Monthly Archives: March 2019

Today in History: March 12

Posted on March 12, 2019 3:03 am by Staff Reports

538 – Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius
1550 – Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile.
1622 – Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Society of Jesus, are canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
1689 – The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
1811 – Peninsular War: A day after a successful rearguard … Read the rest


Overnight Weather

Posted on March 11, 2019 11:11 pm by Staff Reports

A slight chance of showers before 10 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20.


Obituary: Luella Hilton McCray

Posted on March 11, 2019 9:09 pm by Inna Kognita

Mother Luella Hilton McCray 85, wife of the late Deacon Lee McCray passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. daily at the home of her daughter and son in law Sharon and Tonie Mellette, 15 West End St., Manning, SC 29102.

Plans will be announced by Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home of Sumter, 353 Manning Ave., (803) 848-4002.


Obituary: Joan Anne Dugan

Posted on March 11, 2019 9:09 pm by Inna Kognita

Joan Anne Dugan, 80, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at her home.

Born December 12, 1938, in Verplanks, New York, she was a daughter of the late Frank Dugan and the late Loriene Mackey Dugan. She was a retired sales clerk with B-Mart in Manning.

She is survived by three daughters, Michele Anne Williams and Pamela Hutson (Danny), both of Manning and Susan Borges (Richard) of Florence; a son, David Williams of Manning; a brother, Vincent Dugan (Roberta) of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Read the rest


Obituary: Luella Hilton McCray

Posted on March 11, 2019 1:01 pm by Inna Kognita

Mother Luella Hilton McCray 85, wife of the late Deacon Lee McCray passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. daily at the home of her daughter and son in law Sharon and Tonie Mellette, 15 West End St., Manning, SC 29102.

Plans will be announced by Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home of Sumter, 353 Manning Ave., (803) 848-4002.


Obituary: Barbara Marie Lempka Bleser

Posted on March 11, 2019 8:08 am by Inna Kognita

Barbara Marie Lempka Bleser, 80, wife of W. Ross Bleser, died Saturday, March 09, 2019, at The Gardens in Sumter.

   Born May 17, 1938, in Goshen, New York, she was a daughter of the late Frank Leo Lempka, Sr. and the late Kathryn Heater Lempka.

   She is survived by her husband of Manning; two sons, Michael Ross Bleser of the Philippines and Robin Mark Bleser of Warwick, New York; a daughter, Lisa Marie Weimer (Michael) of Middletown, New York; a brother, Daniel Lempka (Sabina) of Durlandville, New York; two sisters, Kathryn Slesinski of Goshen, New York and Carole Slover (George) Read the rest


Obituary: Joseph Cantey Elliot Sr.

Posted on March 11, 2019 8:08 am by Inna Kognita

   Joseph Cantey Elliott, Sr., 79, widower of Frances Horton Elliott, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his home.

   Born January 22, 1940, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Robert Venning and the late Julia Anderson Cantey Elliott.

   Mr. Elliott graduated from Summerton High School and the University of South Carolina.  He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Appalachian State University and did post-graduate work at other schools. He was by profession a school administrator, serving as a principal at Ninety Six Elementary School, Estill Elementary School, District Personnel Director, Estill, and Headmaster at Bowman Read the rest


Monarch’s coach resigns

Posted on March 11, 2019 7:07 am by Inna Kognita

On March 8, it was announced that Keith West was resigning as a football coach for Monarch’s. He was also an athletic director for that team for three years. Read the full story in the March 14 edition of The Manning Times.


Manning native awarded FMU’s Young Alumnus Award

Posted on March 9, 2019 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

Francis Marion University honored W.R. “Cody” Simpson, III (’13, ’17) as the Benjamin Wall Ingram III Young Alumnus Award on Thursday, February 28th, at the university’s annual Alumni Awards Gala at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.

Simpson grew up on his family’s farm in the Home Branch Community of Clarendon County and is a 2009 graduate of Clarendon Hall School.

Simpson graduated from Francis Marion with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in business administration. Simpson is the Special Assistant to South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

At FMU, Simpson was elected to two terms

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Parade in Summerton

Posted on March 9, 2019 6:06 am by Inna Kognita

On March 8 there was a small, but inviting parade in Summerton, S.C. on the Main Street. You can catch up on more story in the Thursday’s newspaper.


Celebration of Champions

Posted on March 8, 2019 9:09 pm by Manning Live

Mayor Bagnal escorts Lady Eagle champions in the celebration of champions parade in Summerton S.C.


Man arrested at Tractor Supply on multiple charges

Posted on March 8, 2019 6:06 pm by Laura Stone

Sherman Green, 27, was arrested on March 6, 2019, at Tractor Supply in Manning. Green had allegedly been harassing and threatening a Tractor Supply employee on previous occasions. As a result, a warrant had been issued for Green.

While Manning Police Officers were at Tractor Supply on March 6 handling an unrelated minor shoplifting incident, Green again entered the store and walked around. Officers recognized Green and quickly ensured exits were blocked before approaching Green.

As Green moved toward the front of the store, he was stopped by law enforcement officers and told there was a warrant, and he was Read the rest


Arrests made in $20,000 theft

Posted on March 8, 2019 5:05 pm by Laura Stone

During the late evening hours on February 19, 2019, a break-in occurred at a vehicle shop on Hwy. 260. The incident was reported to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on February 20, 2019, when the victim arrived at the location.  Upon arrival, the victim noticed a broken window and a rear garage door opened halfway where entry was made. Miscellaneous items valued at over $20,000.00 were stolen from the location.

These items included a 1950 Coca-Cola button, a Hilti hammer drill, a red Lincoln 125 welder, a Miller 185 welder, a Miller Spectrum 375 plasma cutter, a Hitachi nail gun, … Read the rest


March Clarendon County Council meeting agenda

Posted on March 8, 2019 5:05 pm by Laura Stone

Clarendon County Council Agenda

Monday, March 11, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

Clarendon School District III, 1177 Atkinson St., Turbeville

  1. Introductory Remarks
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Agenda
    1. March 11, 2019, Regular Council Meeting Agenda
  5. Approval of Minutes
    1. Minutes for the Regular Council Meeting, which was held on Monday, February 11, 2019
  6. Library Board Presentation
    1. Update about the library projects/services
  7. Request from NAACP Willie Briggs
  8. Mutual Aid Agreement
    1. Mutual Aid Agreement made between Clarendon County and the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department
  9. Ordinance 2019-01
    1. Ordinance 2019-01 — AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF CLARENDON COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA TO
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Kenny Cetera brings his Chicago Experience to the Sumter Opera House

Posted on March 8, 2019 4:04 pm by Laura Stone

SUMTER, SC – Kenny Cetera, brother of iconic Chicago lead singer Peter Cetera, is bringing his hand-clapping, toe-tapping Chicago Experience show to the Sumter Opera House as part of this season’s Main Stage Series on March 15 at 7:30 pm.

Chicago actually formed in the late 1960s, but it was during the 1970s when the group skyrocketed to worldwide fame following hits such as “If You Leave Me Now,” which was written by Peter Cetera.

In 1983, the group recruited Kenny to sing background vocals in the studio, on its epic Chicago 17 record, still the group’s greatest selling album … Read the rest


MHS Student signs with Hocking College

Posted on March 8, 2019 3:03 pm by Laura Stone

Manning High School senior Trevaughn Harvin signed to play football with Hocking College on Wednesday morning. For the full story, see the March 14 edition of The Manning Times.


New handicapped sidewalk entrances

Posted on March 8, 2019 2:02 pm by Laura Stone

Elite Concrete will be working up and down Boyce Street upgrading the City’s sidewalks with handicapped entrances at intersections. The project will take two to three weeks to complete. Drive carefully and watch for workmen and slowed traffic.


Manning High School Symphonic Band

Posted on March 8, 2019 1:01 pm by Blake

Thursday March 7th, 2019 Mr. Jefferson and the Manning High School Symphonic Band traveled to Hartsville, SC to participate in the Coker College Pre-Festival Band Workshop at Coker College.

While on campus, the MHS Symphonic Band to performed their South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment selections on the stage at the Coker Performing Arts Center and receive comments from two experienced band directors.  After their performance the band had a work session with Coker Band Director, Mrs. Kelly Jokisch and former Clark Atlanta University Band Director, Mrs. Tomisha Brock.  The Manning High School Symphonic Band’s performance selections include John … Read the rest


LMA JV Baseball with a BIG WIN!

Posted on March 8, 2019 1:01 pm by Blake

Bryce Acord was in the zone on Thursday, tallying five hits and leading Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats JV to a 21-6 win over PAC.  Acord singled in the first, singled in the first inning, the second inning, singled in the fourth, and singled in the fifth.

LMA collected 16 hits and PAC had eight in the high-scoring affair.

LMA got things started in the first inning.  Austin Geddings singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

THE Swampcats scored ten runs in the second inning.  The offensive onslaught was led by Geddings, Cam Branham, Henry Black, Jackson Brown, TJ Hicks, … Read the rest


LMA announces new varsity football coach

Posted on March 8, 2019 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

LMA Headmaster Tripp Boykin released the following information on Friday morning.

On behalf of the LMA Board of Directors and myself, we are pleased to officially announce that Mr. Austin Floyd has been offered and has accepted the position as our new head coach of our varsity football team and as head of the football operations.  Coach Floyd will also be serving on our high school faculty in the social studies department.

Coach Floyd is currently the offensive line coach and a faculty member at Lamar High School. He has also served at Lower Richland High School and served as … Read the rest


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