Monthly Archives: April 2019

Tonight’s Weather: Tuesday, April 30

Posted on April 30, 2019 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

kPartly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.


Posted on April 30, 2019 11:11 am by Johnny Weeks

MANNING – Reverend Isom Bennie Turner, Jr., 84, husband of Vivian White Turner, died Monday, April 29, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon.

Born July 23, 1934, in Florence, he was a son of the late Isom Bennie Turner and the late Shelley McKay Strickland Turner. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and the founding pastor and member of Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church. During his career, he helped build five additional churches and a school. He was a board member of Turbeville Free Will Baptist Children’s Home for ten years and State Free Will Baptist Read the rest

Lady Saints defeat OP

Posted on April 30, 2019 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall varsity softball team defeated Orangeburg Prep in Summerton on Monday by the score of 16-1 in tbree innings. Amberly Way picked up the win on the mound with 7 strikeouts and giving up 1 hit and 1 unearned run. Offensively, the Saints were led by Hannah and Bailey Corbett going 2-3 each. Lauren Pifer, Hannah Johndrow and Amberly Way were 1-2 each. H. Corbett led the Saints with 4 rbi’s and Pifer had 2 rbi’s. B. Corbett. Way and Johndrow had 1 rbi each.

Angela Willene Rhodus White

Posted on April 30, 2019 6:06 am by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMTER – Angela Willene Rhodus White, 60, wife of Donald Franklin White Sr., died Monday, April 29, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey.
Born November 14, 1958, in Kingstree, she was a daughter of the late Leslie Martin Rhodus, Jr. and the late Ethel Willene Harrington Mussellwhite. She was a member of Cypress Forks Free Will Baptist Church
She is survived by her husband of Sumter; a son, Donald Franklin White Jr. of Sumter; two daughters, Dawn Angela White Whetsell (John) of Kingstree and Erin Leila White (Stanley Tucker) of Sumter; eight grandchildren, Megan, Robbie, Justin, Amy, Olivia, Ashlynn, Stanley and … Read the rest

Today’s Weather: Tuesday, April 30

Posted on April 30, 2019 4:04 am by Staff Reports

Patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Today in History: April 30

Posted on April 30, 2019 12:12 am by Staff Reports

311 – The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
313 – Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.
642 – Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops.
1315 – Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged at the instigation of Charles, Count of Valois.
1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
1513 – Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
1557 – Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito … Read the rest

2019 Class 2A Baseball Playoffs (Lower State)

Posted on April 29, 2019 11:11 pm by Blake


District V Champion: Oceanside

District VI Champion: Hannah Pamplico

District VII Champion: Gray Collegiate

District VIII Champion: EAST CLARENDON


Round 1 [Double Elimination] May 2

(H) Oceanside vs Hannah Pamplico

(H) Gray Collegiate vs East Clarendon

Clarendon Hall fall in game one of the series to Richard Winn

Posted on April 29, 2019 11:11 pm by Blake

The Saints of Clarendon Hall had their bats going, but were unable to capitalize. The Saints fall 10-3 to Richard Winn Academy.

This was game one of a best of three series in the SCISA 1A baseball playoffs. The Saints will be facing elimination tomorrow night.

Box Score(Runs/Hits/Errors)

CH Saints: 3 6 2

RW Eagles: 10 15 3

LMA Varsity Clinches Lead in Fifth Inning to Defeat Augusta Christian

Posted on April 29, 2019 9:09 pm by Blake

LMA Varsity Baseball snagged a late lead and defeated Augusta Christian 4-3 Monday. Augusta Christian opened up scoring in the first inning.  An error scored two runs for Augusta Christian.

LMA was able to knot the game up at two in the bottom of the third inning.  Andrew Boyd grounded out, scoring one run.

Boyd was the winning pitcher for LMA. He surrendered three runs on four hits over six innings, striking out eight.  Jake Jordan threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Brett Zerbel toed the rubber for Augusta Christian. He went two and two-thirds innings, allowing … Read the rest

East Clarendon wins their District Championship

Posted on April 29, 2019 9:09 pm by Blake

The Wolverines of East Clarendon stomp Philip Simmons by a final score of 16-1 tonight. With this win the Wolverines varsity baseball team have punched their ticket to the Lower State Playoffs. Justin Evans lead the Wolverines with three hits in four at bats while driving in three and scoring two of his own. Kyle Odom was on the bump for East Clarendon. He allowed one run on one hit while striking out five in four innings of work.

The Lower State Playoffs will start Thursday night. East Clarendon will play their first game on the road.

Opponent and time … Read the rest

Parker to attend Guilford College

Posted on April 29, 2019 7:07 pm by Johnny Weeks


Manning High School Senior Dierell Parker has committed to attend Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.  Parker’s plans are to major in Psychology for a master’s degree.  His back up plans are to go into studying law and get a bachelor’s degree. Parker is the son of Kendra Parker and Cory King.

Pansy S. Oxendine

Posted on April 29, 2019 5:05 pm by Johnny Weeks

Pansy Stone Oxendine, 58, wife of Bryan Lewis Swygert, died Monday, April 29, 2019, at her home.

Born January 28, 1961, in Hemingway, she was a daughter of the late Carlisle Winford Stone and the late Nora Lee Tilton Stone. She was a member of Cypress Forks Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of Gaston; a daughter, Amy Oxendine (Adam Simpson) of Manning; a son, Travis Butler (Ashley) of Harrisburg, Kentucky; three stepdaughters, Brittany Huish (Kenny) of Augusta, Georgia, Jessica Dillard (Dustin) and Breanna Schaeffer (Daniel), both of Salley; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Cheyenne, Cayleb, Maddison, Parker … Read the rest

Class 1A 2019 State Baseball Playoffs

Posted on April 29, 2019 5:05 pm by Blake


Posted on April 29, 2019 4:04 pm by Blake

2019 State Golf Tournament
Monday & Tuesday
April 29 & 30
The Hackler Golf Course
Coastal Carolina University

DISTRICT VIII Class 2A Championship

Posted on April 29, 2019 4:04 pm by Blake

Judge James Dingle, 89, has passed away

Posted on April 29, 2019 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Judge James Dingle completed an entire career before many of his judicial contemporaries finished high school.
As an educator for more than 40 years with C.E. Murray High School in Greeleyville, Dingle also served as a football coach; an athletics director; an industrial arts teacher; and as assistant high school administrator.
But when asked about his long career, he just smiles and has a simple answer.
“I was just a down home country boy who went off and made good and came back home to work in my community,” he told The Manning Times in 2016.
Judge James Dingle, 89, … Read the rest

Leslie L. Howeth

Posted on April 29, 2019 2:02 pm by Johnny Weeks

Lesslie Lynn “Les” Howeth, husband of the late Sandra Logan Howeth, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at his home in Manning, SC.

Les proudly served his country in both the Army and the Airforce in the Vietnam war and was active in his veterans group. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as motorcycle enthusiasts who was known to also drive a race car when the chance presented.

He was a loyal friend, loving father; and had a kind heart. Though he had a bit of a stubborn streak he was always willing to help those in Read the rest

Today in History: April 29

Posted on April 29, 2019 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1091 – Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos.
1386 – Battle of the Vikhra River: The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal.
1429 – Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orléans.
1483 – Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands, is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile.
1521 – Swedish War of Liberation: Swedish troops defeat a Danish force in the Battle of Västerås.
1770 – James Cook arrives in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names.
1781 – … Read the rest

Turner takes 2nd in SCISA Science Fair

Posted on April 28, 2019 9:09 pm by Submitted by Reader

Laurence Manning Academy student Alice Turner shows the second-place trophy she was awarded at the South Carolina Independent School Association Science Fair. The fair was held April 9 at the Sumter County Civic Center. Turner specifically took second place in the general science section of the senior division.
“These students are to be congratulated for their practical applications of the scientific method,” SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer Jordan. “The caliber of the entries indicates the amount of work all of the students put into their projects.”
The SCISA State Science Fair was open to students in the following age divisions:… Read the rest

Tonight’s Weather: Sunday, April 28

Posted on April 28, 2019 4:04 pm by Kedrick Johnson

Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.


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