Today in history

Posted by | July 6, 2018 6:49 am

Today in History July 6 1415 Jan Hus, a Czech who spoke out against Church corruption, is burned at the stake as a heretic. 1519 Charles of Spain is elected Holy Roman emperor in Barcelona. 1535 Sir Thomas More is beheaded in England for refusing to swear allegiance to King Henry VIII as head of the Church. 1536 Jacques Cartier returns to France after discovering the St. Lawrence River in Canada. 1685 James II defeats James, the Duke of Monmouth, at the Battle of Sedgemoor, the last major battle to be fought on English soil. 1770 The entire Ottoman fleet… Read the rest





Bea Rivers is a life time community activist

Posted by | July 5, 2018 4:11 pm

Retiree Bea Rivers has led an exciting life, and she still stays busy as an octogenarian, involving herself in the community as much as she can. Rivers grew up in Summerton, and her first foray into community activism came in 1949. When she was 13, her family was the second family to sign the original equalization of schools petition, and her signature was on the document, too. As the Briggs vs. Elliot case progressed, and many of the original petitioners were forced to leave Summerton and Clarendon County, Rivers’ family stayed. Her father owned his own property and had income… Read the rest

The Manning Times has two books and one game on sale now

Posted by | July 5, 2018 4:04 pm

The Manning Times has two books and one game on sale now. Come by The Manning Times office building located at 230 East Boyce Street in Manning to get your copies while supplies last. Books are $5 each and the Clarenopoly board game is $15.


Message from the Sheriff

Posted by | July 5, 2018 3:09 pm

FROM THE SHERIFF: If you receive a call from persons identifying themselves from Duke Energy, please be advised this is a SCAM. The caller is informing you that your power bill is past due and advising citizens to wire money to them. Some callers even know to the exact cent of your power bill. This is a SCAM. Just hang up and DO NOT send any money. Duke Energy will invoice you through the mail not by phone. Please share this message.



If you know this man, call the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414

Posted by | July 5, 2018 11:51 am

Hampton Inn, Manning – On 06/16/2018, it is believed this unidentified male gained access to a tenant’s locked room and stole several credit cards from a purse while the tenant was at breakfast. It is believed that the subject may be local. If you can identify this person, please call the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414. Thank you and please share.

Clyde Alexander Wilkes Jr

Posted by | July 5, 2018 11:09 am

Clyde Alexander Wilkes, Jr., 97, widower of Jannie Lee Duke Wilkes, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at his residence. Born January 7, 1921, in Savannah, GA, he was a son of the late Clyde Alexander Wilkes, Sr and the late Pearl Victoria Sanders Wilkes. He was a member of Manning First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Director for many years. He retired from the SC Department of Transportation after having worked 45 years many of those years as a supervisor. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps having served during WWII and… Read the rest



Clarendon County shines at state pageant competition

Posted by | July 5, 2018 6:13 am

The Miss South Carolina Competition was held last week at the Township Auditorium in Columbia. Miss Clarendon 2018 Mikeya Murphy and Miss Clarendon Teen 2018 Meredith Covert competed for the chance to win state titles. During the preliminary round for the Miss South Carolina Competition, Murphy competed in five phases. The interview accounted for 25 percent of the preliminary score, talent for 35 percent, lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit for 15 percent, evening wear for 20 percent and on-stage question for five percent. This composite score represented 25 percent of the total score for each contestant. Covert also competed in… Read the rest

Today in history

Posted by | July 5, 2018 4:15 am

Today’s highlight in history Today is Thursday, July 5, the 186th day of 2018. There are 179 days left in the year. On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League three months after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the National League. In the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, Doby, pinch-hitting for Bryan Stephens, struck out in his first at-bat during the seventh inning; Chicago won 6-5. On this date: In 1687, Isaac Newton first published his Principia Mathematica, a three-volume… Read the rest

Little old lady remembers the fourth

Posted by | July 4, 2018 6:00 am

This day used to be a time of watermelon eating contests and fireworks and picnics with ham and deviled eggs. And everybody’s house had a flag flying in the yard. Now, it is just another day to go to the lake and ride the kids on inner tubes and skis. Respect for the flag and love of our country is not something taught in the schools anymore. It is true we are called the “melting pot” of nations to the world, but when others cross our shores, they should want to feel the same enthusiasm for our way of life… Read the rest

Injunction is continued until July 20

Posted by | July 3, 2018 12:34 pm

The injunctive relief case between Coroner Bucky Mock and a group of defendants which included LaNette Samuels-Cooper, the South Carolina Democratic Party, the Clarendon County Democratic Party, the South Carolina Elections Commission, and the Clarendon County Elections Commission commenced at 10 a.m. Rob Tyson of Robinson Gray Stepp and Laffitte represented Mock. Tyson presented the legal reasons why Samuels-Cooper is not qualified to be certified on the November ballot, and he requested to call Mock and Samuels-Cooper as witnesses. Ronnie Sabb of the Sabb Law Group represented Samuels-Cooper, he asserted this was to be an injunction hearing, not a merit… Read the rest

Fireworks originated in China long ago

Posted by | July 3, 2018 9:15 am

As we come to the end of the summer holiday season, many will have enjoyed fireworks, whether at home or at one of the local public events. Fireworks have long been a staple at Fourth of July celebrations. But how did they become associated with the holiday? Fireworks are over 1,300 years old, originating in China in the seventh century. The Chinese people used them at various festivals, believing not only would the fireworks scare away evil spirits but would also bring good fortune and happiness. Eventually, this led to using them to honor dignitaries and royalty, as well as… Read the rest

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