.

Lady Saints defeat Holly Hill

Posted on March 28, 2019 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon Hall varsity softball team defeated Holly Hill on Wednesday 9-7 in 8 innings. Amberly Way picked up the win in the circle with 18 strikeouts and allowing only 1 hit. Hannah Corbett was 2-4 scoring 3 runs. Amberly way went 2-3 with a double and a triple and an RBI. McKenzie Bagnal and Bailey Corbett each had 2 hits with an RBI and Lauren Pifer had 3 RBI. With the win Clarendon Hall is now 5-2.

Michael Johnson

Posted on March 28, 2019 4:04 pm by Dyson’s Home for Funerals

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – Michael Johnson, age 62, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 24, 2018, at Winthrop University Medical Center-Long Island in New York.
Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Henry Solomon and Bertha Brailsford Hart and was raised by the late Jackie and Ruth Johnson.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Gloria Hart, 2487 Elliot Road in Pinewood.
Professional services are entrusted to Dyson’s Home for Funerals, 237 Main St. in Summerton, (803) 485-4280.

MHS senior signs with York Technical College for football

Posted on March 28, 2019 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Manning High School senior Damonte Dennis signed Thursday to play football in the fall for York Technical College in Rock Hill, surrounded by his grandmother, Cheryl Keith; his mother, Yolanda Watson; and his grandmother, Matreylee Denis Garris.

Murdock Allen White

Posted on March 28, 2019 9:09 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Murdock Allen White, 96, died Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Magnolias of Santee in Santee.
He was a son of the late Wilford G. White Sr. and Rovena Scott White.
Funeral services for Mr. White will be held at 3 p.m. today at Historic Trinity AME Church, 41 Rigby St. in Manning, with the Rev. Courtney Colleton, pastor, presiding, the Rev. Dr. Bennie Colclough officiating and the Rev. Jerome McCray and the Rev. W.J. Frierson assisting. Burial will follow at Manning Cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of his niece and nephew, Barbette Burke Stevens and Curtis … Read the rest

Foundation raises funds in late deputy’s memory

Posted on March 28, 2019 7:07 am by Evelyn McDonald

Sheriff Tim Baxley participated in the 2018 Walking the Line relay event held at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium in honor for the late Inv. Holmes N. Smith Jr.
The walk is one of several events that will help fund scholarships to be given out by the Inv. Holmes N. Smith Jr. Foundation, said his widow, Tonia Mallett Smith.
The late Smith was returning from Sumter County in early November 2014 when he was killed in a car wreck. There is a memorial cross at the site of the crash on U.S. 521 outside of Alcolu.
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First OverComers’ Walk to call Manning home

Posted on March 28, 2019 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Clarendon County’s inaugural OverComers’ Walk is coming to Manning.
This walk, presented by the Clarendon County Sherriff’s Office and the Clarendon County Cancer
OverComers Council, “aims to celebrate those who have fought and survived cancer whil also collecting funds for those who are still battling with cancer,” said Annett Smith, one of the event’s
The walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at J.C. Britton Park, 3057 Raccoon Road in Manning.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held the same time at the Clarendon County Community
Recreational Center in the Clarendon … Read the rest

Today’s Weather: Thursday, March 28

Posted on March 28, 2019 4:04 am by Staff

Patchy frost before 9am.lo bjq Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68. Northeast wind s deomn 6 to 9 mph

More than 50 contestants up for Striped Bass Pageant

Posted on March 28, 2019 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

The Junior Ambassadors of Clarendon County and the Clarendon County Chamber od Commerce will present the 2019 Striped Bass Festival Pageant on Saturday at Weldon Auditorium in Manning.
More than 50 contestants will compete for coveted titles in each of the eight divisions.
The pageant will begin at 5 p.m., and admission is $5 per person.
For more information or to enter the pageant, please contact the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce at (803) 435-4405.

Today in History: March 28

Posted on March 28, 2019 12:12 am by Staff Reports

AD 37 – Roman emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, bestowed on him by the Senate.
193 – Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne to Didius Julianus in an auction.
364 – Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
1566 – The foundation stone of Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is laid by Jean Parisot de Valette, Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
1737 – The Marathas under Baji Rao I attack and defeat the Mughals in the Battle of Delhi
1776 – Juan Bautista de … Read the rest

Frost Advisory issued for Clarendon

Posted on March 27, 2019 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Frost Advisory dor Clarendon County and surrounding parts of the midlands and Pee Dee regions of Aouth Carolina, effectice from 5 to 9 a.m. Thursday.
The organization predicted Wednesday that most locations in Central South Carolina would have temperstures overnight in the mid- to low-30s. Frost could harm sensitive outdoor vegetation.

LMA JV Lady Seampcats shutout Carolina Academy

Posted on March 27, 2019 6:06 pm by Ryan Fowler

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity softball team defeated Carolina Academy in five innings on Wednesay. The finalmscore was 13-0.
Malorie Spiegel went 3-4 with two RBIs, Haley Truett was 2-2 with two RBIs. Spiegel threw a no hitter, striking out 7.

New clothing boutique coming to Manning

Posted on March 27, 2019 5:05 pm by Johnny Weeks

Blush House Boutique, 9 E. Boyce St. in Manning, will hold its official grand opening from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, with a ribbon cutting kicking off the festivities.
A number of clothing lines will be available, including Anna Victoria, Julie Brown and Kut from the Kloth denim, among others. Ladies shoes will be in stock, along with custom jewelry and crafts from various artists. For more information, see Thursday’s edition of The Manning Times

Posted on March 27, 2019 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Montana governor honors slain deputy, Clarendon native

Posted on March 27, 2019 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed into state law earlier this month a bill recognizing a stretch of highway in that state in memory of a Clarendon County native.
Summerton native and Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mason Moore was shot and killed May 16, 2017 on U.S. 387 near Three Forks, Montana, while attempting a traffic stop. Moore was found dead at the scene by deputies sent after Moore stopped responding to dispatchers.
Lloyd Burrus and Marshall Burrus, his son, eventually led law enforcement on a 30-mile chase before fleeing and continuing a shoot-out with authorities. Law enforcement shot the … Read the rest

JV Swampcats defeat Hammond, bring season record to 6-0

Posted on March 27, 2019 10:10 am by Russ Jordan

Despite allowing four runs in the first inning, the Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity baseball team defeated Hammond on Tuesday by a final score of 12-7. The JV Swampcats improve to 6-0 on the year with the win.
Hammond’s big inning was driven by a error on a ball put in play by Cooper Holbrook and Grant Dorsey.
LMA collected nine hits and Hammond had five in the high-scoring affair. Hammond got things moving in the first inning, when an error scored two runs for Hammond.
LMA pulled away for good with nine runs in the fourth inning. In the … Read the rest

Davis named Queen of the Year by local chapter of blind organization

Posted on March 27, 2019 9:09 am by Submitted by Reader

CharBrenna Davis of Clarendon County was crowned March 1q2 as Queen of the Year by the Sumter Federation of the Blind of South Carolina.

Union or non-union and other trivialities of life

Posted on March 27, 2019 9:09 am by Bobby Jonté

It started out innocently enough. One guy says he doesn’t like unions. Across the table is a union man.
“Here we go!”
It starts. Well, you either like something or you don’t. The banter starts of all the benefits of a union and non-union job.
We might as well have dumped a bunch of apples and oranges on the table. Once the comparisons start the heavy artillery comes out. If you listen objectively both sides have valid points. All these things are okay, but after a while, you have to pull out the things that make you believe in your … Read the rest

A ferret could save your life. Seriously

Posted on March 27, 2019 9:09 am by King-Fields Mortuary of Summerton

Up to 32.8 million Americans have already contracted the flu this winter, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 375,000 people have been hospitalized because of the virus. Thousands of people have already died of the disease this season.
But an end to flu seasons altogether may not be far off. Several research teams are working on the first “universal vaccine,” capable of fighting multiple strains of the virus. Such a treatment could effectively wipe out the disease.
These researchers’ chief obstacle isn’t science but politics. Some radical activists are pushing lawmakers … Read the rest

William Raymond Lawhon

Posted on March 27, 2019 7:07 am by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home

William Raymond Lawhon, 71, died on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at his home.
Born in Olanta, he was a son of the late Dewey and Irene Conner Lawhon. Mr. Lawhon was a retired foreman with the city of Sumter.
Surviving are a son, Anthony Lawhon of Sumter; two daughters, Heather Lawhon of Dallas, Texas, and Vicky Edwards of Bishopville; a sister, Betty Ardis of Sumter; and a grandson, Eli Lawhon.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed Lawhon and Roy Lawhon.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, in the chapel of Elmore … Read the rest

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