Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 10, 2014 12:19 pmClarendon 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 10, 2014 8:34 amThe 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 10, 2014 7:58 amSen. 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
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 9, 2014 5:25 pmCOURTESY 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 9, 2014 5:24 pmThe 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 9, 2014 2:45 pmThe 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 9, 2014 12:08 pmTaking 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 9, 2014 9:30 amFourth 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 9, 2014 7:51 amClarendon 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
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 8, 2014 7:15 pmManning 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 8, 2014 5:07 pmHenry 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 8, 2014 4:35 pmJohnté 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 8, 2014 4:32 pmAngel 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 8, 2014 2:26 pmThe 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
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 8, 2014 12:27 pmThe 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 8, 2014 10:58 amThe 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
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 7, 2014 10:39 pmThe 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
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 7, 2014 9:15 pmBoth 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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 7, 2014 9:10 pmThe Laurence Manning Academy Junior Varsity Girls won 33-13 on Friday at Florence Christian. Kayla Johnson was the top-scorer, with 11 points.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 7, 2014 9:07 pmJason 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