Pumpkin Chunk’n Winner: R.J. Feagin

Posted by | October 31, 2014 11:15 am

pumpkin-winnerpumpkin-winnerManning resident and Big Bang Wholesale owner R.J. Feagin was our top finisher at The Manning Times’ 1st Pumpkin Chunk’n Contest held Thursday night at Walmart in Manning. He is seen here, center, with Walmart Manager Mike Drexler and Manning Times Sales Executive Holly Young McCabe. We will have more pictures, as well as information on the 2nd and 3rd place finishers, throughout the day.  

CCFD testing engine function through water pumping

Posted by | October 31, 2014 10:47 am

IMG_6100IMG_6100The Clarendon County Fire Department has been pumping water at various locations throughout the county to ensure that their engines function properly when there is a fire. This annual pump testing is required by the Insurance Service Office, according to Clarendon County Fire Department Capt. Michael Johnson. “ISO grades each fire department in South Carolina and provides statistical data on risk,” he said. “Your local insurance agency uses this data to calculate your insurance rates. Future pump testing is planned for the Turbeville and Summerton districts.” Johnson said the public should feel free to talk to firefighters for more information.… Read the rest

USDA: Rural Energy grant funds available for small businesses

Posted by | October 31, 2014 9:31 am

usdausdaRural small businesses and agricultural producers in South Carolina have an opportunity to apply for a total of $2,086,000 during 2015, for the grant portion of the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Grants, guaranteed loans, and combination grant/loans will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements in rural areas. Grants are available to eligible entities to conduct and promote energy audits and provide recommendations and information on how to improve the energy efficiency system of the operations of the agricultural producers and rural small businesses, and to utilize… Read the rest

It’s getting colder

Posted by | October 31, 2014 9:13 am

Joe Joe pumpkinJoe Joe pumpkinA bit chilly out there this Friday. It’s currently in the mid 40s with 98 percent humidity and winds out of the northeast at 8 mph. Today’s high is near 69. Tonight’s low is around 44.    

Last day to donate to Soles4Souls at MECC

Posted by | October 31, 2014 3:17 am

soles4souls2soles4souls2Paxville native Tiffany Johnson is partnering with friends in her home community to get donations of shoes during October for Soles4Souls. We posted this piece for her Sept. 22. Collection will run through Oct. 31, and the goal is 30,000 pairs. They take all kinds of shoes, including high heels, sandals, boots and athletic shoes. New and used. Shoes can be dropped off in Clarendon County at Manning Early Childhood Center on Raccoon Road. To donate money, visit soles4souls.org/donate.

Summerton Presbyterian Homecoming

Posted by | October 30, 2014 11:21 pm

CHURCH-NEWS-DARK-BLUE-FEATUREDCHURCH-NEWS-DARK-BLUE-FEATUREDSummerton Presbyterian Church invites the community to celebrate the church’s Homecoming on Nov. 9. Dr. Joseph T. Stukes, professor emeritus at Francis Marion University and ruling elder in the John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Florence, will share about the history of the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Rev. Dr. Charles Jarred Hammet Jr. will be the guest preacher during the 11 a.m. service. Hammet served the church as pastor from 1988 to 2001. Currently, he is the pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Macon, Ga. A catered meal will in Clarkson Hall will follow the service.… Read the rest

Tractor Supply Company coming to Manning

Posted by | October 30, 2014 4:33 pm

Parking lotParking lotOne of the largest operators of rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States will soon call the Manning area home. Tractor Supply Company finalized a 15-year lease Oct. 16, according to the Clarendon County Register of Deeds, for the lot next to the old Walmart building in Manning. “Tractor Supply Company is excited about being a new member of the Manning business community,” said Catherine Davidson with Tractor Supply Company Media Relations. “The soft opening is tentatively set for late March.” Davidson said Manning was a good fit for the company “due to the part-time and hobby farmers and… Read the rest

Wolverines shut-out Branchville in fourth round of state playoffs

Posted by | October 30, 2014 2:39 pm

eastclarendoninitialseastclarendoninitialsThe East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines volleyball team shut-out Branchville High School Thursday at home, 3-0, in the fourth round of state playoffs. The team will play Tuesday at home for the Lower State Championship. If the Wolverines win there, they will play for the State Championship on Nov. 8 in Columbia.  

Scott’s Branch and East Clarendon Photo Gallery 5

Posted by | October 30, 2014 1:52 pm

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Come join us tonight for Pumpkin Chunk’n!

Posted by | October 30, 2014 1:18 pm

photophotoOur 14 finalists for Pumpkin Chunk’n have been notified, and they are ready to come out tonight to compete for prizes at Walmart on Paxville Highway in Manning. But you can still come by to be a part of the fun and watch the competition, which begins at 6:15 p.m. We’ll see you there!  

Electronics stolen from Pinewood home

Posted by | October 30, 2014 11:02 am

Crime-ReportsCrime-ReportsA 24-year-old woman living in the 1000 block of Pinewood Road told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 12:32 p.m. Oct. 24 that an unknown person broke into her home through the front door between 7 a.m. and the time of her complaint. Items valued altogether at $1,256 were reportedly stolen from the home, including a Samsung phone, an iPhone, an Xbox 360 and miscellaneous coins. Damage to her front screen door was estimated at $150.

Scott’s Branch vs East Clarendon Photo Gallery 4

Posted by | October 30, 2014 10:29 am

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