County Council meets tonight

Posted by | February 10, 2014 12:19 pm

Clarendon County Council will hold third and final reading tonight on an ordinance that will provide $3.5 million in general obligation bonds if approved for the construction of a new Department of Social Services building. Council will start the meeting at 6 p.m. in chambers at the Clarendon County Administration Building. The public is invited to attend.

Sketch released for shooting suspect

Posted by | February 10, 2014 8:34 am

sketchsketchThe Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office now has a sketch of one suspect wanted in the shooting death of Johnte Shaheed Holliday. Holliday, originally from North Carolina, was killed after two suspects entered his uncle’s home on Furse Road in Summerton. He was shot twice in the chest and died at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Deputies describe the suspect as a dark-complected man, about 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-10 inches tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. If you have any information, call (803) 435-4414.

Sen. Johnson updates constituents in Feb. 13 Manning Times

Posted by | February 10, 2014 7:58 am

Senator-JohnsonSenator-JohnsonSen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, will once again update constituents in this week’s Manning Times, which will be out Feb. 13. In his column this week, Johnson talks about the re-election of state Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean H. Toal, who won a close race against Associate Justice Costa M. Pleicones. He also discussed the election of Tarita Dunbar to 13th Circuit Family Court. Dunbar is a Clarendon County native and a graduate of Manning High School. Johnson also focuses on the South Carolina Restructuring Act of 2014, which Gov. Nikki Haley signed on Wednesday. The bill abolishes the existing Budget… Read the rest

Lake Marion to host Crappie Masters tournament

Posted by | February 9, 2014 5:25 pm

COURTESY OF CRAPPIE MASTERS Matt Morgan and Kent Watson came in first on the second leg of the Florida State Championships at Lake Monroe and St. Johns River in Sanford, Fla. The tournament is part of the Crappie Masters' All-American Tournament Tour, which will come to Lake Marion this weekend. Follow manninglive.com for more throughout the week.COURTESY OF CRAPPIE MASTERS Matt Morgan and Kent Watson came in first on the second leg of the Florida State Championships at Lake Monroe and St. Johns River in Sanford, Fla. The tournament is part of the Crappie Masters' All-American Tournament Tour, which will come to Lake Marion this weekend. Follow manninglive.com for more throughout the week.COURTESY OF CRAPPIE MASTERSMatt Morgan and Kent Watson came in first on the second leg of the Florida State Championships at Lake Monroe and St. Johns River in Sanford, Fla. The tournament is part of the Crappie Masters’ All-American Tournament Tour, which will come to Lake Marion this weekend. Follow manninglive.com for more throughout the week.

Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting

Posted by | February 9, 2014 5:24 pm

The H.L. Benbow Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Historical Honor Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clarendon County Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. in Manning. An invitation is extended to anyone who might be eligible to join the local chapter. New members bring an expanded commitment to historic preservation and education. For more information, call (803) 485-2103.

Plantation Singers delight Weldon audience

Posted by | February 9, 2014 2:45 pm

#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; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The Plantation Singers brought down the house at Weldon Auditorium on Saturday night. See the Feb. 13 edition of The Manning Times for more, and check back at manninglive.com on Thursday for a full gallery.

TOPS meets each Tuesday

Posted by | February 9, 2014 12:08 pm

Taking Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Manning Chapter 263 meets 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway. New members and visitors are welcome. For more information, call Mary Lou Carter at (803) 478-4333 or Judy Hojnacki at (803) 478-5864.

Fourth Crossroad Friends and Family Day

Posted by | February 9, 2014 9:30 am

Fourth Crossroad Baptist Church, 1612 Crossroad Church Road in Manning, will host its annual Friends and Family Day at 4 p.m. today with speaker Pastor S. Hayes and the Enon Church family of Sumter. G.K. Carter is the host pastor.

Gospel Extravaganza for Relay for Life

Posted by | February 9, 2014 7:51 am

gospel-extravaganzagospel-extravaganzaClarendon County Sheriff’s deputy Annett Smith is hosting a Gospel Extravaganza to benefit Clarendon County Relay for Life. The event will be held 6 p.m. March 8 at the Manning Junior High School gymnasium. Entertainment will feature Ernest Pearson and the Singing Disciples, the Prayer House Missions Choir, the Heavenly Stars, the Mount Nebo Inspirational Choir, the Little Star Praise Team and Doc McKenzie and the Hi-Lites. Tickets will be $12 in advance, and may be purchased at Radio Shack of Manning and The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. They will be $16 at the door. For… Read the rest

Darley signs with UNC Charlotte 49ers

Posted by | February 8, 2014 7:15 pm

camdarley1camdarley1Manning High senior Cameron Darley signed a national letter of intent to play football at the D1 level with the University of North Carolina Charlotte 49ers on Wednesday morning.   See the Feb. 13 edition of The Manning Times for more. Photo courtesy of Clarendon School District 2.  

Henry Oliver McLeod

Posted by | February 8, 2014 5:07 pm

Henry Oliver McLeod, 47, husband of Patricia Rich McLeod, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his home, 5444 Juneburn Road in Manning. Born June 23, 1966, in Timmonsville, he was a son of Annie McLeod Burgess and the late Edward Burgess. The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 1960 McNeil Road, Olanta. Services will be announced to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Johnté Shaheed Holliday

Posted by | February 8, 2014 4:35 pm

Johnté Shaheed Holliday, 18, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning. Born April 8, 1995, in Manning, he was a son of John Holliday and LaSharon Lawson Thomas. The family will receive friends at the home of his grandparents, John and Sarah Holliday, 1255 Mahoney Road in Pinewood. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Angel Lynn Rogers Demery

Posted by | February 8, 2014 4:32 pm

Angel Lynn Rogers Demery, 52, wife of Wayne Demery, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Carolinas Hospital System, Florence. Born June 29, 1961, she was a daughter of Thomas Ollie Rogers and Jeannett Albergotti Rogers. The family will receive friends at the home of her mother-in-law, Ida Demery, 7091 Black River Road in New Zion. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Clarendon native elected to Family Court bench in Greenville

Posted by | February 8, 2014 2:26 pm

800px-scstatehouse800px-scstatehouse The South Carolina General Assembly has elected a Clarendon County native to the bench for Family Court in the 13th Judicial Circuit. Tarita A. Dunbar, now a resident of Greenville and a graduate of Manning High School, received 96 votes to challenger Katherine Hall Tiffany’s 72 to win her bit for Seat 5 in the 13th Circuit. “I was happy to see another African-American elected to the circuit court,” said Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning. “Dunbar is from Clarendon County, and she and I are both graduates of Manning High School. She will do a great job in her role as… Read the rest

‘LOVE NOTES’ at Manning High School

Posted by | February 8, 2014 12:27 pm

The Manning High School band and chorus will present “Love Notes,” featuring the MHS Jazz Ensemble from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $15 per person, and include a spaghetti dinner and the show. For more information, call (803) 473-4417.

Varsity Saints winless at Colleton Prep

Posted by | February 8, 2014 10:58 am

clarendonhallclarendonhallThe Clarendon Hall Varsity Saints couldn’t pick up wins against Colleton Prep in Walterboro on Friday night. The Lady Saints lost 80-84, led by Delaney Peeler, who scored 11 points and put up eight rebounds. Shannon Corbett and Emily Brunson added nine points each. Brunson also collected seven rebounds. The Lady Saints finished their regular season with an overall record of 8-11 and a region record of 3-5. The Clarendon Hall Varsity boys lost 59-40. They were led by Dustin Way, who scored 15 points. Daniel Pappas collected 11 rebounds. The Saints finished their season with an 0-21 record and… Read the rest

JV Saints pick up win, loss at Walterboro

Posted by | February 7, 2014 10:39 pm

clarendonhallclarendonhallThe Clarendon Hall JV boys picked up another region win on Friday, defeating Colleton Preparatory School by 40-23. The Saints were led by Matthew Corbett, who scored 10 points and made 10 rebounds. John Lewis, Will Corbett and Al Hobbs added nine points each. The JV boys finish their season with a 13-7 record and a region record of 6-2. The Junior Varsity girls could not pick up a win against Colleton Prep in Walterboro on Friday, losing 26-14. The Saints were led by Mallory McIntosh, who scored seven points. Sy6dney Wells collected eight rebounds. The JV lady Saints finish… Read the rest

LMA Varsity teams defeat Florence Christian

Posted by | February 7, 2014 9:15 pm

lma_shieldlma_shieldBoth the Laurence Manning Academy varsity teams came out strong against Florence Christian on Friday night to bring a win back home to Manning. The girls won 59-31. Perrin Jackson scored 18, Emily McElveen scored 14 and Courtney Beatson scored 12. The boys’ team won 52-46, with Shakei Green scoring 18 points for LMA.  


Jason T. Green

Posted by | February 7, 2014 9:07 pm

Jason Thomas Green, 31, formerly of Turbeville, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his home after a brief illness. He was a son of Herbert Vere Green and the late Laurette Parker Green. Green was a graduate of Hudgens Academy, graduated cum laude from  Wofford College with a bachelor of arts in finance and received his juris  doctor from the Charleston School of Law. He was also a member of South Carolina Bar and the Charleston County Bar Association and a member of Turbeville Southern  Methodist Church. Surviving besides his father are three brothers, Ty Green of Durham, N.C.,  Bryan… Read the rest

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