Monthly Archives: June 2019

Joyce Fulmore Hodge

Posted on June 25, 2019 11:11 am by Nigel Johnson

Manning, SC – Joyce Fulmore Hodge, 54, wife of Antelnello “Pete” Hodge, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 at McLeod Health Clarendon, Manning, SC. She was born December 2, 1954 in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Curtis Ray Fleming and Emma Lee Muckle Fulmore.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1792 Kingstree Hwy., Manning, SC.

Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church Youth Revival 2019

Posted on June 25, 2019 11:11 am by Nigel Johnson

Miss SC and Miss SC Teen Live Streaming

Posted on June 25, 2019 10:10 am by Nigel Johnson

The Miss South Carolina Pageant will be available for Live Stream every night of competition. There is an option to register for a specific day or the entire week. Watch our local contestants compete on the Miss South Carolina stage.





FRIDAY ONLY Teen Final ($13.95)

SATURDAY ONLY Miss Final  ($13.95)


Here is the link for the Live Stream. Click here to register:

Today’s Weather

Posted on June 25, 2019 8:08 am by Nigel Johnson

Humidity: 58%

Wind: NW 5 mph

UV Index: 10 of 10

Sunrise: 6:11 am

Sunset: 8:34 pm

Sunny to partly cloudy. High 93F. Winds light and variable.

Dinner Theater comes to Taw Caw

Posted on June 24, 2019 7:07 pm by Johnny Weeks

Driggers named All State Softball player

Posted on June 24, 2019 2:02 pm by Nigel Johnson

SC High School Sports Report for spring sports for 2019.
Kinsley Driggers, from East Clarendon High School, was honored as All State Softball player for 2019.  Banquet was held Sunday at Seawell’s in Columbia.
Kinsley finished her senior year at East Clarendon with batting average of .437, 31 hits, 6 home runs and 32 RBI.  Also 29 Home runs for four years playing at EC.  Her coach calls her “Special K”

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church: Dinner Theatre Fundraiser

Posted on June 24, 2019 12:12 pm by Nigel Johnson

College of Charleston Spring 2019 Commencement

Posted on June 24, 2019 11:11 am by Nigel Johnson

CHARLESTON, SC– The College of Charleston celebrated Spring 2019 Commencement with three ceremonies on May 10 & 11, 2019. The following local students were among more than 1,700 bachelor’s degree and master’s degree candidates who participated in the iconic annual event in the College’s historic Cistern Yard:

Lindsay Lloyd, of Charleston, SC, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
David Geddings, of Manning, SC, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Two Clarendon Hall student athletes receive All State award

Posted on June 24, 2019 11:11 am by Nigel Johnson

Two Clarendon Hall athletes Amberly Way and Bailey Corbett received All State awards from the High School Sports Report for softball on Sunday at their Spring banquet at Seawells in Columbia.
Amberly Way a rising freshmen pitcher finished with a .561 batting average with 19 RBI’s, 2 home runs and 23 runs scored. She had record of 11-9 with 151 strikeouts.
Bailey Corbett a rising junior short stop finished with a .439 batting average, 13 RBI’s and 19 runs scored.

Gibbons Street still blocked due to storm damage

Posted on June 23, 2019 3:03 pm by Johnny Weeks

Gibbons, Robbins and Mill Streets are still partially or fully blocked from yesterday’s storm.  Sumter Utilities crews are on scene and are working to repair snapped power poles and lines that are on the ground.

Youth Football Mentoring Camp June 28

Posted on June 23, 2019 2:02 pm by Johnny Weeks

Clarendon County Adult Education receives grant

Posted on June 23, 2019 1:01 pm by Nigel Johnson


The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Clarendon County Adult Education an $8000 grant to support adult literacy in May from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

We are very excited to partner with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation again to engage our students in Adult Education and the community of Clarendon County,” says Lara Kolb, Director of Clarendon County Adult Education. “If you ever wonder about Read the rest

Pets of the week

Posted on June 23, 2019 12:12 pm by Nigel Johnson

Momo” is a 3 year old female Domestic Medium Hair cat. Momo is up to date on all of her vaccinations, spayed, and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and Aids. She is friendly, and gets along with other cats. All of her kittens have found homes, but Momo is still looking for her forever home! She would make a great addition to your family! Second Chance Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 3:30 pm if you would like to come and meet Momo. They currently have a $50 adoption fee for our adult cats, Read the rest

Pets of the week

Posted on June 23, 2019 11:11 am by Nigel Johnson

Mary” is a 2 year old female Sheppard/Hound mix. She is current on all of her vaccinations, has been spayed, and tested negative for heartworms. Mary was very shy and timid when she first came to the shelter, but each day she is coming out of her shell more and more. Mary is getting better each day with walking on a leash! She is looking for a family that will continue to work with her, and help her continue to gain confidence! If you are interested in adopting Mary, you can get pre-approved by submitting your adoption application online Read the rest

Summertime Safety Tips with Chief Keith Grice

Posted on June 23, 2019 9:09 am by Nigel Johnson


Manning City Police Chief

The official start to summer is just days away. That means that it’s time for pool parties and backyard barbeques, but it’s also the season that’s hot for burglaries. In fact, more burglaries occur during the months of July and August than any other month. Here are just a few tips to keep your family and personal belongings safe.

1. Keep the garage secure.

In addition to storing a variety of goods burglars want, such as lawn equipment, bikes and other easily pawned items, your garages offer easy access to the rest of Read the rest

Editorial: My Best Friend, My Daddy

Posted on June 23, 2019 7:07 am by Johnny Weeks


I woke up this morning thinking about my Daddy. I miss being able to pick up the phone to call him for our weekly visit. Our home was a country store located about half way between Gila Bend and Buckeye, AZ in the middle of the desert.

Anyone from there is aware of the fact that Arizona’s yearly rainfall averages three inches and it has a long summer season. We would chat about my boys and what they were up to or a sale I had just put to bed. He would tell me about his adventures Read the rest

Trees and power lines blocking roads

Posted on June 22, 2019 7:07 pm by Johnny Weeks

Gibbons Street is blocked near SC 260. Power lines and trees across roadway. Calls of others being reported along many roads.



Roadways unsafe for travel

Posted on June 22, 2019 7:07 pm by Johnny Weeks

Severe storm conditions presently throughout Clarendon County. Power lines and trees are on roads. Emergency personnel are responding to emergency situations everywhere. Use extreme caution when driving. Seek shelter.

Pastor Lois Ann Smith

Posted on June 22, 2019 2:02 pm by Nigel Johnson

Sumter  SC— On Saturday, June 22, 2019, Pastor Lois Ann Smith, heard her Master’s call at Prisma Health Tuomey.
Born on March 6, 1957, in the Silver Community of Summerton, she was a daughter of the late James Andrew and Lois Smith-Servance.
The family is receiving relatives and friends from 5:00pm-9:00pm at the residence 5426 Summerton Hwy., Manning
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by the Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning. .

The Manning Times Spotlight: The Shoppe on Brooks

Posted on June 22, 2019 12:12 pm by Nigel Johnson


The Shoppe On Brooks is a full service salon offering many services to its customers that frequent the salon. The owner, Ruth Sullivan Lambert, is the owner/master hair specialist of The Shoppe. Her list of services that are available range from Hair-cuts, Coloring, Highlights, Perms, and Facial Waxing. Lambert has worked in this business in various venues since 1980. She has various handmade items and other unique gifts for sale.


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