At home on the lake

Posted on December 18, 2018 2:02 pm by Laura Stone

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My husband and I moved to Clarendon County in 2017, buying an older home on the lake which had previously been someone’s weekend house. It came fully furnished, and we gave away the furnishings to make way for our own things. We knew no one here, as we had been living in North Carolina for several years prior to the move. When my younger son graduated from high school, he lived at home during his first year of college and was finally moving out. At last we could purchase a home for ourselves which didn’t center around school districts or… Read the rest


Scott’s Branch students are chosen as round one finalist in national Samsung competition

Posted on December 17, 2018 6:06 pm by Laura Stone

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Scott’s Branch Middle High School Instructor Dr. Reynand Dumala-on and his students entered in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM education contest. At the end of November, they were notified their project was selected as one of five finalists to represent South Carolina. The nationwide competition for students in grades 6-12 encourages the use of STEM skills: science, technology, engineering and math. Using these skills, the students are to “find creative solutions to real-world issues impacting their local communities.” After receiving an email regarding the contest, Dumala-on encouraged his biology and physical science students to brainstorm ways to help the… Read the rest

Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway winner – December 17

Posted on December 17, 2018 2:02 pm by Laura Stone

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The winner of the Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway for December 17 is Johnny Nettles of Walterboro. He has won a Remington 870 Express 20 Gauge.

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity boys

Posted on December 17, 2018 11:11 am by Laura Stone

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On Saturday, Clarendon Hall varsity boys traveled to Pinewood Prep in Summerville to take on Stratford Academy from Macon, Georgia, and picked up a win by a score of 87-66. The Saints were led by Zyan Gilmore with 41 points. Traveon Davis added 25, and Tyrese Mitchum had 10. Stratford Academy was led by Butts with 23 points and Palmer had 15. The Saints are now 7-0 on the season.

Cosmetology students give back

Posted on December 17, 2018 7:07 am by Laura Stone

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The cosmetology students at F.E. DuBose offered a holiday gift of free services to the clients of Branco Adult Daycare in Manning from 9-11 a.m. on December 4 and 5. Cosmetology Instructor Tammie Graham’s students wanted to find a way to give back to the community. In previous years, Graham had taken students to nursing homes, but the red tape to do so was a large drawback. This year, Graham reached out to Angela Witherspoon, who owns the Branco Adult Daycare with her husband. Witherspoon jumped on the offer and the two went to work creating an event for the… Read the rest

District Three teacher receives National Board Certification

Posted on December 16, 2018 6:06 pm by Laura Stone

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Nicole Craft has achieved National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Specialist. Craft is in her sixth year as a third-grade teacher at Walker Gamble Elementary School and has more than 12 years of teaching experience. Craft is one of 78 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in South Carolina. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) announced certifications on December 10 and celebrates 3,907 new NBCTs and another 4,446 Board-certified teachers who successfully renewed their certification in 2018. These teachers join a growing community of Board-certified teachers, now more than 122,000 strong across all 50 states. Each of… Read the rest

Congratulations: Service award

Posted on December 16, 2018 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

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On Monday, December 10, at the Clarendon County Council meeting, Sergeant Ralph Roberson of the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office received an award for 25 years of service. He currently words as Clarendon County Courthouse security.

Posted on December 16, 2018 7:07 am by Laura Stone

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Stuff the Van for Clarendon County kids

Posted on December 15, 2018 6:06 pm by Laura Stone

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Three Summerton natives are coming together to host the Stuff the Van Holiday Toy Drive, taking donated toys for Clarendon County Children. Shane Walker, who hosts the Southern Comfort Podcast series in Charleston, held a clothing drive in Charleston in October. Two friends, DJ Money Mook and DJ Gymboi, contacted him about holding a toy drive in Clarendon County. The three men went to high school together, and they once again put their heads together to plan the event. Mook has a van, and the idea grew to stuff the van with toys for local children. Their goal is to… Read the rest

Posted on December 15, 2018 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

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It’s that time of year again. Send us your best (or funniest) Christmas pictures. We’d love to share them. Email them to manningsctimes@gmail.com

Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway winner-December 15

Posted on December 15, 2018 11:11 am by Laura Stone

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The winner of the Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway for December 15 is Trey Gardner. He has won a Hatfield O/U 410.

Manning High student competed in Wendy’s Heisman scholarship contest

Posted on December 15, 2018 11:11 am by Laura Stone

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By Evelyn McDonald Jacob Owens won the opportunity to compete in the Wendy’s Heisman High School Scholarship contest. The short essay he submitted was chosen as the submission from Manning High School. The contest scholarship was created in 1994, after Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, who had dropped out of high school at age 15 to go to work full time, went back and completed a GED at the age of 61. Since that time, the program has honored more than 600,000 high school students who exemplify the values of giving back to community, treating others with respect, pursuing continuing education… Read the rest

Local student is declared a semi-finalist in national scholarship program

Posted on December 15, 2018 7:07 am by Laura Stone

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By Sarah Middleton Scott’s Branch Middle/High School senior Faith Lawson has been announced as one of the top ten semi-finalists from South Carolina in the 2018 United States Senate Youth Scholarship program. Each year, two students are chosen from each state, plus Washington, D.C., and the Department of Defense Education Activity, to participate as delegates in Washington, D.C., during a week-long conference in early March. This scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP). The program was established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution 324, and the Hearst Foundation promised to financially support the program for as long… Read the rest

Posted on December 14, 2018 9:09 pm by Laura Stone

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