Library gears up for summer literacy programs, reading clubs

Posted on May 26, 2017 6:06 am by Sharon Hall

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School is nearly out for the summer, and the Harvin Clarendon County Library in Manning will begin its annual reading clubs from June through July. The library hopes the reading clubs will help alleviate the diminished reading and spelling skills that many school children suffer during the summer months. Circulation Specialist Rhonda Johnston works in the children’s department of the library, which belongs to a group called South Carolina Lends. “If a customer needs a book that we do not have, we will request it for the customer, who may pick up their book via courier,” she said. “The summer… Read the rest

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on May 26, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Facebook

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The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons… Read the rest

Clyburn to hold Town Hall meeting June 1 in Sumter

Posted on May 26, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

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U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, who represents Clarendon County in the the 6th Congressional District, will have a town hall meeting with the theme “The Fight for American Values: A Must Win,” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 at Black River Electric Cooperative, 1121 N. Pike West in Sumter. This meeting will focus on accessible, affordable quality health care; reforming the tax code; infrastructure development; energy costs; and what we must do to address these and other challenges facing our country. For more information, call Brianna Simmons at (803) 799-7798 or email

Manning First Baptist to hold VBS

Posted on May 25, 2017 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

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Manning First Baptist Church will hold Galactic Surveyors for ages 3 to 5 and first- through sixth-grade students from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 12-16. A light supper will be served nightly.

Times seeking staff writer

Posted on May 25, 2017 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Manning Times, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a motivated, responsible and driven part-time staff writer to join our staff. Coverage areas include general newspaper stories, special section materials and public meetings. Minimum 12 stories weekly. AP style proficiency required. Graduating journalism students encouraged to apply. Send resumes AND clip files to

Deputy’s body on the way home

Posted on May 25, 2017 7:07 pm by Submitted via Facebook

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Folks outside of Clarendon County are lining the interstate to welcome home the body of Montana Deputy Mason Moore, A Summerton native, who is en route to Clarendon County.

Wreck blocking Sumter Highway in Alcolu

Posted on May 25, 2017 2:02 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries that is blocking the 6000 block of Sumter Highway, U.S. 521, in Alcolu. No furher information is available at this time.

California’s legal pot law helps reduce, erase convictions

Posted on May 25, 2017 12:12 pm by The Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES – Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on life. So when an opportunity arose to reduce his record to a misdemeanor under California’s voter-approved law that legalized recreational marijuana last year, Schlauch wasted little time getting to court. “Why should I be lumped in with, you know, murderers and rapists and people who really deserve to get a felony?” he said. This lesser-known provision of Proposition 64… Read the rest

Media mogul’s son visits Summerton school

Posted on May 25, 2017 10:10 am by Sharon Hall

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Philanthropist Teddy Turner Jr., son of American media mogul and former Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner, visited Scott’s Branch High School earlier this month. Director of Transform South Carolina Dr. Peggy Torrey visited the school earlier this year and was so impressed that she arranged the visit with Turner as an example of innovation in rural education Transform South Carolina is an educational initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.    Turner’s staff member, Desiree Watson, joined him during the visit, during which students in Tarleton Blackwell’s fine arts class demonstrated their ability to use forms of art to capture… Read the rest

Henry Lee Polk

Posted on May 25, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

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Henry Lee Polk, husband of Neino Washington Polk, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his home, 8220 Milford Plantation Road in Pinewood. The family will receive friends at the home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Sumter Funeral Service Inc.

Residents encouraged to line route when deputy’s body brought home

Posted on May 25, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email


Clarendon residents are being asked to line the route that local law enforcement will use to escort one of their own killed in the line of duty back home. Montana Deputy Mason Moore, a Summerton native, was killed last week during what he thought was a normal traffic stop. One of his killers was later shot and killed himself during a shootout with police. Another suspect was charged with Moore’s murder and with 14 counts of attempted murder for shooting at other deputies. Moore’s body will leave Charleston International Airport to head to Clarendon County about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, arriving… Read the rest

Meet Miss Clarendon, Miss Clarendon Teen at McDonald’s

Posted on May 25, 2017 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Miss Clarendon Cortnie Stuppard and Miss Clarendon Teen Julia Herrin will meet with the public from 6-9 p.m. today at McDonald’s in Manning. The young women will join the Junior Ambassadors of Clarendon County in raising money through Miracle Meals for the Children’s Miracle Network. They have already held two such events at both Mariachi’s and Shoney’s. “All proceeds (from sales at the restaurant) during this time will go toward the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals,” said Jennie Lee. Miss Clarendon Scholarship Program co-local executive director Carrie Trebil said that the previous events were a success. “We appreciate these restaurants’ support… Read the rest

The first step is admitting it

Posted on May 25, 2017 6:06 am by Leigh Ann Maynard


I have a problem. Isn’t admitting that you have a problem the first step toward fixing it? My problem is an addiction to small dogs. I didn’t realize I had this addiction until about four years ago, when a friend gave me their mini-pinscher, affectionately called Ruby. The reason he was giving away this little ball of joy was because of a minor barking issue Ruby has. With a small child in the home, you can imagine the barking and the baby didn’t mix. When I say Ruby barks, I mean Ruby barks – at everything – all the time.… Read the rest

10 things to know for Thursday

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Associated Press

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHO’S WEIGHING IN ON ‘TRUMPCARE’ The Congressional Budget Office says the health care bill Republicans pushed through the House would leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared with Obama’s health care law. 2. AUTHORITIES EXPLORE BOMBER’S TIES TO LARGER NETWORK British investigators are studying the possibility that the Manchester attack was overseen by the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror plots. 3. 11TH-HOUR CLAIM ROILS POLITICAL RACE A newspaper reporter alleges that the Republican candidate for Montana’s… Read the rest

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