Washington Bennette

Posted by | April 11, 2018 3:14 am

Washington Bennette, 95, husband of Dorothy Bennette, died Monday, April 2, 2018, at Jamaica Hospital in Queens. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Maryann Brown and Manning Bennette. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Williene and Harrison John, 31 Caldwell St. in Summerton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Dyson’s Home for Funerals.

Today in History: April 11

Posted by | April 11, 2018 12:00 am

491 – Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. 1079 – Bishop Stanislaus of Kraków is executed by order of Bolesław II of Poland. 1241 – Batu Khan defeats Béla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Mohi. 1512 – War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna. 1544 – Italian War of 1542–46: A French army defeats Habsburg forces at the Battle of Ceresole, but fails to exploit its victory. 1689 – William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Great Britain.… Read the rest

CCGOP Monthly Meeting

Posted by | April 10, 2018 4:44 pm

The Clarendon County GOP will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Hwy in Manning. Doors open at 6, dinner at 6:30 (donations accepted), meeting 7-8 p.m. Six young guest speakers from across the state have confirmed. Please come and bring a guest.


Clarendon County Adult Education

Posted by | April 10, 2018 3:19 pm

Clarendon County Adult Education will hold registration for new students at the Manning location, the F.E. DuBose Career Center, on Monday.  Sessions will take place at 8:30 a.m. or 5 p.m. and will last about three hours.  Participants will complete enrollment packets, placement testing and begin the orientation process.  This is our final new student registration session of the school year.  For more information, call Director Lisa Justice at (803) 473-2531.

Jerry Hightower Smith

Posted by | April 10, 2018 1:49 pm

Jerry Hightower Smith ,79, died Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born June 6, 1938 to the late George Washington Hightower and the late Ira Mae Wade Hightower. She was preceded in death by a son, Hugh Smith; her husband, Hubert A. Smith; two sisters, Joyce Kizer, Ruth Weeks; and a brother, Joe Hightower. She is survived by her children, Susan Oswald (Danny), Greg Smith (Jan), Jimmy Smith (Janet) and Carol A. Smith; eight grandchildren, David Smith, Cameron Oswald, Dylan Oswald, Patrick Smith, Sarah Massengale, Rebekah Massengale, Daniel Smith and Jordan Smith; a great-grandchild, Morgan Smith; and a brother, Bobby… Read the rest

Huth recognized for work with driving class

Posted by | April 10, 2018 10:24 am

Freddie L. Huth has been teaching the county’s Alive @ 25 driver education class for nearly a decade. It’s always been about saving lives, not about recognition, according to Huth. But recognition is exactly what Huth got recently when he became the recipient of the first ever Greater Good Award given in memory of York Sheriff’s Office Dep. Mike Doty, who died in the line of duty in January. “(He) lived his life for the greater good of others,” reads the award in referencing Doty. “(Huth’s) selfless actions and passion for education embody Mike’s vision of a safe and healthy… Read the rest


Job Opening: Sales Executive

Posted by | April 10, 2018 9:32 am

The Manning Times is seeking a self-motivated sales executive to join our team. Ideal candidate must have reliable transportation and be goal-oriented. Sales experience preferred. Competitive pay. Send resume to manningsctimes@gmail.com or drop off at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning.

DOT observing National Work Zone Awareness Week

Posted by | April 10, 2018 9:28 am

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is recognizing National Work Zone Awareness Week in conjunction with state Departments of Transportation all around the nation. National Work Zone Awareness Week began Monday. The recognition is held at this time each year to bring attention to motorists and highway workers who are both at risk in work zones when safety is not practiced. SCDOT has launched a year-long work zone safety campaign called “Let ‘em Work, Let ‘em Live”. The agency is urging all motorists to use extra caution in work zones as the construction season gets underway. Secretary of Transportation… Read the rest

Gail Dixon Richardson

Posted by | April 10, 2018 9:22 am

MANNING – Gail Dixon Richardson, 70, wife of Ralph O’Neil Richardson Jr., went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at her home. Born July 20, 1947, in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Homer William Dixon and the late Helen Pettett Dixon. She attended Clemson University and was a dental assistant for Dr. Ray Langston for more than 35 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, playing bridge, watching her Clemson Tigers and her Wednesday morning Bible study. She was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband… Read the rest


Today in History: April 10

Posted by | April 10, 2018 12:00 am

428 – Nestorius becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople. 837 – Halley’s Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles). 1407 – Deshin Shekpa, 5th Karmapa Lama visits the Ming dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded the title “Great Treasure Prince of Dharma”. 1500 – Ludovico Sforza is captured by Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French. 1606 – The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America. 1710… Read the rest

For Sale: Jeep Liberty

Posted by | April 9, 2018 6:40 pm

2007 Jeep Liberty, 3.7L engine, good condition/ runs great $4895, call 803-460-3580 for more information, serious inquiries only.


SC Human Trafficking Task Force congratulates group for opening safe home

Posted by | April 9, 2018 1:51 pm

There are hundreds of thousands of children being exploited in the United States each year. In fact, sex trafficking is negatively impacting communities across our state. The South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force, chaired by the Attorney General’s Office, is leading the way in counter-human trafficking efforts through community awareness, legal innovation, and support services to victims. Today, the Task Force recognizes a milestone in the anti-human trafficking movement. “This is an eventful day in South Carolina’s efforts to support child victims of sex trafficking,” said Attorney General Alan Wilson. “We congratulate Doors to Freedom and acknowledge the hard work… Read the rest


Letter: Where did ‘Puddin’ Swamp’ come from?

Posted by | April 9, 2018 11:30 am

This time of year, as the festival nears, someone always seems to ask the most obvious of questions: How did our area come to be called Puddin’ Swamp? Well, the simplest answer is, uh, we aren’t quite sure! I spent some time (over the weekend) with Randy Wingard, who, along with Mary Francis Coker, is entrusted with much of our area history at our very own Turbeville History Center located at Town Square. We discussed four scenarios that have been handed down thru history. 1. Is that a “B” or a “P” ? It’s said that the swampy land surrounding… Read the rest


LMA shows appreciation for first responders

Posted by | April 9, 2018 9:53 am

Laurence Manning students surprised Sheriff Tim Baxley, the fire service and other first responders on March 28, delivering homemade cards and cookies to show appreciation for all the emergency personnel do. “It was great!” said Baxley enthusiastically. “We were not expecting them to show up and we happened to look out the window and see a whole crowd of kids getting o a bus and we were summoned to come to the front and we did.” Outside, LMA Headmaster Dr. Spencer Jordan and the students met the first responders and Baxley with excitement. they said they wanted to show their… Read the rest

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