Dixie Boys fall in 9-10 Tournament

Posted by | July 5, 2014 4:55 pm

baseballbaseballThe Clarendon County Dixie Minors Boys All-Star team was defeated Wednesday in the District IV Tournament Championship Game for 9 and 10 year olds at Patriot Park in Sumter. The game concluded 16-6, with the Sumter American team gaining the upper hand. Mickey Jordan took the loss for Clarendon County. Offensively, Clarendon County was lead by Clayton Lee, Jon McIntosh and Dalton Brown, with two hits each, while Josh Kennard and Henry DuRant each recorded singles on the night. The Clarendon County All Stars and coaches would like to thank all of our great fans and the entire Manning community… Read the rest

North Carolina man in custody after Florida man killed between two vehicles

Posted by | July 5, 2014 4:07 pm

Crime-ReportsCrime-ReportsA North Carolina man is being held at the Clarendon County Detention Center pending a warrant for murder after allegedly pinning a Florida man between two vehicles at a home on DuRant Lane early Saturday morning. According to a report from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Keith Alexander Smith, 46, of 159 Lake Babar Drive in Palm Beach, Fla., was hit by a green Ford Explorer and pushed between it and a grey Ford Explorer about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses told deputies and troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol Multi-displinary Accident Investigation Team that Roosevelt Sabb Jr., 35, of 1221… Read the rest

Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | July 5, 2014 2:45 pm

job fairjob fairClarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton. The job fair will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.

GALLERY: Camp Happy Days 2

Posted by | July 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Raylon Jacobs, 19, is a junior counselor with special events at Camp Happy Days. He first attended at 17 with his little brother, Michael Johnson, who is now 16. “My brother had acute lymphoblastic leukemia,” Jacobs said. “Camp means a lot to him and me. It’s all the friends you make. The people are really what makes this place special. Check back throughout the weekend for more stories and pictures from this week’s Camp Happy Days. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;… Read the rest

Dominee “Lil Will” Lawson

Posted by | July 5, 2014 10:35 am

dominee lawsondominee lawsonSUMMERTON — Dominee “Lil Will” Lawson, 29, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Sept. 30, 1984, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Willie Way and Lou Ellen Lawson, and stepson of David Felder and Revetta Way. He attended Clarendon County public schools and was a member of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church in Summerton. He was employed at Gold Kist, Way Construction and Food Lion warehouse. Survivors besides his mother and stepfather of Summerton and his father and stepmother of Columbia include two sisters, Tarran “Shay” (Jeffrey) Lawson and Jennifer (Jerome) Lawson,… Read the rest



Florida man pinned between vehicles at Manning home

Posted by | July 5, 2014 9:20 am

A 46-year-old West Palm Beach, Flo., man was killed last night after being pinned between two vehicles at a home in the 2600 block of DuRant Lane. Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson said Keith Alexander Smith was visiting relatives at the home, which is off S.C. 260 near Lake Marion. Details pertaining to the incident were unavailable at 9:19 a.m. He said the incident happened shortly after midnight, and EMS arrived about 12:27 a.m. Smith was pronounced dead by the Coroner’s Office shortly after 1 a.m. UPDATE HERE.  


Ella Canty Carter

Posted by | July 5, 2014 7:47 am

ella canty carterella canty carterElla Canty Carter SUMMERTON — Ella Canty Carter, 90, widow of Arthur Carter, died on June 25, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born Nov. 6, 1923, in Clarendon County, “Monkey,” as she was affectionately known, was a daughter of the late Susan Canty Hardy and Stanley Adams. She attended Clarendon County public schools. She worked as a caregiver and domestic worker for many years until her retirement. She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Eddie Lee Carter. Survivors include 10 children, Earl Carter of Pompano Beach, Fla., Rosa (Willie) Smith of Manning, Susan Holiday… Read the rest

Santee AME Family and Friends Day

Posted by | July 5, 2014 7:07 am

church newschurch newsHistoric Santee AME Church, 1045 Dingle Pond Road in Summerton, will hold its annual Family and Friends Day Sunday, with church school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. For more information, call Deloris Israel at (803) 478-7814.

The Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted by | July 5, 2014 6:19 am

koozieskooziesThe Manning Times now has koozies sponsored by our office and Subway. And we’re selling them for $1 with a contest attached. Come in, purchase a koozie and then take a picture of you or a friend using it in a creative way. Send the picture to mtsceditorial@gmail.com. We will post the pictures, and then share them to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES by Aug. 15 will garner its owner a Yeti cooler.

Honoring our Soldiers: Devin and and Kimberly Pearson

Posted by | July 4, 2014 11:30 pm

We started this morning with Devin, who was honored by his cousin. Kimberly was also honored later in the day. Elmer McKnight sent this message with a picture of the two, separate from the prior message from the cousin, so here we honor the brother-sister team yet again. “They give 100 percent for their country. Devin serves in the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, Ky., and Kim serves with the local National Guard. They are the children of James and Debbie Pearson. The McKnight family salutes you!” devin and kimberly pearsondevin and kimberly pearson

Blanche Swendell Farmer Smith

Posted by | July 4, 2014 10:32 pm

Blanche Swendell Farmer Smith, 70, widow of Grover Edward Smith, died Monday, June 30, 2014. Born June 17, 1944, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Carrie Major Farmer. She attended Clarendon County public schools. She was a member of Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church and retired from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Survivors include four children, Pricilla Farmer, Verna Lisa (Roosevelt) Harris, Audrey Smith and Martin L. (Stephanie) Smith; three siblings, Ida (Thomas) Harvin, Rosa (Heinkiser) Brown and Abraham P. Farmer; 12 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral… Read the rest



Jerry Wilson

Posted by | July 4, 2014 9:34 pm

jerry wilsonjerry wilsonJerry Wilson Jerry Wilson, 44, died on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. Born July 25, 1969, in Alcolu, he was a son of Julia Wilson Epps and the late Albert Tomlin and James Epps Sr. He attended Clarendon County public schools. At an early age, he joined Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors besides his mother of Alcolu include a son, Jerry Wilson Jr. of Sumter; a granddaughter, Talaiyah Darby-Wilson; a special friend, Jacqueline Jenkins of Columbia; three sisters, Lillian (Michael) Jonas, Samantha Epps and Shirl Epps, all of Alcolu; six brothers Terry (Rose) Wilson… Read the rest

Honoring our Soldiers: Chad Coker

Posted by | July 4, 2014 9:02 pm

Chad Coker is in the Marine Corps and serving in Afghanistan. His sisters, April Newsome and Kirby Phillips, and wife Leah Coker, wanted to wish him a Happy Fourth of July. IMG_9953IMG_9953

City to host Red, White and Blue Celebration

Posted by | July 4, 2014 8:38 pm

Red-White-BlueRed-White-BlueThe City of Manning will light up the night from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Red Barn on Church Street with its Red, White and Blue Celebration. There will be food, music and fireworks. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Bring a chair!

Honoring our Soldiers: Jimmy Myers

Posted by | July 4, 2014 6:41 pm

Jimmy Myers is a veteran of the Vietnam War. His friend, Marie Dukes, wanted to wish him a Happy Fourth of July and also to thank him for his service to our country. jimmy myersjimmy myers

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